Ulster County Food Fight

Once again the Library is participating in the Ulster County Food Fight. Our goal is to fill up the shelves of our local food pantries. This is a win for our community so please help us with your food and personal care donations.

Introduction to Medicare

with Dan Calabrese from The Sunrise Advisors Group

September 23, 7pm, via zoom

This webinar is an introduction to Medicare for anyone unsure of their options.

Dan will go over the four parts of Medicare, Parts A and B (original Medicare), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans) and Part D (prescription plans).

Free Community Shred Day

Saturday, October 2
9 – 11am
In the Library Parking Lot

Examples of items you may bring for on-site shredding include:

  • Papers with staples
  • Papers with paper clips
  • Papers with binder clips
  • Check books/registers
  • Sale receipt books
  • Hanging folders
  • DVDs/CDs
  • Tabbed dividers
  • Credit cards are OK
  • OK to bring in paper bags
Bring up three banker-sized boxes (Dimensions: 10″ x 12″ x 15″) of shreddable material.

The Little Book Shop is now Open

Come back and visit!

All shelves restocked

Monday 3-5
Tuesday 11-2
Wednesday 3-5
Friday 1-3
Saturday 12-2

We expect to be open through the end of October.

NO donations accepted.


Virtual Story Times

During the Fall months Julianna will continue to offer virtual story times with “Take and Make” projects.
Our Fall projects and stories will explore science with hands-on experiments to try at home.
Beginning in October families can pick up a bag full of all the items you’ll need to follow along with Julianna in her recorded videos.

Virtual Story Time with Belle

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:30pm

Join Belle this month while she reads, tells engaging stories, and plays games — Plus, she will respond to your children’s live comments by name! Join this Virtual Live Storytime for a half-hour interactive experience!

Barbara Bash

August – October

An exhibit of original art from a wide selection of Barbara’s books that explore the world of the desert, old growth forests, Indian banyan trees, little brown bats, black footed ferrets and urban birds. The art will be displayed – and for sale – throughout the library from August through October.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, October 13
12:30 in the Activity Room

Our next book is One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. A group of 9 people are trapped in the visa office at an Indian Consulate after a massive earthquake hits in an unnamed American city.

Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, October 20
11am in the Activity Room

The book for October is Raven Black by Ann Cleeves.
It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter’s eye is drawn to a splash of color on the frozen ground, ravens circling above.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, October 16 at 12:30 in the Library Yard (rain date for Zoom, Wed, October 20 @7pm)

We will be reading The Killer Angels, a novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by Michael Shaara. This Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic is unique, sweeping, unforgettable, a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America’s destiny.


Every Tuesday and Friday
at 10am in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Tuesday Mahjong group. Our regular group meets on Fridays. All are welcome, but beginners will get the basics on Tuesdays. Registration is not required, just walk in.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, September 21, October 19
1-2pm in the Community 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.

Spanish Conversation with Francisco and Varcia

Tuesday, September 28, October 26
1-2 pm on Zoom

¿Hablas español?  If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1pm to 2pm.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1:
September 27, October 18

Group 2:
September 20, October 4, 25

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library in the Activity room, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. This program is designed for those who are actively writing and publishing work and who want to participate in a structured critical feedback process.


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.

Masks for Sale at the Library


Masks Available for Curbside Pickup! Make your selection from the code letter & number on the photo of the mask. Call the library at 845-687-7023, tell them your selection and we will have it ready for you using curbside pickup.

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.