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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Welcome to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library

Here is a calendar of dates the library will be closed in 2014. For weather delays and closings, CLICK HERE
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Gala 2015

Saturday June 13, 2015 5pm to 7:30pm

Roeliff Jansen Park – Harvest Barn

The Sixth Annual Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala, Party in the Park, will be held on June 13, 2015, in a new location. This year’s Gala will take place in the Harvest Barn at the Roe Jan Park – beautiful views, easy access, a new look, the perfect place to party on a June evening. Music by Cider Mountain. A highlight of the evening will be a tribute to Sally Laing of Hillsdale who for over 20 years has contributed greatly of her time to the Library. Tickets, $100 each, are available online here and at the library. For more information see SPECIAL EVENTS.


Saturday May 23rd 4:00 PM
Cholesterol Information Panel with Columbia Memorial Hospital Doctors

A panel of physicians affiliated with Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY will discuss the relationship between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.

Henry Clinton and Richard Collens, Board Certified Cardiovascular Disease specialists, will discuss the principles of cholesterol management and controversies in cholesterol drug therapy. A question and answer period will follow the panel discussion.


Tuesday May 26th 6:00 PM
Every Child Ready to Read

For Parents & Caregivers of children ages birth to 5 years. Join us for a FREE workshop that will show you fun, easy ways to teach your children those so-important early literacy skills that will help get them ready to read!

We will provide a free light supper and onsite childcare to make it easy for you to attend this hour-long workshop. Pre-registration by 5/15 is REQUIRED. Please call the library at 518-325-4101.

Saturday May 30 at 5pm
Art Show Opening
Three Illustrators

Three local illustrators, Elwood Smith (see illustration at left), Kieth Bendis and David Goldin, will show their work at Roeliff Jansen Community Library. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday May 30 at 5pm. The show will run through July 6th.

Collectively their work has appeared in Time, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Forbes, New York Magazine,The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times Book Review. Elwood Smith’s illustrations have been the subject of an extensive retrospective exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Keith Bendis has been an illustrator/cartoonist for decades and now does graphic recording and illustration for companies and organizations through out the U.S and in Europe. David Goldin makes mixed media artwork with fantastical and warped creatures, dynamic pieces full of movement and feeling and calling for play.

Sunday May 31st 5:00 PM
Sohyun Ahn, Pianist

Pianist Sohyun Ahn was named Performer of the Year by Eumak-Chunchu, South Korea’s leading classical music journal and has been invited to perform in Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Korea. In the States, her performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Bechstein Hall, and Hubbard Recital Hall.

Friends Book Shop

The Friends Book Shop will be open on the first Saturday of each month. There will be
featured new donations and 50-cent specials displayed each month. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please stop by!

Book Donations Donation box available 24/7, outside the Book Shop. Please do not leave any items not suitable for resale.


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Volunteer Opportunities

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. _______________________________________________________

Free Museum Passes Available

The Friends of Roe Jan Library offers seven free museum passes for use with Mass MoCA, the Berkshire Museum, the Norman Rockwell, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, the Hancock Shaker Museum, The Clark,  and the Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA. Each pass, except the Mount and the Clark Art Museum, 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.  The Clark pass is good for one adult admission; children under 18 are free. 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. _____________________________________________________ CONTINUING EVENTS 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. ________________________________________________________________



















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