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New Fiction
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - Rhys Bowen

Paradise Valley - C.J. Box

A Game of Ghosts - John Connolly

The Late Show
- Michael Connelly

My Cousin Rachel
- Daphne DuMaurier

- Linda Fairstein

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall -
Diana Gabaldon

Wired -
Julie Garwood

The Identicals -
Elin Hilderbrand

Magpie Murders -
Anthony Horowitz

Look Behind You -
Iris Johansen

Berlin Noir
- Philip Kerr

Prussian Blue
- Philip Kerr

A Distant View of Everything -
Alexander McCall Smith

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters -
Susan Mallery

The Bread Down -
B.A. Paris

The Dark Net -
Benjamin Percy

The Painted Queen -
Elizabeth Peters

Saints for all Occasions -
J. Courtney Sullivan

Two Nights -
Kathy Reichs

House of Spies -
Daniel Silva

Use of Force -
Brad Thor

Penance of the Damned - Peter Tremayne

The Ice-Cream Makers - Ernest van der Kwast

The Lying Game - Ruth Ware

Before the War -
Fay Weldon

When the English Fall -
David Williams

The Atlas of Forgotten Places -
Jenny d. Williams

The Force - Don Winslow

The Life She Was Given - Ellen Marie Wiseman

New Non-Fiction
You are the Universe: Discovering your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters - Deepak Chopra 

The Great British Bake Off Everyday - Linda Collister

Home Repair and Improvement - Creative Homeowner

Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan - Elaine M Hayes

Make Your Bed: Little Things that can Change your Life and Maybe the World - Admiral William H McRaven

Everything All at Once - Bill Nye

How to Pack: Travel Smart for any Trip - Hitha Palepu

Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living - Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen

Four Year Colleges 2018 - Peterson's

Bring in the Right-Hander! - Jerry Reuss

Testimony - Robbie Robertson

Toscanini: Musician of Conscience - Harvey Sachs

Jane Austen at Home - Lucy Worsley

Career Natch second edition: Connecting Who You are with What You'll Love to Do - Shoya Zichy

New Large Print
Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

New Audio CDs
Robert B Parker's Little White Lies - Ace Atkins

The Fix - David Baldacci

Camino Island - John Grisham

Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 - David Sedaris

Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

New DVD's
Dark Angel - Joanne Froggatt, Alun Armstrong

Everybody Loves Somebody - Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole

Get Out - Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford   

Gifted - Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer

Girls - the Final season

Grantchester - season 3

Kong Skull Island - Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson

The Lost City of Z - Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

The Magicians - season 2

My Life as a Zucchini - Swiss and French stop motion film

My Mother & Other Strangers - Hattie Morahan, Aaron Staton

Norman - Richard Gere

T2 Trainspotting - Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Their Finest - Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy  

This Beautiful Fantastic - Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson

The Tunnel: Sabotage - season 2

The Zookeepers Wife - Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl
We feature reading suggestions each month. Visit the Library to pick up a copy of the booklist-of-the-month brochure and check out a book from our current display.
This month we are featuring some of our cookbooks

View our display at the Library.    
Newsletter      August 2017
Board of Trustees Election and 
Library Budget Vote
Monday, August 7, 2017
2pm - 8pm
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library will hold its annual election on Monday, August 7, 2017, between the hours of 2pm and 8pm at the Library.

The election is to fill two four-year seats and to consider the following proposition:

"Shall the budget proposed by the Board of Trustees of the Stone Ridge Public Library, including a tax appropriation of $264,577, be approved?

If approved the proposed 2018 tax appropriation will rise 2% to $264,577 from $259,390 this year. 

Board of Trustees candidates nominated by petition for the four-year seats are John Aubry and Rosemary Deen.

For those not able to come to the polling place on Election Day, absentee ballots are available at the Library. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or in person to the Library no later than the close of business on Monday, August 7, 2017.

Those eligible to vote must live in and be registered to vote in the Town of Marbletown. For further information contact the Library Director, Jody ford at 845-687-7023, ext 104. 

Author Carole Bugge Reading
Wednesday, August 16, 3pm
Library Reference Room

Carole Bugge will read from her new historical thriller, Edinburgh Twilight, the first in a series with Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer publisher.

Carole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence) has nine published novels, six novellas and a dozen or so short stories and poems - many of her works appear in translation internationally.  Winner of both the Euphoria Poetry Competition and the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Award, she is a two-time Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee and First Prize winner of the Maxim Mazumdar Playwriting Competition, the Chronogram Literary Fiction Prize, Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Award, and the Jean Paiva Memorial Fiction Award.  She was a finalist in the McClaren, MSU and Henrico Playwriting Competitions.

Her plays and musicals have been presented in New York City at The Players Club, Manhattan Punchline, Pulse Theatre, The Van Dam Street Playhouse, Love Creek, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, the Episcopal Actors' Guild, the Jan Hus Theatre, Lakota Theatre, The Open Book, The 78th Street Theatre, Genesius Guild, the 14th Street Y, and Shotgun Productions, as well as internationally, including the Alleyway Theatre, the Fairfield Theatre, The Bay Street Theatre, Actors and Writers, and the Redcliffe Theatre.  She was sponsored by The Paper Mill Playhouse for a TCG Playwriting Award two years in a row, and was a Playwriting Fellowship finalist at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Her C.E. Lawrence thrillers are available as ebooks or paperback. Her Claire Rawlings mystery series has been re-issued by Argo Books, as has her second Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Haunting of Torre Abbey.  Her first Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Star of India, in its second printing, is available through Titan Book.

Stone Ridge Library Upcoming Fundraiser
Seeking Community's Help

The Stone Ridge Library Foundation is currently accepting donated items for an online auction, planned for this fall, to help the library's upcoming restoration and programming projects.  Items to consider donating:
  • antiques
  • heirloom items
  • gifts
  • collectibles
  • services
  • locally-made goods
  • experiences

Some ideas would be a silver tea set, a gift basket (great donation idea for business owners), a yoga class, massage, or consultation in your specialty, a stay at a beach house or cottage (near or far!).  

Items are due to the Foundation office by August 31, so if you have a sorting project you've been meaning to get to, or an area of expertise that you can offer, now is the time! 

For more information, please contact Crystal in the Foundation office at 687-7023 x7 or and thanks for supporting the Stone Ridge Library! 

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, August 9
4pm in the Biography Room

Our book for August is The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. An extraordinarily imaginative and immersive novel, set in New York from 1911-1925. Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island freak show that thrills the masses. Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum," alongside performers like the Wolfman and the Butterfly Girl. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his community and his job as a tailor's apprentice. When Eddie photographs the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance. And he ignites the heart of Coralie.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, August 16
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing Three-day Town by Margaret Maron. Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant are off to New York City for a long-delayed honeymoon. Deborah had been asked to deliver a package to Lieutenant Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. But when the homicide detective comes to pick it up, the package is missing and the building's super is found murdered. Now despite their desire to enjoy a blissful getaway, Deborah and Dwight must team up with Lt. Harald to catch the killer before he strikes again.

A History Reading Club
Saturday, October 14
12:45pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for August has been moved to our October meeting.  The Silver Pigs by  Lindsey Davis will be discussed along with the October selection:  Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World by Thomas Madden.
The Silver Pigs introduces readers to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently incovenient drive for justice. When Marcus encounters the young and very pretty Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately that there is something amiss. When she confesses that she is fleeing for her life, Falco offers to help her and, in doing so, he gets himself mixed up in a deadly plot involving stolen ingots, dangerous and dark political machinations, and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.

Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, August 22
Biography 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.

Conversational French
with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, August 15, 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. Culture, medicine, travels, and anything/everything culinary are favorite subjects-which she would love to share and exchange in French. The program is offered on the third Tuesday of each month.
with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, August 10, 24
1.30-3:30 in the Biography Room

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen.  Our meetings are held twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays.
Stone Ridge Library
Writers' Group
with Cathy Arra

Monday, August 14, 28

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. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District facilitates the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cathy Arra to place your name on a waiting list.  

Every Saturday

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. Some of us can help toward the repair of knitted or crocheted items too.

The group is sociable and lively, and our conversation and sharing is just as wide-ranging as our projects. We are especially interested in the UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) that members bring in and love the show and tell of projects under way and being finished, new or old, simple or complex. Though knitting is our love and mainstay, we graciously adapt ourselves to stray crocheters and those of us who simply must take to the hook when the spirit moves. We share articles, magazines and books on knitting. Donations of yarn to the Library get made up into items for sale at the Library Fair and during the winter holidays for the benefit of the Library. Some of us also knit things for local hospitals or for the U.S. troops.
Movies Based on Books Opening This Month
August 4, 2017

Movie Title: The Dark Tower
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Gunslinger, first in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey

August 11, 2017

Movie Title: The Glass Castle
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Dominic Bogart
August 13, 2017

Movie Title: Get Shorty
Where: TV Series -- Epix
Based on: Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
Director: Davey Holmes 
Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Ray Romano, Gillian Vigman
August 25, 2017

Movie Title: Death Note
Where: Theaters
Based on: Death Note, Manga series by Takeshi Obata
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Nat Wolff, Keith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham,  Willem Dafoe

August 25, 2017

Movie Title: Tulip Fever
Where: Theaters
Based on: Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, David Harewood

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