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New Fiction

Magicians Impossible -
Brad Abraham

Take Back the Sky -
Greg Bear

The Witches' Tree: an Agatha Raisin Mystery -
M.C. Beaton

The War I Finally Won -
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Origin - Dan Brown

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet -
Reed Farrel Coleman

Enigma -
Catherine Coulter

The Cuban Affair -
Nelson DeMille

Manhattan Beach -
Jennifer Egan

Love and Other Consolation Prizes -
Jamie Ford

The O. Henry Prize Stories: The Best Short Stories of the Year 2017 -
ed. by Laura Furman

Faithful - Alice Hoffman

To Be Where You Are -
Jan Karon

Sleeping Beauties -
Stephen King and Owen King

The Punch Escrow -
Tal M Klein

Provenance - Ann Leckie

Thalia: a Texas Trilogy -
Larry McMurtry

Old Venus -
ed. by George R.R. Martin

Do Not Become Alarmed -
Maile Meloy

Holly and Ivy - Fern Michaels

Need to Know -
Fern Michaels

Echo of Murder -
Anne Perry

Reincarnation Blues -
Michael Poore

Secrets in Death -
J.D. Robb

Golden House -
Salman Rushdie

A Casualty of War - Charles Todd
New Non-Fiction
What Happened - Hillary Rodham Clinton

Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang - Max  Décharné

Up is not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility - Beverly Kaye

Slow Cook Modern: 200 Recipes for the Way We Eat Today - Liana Krissoff

Practical Blacksmithing - M.T. Richardson

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back - Elisabeth Rosenthal

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History - Geoffrey C. Ward
New Large Print
Y is for Yesterday
- Sue Grafton

A Legacy of Spies
- John Le Carre
New Audio CDs
A Collumn of Fire
- Ken Follett

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship - Jon Meacham

A Casualty of War - Charles Todd

New DVD's
Beatriz at Dinner - Salma Hayek, John Lithgow

The Big Sick - Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Certain Women - Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone

Endeavour - Season 4

The Hero - Sam Elliott

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne

Paris Can Wait - Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin

The Vietnam War - a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot

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.
Top 100 Killer Thrillers

NPR listeners voted for the best thrillers. more
1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson
4. The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
 5. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
 6. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
 7. The Shining, by Stephen King
 8. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
 9. The Hunt tor Red October, by Tom Clancy
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

11. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
12. The Stand, by Stephen King
13. The Bone Collector, by Jeffery Deaver
14. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
15. Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown
16. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
17. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
18. Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
19. The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
20. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

21. Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
22. It, by Stephen King
23. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
25. Jaws, by Peter Benchley
26. The Alienist, by Caleb Carr
27. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
28. Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
29. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
31. No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
32. Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane
33. Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
34. Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin
35. Subterranean, by James Rollins
36. Clear and Present Danger, by Tom Clancy
37. Salem's Lot, by Stephen King
38. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane
39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John Le Carre
40. The Poet, by Michael Connelly

41. The Boys from Brazil, by Ira Levin
42. Cape Fear, by John MacDonald
43. The Bride Collector, by Ted Dekker
44. Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
45. Dead Zone, by Stephen King
46. The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon
47. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carre
48. The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
49. Tell No One, by Harlan Coben
50. Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn
51. The 39 Steps, by John Buchan
52. Blowback, by Brad Thor
53. The Children of Men, by P.D. James
54. 61 Hours, by Lee Child
55. Marathon Man, by William Goldman
56. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
57. 206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs
58. Psycho, by Robert Bloch
59. The Killing Floor, by Lee Child
60. Rules of Prey, by John Sandford

61. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
62. In the Woods, by Tana French
63. Shogun, by James Clavell
64. The Relic, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
65. Intensity, by Dean Koontz
66. Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
67. Metzger's Dog, by Thomas Perry
68. Timeline, by Michael Crichton
69. Contact, by Carl Sagan
70. What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman
71. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
72. The Cabinet of Curiosities, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
73. Charm School, by Nelson DeMille
74. Feed, by Mira Grant
75. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child
76. Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
77. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
78. The First Deadly Sin, by Lawrence Sanders
79. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
80. The Brotherhood of the Rose, by David Morrell
81. Primal Fear, by William Diehl
82. The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry
83. The Hard Way, by Lee Child [tie]
84. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
85. Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady
86. Fail-Safe, by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
87. Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith
88. The Eight, by Katherine Neville
89. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
90. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming
91. Bangkok 8, by John Burdett
92. The Kill Artist, by Daniel Silva
93. Hardball, by Sara Paretsky
94. The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
95. The Deep Blue Good-by, by John MacDonald
96. The Monkey's Raincoat, by Robert Crais
97. Berlin Game, by Len Deighton [tie]
98. A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith
99. Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith
100. Heartsick, by Chelsea Cain  
Newsletter      October 2017
Autumn Auction is Live!
This community really came together to create an amazing auction. Over 50 items, from housewares to experiences, you'll want to click here to see them all. Happy bidding and thank you for supporting your library!

The auction will run through October 22, 2017, with proceeds going to support The Stone Ridge Library Foundation. Auction items range from a vacation getaway to antiques and collectibles guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin! AUCTION 

For more information,
please contact Crystal in the Foundation office at
687-7023 x7 or foundation@
and thanks for supporting the Stone Ridge Library! 

SUNKSKWA!  Women Leaders of the Esopus Munsee and other First Nations -
Evan Pritchard, Native American Scholar
Sunday, November 12
3-5 pm

Marbletown Community Center

In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in New York, Evan Pritchard will offer a power point lecture discussing the lives and lifestyles of Algonquin women of influence in New York during the late1600s. He will focus on several leading (but now forgotten) "Sunkskwas"--women who became sachems through the death of their husbands. He will also discuss how Mohawk and Seneca women inspired the suffrage movement in New York State, starting in the 1840s and leading to votes for women in 1917. A reception and book sale/signing will follow the talk.

Christopher Seubert - Fall Artist
September 21 - December 21

Christopher will exhibit a selection of drawings, watercolors, oils and prints, illustrating local landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits. Chris is an Adjunct Instructor of Fine Art at SUNY Ulster, where he serves as Program Coordinator for the Academic Travel Program. His bio and examples of his work can be found on the Library's website. more
Saturday Knitters KNIT-IN
Saturday, October 14
10:00 - 3:00
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters are having their Holiday Sale and Knit-In, come get a start on your Holiday shopping and spend some time in the company of our wonderful knitters. All proceeds go to the Library.
Free Community Shred Day
Saturday, October 28
9 - 11am
In the Library Parking Lot

Examples of items you may bring for on-site shredding include:
  • Bank Statements
  • Medical/Insurance forms
  • Tax forms
  • Receipts
  • Personal Files
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Credit Cards
Please bring paper only; no binders. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed. The shredded paper will be recycled. Limit of 3 boxes per person or business.
Meet Libby - Our New e-Reader App!
Introducing a new, more user-friendly mobile app from Overdrive called Libby!

Libby is the new app to use on your phones or (most) tablets when downloading e-books and audiobooks. Designed for ease of use, Libby eliminates the need for format selection (uses OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen) and contains new features that make the digital library fresh and fun. Libby is much easier to use and the app is good for families too, as more than one card can be stored on the app.

Libby can be used in place of, or in addition to, the OverDrive app, and can be installed from the Google Play or the Apple App store. To get started use the LibbyGuide. For more details, you may view Libby's Help page.
NEW! Get a Digital Library Card
If you already have a Stone Ridge Library Card you can use that to access digital content. If not sign up for a digital card on-line! Fill out our form and within 1-2 business days you will receive an email with your library card number and PIN.  Get yours now. It's easy and free! 
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, October 11
4pm in the Biography Room

Our book for September is  How It All Began by Penelope Lively. When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a business partner who might prove too good to be true; an old-guard historian tries to recapture his youthful vigor with an ill-conceived idea for a TV miniseries; and a middle-aged central European immigrant learns to speak English and reinvents his life with the assistance of some new friends.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, October 18
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing The Underground Man by Ross MacDonald. As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Lew Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of a bizarre kidnapping.  What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder-and a trail of motives as combustible as gasoline. The Underground Man is a detective novel of merciless suspense and tragic depth.

A History Reading Club
Saturday, October 14
12:45pm in the Biography Room

The reading selection for August has been moved to our October meeting.  The Silver Pigs by  Lindsey Davis will be discussed along with our October selection. 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.

The October selection:  Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World by Thomas Madden. For more than two millennia Istanbul has stood at the crossroads of the world, perched at the very tip of Europe, gazing across the shores of Asia.  The history of this city--known as Byzantium, then Constantinople, now Istanbul--is at once glorious, outsized, and astounding. Founded by the Greeks, its location blessed it as a center for trade but also made it a target of every empire in history, from Alexander the Great and his Macedonian Empire to the Romans and later the Ottomans.

Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, October 24
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, October 17 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, October 12, 26
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, October 16, 30

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.
Movies Based on Books Opening This Month

October 1, 2017

Movie Title: Poldark, Season 3
Where: TV Limited Series -- PBS
Based on: The Cornwall series by Winston Graham
Director: Edward Bazalgette & William McGregor
Cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Harry Richardson, Tom York

October 5, 2017

Movie Title: Walking Out
Where: Theaters
Based on: Walking Out, a short story in Blood Line: Stories of Fathers and Sons by David Quammen
Director: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Cast: Matt Bomer, Bill Pullman, Josh Wiggins

October 6, 2017

Movie Title: Blade Runner 2049
Where: Theaters
Based on: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright

October 6, 2017

Where: Theaters
Based on: The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

October 11, 2017

Where: TV Limited Series -- Spike
Based on: The Shannara series by Terry Brooks
Director: Al Gough and Miles Millar
Cast: Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Malese Jow

October 13, 2017

Movie Title: The Foreigner
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Chinaman by Stephen Leather
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

October 13, 2017

Where: Theaters
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston, Kelly Macdonald

October 13, 2017

Movie Title: Mindhunter
Where: TV Limited Series - Netflix
Based on: Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John douglas and Mark Olshaker
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv

October 14, 2017

Where: TV Limited Series - BBC America    
Based on: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Director: Max Landis
Cast: Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett

October 20, 2017

Where: Theaters
Based on: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Director: Michael Carney
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou

October 20, 2017

Movie Title: The Snowman
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg

October 20, 2017

Movie Title: Wonderstruck
Where: Theaters
Based on: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley

October 27, 2017

Where: Theaters
Based on: Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel
Director: Jason Hall
Cast: Miles Teller, Amy Schumer, Haley Bennett

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