Grandparents’ Memoir Writing Group… NEW Ongoing Program

Wednesday, October 3, 2pm in the Craft Room

Got Grandkids?
But…They live too far away?…
You don’t see them enough? 

Here’s an opportunity to get your pen or keyboard moving and tell your story. Facilitated by Miriam Frischer, the group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

“Knit In” & Sale

Saturday, October 13,  10 am to 3pm
on the Library Lawn

The Library’s redoubtable Saturday Knitters  group will meet outdoors (indoors if it’s raining) at the Library to knit and sell their wares. Newcomers are welcome to join in.  All proceeds will benefit the Library.

Free Community Shred Day

Saturday, October 20
9 – 11am
In the Library Parking Lot

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

Bank Statements
Medical/Insurance forms
Tax forms
Personal Files
Credit Cards

Please bring paper only; no binders. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed.


Sunday, November 4, 1pm

Please join us to celebrate the ten-year restoration of the Library’s historic buildings!

View the new Children’s Wing Expansion, complete with the new Craft Room, Kitchenette and ADA Restroom, and tour the Library to celebrate the many improvements that have taken place.

19TH-Century Guitar Music with Eric Roth

Sunday, November 4
2pm in the Reference Room

The 19th century was a time of striking innovation and development in the history of this familiar and beloved instrument, and the period is rich with intriguing and delightful repertoire. Guitarist Eric Roth will perform on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830.

Fall Artist – John Currie

Through December 21

John Currie is showing his photographs of “The Other Half.” Images he has taken from several trips through India and South East Asia.


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

The Library now has a membership with the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Patrons can check out a pass that allows for free general admission during public hours for an entire family, which consists of two adults and their children under 18 years old from one household. 

Pulse of the Planet Anniversary Tour Kicks Off at Stone Ridge Library

Friday, October 5 at 5:30pm
at the Library

Jim Metzner will be taking Pulse of the Planet on the road this fall, launching his “30th Anniversary Legacy Tour!” with a live event at our Library. The tour, set to include cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Georgia and an October 10 event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC–will begin in Jim’s home town of Stone Ridge.

Annual Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers

September 28, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Marbletown Community Center
Refreshments will be served.

The Library Writers are: Catherine Arra, Frank Boyer, Bill Fellenberg, Fay Loomis, Donna Johnson, Cliff Mallery, Mike Polcari, Carol Shank, José Sotolongo, Lisa St. John, Natasha Williams, Cecilia Worth, Bob Wurtzel

Featured Readers this year:

Catherine Arra is author of Slamming & Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014), Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015), and Tales of Intrigue & Plumage (FutureCycle Press, 2017).


Wednesday, October 10
4pm in the Bio Room

The book for our October meeting is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, October 17
4pm in the Biography Room
This month we will be reading The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. Conjuring up the last golden days of the Raj and the turbulent early ones of Indian rule, this suspenseful and atmospheric first novel draws the governor of Bengal, local police authorities, and visiting Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands into an increasingly baffling and bizarre case of serial murder.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, September 27, October 11, 25
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.


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.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, September 24, October 15, 29 

Monday, October 1, 22

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.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, October 23, November 27
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, September 25, October 23, November 27
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.

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.

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.