Library Hours

Mon: 10 - 5
Tues: 10 - 5
Wed: 10 - 5
Thurs: 10 - 8
Fri: 10 - 5
Sat: 10 - 4
Sun: 1 - 4

9091 Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Fax - 518-325-4105

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Join nearly 200 people in this community who volunteer for the library. We have immediate need for help in the library and serving on various project groups including the annual fundraiser celebration. To learn more click here.
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Saturday, November 1st , 5pm
Boom and Bust and Beyond
A program of classics from the American songbook

Songs by such great composers as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hammerstein, among others, will be performed by Doug Schmolze, vocals and guitar; Vikki True, vocals; and Eric Martin, violin. There will also be some sing-alongs!

Doug Schmolze trained in guitar at the Berklee School of Music and in voice with Frank Kelley. He performs in a variety of venues throughout the Berkshires and beyond. Vikki True is well known for her soulful renditions of blues, jazz and gospel. Eric Martin studied at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He plays classical and traditional styles.


Through November 6th
R J Rosegarten
Rosegarten Reconstructed

His show of compositions in mixed media runs through November 6th. Rosegarten is a resident of Copake Falls.



write stuff
A One-Day Writer’s Festival
Saturday November 8th

Keynote Address – What kind of Book Should You Be Writing? How to Choose the Right Form for You and Your Art – and Make Money Too!
Workshops led by local authors. Panel – Getting Published. There will also be opportunity for individual manuscript reviews. Pre-registration is required. The early-registration fee for the writers’ festival is $40. After October 1, the fee is $50. Details about the workshops and other information is on the registration form. To register, click here.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Celebrating the Library at 100
The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is a community — of readers, movie watchers, computers users, music aficionados, volunteers, staff, supporters, etc. etc. It’s these people, involved with the Library in so many ways, who have made it the vital heart of the Roe Jan community. So, for the library’s 100th birthday, with the help of Ancram photographer B. Docktor, we are celebrating the library by celebrating the people. Click here to see some of B’s photos of the people of this community who make the Library such a special place, starting with the kids.


Free Museum Passes Available

The Friends of Roe Jan Library offers five free museum passes for use with the Clark, the Berkshire Museum, the Norman Rockwell, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, the Hancock Shaker Museums and The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA.
Each pass, except the Mount, offers two to four adult entrances, some child benefits and discounts on gift shops. At the Mount, with pass the admission is $10.00 for two adults (savings of $8.00/person), Kids & Teens free admission.  All of the passes can be reserved or checked out at the Library for one day with a library card. For more information call 325-4101.



Mondays 8:00-9:30am – Yoga Conducted by Roberta Roll. Weekly yoga classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced students. $20 per class or $95 for a series of eight classes. A portion of the proceeds helps support Library programs.

First Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am – Friends of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library Meeting, Community Room.

Second Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30pm – Roeliff Jansen Community Library Trustees Meeting, Community Room.

Second Saturdays – 10am-11am Dogs Love Books Join Ms. McCord and her canine companion, Cookie, in the Children’s Room. Ms. McCord will read stories and kids can read to Cookie, too!