Rutherford Public Library
November Newsletter
Veterans Day:
Friday, Nov. 10: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 11: OPEN

Wednesday, Nov. 22: Early Close at 1pm
Thursday, Nov. 23: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 24: CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 25: OPEN
Sunday, Nov. 26: CLOSED
World War I
Centennial Tribute
Saturday, November 11
This Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, the Rutherford World War One Centennial Committee will sponsor a World War I Centennial Tribute beginning at 11:00am at the WWI Monument located at the intersection of Park and West Passaic Avenues. The names of Rutherford residents who died in service to their country during World War I will be read followed by a flag folding ceremony presented by Saving Hallowed Ground .

Immediately following the service at the monument, all are invited to visit the Rutherford Library for refreshments and to see:
  • a display of WWI Memorabilia, including WWI artifacts, family mementos, and WWI library books
  • a screening of The Lost Battalion at 1:30pm
  • a screening of Letters From World War I, which will be shown continuously throughout the day
  • an exhibit honoring Rutherford residents who serve in WWI

The poster exhibit, which will include WWI memorials and monuments in Rutherford, women who served, pictures of individuals who served from Rutherford, and more, will be on display at the library from November 11 through the end of the month.
For more information, or to register for any of the programs below, visit the library or give us a call at
(201) 939-8600.
Old MacDonald's Sing-Along Farm
Friday, November 17, 4:00pm
Bright Star Theatre will present Old MacDonald's Sing-Along Farm.  Join Old MacDonald, his wife Mrs. MacDonald, Daisy the Cow, Simon the Pig, and all our favorite friends from the farm for a fun and energetic sing-a-long while learning about caring and sharing.
This program is for children aged pre-k through 3rd grade and no registration is required.  Thanks again to the Friends of the Library for their generous funding of this program.
Zumba for Kids
Tuesday, November 21, 4:00pm
Wear your sneakers, get active, and move to your favorite music!

For kids ages 6-11

Registration is required and priority is given to Rutherford residents. 
Paint by Stickers: Zoo Animals!
Monday, November 27, 4:00pm
Just like paint-by-numbers, you can create your own art by using stickers!

This program is for children ages 7-11.  Registration is required and is now in progress.
Robotics Workshop
Children ages 8, 9, and 10 years old are invited to participate in our robotics workshop!

During these workshops, students will follow step-by-step instructions to construct and code their robots using suggested programs with LEGO Robotics Kits and laptops. Students will learn engineering and robotics concepts as well as cooperation and teamwork. 

This program will be conducted on Wednesday, November 29 and December 6 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. If you are registering for this program, you need to be able to attend both days.

Registration is now in progress and space is very limited, so register early!
Drop-In Story Time

Join us for stories, songs, and fun! Make new friends and get ready for reading. For children from infants to 5 years of age and their parents or caregivers. No registration required.
Story time will be held on
Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 10:30am - 11am :

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

November 16 & 30
Afterschool Story Time will be held on Thursday, November 30 from 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Musical Mornings with Miss Fran

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Come by for singing, dancing, and fun!
No registration is required.

´╗┐Friday mornings  from
11:15am - 11:45am:

Friday, November 3 & 17

and also on
Tuesday, November 28
from 11:00am - 11:30am

Paws to Read
We welcome back Rodney, a registered Bright and Beautiful therapy dog, for our Paws to Read program. Rodney will be at the library with his owner on Tuesday, November 28  from 4:00pm - 5:00pm .

Yogi, another registered therapy dog, will be visiting our library on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.
Children who are able to read at least a little bit and would like to be able to practice their reading skills are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot with Rodney or Yogi. Parents may, of course, accompany their child during their time with the dog. 

Registration is required and can be done by contacting Mrs. Tarantino at the library at (201) 939-8600 or by email at Registration is in progress.
Free Computer Classes
Computer Basics:
Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21 at 6:30pm
A three-part class for those who wish to learn the basics of using a PC and navigating the Internet.  This class is perfect for those who are completely new to computers. 
Intermediate Computers:
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20 at 11:00am
A three-part class for those who have completed Computer Basics or who already have a basic knowledge of using a PC. In this class you will learn how to organize files, personalize your settings, and troubleshoot minor computer problems.
Registration is required for both classes and students must attend all three classes.
Tech Tutor
Call for an appointment
(201) 939-8600
Looking to maximize free content for your tablet, Kindle, or smart phone? We are providing free, personalized instruction on downloading free e-books, e-magazines, audiobooks, music, and movies to personal devices. Librarian can also assist with research, setting up e-mail accounts, and basic computer instruction.
Free Film Screening
Tuesday, November 28, 6:00pm
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams.
Wednesday, December 27, 6:00pm
Love the Coopers
The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, John Goodman.
These free film screenings will be shown in the Library's Glass Room and are sponsored by The Friends of the Library of Rutherford . No registration required. Join us!
Join a Book Club!
Monday Evening Book Club
Meets monthly at 6:30pm

Monday, November 20
The Noise of Time / Julian Barnes

Monday, December 18
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Knit One, Read Two
Meets monthly at 6:00pm
Bring your needlework!

Wednesday, November 1
The Year of the Flood / Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, December 6
Five Days at Memorial / Sheri Fink
Daytime Reading Group
@ the 55 Kip Center
Meets monthly at 1:30pm

Friday, December 1
A Spool of Blue Thread / Anne Tyler
ESL Classes
Our free ESL classes are intended for beginner to intermediate level students and are taught by a certified ESL instructor. Class size is limited.
Classes meet on:
Tuesday & Thursday mornings:
10:00am - 11:00am

Registration is required and can be done in-person at the library.
English Conversation Group
English language learners are invited to attend the English Conversation Group, which provides a good opportunity to practice spoken English in an informal group setting. The conversation group meets on:

Monday mornings  - 10:00am - 11:30am
Thursday afternoons - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

No registration required.
Museum Pass Program
Rutherford residents, the Rutherford Public Library has partnered with 15 museums to provide free entry passes which you may check out with your library card.
Passes can be reserved up to 60 days in advance by calling the library at (201) 939-8600 or online .
This program is made possible with the generous support of The Friends of the Library of Rutherford.
"An internationally renowned art museum and on of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond."
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1071 5th Avenue
(between 88th and 89th Streets)
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3500

subway : 4, 5, 6, or Q

bus : M1, M2, M3, or M4

Mon - Wed: 10am - 5:45pm
Fri: 10am - 5:45pm
Sat: 10am - 7:45pm
Sun: 10am - 5:45pm

Holiday Hours:
Sun, Dec 24: 10am - 4pm
Mon, Dec 25: CLOSED
Thu, Dec 28: 10am - 5:45pm
Mon, Jan 1: 11am - 6pm
Full Access to the New York Times Online
Rutherford residents can now read the New York Times online at home using this special access code from the Rutherford Public Library! Visit and enter code 3dc09b5eec333834 to redeem your 72 hours of full access (the code is reusable after the 72 hours).  To activate your subscription, you'll need to log in or register first . Questions? Give us a call at (201) 939-8600 or stop in.