Adult Programs at the Library

Adult programs are open to Library cardholders in Bergen County. Programs are free unless noted. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Mind Reading Game Show

Tuesday, February 28 @ 7pm – 8:30 pm
snow date March 7

Flavian, the mind reader, will entertain and astound you and even reveal in a most amazing way what’s on your mind!
Enjoy a wildly entertaining program featuring mind reading with audience participation, astonishing feats of mental strength, and a fascinating journey inside the human mind... with plenty of laughs along the way. Come and be amazed! Registration is required.

“A Man Called Ove”

an Afternoon Movie at the Library

Thursday, March 9 @ 1pm

Relax with your friends at an afternoon movie with refreshments as we view the well received movie, “A Man Called Ove”. Based on Fredrik Backman’s best-selling novel, Ove is an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave. He has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

This is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared. Movie is shown with English subtitles.

“An Artist’s Opinion:

A simple explanation of how to look at fine art”

Thursday, March 9 @ 7pm – 8:30pm

Join us as local artist, teacher and author Bart D’Andrea discusses his new book: “An Artist’s Opinion: a simple explanation of how to look at fine art”. Bart will discuss that
there is a place in everyone’s heart reserved to experience art. It is where you open up to expose yourself to what you are moved by and what you perceive as being art. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required.

Gustva Klimt

Library Art Series

Thursday, April 6 @ 7pm – 8:30pm

Bart D’Andrea will present a slide presentation of the paintings of Gustav Klimt (1862– 1918). Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Initially successful as a conventional academic painter, Klimt’s encounter with more modern trends in European art encouraged him to develop his own eclectic style, including success with the paintings of his “golden phase”, many of which include gold leaf.

If you’ve heard Bart lecture at the library before, you know how special and informative this evening will be. Registration is required.

Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7pm – 8:30pm

Jason A. Stambaugh, a Clinical Supervisor with The Alpine Learning Center, will present a program on Autism. The Alpine Learning Group is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of autism treatment and education, renowned for its methods, research, and outcomes. Through free workshops for parents, professionals and caregivers, Alpine provides allies in the community information on autism, the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), and unique teaching methods. Training is offered to service providers, including doctors, dentists, community care providers, and other professionals who serve individuals with autism. Registration is required.

Jason A. Stambaugh is a Clinical Supervisor for the Alpine Learning Group’s Adult Program.

Zinio™ the World’s Largest Newsstand Available 24/7

The Library’s e-magazine service Zinio™ offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Read these full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device!

Explore Museums in New York City

The Museum Pass program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, offers USR library cardholders free admission to

  • The Museum of the City of NY
  • Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum NY
  • The Guggenheim Museum, NY

Reserve passes at the circulation desk.


Art Series

Art Series: Salvador Dali

Our Art Series continues on October 18th at 7:30 pm.

Join us for a slide show presentation of the work of surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

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YA book club

YA Bookclub

Thursdays @ 4–5 pm

Oct. 4th & 18th, Nov. 1st, 15th & 29th, Dec. 6th Drop by, have some food, and talk about the book you’ve just read. Share your opinions and have fun! Books will be available at the circulation desk after Sept. 20th.

Our first book is: “Gone” by Michael Grant

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Fall progeams for Kids

Fall Storyhours & Clubs

Fall Session • Oct. 1st– Dec. 6th
Registration begins Sept. 18th

Book Clubs
Chess School
and Read to Our Gentle Friends!

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Garden details

It’s All in the Details:
Gardening Program

Tuesday • October 2nd • 7:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of garden details and ornamentation, which when correctly used, create drama, texture, and focus in any landscape. Photos from public and private gardens will be used to demonstrate the siting, choice and construction of garden details as water features, fountains, decorative walls and paving choices.

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New Hours

USR Library to Open Earlier

In order to accommodate the many requests for earlier hours the Upper Saddle River Library’s new hours will be Monday–Thursday 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. These hours begin Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Monday thru Thursday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sundays: 1pm-5pm starting Sept. 16

museum pass program

Museum Pass Program
Enjoy New York City’s Wonderful Museums

The Children's Museum of Manhattan has been added to this Friends of the Library sponsored program. Other museums in the program are Guggenheim Museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, and the South Street Seaport Museum.

Learn more about the Museum Pass Program

bookletters reviews

Bookletters Reviews

Online and email newsletters that provide recommendations for great reading on a wide range of interests. View the current issues online or sign up to have them delivered to your email address.

Fiction Bestsellers, Nonfiction Best Sellers, The Library's Book Groups reading lists, Lifestyles, Business, Children & Teen reading, USR Library's Newsletter BookBytes and more! When viewing online through the library's website you can easily check to see if a book is available or request a hold.

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BeAt Classes

eReaders Available for Adults

The Adult department has eReaders available for lending. Electronic editions of the latest best sellers will be available on these eReaders. Borrow one, just like a hard copy. Please place a reserve with the Reference librarian.

Learn more about BeATaudio


Alexander Hamilton:
the Musical and the Duel

presented by Rick Feingold

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7pm – 8:30 pm

“Hamilton”, a ground-breaking musical featuring Black and Hispanic actors playing the founding fathers is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Alexander Hamilton, who as an immigrant became the first Secretary of the Treasury and founded the U.S. financial system, died at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr upon the dueling grounds in Weehawken, NJ.

This program features the Hamilton mix-tape performance at the White House, an introduction to the principal characters of the musical, and music from the Broadway production including “Ten Duel Commandments”. Registration is required.

New Jersey State Parks

History & Facts with author Kevin Woyce

Thursday, March 16 @ 7pm – 8:30 pm

Some of New Jersey’s most exciting history can be found in our more than two dozen state parks. Old names such as Wawayanda and Hopatcong remind us of the Lenni Lenape, or “Original People.” Historic battlefields recall New Jersey’s perilous years as “the Crossroads of the American Revolution.” Abandoned forges still speak of our first great industry, and we can trace the beginnings of our transportation network in the paths of the Morris and the Delaware & Raritan Canals. The slide show will include original photography, plus vintage maps and images of historic people, places, and events. Registration is required.

Kevin Woyce is a local author of several regional history
books including: Jersey Shore History and Facts,
and Hudson River Lighthouses & History.

Make a Decoupage Plate at Our Craft Workshop

Saturday, April 29 @ 10:30am

Teens and adults are welcome to join us on Saturday morning to decoupage a beautiful glass serving plate with artist Agnes Mcjewska-Sydoryk. All materials are provided.

Cost is $10.00 per person. Advance in-person registration is required.

Check out our College Corner

Explore post high school plans, colleges and careers at our College Corner. Find information to navigate the college admission, financial aid and scholarship processes. There are study guides for PARCC, GEPA, PSAT, SAT, AP, LSAT, TOEFL, GED and more. Browse top guides with information on two and four year colleges.

Transparent™ Languages

The Library is pleased to offer language learning software to USR Library patrons in Hebrew and Russian. This innovative software product makes lesson based learning available through the use of a USB drive that you borrow and connect to your own computer. Thank you SRVJCO for a donation.








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