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
518-325-4101
Fax - 518-325-4105

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Welcome to the Roeliff Jansen Community Library

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Become a Library Volunteer – Join nearly 200 people in this community who volunteer for the library. We have immediate need for help in the library, serving on various committees of the annual fundraiser celebration, and on the Visual Arts Committee. To learn more, click here.
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Here is a calendar of dates the library will be closed in 2014.
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For a complete event schedule including ongoing programs, discussion groups etc. see CALENDAR tab above.
For a printable calendar of SUMMER EVENTS, click here.
Sign up for our eNewsletter – see bottom of column on the left.

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Click here to learn more.

A library card not only gives you access to everything at Roe Jan. You can order anything from the all the public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam & Ulster Counties! And you can pick it up here, usually in two of three days. Plus you can borrow e-books and download them from a centralized database all these libraries share.

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Friday September 5 5:30 to 7:30
Hillsdale Views
Margot Trout – Reception for the Artist

Opening reception for Margot Trout exhibit of paintings, “Hillsdale Views”.

Trout’s work has been exhibited widely in Maine, Massachusetts and New York. Her paintings are in collections throughout the US and she has had two museum exhibitions, at the Payson Gallery in Westbrook, Maine and at the Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art. Locally her work has been shown at the Berkshire Art Gallery, the Ute Stebich Gallery and at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art.

She was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Hunter College, and the University of Massachusetts and has taught throughout New England. She was visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College and taught there for four years before appointments at Simon’s Rock and Berkshire Community College. In 1994 she opened her own school in Great Barrington; since 1997 she has painted full time.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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!
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