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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.




News & Announcements
Library Closed for MLK Day
The library will be closed on Monday, January 21, to commemorate the birthday of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lego Roboitcs
Thursdays, January 17 & 31, 4-5 pm: Sharpen your coding skills as you build, program, and play with Lego Mindstorms and Lego Boost. For ages 8 and up. RSVP on our website.
Winter T'ai Chi Chih
Winter T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman runs Tuesdays through March 12, at 9:30 am for beginners and 10:30 am for returning students. $70 for all 10 weeks. This is not a library program, but a portion of the proceeds are donated to the library. RSVP/more info:
Coding Classes for Kids
Brain Bytes, a coding and robotics learning center in Montville, will come to the library on Tuesdays through January 29, to teach kids ages 5-8 the basics of coding. Classes run from 4 to 5 pm and are limited to 15 students, so RSVP online early!
Kids' Cooking Class
Kids can learn how to make the classic winter comfort combo, grilled cheese and tomato soup, on Friday, January 18, at 4 pm. RSVP on our website.
Housing Options for the 55 & Over Set
Vicki Stout from Keller Williams Suburban Realty in Livingston will give a presentation on Senior Housing Options on Wednesday, January 23, at 7 pm. Learn more about downsizing, retirement communities and other senior living options/costs, financial/legal aspects, coordinating a big move, the current real estate market, and adding value to your current home. To register, contact Vicki at 908-581-6045, or sign up on our website.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms
Wednesday Nite Bookworms, a fresh edition of our Library Book Club, is led by Wendy Macey, library staffer and avid reader! The group will meet on Wednesday, January 23, at 7 pm to discuss The Address, a novel by Fiona Davis, set in the legendary NY building, The Dakota.
Guided Meditation Classes
Adult Guided Meditation classes will continue on Thursday, January 24, at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP under Event Registration.
Essential Oils Workshop: Physical Health & Fitness
Wellness educator Geeta Lahiri returns on Wednesday, January 30, at 1 pm with an essential oils workshop that focuses on fitness. Participants will learn how to make their own pre-workout rollers, muscle and joint cream, and yoga mat spray. Please RSVP on our website.
NEW! De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away on Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Walking for Fitness
This group fitness activity meets Mondays at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage.
Chair Yoga Mondays
Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) every Monday starting at 11 am. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage.
Matinee Mondays
The library will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, so our Monday afternoon movies will resume on January 28 at 1 pm with the 2018 musical comedy "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again," a sequel to "Mama Mia!" featuring the original cast. Movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 54minutes.
American Songbook
Sunday, February 10, at 2 pm: Pianist Bob McHugh and vocalist Carol Erickson will present "American Songbook," a tribute concert featuring various works by Cole Porter, the Gershwin Brothers, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, and others. Show also includes biographical information on each composer. RSVP on our website RSVP on our website.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, February 11, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
NEW! Reserve Your Museum Passes Online
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Grounds for Sculpture, and Imagine That! Please use our new online registration feature - look for the link in the Museum Passes menu on the tab above, under "Policies & Online Reservations."
NEW! Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to > My Account > Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: The app is available at this website: If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, go to "Even Registration" on the right-hand side of this homepage.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons to borrow! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and Roseland Free Public Library card in good standing. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee.

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