Sunday, April 23 from 3-5 pm
Marbletown Community Center

Join us for an afternoon of African Drumming and Dance with Kibola Sougei.
This is a free library program, funded with a grant from Art Mid-Hudson

Mamadouba (Mimo) Camara was born and raised in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Wednesday, April 19
7pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for April is The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. The forgotten life of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas continue to influence how we view ourselves and our relationship with the natural world today.


Wednesday, April 12
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection this month is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly–thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

After-School Story Hours

Our After School Story Hours will take a look at Science. Simple experiments, concepts, and stories.

  • A simple snack will be provided.
  • Marbletown elementary students can take the squirrel bus to the library.

K-1st grades

  • Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30
  • February 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April 4, 18, 25


2nd & 3rd grades

  • Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30
  • February 16, 23
  • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 6, 20, 27


Preschool Story Time

  • Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 – 11:00
  • January 10, 17, 24, 31,
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21

Amy Dunphy is back this winter to boogie with your preschooler as they read, sing, and create. It’s a fun and fanciful introduction to the library, and a great opportunity to meet other children.

Monday Programs for Tweens

All Monday programs are intended for tweens in grades 4 and up

  • Rondout students can take bus #32 to the library.
  • A simple snack will be provided.

Classic Movie Monday

Join us for some good old fashioned monster Movies.

Anime Friday


Once a month “Anime Friday” will be offered at 3:30.

We’ll be showing Japanese Anime movies in the library complete with popcorn and juice.

  • February 24 –”My Neighbor Totoro” rated G. 3:30-5:00
  • March 24 – “Kiki’s Delivery Service” rated G.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, February 23, March 9, 23
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.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, February 27, March 13, 27

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.


Every Saturday
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

FranceTuesday, March 21, April 18
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 Heidi Ehrich

SpainTuesday, February 28, March 7, 28
Reference Room

We are pleased to host two groups of Conversational Spanish every month. On the first Tuesday, from 1:30 – 3:00 Conversational Spanish meets—a continuation of the original group. On fourth Tuesdays, also from 1:30 – 3:00, there is a gathering for those who want to go at a slower pace.

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