Cooks and Books

Friday, May 13 at 2pm, Library Activity Room
Friday, May 20, at 2pm Zoom Program
The library is launching a new monthly book group, Cooks and Books. The organizational meeting for this group will be held at 2:00 on Friday, May 13, in the library Activity Room.

The Library receives a generous gift!

Dedication, Saturday, May 21, 1pm
Outside the Garden

Please join us for the dedication of the Bonni Leu Banyard Memorial Pollinator Garden. It will be held on Saturday, May 21 (Rain date Sunday May 22) at 1 pm, outside the garden.

Let’s Move with the Library!

Thursdays, 12noon, starting May 5
various local Rail Trails
Are you ready to get outside and start enjoying the world again, but not sure you want to walk alone? Walk with us! This new library group will walk local rail trails each Thursday, starting May 5, from 12-12:45pm, weather permitting.

Mindful Mondays

Monday, May 9 at 2pm
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.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, May 11
12:30 in the Activity Room

The book for May is The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design.

Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, May 18
11am in the Activity Room

The book for May is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. A stunning debut novel about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, May 17
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, May 24
1-2 pm on Zoom

¿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 1pm to 2pm.

KNITTING GROUP

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:
May 16, June 6, 20
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Group 2:
May 9, 23, June 13, 27
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.

MAHJONG

Every Tuesday
at 10am in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Tuesday Mahjong group. Registration is not required, just walk in. We do encourage people wear masks while entering the Library, but once you are in the Activity Room it is up to the groups discretion.

Spring Kids Programs

Our After School Story Hours will take a look at Fairy Tales. The gold, the sleeping spells, the frogs, the witches, and the wishes.

We are offering a “Poetry as Collage” workshop with Lisa St. John for 9-12 graders. And the “Battle of the Books” is back for grades 5-8 and 9-12.

Libby – More Access

Get access to more books with your Stone Ridge library card!
You can now borrow titles in Libby from the Upper Hudson Library System.
To add your card for a partner library:
  • Go to MENU. Add Library.
  • Search for The Upper Hudson Library System and open it.

The Stone Ridge Library is Fine Free!

The Stone Ridge Library joins a number of local libraries by going fine free.

Please remember to return your materials in a timely manner so we can continue to share our resources with everyone. Patrons will still be responsible for replacing lost or damaged items but no fees will be assessed on late materials.

Curbside Service

Call 687-7023 from the parking lot and we will bring your materials to the return benches by the entrance for you to pick up.

Online Services

Electronic services are posted on the Library’s website listed under Services/Online Resources. At each logo, there is an explanation of what it provides. Whether you are using a phone (See MENU) or a computer (Find the logos on the left-hand side of the screen), these sites provide a variety of resources.