Volunteer for the Library Fair

Saturday, June 8 from 10am – 3pm
The “Bag Sale” – Sunday, June 9, from 10am – 2pm

We rely on our wonderful Fair Volunteers to make it all happen! The volunteer shifts are before, during and after the Fair.
Sign up

Book Launch

Wednesday, May 22
4-5:30pm in the Activity Room

The Library will host a reading and author signing reception for Writing in the Ether,  published by Dos Madres Press, 2018, the latest work of local memoirist, writer and poet, Catherine Arra.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, June 12
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for June is Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III. Daniel Ahearn, a man living a solitary existence in seaside New England, travels to a quaint Florida community in search of his traumatized, estranged daughter.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, May 15
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for May is Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas. Nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker teams up with Thomas Llewelyn, a young man with a murky past, to investigate the killing of a young scholar bearing a startling resemblance to artists’ renderings of Jesus Christ.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, June 15
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for June is The Silk Roads: a New History of the World by Peter Frankopan. The author realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward.
He vividly re-creates the emergence of the first cities in Mesopotamia and the birth of empires in Persia, Rome and Constantinople, as well as the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death and the violent struggles over Western imperialism.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, May 21, June 18
1:30-2:30pm
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

Spain

Tuesday, May 28, June 25
1:30-3:00
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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, May 9, 23, June 13, 27
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.

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 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.

MAHJONG

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.

Winter Artist: Staats Fasoldt – Watercolors

We are pleased to present an exhibit of Watercolors by local artist Staats Fasoldt through March 21. The works are situated among the stacks in the 1798 library building as well as in the new Children’s Wing.

Staats Fasoldt is Executive Vice President of the Woodstock School of Art’s Board of Directors, and has taught painting and drawing there for more than 35 years.

Stewart’s Holiday Match Supports Library Project

The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce that it has received $1,000 from Stewart’s Holiday Match program toward an upcoming circulation area upgrade, planned for later this year. “We are thankful to Stewart’s for their work in the community, and for their support of the library’s project which will enhance library services to our patrons, including children and young adults,” said Library Director Jody Ford.