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Welcome to the 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, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

News & Announcements
Evan Marshall Art Exhibit
"Weird Essex County," a collection of vibrant paintings depicting some of our county's off-beat historic locales by award-winning artist Evan Marshall of Roseland, will be on display in our community room starting Saturday, October 20. Meet the artist during the opening reception on Saturday, October 27, from 2 to 4 pm. RSVP online for the reception. The exhibit will be open for viewing during our regular hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 am-9 pm; Fridays 9 am-5 pm; Saturdays 10 am-3 pm).
Fundraising Walk Against Ovarian Cancer
The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library will host a fundraising walk to support Roseland Free Public Library staff member Cher Martorelli as she battles ovarian cancer. We will meet at 9 am on Saturday, October 27, at The Pond at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell and walk as a group to raise funds to help offset Cher's medical expenses. Requested donation per participant is $20. Donations will be accepted at the library or on the day of the event. Be sure to join us at the library after the walk for a special coffee and cake reception starting at 10 am. We appreciate your support!
Save the Date: Friends of the Library Fundraiser
Spend an afternoon with spiritual medium Lisa Hopp during a special fundraiser hosted by The Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library on Saturday, November 3, from 3 to 5 pm. Tickets are $35 per person, please purchase in advance at the circulation desk.
Get Organized!
Are mail, bills, and other papers slowly taking over your house? Mary Bellofatto of Definitely Organized will present Taking the Pain Out of Paper, a presentation filled with organizational tips, on Thursday, October 18,at 7 pm. Participants should bring 7 to 10 pieces of mail and other papers for a hands-on demo. Register online.
Community Fall Festival
Celebrate fall on the library grounds with a bouncy house, face painter, food trucks, live music, pumpkin decorating, balloon artist, and other surprises! Our Community Fall Festival immediately follows the Roseland Rec's Halloween Village at the Harrison Fairgrounds (directly behind the library, 10:30-11:30 am). Register online on our homepage.
Natural Immunity Support
NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 23, at 1 pm: Geeta Lahiri, a wellness educator with Young Living, will discuss some natural ways to help support your immune system this fall and winter, and participants will also create essential oil products for this purpose. Register online on our homepage.
Wednesday Nite Bookworms
Wednesday Nite Bookworms, a fresh edition of our Library Book Club, will be led by Wendy Macey, library staffer and avid reader! Please note the new start time of 7 pm. The book for October will be A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, the timeless coming-of-age novel set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during during the dawn of the 20th century. New members welcome! Call 973-226-8636 to sign up or more info.
Guided Meditation Classes
The next Adult Guided Meditation classes are scheduled for the following Thursdays: October 25 and November 8 at 10 am and 7 pm. RSVP is appreciated.
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."
Adult Paint Night
Pencilworks Studio returns for another fun Adult Paint Night on Friday, November 2, 6-9 pm. Bring some friends and create a new masterpiece to show off at home! PLEASE NOTE: There will be a nonrefundable $20 materials fee per participant, so advance registration is required. Please purchase tickets at the circulation desk before the event.
Fall Foliage Hiike
Ttrek through South Mountain Reservation during peak foliage season! Meeting spot: Tulip Springs parking lot, which is located off Cherry Lane, just south of the South Mountain Reservation Complex in West Orange. We will be hiking along the Rahway River and checking out Hemlock Falls -- don't forget your camera! Rated easy and suitable for everyone, this hike is about 3.5 miles long with a wide, well-groomed trail and minimal elevation gain. More info:
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, November 19, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
Fall T'ai Chi Chih
Fall T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman runs Tuesdays through November 27, at 9:30 am for beginners and 10:30 am for returning students. $70 for all 10 weeks. Please note: No class October 16 or November 6. This is not a library program, register at
Matinee Mondays
Matinee Monday continues on October 15 at 1 pm with "Goodbye Christopher Robin," the 2017 film about author A.A. Milne and his son, whose toy collection inspired numerous stories about Pooh and his friends. Rated PG, 107minutes. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Enjoy an invigorating Adult Mat Yoga Class with Taryn and Kristin of Iris Mind + Body every Wednesday at 11:30 am. RSVP is appreciated.
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. Call to RSVP.
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 and RSVP is required: 973-226-8636
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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