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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, and adults for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

News & Announcements
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."
NEW! Clean Eating Program
We've been learning more about what "clean eating" entails by focusing on select chapters of he NY Times best-selling book The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, MD. The final topic of discussion will be "The Rules/How It Works" on Monday, September 24, at 7:30 pm. For those who attended all three book discussions, the Clean 20 Eating Challenge/Support begins Monday, Oct. 1. Call to RSVP.
Maria Lupo Paintings On Display Through October 13
"The Map Series," a collection of paintings by Roseland artist Maria Lupo, will be on display in our community room through Saturday, October 13. Exhibit is available for viewing during our regular hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 am-9 pm; Fridays 9 am-5 pm; Saturdays 10 am-3 pm).
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
Guided Meditation Classes
The next Adult Guided Meditation classes are scheduled Thursday, September 27 at 10 am and 7 pm. RSVP is appreciated.
Moon Festival Tea & Moon Cake Tasting Party
The Moon Festival is a major Chinese lunar calendar celebration with its own signature treats, moon cakes! Learn more about the history, traditions, and legends of this seasonal holiday during our Tea and Moon Cake Tasting Party on Friday, September 21, 6:30-7:30 pm. Guests will brew a variety of teas and sample them with some moon cakes. RSVP 973-226-8636. LIMITED TO 25 GUESTS.
Euphony to Perform Beatles Tribute
Herman Jimenez and Matt Troyano of the Caldwell-based band Euphony will perform a medley of Beatles hits on Sunday, September 23, at 2 pm. From Strawberry Fields to Penny Lane to the Long and Winding Road, this concert is sure to send you on a nostalgic trip! RSVP 973-226-8636.
Author & Filmmaker Series Resumes with Lisa Romeo
Cedar Grove-based author Lisa Romeo will visit the libray on Wednesday, September 26, at 7 pm to discuss her book, Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter's Memoir of Love After Loss, the story of a middle-aged woman seeing her deceased father in a whole new light. Call 973-226-8636 to RSVP. Call to RSVP.
Hiking Group Takes on Tripod Rock
Our Hiking Group will explore Pyramid Mountain and Tripod Rock in Boonton on Saturday, September 22, weather permitting. We will meet at 8 am at the Pyramid Mountain Visitor Center, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville. This rocky, moderately elevated trail is somewhat challenging and may not be for everyone. Bring water and a snack. To RSVP or for more info, call 973-226-8636, or message Scott Bergenfeld at
Free Practice SAT
Sign up to take a free practice SAT at the library, administered by C2 Education Test Prep of West Caldwell, on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 1 pm. Please check the September "Adult Programs" or "Teen Programs" tabs for registration instructions and other details.
Matinee Mondays
Our next Matinee Monday on September 24 at 1 pm will feature "A Wrinkle in Time," the 2018 scifi adventure fantasy film about two kids who travel across dimensions in search of their scientist father. Rated PG and runs for 109 minutes. 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.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, October 15, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
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 assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
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. Call to RSVP.
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.
Important Delivery Update
Patrons may now have up to three book requests at once. If you have more, they won't be automatically cancelled, but you won't be able to place any new requests until you have less than three. BCCLS informational video:
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.
Scott's Solutions: Classes by Appointment
Library assistant Scott Bergenfeld 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, call 973-226-8636.
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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