Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rudolf Steiner Library News, September 2016


Contact librarian Judith Kiely for more information. (518) 944-7007 
Library hours Wed-Sat 10-3

Update: Waldorf Educational Foundation Grant If you are affiliated with a Waldorf school in the continental United States, you can now sign up for a free one-year individual library membership thanks to a grant awarded by the Waldorf Educational Foundation to the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Waldorf school faculty and staff, teacher trainees, board members, and Waldorf school parents are eligible. Memberships run from Sept 2016 through Aug 2017.
For more information: or sign up:

Note: Library closures The library will be closed Sat Sep 17, and open by appointment only Wed Sep 14 – Fri Sep 16. We will also be closed during the Annual General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society in America, from Thu Oct 6 – Sat Oct 8.

Overdue Books Notices We’ve been hearing from borrowers that our overdue notices have been ending up in their spam folders. Please mark the library email address as NOT SPAM so you don’t miss our reminders.

Search for new books in our online catalog:


Report: Volunteer Project Week, August 8-12
Volunteer Margaret Shipman reports: “We were able to make a giant step forward in the organization and preservation of historical materials.  We re-boxed the foreign-language periodicals, mostly German, into 150 gray archival storage boxes, by title and date—and then put all the sets of boxes on shelves in alphabetical order.  They are finally safely archived in a humidity and temperature-controlled environment, and on a single floor!  I told visitors and other volunteers to ‘look at our sea of gray boxes’.  The sea is small as oceans go but the accomplishment feels worthy of the word.”


Thanks to all who volunteered: : Cecelia Elinson, Branko Furst, Caroline Gordon, PatRick Kiely, Lioba Logan, Martin Miller, Robert Oelhaf, Christina Porkert, Douglas Sloan, Kathleen Williams, and especially Margaret Shipman, who traveled from Los Angeles and worked for the entire week (35 hours!).


Report: Book Repair Workshop, Sat Aug 20
Bookbinder and Waldorf teacher Lisa Damian held a workshop on Japanese stab-stitching at the library on Aug 20, sponsored by the Rudolf Steiner Library Circle of Friends. Five people participated: John Cunningham, Lioba Logan, Martin Miller, Linda Park, and Christina Porkert. They repaired 14 books, and plan to come back to do more. Thank you!


Don’t forget: SteinerBooks 50% Discount Offer
Members and friends can purchase books for the library from SteinerBooks at a 50% discount.
Books purchased for the library must be ordered through Marsha Post:
(413) 528‑8233, ext. 2

Coming in Oct: Annual General Meeting of the Anthroposophical Society in America
We plan to have a small pop-up library at the AGM in October. Day, time & place to be announced. Members of the Rudolf Steiner Library Circle of Friends will be joining us, too. We hope to meet you there!

Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America
351 Fairview Ave Ste 610, Hudson, NY 12534-1259
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