Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this one of the best Library Fairs ever (including the weather angels!). We said hello to some new volunteers this year, welcomed back our hearty veterans and our booth chairs who go above and beyond, and will say goodbye and thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Cazakoff who has served in that role so capably.
The Stone Ridge Library will hold an election Monday, August 7, 2017 to choose two trustees to serve four-year terms, and to submit its proposed 2018 budget to voters.
Candidates are nominated by petitions which are available at the Library. Only qualified voters may serve on the Board of Trustees.
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00 July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2 & 9
Story time with Martha will include songs, stories, activities, crafts. Register
Teens and tweens can participate in a special independent summer reading program. Read books, listen to books, read graphic novels, volunteer, spark your interest in stories of your own choosing and accrue points toward prizes. Sign-up by emailing email@example.com and we will send you everything you’ll need to participate.
In this introduction babysitting course students will learn interview tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed.
Join Ms. Beth for some story-telling, music, and dance! This program is a basic introduction of dance and stretch combined with sharing of rhythm instruments and some accompaniment of music from around the world. Beth Jacobs has developed songs and dances over the years as a music and movement teacher.
In today’s program participants will start with the book There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer. Participants work on Monster Masks using techniques with colored paper, scissors, glue and oil pastels. Jill taught art at Rondout Valley Middle School and Kerhonkson Elementary School for over 18 years.
In today’s program participants will read the book The Seven Chinese Brothers by Mou-sien Tseng and Jean Tseng, and will be introduced to Giacometti style metal sculptures. Participants will create their own figurative sculptures using aluminum foil. Jill taught art at Rondout Valley Middle School and Kerhonkson Elementary School for over 18 years.
Take to the skies as this introduction to rocketry explains how and why rockets fly. You’ll witness real model rocket launches that soar several hundreds of feet into the air and deploy parachutes for their return. (for children of all ages) Register
HolyMac, a miniature Shetland Pony, courtesy of Hudson Valley HorsePlay, in Kerhonkson is coming to the library. HolyMac’s visit will offer all ages an introduction to ponies across multiple dimensions. There will be stories read, a sign language interpreter will also be on site to share stories with the hearing impaired.
Ellie Anderson was born in Queensland, Australia and trained as an art teacher. She taught for a number of years before catching the travel bug. In the late ’60s she left Australia to travel and work in England and Europe. After marrying an American and starting a family she completed a BA in Fine Art at George Mason University and taught high school art in Fairfax, Virginia.
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.
The June session is cancelled due to the Library Fair
Wednesday, July 12
4pm in the Biography Room
The selection for July is The Circle by Dave Eggers. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime.
Wednesday, July 19
4pm in the Biography Room
This month we will be discussing Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood. Phryne Fisher, Greenwood’s flapper-era sleuth, who hails from Melbourne Australia, is distressed to learn that several young girls, some of them pregnant, have disappeared.
1. Pick up a bag at the Library (proceeds go to the library!)
2. Take a trip
3. Take a photo with your Library bag and post it on social media using this hashtag: #SRLaroundtheworld
Make your mark and spread the word about the Stone Ridge Library!
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.