Diane Galusha on the History of Water Access in NYC

Thursday, October 28 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Please join historian Diane Galusha for a discussion of the vision, ingenuity, and heartbreak behind the development of NYC’s water system – one of the largest and most efficient in the world. The program will feature the stories of the engineers, politicians, contractors, and laborers (many of whom were immigrants) who built the vast network of tunnels and dams and explore the extraordinary price paid by thousands of upstate residents who were displaced by the Croton, Catskill, and Delaware reservoirs. 

Ulster County Food Fight

Bring your donations through October 16

Once again the Library is participating in the Ulster County Food Fight. Our goal is to fill up the shelves of our local food pantries. This is a win for our community so please help us with your food and personal care donations.


With our new Craftsy collection on hoopla, patrons can fine-tune their craft or start a new one in baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, and sewing! Craftsy is the leader in step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts. more

The Little Book Shop is now Open

Come back and visit!

All shelves restocked

Monday 3-5
Tuesday 11-2
Wednesday 3-5
Friday 1-3
Saturday 12-2

We expect to be open through the end of October.

NO donations accepted.


Take and Make projects for Kids

This Fall we will explore some hands-on science experiments with our “Take and Make” projects. The supplies you need for these projects will be available in a to-go bag your family can conveniently pick up at the library. Sign up with the calendar link to receive updates about Project pick-up information and to receive a video link for instructions and associated books.

Virtual Story Time with Belle

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:30pm

Join Belle this month while she reads, tells engaging stories, and plays games — Plus, she will respond to your children’s live comments by name! Join this Virtual Live Storytime for a half-hour interactive experience!

Barbara Bash

August – October

An exhibit of original art from a wide selection of Barbara’s books that explore the world of the desert, old growth forests, Indian banyan trees, little brown bats, black footed ferrets and urban birds. The art will be displayed – and for sale – throughout the library from August through October.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, October 13
12:30 in the Activity Room

Our next book is One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. A group of 9 people are trapped in the visa office at an Indian Consulate after a massive earthquake hits in an unnamed American city.

Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, October 20
11am in the Activity Room

The book for October is Raven Black by Ann Cleeves.
It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter’s eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, October 16 at 12:30 in the Library Yard (rain date for Zoom, Wed, October 20 @7pm)

We will be reading The Killer Angels, a novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by Michael Shaara. This Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic is unique, sweeping, unforgettable, a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America’s destiny.


Every Tuesday and Friday
at 10am in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Tuesday Mahjong group. Our regular group meets on Fridays. All are welcome, but beginners will get the basics on Tuesdays. Registration is not required, just walk in.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, October 19, November 16
1-2pm in the Community 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, September 28, October 26
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.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1:
October 18, November 1, 15, 29

Group 2:
October 25, November 8, 22

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library in the Activity room, 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.


Every Saturday
10am-noon in the Library yard

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.

Masks for Sale at the Library


Masks Available for Curbside Pickup! Make your selection from the code letter & number on the photo of the mask. Call the library at 845-687-7023, tell them your selection and we will have it ready for you using curbside pickup.

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.