StoryWalk

Our latest StoryWalk is set up at the Cottekill Rail Trail Trailhead. Read The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. more

Early Bird Knitting Sale

This year we are offering something new for the Saturday Knitters’ Sale—the Early Bird Knitting Sale. Kind of a take off on curbside book delivery, but with knit goods made by our Saturday Knitters, to benefit the Library! This sale is in addition to the traditional in-house knit sale to take place after Thanksgiving.

Library Resumes Regular Hours, Announces Improvements

The Coronavirus pandemic forced a New York lockdown, including of the Stone Ridge Library, but behind the scenes, carefully and quietly, the Library was at work improving its 222-year-old stone building. The results are now on display as the Library has opened again—with some cautionary changes—for regular public hours.

SRLF Online Auction

The SRLF Annual Online Auction is open for bidding through October 11th!

This year’s Online Auction includes gift certificates for local restaurants, bookstores, gift shops, landscaping & design services, health & wellness services, online art classes, flowers, pet care, music lessons, writing workshops, local crafts and much more!

Bonni Leu Banyard

Bonni’s one quote:
“Sisterhood is wonderful.”
Don’t we feel it in our hearts after knowing her! -Sherry

Bonni Leu Banyard, age 72, of Kerhonkson, died September 15 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio October 29, 1947 to Jim and Margie Banyard (nee Melhuish) who pre-deceased her.

Fall Book Discussion Series (Zoom) — Focus on Women – Fran Sutherland, Facilitator

Artist and retired high school teacher Fran Sutherland will lead us in a three-part book discussion featuring stories about women in various times and locations, creating a rich and relevant theme for our times.
Thursday, October 22, 11 am
The Engineer’s Wife by Tracy Enerson Wood  
Set in the late 1860s, this historical fiction about Emily Warren Roebling tells the story of the educational exploration into engineering by the “Woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Library Election

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Susanne Warren and Rob Miraldi were re-elected to four year terms.
The budget of $277,964 was approved, there was no increase in the budget from last year. The vote was 35 yes, 0 no.

LIBRARY IS OPEN

Curbside delivery will continue during normal library hours. Please call 687-7023 from the parking lot and someone will bring your materials to a table near the entrance for you to pick up.
  • Browsing in the Library: maximum capacity in the building at one time will be 12 people.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, November 11 

a Zoom meeting at 11am

In November we will be reading Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert. Inspired by the true-life adventures of real 19th century female botanical explorers, Gilbert created an unforgettable character in Alma Whittaker – a brilliant, determined, and thoroughly scientific woman, struggling to express her intellectual curiosity in a society where women’s lives are confined to the domestic sphere.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon in the Library yard

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon. All ages and experience levels can join 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.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1 is meeting November 9, 23,
December 7, 21
at the Marbletown Community Center 
This program is designed for those who are actively writing and publishing work and who want to participate in a structured critical feedback process. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer, and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District, facilitates the group.

Online Services

Electronic services are posted on the Library’s website listed under Services/Online Resources. At each logo, there is an explanation of what it provides. Whether you are using a phone (See MENU) or a computer (Find the logos on the left-hand side of the screen), these sites provide a variety of resources.