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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
Lego Mindstorms Robotics
Kids ages 10 and up, are you ready to take on a Lego Mindstorms Robotics challenge? Join us on the next two Tuesdays, August 22, and 29, at 4 pm for the ultimate building adventure! Call to RSVP.
Author Visit: Jennifer Bronsnick
Jennifer Bronsnick, MSW and LCSW at Mindful Family in Summit, and author of Mindful Mommy and Thriving Mama Playbook, will visit the library on Friday, Sept. 8, at 6 pm to discuss her books and work, which focus on self-care and mindfulness for moms.
Rainbow Fresh in Concert
Treat yourself to some Sunday afternoon rock with Rainbow Fresh on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 pm.
YA Video Game Tournament
Students in middle and high school can test their Mario Kart 8 skills in a fun and friendly tournament on Friday, August 18, at 4 pm.
Wanted: Graphic Novels & Comic Books
We are currently accepting donations of comic books and graphic novels for patients at the Essex County Hospital Center, a psychiatric facility in Cedar Grove. Please bring your donations to the circulation desk during our regular hours.
Matinee Mondays
Join us every Monday at 1 pm for a different movie and popcorn! Next film: The Zookeeper's Wife on August 21. Movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours and 7 minutes. No RSVP needed.
Author Visit: Linda Rawlins
Author Linda Rawlins from Fairfield joins us on Wednesday, August 23, at 7 pm for a presentation on her latest beach-themed mystery series that centers around Misty Manor, a seaside estate. Check out Linda's website at
Adult Meditation Classes
Join us on these Thursdays of Mindfulness: August 24 at 7 pm and September 7 at 10 am. Call to RSVP.
Friends of the Library Fundraiser
Eat some pizza and help raise money for our library! On Monday, August 28, between 4 and 8 pm, mention the Friends of the Roseland Library when you eat in or order takeout from Frank's Pizza, 14 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland, and a portion of your tab will go toward the Roseland Free Public Library. We appreciate your support.
Roseland Library Book Club
Our Book Club has announced its August selection: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent. If you enjoy stories that combine great food, deep soul searching, and unlikely friendships, then this book will be a winner! The group will meet on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:15 pm for a discussion
Summer T'ai Chi Chih
Join accredited instructor Lee Bergman any or every Tuesday 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
MBA Winners!
A big congratulations to our Master of Book Appreciation winners (clockwise l-r) Charlotte, Alice, Shrey, and Sonya! These avid young readers enjoyed books from all 16 genres on our Summer Reading List. Keep up the great work, kids!
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.
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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Staff Pics
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This moving story takes place in post-World War II Germany.