Tag: Library

Roeliff Jansen Library’s 3rd Annual Community Picnic, Aug 11

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Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library, is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Community Picnic this Sunday.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, August 11, 2019 / 12 – 3pm

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to All

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Library
9091 Rt 22
PO Box 669
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary

 

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The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Community Library Gala, “A Party in the Park,” Jun 8

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The 2019 Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library, “A Party in the Park,” will be held next Saturday at the Roeliff Jansen Park. The 10th Annual Gala will celebrate Charlotte Shutts, a life-long Roe Jan resident, who has been a valued Library volunteer for 15 years. Shutts served as Secretary of the Friends and then President for six years. She can be found at the Library circulation desk every Friday morning.

As always there will be great food from local chefs and restaurants to enjoy with tasty wines. Music will be provided by Kris Jensen’s Swinging All-Stars with vocalist Wanda Houston, presenting American Songbook selections.

Popular Gala fundraising traditions returning this year include a raffle basket, valued at $1,000. The “Hygge=Comfort” basket features a super-soft throw, a copy of “The Year of Living Danishly,” and assorted items and gift certificates.

The silent auction will include over 75 items and experiences. Information on silent auction items is on view now at the library. You can also leave an absentee bid for items at the library.

The live auction, presided over by Copake Auction’s auctioneer Seth Fallon, will include tickets to Disney’s “Frozen” on Broadway, front row seats to ABC’s “The View,” a weekend stay at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, and three entirely different priceless culinary experiences provided by noted chefs.

Those who wish to honor this year’s honoree, Charlotte Shutts, can add a message to be featured in the on-screen tribute at the Gala. Forms for doing this are available at the library and HERE.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 5pm – 7:30pm

ADMISSION:
Gala Tickets are $125 each and may be purchased online HERE, or at the library.

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Park – Harvest Barn
9140 NY Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
roejanlibrary.org/fundraising-events
roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary

 

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Hillsdale Historian Chris Atkins “The Original Route of the Columbia Turnpike” at Roeliff Jansen Library, Jan 19

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Hillsdale Co-Town Historian Chris Atkins will present his findings after a yearlong investigation into the original path of the Columbia Turnpike. Many people believe that the turnpike followed the path of today’s State Route 23, but in fact, as Atkins will demonstrate, the original turnpike diverged from today’s RT. 23 in at least two areas.

“As a trustee of the Friends of East Gate Toll House, I was curious to see if I could find the location of the long gone Middle Gate Toll House,” Atkins said. “In my search, I could see that the original turnpike could not have followed Rt. 23 from the Massachusetts line to the Hudson River and set out to find the actual route – ultimately to create a map showing the path.”

Participants will receive an 11”x17” copy of the map, which also includes information about many of the historic structures that still exist on the original turnpike path.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 4pm

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 NY-22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
www.roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary
friendsofeastgate.org

 

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Santa Claus is Coming to Roeliff Jansen Library, Dec 16

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Santa Claus is coming to the Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library on Sunday. Santa is busy at this time of year, but he is making a special visit to the Library which will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the occasion. Stop by for some cookies and hot chocolate and a chat with Santa. All children will receive a special gift from the jolly old elf.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, December 16, 2018: 1pm – 3pm

ADMISSION:
Free. No sign-up necessary.

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 NY-22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
www.roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary

 

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Roeliff Jansen Library Program: Sound Explorers, Aug 4


The Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library presents Sound Explorers at Ancram Town Hall.  A fun, educational experience for children of all ages that awakens and develops the under-emphasized yet most fundamental way we perceive the universe around us – the wonderful world of listening, sound, vibration, and music.

Throughout this engaging program, children explore a series of interactive experiences including:

  • Fun experiments that explore the science of sound
  • Spontaneous music making with recycling instruments
  • Unique exercises that develop listening skills, perception and auditory awareness
  • Musical story and imagery activities that unleash the power of the imagination
  • Musical movement and group interaction

This event is funded by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, August 4th, 2018: 10:30am to Noon

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Ancram Town Hall
1416 Co Rd 7,
Ancram, NY 12502

MORE:
www.roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary

 

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