Starting in 2022 the Stone Ridge Library is Fine Free!

The Stone Ridge Library joins a number of local libraries by going fine free beginning this month.

Please remember to return your materials in a timely manner so we can continue to share our resources with everyone. Patrons will still be responsible for replacing lost or damaged items but no fees will be assessed on late materials.

Curbside Service

Call 687-7023 from the parking lot and we will bring your materials to the return benches by the entrance for you to pick up.

Library Events

During the winter months all patrons participating in Stone Ridge Library sponsored groups are required to be vaccinated.

Libby: Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines

Libby is replacing the Overdrive App, which will be removed in February 2022.

Libby is a user-friendly mobile app to use on your phones or tablets when downloading e-books, audiobooks and magazines. So sign up for the Libby app now, just go to your app store and look for Libby.

Hudson River Lighthouses with Kevin Woyce

Thursday Feb. 17
7pm via Zoom
The Hudson River’s first lighthouse was built in 1826 at Stony Point. By the early 1900s, more than a dozen lights guided ships past the river’s islands and shallows. Seven of them still exist.
Join us for a tour of the Hudson River’s lighthouses, past and present — from the long lost lights at Coxsackie and Stuyvesant to New York City’s beloved “Little Red Lighthouse.”

Introduction to Medicare with Dan Calabrese

Tuesday, February 8
7pm Zoom program
Register

If you will soon be eligible for Medicare, or even if you already have Medicare, you will not want to miss this Introduction To Medicare. We will review the periods when you are eligible for Medicare, your costs for it, Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans, how supplements work with Medicare, Part D Prescription plans from the best way to pick one to understanding the consequences of not having one, the Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” and more.

Mindful Mondays

Mondays at 2pm, Starting February 28
Mindfulness is a skill that is practiced through meditation. It offers numerous benefits to our physical and emotional health, helping to reduce stress, improve concentration, cultivate kindness and experience greater emotional resilience.

Near & Far: an art exhibit by local artist Adrienne Mierzwa

January 1-Februray 28
The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce a reception for Near & Far, an exhibit featuring paintings by local artist Adrienne Mierzwa. “While focusing on local subjects that most people in the area are familiar with, I also want to take visitors on a little trip to some of the other locales that I love- especially as so many people are not able to travel right now.”

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, February 9
12:30 on Zoom
Our book for February is Intuition by Allegra Goodman. Sandy Glass, a charismatic publicity-seeking oncologist, and Marion Mendelssohn, a pure, exacting scientist, are co-directors of a lab at the Philpott Institute dedicated to cancer research and desperately in need of a grant.

Mystery Book Group

Wednesday, February 16
11am in the Activity Room

The book for February is Three things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon. 84-year-old Florence has fallen and she can’t get up. While waiting for rescue from the floor of her assisted living facility, she begins recounting the mystery of its newest resident, a man who looks and acts suspiciously like someone she was glad to see die sixty years ago.

MAHJONG

Every Tuesday and Friday
at 10am in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Tuesday Mahjong group. Our regular group meets on Fridays. All are welcome, but beginners will get the basics on Tuesdays. Registration is not required, just walk in.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, February 15 2022
1-2pm in the Community 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.

Spanish Conversation with Francisco and Varcia

Tuesday, February 22
1-2 pm on Zoom

¿Hablas español?  If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1pm to 2pm.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1:
January 31, February 14
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Group 2:
January 24, February 7, 28
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library in the Activity room, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, February 3, 17
1:30 – 3pm on Zoom

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
During the winter months all patrons participating in Stone Ridge Library sponsored groups are required to be vaccinated.

KNITTING GROUP

Every Saturday
10am-noon in the Activity Room

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon. All ages and experience levels can join 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.

Online Services

Electronic services are posted on the Library’s website listed under Services/Online Resources. At each logo, there is an explanation of what it provides. Whether you are using a phone (See MENU) or a computer (Find the logos on the left-hand side of the screen), these sites provide a variety of resources.