Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 1 - 10:00 am

Spring Flower Walk

Saturday, June 1, 10 am-1 pm:
Taconic State Park (Cedar Brook), Copake Falls

These walks are led by Claudia Knab-Vispo of the HawthorneValley FarmscapeEcology Program. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please register with Claudia (email hidden; JavaScript is required or 518-672-7994) to reserve a space and to receive directions.


Saturday, June 1 - 1:00 pm

Workshop at Library: An Introduction to Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell! Come to this workshop and learn to transform your personal experiences into engaging, well organized, and memorable stories. Using Ancram Opera House’s REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES approach to storytelling, workshop leader Paul Ricciardi (Co-Director of Ancram Opera House) will guide you in exercises you can use to create great stories! You will be invited to pitch your stories for the July 27 event: REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES at the Ancram Opera House. Paul Ricciardi is the co-artistic director of the Ancram Opera House and an award-winning teacher, actor, director and voice/speech/dialect coach. He is an associate professor at the City University of New York/Kingsborough CC where he teaches voice and acting. He received the 2018 Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Award.  Called “The Gold Medallion”, it is considered one of the great honors in theatre education.



Sunday, June 2 - 10:00 am

5K in Roe Jan Park to Raise Scholarships for Graduates

A 5K in the bucolic Roeliff Jansen Park!

On Sunday, June 2, beginning at 10 am, the annual 5K gets underway at the Roeliff Jansen Park to raise money for local scholars at Taconic Hills.  Pre-register for $20 or $25 the day of the event.  Contact Joe Raco (518) 929-9960 if you’d like to participate or volunteer.  Pre-registration checks should be made out to “TH Dollars for Scholars” & can be sent to RACO at PO Box 593 Philmont, NY 12565.

Runners, Walkers, and Teams welcome!  Don’t want to Walk or Run?  Come and watch or volunteer your time for a great cause!

All proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars toward scholarships in honor of Titans we’ve lost.



Sunday, June 2 - 11:30 am

Lazarus Family Tech Labs Classes Return

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s free, hands-on technology coaching program, Lazarus Family Tech Labs, returns with a 3 class series beginning Sunday, June 2 at 11:30am.

  • Sunday, June 2 at 11:30 – Excel for Beginners: The basics of Microsoft Excel, including calculations, setting up budgets and creating charts will be covered.
  • Sunday, June 23 at 11:30am – iPhone & Smartphone photography: Learn tips and tricks on taking pictures with your Smartphone (emphasis on iPhone). Find out about hidden features.
  • Sunday, June 30 at 11:30 am – Downloading Books from the Library: Learn to use Overdrive and Libby to check out e-books and audio books, and download books to your phone or tablet for free from your library.

Join as many classes as you wish.  Classes are free.   Advance registration is required.  Sign-up in person at the library or by calling 518-325-4101. Please bring your own device, or let us know if you will be using the library’s computer.

Instructor Pam Doran has taught Lazarus classes at Roe Jan since 2017.  Ms. Doran has been a free lance IT consultant and educator for 20 years.

Lazarus Family Tech Labs are made possible by a generous grant from the Lazarus Family Foundation.



Monday, June 10 - 6:00 am

Shredding Bins Available at Town Hall

June 10-June 28

September 9-September 20

December 2-December 13