Local Author Spotlight

Saturday, October 26 – 1:00-2:45 pm
Library Activity Room

Join us for a group reading with authors Barbara Freer, The Secret of 1945; José Sotolongo, The Scented Chrysalis; and Alan Perna, To Alan, Best Wishes. Each author will read for about 20 minutes.

The Mystique of Women’s Footwear

Sunday, November 3
1 – 3pm
Community Center

Shoes and the Stories They Tell” is the title of an illustrated presentation by designer and author Linda O’Keeffe. The program is free and open to the public.

O’Keeffe presented her program in June to rave reviews for the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, where the town’s shoe industry is at the heart of the Museum’s clothing and textile collection, housing nearly 400 shoes.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, October 16
3pm in the Activity Room
Our book for October is A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders. A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth, book editor Samantha Clair. A police inspector turns up at the offices asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, October 15, November 19
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, October 22
1:30
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, October 10, 24
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

GROUP I:
Monday, October 7, 28
4:00-6:30pm

GROUP II:
Monday, October 21
4:00-6:30pm

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.

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.

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.