Since 1909 |
New Fiction

Death of a Ghost

- M.C. Beaton


In Farleigh Field

- Rhys Bowen


Garden of Lamentations

- Deborah crombie


The Dark Flood Rises

- Margaret Drabble


Banana Cream Pie Murder

- Joanne Fluke


Bone Box

- Faye Kellerman


Heartbreak Hotel

- Jonathan Kellerman


My (Not So) Perfect Life

- Sophie Kinsella


Robert B. Parker's Revelation

- Robert Knott


The Bertie Project

- Alexander McCall Smith


Girl in disguise

- Greer Macallister


Twisted River

- Siobhan Macdonald


All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories

- ed. Deirdre Madden


Echoes in Death

- J.D. Robb


The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

- Jennifer Ryan


Racing the Devil

- Charles Todd


A Gentleman in Moscow

- Amor Towles


New Non-Fiction

The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs

- Conran Carola


Cooking that Counts: 1,200 to 1,500 Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously

- ed. by Cooking Light


Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

- Helen Czerski


Drop the Ball: Achieving more by doing less

- Tiffany Dufu


Norse Mythology

- Neil Gaiman


One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals from the Oven to Your Table

- Molly Gilbert


Branches & Blooms

- Althea Harampolis


Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on theFly

- Colu Henry


Hudson Valley & the Catskills

- Nikki Goth Itoi


The Cancer fighting Kitchen

- Rebecca Katz


AMC's Best Day Hikes of in the Catskills & Hudson Valley

- Peter W. Kick


New England's Best Trips: 31 Amazing Road Trips

- Lonley Planet


The Great British Recording Studios

- Howard Massey


Dream a Worls Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America

- National Museum of African History & Culture


Six Encounters with Lincoln: a President Confronts Democracy and its Demons

- Elizabeth Brown Pryor


The Insider's Guide to Home Inspection

- Frank Ross


The Cable Knitters Guide

- Denise Samson


The One Inside

- Sam Shepard


Other People: Takes & Mistakes

- David Shields


Let it Go: Downsizing your way to a Richer, Happier Life

- Peter Walsh

New Large Print

The Sleepwalker - Chris Bohjalian


The Whistler - John Grisham


Never, Never- Large Print - James Patterson, 


Candice Fox

The Mistress - Danielle Steel

New Audio Books

Death of a Ghost - M.C. Beaton


A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles


New DVD's

Allied - Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard


Arrival - Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker


Billy Lynn's Long Half-Time Walk - Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin


Doctor Strange - Benedict Cumberbatchm Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachael McAdams


The Eagle Huntress - documentary


The Girl on the Train - Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans


Grace and Frankie, season Two - Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterson


Hacksaw Ridge - Andrew Garfield


Manchester by the Sea - Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges


Moonlight - Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris


Sherlock, season 4 - Bennedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

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.

Diversity is our Strength

Does my Head Look Big in This? - Randa Abdel-Fattah

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - Sherman Alexie

Brick Lane - Monica Ali

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents - Julia Alvarez

The Good Muslim - Tahmima Anam

West of Kabul, East of New York - Mir Tamim Ansary

American Chica - Marie Arana

Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin

Lilies of the Field - William Edmund Barrett

How does it Feel to be a Problem - Moustafa Bayoumi

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Life in Motion: an Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children - Kirstin Cronn-Mills

The Hours - Michael Cunningham

The Watson's go to Birmingham, 1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis

Funny in Farsi - Firoozeh Dumas

Our America: a Hispanic History of the United States - Felipe Fernandez-Armseto

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford

Breaking the Line: the Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights - Samuel G. Freedman

Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden

The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family - Annette Gordon-Reed

Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from my Life with Autism - Temple Grandin

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green

A Time to Kill - John Grisham

Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi

The Vision of Emma Blau - Ursula Hegi

The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Negroland: a memoir - Margo Jefferson

A Free Life - Ha Jin

Miss Anne in Harlem : the White Women of the Black Renaissance - Carla Kaplan

Calling Me Home: a novel - Julie Kibler

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

The Chitlin' Circuit : and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll - Preston Lauterbach

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Small Island - Andrea Levy

Breakfast on Pluto - Patrick McCabe

Allah, Liberty, and Love : the Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom - Irshad Manji

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds - Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time - Adrian Miller

Redefining Realness : My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - Janet Mock

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat - Edward Kelsey Moore

The Milagro Beanfield War - John Nichols

The Last Refuge : the Corruption of Patriotism and Environment in the Age of Terror - David W. Orr

Luna - Julie Anne Peters

My New American Life - Francine Prose

Looking for Palestine: Growing up Confused in an Arab-American Family - Najla Said

Yes, Chef: a memoir - Marcus Samuelsson

Persepolis - Satrapi, Marjane

An Invisible Thread : the True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny - Laura Schroff

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

My Beloved World: a memoir - Sonia Sotomayor

Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - Jeanne Theoharis bio Parks

How to be Black - Baratunde Thurston

Black Man in a White Coat: a Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine - Damon Tweedy, M.D

The Color Purple - Alice Walker

Men we Reaped: a memoir - Jesmyn Ward

Help Me to Find my People: the African American Search forFamily Lost in Slavery - Heather Andrea Williams

Orlando - Virginia Woolf

March 2017 
Welcome to our new newsletter. It contains the same great content but in an improved format. We hope you enjoy it!

Our New Website!
We have a new website! We have revamped our website to be able to be viewed on all devices including your smartphone and tablets. It is easier to read and navigate.  Visit Our Website.

Cajun Mardi Gras Event

Sunday, March 5, 3-5pm
Marbletown Community Center

The Stone Ridge Library will host a Cajun Mardi Gras event on Sunday, March 5, from 3 to 5pm at the Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main Street in Stone Ridge. The event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

Krewe de la Rue will play traditional music of Southwest Louisiana featuring Buffy Lewis on guitar, Laren Droll on accordion, Roger Weiss on fiddle, Danny Birnbaum on bass and Maggie McManus on triangle. The event is for all ages, dancers and non-dancers alike, and a children's activity and Mardi Gras Parade will be featured. Regional desserts will be available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Library Program Manager Diane DeChillo at 845 687-7023, Ext. 108. Weather related updates will be posted on the Library's Facebook page.
Save Our Library Fair
Please help us to save our Library Fair book sale. We are delighted to accept books that are clean and in good condition.
  • We cannot accept books that are soiled, moldy, wet, or damaged.
  • We cannot accept outdated finance, travel, technical, or medical books.
  • We cannot accept text books.
  • We cannot accept Readers' Digest.
Recently 60% - 75% of donations were not suitable for sale.

The cost of disposing of these books is prohibitive. This considerably reduces the financial viability of the book sale. It has led to our discontinuing the fall sale. Handling massive quanties of dirty and moldy books is a health issue for our volunteers.
  • We are not accepting books at this time
  • We are cleaning the barns and disposing of the books we cannot sell
We will post the date when we can accept donations again on the bulletin board, on facebook and on our website.

If you have a clean donation to donate at that time, please include your name and your email or phone number with your donation.

Thank you for your help!

Solarize Party and Call For Volunteers
Thursday, March 16th 6pm at the Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge

Party and Orientation for Ulster County Residents Wanting to Make a Difference with Solar. Marbletown, Rochester, Olive and Warwarsing Environmental Commissions are sponsoring a party to educate local residents and potential volunteers for an upcoming Solarize Campaign. Come, enjoy free food and refreshments, meet like-minded individuals, learn what you can do to promote solar in Ulster County.

Over the last two years, the Solarize Hudson Valley group has been funded by NYSERDA to work in conjunction with local solar installers to educate area residents about the benefits and financial discounts available for "going solar," and to help walk homeowners through the process, answering their specific questions along the way. Following success across the river in Dutchess County, the program will be returning to Ulster County, where previous campaigns were hosted by the communities of Kingston, Rosendale, Woodstock and Saugerties, and spurred the installation of 110 solar systems, ranging from 3kW to 17kW in size.

A volunteer base, in addition to support from local government, is critical to the success of the program.

Wednesday, March 8
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection this month is  Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen. This intriguing literary thriller seesaws between the past and present. After performing abroad, professional violinist Julia Ansdell finds an enigmatic piece of music tucked into an old book in a dusty antique shop in Rome. When she arrives home and plays the haunting waltz, it sets off a succession of disturbing events.

Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, March 15
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection for this meeting is  The Good Cop  by Brad Parks. 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, March 7, 28
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, March 21, 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, March 9, 23
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, March 13, 27

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 (687-8726) 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 in Theaters
March 3, 2017

Movie Title: Before I Fall 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Before I Fall  by Lauren Oliver
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta.

March 3, 2017

Movie Title: Logan
  Where: Theaters
Based on:  Wolverine: Old Man Logan  by Mark Willan and Steve McNiven
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

March 3, 2017

Movie Title: The Shack
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Shack  by William Paul Young
Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Aviv Alush, Graham Greene, Sumire Matsubara.

March 10, 2017

Movie Title: The Sense of an Ending 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Sense of an Ending  by Julian Barnes
Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Joe Alwyn, Freya Mavor, Matthew Goode, Charlotte Rampling.

March 15, 2017

Movie Title: Hap and Leonard, Season 2 
Where: TV Series -- SundanceTV
Based on:  Mucho Mojo by Joe Lansdale
Director: John Wirth
Cast: Michael K. Williams, James Purefoy, Christina Hendricks, Brian Dennehy

March 17, 2017

Movie Title: Beauty and the Beast 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Beauty and the Beast  fairy tale
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci.

March 17, 2017

Movie Title: T2: Trainspotting 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Porno , sequel to Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller.

March 24, 2017

Movie Title: Wilson 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Wilson  by Daniel Clowes
Director: Craig Johnson
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer.

March 31, 2017

Movie Title: 13 Reasons Why 
Where: TV limited series -- Netflix
Based on:  13 Reasons Why  by Jay Asher
Director: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh, Katherine Langford

March 31, 2017

Movie Title: Boss Baby 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Boss Baby  by Marla Frazee
Director: Tom McGrath
Cast: Voices of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

March 31, 2017

Movie Title: Ghost in the Shell 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  Ghost in the Shell  Manga by Masamune Shirow
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson

March 31, 2017

Movie Title: The Zookeeper's Wife 
Where: Theaters
Based on:  The Zookeeper's Wife  by Diane Ackerman
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl.

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