September 2016 Newsletter:  Thank you for Voting, Heart of a Lion, Book Sale Success, Food for Fines, Author Ann Hood, Membership Time, Library Card Sign-Up,   New Hours for Local History Collection, Raffle, Calendar.
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Thanks for Voting

Library Budget Passed!

  Once again, the trustees and staff of the Rosendale Library wish to thank all of the residents and patrons who turned out to vote for our 2017 operating budget in such a positive way.  The final tally of votes were 112 Yes and 11 No.

  We also welcomed two new trustees this year, Barbara and Eric Morrow, who were handily elected to fill two terms that were open with 111 votes each.

  Thank you for your support and come enjoy our beautiful library again soon.

Cherilyn Craig
Pres. Board of Trustees
Voting at the library.

Rosendale Library Presents:

Wed, Sept. 28

7 PM


Heart of a Lion:

a Lone Cat’s Walk Across America

   Presented by Chris Spatz, President Cougar Rewilding Foundation. His foundation figures prominently in Will Stolzenburg's Heart of a Lion.

  Follow the cross-country odyssey of a three year old mountain lion, one of the last of a dying breed, in this wonderful and bittersweet presentation combining scientific fact and mystery.
  It was the farthest land-bound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in North America.  His DNA trail allowed the author to trace a two-year journey, coming home to a society deeply divided over his return.
  A story about the resilience of nature, changing habitat and human reflection.

Thank You!

 Friends Annual Book Sale a Success!

  Thanks to many of you for the success of our Annual Book Sale.  We were able to raise $1,200. 
There are many people we have to thank for their efforts before, during and after the sale:

-  Wendy, Andy, Ed and Mary P. for sorting books for weeks before the sale.

-  Miriam P., Barbara H. and Eileen H. for loaning tarps

-  Jim Wipf and the Woodcrest Community for hauling books before and after our sale

-  Russ, Tom and Ben for their dedication to setting up our tents every year

-  Lucille B. for the wonderful plants

-  Essell Hoenshell-Watson, The Alternative Baker, for his delicious Lemon Cake for the volunteers

-  All our generous patrons who donated books and prints to sell

- Carl W. for setting up the most beautiful pink garland to decorate our sale.

- All of the cashiers who worked on a very hot day.

We couldn't do it without you all!!

Food for Fines!

Sept 12th - 30th

  Rosendale Library is sponsoring a Food For Fines campaign between September 12–30, 2016. Patrons
can drop off their items at the library, which will be donated to the Rosendale Food Pantry, and have their library fines forgiven.

The food pantry can use non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, and diapers.

Friends of Rosendale Library Scholarship Raffle Ends Soon.

  In order to raise money for next year's scholarship the Friends will be selling raffle tickets at the library circulation desk throughout the summer. 
  Tickets are $5 each.  The drawing will be Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6pm at the library.
  Thanks to continuing support from local Rosendale businesses we have the following prizes:

    •    One-night stay for 2 at The 1850s House, including breakfast - Main Street, Rosendale

    •    Dinner for 2 at the Bywater Bistro - Main Street, Rosendale

    •    One year membership to The Rosendale Theatre

    •    One free class at Rosendale School of Arts

Book Discussion with the Author!

 Sunday, October 2, 2016

2:00 pm-3:30pm

The Friends of the Rosendale Library
Invite you to Read and Discuss

The Book That Matters Most
by Ann Hood

  Ann Hood will read and discuss the book at the library. Join us for this very special event.

  The fall book discussion will feature a new novel by Ann Hood, The Book That Matters Most, on October 2nd at 2:00pm at the library We are thrilled to have the author with us that day.  Ann Hood is an accomplished author of 15 novels and many short stories.  She will be reading from the book and leading a discussion of the novel. 
  Review of the novel from Publishers Weekly: 
Hood’s (The Obituary Writer) latest novel is a moving, intricate story about loss, healing, and the value of critical thinking. A year after being left by her husband, Ava is still reeling from the grief of separation, which brought back the pain of losing her sister and mother early in life. In order to branch out and meet new people, Ava joins a book club where each member must choose a book that matters most to them for the group to discuss. Although the new activity keeps her engaged, Ava, who lives in Providence, R.I., still feels alone, with her son abroad in Africa and her daughter studying in Florence. What Ava doesn’t know is that her daughter has recently quit school and is now living in Paris under increasingly dangerous circumstances. Ava doesn’t immediately enjoy the book group (she watches a movie adaptation instead of reading the first book), but bit by bit, book by book, she rediscovers her love of reading, makes new friends, and begins to heal. As the narrative focus moves among different characters and back and forth in time, suspense builds about what happened to Ava’s mother and sister and what might happen to her daughter. Meanwhile, the book club allows Ava to examine her grief and slowly learn how to move forward. This is a gripping, multifaceted novel about recovering from different kinds of loss and the healing that comes from a powerful story. (Aug.)
  The book will be released on August 9th and there will be copies available for loan at the library after August 22nd

  You may borrow the book from the Rosendale Circulation Desk or Mid-Hudson Library Collection. Please contact the Library for Assistance.

It's Membership Time!

  Our annual appeal for members and donors has been mailed recently to many of our supporters and we hope even more of you will respond this year. If you did not receive one of our letters, you can call the library (845-658-9013), respond to this eNewsletter with your name and address or just go to our website ( and choose the Donate button. You can make a one-time or recurring donation using PayPal or your credit card securely on our website. Please be sure to tell us if you would like a paper receipt for your charitable donation. Otherwise we will 'save a tree' and not automatically mail a receipt. If you have any questions regarding our finances, please feel free to contact our treasurer at We are a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!
Jo Ann Reuben, Treasurer


September is Library Card Sign-up Month

  Every Sept. since 1987 we celebrate how cool it is to have a library card.  If you are reading this eNewsletter chances are you already have your library card.  But you may have a neighbor or friend who does not!  Here at Rosendale Library you have to be at least 7 years old to get a library card.  If you are under 18 you should have a parent with you when you sign up.  Please bring a photo ID and proof of residency in Rosendale.
  With your library card you can take advantage of ordering books, CD's, DVD's, eBooks, Audiobooks, magazines and more from the 66 libraries in the Mid Hudson System.
  Your library card is the best value in your wallet.
Libraries are America’s great information equalizers – the only place people of all ages and backgrounds can find and freely use such a diversity of resources, along with the expert guidance of librarians.
Ann Sarrantonio

New Hours

for Local History Collection:




  A message from Linda Tantillo, Rosendale Library Local History Collection.
  I am starting partial retirement on  October 1, 2016. I couldn’t bear not doing the local history anymore, so I am continuing only with this aspect of my library work.  I will be at Rosendale Library from 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  For research help, you can stop in on these days or you can contact me by email at att:Linda, or phone the library at 658-9013 to make an appointment.  Please give your search topic so I can do some preliminary research before we meet.  I am developing a research form that should make this easier.

  The Reference/Local History section of the library will still be open whenever the library is open.  Other library staff members will be able to give some general help, but don’t have time to do research.  I am working to put more of our indexes and my favorite search sites on the library’s website so people can do some research on their own if they wish (the thrill of the chase!), but I am more than happy to continue helping people in person in the library.  I especially enjoy sharing the information I have with the information that others give to me, and have learned a lot in this way that I couldn’t have learned otherwise.  I have grown to love this town, its history, and especially its people more and more!

  P.S.  Have you seen the article on Rosendale in the Wall Street Journal?  We have a copy if you haven’t.

Mark your Calendars

Tue, Sep 27
Raffle Drawing

Wed, Sept 28
Heart of a Lion

Sep 12th to 30th
Food for Fines!

Sun, Oct 2
Book Discussion
with Author
Ann Hood

Sat, Sep 10
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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