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Enjoy thousands of award winning independent shorts, features and documentary films whenever and wherever you want them. They may be viewed on your computer or on TV with a Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast or Xbox. You'll be asked to create an account using your Library card number. more
The following databases are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the gracious support of the Ulster County Legislature. Your Library Card barcode is necessary to access these databases.
The following websites can help. more
Learn a language at your home computer with Mango. Mango languages offers 28 languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dari, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. Mango also offers 14 ESL courses
A special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles created for hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. more
Study guides and sample tests.
BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects for grades K-8. Your user name is: Ulster, and your password is: Hudson.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Health information, business data, newspaper & magazine articles and more. Some are listed below. Have your Library card Barcode ready.
The New York Times from 1980 to current, the NYT Book Review and Magazine from 1977. more
Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers including The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 - 1912) more
From January 1996 to current (delayed 3 months).
Do-It Yourself Auto Repair Information.
There are five new resources that are found through the link to the Grolier databases. They are listed under "Homework Support" in the Ulster County HOMEACCESS databases:
"Access information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your desktop by logging on to NOVELny—the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. A wide variety of resources − books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more are available to New York State residents with NO FEES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." more
Our Holiday Gift Wall is stocked with unique hand-crafted items ideal for your holiday gift giving. Hand knitted items, jewelry, woven tea towels and beautiful and functional pottery will be available for purchase. A portion of the sales will support the Library's operating budget (books, supplies, programs, etc.)
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win six tickets to the concerts in the 2015 Ulster Chamber Music Series. You can use them in any combination: 2 tickets for each concert, 3 tickets for any two concerts, etc. All concerts will be held Sunday afternoons at 3:00 o'clock at the Church of the Holy Cross, 30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston. Each performance will be followed by a reception with an opportunity to meet the artists.
Artists for the season include:
Madison String Quartet, February 22
Borealis Wind Quintet, March 29
Garry Kvistad and Friends, including Paul Winter and Prana, April 19
Raffle Tickets will be on sale at the Library and are $5 each, or 5 for $20. The face value of each subscription is $100.
Winners will be selected on December 1.
The Library is pleased to host a photographic exhibit by local photographer Nate Hauspurg. The show captures the beauty of landscapes, both local and beyond. Growing up in the Hudson Valley, Hauspurg was inspired by the natural beauty it has to offer, but has also ventured beyond, taking in landscapes from around the globe, from Germany to British Columbia. As a child, he was exposed to Ansel Adams, with photos hung throughout his house, and also had the good fortune to experiment with his mother's (an amateur photographer) film SRL's before the digital age took hold.
In college, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he originally intended to be an engineer but switched to graphic design after one semester. "Here I had another avenue to use my photography background to my advantage," notes Hauspurg. Nate is currently work for a commercial photographer in Cottekill and continues with his own work in natural and landscape photography. Speaking about the technical aspects of his work, he notes, "I still hold to some of my film background using a 4x5 format camera as well as my digital Nikon D800." Nate made his public debut in July 2014 at the Marbletown Founders Day event. You are cordially invited to view the exhibit; the photographs are available for purchase.
The selection this month is Howards End by E.M Forster. The self-interested disregard of a dying woman's bequest, an impulsive girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage between an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at a Hertfordshire estate called Howards End. Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.
The selection for this meeting is The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan. American travel writer Poke Rafferty has seen—and survived—some of the worst Bangkok has to offer. But now, finally married to his longtime love, Rose, and raising the young daughter, Miaow, they adopted from the streets, Poke believes his life is stable at last. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, threatening their peace, their love, their home, their lives.
The selection for this meeting is Cop Killer: the Story of a Crime by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo. The ninth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series finds Beck investigating parallel cases that have shocked a small rural community. In a country town, a woman is brutally murdered and left buried in a swamp. Meanwhile, on a quiet suburban street a midnight shootout takes place between three cops and two teenage boys.
Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions that provide participants with an opportunity to practice and hone their Spanish language skills in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Cliff, former language teacher at the Rondout Valley School District, leads the conversation. This program is held on the first Tuesday of each month.
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. Culture, medicine, travels, and anything/everything culinary are favorite subjects—which she would love to share and exchange in French. The program is held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Our meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Doris Kearns Goodwin's, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism is the Clio's Muse selection for discussion on December 3. Goodwin's biography and history of early 20th century America was selected by numerous newspapers as one of the Best Books of the Year in 2013. It examines many issues of American society 100 years ago that resonate in our culture in the early 21st century.
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. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District facilitates the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Diane DeChillo at the Stone Ridge Library (687-8726) to place your name on the wait list.
If you would enjoy stretching, moving and dancing to all kinds of music come join us at the Marbletown Comunity center on Thursdays. We don't have a teacher, we wear comfortable clothing, go barefoot or not, and bring CDs or cassettes of our choosing. For more information call 687-7186.
The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am - 12noon. All ages and experience levels can join 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. Some of us can help toward the repair of knitted or crocheted items too.
The group is sociable and lively, and our conversation and sharing is just as wide-ranging as our projects. We are especially interested in the UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) that members bring in and love the show and tell of projects under way and being finished, new or old, simple or complex. Though knitting is our love and mainstay, we graciously adapt ourselves to stray crocheters and those of us who simply must take to the hook when the spirit moves. We share articles, magazines and books on knitting. Donations of yarn to the Library get made up into items for sale at the Library Fair and during the winter holidays for the benefit of the Library. Some of us also knit things for local hospitals or for the U.S. troops.
Richard Phelps and John Saldi. more
A big thank you to all of our Library Trustees and to our volunteers. Special thanks to Rosemary Deen for the new indoor plant sale and to Ethan Plank for delicious homemade bread. And thanks to Express Tech for the printing!
The Fall issue of the print newsletter has been published. A copy is available for viewing or printing here.
The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2013. more
Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck was one of the original residents to live in the building that houses the Stone Ridge Library today. Julia and her husband Garrett had a home in New York City as well as in Stone Ridge. Her diary entries reflect life in both locations. Follow Julia Hasbrouck's diary as she wrote it in 1840. Entries are posted on the same date, just 173 years later. more
Curious how much the services the library provides you would cost if you had to pay for them directly? To find out, just enter the number of times you or your family use each service. The estimated retail value of each service will be calculateD on the right, and the total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet, with a yearly total on top. more
The Stone Ridge Library has a Facebook page. Check it out and become a fan.
Running your own book club? Thinking of starting your own book club? Check out a Book Club in a Bag kit – it comes with 10 copies of a book, discussion questions and tips for leading your club. With over 140 titles to choose from there is something for everyone! Just visit BCB, it's as easy as 1-2-3! Just:
To borrow Library materials, you'll need a Library Card. more
Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484