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Welcome!

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.

LIBRARY HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9 AM-9 PM; FRIDAYS, 9 AM-5 PM; SATURDAYS, 10 AM-3 PM

NO SATURDAY HOURS DURING JULY & AUGUST

 


News & Announcements
Pampered Chef Fundraiser
The Friends of the Library are hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser to benefit the library on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 9 pm. Check out Pampered Chef's line of kitchen essentials and sample a variety of treats made with these products! Online shopping for this fundraiser begins now and runs through April 26. Please check the "Friends" tab for more details.
Multicultural Fair
We are excited to partner with Noecker School for a Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 6, 10 am-2 pm, featuring live entertainment, food from around the world, and various artifacts in celebration of our community's diversity. We will be setting up booths to represent different countries and are seeking volunteers to host a table from the country their family is from, showcasing its heritage including food, music, costumes, or other artifacts. If interested, please contact Jen Overton (overton@roseland.bccls.org).
Spring T'ai Chi Chih
Spring T'ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Lee Bergman will run every Tuesday starting April 2 through June 18. Beginners start at 9:30 am and returning students follow at 10:30 am. No class on April 9. $70 for all 10 sessions. To RSVP contact Lee directly at leebergman7@hotmail.com.
Housing Options for Ages 55 & Over
Vicki Stout of Keller Williams Suburban Realty in Livingston, who specializes in real estate for seniors, will give a presentation on Senior Housing Options. Learn more about downsizing, retirement communities and other senior living options/costs, financial and legal considerations, the current real estate market, and adding value to your current home. To register, contact Vicki at 908-581-6045 or RSVP on our website.
Eldercare Presentation
As parents age, their adult children are sometimes thrust into the uncharted territory of eldercare, and it can be overwhelming. Vicki Stout, a real estate specialist for senior citizens, and Eric Moore, an eldercare advisor, will give a detailed presentation on housing and care options for the elderly on Tuesday, April 16, at 2 pm. RSVP by calling Vicki Stout at 908-581-6045, or on our website.
Big Trains Coming to the Library
The Friends of the Library are excited to present a springtime train exhibit featuring Bill "Mr. Conductor" Cinque's standard-gauge train collection in our community room! Exhibit will be open to the public Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 6 pm; Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 9 pm; Friday, April 26, from 3 to 5 pm; and Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.
Photorealistic Drawings by Jerry Winick on Display Starting March 25
Jerry Winick, proprietor and art teacher at Pencilworks Studio in Little Falls, will display a collection of his photorealistic pencil drawings in our community room starting Monday, March 25, through the month of April. Meet the artist during an opening reception on Saturday, March 30, from 2 to 4 pm. RSVP for the reception on our website. Exhibit open during regular library hours.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Baseball aficionado Tom Shanker joins us on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 pm for a presentation on one of America's favorite pastime. Learn about his extensive baseball memorabilia collection, stories about famous players, and take part in a fun trivia game. RSVP on our website.
Author Presentation Focuses on Innovative Thinking
Are you a teen who loves STEM? An adult who is an inventor at heart? Learn more about turning your innovative ideas into inventions when author and inventor Charles Kanankeril visits the library on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 pm to give a presentation on his book, The Inventor in You. Learn about his 84 patented inventions and how to tap into your inner inventor! RSVP on our website.
Ship Model Society Family Day
Enjoy a special Family Day presented by the Ship Model Society of New Jersey at the library on Saturday, April 13, from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet 10 model ship builders and get a close-up look at 35 detailed models of ships on display. Event also includes live demos and information on how the model ships are built. No RSVP needed.
Story Time Now Offered Three Days a Week!
We are excited to announce that we now offer Story Times every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Book Babies at 9:30 am followed by Music & Movement at 11:30 am.
Matinee Mondays
Our Monday afternoon movies continue on March 25 at 1 pm with the 2018 drama/comedy "Crazy Rich Asians." Dating Singapore's most eligible bachelor turns out to be more than what Rachel Chu had bargained for! Movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, April 15, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome.
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. Note: This event will meet on both Mondays & Wednesdays at 10 am starting in April!
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.
Reserve Your Museum Passes Online
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, The Golf Museum, 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."
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=7bt56n. The app is available at this website: ebccls.overdrive.com. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com 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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