Author Signing – Dr. William B. Rhoads

Friday, October 26, 6pm

Professor Emeritus of Art History at SUNY New Paltz will discuss his newest book, Charles S. Keefe (1876 to 1946): Colonial Revival Architect in Kingston and New York. After four decades of research on the elusive Keefe, Dr.

Tea Time Book Group

Wednesday, November 14
4pm in the Bio Room

The book for November is Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman. When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past.

Grandparents’ Memoir Writing Group… NEW Ongoing Program

Wednesday, November 7, 2pm in the Craft Room

Got Grandkids?
But…They live too far away?…
You don’t see them enough? 

Here’s an opportunity to get your pen or keyboard moving and tell your story. Facilitated by Miriam Frischer, the group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

Free Community Shred Day

Saturday, October 20
9 – 11am
In the Library Parking Lot
Limit of 3 boxes per person or business

Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed. The shredded paper will be recycled. Please bring paper only; no binders. Examples of items you may bring for on-site shredding include: Bank Statements – Medical/Insurance forms – Tax forms – Receipts – Personal Files – CDs/DVDs – Credit Cards.


Sunday, November 4, 1pm

Please join us to celebrate the ten-year restoration of the Library’s historic buildings!

View the new Children’s Wing Expansion, complete with the new Craft Room, Kitchenette and ADA Restroom, and tour the Library to celebrate the many improvements that have taken place.

19TH-Century Guitar Music with Eric Roth

Sunday, November 4
2pm in the Reference Room

The 19th century was a time of striking innovation and development in the history of this familiar and beloved instrument, and the period is rich with intriguing and delightful repertoire. Guitarist Eric Roth will perform on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830.

Fall Artist – John Currie

Through December 21

John Currie is showing his photographs of “The Other Half.” Images he has taken from several trips through India and South East Asia.


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

The Library now has a membership with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Patrons can check out a pass that allows for free general admission during public hours for an entire family, which consists of two adults and their children under 18 years old from one household. 

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, October 17
4pm in the Biography Room
This month we will be reading The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. Conjuring up the last golden days of the Raj and the turbulent early ones of Indian rule, this suspenseful and atmospheric first novel draws the governor of Bengal, local police authorities, and visiting Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands into an increasingly baffling and bizarre case of serial murder.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, October 25, November 8 
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.


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.


Every Friday at 10am

Beginners are welcome to join our Mahjong group. Register on line on the calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. We will be meeting every Friday at 10am.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, October 15, 29, November 19

Monday, October 22, November 5, 26

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. This program is designed for those who are actively writing and publishing work and who want to participate in a structured critical feedback process.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, October 16, November 20, December 18
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


Tuesday, October 23, November 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.

Bradford Graves Sculpture

Visitors to the Stone Ridge Library will now be greeted by a beautiful limestone sculpture that has been installed amongst the plantings that line the bluestone walkway at the entrance to the 1798 stone building. The sculpture, titled Magnus I, was created in 1995 by Bradford Graves, and was recently donated by Verna Gillis in memory of her late husband.

Mohonk Preserve – Passes available to Library patrons

Thanks to the generosity of Mohonk Preserve, the Library will have four passes available for Library patrons age 18 and older whose record is in good standing, to enjoy 70 miles of hiking, biking and climbing trails and carriage roads. Passes can be checked out for three days and returned at the Circulation Desk.

Meet Libby – Our New e-Reader App!

Introducing a new, more user-friendly mobile app from Overdrive called Libby!

Libby is the new app to use on your phones or (most) tablets when downloading e-books and audiobooks. Designed for ease of use, Libby eliminates the need for format selection (uses OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen) and contains new features that make the digital library fresh and fun.

Children’s Room Project

The Children’s Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children’s Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom.