Library Foundation Hosts “Sunday Tea” Fundraiser

Sunday, May 6
1:00 – 3:00pm
at the Library

With completion of its decade-long drive to preserve, restore and modernize the Stone Ridge Library in sight, the Stone Ridge Library Foundation will host its annual fundraiser that recognizes individuals whose dedication to the library have helped make it the heart of life in Marbletown.

LIBRARY FAIR, Saturday, June 9

The 72nd Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair is set for Saturday, June 9, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm on the Library Lawn. Bag Sale, Sunday, June 10, 10am – 3pm



Everyone is invited! Join us under the tents for book bargains galore, our famous plant sale featuring annuals, perennials and daylilies, Eleanor’s Emporium with gently used tableware, Kids books and activities, the Saturday Knitters, a 50/50 Raffle and the Stone Ridge Library Foundation raffle for a wine basket.

“Personal Dreaming” Art Workshop with Ellie Anderson, Instructor

Saturday, April 28 & Saturday, May 5, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Marbletown Community Center
For adults and teens 17 and older

Registration 4/28:
Registration 5/5:
Materials Fee:  $10 per person, bring to class
Class size:  10-12 people

Create an abstract painting using ideas and techniques taken from the contemporary Australian Aboriginal desert painting tradition.

Writing Workshop with Carol Bergman

Saturday, May 12
11am – 1:30pm
Marbletown Community Center


The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce “Inspired By Nature Writing Workshop” featuring author and NYU writing instructor, Carol Bergman. The program is a free to participants, but, because space is limited, registration is required, and available on the library’s website  stoneridgelibrary/calendar.

Barbara Gordon – Spring Artist

Local Artist Barbara Gordon is the Library’s featured artist for Spring 2018. Her work features abstract images and landscapes and will be on view through mid-June. Some of the paintings are available for purchase. For additional information and examples of her work, visit

Sandi Zinaman Scholarship Fund

The Rondout Valley Scholarship Fund has started a scholorship in memory of Sandi Zinaman, a long time staff member the Stone Ridge Library. Help us keep Sandi’s legacy alive in the community by recognizing 2 students each year who love books and reading.

Become a Library Champion!

Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal includes a 3% cut in library aid from 2017 as well as a 42% cut in proposed library construction aid. This means a $378,392. decrease in funds for the Mid-Hudson region alone. But when library aid is threatened the New York Library Community pulls together!


Wednesday, April 11
4pm in the Biography Room


Our book for April is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

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.


Every Friday at 10am

We are starting a Mahjong group, beginners are welcome. 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.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12

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.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, March 22, April 12, 26, May 10, 24
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
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


Tuesday, April 17, May 15
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, March 27, April 24
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.