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July 2018 Summer Reading Program at the Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) welcomes students in grades 1 through 7 to the July 2018 Summer Reading Program, which will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018. Featuring the NYS 2018 SRP theme “Libraries Rock,” sessions for the RLA 2018 SRP will take place at the Roxbury Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, throughout the month of July 2018.

To register a child or a young person in the RLA 2018 SRP, please contact RLA Summer Reading Program Coordinator Lorrayne Bolger at (607)-326-4957.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

Third Roxbury Library Association Silent Auction

The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to the RLA’s Third Silent Auction on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., during the July 2018 Roxbury Summer Sidewalk Festival. The 2018 RLA Silent Auction will feature gift certificates, antiques, collectibles, framed photographs, framed paintings and drawings, furniture, wine and edibles, handcrafted quilts and handbags, and vintage items, generously donated by local individuals and area businesses. The silent auction bidding period on July 7th will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the bidding results announcements scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Roxbury Library patrons and visitors may register for the 2018 RLA Silent Auction at the Roxbury Library circulation desk prior to the auction or on the July 7th auction day.

The preview days for the 2018 RLA Silent Auction will be on Monday, July 2nd and on Thursday, July 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Roxbury Library.

On the day of the July 2018 Roxbury Summer Sidewalk Festival, the RLA invites all library patrons and visitors to take advantage of special and regular RLA Thrift Shoppe sales and of the opportunities to purchase raffle tickets for the 2018 RLA queen-size “Scrap Happy” Quilt, expertly handcrafted by the Roxbury Library Quilters, and Irma Mae Griffin’s HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ROXBURY.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

For more information about Roxbury Library events on July 7th, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Jennifer Fairbairn at (607)-326-7901.

Book Talk by Sabeeha Rehman: Threading My Prayer Rug

Author Sabeeha Rehman will be talking about her book,
Threading My Prayer Rug.

http://www.sabeeharehman.com/

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Spring-Summer 2018 New York Humanities Reading and Discussion Grant Program at the Roxbury Library


The Roxbury Library Association has received a Spring 2018 Adult Reading and Discussion Grant from New York Humanities. The R & D Program hosted by the Roxbury Library will offer adult participants the opportunity to explore the topic “Outsiders: In Exile at Home/At Home in Exile,” devised by Roxbury resident Scholar-Facilitator Barry Seiler, through a series of thematically linked nonfiction readings, including HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. Vance; MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward; LOST IN TRANSLATION by Eva Hoffman; THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande; ZAMI by Audre Lourde; and NOMADLAND by Jessica Bruder.

The Spring 2018 NYH R & D Grant Program at the Roxbury Library will offer six reading and discussion sessions, all on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, on the following dates: June 16, 2018 (HILLBILLY ELEGY); June 23, 2018 (MEN WE REAPED); June 30, 2018 (LOST IN TRANSLATION); July 14, 2018 (THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US); July 28, 2018 (ZAMI); and August 4, 2018 (NOMADLAND). The RLA will provide copies of the Scholar-Facilitator’s NYH R & D book selections from the Four County Library System and from the Roxbury Library collection for R & D program participants’ use.

To register for the Spring 2018 NYH R & D Grant Program at the Roxbury Library, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Jennifer Fairbairn at (607)-326-7901.

The Seed Swap is on!

The 2018 Quilt Raffle

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2017 Quilt Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Cathy Hait on winning the quilt raffle!

2017 Roxbury Library Association Annual Holiday Bazaar

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Roxbury Library Association will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Roxbury Library. The RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar will offer holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase quality RLA Thrift Shoppe merchandise, Irma Mae Griffin’s HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ROXBURY, and 2017 RLA “Sunflower Splendor” quilt raffle tickets at $1.00 per ticket or at $5.00 for 6 tickets.

Santa will be visiting the Roxbury Library from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon with holiday gifts for the children of Roxbury and neighboring communities.

The RLA quilt raffle drawing for the 2017 RLA “Sunflower Splendor” quilt, expertly handcrafted by the Roxbury Library Quilters, will take place at 1:30 p.m., directly following the 2017 RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

For further information about the 2017 RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at (607)-326-7901.

The RLA Thrift Shoppe Volunteer Staff and the Roxbury Library Staff welcome donations of new or gently used gift items to the 2017 RLA Annual Holiday Bazaar.

November 2017 Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum Program

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at the Roxbury Library, Ann Thayer of the Alzheimer’s Association will offer an educational talk on Alzheimer’s Disease for the November 2017 Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum program.

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Ms. Thayer’s presentation.

The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

For details about the Tuesday, November 14, 2017, RLA Tuesday Forum program, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at (607)-326-7901.

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October 2017 Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum Program

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., at the Roxbury Library, Roxbury resident Wheldon J. Farleigh will offer a talk on Woodchuck Lodge for the October 2017 Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum program.

Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Mr. Farleigh’s presentation.

The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.

Located at 53742 State Highway 30, the Roxbury Library is directly opposite the town’s United Methodist Church on Main Street.

For details about the Tuesday, October 10, 2017, RLA Tuesday Forum program and about upcoming RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, please contact Roxbury Library Director Dian Seiler or Roxbury Library Clerk Helen Faraci at (607)-326-7901.