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
- Faye Kellerman
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
The Sleepwalker - Chris Bohjalian
The Whistler - John Grisham
Never, Never- Large Print - James Patterson,
The Mistress - Danielle Steel
Death of a Ghost - M.C. Beaton
A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
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
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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.
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.
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.
|HOLMES & CO.
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.
with Heidi Ehrich
Tuesday, March 7, 28
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!
with Claudine Brenner
Tuesday, March 21, 1:30-2:30pm
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
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.
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
Movie Title: Before I Fall
Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta.
Movie Title: Logan
Wolverine: Old Man Logan
by Mark Willan and Steve McNiven
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
Movie Title: The Shack
by William Paul Young
Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Aviv Alush, Graham Greene, Sumire Matsubara.
Movie Title: The Sense of an Ending
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.
Movie Title: Hap and Leonard, Season 2
Where: TV Series -- SundanceTV
Mucho Mojo by Joe Lansdale
Director: John Wirth
Cast: Michael K. Williams, James Purefoy, Christina Hendricks, Brian Dennehy
Movie Title: Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci.
Movie Title: T2: Trainspotting
, sequel to Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller.
Movie Title: Wilson
by Daniel Clowes
Director: Craig Johnson
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer.
Movie Title: 13 Reasons Why
Where: TV limited series -- Netflix
13 Reasons Why
by Jay Asher
Director: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Kate Walsh, Katherine Langford
Movie Title: Boss Baby
The Boss Baby
by Marla Frazee
Director: Tom McGrath
Cast: Voices of Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow
Movie Title: Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell
Manga by Masamune Shirow
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Movie Title: The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
by Diane Ackerman
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl.