Rudolf Steiner Library News, February 2017

Image result for waldorf school valentine photo

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


children bandAn Evening of Songs and Tunes with Nathaniel Williams (Guitar) and Madison Shulkin (Mandolin).  Saturday, February 18th at 7 p.m. in the music room of the Hawthorne Valley School at 330 County Rte 21c Ghent, N.Y.  All ages are welcome to attend.
Donations will be accepted to support the library.


On the Radio
Want to know more about the mission, collection and the daily work of the Rudolf Steiner Library? Tune in to WHUC, 98.5 FM/1230 AM at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21 to hear Flo Hale interview RSL librarian Judith Kiely and RSL Circle of Friends representatives, Doug Sloan and Robert Oelhaf.

Renew Materials Online!
Are you a frequent library user?  You can now renew your books and update your personal information right from our online catalog. Go to to find out how to renew your books and to to learn how to edit your own personal information. Please note that in order to use these options, you must have an online account. If you don’t have an online account and would like one, please contact the library by phone or email and we will help you.

Waldorf Educational Foundation Grant Still AvailableImage result for clip art watch old fashioned
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: or sign up:


Sensible Physics Teaching for Grades Six-Eight, Michael D’Aleo and Stephen Edelglass, Waldorf Publications, 2017, 107 pp.
Geared to middle school teachers, this book contains a sequence of experiments focusing on how to encourage students to observe and engage with the world.  Included are experiments on sound, optics, warmth and cold, electricity and magnetism, electrical phenomena, mechanics and others.


Three Plays for Small Classes: Robin Hood, The Philosopher’s Stone and The Silver Shoes, Viivan Jones Schmidt, Waldorf Publications, 2016, 124 pp.
Based on classic tales and written by a veteran Waldorf teacher, this book includes the scripts for three innovative plays for elementary and middle school.  All three plays are particularly good for the challenge of casting a play with a small class but can be used with larger groups as well.

The Art of Being Human, Deborah Ravetz, Vala Publishing Co-operative, 2016, 160 pp.
This title is filled with stories of people who have faced their inner struggles and found joy.  The author also shares from her own biography with the premise that it’s only by working through and facing pain and imperfection that a deep, lasting inner happiness can be found.


The One of the Emerald: Illuminating Ancient Cryptic Truths, Anna Lups, MBChB, MD, Steiner Books, 2017, 136 pp.
Written by a physician practicing in Columbia County New York, this book is filled with art, insights and unique and inspiring stories from the author’s own personal biography.  The text is divided into sections based around the quality of numbers as well as the vowel sounds.  Touching on topics from alchemy to embryology to gender and sexuality, this is no ordinary memoir as it guides the reader through the process we all experience — one of becoming.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *