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Welcome to the new Roseland Free Public Library website. We are currently 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, and adults for extra events that may not appear on our home page. TO SIGN UP FOR AN EVENT, PLEASE CALL 973-226-8636.

News & Announcements
Author Visit: Valerie Testa Almquist
Author Valerie Testa Almquist joins us on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm to discuss her novel Look Back Move Forward and her short story, "Mother-Daughter Connection," which appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!
Summer Reading Buddies
Beginning readers in grades K-3 pair up with older students in grades 8-12 to practice their developing reading skills. Great community service for teens, too! Tuesdays & Thursdays through August 10, from 10 to 10:30 am.
Summer Reading Registration
Registration for our 2017 Summer Reading Program is underway! Sign up and pick up your bag of goodies and reading logs at the circulation desk! This year's theme is Build a Better World. Registration is for Roseland residents only.
African Mask Workshop
Ivy Omere from Little Steps Workshop joins us on Tuesday, July 25, at 2 pm for a special art class that uses song, language, and crafts to teach kids about African culture! Kids will make their own clay masks to take home. Space is limited, call to RSVP.
Guided Meditation Classes
Our next Guided Meditation classes are scheduled for Thursday, July 20, at 7 pm and Thursday, August 10, at 10 am. Check the adult calendar for more upcoming sessions.
Mad Science
The ever-popular Mad Science road show makes a pit stop in Roseland on Wednesday, July 26, at 4 pm. Enjoy a dazzling science lesson that combines fire and ice to entertain and inform.
Learn More About Magic the Gathering
Middle and high school students can continue learning more about the strategy/fantasy game Magic the Gathering on Thursday, July 27, at 4 pm. All levels welcome.
Summer T'ai Chi Chih
Join accredited instructor Lee Bergman any or every Tuesday now through August 29. $10 per session. New students: 10:15 am; returning students: 10:30 am. Benefit from this these slow and gentle movements based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East. For more info, call 973-277-8993 or email
Adult Yoga Every Wednesday
We offer Adult Yoga classes on a WEEKLY basis, every Wednesday at 10:30 am with certified instructors Taryn and Kristin, who will alternate instruction. Call to RSVP.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Our Knitting & Crochet Club will meet again at 7 pm on Monday, August 14. New members are always welcome!
Roseland Library Book Club
The Roseland Free Public Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 26, at 7:15 pm to discuss In the Unlikely Event, a novel by Judy Blume. New members welcome.
Matinee Mondays
Join us every Monday at 1 pm for a different movie and popcorn! Next film: Walking with the Enemy on July 24. No RSVP needed.
Museum Passes Available
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for The Newark Museum, Montclair Museum, Morris Museum, and (coming soon) the NY Transit Museum and Imagine That!

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