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Saturday, October 26, 2013

National Book Awards

Readers are always looking for their next read. Why not try the National Book Award finalist lists?

Fiction Finalists:

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland
James McBride, The Good Lord Bird 
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge 
George Saunders, Tenth of December
Non-Fiction Finalists:
Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

For a full-list of finalists, check out National Book Awards 
Winners of the National Book Awards will be announced November 20,  

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gravestone Art

Gravestone Art and Symbolism - Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops discuss early New England burial grounds as the first public art galleries of the New World. Learn about past and present memorialization and symbolism, and the changing techniques of these tranquil sites that display artistic, cultural and religious changes of the region. More about the presenters
Registration required - call the library at 973-835-5044 or click the registration link on our website at

Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Discussion Club Makes Selections

The Book Discussion Group at the Riverdale Public Library has made selections for the next few months. This group normally meets the fourth Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome to join this lively group for great reads and good discussions.  Refreshments served.

November 25: Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell
 December, Date TBD: The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
 January 27:Outlander by Diane Gabaldon