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
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Sunday, June 25, 5 pm
Harvey Granat
A Celebration of the American Songbook

The Library will host Harvey Granet singing the songs of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, and Kern in a celebration of the American songbook. Local pianist Rob Kelly will accompany Granat on piano.

Granet performs at many supper clubs, resorts and cultural venues including Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, McCallum Theater in Palm Springs, multiple engagements at Feinstein’s at the Regency, The Metropolitan Room in NY, Birdland and Canyon Ranch Resort where he appears every other week and has done over 175 shows.

His shows are unique in that they typically focus on a composer and/or lyricist, combining his singing of their songs with fascinating “inside” stories of their lives, films and shows. Many of these stories come from his collection of original letters written by these greats of American music including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers, Kern and Cahn among others.
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 8, 5 pm
Joseph Luzzi, My Two Italies

A Personal and Cultural History. Award-winning author, teacher, and Italian scholar Joseph Luzzi of Bard College leads participants on a whirlwind tour of Italy’s “greatest cultural hits,” as we explore the fascinating world of Italian art, music, film, architecture, literature, and even food and wine!


Through July 4

Tony Thompson

Local and Hudson Valley Landscape Paintings

Hudson painter Tony Thompson has had numerous solo shows in Boston and New York. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston and many other venues in the USA and Europe. This exhibit of Hudson Valley Paintings will run through July 4th.



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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