The Periwinkle Fund was started by an anonymous grandparent with a desire to help improve the children’s library. Many grandparents bring their grandchildren to the Stone Ridge Library. This year there are several building projects planned to improve the children’s area including a new all-purpose room, back porch, and kitchenette and restroom.
The Ulster Chamber Music Series has donated two subscriptions to their 2018 season to benefit the Stone Ridge Library. The Series is celebrating their 50th year, with a wonderful and diverse lineup of concerts.
Performances include the Chiara String Quartet, Sunday February 25 and Strata, Sunday, March 25, both at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14
4pm in the Biography Room
Our book for February is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Barcelona, 1945–just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face.
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.
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.
Tuesdays, February 13 at 1:30
Fridays, February 2 & 16 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 decide on a permanent schedule soon.
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.
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.
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.
1. Pick up a bag at the Library (proceeds go to the library!)
2. Take a trip
3. Take a photo with your Library bag and post it on social media using this hashtag: #SRLaroundtheworld
Make your mark and spread the word about the Stone Ridge Library!
Monday, February 5, 26, March 12, 26
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.
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.