Town of Rochester Memberships

The Town of Rochester has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents this year. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students.
Rochester patrons can renew their memberships in person beginning in January of 2019.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, March 2
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for March is Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. A richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries  the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, February 20
3pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for February is House Rules by Jodi Picoult. A young man with Aspergers syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism, Jacob Hunt likes routine and structure in his life. He also like forensics science to the point where he’s made it his life’s work, studying it continuously in a manner that would make Sherlock Holmes proud.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, February 13
3pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for February is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

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.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

The Library now has a membership with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Patrons can check out a pass that allows for free general admission during public hours for an entire family, which consists of two adults and their children under 18 years old from one household. 

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, January 24, February 14, 28
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.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, January 15, February 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, January 22, February 26
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.