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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
Delayed Opening This Monday, December 18
DELAYED OPENING THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, AT 1 PM, as we begin renovations in our Children's Area. For your safety, please keep kids away from the Children's Area during construction, which should continue through December. Story time will be held in another part of the library. Also, please ask a staff member for assistance in getting books or movies from the Children's Area. We appreciate your patience and support!
Reserve Ahead: Polar Express Night
Polar Express Event sponsored by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library - Friday, December 15: Movie at 7 pm, Annual Holiday Train Exhibit sneak peek at 6:30 pm. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa! PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited - RSVP required. Tickets are $5 and will be available on a first come, first served basis at the circ desk. Proceeds will benefit the Friends.
Holiday Trains Set to Arrive!
Our annual Holiday Train Exhibit officially opens on Saturday, December 16, from 1 to 3 pm, and will be on display through Saturday, December 30. Before planning your visit, please check the times the exhibit will be open by clicking on the "Children," "Teens," or "Adults" tab on this website.
Holiday Card Workshop for Teens
No need to search stores for the perfect holiday card! Teens can enjoy a fun afternoon crafting their own unique greetings on Friday, December 15, from 4 to 5 pm. All materials will be provided. Call to RSVP.
Lego Mindstorms
Middle and high school students, we will work on programming our newly built Lego Mindstorms robot two more Mondays, December 11 and 18, from 4 to 5 pm. Call for more information or to sign up!
Rubber Stamp Making Workshop
Learn how to carve your own stamps out of rubber, and then use them to create a set of two printed tea towels! All materials provided. Space is limited, so RSVP is required.
Coming Soon: The Performing Arts Project
Does your elementary school age child love to perform? Join us every Saturday in January from noon to 1 pm for a four-week class led by drama teacher Missy Bonaguide, which will feature improv, acting, and musical theater. RSVP 973-226-8636
Scott's Solutions: Now on Fridays!
Library assistant Scott Bergenfeld can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources 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. No RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, January 29, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
Matinee Monday Resumes on January 8
There will be no Monday Matinees while our Holiday Train Exhibit takes over our Community Room! Movies will resume on Monday, January 8, with The Big Sick, at our usual time of 1 to 3 pm.
Adult Meditation Classes Resume in January
Guided Meditation classes will resume on Thursday, January 11, at 10 am, followed by Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm. There will be no classes for the remainder of December because the Holiday Train Exhibit will be on display in the Community Room.
Adult Yoga Resumes on January 10
There will be no Adult Yoga Class while our Holiday Train Exhibit is in the Community Room, but our weekly classes with Taryn and Kristin will resume on Wednesday, January 10, at a new time, 11:30 am.
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.
Library Book Club
The Roseland Free Public Library Book Club's next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 13, at 7:15 pm. The group will discuss the romantic comedy novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. New members welcome.
Museum Passes Available
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for The Newark Museum, Montclair Museum, Morris Museum, The NY Transit Museum, and (coming soon) Imagine That!

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