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New Fiction
  Vicious Circle - C.J. Box

Bryant & May: London's Glory - Christopher Fowler

When Falcons Fall: a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery - C.S. Harris

A Piece of the World -
Christina Baker Kline

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane -
Lisa See

Murder on the Serpentine -
Anne Perry

The Curthroat: an Isaac Bell Adventure - Clive CusslerNew York 2140 -
Kim Stanley Robinson

The Women in the Castle -
Jessica Shattuck
Before the War - Fay Weldon

I n This Grave Hour: a Maisie Dobbs novel - Jacqueline Winspear

New Non-Fiction
The Best We Could Do: an Illustrated Memoir -
Thi Bui

Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole Body Mobility - Katy Bowman 

  The New Brooklyn: What it Takes to Bring a City Back
- Kay S. Hymowitz

The Perpetual Now: a Story of Amnesia, Memory, and Love - Michael D. Lemonick

Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World - Thomas F. Madden

The Backyard Gardener: Simple, Easy, and Beautiful Gardening with Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers - Kelly Orzel

Beginning Beekeeping: Everything you need to Make your Hive Thrive - Tanya Phillips

Simply Clean: the Proven Method for Keeping your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 minutes a Day - Becky Rapinchuk

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down - Haemin Sunim

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition - Paul Watson

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living - Meik Wiling  

New Large Print
The Black Book - James Patterson

Dangerous Games - Danielle Steel

New Audio Books
Days Without End - Sebastian Barry

Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

Celine - Peter Heller

My Life, My Love, My Legacy - Coretta Scott King

New York 2140 - Kim Stanley Robinson

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk - Kathleen Rooney

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir - Jennifer Tyan

Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly

Racing the Devil - Charles Todd

In This Grave Hour: a Maisie Dobbs novel - Jacqueline Winspear
New DVD's
20th Century Women - Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

Being There - Peter Sellers

Blow Up -
1966. David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave

The Brand New Testament
- Belgian. Benoit Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve

Desierto - Gael Garcia Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Elle - Isabelle Huppert

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Eddie Redmayne

Fences - Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

I Am Michael - James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts

Jackie - Natalie Portman

Loving - Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton

Miss Sloan - Jessica Chastain

- Animated. voices:  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

A Monster Calls - Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis Macdougall, Liam Neeson
Nocturnal Animals
- Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal

Passengers - Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence

Silence - Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson

Sweet Violets: The Surprising Story of the Violet Capital of the World - Rhinebeck, New York

Newly Donated DVD's
  3 Days of the Condor - Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

As Good As It Gets -
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Ball of Fire -
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck

Benny & Joon -
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn

Billy Elliot -
Julie Walters

The Bridges of Madison County -
Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -
Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Charade -
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn

Dangeroud Dames Collection -
6 films

Desk Set -
Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn

Forever Young -
Mel Gibson

French Kiss -
Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline

The Goodbye Girl -
Richard Dryfuss, Marsha Mason

Hopscotch -
Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson

How to Steal a Million -
Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

The Last Samurai -
Tom Cruise

Leap Year -
Amy Adams

Life is Beautiful -
Roberto Benigni

Moonstruck -
Cher, Nicholas Cage

The Owl and the Pussycat -
Barbra Streisand, George Segal

Paris Blues -
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier

The Philadelphia Story -
Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart

Rear Window -
James Stewart, Grace Kelly

Roman Holiday -
Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn

Sabrina -
Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden

Rooster Cogburn -
John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn

A Star is Born -
Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson

Then She Found Me -
Bette Midler, Helen Hunt

Top Gun -
Tom Cruise

Witness -
Harrison Ford

What's Up, Doc -
Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal

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.
April is National Poetry Month  
Poetry Published in the Last 20 Years
1997 - 2017

American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. / Library of America  c2000.  811.508AME v2

Bartlett's Poems for Occasions / Geoffrey O'Brien, editor. c2004.  808.81 BAR

Begin Again : Collected Poems / Grace Paley. c2000.  811.54 PAL

Beloved on the Earth : 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude / edited by Jim Perlman c2009.  808.81BEL

Beowulf : a New Verse Translation / Seamus Heaney 2000. 829.3B

The Best Poems of the English Language : from Chaucer through Robert Frost / selected by Harold Bloo c2004  821.008BES

Blizzard of One: Poems / Mark Strand. c1998.  811.54 STR

Blood, Tin, Straw / Sharon Olds.c1999.  811.54 OLD

Blue Horses: Poems / Mary Oliver  c2014.   811 OLI

Break, Blow, Burn / Camille Paglia. 2005. 821.009PAG

Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee / edited by Earl G. Ingersoll. c2006.  811.54 LEE

Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds / edited by Billy Collins ; Paintings by David Allen Sibley.  c2010.  821.008 BRI

Chasing Utopia: a Hybrid / Nikki Giovanni. c2013.  811.54 GIO

Chance of a Ghost: An Anthology of Ghost Poems / edited by Gloria Vando & Philip Miller. c2005.  811.008CHA

Chorus: a Literary Mixtape / edited and arranged by Saul Williams c2012.  808.887

The City that Never Sleeps: Poems of New York / edited by Shawkat M. Toorawa ; foreword by Anne Pierson Wiese. c2015  808.81 CIT

Collected Poetry and Prose / Wallace Stevens  811.52 STE

Crossing the Equator: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2004 / Nicholas Christopher. c2004.  811CHR

Deciding the Next Decider: the 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme / Calvin Trillin. c2008.  811.54TRI

Delights & Shadows: Poems / by Ted Kooser  c2004.  811 KOO

The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems / Frances Mayes. 2001.  808.1MAY

Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition / by Walt Whitman ; edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Lawrence Kramer. c2015.  811 WHi

Dyed-in-the-Wool: a Hudson River Poetry Anthology / edited by E. McGuffey. c2000.  811McG

Gathered from the Wild: Poems of a Wanderer / Roger Roloff ; illustrations by Anne Schley Ross. c1998.  811.54ROL

Gilgamesh: A New English Version / Stephen Mitchell. c2004.  892.1 GIL

Good Poems, American Places / Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor. c2011. 811.008 GOO

The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink / edited by Kevin Young.  c2012.  811.54/Hun

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary who Became an American Hero / Timothy Egan. c2016.  355.009 EGA

Loving from the Backbone / Arra, Catherine c2015.  811 ARR
Mall Flower / Tina Barry c2016.  811 BAR

Maya Angelou : The Complete Poetry / Maya Angelou 2015.   811 ANG

Natural Gifts / Roger Roloff c2004.  811.54 ROL

Nine Horses: Poems / Billy Collins. c2002.  811.54 Col

Original Fire: Selected and New Poems / by Louise Erdrich. c2003.  811 ERD

Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays / Mary Oliver. c2003.  811.54 OLI

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry / edited by Arnold Rampersad c2006. 811.008 OXF

The Oxford Book of English Verse / edited by Christopher Ricks. c1999.  821.008 OXF

The Oxford Book of American Poetry / edited by David Lehman c2006.  811.008 OXF

A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land we Love / selected by Caroline Kennedy. c2003.  810.8 Pat  

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry / edited with an introduction by Rita Dove  811.508 PEN

Poems de Vikram Babu. English & Spanish. / Aguado, Jesús, c2009.  861.64 AGU

The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002: Ninety Years of America's Most Distinguished Verse Magazine / edited by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young  c2002.   811.508

The Poetry of Earth / Roger Roloff c2001.   811.54 ROL

Ponderings / Lisa St. John c2015.  811 St. J

The Rain in Portugal: Poems / Billy Collins  c2016.  811.54 Col

The Raven & Other Poems and Tales / by Edgar Allan Poe ; illustrations by Daniel Alan Green. c2001.   Fic Poe  

Really Short Stories / John D. Flemming c2011.  811 FLE

Red Doc / Anne Carson. c2013.  811 CAR

Rumi: In the Arms of the Beloved / Jalal al-Din Rumi, Maulana, 1207-1273 c1997.  891.551 JAL

Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems / Billy Collins c2001.  811.54 COL

Selected Poetry / Lord Byron ; edited with an introduction and notes by Jerome J. McGann.   821 BYR

She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems / selected by Caroline Kennedy. c2011. 808.81 KEN

Slamming & Splitting / Catherine Arra c2016.  811 ARR

A Spicing of Birds: Poems for Birders / by Emily Dickinson  c2010.   811 DIC

Stone Shekhina: Poems / by Enid Dame. c2002.  811 DAM  

A Thousand Mornings / Mary Oliver c2012.   811.54 OLI

Top of My Lungs: Poems and Paintings and the Essay "How Poetry Saved My Life" / Natalie Goldberg. c2002. 818.54 GOL  

The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems / Billy Collins c2005.  811.54 COL

Simple Verses / José Martí in English & Spanish c1997.  861 MAR

What do we Know: Poems and Prose Poems / Mary Oliver. c2002.   811 OLI  

What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World / Robert Hass.  c2012.  814 HAS

When I was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School / Sam Kashner. c2003.  811.54 KAS

The Woman I Kept to Myself: Poems / by Julia Alvarez. c2004.  811 ALV

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to our Time / edited by Katharine Washburn c1998.  808.81 WOR

Newsletter    April 2017
A Book Talk
In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley 1735-1831

A Book Talk with author Susan Stessin-Cohn  

Sunday, April 2, 2017
at 2:00pm

Marbletown Community Center

In Defiance documents 607 fugitives from slavery in the 18th and 19th-century Hudson Valley region of New York State through the reproduction and transcription of 512 archival newspaper notices advertising rewards for runaway slaves. With a special foreword by A. J. Williams-Myers.

"Humanizing an otherwise largely silent population, advertisements for fugitive slaves provide an exceptionally valuable window into black life in early America"                                      - Michael E. Groth, Ph.D.

For more information call the Library at (845) 687-7023 ext 108. See:

African Drumming & Dance

Join us for an afternoon of African Drumming
and Dance with
Kibola Sougei  

This is a free library program, funded with a grant from
Art Mid-Hudson

Sunday, April 23
from 3-5 pm
Marbletown Community Center

Mamadouba (Mimo) Camara was born and raised in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea. A renowned dancer, percussionist, and choreographer with Les Ballets Africains (the national drum and dance troupe of Guinea), Mimo traveled the world performing for heads of state, visiting dignitaries, and presidential inaugurations, as well as being featured on television, films, and documentaries. Upon emigrating from Guinea to the United States in 1995, Mimo founded Kibola Sougei, a dance troupe of Africans and Americans, who perform the drum rhythms, dances, and songs of Guinea, West Africa.  

Dancer Pam Lord Camara has been studying and teaching African and Caribbean Sougei dance since 1982. She joined forces with Mimo upon their meeting in 1995, and is a member of as a dancer, percussionist, and manager. Pam has been a pre-school teacher at the Woodstock Day School for more than twenty years, where she also serves as Summer Program Director.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation and Stewart's Shops award grants to the Library

Great News!  We are delighted to announce that Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded the Library $7,500 toward the Children's Room Expansion Project. On Tuesday, March 22, USCF President and CEO William Calderara with Officers Jeffrey Wood, Sue Benz and Pat Hickey visited the Library to present the check to Library Director Jody Ford.

"We are so pleased with this generous donation-it really brings us to a new level in realizing this project," said Ford. "And we loved giving the donors the Library tour to show them what goes on here on a typical day... bustling with about 19 children participating in a craft program with Julianna Arms."

Ulster Savings had a bonus treat for us, thanks to long-time patron and library supporter Dan Shuster, who designated the Library as the recipient of $250 that he had won in an Ulster County Chamber Breakfast drawing.

More good news came from Stewart's Shops, who awarded the Library $1,000 from their 2016 Holiday Match. The children posed to say thank you to our donors, with hand-made signs and big smiles.

The Children's Room Expansion project will renovate and enlarge the Children's Room at the back of the Library, utilizing existing cold storage space, creating a larger room and adding a small kitchenette and ADA compliant restroom within the existing footprint. It will also repair and restore the porch leading to the yard.

Earlier donations include a $50,000 grant from Senator George Amedore as well as funds allocated by the Stone Ridge Library Foundation which were given by individual library patrons and supporters. "We are hopeful that we will begin work by the end of summer or early fall," said Ford. "We are grateful to everyone who is helping to make the project a reality."

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

The selection this month is Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Join us in the Biography Room for lively discussion and light refreshments.  

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

Since the snowstorm cancelled our March book group we will discuss The Good Cop by Brad Parks this month. In the fourth in Brad Parks's award-winning series, Newark investigative journalist Carter Ross must uncover the truth behind a beloved cop's alleged suicide.

A History Reading Club
Wednesday, April 19
7pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for April is  The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World  by Andrea Wulf. The forgotten life of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas continue to influence how we view ourselves and our relationship with the natural world today. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He is the forgotten father of environmentalism.

Conversational Spanish
with Heidi Ehrich

Tuesday, April 4, 25
Biography Room

We are pleased to host two groups of Conversational Spanish every month. On the first Tuesday, from 1:30 - 2:30 Conversational Spanish meets-a continuation of the original group. On fourth Tuesdays, also from 1:30 - 2:30, there is a gathering for those who want to go at a slower pace. Both sessions take place in the Library's Reference Room. Gracias, Heidi!

Conversational French
with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 10, 24

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
April 7, 2017

Movie Title: Genius
Where: TV limited series -- National Geographic channel
Based on:  Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson
Director: Ron Howard and James Hawes
Cast: Geoffrey Rush  

April 7, 2017

Movie Title: The Case for Christ
Where: Theaters  
Based on: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Director: Jon Gunn
Cast: Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway
April 7, 2017

Movie Title: Their Finest
Based on: Their Finest by Lissa Evans
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons
April 8, 2017

Movie Title: The Son
Where: TV Limited Series -- AMC
Based on: The Son by Philip Meyer
Director: Kevin Murphy
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez,  Sydney Lucas
April 14, 2017

Movie Title: The Lost City of Z
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Director: James Gray
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland
April 16, 2017

Movie Title: The White Princess
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Director: Jamie Payne
Cast: Jacob Collins-Levy, Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Joanne Whalley, Michelle Fairley, Suki Waterhouse
April 26, 2017

Movie Title: The Handmaid's Tale
Where: TV Limited Series -- Hulu.
Based on:  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Director: Bruce Miller
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski
April 28, 2017

Movie Title: The Circle
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Circle by Dave Eggers
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Bill Paxton
April 30, 2017

Movie Title: American Gods
Where: TV Limited Series -- Starz   
Based on:  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Director: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green
Cast: Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning
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