Dog Day

Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-4:30

Join us for dog stories, dog crafts, dog facts, and read a story to a sweet therapy dog who loves books and kids.

Have your picture taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

A simple snack will be provided.

Book Talk and Signing

Friday, June 2 at 6pm

Join us for a for a free book talk and reception to celebrate the author’s most recent work… After the Dam by Amy Hassinger. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Wisconsin northwoods, After the Dam follows new mother Rachel Clayborne in a doomed chase after the girl she once was toward a harrowing encounter with the woman she now is.


Saturday, June 10, 10-3
Sunday Bag Sale, June 11, 10-2

As we prepare for the 71st Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair, we are sorting donated books for the huge Book Tent, and pricing donated tableware and gifts for the Gift Table.

Spring and Summer Art Exhibit

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.

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.


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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
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, May 8, 22, June 5, 19

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.

Conversational Spanish with Marie Barnes


Tuesday, May 23, June 27
Reference Room

Conversational Spanish is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 1:30 – 3:00 in the Reference Room. Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions.

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