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Breast Cancer Survivor’s Group Meeting

The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Group will meet Wednesday, September 20, in the Roxbury Library.  We will begin at 5:00pm.  Call Ellen at 607-326-4340 for more information.  Please stop in for good and caring conversation.   We welcome all to this group.

Non-Fiction Book Group with Ellen

Ellen Stewart leads a group of non-fiction book lovers that meet monthly.  Please contact Ellen at 607-326-4340 or email at peacebaby@catskill.net.  The next meeting will be September 28, location to be announced, so contact Ellen to find out!  Below are the titles of upcoming books to be discussed:

September:  Empty Mansions by Nina Sankovitch

October:  Daisy Bates in the Desert by Julia Blackburn

November:  Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman

December: South to America by Imani Perry

January:  Deep by James Nestor

February:  Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky

March:  Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley

April:  The Flag, The Cross, and the Station Wagon by Bill McGibbon

May:  Life with Picasso by Francoise Gilot

June:  Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

Please Consider Advocating for the Library….

Please consider advocating for the library…

Roxbury Library Association’s Board of Trustee Treasurer, Renate Rennie, attended the August 14th Roxbury town board meeting.  She discussed the library’s income and expenses and the need for increased funding from the town to ensure the library’s ability to continue its vital role in serving the public.

Renate also discussed the library’s intention to become ADA compliant and the efforts the library has undertaken to acquire funding through grant applications.

At present, the town’s annual donation to the library is $17,500; we requested the Town Board to increase the amount to $30,000 for the 2024 Town Budget and going forward.

As you may know, the Town of Roxbury is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a crucial road map that will guide future decisions in the Town of Roxbury. It is not a law; it is a plan that has legal standing when adopted by the Town Board.

The library would like to encourage residents to fill out the comprehensive plan (https://www.roxburyny.com/comprehensive-plan) form.

We respectfully ask you to consider including a line advocating for the town to continue financial support of the library at the level of $30,000 per year.

Thank you for your consideration.

Looking for a Labor Day activity?

If you’re spending the weekend in or near Roxbury, plan a stop at the Roxbury Library Thrift Shoppe!  We have clothing, housewares, books, and lots of lovely costume and better jewelry.  You’ll find bargains AND help the Library financially!

Library Closing Information

The Roxbury Library will be closed Monday. September 4, in observance of Labor Day.

Reminder: Breast Cancer Survivors Group Meeting

Reminder: Breast Cancer Survivors Group will meet at the Library this Wednesday night, August 23 at 5:00pm. You do not need to be a resident of Roxbury to attend! Come on in for conversation, advice, and good listeners.

Join our Non-Fiction Reading Group!

Did you know we have a Non-Fiction Reading Group?  The group is led by Ellen Stewart, and they meet on the last Thursday of each month, with some exceptions.

Please call Ellen at 607-326-4340 for more information.

Meeting of Breast Cancer Survivor’s Group

The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Support Group will be meeting in the Library on Wednesday, August 23, at 5:00pm.
This group is open to ALL, not just Roxbury residents.  Please come for support, advice, and friendly conversation.
If you have any questions, please contact the Library at 607-326-7901.

Tuesday Forum Returns with Catskill Forest Association, September 5, 2023

Coming up, Tuesday, September 5!
We’re back with the Tuesday Forum after taking the summer off. Join us on Tuesday, September 5 at 10am for a presentation by Zahra Bellucci of Catskill Forest Association.  Presentation will begin at 10:00 am and end by noon.  ALL are welcome!

Zahra provides consultations to landowners, assists in the implementation of CFA programs, and works to administer and develop the forestry education services offered by CFA to members and the local community.

Forest farming is an agroforestry practice that can provide landowners with options where traditional forestry practices like timber harvesting are not feasible.

Come learn about the ways you can use forest farming to connect to your land in a meaningful way, reap ecologically sustainable benefits from your forest, and actively manage your land with non-timber forest products.

Please call 607-326-7901 for more information about this presentation that is open to ALL including non-Roxbury residents. We hope to see you there!

Our newest selections for books and DVDs

Stop in soon for some great mid-summer reading and watching.  Our newest additions include biographies and autobiography:  Jackie Bouvier (Kennedy), Sam Shepard, Oppenheimer, Elliot Page.

Books for children include several titles from the fun and informative “Who Would Win?” series.  Polar Bear vs Grizzly?  Tarantula vs Scorpion?  You won’t know unless you read the books…  And for fast-approaching September, “The Crayons Go Back to School.”

Terrific fiction:  “Somebody’s Fool,” “Happy Place,” “Old God’s Time”, “Good Night, Irene,” “Yellowface.”

DVDs include “Freaks and Geeks,” “Dectectorists”, and “Your Honor” TV series.

We’re open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:30am - 3:30pm; Saturdays 10am - 2:00pm.