September 2018 Newsletter: Budget Vote! Sept 6, Library Raffle 2018, Writers Workshop, Author's Reading, Arctic Photography, Story Hour Update, Thank You Ed!, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Desk Set, Florida, Calendar.
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The Rose Window: Rosendale Library eNewsletter

Budget Vote!

Thu, Sept 6th,
11am - 7:30pm

  Greetings from the Library Board!  Once again it is approaching time to vote on a budget for the library.  The Board continues to strive to balance the needs of the library with attention to current economic realities. In addition to funding the library’s day-to-day operations, it is essential that we plan for anticipated improvements as well as being prepared for unanticipated expenditures. Even including a modest pay increase for our beloved and experienced staff, the library is currently positioned to maintain fiscal security without seeking any budget increase.  
  In addition to the budget vote, one provisional member of the Board, Amber Billey is seeking election, and two members, Carl Welden and Craig Zisman, are seeking re-election. There is also one seat still available.  Information about this vacancy can be found at the Library.
 The budget vote will be held on September 6th from 11am to 7:30pm and will take place at the library.  We hope you will continue to benefit from our library’s many offerings, and support these services by coming out to vote!  Thank you for your ongoing commitment.
The Rosendale Library Trustees

Last Chance to buy your tickets!


2018 Raffle: $5 tickets for sale at the library.

Writer's Workshop

Sat, Sept 22, 3-5pm


Writing Together in Open Space

  We will work with writing prompts to draw out a focused event in each person’s life experience.  We will also work with creating a ‘found poem’ based on observation and imagination.  Participants will have a chance to share what they have written and receive feedback from the group and the instructor.
Workshop led by
Steve Clorfeine
Steve Clorfeine is a writer, performer, and facilitator with a long association to the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has published five collections of writing, three of them with Codhill Press and a non-fiction book on Nepal with Station Hill Press.  His recently released collection is Simple Geography.  He leads Writing at 280½, an on-going writing workshop that began at The Rosendale Library’s 50th Anniversary celebration. As an independent workshop leader, he presents training programs for theater teachers, actors, business leaders, and at meditation centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Please join us for this free, exciting workshop on
Saturday, September 22, 2018
3:00 – 5:00pm
At Rosendale Library, 264 Main St., Rosendale
Advanced registration is required
Call Rosendale Library at 658-9013
or email

A Reading With a Local Author:

Sat, Sept 22, 2018


Steve Clorfeine

(Open House Press, NY, 7/2018)
a collection of recent writing and collages.
Please join him for a reading and conversation.  
Here’s a note from the book:

Recently I kept a collage journal. Over a period of 8 months I made entries into a 4 x 6 inch black spiral sketch- book. Though the written notes and cut up images occasionally informed each other, there was no set structure. Rather, the construction of the collages was determined by the unlikely page size and weight of the paper. The images had to be simple. With words and images on alternating pages, what emerged felt like making notes with images and conversely, conjuring images with words. In laying out the book, the process of placing text and image was similar – occasionally one informed the other but more often, the image found its place visually, through its own story.
This is a free event
Saturday, September 22, 2018
5:30pm at The Rosendale Library
264 Main St., Rosendale
For more information, call 658-9013

Rosendale Library Presents:

Joseph Meehan,

Expedition Photographer


"Land and People of the Arctic:
an illustrated presentation"


Wednesday, September 26


Rosendale Community Center

  During the last decade, Joseph Meehan served as expedition and documentary photographer for a groundbreaking study by Dr. Martin Nweeia concerning the extraordinary tusk of the Arctic Narwhal.  For centuries, myths and misconceptions have surrounded the purpose of its unique structure.
  Meehan will take us on a visual journey through stunning landscapes of the High Canadian Arctic and Greenland. The presentation includes candid portraits of Inuit hunters whose knowledge reflects generations of survival in the north.
Salma receiving her award for a summer filled with reading!!

Summer Readers enjoying ice cream at our Finale.

Story Hour Update:

Story Hour resumes Sept 13.

 Storyhour will start up again on Sept 13 at 10:00am. Due to our budget vote in Sept 6th, there will be no Storyhour on the 6th.  Please come out and vote!!  See you on the 13th. Bring your friends!!
Siebren’s reading level soared this summer.  Thank you Summer Reading!!!

Best Friend of the Library:

Ed Redelberger

  The library is very lucky to have our devoted volunteer Ed Redelberger.  He has been volunteering every Wednesday for the last six and a half years.  Over the years he has accomplished many tasks that benefit the library.  He helps our local history staff with everything from indexing to organizing.  He has spent many, many hours in our Bookcellar.  Ed has shelved and organized our donated books and generally kept the sale looking great.  This is his favorite project and he does it well.    
  Before our Annual Book Sale, Ed put up new subject signs in the Bookcellar and now our shoppers have an easier time finding just what they are looking for. Please some in and take a look, our Bookcellar is open whenever the library is open. 
  Thank you Ed, for all you do to support the library!

Rosendale Library Presents:


“Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change”


  An award-winning journalist, Pfeiffer documents the human contribution to the dangerous spread of Lyme disease to dozens of countries and multitudes of people. Her book challenges medical dogma that has dictated care for two decades. Pfeiffer exposes the failure of government and medicine to prevent rapidly spreading infection, address poor diagnostic tests, and help many thousands of patients whose symptoms linger long after treatment. As they spread globally, ticks have reshaped our view of the outdoors. As Pfeiffer warns us, they are here to stay.

Friends of Rosendale Library sponsors our final 60th Anniversary event:


Free Movie!!!


The Desk Set


Oct 23, 7pm
at the Rosendale Theatre

  The Desk Set is a 1957 romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang. Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is the head of the research department at a large broadcasting network. Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) is a "methods engineer" who is studying ways to use computers to make businesses more efficient. When he starts hanging around Bunny's department, she's convinced he's trying to replace her and her staff with a computer. She's sort of right...
  Join us Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm @ Rosendale Theatre
And after the movie, we will celebrate the Rosendale Library’s 60th Birthday with cake for all.  This is a FREE event sponsored by the Friends of Rosendale Library.

Rosendale Library connects with disadvantaged youngsters in Florida

  Library employee Steve Ladin (local history & archives associate) began gathering young children's books as reading aids in his role with the Ulster Literacy Association as a tutor.
  Steve's sister, retired early childhood NYC teacher Shelley Leibowitz organized a reading program as part of the charitable efforts of Polo Club, Boca Raton where she resides with her husband Mitchell during the late fall to late spring.
  After Steve's visit to Polo Club last year, he realized that in his relationship with the Rosendale Library, he might be able to help some of Rosendale Library's donated books find a new life.
  Above is a portion of an article in Trends, summer 2018 (a magazine published by Polo Club, Boca Raton). Steve will be visiting Shelley this Thanksgiving, and there will be some extra weight in his luggage: books!

Mark your Calendars

Thu, Sep 6
Library Budget Vote

Sat, Sep 8
Friends of Rosendale Library Meeting
10am at the Rosendale Cafe

Thu, Sep 13
Story Hour Resumes

Tue, Sep 18
Raffle Drawing

Sat, Sep 22
Writer's Workshop with Steve Clorfeine

Sat, Sep 22
Reading with Local Author
Steve Clorfeine

Wed, Sept 26
Arctic Photography
at the Rosendale Community Center

Wed, Oct 10
Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change
at the Rosendale Community Center

Tue, Oct 23
FREE Movie
The Desk Set
at the Rosendale Theatre

(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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