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.

HOLIDAY GIFT WALL

Month of December

Our Holiday Gift Wall will be stocked with unique hand-crafted items ideal for your holiday gift giving. Hand knitted items, jewelry, woven tea towels and beautiful and functional pottery will be available for purchase. A portion of the sales will support the Library’s operating budget (books, supplies, programs, etc.)

MAHJONG

Tuesdays at 1:30
December 5, December 19

We are starting a Mahjong group, beginners are welcome. We have two sets available but welcome additional sets if available to loan. Register on line on the calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00
December 5, 12, 19

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.

Chris Seubert – Fall Artist

September 21 – December 21

Draftsman, Painter, Printmaker and Educator Christopher Seubert will exhibit a selection of drawings, watercolors, oils and prints, illustrating local landscapes, still lifes, and portraits at the Library. Chris is an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Ulster, where he serves as Program Coordinator for the Academic Travel Program, leading drawing based study abroad programs to Europe (London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, and Barcelona).

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, December 14, 28
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. Poetry is not meeting on the 8th of June.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, December 11, January 8, 22, 2018
4:00-6:30pm

A writers’ group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon
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

France

Tuesday, December 19, January 16, 2018
1:30-2:30pm
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

Spain

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:30-3:00
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.

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