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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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2014 Art Studio Tour
Saturday July 26 10am to 4pm
Reception for the Artists – Friday July 25 5 to 7pm

The artists who are opening their studios this year include Matt Aarvold, photographer; R.O. Blechman, illustrator, cartoonist; Walter Boelke, sculptor; Martha Bone, sculpture/installation; Karen Caldicott, sculptor; Bob Crimi, painter; Howard Danelowitz, painter; B. Docktor, photographer; Lonny Kalfus, photographer; Maj Kalfus, painter; Joel Mark Kupperstein; furniture maker; Jeff Neumann, painter; H M Saffer II, painter; Doris Simon; painter; Nancy Rutter, painter; Leon Smith, sculptor; and Dennis Wheeler, painter; Bob Rosegarten, sculptor; Lizbeth Shelley, painter and Sue Browdy, ceramic artist.

Tickets are $30 and include both the tour and the reception. Tickets are available at the library and online here.

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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.
Here is a calendar of dates the library will be closed in 2014.

For a complete event schedule including ongoing programs, discussion groups etc. see CALENDAR tab above.
For a printable calendar of SUMMER EVENTS, click here.
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open mic
Thursday, July 26, 6:00-7:30 pm
Poets and Poetry Lovers!

Come to the library for open mic night! Read your own work, or read a favorite poem you’d like to share! Or come just to listen.


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. Watch for details. Pre-registration will be required. This is not a free program.
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 and Norman Rockwell passes, 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.  At the Norman Rockwell Museum, the pass will provide museum admission for two (2) patrons at the discounted rate of $10.00 per person.  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!