Since 1909 |
New DVD's
Call the Midwife - season 6

Dheepan -  Jesuthasan Antonythasan,

A Dog's Purpose - Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad

The Great Wall - Matt Damon

Home Fires - seasons 1 & 2

I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin

Logan - Hugh Jackman

My Life as a Zucchini - voices: Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris

Ocean Waves - a Tomomi Mochizuki Film

On Any Sunday - a Bruce Brown Film

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter - a Dana Brown Film

Orange is the New Black - season 4

The Red Turtle - animated

The Salesman - Iranian/French - Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

The Shack - Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

Things to Come - Isabelle Huppert

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.


Catherine Arra - Slamming & Splitting

Tina Barry - Mall Flower

Barbara Bash - True Nature

Nan Bauer-Maglin - Death, Dying and the Choices we Make

Jon Bowermaster - Wildebeest in a Rainstorm

Frank Boyer - Jumping Out of My Skin

Matthew Cantello - Communing With Music

Patricia Carlin - Second Nature

Steve Clorfeine - Field Road Sky

Laura Shaine Cunningham - Sleeping Arrangements

Jacky Davis & David Soman - Ladybug Girl

Dina Falconi - Foraging & Feasting

Maya Gold - Cinderella Cleaners

Melanie Hall - The Magic Pomegranate

Steve Hamilton - Let it Burn

Lee Harrington - Rex and the City

Wendy Hollender - Botanical Drawing in Color

Dave Horowitz - Chico the Brave

Mikhail Horowitz - Rafting Into the Afterlife

Kevin Hurley - Cut & Cover

Robi Josephson - Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve

Keith Kachtick - Hungry Ghost

Roger Kahn - The Boys of Summer

Richard Klin - Abstract Expressionism for Beginners

Susan Krawitz - Viva Rose

Casey Kurtti - Three Ways Home

Stephen Ladin - Ulster County Railroads

Bob Larsen - An Unforgiving Land

Elaine Lee - Starstruck

Donald Lev - A Very Funny Fellow

Bruce Littlefield - The Bedtime Book for Dogs

Jana Martin - Russian Lover & Other Stories

Robert Miraldi - Scoop Artist

Bruce Morrow - Rock & Roll... and the Beat Goes On

Bruce Murkoff - Waterborne

Jon J Muth - Zen Ghosts

Margarita Meyendorff - DP Displaced Person

Jean Naggar - Sipping from the Nile

Linda O'Keeffe - Stripes: Design Between the Lines

Mary Beth Pfeiffer - Crazy in America

Melissa Holbrook Pierson - The Place You Love is Gone

Nicole Quinn - The Gold Stone Girl trilogy

Laura Rose - The Passion of Marie Romanov

Charley Rosen - The Emerald Diamond

Nina Shengold - Clearcut

Matthew Silverman - Best Mets

Matthew J. Spireng - Out of Body

Jon-Christian Suggs - Whispered Consolations

C.L. Watson - Eating the Shadow

Mary Louise Wilson - My First Hundred Years in Show Business

Scott Wolven - Controlled Burn

Scott Woods - We Hillfolk

Kim Wozencraft - Wanted

Koren Zailckas - Mother, Mother
and MORE
Peter Aaron - If You Like the Ramones

Thelma Adams - The Last Woman Standing

David Appelbaum - Nieuw Pfalz

Susannah Appelbaum - The Poisons of Caux

Garnette Arledge - 100,000 Lights

Nava Atlas - Wild about Greens

Orli Auslander - I Feel Bad

Shalom Auslander - Foreskin's Lament

Scott Ian Barry - Wolf Empire

Emily Barton - The Book of Esther

Larry Beinhart - Salvation

Frank Bergon - Jesse's Ghost

Durga Yael Bernhard - Coyote Rides the Sun

Fergus M. Bordewich - Bound For Canaan

Laurie Boris - Drawing Breath

Sari Botton - Goodbye to All That

John Bowers - Love in Tennessee

Kelly Braffet - Save Yourself

Akiko Busch - Nine Ways To Cross a River

Lawrence Bush - Jewdayo

Kris Carr - Crazy Sexy Diet

Laurence Carr - Pancake Hollow Primer

Jennifer Castle - The Beginning of After

Benjamin Cheever - Strides

Elizabeth Crane - The History of Great Things

John Darnton - Almost a Family

Nina Darnton - African Adventure

Jeffrey Davis - Journey to the Center of the Page

Beverly Donofrio - Riding in Cars with Boys

Tony Fletcher - Boy about Town

Sean Michael Flynn - The Fighting 69th

Julie Fogliano - And Then It's Spring

Martha Frankel - Hats & Eyeglasses

Nancy Furstinger - Maggie's Second Chance

Mary Gallagher - Father Dreams

Alison Gaylin - And She Was

Susan Gillotti - Women of Privilege

Holly George-Warren - Public Cowboy #1

Gail Godwin - Queen of the Underworld

Anne Gorrick - A's Visuality

Carol Goodman - River Road

Jonathan Gould - Can't Buy Me Love

Carey Harrison - Freud: a Novel

Christine Heppermann - Poisoned Apples

Samantha Hunt - Mr. Splitfoot
Kevin Hurley - Cut & Cover

Marshall Karp - The Rabbit Factory

Bobbi Katz - Once Around the Sun

Lissa Kiernan - Two Faint Lines in the Violet

Owen King - Double Feature

Amitava Kumar - Lunch With a Bigot

Alisa Kwitney - Sex as a Second Language

Paul LaFarge - The Night Ocean

Dakota Lane - The Secret Life of It Girls

Michael Lang - The Road to Woodstock

Kay Larson - Where the Heart Beats

James Lasdun - It's Beginning to Hurt

Adam LeFevre - Ghost Light

Barbara Lehman - The Red Book

Elizabeth Lesser - Marrow

Joseph Luzzi - My Two Italies

Ann M. Martin - The Babysitters Club

Myriam Miedzian - He Walked Through Walls

Will Nixon - Acrostic Woodstock

Greg Olear - Fathermucker

Christa Parravani - Her

Michael Perkins - Carpe Diem

Phillippe Petit - Why Knot?

Gretchen Primack - Kind

Francine Prose - Reading Like a Writer

Erin Quinn - Pride & Politics

Nelly Reifler - Elect H. Mouse State Judge

Brent Robison - The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility

Paul Russell - Immaculate Blue
Edwin Sanchez - Diary of a Puerto Rican Demigod

Ed Sanders - Sharon Tate

Luc Sante - Low Life

Gene Santoro - Myself When I Am Real

Leslie T.Sharpe - The Quarry Fox

Michele Slung - Garden of Reading

Sparrow - America: A Prophecy  

Alison Stewart - Junk

Sebastian Stuart - To the Manor Dead

Abigail Thomas - Thinking About Memoir

John Thorn - Baseball in the Garden of Eden

Gioia Timpanelli - Sometimes the Soul

Iza Trapani - The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Pauline Uchmanowicz - Sand and Traffic

Christine Wade - Seven Locks

Robert Burke Warren - Perfectly Broken

Sunil Yapa - Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Newsletter          June 2017
The 71st Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair
Saturday, June 10, 10-3
Sunday Bag Sale, June 11, 10-2

The Stone Ridge Library will host the 71st Annual Library Fair on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine, on the Library grounds. The festivities will include a huge book sale, plant sale, children's activities, craft and gift booths, food and drink, and entertainment all day. The Bag Sale, offering a bag of books for $10, will take place on Sunday from 10-2.

The main event of the Fair is Books! Displayed under the large striped tent, the selection will include everything from novels to history, cook books, biographies, poetry, and a collection of art and specialty "coffee table" books.  

Gardeners, experts and beginners alike, will find flowering annuals and perennials, herbs and heirlooms as well as plants donated from botanically gifted patrons to plant at home. And sensational daylilies in a variety of colors and shapes will be on sale at great bargain prices.

Cherries of Stone Ridge will join the Library team again this year after a successful Fair debut in 2016. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers plus vegetarian dishes will be on the menu. Fair favorites- strawberry shortcake, root beer and coffee floats will spark memories of summers past, and coffee and tea, and home-baked desserts will be offered.

For the children, there will be games and lots of activities, as well as a selection of children's books.

Entertainment starts at 10 o'clock with Breakaway with Robin Baker, followed by Terri and Steve Mosardo at 11, Cheryl and Kurt at noon with The B2s women's vocal ensemble directed by Debbie Lan taking the stage at 1.  At 2 o'clock the Rondout Valley Vocal Jazz ensemble under the direction of Lucas Rau will provide a rousing finale.

Gifts and tableware, art and jewelry will be available for purchase, and the Stone Ridge Saturday Knitters will be on hand to demonstrate their craft and sell their wares.

Profits from the day's events go to the Stone Ridge Library operating budget for books, supplies, utilities, etc.  The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will have a gift basket raffle at the Fair with proceeds going toward the ongoing building renovation, currently focusing on the Children's Room project.

Parking will be available at the High Meadow School, Key Bank, Express Tech Printing, and George Moylan's Funeral Home.

"We hope that everyone will come out to enjoy the festivities on this 71st Anniversary of the Library Fair," said Director Jody Ford. "The Fair is a wonderful community event, and we are thankful for the participants, volunteers, and the community that keeps it going strong."

For updated information visit the SRL Facebook page.

Book Talk and Signing
Friday, June 2 at 6pm

Join us for a for a free book talk and reception to celebrate the author's most recent work... After the Dam by Amy Hassinger. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Wisconsin northwoods, After the Dam follows new mother Rachel Clayborne in a doomed chase after the girl she once was toward a harrowing encounter with the woman she now is.

Amy Hassinger is the author of two previous novels: Nina: Adolescence and The Priest's Madonna. Her writing has been translated into five languages and has won awards from Creative Nonfiction, Publisher's Weekly, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Writers' Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska's MFA in Writing Program.

TEA TIME Book Group
The June meeting will not be held
due to the Library Fair

Wednesday, July 12

4pm in the Biography Room

In July we will be discussing 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, June 21
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr. Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is looking for peace in the wilderness of the remote West Texas backcountry. But, her peace  is marred by the brutal death of a fellow ranger. When the cause of death is chalked up to a mountain lion attack, Anna's rage knows no bounds. It's up to her to save the protected cats from the politics and prejudices of the locals-and prove the kill was the work of a species far less rare...

A History Reading Club
Wednesday, June 14
7pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for April is White Trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg. A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party

Conversational Spanish
with Heidi Ehrich

Tuesday, June 27
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, June 20, 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, June 8, 22
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, June 5, 19

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 Diane DeChillo at the Stone Ridge Library (687-7023 ext. 108) to place your name on the wait 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
June 2, 2017

Movie Title:  Captain Underpants Movie
Where: Theaters
Based on: Captain Underpants book series by Dav Pilky
Director: David Soren
Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms 

June 2, 2017

Movie Title: Wonder Woman
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Wonder Woman characters by William M. Marston
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot
June 9, 2017

Movie Title: My Cousin Rachel
Where: Theaters
Based on:  My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Rachel Weisz. Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger
June 22, 2017

Movie Title: The Mist
Where: TV Limited Series -- Spike     
Based on:  The Mist by Stephen King
Director: Adam Bernstein, Christian Torpe
Cast: Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bill Carr, Gus Birney 

June 30, 2017

Movie Title: The Beguiled
Where: Theaters
Based on:  A Painted Devil by Thomas Cullinan
Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell  

Spring and 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.

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