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Tuesday Movie Matinee24-Jul-2018

All the Money in the World Tuesday, July 24 - 1:00 pm The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old Jo..

Meet & Play25-Jul-2018

An Early Childhood Playgroup For anyone Ages 0 - 4 with parent/caregiver For River Vale re..


Friends Book Group 2017-2018

The Friends of the River Vale Library Book Group meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.  Scheduling changes may occur due to holidays. Pick up next month's book at the Circulation Desk after each meeting. Newcomers are always welcome to join us!

September 13 - The Two-Family House: A Novel
 by Lynda Cohen Loigman

An emotional but dreamy novel that will transport you far, far away from your next dreary Monday morning. You may do a lot of sobbing, but don't worry, you'll be smiling by the end.
Discussion Leader: Roseanne Rosenberg

October 11 - News of the World: A Novel
by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
Discussion Leader: Don Amuso

November 8 - The Rent Collector
by Camron Wright
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working.
Discussion Leader: Linda Glass

December 13 - A Man Called Ove: A Novel
by Fredriik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom windows. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse.
Discussion Leader: Armine Lulejian

January 10 - Everything I Never Told You: A Novel
by Celeste Ng

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet." So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.
Discussion Leader: Jeanne Martine

February 14 - Wright Brothers
 by David McCullough

On a winter day in 1903, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.
Discussion Leader: Carla Norfleet

March 14 -The Lilac Girls: A Novel
 by Martha Hall Kelly

New York Socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 and then sets its sights on France.
Discussion Leaders: Joanne Levine

April 11 - Circling the Sun: A Novel
by Paula McLain

Paula McLain, author of the bestseller The Paris Wife, returns with her keenly anticipated new novel that transports readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karon Blixen.
Discussion Leader: Diane Gladstone

May 9 - Extraordinary Adventures: A Novel
by Daniel Wallace

Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it, until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he's won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida.
Discussion Leader: Don Amuso

June 13 - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
by Kelli Estes

A beautiful story about the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. This powerful debut novel proves that the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever.
Discussion Leader: Betty Wagreich

July 11 - Redemption Road: A Novel
by John Hart

A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. On the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen. This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.
Discussion Leader: Barbara Vant

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