Autumn Auction is Live!

This community really came together to create an amazing auction. Over 50 items, from housewares to experiences, you’ll want to click here to see them all. Happy bidding and thank you for supporting your library!

The auction will run now through October 22, 2017, with proceeds going to support The Stone Ridge Library Foundation.

Online Survey

The Library is working on a three year plan. Please help us by completing this online survey of ten questions. We will not share your address with any other organization. Survey

Saturday Knitters KNIT-IN

Saturday, October 14
10:00 – 3:00
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters are having their Holiday Sale and Knit-In, come get a start on your Holiday shopping and spend some time in the company of our wonderful knitters.

Children’s Room Project

The Children’s Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children’s Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom.

Chris Seubert – Fall Artist

September 21 – December 21

Draftsman, Painter, Printmaker and Educator Christopher Seubert will exhibit a selection of drawings, watercolors, oils and prints, illustrating local landscapes, still lifes, and portraits at the Library. Chris is an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Ulster, where he serves as Program Coordinator for the Academic Travel Program, leading drawing based study abroad programs to Europe (London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, and Barcelona).

Children’s Room Expansion Project Gets Big Boost

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation and Stewart’s Shops award grants to the Library

Great News!  We are delighted to announce that Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded the Library $7,500 toward the Children’s Room Expansion Project. On Tuesday, March 22, USCF President and CEO William Calderara with Officers Jeffrey Wood, Sue Benz and Pat Hickey visited the Library to present the check to Library Director Jody Ford.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, October 14
12:45pm in the Biography Room

In October we will be discussing our August fiction book as well as our October selection. The fiction book is The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis. The Silver Pigs introduces readers to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently incovenient drive for justice.

TEA TIME BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, October 11
4pm in the Biography Room
Our book for September is  How It All Began by Penelope Lively. When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, September 20
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing Before the Poison by Peter Robinson. A mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past and his quest to uncover the truth. Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, September 28, October 12, 26
1.30-3:30 in the Bio Room

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Our meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Poetry is not meeting on the 8th of June.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, September 25, October 16, 30
4:00-6:30pm

A writers’ group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon
Reference Room

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon. All ages and experience levels can jo in us and drop-in knitters are also welcome. We each bring our own supplies and do our own work, but one of the best things about us is that whatever obstacle or confusion you might encounter, you’re likely to receive as much comment and advice as you need to get where you’re going with a project.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, September 19, October 17
1:30-2:30pm
Biography Room

Want to brush up or improve your French with a conversation hour? Claudine is a native French speaker, born in Paris and raised in Europe; following a 30 year Government career abroad, she chose Stone Ridge to retire in.

Conversational Spanish with Marie Barnes

Spain

Tuesday, September 26, October 24
1:30-3:00
Reference Room

Conversational Spanish is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 1:30 – 3:00 in the Reference Room. Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions.

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