October 2016 Newsletter:  Material Remains, Raffle Winners, Summer Reading, Friends Week, Consumer Reports, Zinio, Calendar.
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Material Remains: Women and Textiles

with Scholar Hallie Bond


Wed, Oct 26
Rosendale Library
7 PM

 Rosendale Library is proud to present "Material Remains: Women and Textiles"  with scholar Hallie Bond in conjunction with the New York Council for the Humanities.
  Well into the 20th century, rural women produced most of the textiles used in their homes. Their quilts and coverlets are now prized by collectors for their looks, but what do they mean?  Patterns and self-expression from fancy work to towels are revealed as ways used to express political beliefs, commemoration of loved ones and fashionable concerns. This lecture explores the fundamental changes affecting women’s lives, through textiles, over many generations.

Raffle Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who supported our Scholarship Raffle !

  Every Spring the Friends give an $800 scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  Our Annual Raffle supports this mission. 
  Thanks to all who bought tickets.  And a special thanks to our local business community for their continuing generous donation of prizes.  Please thank them by supporting their businesses.

The winners are:

One-night Stay for 2 at the 1850s House--- Julie McKelvey

Dinner for 2 at the Bywater Bistro--- Barbara Piombino

One Year Membership to the Rosendale Theatre Collective--- Fiona Frazier-Gross

One Month Class at the Rosendale School of Arts--- Mark Morganstern

Summer Reading Program a Big Success!

  Rosendale children had lots of fun reading this summer.  We enjoyed 12 wonderful programs including a puppet show and music with the local band, Dog on Fleas.  Some of our special programs were at the Rosendale Community Center so our summer campers could join in.  A total of 148 children attended our summer programs.

  Our school age children worked with a teen volunteer on a writing program where they created their own stories.  Parents and librarians were impressed with these wonderful stories written in the short one hour meetings.

All together our children recorded having read 280 books this summer!

Ann Van Damm

National Friends of Libraries Week: Oct 16th - 22nd, 2016

  This month we celebrate Friends of Libraries week.  The mission of the Friends of the Rosendale Library is to foster and encourage improved library services through wider public use, free access, facility improvement, and special programs. They are the link between the library and the community.  They promote the library to the community by keeping families, friends, and neighbors informed about library programs and goals.  The Friends meet bi-monthly, our next meeting is Saturday, November 12 at 10 am at the Rosendale Cafe.  Please consider joining the Friends to help the library we all love!

Ann Sarrantonio

Consumer Reports

Now Available on

  Use your library card number to log into this fabulous website.
  This resource enables you to make better purchasing decisions on the products you are shopping for. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, Consumer Reports Online provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
  Includes Car-buying and Health Care Advice… Consumer Reports Online includes Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus® to assist consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, Consumer Reports Online features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, a trusted and unbiased source of information designed to help consumers navigate the health care labyrinth.

Content includes:
  •  Money-saving advice and tips • Product ratings • Product reviews • Recommendations • Buying advice

Subjects Include:
  • Cars • Home and garden • Electronics • Babies and kids • Money • Food

  Please remember you need to start at and click on the Consumer Reports icon to get free access with your library card.

Magazines Available Online

Mid Hudson Library patrons now have access to full text magazines online !

   Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest library newsstand, brings the very best in magazine publishing to thousands of libraries worldwide. Curating custom collections from thousands of magazines from North American and global publishers (in multiple languages and genres), libraries offer patrons full-color, digital editions for desktop and mobile streaming and mobile-app download. Patrons select both new and back issues, adding them to their personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for their favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue.
  You will find the Zinio button on our  website.  Give it a try!

Ann Sarrantonio

Mark your Calendars

Wed, Oct 26
Material Remains
with Scholar
Hallie Bond

Sat, Nov 12
Friends of the Rosendale Library Meeting:
10am at the Rosendale Cafe

(All events are at the Rosendale Library unless otherwise indicated.)

Ongoing Events:

Preschool Story Hour:

Thursdays, 10am-11:00am, at the Library

Library Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Library

Library Friends Meeting:

Bi-monthly,  for date, time and location see the calendar above or check the Friends website
Rosendale Library
264 Main St.
PO Box 482
Rosendale, NY 12472

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  On August 16th we received our ninth donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between April 1 and June 30, 2016 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $26.20. This brings our donation total to $201.32 over the past 2 years. We hope more of you will do your Amazon shopping at this special website where we earn 0.5% of the price on eligible items. Thank you for your support.
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