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New Fiction
Salt Houses - Hala Alyan

Robert B Parker's Little White Lies -
Ace Atkins

Bear Town -
Fredrik Backman

The Fall of Shannara: The Black Elfstone -
Terry Brooks

A Hiss Before Dying -
Rita Mae Brown

Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation -
Alan Burdick

New Boy -
Tracy Chevalier

Dragon Teeth -
Michael Crichton

A House Among the Trees -
Julia Glass

Grief Cottage -
Gail Godwin

There Your Heart Lies -
Mary Gordon

Camino Island -
John Grisham

Exit Strategy: a Nick Mason novel -
Steve Hamilton

Into the Water -
Paula Hawkins

Lockdown -
Laurie R. King

The Silent Corner
- Dean Koontz

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative -
Eric Van Lustbader

The Fallen -
Eric Van Lustbader

High Stakes -
Fern Michaels

The Thirst: a Harry Hole novel -
Jo Nesbo

16th Seduction -
James Patterson

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness -
Arundhati Roy

The Awkward Age -
Francesca Segal

The Frozen Hours -
Jeff Shaara

The Best of Adam Sharp -
Graeme Simsion

Come Sundown -
Nora Roberts

The Stars are on Fire -
Anita Shreve

Golden Hill: a novel of Old New York - Francis Spufford

Motherland -
Paul Theroux

Murder in the Bowery -
Victoria Thompson

House of Names -
Colm Toibin

Testimony -
Scott Turow

Beren and Luthien -
JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien

The Templars' Last Secret: a Bruno, chief of Police novel -
Martin Walker

Anne Boleyn: a King's Obsession -
Alison Weir

Indecent Exposure: a Stone Barrington novel -
Stuart Woods

New Non-Fiction
The Genius of Birda - Jennifer Ackerman

The Book of Home Improvement -
Black & Decker

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens can Save the Planet -
Michael Bloomburg and Carl Hope

Dream Plants For the Natural Garden -
Piet Oudolf

Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern L:andscapes - Piet Oudolf

Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom -
Thomas E. Ricks

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries -
Kory Stamper

New Large Print
Dangerous Minds - Janet Evanovich

Against All Odds - Danielle Steel

The Duchess - Danielle Steel

New DVD's
Alone in Berlin - Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl

Beauty and the Beast - Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

Growing Up Smith - Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam

The Last Word - Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried

Saving Banksy - documentary

The Sense of an Ending
- Jimn Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling

A United Kingdon - David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
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 gardening books

View our display at the Library.    
Newsletter         July 2017
Board of Trustees Election and 
Library Budget Vote
The Stone Ridge Library will hold an election Monday, August 7, 2017 to choose two trustees to serve four-year terms, and to submit its proposed 2018 budget to voters.
Candidates are nominated by petitions which are available at the Library. Only qualified voters may serve on the Board of Trustees. To be valid, petitions must be signed by at least 10 qualified voters of the Library district. Full directions are at the Library. Completed petitions must be returned to the library by the close of business Thursday, July 6, 2017.
The proposed 2018 tax appropriation will rise 2% to $264,577 from $259,390 this year.  No increase was requested for the 2017 budget.
For more information about serving on the board of trustees or about the election please call Jody Ford, Library Director, at 687-7023 or Library Trustee Judith Schneller at 687-0750.

The 71st Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair was a huge success

Thank you to the many Volunteers!

Click here for more thank you's and Library Fair pictures .

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, July 12
4pm in the Biography Room

Our book for July is The Circle by Dave Eggers. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, July 19
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood. Phryne Fisher, Greenwood's flapper-era sleuth, who hails from Melbourne Australia, is distressed to learn that several young girls, some of them pregnant, have disappeared. Distress quickly turns to anger when Polly Kettle, an ambitious reporter who tends to rub people the wrong way, also vanishes. Phryne and Dot, her secretary-sidekick, leap into the investigation with both feet.  

A History Reading Club
Wednesday, August 23
7pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for August is The Silver Pigs by  Lindsey Davis. 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
with Heidi Ehrich

Tuesday, July 25
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, July 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. 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, July 13, 27
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, July 3, 17, 31

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.
Summer Art Exhibit
Ellie Anderson was born in Queensland, Australia and trained as an art teacher. She taught for a number of years before catching the travel bug. In the late '60s she left Australia to travel and work in England and Europe. After marrying an American and starting a family she completed a BA in Fine Art at George Mason University and taught high school art in Fairfax, Virginia.

In retirement Ellie and her husband spent 10 years back in Queensland, Australia. Here she devoted her time to painting and exhibiting with a group of like-minded art enthusiasts. This focus on art and re-exploring the familiar landscape of her childhood inspired her.

 "I love the challenge of interpreting my ideas on canvas and use mainly the mediums of oil, acrylic and pastel.  I especially love color, contrast and pattern making.  When you start a new canvas, you enter another world. It's exciting, challenging and a wonderful way to spend time."

Now living in Accord, New York Ellie continues to be inspired by the landscape, animals and colors around her.

Movies Based on Books Opening This Month
July 7, 2017

Movie Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming
Where: Theaters
Based on: Spiderman characters by  Steve Ditko and Stan Lee
Director: John Watts
Cast: Tom Holland

July 16, 2017

Movie Title: Game of Thrones, Season 7
Where: TV Series -- HBO
Based on: Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin
Director: D.B. Weiss
Cast: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

July 21, 2017

Movie Title: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Empire of a Thousand Planets Graphic Novel by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke

July 25, 2017

Movie Title: Midnight, Texas
Where: TV Series -- NBC
Based on: Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: François Arnaud

July 28, 2017

Movie Title: Atomic Blonde
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Coldest City by  Antony and Sam Hart Johnston
Director: David Leitch & Chad Stahelski
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

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