April is National Poetry Month

American Life in Poetry provides free weekly column featuring contemporary American poems. The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry: American Life in Poetry seeks to create a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. The poem in each column is brief and will be enjoyable and enlightening.

Virtual Tours

We’ve been noticing a lot of virtual tours on the internet lately. Here are a few of them.

19 virtual museum tours from PBS. more

Virtual museum tours from Mental Floss. more

Virtual National Park tours from Apartment Therapy. more

Virtual Tour of Yellowstone Park.

Dear Stone Ridge Library Patrons and Friends:

We hope that you are safe and well at home and wanted to reach out to make sure that everyone knows how to access our electronic resources while the library is closed.

We also want to request that you NOT return borrowed materials at this time, as staff has been directed to stay at home per local health officials’ instructions.

Library is Closed

March 13, 2020

To Our Library Patrons:

After much thought and consultation with the Library Board of Trustees, we have decided to close the library, effective Friday March 13 at 5:30 as a precautionary measure in an effort to help contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in our community.

Mountains, Madness, and Miracles: 4,000 Miles of Appalachian Trail Adventure

Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 pm  POSTPONED
Marbletown Community Center

The Appalachian Trail – a 2,190 mile wander of beauty, scenery, fellowship, and fun – but a journey of the unexpected that can quickly turn into hardship and even danger. Hiker “Blissful” and her teen son “Paul Bunyan” did not expect to get stranded in a barn for two days in terrible weather conditions.

MENDING BEE

Wednesday, April 1 POSTPONED
11:00 – 12:30

Tend to your hand sewing and mending in our newly forming Mending Bee! Bring your project to work on in the good company.

First Wednesday of each month…in the Activity Room. And ongoing if we have enough interest. 

BOARD GAMES

Wednesday, April 1 POSTPONED
1:00 – 3:00

Cards, Backgammon, Scrabble, Chess?
We have 4 tables to host the game of your choice.

First Wednesday of each month…in the Activity Room. And ongoing if we have enough interest. Call the Program Office at 687-7023 with any questions or ideas.

Winter Exhibit – Fran Sutherland

The work will be on exhibit through March 21. The paintings are available for purchase, with a portion of the sale to benefit the Library.

As Albert Einstein once Said, the only thing that’s constant is change.” My life and artwork are an attempt to explore and live by this concept.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, March 12, 26 POSTPONED
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.

Book Donations

We cannot accept any book donations over the winter.
Please hold off until the Spring.
Thank you.

The Library welcomes book donations (just not during the winter). Books donated are re-sold at the annual Library Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 2020.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, April 8 POSTPONED
4pm in the Activities Room
The March Book Group is Cancelled.
We will discuss both the March and April reading selections on April 8.
The next reading selection is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, April 21 POSTPONED
1-2pm
Activity 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 24, April 28 POSTPONED
1-2:30pm
Activity Room

“Hola! This group meets to speak Spanish in an inviting, friendly setting. Topics vary depending on what folks want to talk about – travel, personal experiences, current events, community events and places, etc.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday POSTPONED
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 POSTPONED
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.