Hudson Valley Gives Day

May 15

Mark your calendars for MAY 15th! The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will participate in a 24-hour online fundraising initiative through Hudson Valley Gives, an organization uniting hundreds of nonprofits across seven counties together in one common mission Give Where You Live to support and enhance services and programs that our friends and neighbors turn to and depend upon.

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.

Watercolor Workshop with Staats Fasoldt

Tuesday, May 7 10AM -Noon
Tuesday, May 14 10AM – Noon
Class limited to 12 people
Marbletown Community Center

The Library will host a two-part workshop in beginning watercolor with Staats Fasoldt. Registration is required and is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the library’s website calendar, or by calling the Program Office at 687-7023.

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.

Now Accepting Book Donations

We are looking for books in excellent condition to sell at our Library Fair. Please remember that we cannot sell dusty or moldy books or dated materials like textbooks and encyclopedias. Please help us by sorting those items from your donation.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, May 8
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for May is Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of bread lines, bank runs, and broken dreams.

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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, April 11, 25, May 9, 23
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.


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.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, April 16, May 21
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, April 23, May 28
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.