October 2014 Newsletter: Storytime, Firetowers, Book Club, Wishlist, Raffle Winners, Guitar Concert, Volunteer, Calendar.
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Story Hour

  Fall story hour has begun!! Come join us on Thursdays at the Rosendale library from 9:45-11 for fun, stories, songs and parade!!

Our special events are Fire safety day- Oct 16, Pumpkin day- Oct 23 and Book Character Day - Oct 30.

Any questions?  Call Miss Annie at 658-8955
Book Sale

Firetowers of the Catskills:

Their History and Lore

Wed, Oct. 22 at 7 PM

  The Rosendale Library presents “Firetowers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore" by Marty Podskoch, author and columnist.
  During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fires raged out of control in many of NY State’s vast wooded areas.  As a result of the devastation, in 1909 the first state fire towers were established in the Catskills- made of trees and logs. Learn the story of these beloved icons, the people who manned them, and the fight to preserve them.
  Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and author of six books about the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains. He lives in Delhi.

Book Discussion

October 26th 2pm

Books available at Circulation Desk

 The Friends of the Rosendale Library will be sponsoring a discussion of the book, Crow Lake by Mary Lawson on Sunday, October 26th at the Library at 2:00pm.  The books are currently available for loan at the library.

  "Here is a gorgeous, slow-burning story set in the rural “badlands” of northern Ontario, where heartbreak and hardship are mirrored in the landscape. For the farming Pye family, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur—offstage.

  Centerstage are the Morrisons, whose tragedy looks more immediate if less brutal, but is, in reality, insidious and divisive. Orphaned young, Kate Morrison was her older brother Matt’s protegee, her fascination for pond life fed by his passionate interest in the natural world. Now a zoologist, she can identify organisms under a microscope but seems blind to the state of her own emotional life. And she thinks she’s outgrown her siblings—Luke, Matt, and Bo—who were once her entire world.

  In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, of resentments harbored and driven underground, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking humor and consummate control, continually overturning one’s expectations right to the very end. Tragic, funny, unforgettable, Crow Lake is a quiet tour de force that will catapult Mary Lawson to the forefront of fiction writers today." - publisher's overview

  We hope that you will join us for an afternoon of sharing our thoughts on this engaging and interesting story.
Book Sale

Rosendale Library Wishlist

  • Do you have an hour or two once a month?  The Friends of Rosendale Library are looking for help with the ‘Friends’ page of the Rosendale Library website:
       About once a month we need to update this webpage.  An updated ‘Friends’ page will allow the Friends group to communicate better with our patrons and help this volunteer group to grow.
  • Do you have some clean, dry storage space that you would allow us to store books in temporarily?  We receive many wonderful donated books from our very generous patrons.  We keep some for the library collection and we sell or donate the rest.  Our office space is very crowded when we are evaluating donated books.  What we need is a place to temporarily store some of the better books until a book dealer could help us to sell them.
  • Do you know of a book dealer that would volunteer an hour a month to help us sell some of the better donations?
  Please contact Ann Sarrantonio at 658-9013 or for more information. Thank you for considering spending some time to help your Rosendale Library!

FRL Scholarship Raffle Winners

  Thank you to all of our 'Friends' for buying raffle tickets to support our Scholarship fund! We made $850 this year, most of which will go to our 2015 Scholarship. Special thanks to our prize donors;  Mohonk Mountain House and Frances Raia.  We couldn't have done it without you.

The winners are:
  • 1st prize:  Dinner for 2 at Mohonk Mountain House - William Shann
  • 2nd prize:  Vintage Clutch Purse by Frances Raia - Berenice Keller
  • 3rd prize:  Vintage Shoulder Purse by Frances Raia - Cherilyn Craig
  Scholarship applications for the 2015 Scholarship for graduating high school seniors will be available at the library in April 2015.

Classical Music Concert - Guitar

Wed. Nov. 12, 7pm FREE

Eric Roth, Librarian/Musician

  Spend an evening before the holidays with the dulcet sounds of early19th century compositions,  performed on a reproduction Panormo guitar.  Works of Paganini, Guiliani, Mertz and others will be played, with historical background of the music, instruments and composers provided.
Eric frequently performs at public and private events throughout the region.
Please arrive early!

Alert: Help needed!

  The Friends group needs some new active members to support library programs, activities and its future. Our next meeting is Saturday, November 22, 10am at the Rosendale Cafe on Main Street. Your help could support current plans or share new ideas for programs or fund raising. The library 2015 budget has a very small increase over the 2014 budget. This is good news for local taxpayers but may require the Friends to step up and help with special projects again next year. Please consider joining us or the Library Board of Trustees to help ensure the future of OUR LIBRARY.
Thank you!
Friends of Rosendale Library

Mark your Calendars

Firetowers of the Catskills
by Marty Podskoch
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Crow Lake Book Discussion
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Classical Music Guitar Concert
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Friends of the Rosendale Library Meeting
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
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

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

  We have received our first donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between April 1st and June 30, choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us a donation of $17.95. We hope more of you will do your Amazon shopping at this website and our third quarter donation will be even bigger! Thank you for your support.
Friends Of The Rosendale Library
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