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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.

September 2017 Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum Potluck Luncheon

The Roxbury Library Association will open the 2017-2018 RLA Tuesday Forum season with a potluck luncheon at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 12:00 noon. RLA Tuesday Forum Coordinator Julia A. Menne cordially requests that each attendee bring a covered dish to pass, as well as a place setting. Following the potluck luncheon, September 2017 RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will plan and schedule programs and activities for the upcoming 2017-2018 RLA Tuesday Forum season. Fannie Lippmann, a retired New York City school teacher and Roxbury resident, will give a talk titled “Reading to Your Children and Grandchildren” at the Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum at 1:00P.M., following the potluck luncheon.

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 September 12, 2017, potluck luncheon 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.

A Big Thank You!


The Roxbury Library Association would like to thank the generous contributors to our 2017 Silent Auction:

Arkville Bread & Breakfast
Barry & Dian Seiler
B&B Construction
Carl & Kathleen Eckett
Cassie Grabowski
Cathy Cammer
Christopher Durham
The Coffee Pot
Cole & Griffin Construction
The Country Cutting Gallery
Crazy River Deli & Café
Dwayne Wright
Edie Mesick
Ellen Macguire
Frank & Sandra Maselli
Freshtown
Gould Memorial Church
Hanah Country Club & Resort
Helen Faraci
Home Goods of Margaretville
Jim’s Great American
Joan Lalosh
Joseph Perez
Julius & Pat Giella
Ken & Maureen Kessel
Manhattan Country School Farm
M. Gerard Country Home
Millions of Stitches
Mina Teslaru
Peabody’s Pets
Peg’s Gifts at Young’s ACE Hardware
Peter Chen
Price Chopper
The Public Restaurant
Richard Tazzara Woodworking
Rita Zorda
Roger & Renee Barchitta
Round Back Antiques
Roxbury Arts Group
Roxbury Wine & Spirits
Seth Blocker Chiropractic
Ski Plattekill
Solange Cournort
Sundaes Restaurant
Susanna Clemm Craig
Twisted Sister Salon
Union Grove Distillery
Walter & Amy Srebnick

Your generous contributions and donations have made this event possible and all proceeds from this event will help keep the lights on at our library. Thank you to all businesses and individuals that have contributed and donated to Roxbury Library Association’s Second Silent Auction!

July 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) welcomes students in grades 1 through 7 to the July 2017 Summer Reading Program, which is now in progress. Featuring the NYS 2017 SRP theme “Build a Better World,”
sessions for the RLA 2017 SRP take place at the Roxbury Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, throughout the month of July 2017.

To register a child or a young person in the RLA 2017 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.