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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
Anytime you need help with your homework, you connect to a professional online tutor. Your tutor helps you work through your homework problems, step by step, until you're finished with your assignment. A demonstration video is available, and you can get a mobile version. A plugin is required and is available at the site. You will also need your Library barcode. more
A special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles created for hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. more
Anytime you need help with your homework, no matter what you're studying, you connect to a professional online tutor for as long as you want.
Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses.
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
Join us for an evening of holiday cheer with local author Laura Shaine Cunningham who will share her family's delightful Hanukkah stories with us.
"Hanukkah was always the favorite holiday in my family," Laura recalls. "We represent all faiths—Christian, Buddhist and Jewish—but we are wholehearted menorah lighters, and somehow I carry that eight-candle torch and have become the spirit of Hanukkahs past and present." On December 4th, Laura will light her menorah and read from the stories that she published and read on National Public Radio. Her Hanukkah stories have also appeared in Ladies Home Journal and Hudson Valley Magazine.
The Library will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Library's 1798 stone house. All are welcome to attend.
The highlight of the day is the opportunity to meet many talented local authors who will be on hand in the Reference room to visit and sign their books—perfect for holiday giving. Among them—so far—are Laura Shaine Cunningham, Koren Zailckas, Juliet R. Harrison, Brent Robison, Mary Gallagher, Gretchen Primack, Linda O'Keeffe, Dina Falconi & Wendy Hollender, Nina Shengold/Maya Gold, Carol Goodman/Juliet Dark, Peter Aaron, Jacky Davis & David Soman, Jennifer Castle, Jana Martin, Dave Horowitz, Robi Josephson, Bob Larsen, and Douglas Nicholas.
There will also be a large selection of hand-knit items, made by the Library's Saturday Knitters, plus hand crafted jewelry, woven tea towels, ceramics, local honey & garlic and holiday cookies available for purchase. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit the library.
The event will also provide the opportunity to see the work in progress in the Library's restoration while holiday shopping. For more information, please contact Diane DeChillo, Program Manager, 687-8726.
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 Rockmuller, former language teacher at the Rondout Valley School District, leads the conversation. This program is held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Our meeting is the second Thursday of the month.
The selection this month is Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson. A complex family drama pulsing with the tumult of the 60s and "dripping with summer diversions, youthful passion and ideals, class tensions, and familial disruptions."
Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.
The selection for this meeting is The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall - Meet Vish Puri, India's most private investigator. Portly, persistent, and unmistakably Punjabi, he cuts a determined swath through modern India's swindlers, cheats, and murderers. When an honest public litigator is accused of murdering his maidservant, it takes all of Puri's resources to investigate. His adventures reveal modern India in all its seething complexity.
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. 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.
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One of our patrons dropped her keys in the parking lot and it fell through one of our new storm drain grates. The Stone Ridge Fire Department came to the rescue! Fire Chief Paul Bogart and newly elected Highway Superintendent George Dimler came with a sump pump and a willingness to get wet and dirty. They found her keys and George's watch which had somehow fallen off.
A Big Thank You to the Stone Ridge Fire Department!
The Library gardens are designed and maintained by the wonderful Garden Makers of Accord. 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 will be posted on the same date, just 173 years later. more
Check out our interactive calendar where you can click for time, location and description of events and register online. You can even download our programs to your own calendar and get notices to reminded you of our events. The button is right under our logo at the top of the page. 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 150 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
As of February 27, 2013 all the free Family memberships have been used. The free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students will be available throughout the year. more
The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2012. more
Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484