May 2015 Newsletter: Danny ShanahanSummer Reading, Surrealism, Canvas Bags, New eBooks, Do You Remember, Calendar.
View this email in your browser
The Rose Window: Rosendale Library eNewsletter

Danny Shanahan

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7pm / Free

  Rosendale Library Presents: “Danny Shanahan: Cartoonist Extraordinaire”, Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 7pm at the Rosendale Public Library.  Please contact Sue Horowitz for more information.
  Danny Shanahan has been a professional cartoonist for thirty years, twenty-five of them as a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine.  He has published thousands of cartoons, covers, illustrations and drawings appearing in major publications and galleries throughout the world.  He has written and illustrated children’s books, and edited “Some Delights of the Hudson River Valley”, an anthology of Hudson Valley humor.  He lives in Rhinebeck.

Summer Reading

Memorial Day Parade, Rainbow the Clown

  We are gearing up for our incredible Summer Reading Program at the Rosendale Library, Every Hero Has a Story.  Stay tuned for the special treats that we have planned for this summer at our library.  Registration begins June 1st.  Volunteers always welcome!  New teen program this year.  Call Miss Annie, 658-8955 for further information.

  Come join us at our Annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25th and march with our Rosendale Library and Miss Annie.  This year we will be celebrating reading in Rosendale by marching as book characters.  Meet at the Tillson Firehouse at 9:00am.  Children of all ages are welcome.  For further information, call Miss Annie at 658-8955 (book characters are optional..come join us). 

  It's Spring at the library and be assured that we should be getting a visit from Rainbow the Clown. Rainbow usually stops by on Thursday morning at our preschool Story Hour.  Maybe she will be stopping by this week or next!  Don't miss her.  Join us!


Dr. Raverty

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7pm / Free

   Rosendale Library presents "Surrealism and the Search for the Marvelous through the Visual Arts”, a lecture by Dr. Dennis Raverty, art historian on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7pm at the Rosendale Public Library.  Please contact Sue Horowitz for more information.

  “Surrealism and the Search for the Marvelous through the Visual Arts” by Dr. Dennis Raverty, art historian, is partly funded by the New York Council for the Humanities.

  Andre Breton, founder of Surrealism, was a medical student when he enlisted as as a psychiatric nurse during the First World War.  His theories led him to diagnose war as an illness, with Europe as the patient suffering a collective “nervous breakdown”.  Surrealism sought to channel, into works of art, the collectively repressed frustrations that had led to the devastation; the irrational juxtapositions and hallucinatory images created a movement unlike any other.

Canvas Bag Sale

$10 each, or $20 when filled with books from the Cellar

  Canvas bags are all the rage these days. I personally have about 10 in my car that I use for grocery shopping. Some communities, like New Paltz, are even banning plastic bag use, which will make canvas bags even more useful in the future. Our 50th Anniversary canvas bags were such a success when we offered them, that we've decided to offer them again. Maybe you got one then and loved it so much that you want another one. Or, maybe you didn't take the opportunity to get one then, and wish you had. Either way, this is the perfect opportunity to get one now. Or buy one for a friend, they would make great gifts! The bags are 100% cotton and have a beautiful Royal Blue print of our lovely library on one side. They are selling for $10 each, or $20 if you fill them with books from our Book Cellar. Come and get one, before they're all gone!

New eBooks

Available on the Library Kindle

  You may already know that the Rosendale Library has a Kindle eReader available for check out just like our books.
  But did you know that we just bought 3 new eBooks on the Kindle for you to enjoy?
 The new titles are:
    All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
    The Girl on the Train   by Paula Hawkins
    The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah
  All of these books have very long waiting lists in the MHLS system.
Our Kindle also has 13 other books, both fiction and non-fiction.
  These books may also be available through our library's ebook system, called OverDrive, but you may need to be on a wait list there as well.
Ann Sarrantonio

Rosendale News

featuring "Do You Remember?"
now on DVD

  Rosendale Library Local History Collection has had photocopies of most issues of the Rosendale News, but now, thanks to Cathy Sullivan, we have them on a DVD that is part of our circulating collection. The full title is The Rosendale News Featuring “Do You Remember?” by Joseph Fleming 1939-1943, and the call number is DVD ROS.
  “Do You Remember?” was a weekly newspaper series written by Joseph Fleming for the Rosendale News from 1939-1943.  Born in Rosendale in 1881, he shared his memories of Rosendale, the D&H Canal, the Rosendale Cement industry—he was the last worker out of the Black Smoke Mine when it collapsed in 1899--, and the laying of the Aqueduct through High Falls.  He also wrote of old customs and peculiar dialects, local baseball teams and brass bands, businesses and the church, school classes and brawlers, and everything in between.  Many of the articles are accompanied by photographs, and often the people in them are named.  It is a unique resource for local historians as well as genealogists. 
  This information would no doubt have been lost forever, if not for Joe Fleming’s writings.  In turn, his niece Maureen Fleming Miller lovingly kept these newspapers—probably the only copies that still exist-- and donated them to Rosendale Library.  Maureen’s cousin, Catherine Sullivan, spent many hours digitizing and organizing the articles for this DVD so others could enjoy them as well.  It is truly a labor of love for Joe Fleming’s descendants and a beautiful gift to our community.
  The DVD is very easy to navigate.  A table of contents appears at the beginning of each section, with direct links to each Fleming article.   The complete issues of The Rosendale News are on the disc, so after you read the history, you can also read the currents events, ads, gossip and opinions of the day.  (If you are interested in a particular name, ask for the Rosendale News Name Index available in the Rosendale Library Local History Collection.)
  Cathy Sullivan is working on transcribing other manuscripts of Joseph Fleming on a wide variety of subjects relating to Rosendale.  Maureen’s daughter Mary Kay is helping her with the transcriptions.  Some of the manuscripts are already finished and are in the process of being indexed by Rosendale Library volunteer Karen O’Keefe, who is having great fun reading them.  Eventually Cathy hopes to put the completed works into book form.
So come in and borrow the DVD, and check out Cathy’s beautiful website at
Linda Tantillo,
Rosendale Library Local History Collection

Mark your Calendars

Wed, Apr 29
Danny Shanahan: Cartoonist

Wed, May 13
Board Meeting

Mon, May 25
Memorial Day Parade
10am step-off
at the Tillson Firehouse

Wed, May 27
Dr. Raverty:

Sun. Oct 25
Orphan Train
Book Discussion

Sat, May 16
Sat, July 11
Sat, Sept 19
Sat, Nov 21
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 9:45am-11:00am, at the Library

Library Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of each month 7:00pm, at the Library
(In May, the board meeting is Wed, May 13th)

Library Friends Meeting:

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

Support Our Library

  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 17 we received our third donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between October 1 and December 31, 2014 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $32.12. This brings our donation total to $73.89. 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.
Friends of the Rosendale Library
Shop at:

If necessary, choose Friends Of The Rosendale Library Inc as your charity.

Shop as you normally would at Amazon, you know it's working if it says:

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp