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Teen Film and Photo Expedition

Teen Film and Photo Expedition of Riverside

From 10-11am, the library is sponsoring an expedition for teens to capture their Riverside on digital film or video, which will then be exhibited at the Teen Showcase on August 18.

Expeditions this summer:
La Sierra - Tuesday, July 10
Casa Blanca - Tuesday, July 17
Marcy - Tuesday, July 24
Eastside - Tuesday, July 31

Buzz Bee

Summer Reading is here!

June 23 – August 25

There's a Summer Reading Program for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Visit your local Riverside Public Library to sign up. And Buzz Bee turns 10 this summer. Happy Birthday, Buzz! And don't forget to check out all the fun (and free) summer programs for kids!

BARK - Be a Reading Kid

“B.A.R.K.” — Be A Reading Kid

July 17 and August 21 at 3:30 pm
Casa Blanca Library

Join us at the Casa Blanca library, where reluctant readers can read to friendly dogs. Reading credits earned by reading to the B.A.R.K. dogs can be applied towards the Summer Reading Program incentives.

Teen Space

Summer events for teens

Now teens have their very own summer reading program, Teen Space in the Main Library, and special summer events, including the chance to explore and capture your Riverside on film.

Riverside Coffee Company

Have some coffee with your Kafka

The Riverside Coffee Company is now offering coffee and tea beverages, cold drinks, baked goods and more at affordable prices. So what are you waiting for? Visit us in the Main Library Sendai Court, 2nd floor.


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Check out our new blog for book lovers, The Librarian's Own Grove (in honor of Patricia Beatty's book about Riverside, The Queen's Own Grove).

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