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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Sunday July 23rd

Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Undermountain Golf Course

Bring your friends and come play. Registration form here.

Dual Shotgun: Registration 8 am/12:30 pm
Formats 2-Person 18 Hole Scramble
Prizes for Men’s – Women’s – Mixed Teams

Includes 18 holes of Golf, Breakfast Goodies, Lunch, Snacks, BBQ Chicken Dinner at 5:30

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Saturday July 22, 5:30 to 7 pm

DEB KOFFMAN – Art For The Soul

Opening reception for the artist

An art show featuring lighthearted and inspirational cartoons, interactive sculpture and books by artist, illustrator, author and teacher Deb Koffman.

Interactive sculptures on exhibit include such pieces as The Complaint Booth, a life size ‘booth’ that can be used to practice complaining, and are adult-supervised child-friendly. Books will also be offered, for perusal and for sale, with titles such as The Soul Support Book, Being With a Block, The Blank Page, Finding My Way. Koffman’s playful books contain cartoons and inspirational messages about creativity, choice, being mindful and honoring all of our feelings.


Friends Book Shop

The Shop is open every Saturday this summer, with most books and media at a suggested donation of $1 to $2 per item. New material is on view each month. The last Saturday of the month
is “fill-a-bag” day all day. July 29th will feature media material…CD’s, DVD’s and audio books…put as many as you can carry in one bag for $5.00. A wonderful opportunity to get great summer time reading and entertainment.

Hours are from 10 am to 2 pm, location is in the lower level of the Roe Jan Library, 9091 Rte. 22, just south of the Rte. 23 intersection in Hillsdale.

Friends and Patrons can support the Library by donating for the Chocolate bars, Friends Cookie cookbook, and bumper stickers as well as shopping in the Book Shop.



Job Search Help

Fridays – 2:00 to 4:00

Eleven people have found jobs in the last 2 years using the resources of the library! You can too. Drop by the Roe Jan Library between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on any Friday to get help using the internet to search for a job. Beth Gordon will provide assistance with searching for opportunities, tips on resumes and cover letters and advice on how and where to present your resume online. Bring your resume if you have one.


RJCL Business Partners

Check out and support the 70 local businesses and professionals who have made an investment in the community as supporters of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. Whether Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Copper, they recognize the value of the library to the community.
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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 twelve free museum passes for use at:

Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Berkshire Museum
Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy
The Clark Museum
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson
The Hancock Shaker Museum
Mass MoCA
The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA.
The Norman Rockwell
The USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum in Albany

Click on the flyer below to see what each pass includes. All of the passes can be reserved or checked out at the Library for one day with a library card; only one museum pass per family per day. 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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