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Welcome Martin and Kathleen to the RSL!

A big thank you to Nadia Bedard for so mindfully spearheading the daily operations of the library during the summer months.  Nadia has returned to Costa Rica to continue her studies and Jennifer Locke, who has been with the library since October 2016, is back as interim
librarian.  Joining Jennifer are library aides, Martin Miller and Kathleen Bradley.

Martin Miller is a long-time library volunteer who has donated hundreds of hours to the library.  He is now an official library staff member and the library is blessed to have his IT,
shelving, cataloging and many other skills.

Kathleen Bradley, though new to the library, is not new to anthroposophy.  A Waldorf mother of two (now adult) children, Kathleen has been a student of anthroposophy for 20 years.  Trained as a scientist and seamstress, Kathleen brings her attention to detail,
conscientiousness, curious spirit and enthusiasm for the library’s mission.

Contact librarian Jennifer Locke for more information.
(518) 944-7007
  rsteinerlibrary@gmail.com

Rudolf Steiner Library News, December 2016

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Contact librarians Judith Kiely or Jennifer Locke for more information.
(518) 944-7007
  rsteinerlibrary@gmail.com 
Library hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.

PLEASE NOTE – Library Closure: In observance of  the Christmas holiday, the library will be closed Saturday, December 24, 2016.

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Waldorf Educational Foundation Grant: If you are affiliated with a Waldorf school in the continental United States, you can still sign up for a FREE 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 September 2016 through August 2017.
For more information: https://goo.gl/blhZ7J or sign up:  https://goo.gl/o87dLr

NEW BOOKS

A Lakota Approach to Biodynamics, Devon Strong, Lindisfarne Books,
2017, 134 pp.
Biodynamic farmer and rancher and ceremonial leader, Devon Strong, worked for years farming, ranching, teaching and connecting the Lakota buffalo ceremony with biodynamic practices.  This book features a collection of articles, Strong’s unfinished manuscript, poems and a section by other authors on the life and work of an amazing man.

Raphael’s Madonna’s:  Images for the Soul, with a lecture by Rudolf Steiner, Lindisfarne Books, 2017, 115 pp.
Featuring beautiful reproductions of Raphael’s Madonna paintings, this book also in includes an contextual introduction by Christopher Bamford and a lecture, “The Mission of Raphael” by Rudolf Steiner.  A great pick for anyone interested in art history or the role of the Eternal Feminine.  A lovely companion for meditative practices.

Form Drawing and Colouring: For Fun, Healing and Wellbeing,
Angela Lord, Hawthorne Press, 2016, 94 pp.
A new addition to the adult coloring book trend, this title by a therapist and art educator takes it a step further by including form drawing patterns.  The patterns are inspired by various cultural traditions plus forms found in nature and are four-fold patterns to form draw and to color.  A great way to inspire and cultivate creativity!

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World, Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., Grand Central Life & Style, 2014, 338 pp.
A nice companion to the author’s best-selling title, Nourishing Traditions, this book focuses on the healing benefits of bone broth.  Included are sections on the various aliments helped by bone broth consumption as well as recipes for various meals of the day from all over the world.

Library Notes March 1, 2016

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(Left) Our maintenance worker Travis Henry reading after cleaning the library.
(Right) William Furse checking materials he has scanned for emailing to a library borrower. William has been helping out at the library for over 20 years!

Just a few weeks ago we were still hearing from some members that they didn’t know the library had re-opened. Yes, we are open (since December 2015) and are ready to receive your orders for library materials or requests for help with research.

Library materials are loaned for one year, and can be renewed for an additional 6 months if they have not been requested by other borrowers. We will ask you to return an item you have had for at least 3 months if another member requests it.

For mail-orders, borrowers reimburse the library for shipping costs. You may mail us a check or stamps, but if you have a Paypal account, you can now reimburse the library for postage costs by directing your Paypal payment to: rsteinerlibrary@gmail.com.

For 2016, the General Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America allocated $60,000 for the library budget, which allows us to operate 15 hours per week (Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 am – 3 pm).

Donations to supplement the current budget for the library can be made online at: https://secure.anthroposophy.org/np/clients/anthroposophy/campaign.jsp?campaign=145

In addition a group of supporters, the Rudolf Steiner Library Circle of Friends, has formed to help the library remain sustainable into the future. The group is in the process of incorporating and will soon be mailing an appeal for donations to augment the current library budget.

Thank you for your support!

P.S. This will be our last blog entry for now—with our current 15-hour/week schedule, it’s not possible to keep up with everything. We will continue to focus on meeting our members’ research and borrowing requests.