The Friends of Rose Memorial Library beat the heat (and the rain) to pull off a great event at Charles S. Eccher Park on Sunday, June 25. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of the Library, Romolo’s on the Road, Icee is Nice, Chomped, and all of the vendors who lent their time and/or contributed a prize to our raffle. Raffle winners have been notified. We look forward to making this a yearly event!
SUMMER READING ’23
Now through August
Summer Reading is in full swing at the Library. Come by and register your family. Reading logs are available for ages 0 – teen. You can earn prizes either by reading or by attending one of our programs.
Now through Sept. 8
Take a trip through Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties to visit the 47 libraries that make up RCLS! Each library will give you stickers and prizes for visiting. Check out some local attractions while you’re in town!
New Catalog Launching July 14
On July 14 you will notice a very different looking Catalog that has the feel of a site like Amazon. It’s called Aspen Discovery, and it is going to make searching for books and putting them on hold much easier. There’s nothing you have to do to set it up, and nothing from your old account will be lost – but like all new things it may take some time getting used to!
With Aspen Discovery You Can:
See new items right upfront
Search ebook, audiobook, and print collection in one place
Receive suggestions for related titles you might like
Review your checkouts, renew materials, and place holds
View detailed fine information and pay via PayPal
Save searches so you’re alerted when new materials arrive
Add your own reviews and star ratings like GoodReads
Make purchase suggestions so we know what to buy
Create and share lists of your favorite books
JULY ADULT PROGRAMS
BOOK CLUB BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS
Join us to meet the new book club members! The goal of these sessions is to decide what the group would like to read (fiction, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks – it can be anything); and confirm dates for future meetups. Our Saturday session will include a nice catered brunch.
Saturday, July 22, 11am – 12pm & Monday, July 24, 6pm – 7pm
NATURE FORAGING WALK
Wednesday, July 26, 6pm – 8pm
Join us for a leisurely stroll in Rockland County and get to know the local flora and fauna of the area. We will explore medicinal, culinary and other uses of what’s growing in our backyard! Bring water, wear appropriate clothing/footwear and bring bug spray. The location will be confirmed closer to the date and emailed to those registered.
FIBER ARTS CIRCLE
Join others in knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting etc. Fun and social! All ages and skills welcome! Bring your project. Group often shares materials and helps each other. We also have one-on-one instruction if needed.
Monday, July 24, 12pm – 1pm
Monday, July 31, 6pm – 7pm
TAI CHI @ RHO
Join us for morning Tai Chi with Mark Breithaupt. Start your day off with breath and movement. Mindfulness for both body and mind. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat for meditation and relaxation at the end.
Wednesdays, 8am – 9pm
CHAIR YOGA @ RHO
Lonnie June leads this chair yoga course. Yoga is for everybody, and may be especially beneficial for beginners, seniors, or those recovering from injuries. Build strength and balance. Donations are appreciated!
Mondays, 10am – 10:45 *No class on July 3
Rose Memorial Library, Kennedy Room
ARTS & CRAFTS
Decoupage – Bring Your Own Object
Monday, July 17, 12pm – 2pm
Join us to create one-of-a-kind decorative objects! Bring your own: box, tray, plate/platter, shells, flower pots etc. We will have decorative papers but you are also welcome to bring your own special papers or special cutouts to adorn your objects.
Suminagashi (Japanese Paper Marbling) Wednesday, July 19, 12pm – 2pm
The suminagashi marbling technique is an ancient meditative process that emphasizes mindfulness, slowing down, and the value of imperfection known as ‘wabi sabi’. In this class we will experiment with materials and techniques to make paper that can be used to wrap gifts, frame as art, or as the cover for a book or journal.
Zentangle Time Wednesday, July 19, 3pm – 5pm
In this class we will explore a few special methods to use art as therapy to calm your mind. We will be working with a combination of Sharpie markers, Micron pens, watercolors, markers &/or colored pencils.Teens welcome to join.
Beginner Watercolors – Beach Scene Wednesday, July 26, 11am – 1pm
Explore the special quality of watercolors – enjoy the process and learn essential watercolor techniques. Fills up quickly, register early.
HERBAL ARTS TALK: HEALTHY STRESS RESPONSE
Monday, July 17, 4pm – 6pm
Rose Memorial Library, Kennedy Room
Let’s discuss how to remain calm when the stresses of life become too much. From diet, mindfulness and sleeping habits – to supplements and herbs – these tips can help you stay calm and maintain good health. Bring your questions!
JULY TEEN PROGRAMS
GLITTERING GEM MASON JARS
Thursday, July 6, 6pm – 7pm
Create a light up jar using colorful glass sea beads. Great décor for your room at night.
Thursday, July 13, 6pm – 7:30pm
Try the latest craft craze to make some super shiny coasters! Snacks provided,
Teen Programs with Joy!
Join artist and Library Programmer, Joy Buckhout, to make these summer crafts! These programs are open to teens AND adults.
SALT & SUGAR SCRUBS
Monday, July 31, 4pm – 6pm
We will chat while making salt & sugar scrubs to exfoliate for beautiful skin.
FABRIC COLLAGE WALL ART
Wednesday, July 12, 3pm – 5pm
Create a retro wall hanging using fabric collage technique – layering small cuts of fabric. The design will be a 70’s style mushroom pattern!
CREPE PAPER FLOWERS
Monday, July 31, 12pm – 2pm
Join us to learn a few techniques to create a beautiful, year-round Lily out of crepe paper.
Monday, July 24, 1pm – 3pm
You will learn how to create a simple loom, start to weave and change yarns to make a small pouch.
FELTING: FUNNY TACOS
Tuesday, July 18, 4:30pm – 6pm
Join guest presenter Christine Adams to make a silly felted taco. It’s so cute you could eat it! For kids entering grade 5 and up.
JULY YOUTH PROGRAMS
BEACH BLANKET BINGO
Wednesday, July 19, 6pm – 7pm
It’s a night of family friendly BINGO on the beach at Vincent Clark Park. We encourage you to bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner. The Library will provide snacks. Chance to win fun prizes! Registration begins July 3.
Tuesdays, 11am – 11:45am *No program on July 4
Let your kids indulge in some messy outdoor play! Messy Meetup promotes child-led exploration of the outdooors. Prepare to get messy – wear appropriate clothes and shoes for water and mud! Each week we will focus on a different creative activity. Great chance to connect with other parents while getting some fresh air! Meet at Vincent Clark Park.
Kids with their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, bubbles and playtime at Vincent Clark Park. Bring something to eat and sit on.