Community Dance

Sunday, March 24, 2:00-3:30
Marbletown Community Center
*Snow date, Sunday, March 31

Music and Calling by Homespun Occasions

Come kick up your heels to live fiddle music. Enjoy a tradition of community dancing and music handed down from generation to generation.

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, April 20
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for April is Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond.
Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion – as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war – and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, April 10
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for April is Carnegies Maid by Marie Benedict. Clara, a young woman who immigrates to American in the 1860s unexpectedly becomes the maid to Andrew Carnegie’s mother. Clara becomes close to Andrew Carnegie and helps to make him America’s first philanthropist.

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, March 14, 28, April 11, 25
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, March 19, April 16
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, March 26, April 23
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.