Library Foundation Hosts “Sunday Tea” Fundraiser

Sunday, May 7, 1-3pm
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will host their annual recognition event, a “Sunday Tea,” on May 7 honoring Barbara Cazakoff and Vivi Hlavsa for their service and support. The event will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.

Gunks Through Time

Friday, May 5, at 7pm
Marbletown Community Center

Ronald G. Knapp will present an illustrated lecture featuring material from his most recent book, The Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through time, using a gallery of historical photographs, many of which have never been published, and contrasting them with recent work of photographers Fred Gerty, Maxine Kamin, Glenn Koehler, Susan Lehrer, Michael Neill O’Donnell and Carol Rietsma.

Catskill Aqueduct

Friday, May 19, at 7pm
Marbletown Community Center

The Catskill Aqueduct:  A Century of Service will be the topic when Diane Galusha, author of Liquid Assets: A History of New York City’s Water System, will offer an illustrated presentation focusing on the 92-mile underground aqueduct which carries the combined waters of the Schoharie and Ashokan Reservoirs to consumers in New York City and in communities as far north as Ulster County.

Book Donations

The Library welcomes book donations. Books donated are re-sold at the annual Library Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 this year. Proceeds from the Library Fair are used for the operating budget—computers, books, salaries, supplies, etc.

“We are thankful for book donations from the community,” said Library Director Jody Ford.

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.

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
  • April 4, 18, 25


2nd & 3rd grades

  • Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30
  • April 6, 20, 27


POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, April 27, May 11, 25
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, April 24, May 8, 22

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


Tuesday, May 16, June 20
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.

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