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The Stone Ridge Library is proud to present a new online catalog with improved search features to connect you with what you want faster than ever! You now have a access to "one-stop shopping" - a single search box that will search across the millions of book, movie, ebook, and audiobook titles available to you through the Mid-Hudson Library System PLUS downloadable articles from over 7,000 magazine and journals!

What you've been waiting for! You can now check out your ebooks and audiobooks right in the library catalog! You will see all items you have checked out – both physical items like books and your downloads like ebooks – in your account.

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HOURS

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Mon. 1:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Tues. 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Wed. 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Thur. 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Fri. 10:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Sun. Closed

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Downloadable eBooks
& Audiobooks

Now faster and more intuitive, click for a tour of the new OverDrive. We currently have over 1,300 titles for audiobooks, over 2,700 titles for eBooks, plus over 34,000 always available eBooks. more

OverDrive Next Generation:

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IndieFlix

Enjoy thousands of award winning independent shorts, features and documentary films whenever and wherever you want them. They may be viewed on your computer or on TV with a Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast or Xbox. You'll be asked to create an account using your Library card number. more

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ULSTER COUNTY INFO PORTAL

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.

LOOKING FOR
A JOB?

The following websites can help. more


Current job openings in New York State.

JobNow is an innovative online service that provides expert resume help, real-time interview coaching and career advice. There are services to help with every step of a job search.

Mango Language Learning

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

Historical
New YorkTimes

The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)

Hobbies & Crafts

Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Geneology

Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at
AncestryLibrary.com which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. This collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Library.


For genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.

GALE Testing

Study guides and sample tests.

BrainPOP

BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects for grades K-8. Your user name is: Ulster, and your password is: Hudson.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Search for Grants

The Foundation Center is an organization dedicated to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information about foundations and for those seeking grants. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Kingston Library.

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HOME ACCESS DATABASES

Health information, business data, newspaper & magazine articles and more. Some are listed below. Have your Library card Barcode ready.
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Newspapers

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


Gannett Newsstand Complete - Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers including the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Consumer Reports

From January 1996 to current (delayed 3 months).

Chilton

Do-It Yourself Auto Repair Information.

GROLIER ONLINE

There are five new resources that are found through the link to the Grolier databases.

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NOVELny

"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

JOKE NIGHT

Wednesday, April 1, 6 – 7:30 pm

Need a good laugh? Who doesn't, especially after this long cold winter? The Library is pleased to present its own prescription for all that ails you (or at least some of what ails you).

Come on out and share your favorite jokes or just come for an evening of laughter. The jokes must be appropriate and inoffensive. Audience must be 18 or older. The moderator will be Cliff Rockmuller, community member, library volunteer and former teacher.

Put in on your calendar! April 1 at 6:00. Bring your favorite jokes and be prepared to share them with the group and to laugh out loud. Jokes are not required, but a sense of humor is.

Here are some examples:
Q: Why did the chicken go to a séance?
A: To get to the other side.

A policeman calls in to the police station.
"Hello. Is this the Sarge?"
"Yes?"
"We have a case here. A woman just shot her husband for stepping on the floor she had just finished mopping."
"Have you arrested the woman?"
"No way, sir. The floor is still wet."

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Bread Making*
with Ethan Plank

Saturday, April 18, Noon - 3pm - Marbletown Community Center

Ethan will lead us through the process of No Knead Bread Making, using Jim Leahy's No Knead Method. This will be a hands-on workshop, showing the various stages of making bread, and will include sampling the product! Ethan, a Library Trustee, is an avid bread maker; you may have enjoyed his bread at the Library Fair and October Book Sale.
*Registration is requested. Register here.

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ZUMBA GOLD

Tuesday, March 31, April 7, 14, 28
Noon – 1:00pm - Marbletown Community Center
Juliet Gould, Certified Aerobics Fitness and Group Exercise Instructor

We will meet on Tuesdays through April 28. The programs are free, but registration is requested. Register here.

ZUMBA GOLD® uses Latin and World Rhythms to create an effective and easy-to-follow dance fitness workout, combining all elements of fitness--cardiovascular, muscle conditioning, balance, range of motion, coordination and flexibility. The class is perfect for active older adults, beginner participants, people who need modifications, and those who are seeking the original ZUMBA FITNESS® workout at a lower intensity. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, and bring a water bottle.

Juliet Gould is a licensed ZUMBA GOLD instructor and certified personal trainer. She has been training for the better part of a decade and uses her unique experiences with diverse clients as a basis for her individualized approach to fitness. Juliet has helped clients achieve diverse goals including athletic conditioning and injury rehabilitation. She holds certification through the American and Aerobics Fitness Association of America in Group Exercise Instruction and Personal Fitness Training. She also maintains knowledge of current wellness trends and research by attending workshops such as AFAA Practical Pilates™ Training and AFAA Fighting Obesity: The Practical Way.

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TEA TIME BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, April 8
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection this month is Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.

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HOLMES & CO.
Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, April 15
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection for this meeting is Foul Matter by Martha Grimes. Successful author Paul Giverney, harboring a secret ambition involving a reassignment of publishers and editors, sets in motion a hornets' nest of career moves that forces an upwardly mobile editor into a difficult position.

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CLIO'S MUSE
A History Reading Club

Wednesday, April 8
(note date change)
7pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for our April meeting is Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and faith in the New China (2014) by Evan Osnos. "A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation. From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes." Written by the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker.

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Conversational Spanish
with Cliff Rockmuller

Tuesday, April 7
1:30-2:30 in the Bio Room

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, former language teacher at the Rondout Valley School District, leads the conversation. This program is held on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Conversational French
with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, April 21
1:30-2:30pm
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. Culture, medicine, travels, and anything/everything culinary are favorite subjects—which she would love to share and exchange in French. The program is held on the third Tuesday of each month.

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POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, April 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.

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Stone Ridge Library
Writers' Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, April 6, 20
4:30-6:30pm

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. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District facilitates the group. 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.

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KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon
Reference Room

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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Artist Judy Stanger to exhibit at the Stone Ridge Library Winter 2015

Winter - Spring
Throughout the Library


Judy Stanger studied fine art during her undergraduate years, and has undertaken coursework at both The Woodstock School of Art and The Cape School of Art. She has been painting with pastel as her medium for more than 25 years while pursuing a career in the human services. Subjects of interest have been Seascapes in Cape Cod and other Atlantic coastlines, and Landscapes in the Hudson Valley as well as in Arizona.
She draws her inspiration for Seascape rendering from the sheer beauty that is expressed through the poetic character of light and color in seaside settings. Landscapes inspire a distinctly different sensibility by distilling images represented in nature such as mountains, rivers and barns through their interactions with light and color. She lives in Stone Ridge, NY and is a graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany with a Doctorate of the Arts, an interdisciplinary degree in the Humanities.

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Snow Days


Click here for updated closings or delays at the Library. We will also be posting the information on our Facebook page. more

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Construction Updates


Rotten posts in the basement will be replaced with structural steel. more

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Spring Newsletter

The Spring issue of the print newsletter has been published. A copy is available for viewing or printing here.

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2013 Fact sheet

The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2013. more

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Julia Blog


Julia, the first weekender

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 are posted on the same date, just 173 years later. more

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Library Use Value Calculator

How much would you pay out-of-pocket per month for services you receive from your public library?

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

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The Stone Ridge Library has a Facebook page. Check it out and become a fan.

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BOOK CLUB
IN A BAG

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 140 titles to choose from there is something for everyone! Just visit BCB, it's as easy as 1-2-3! Just:

  1. Browse: choose from more than 140 titles – everything from fiction to non-fiction, mysteries to history!
  2. Schedule: pick a month, you may reserve a kit up to a year in advance!
  3. Reserve! All you need is your library barcode and PIN!

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HOW TO GET YOUR LIBRARY CARD

To borrow Library materials, you'll need a Library Card. more

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Our Garden


The Library gardens are designed and maintained by the wonderful Garden Makers of Accord. more photos

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Contact Us

Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

 

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