December 2019 Newsletter: Frozendale, Katie's Corner, Little Free Library, Book Picks, Canvas Bag Sale, Winter Gift Sale, Calendar.
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Sat, Dec 14

  This year the town of Rosendale will celebrate Frozendale on Sat. December 14.  Here at the library we will have a wonderful used book and small gift sale from 10am -3pm.  At 10am we will have Holiday Stories for Children with Miss Pat.  There will also be free cookies!

  Thanks to our friend Nancy Tuller we will have our usual hand-knitted items for sale.

  We will be selling raffle tickets from now until 3pm on Dec. 14 for our three gift baskets: a Cozy Winter Basket, an International Food Basket and a Children's Gift Basket. Stop in and take a chance on one of our great holiday gift baskets.  The drawing will take place at 3pm.

 Please stop by on your way to the great Frozendale events all along Main Street that Saturday.

  We are happy to announce the arrival of our new photocopier which includes color printing! The copier will now handle all of the printing from the computers, and it is located near the main circulation desk so the staff can help everyone get acquainted with it.

  Because the toner is less expensive than it was for the small laser printers, we are lowering our prices to .15 cents per page for black and white, and .25 cents per page for color prints. The printer can handle paper up to 11x 17 in size, double-double sided! The new printer will also be able to do faxing, and we will lower and simplify our fax price to $1 per fax, no matter the number of pages.

   We are now providing notary services since I am a notary public. The service is free, just bring in your ID with your documents. I am generally here until 5:30, Monday through Friday. We will have at least one other staff person become licensed in order to try to have coverage whenever the library is open. Please call ahead to make sure the notary is available.
  In upgrading our internet speed, we shall also be getting a static IP address which will allow us to offer at the library. This will begin after December 4. Right now there are some new genealogy resources that are available from home including Heritage Quest and Fold 3 which allows you to search military records. (These new genealogy resources are available through support from the Ulster County legislature.) 

  Finally, I want to give a shout-out to Nancy Tuller, library patron and knitter extraordinaire, who has knitted adult sized hats, and children and baby sweaters that are available now at the library. She has also made some handmade baby quilts and generously donated her wares to the library. So come find the perfect gift, and support the fabulous offerings at the library.

Good To Know

  Our Little Free Library will be at your disposal all fall and winter.  The exception might be when it's covered during a snow or ice storm.  We'll get it uncovered and fully stocked as soon as possible after the storm.  Cozy up with a book today!

Book Suggestions from the Library Friends and Staff

The Overstory by Richard Powers
  An epic novel, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, weaves a fabric of 9 peoples’ stories against the backdrop climate change and resource depletion. A deep look at the relationship between humans and nature through the lens of nature as an equal and living partner keeps you turning the page to the bittersweet end of this modern day fable.
Varina by Charles Frazier
  The renowned author of Cold Mountain takes us back again to the time surrounding the Civil War, this time to explore the devastation and chaos through the eyes of Varina Howell Davis. This historical fiction novel creates the time and place as we meet and travel with the young woman as she meets and marries Jefferson Davis, becomes the First Lady of the Confederacy and ultimately a reviled fugitive convicted of treason. 
Murder in The Marais by Cara Black
  Cara Black recently released her 19th book in her Aimee Leduc mystery series.  Each of the books is set in a Paris neighborhood and the Marais, Paris’ historic Jewish quarter, is the focus of the first book in the series.  Aimee finds a woman strangled with a swastika carved on her forehead and with the help of her partner, René, sets out to solve the horrendous murder.  As she pokes and probes into the woman’s story, Amiee finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  For those who have been waiting for the rest of the story that began in The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood picks it up 15 years later in her new novel, winner of the 2019 Booker Prize.   This is a compelling story with elements of a spy thriller flavored with the social wars fed by the struggle between science and religion.

Canvas Bag Sale!

$10 each 

$20 when filled with regular priced books from Bookcellar.

Sat, Dec 14

Sat, Jan 11
Friends of the Library
Meeting 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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