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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Made Possible by a Grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation

Broad Street
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 5PM
Broad Street Chamber Players
Adventures in Music

The concert will include selections from Bach, Haydn, Lefebvre, Gaubert, Brahms, and Faure.

The trio has performed throughout the region including the Capital District over the past five years. Its diverse repertoire includes European and American works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Elizabeth Chinery, Flute, has been performing and teaching in the Capital District for over 25 years. She is principal flutist with the Schenectady Symphony and has appeared with the Albany Symphony. She has also performed as principle flutist for several SPAC concerts including the Three Irish Tenors.

Jay Shulman, Cello, is a member of the Long Island Philharmonic and the River Ensemble, and teaches and performs throughout the Hudson Valley. He has recorded with the Bronx Arts Ensemble and is heard on the soundtrack of Sedat Pakay’s PBS documentary “Josef and Anni Albers.”

David Smith, Piano, has extensive experience as a keyboard artist — piano, organ and harpsichord — and also as a choral conductor. Mr. Smith is the Artistic Director and founder ofConcerts in the Village, and directs its principal ensembles, the Broad Street Chorale and the Broad Street Orchestra.


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 eleven free museum passes for use at:

The Berkshire Museum
The Clark Art Institute
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
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

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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