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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
Story Time News
TUESDAYS: Book babies at 9:30 am, Music & Movement at 10:30 am (interactive story time featuring streamed videos on a large screen kids can sing and dance along with). WEDNESDAYS: Kids' light yoga at 9:30 am, Sing with Me at 10:30 am. THURSDAYS: Book babies at 9:30 am, Learn with Me at 10:30 am (learn letters, numbers, colors, and shapes through song). All programs suitable for ages 6 months and up.
Cocoa and Carols
Kids are welcome to join us on Saturday, December 14, from 12:30 to 1 pm for an afternoon of Christmas carols, cocoa, and cookies! Members of The Performing Arts Project in Roseland will perform your favorite holiday tunes, followed by the grand opening of our Holiday Train Exhibit from 1 to 3 pm. RSVP is required for this event - registration link is on the home page of our website.
Holiday Train Exhibit
It's time for Bill "Mr. Conductor" Cinque to set up his elaborate holiday train exhibit in our community room! Escape to an enchanted land complete with moving trains, light-up houses, and other delightful surprises. Exhibit officially opens on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 pm, and will remain open during select days and times through December 31. Schedule available on library website.
Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Celebrate the joys of the season with a Story Time led by the one and only Mrs. Santa Claus on Monday, December 16, at 6:30 pm. Come dressed in your favorite pajamas and listen to some great stories! RSVP required - sign up on library website.
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.
Wednesday Nite Book Worms
The group will meet on Wednesday, December 18, at 7 pm to discuss the final selection of the year, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, which follows the evolution of a coming-of-age friendship throughout adulthood in post-World War II Naples. RSVP on the home page of our website.
Lego Robotics
Our Lego Robotics combines the perfect mix of coding and building for ages 8 through teen. Join us on Thursday, December 19, from 4 to 5:30 pm. RSVP on library website.
Grief Support Social
Connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one on Monday, December 30, at 7 pm during "The Next Chapter," an informal grief support social. No RSVP needed.
Guided Meditation Class
Relax and re-focus with a guided meditation class to start off your morning or wrap up a busy day. Our guided meditation classes will resume on Thursday, January 9, at 10 am & 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Free Practice ACT
Take a free, full-length practice ACT administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell in the library community room on Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. RSVP: Email student's name, school and grade, and phone number to WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM. Arrive about 30 minutes early at the library and bring a calculator. Test will be 3 hours long. All tests will be graded, and depending on how many students take the test, results will be available immediately or at a later date.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, January 13, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome. RSVP on library website.
Winter T'ai Chi Chih
Accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor Lee Bergman returns with a winter session of this popular exercise, which is based on ancient wellness principles from the Far East. Weekly classes begin on Tuesday, January 14, and continue through March 24. No classes on March 17, and makeup day (if needed) is March 31. Beginners: 9:30 am; returning students: 10:30 am. $70 for 10 sessions. Contact leebergman7@hotmail.com for more info or to RSVP.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday 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. Classes will resume on January 13.
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. Classes will resume on January 13.
Matinee Mondays
Matinee Mondays will resume at 1 pm on January 13, after the Holiday Train Exhibit. Featured movie will be The Lion King, the 2019 photorealistic computer animated remake of Simba and Uncle Scar's epic battle for reign over Pride Rock. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.k.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Make the library your mid-week stretching spot! Wednesday adult mat yoga classes with certified yoga instructor Danielle Masa will resume on January 15 at 11 am. RSVP on our website.
New Photorealistic Drawings by Jerry Winick on Display
We will start off 2020 with an exhibit of new photorealistic pencil drawings by Jerry Winick, art teacher and proprietor of Pencilworks Studio of Little Falls. Jerry's amazingly crisp and detailed drawings have graced numerous galleries in the New York-metro area and have claimed their spot in various private collections. Exhibit begins on Wednesday, January 15, and will be on view during regular library hours.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Reserve Your Museum Passes
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! You can reserve your museum passes online by copying and pasting this link on your browser: https://www.museumkey.com/user/?code=rosenj07068
Book Donations Wanted
If you come across any unwanted gently used books this holiday season, donate them to the library for the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library Summer Book Sale. Please do not leave your donations outside, bring them to the circulation desk. Your support and cooperation are much appreciated.
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.
Vox Books Are Here!
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! To learn more about these great children's books, cop and paste this link to your browser: https://www.libraryideas.com/vox-books
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 who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. 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 and $100 replacement fee if lost.


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