Online Auction Preview Now Open!

The Stone Ridge Library Foundation is proud to present our 3rd annual online auction!

Bidding begins Monday 9/23, but you can take a sneak peek at all of our auction items now!

Visit our auction website here to check out over 70 fabulous items, services & experiences including:

  • Tickets to the Ulster Chamber Music Series, Bardavon, and to the Tony award-winning Broadway musical HADESTOWN
  • Original, local artwork including paintings, sketches, and photography 
  • Gift certificates for floral arrangements, spa services, gym memberships, qi-gong classes, haircuts, dog grooming, and dinner at local restaurants including the Mohonk Mountain House
  • Services like acupuncture, personal organizing, photo-retouching, life-coaching, personal training, and massage

Our goal is to raise $5000 to support the improvement of the
Library’s circulation desk area in 2020.

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! 

Annual Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers

Friday, September 20
Marbletown Community Center
Free and open to the public

The writers invite you to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and their seventh year together. Please join them for an evening of poetry and prose.

The Stone Ridge Library Writers are: Catherine Arra, Facilitator, Frank Boyer, Jude-Laure Denis, Eric Stewart, Fay Loomis, Cliff Mallery, Mike Polcari, Carol Shank, José Sotolongo, Lisa St.

“My Betsey”: The Remarkable Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Sunday, September 22
2:00-4:00 pm
Stone Ridge Library Activity Room

Elizabeth Schuyler (Eliza) Hamilton may be unknown to you unless you’ve seen the current Broadway production about her husband, “Hamilton,” or read Ron Chernow’s best-selling biography about him and his role in the formation of our country.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, October 9
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for October is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Captain Charles Ryder returns to the country estate of Brideshead. There he indulges in a sentimental journey that takes him back twenty years to his schoolmates at Oxford and to his seduction by the Marchmains, a great Anglo-Catholic family.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, September 17, October 15
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 22
Reference Room

“Hola! This group meets to speak Spanish in an inviting, friendly setting. Topics vary depending on what folks want to talk about – travel, personal experiences, current events, community events and places, etc. All levels of experience with Spanish invited, but basic Spanish skills are required.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, 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, September 9, 23

Monday, 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. 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
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.