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).

LORI ANDERSEN Summer Artist

Local artist, Lori Andersen, is a photographer featuring landscape, wildlife, portrait, and travel images. All photographs on display are for sale. Images are available on different mediums such as: metal, glass, canvas, bamboo, as well as matted and framed. For additional information and examples of her work, please visit loriandersen.com.

2018 LIBRARY FAIR

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this one of the best Library Fairs ever. And special thanks to all the new and returning volunteers who made the event run so smoothly. To see the 2018 pictures click here.

TEA TIME BOOK GROUP

Wednesday, August 8
at 4pm in the Bio Room

The book for our August meeting is Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. In Jordan’s prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm–a place she finds foreign and frightening.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Wednesday, August 29
7pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for August is A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, August 9, 23, September 13, 27
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.

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.

MAHJONG

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.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner

France

Tuesday, September 18
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, August 28, September 25
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.

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.