March 2019 Newsletter:  Library Champions, Classical Guitar Concert, Scholarship, Book Adoption Day, Book DiscussionCalendar.
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Rosendale Library Champions


Below is a list of how much our champions saved this year by using our library's resources!


Name:                                         Yearly savings:
George Albertz                                 $1,116
Amy Barberio & family                   $10,504
Ellen Berlin                                      $6,217
Eileen Hall                                       $1,224
Essell Hoenshell-Watson                 $5,490
Naja Kraus & Ermer Family           $15,858
Pat Landsel                                      $13,305
Milton Zimmerman                         $8,944
Sue Livingston                                $1,008
Cathy Mathews                               $1,521
Amy Myslik                                    $682
Rima Nickell                                   $5,256
Bill Roberson                                  $3,068
Ann Sarrantonio                              $1,930
Jo Schaffel & Dan Scherrer            $2,844
Louie Wiegert                                 $3,309



Classical Music
 Concert - Guitar

Eric Roth, Librarian/Musician


Wed, March 27
7 PM

  Local classical guitarist Eric Roth will present a program of guitar music from the Baroque through the Romantic periods. It will include historically informed interpretations of works by Ludovico Roncalli, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Francois DeFossa, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Jose Ferrer, Julian Arcas, and others. Eric will also perform his own piece, Passacaglia, composed in 2017, and his own arrangement of Caprice, Op. 7 No. 9, originally written for cello by Auguste Franchomme (1808-1884). The music will be performed on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history.

The Anna Mae Auchmoedy / Lottie Burns Scholarship 2019

The Matthew C. Bowen Memorial Scholarship

   Every Spring the Friends of the Rosendale Library give a scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  This year there are two awards being given.  Each award is $1,000.  The money is to be used for college expenses, books, etc.  Students from Rondout Valley, Kingston, Coleman and New Paltz high schools who live in the Rosendale Library district may apply.
    Applications have been sent to the above high school guidance offices and to the Rosendale Youth Center.  They are also available at the Rosendale Library desk. 

The deadline for submissions is April 15.  Please bring completed applications to the library or mail to:
          Friends of Rosendale Library
          P.O. Box 73
          Rosendale, NY  12472
  Winners will be notified by May 10.

    Anna Mae Auchmoedy was the woman we have to thank for the original idea of the Rosendale Library.  Anna Mae and the Comus Club of Rosendale started our library in 1940.  The Women’s Club of Rosendale was key in promoting and supporting our young library.   Lottie Burns worked very closely with Anna Mae for many years.

Eric Bowen is creating a scholarship in memory of his son Matthew C. Bowen.  Matthew had many interests, he was an avid reader and cyclist.

Ann Sarrantonio

Friends of Rosendale Library


Book Adoption Day

April 13, 2019

At the Rosendale Library Bookcellar

  The Friends of Rosendale Library would like you to come and help us make room for new donations at our Book Adoption Day.  From 10am-3pm on April 13 you will be able to take as many books, CDs, books on CD, DVDs as you like from our Bookcellar and pay whatever you feel generous to give.  There are lots of great items here for you.  Please join us and bring a friend!
Ann Sarrantonio

Sunday at the Library
The Friends of the Rosendale Library

Invite you to a
Read and Discuss

A Gentleman In Moscow

Amor Towles

  With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction. A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30pm
Rosendale Library

Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system.  Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed.

Mark your Calendars

Sat, Mar 9
Friends of the Rosendale Library
(at the Library)

Wed, Mar 27
Classical Guitar
Eric Roth

Sat, Apr 13
Book Adoption Day

Mon, Apr 15
2019 Scholarship
Applications Due

Sun, Apr 28
Book Discussion:
A Gentleman In Moscow

 Make a resolution to join us at our Friends of the Rosendale Library Meetings to plan 2019 events and programs!

(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

Support Our Library



  Hello On-Line shoppers! Did you know that you can donate to Friends of Rosendale Library without it costing you a cent?? If you like to shop at AMAZON.COM please click on the links below to start your shopping and you automatically will be supporting Friends of Rosendale Library!

    On February 16 we received our eighteenth donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between October 1 and December 31, 2018 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $70.54. Our biggest donation ever!! This brings our donation total to $520.95 over the past 4 years.  Thank you for your support.

Sincerely, Jo Ann Reuben, Treasurer

Friends of the Rosendale Library
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