Let’s Move with the Library!

Reminder: We are meeting at 11:30 on Thursday, September 29: WV Rail Trail: Meet at the Trestle Bridge Parking Lot on Binnewater Road. This walk will culminate in a picnic lunch from 1-2pm on the library lawn to celebrate our successful new program.

Online Auction

Click HERE to preview our annual Online Auction now!

Bidding will start on Sunday, October 2nd.

Win gift certificates for local restaurants, gift shops, lodging, classes, wellness services and much more!

There’s something for everyone and every budget, and your bids support the Library! 

Ulster County Food Fight! 

Through Saturday, October 15

The Ulster County Food Fight is an annual food collection contest held in cooperation with fourteen libraries throughout Ulster County from Thursday, September 1 to Saturday, October 15. The “Food Fight” is part of the Great Give Back on October 15, happening throughout New York State. 

Let’s Haunt the Library









Saturday, October 29
Art Reception 2-3 at the Library
Trick or Treat 3:30-5 at Marbletown Park

This year the Stone Ridge Library and the Town of Marbletown are working together to create a special day of Halloween fun for our community.

Let’s Haunt the Library Exhibit

by Chris Seubert

Monday, October 17 – 31

With Halloween approaching we are thrilled to announce our spooky, “Let’s Haunt the Library” exhibit. We will have works from artists Lily Bednarz, Kristin Flynn, Lynne Friedman, Martha Klein, Chris Seubert and Lora Shelley hung throughout the main library.

Francisco Rivera: Sculpture in Photographs

Through Friday, October 14

The Stone Ridge Library is thrilled to exhibit the work of sculptor Francisco Rivera. Francisco was born in 1953 in Spanish Harlem, in New York City. From an early age, art was something that called him. At 11, he started drawing, and at 17, he studied ceramics, which sparked a pull toward an art which was tactile and three dimensional, and led to his determination to devote his life to sculpture.

Now Providing an Inclusive Experience Online

The Library now provides an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.

Let’s Move with the Library!

Thursdays, 12 – 12:45
various local rail trails
The Stone Ridge Library Saunter-ers will continue our weekly sojourns in June and July. Walk with us! We are not in a hurry and spend about an hour walking and talking on local rail trails, Thursdays from 12-12:45(ish), weather permitting.

Mindful Mondays

Monday, October 3, 17, 24
2pm, In Person

Mindfulness is a skill that is practiced through meditation. It offers numerous benefits to our physical and emotional health, helping to reduce stress, improve concentration, cultivate kindness and experience greater emotional resilience.

Join us on Mondays at 2pm as we develop awareness, cultivate more presence, and strengthen our ability to bring mindfulness into our day-to-day lives.

Cooks and Books

Friday, October 21, 12:15pm, Activity Room

This month the Cooks & Books book group continues our theme of cozy and local, utilizing the Hudson Valley bounty in making “Anything with a Crust.” Think vegetable tart, cottage pie, apple galette. YUM!

Programs for Children

Wayfinder Capture the Flag Game

For ages 9 and up
Thursday, September 29 3:30-5:30

Capture the Flag with the Wayfinder Experience group and their foam swords will have participants engaged in an active game that pushes the boundaries between competitive and cooperative interaction, learning to act out high-intensity physical play safely and responsibly.

Little Book Shop

Monday – Friday 3-5
Saturday 10-2

Located in the small barn closest to the Library entry way.

Gently used books
Occupancy limited to 2 people at a time
Children’s Area
$2 a book – cash or check


Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, October 19
11am in the Activity Room

The book for October is Tricks An 87th Precinct Series by Ed McBain. If you want a jumping on point for the later incarnation of the series, this is the perfect place to do it.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Wednesday, October 15
Zoom meeting at 7pm

Our next book is 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein. The idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, October 18
1-2pm in the Activity 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.

Spanish Conversation with Francisco and Varcia

Tuesday, October 25
1-2 pm in the Activity Room

¿Hablas español?  If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.


Every Saturday
10am-noon in the Activity 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.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1:
October 17, 31
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Group 2:
October 3, 24
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library in the Activity room, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group.


Every Tuesday and Friday
at 10am in the Activity Room

If you are a Mahjong beginner, join us for our Tuesday group. No registration is required. We do encourage players to wear mask while entering and exiting the library, but once you are in the Activity Room, it is up to the group’s discretion.

Wi-Fi in the Yard

Thanks to a grant from the Mid Hudson Library System, our wireless signal in the yard has improved. There isn’t any password, but if your device asks you to accept the portal, simply say yes.