Useful Fruiting Plants for the Home Garden

Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 pm
Marbletown Community Center

The Library will host an illustrated lecture featuring Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano of Hortus Conclusus on March 11. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or call the program office, 687-7023, Ext.

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.

2018 Rochester Memberships

There are a few subsidized memberships left

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.


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
March 6, 13, 20
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.

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 8, 22, April 12, 26
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, March 12, 26, April 9, 23

Second Group starting in May

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library, 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
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, March 20, April 17
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.