October 2018 Newsletter: Budget Thanks!, Raffle Winners, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change Author Talk, Free Movie: The Desk Set, Summer Reading, Memory Loss Adult Program, Book Discussion: Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,  Calendar.
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The Rose Window: Rosendale Library eNewsletter
The Rose Window: Rosendale Library eNewsletter

Thank You!

The Rosendale Library Budget Passed

  The Rosendale Library and its Board members extend their sincere gratitude to community members for taking time out of their busy schedules to vote on Thursday September 6.

  The Kingston Daily Freeman reported on the budget vote results on September 7. Here is their article.

  “Voters have given 109-9 approval to a $307,925 Rosendale Library budget carrying a 1.78 percent spending decrease of $5,575.

  The spending plan authorizes a $304,125 property tax levy carrying a 1.23 percent decrease of $3,775.

  Uncontested four-year terms were won by Amber Billey with 102 votes, incumbent Carl Welden with 110 votes, and incumbent Craig Zisman with 102 votes.

  Changes in the budget include: salaries at $175,700, a $3,700 increase of 2.15 percent; retirement expenses at $17,000, a 32 percent decrease of $8,000; service contracts at $15,000, a 20 percent increase of $2,500; workers compensation at $6,000, a 50 percent increase of $2,000; contract labor costs of $1,800 after not being included in the current budget; auditor fees at $1,000, a $4,000 decrease of 80 percent; and legal fees at $1,000, a $4,000 decrease of 80 percent.”

Congratulations Scholarship Raffle Winners!

   Many thanks to all who supported the Friends Anna Mae Auchmoedy/ Lottie Burns Scholarship Raffle.  Each Spring we award a graduating high school senior $800 for college expenses.  This year’s winners are: 
•    Dee Jaye Kurla- Overnight stay for two at the 1850 HOUSE in Rosendale.  
•    Liggans Family- Dinner for two @ ROSENDALE CAFE
•    Shirley Darrow- Two tickets to the ROSENDALE THEATRE with popcorn
•    Joe Fitzpatrick- Kennebunck Weavers Hand Woven Afghan
Thank you to all of our local businesses for donating our prizes!
Ann Sarrantonio

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.

Siebren is reading to his stuffed animals just like Miss Annie reads at story hour.


Summer Reading

  What a summer of reading we experienced at the Rosendale Library!  Last year, we were so proud of our 459 books and 8169 minutes spent reading.  This year we aimed to exceed 10,000 minutes and we far exceeded our goal.  We doubled the books read, 1076 to be exact, and read for 14,627 minutes which was almost double of the time spent last year.  And that is just what was logged!  I am sure there was a lot more reading that I don’t even know about! Our aim is to instill a love for reading and I believe we have done that.  One of our participants actually moved up two reading levels.  I am so proud of all of our readers!!!  Bravo to all of our readers and our family members who supported this program.  Libraries Rock!!!

Miss Annie

Rosendale Library Presents

The Basics:

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease


Wed, Nov 7, 2018



With Joan Carl, Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter


  This program covers topics such as warning signs, differences in dementias, how to get a proper diagnosis, stages of the disease, treatment options, and research and services to help with the dynamics and risks of caregivers for people with these disorders.
Sue Horowitz

Sunday at the Library

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


Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
by Walter Mosley

Mosley plays out an intriguing premise in his powerful latest: a man is given a second shot at life, but at the price of a hastened death. Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. With one foot in the past and the other in the grave, Ptolemy begins to open up when Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that will restore his mind, but at hazardous cost: he won't live to see 92. With the clock ticking, Ptolemy uses his rejuvenated mental abilities to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie, and to render justice the only way he knows how, goaded and guided by the memory of his murdered childhood mentor, Coydog McCann. – Publishers Weekly
A major literary event-nothing short of a "tour de force" (New York Times) by the acclaimed and beloved author.

Sunday, November 18, 2018
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

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

Wed, Nov 7
Memory Loss, Dementia,
and Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, Nov 18
Read and Discuss:
Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

(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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    On August 18th we received our sixteenth donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between April 1 and June 30, 2018 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $29.63. This brings our donation total to $406.57 over the past 4 years.  Thank you for your support.

Sincerely, Jo Ann Reuben, Treasurer

Friends of the Rosendale Library
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