Writing Workshop, “Where I’m From”

Saturday, March 21
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Activity Room
Registration is required

The Library is pleased to host a free writing workshop WHERE I’M FROM © Copyright by Carol Bergman 2020

This workshop is designed to inspire poets and prose writers to find inspiration in their family history, family legends, childhood neighborhoods, early schooling, significant friendships, influences, and unexpected challenges.

Mountains, Madness, and Miracles: 4,000 Miles of Appalachian Trail Adventure

Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 pm
Marbletown Community Center

The Appalachian Trail – a 2,190 mile wander of beauty, scenery, fellowship, and fun – but a journey of the unexpected that can quickly turn into hardship and even danger. Hiker “Blissful” and her teen son “Paul Bunyan” did not expect to get stranded in a barn for two days in terrible weather conditions.

MENDING BEE

Wednesday, March 4, April 1
11:00 – 12:30

Tend to your hand sewing and mending in our newly forming Mending Bee! Bring your project to work on in the good company.

First Wednesday of each month…in the Activity Room. And ongoing if we have enough interest. 

BOARD GAMES

Wednesday, March 4, April 1
1:00 – 3:00

Cards, Backgammon, Scrabble, Chess?
We have 4 tables to host the game of your choice.

First Wednesday of each month…in the Activity Room. And ongoing if we have enough interest. Call the Program Office at 687-7023 with any questions or ideas.

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 2020.

Winter Exhibit – Fran Sutherland

The work will be on exhibit through March 21. The paintings are available for purchase, with a portion of the sale to benefit the Library.

As Albert Einstein once Said, the only thing that’s constant is change.” My life and artwork are an attempt to explore and live by this concept.

Book Donations

We cannot accept any book donations over the winter.
Please hold off until the Spring.
Thank you.

The Library welcomes book donations (just not during the winter). Books donated are re-sold at the annual Library Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 2020.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, March 11
3pm in the Activities Room
The reading selection for March is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother’s sudden disappearance.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, April 4
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading for April is Silver, Sword and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story by Marie Arana. Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone).

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, March 17, April 21
1-2pm
Activity 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, February 25, March 24, April 28
1-2:30pm
Activity 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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, February 27, March 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.

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.

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.