Pre-School Story Hour

Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17
in the Children’s Room
Preschool Story Hour with Miss Celeste is geared toward children between the ages of two and five.
Join us for picture books, activities, songs and a craft! 

Library Election

Marbletown voters passed the Library’s 2020 Budget of $277,964 by a margin of 45/1 in a vote held on August 12, 2019.

Trustees Ethan Plank, Sig Hack, and Victoria Schulte were each re-elected to a four year term.


Your donated items will help to raise funds for the Library!

What can you donate? Here are a few ideas:

event tickets, gift certificates, art, jewelry, instruments, electronics, handbags

music lessons, house cleaning, child care, landscaping, pet sitting, handyman services

a stay in your vacation home, a yoga retreat, a cruise on your sailboat, a weekend at an inn

* Due Date for Donations: SEPTEMBER 6th *

To make a donation please contact Aimee Bowe
845-687-7023, ext.

Summer Artist

We are excited to welcome Marilynn Rowley to the Library as the summer artists. Her show, Celebrating Wildlife with Mixed Media will be on view during July and August throughout the Library. The show focuses on nature, and in particular, birds.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, September 11
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for September is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis–known as Jack–she was looking for spiritual answers, not love.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, August 21
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for August is The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry. “An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era.” While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, September 14
in the Activity Room
We will be reading Historical Fiction this month: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist’s tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, August 20, September 17
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


On hiatus until October
Reference Room

Spanish is on hiatus until October. 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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, August 8, 22, September 12, 26
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.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, August 5, 19, September 9, 23

Monday, July 29, August 12, 26, September 16, 30

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


Every Saturday
in the Activity 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
in the Activity Room

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.

Book Donations

The Library welcomes book donations. Books donated are re-sold at the annual Library Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 2020. Proceeds from the Library Fair are used for the operating budget—computers, books, salaries, supplies, etc.

“We are thankful for book donations from the community,” said Library Director Jody Ford.