The Library is closed Today

Wednesday, January 17

Bill Robinson and His World of Animals will be postponed to next Wednesday, January 24, at the Marbletown School at 3:45pm.

The Mystery Book Group will also be postponed to next Wednesday, at 4pm at the Library.

Bill Robinson and his World of Animals

Stone Ridge Library’s Special After-School Program
Featuring Bill Robinson and his World of Animals

at Marbletown Elementary School
Wednesday, January 24,  3:45 – 4:45

The wildlife program World of Animals features live birds of prey and reptiles. This program is free to everyone.

2018 Rochester Memberships

The Town of Rochester has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students.

Rochester patrons can renew their memberships in person beginning January 2018.

Bradford Graves Sculpture

Visitors to the Stone Ridge Library will now be greeted by a beautiful limestone sculpture that has been installed amongst the plantings that line the bluestone walkway at the entrance to the 1798 stone building. The sculpture, titled Magnus I, was created in 1995 by Bradford Graves, and was recently donated by Verna Gillis in memory of her late husband.

Judy Stanger – Winter Artist

December 22 – March 16

The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to welcome Judy Stanger as the Winter 2017/18 artist. Judy has been painting with pastel for more than 25 years, and finds inspiration in Atlantic seascapes as well as the Hudson Valley Landscape.

MAHJONG

Tuesdays at 1:30
January 2, 16, 2018
Friday, January 5 at 10am

We will have a Friday group organizational meeting Friday, January 5 at 10am.

We are starting a Mahjong group, beginners are welcome. We have two sets available but welcome additional sets if available to loan.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00
January 9, 16, 23, 30,
February 6, 13, 20, 27,
March 6, 13, 20

We are excited to welcome Ms. Celeste to the Stone Ridge Library. Ms. Celeste has worked in preschools and loves this age group. Ms. Celeste already has crafts, songs and activities planned for our littlest patrons.

Mohonk Preserve – Passes available to Library patrons

Thanks to the generosity of Mohonk Preserve, the Library will have four passes available for Library patrons age 18 and older whose record is in good standing, to enjoy 70 miles of hiking, biking and climbing trails and carriage roads. Passes can be checked out for three days and returned at the Circulation Desk.

Meet Libby – Our New e-Reader App!

Introducing a new, more user-friendly mobile app from Overdrive called Libby!

Libby is the new app to use on your phones or (most) tablets when downloading e-books and audiobooks. Designed for ease of use, Libby eliminates the need for format selection (uses OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen) and contains new features that make the digital library fresh and fun.

Children’s Room Project

The Children’s Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children’s Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, February 10
12:45pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for February is America’s Bank: the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve by Roger Lowenstein. Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America’s first steps onto the world financial stage.

TEA TIME BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, January 10
4pm in the Biography Room
Our book for January is Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith. Love Over Scotland, the third in the series, revolves around the many colourful characters that come and go at No 44 Scotland Street.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, January 24
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be reading Live by Night by Dennis Lehane.  In 1926, during Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba, where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream. 

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, Dec. 28, January 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.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, January 8, 22, 2018
4:00-6:30pm

A writers’ group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon
Reference 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.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, December 19, January 16, 2018
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 23, 2018
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.