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New Fiction
Seeing Red - Sandra Brown

The Rat Catchers' Olympics - Colin Cotterill

I Know  a Secret - Tess Gerritsen

Berlin Noir - Philip Kerr

Bertie Plays the Blues - Alexander McCall Smith

Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers - Alexander McCall Smith

The World According to Bertie - Alexander McCall Smith

The Paris Spy - Susan Elia Macneal

The Break Down - B.A. Paris

Murder Games - James Patterson

The Store - James Patterson

George & Lizzie - Nancy Pearl

Glass Houses - Louise Penny

The Ultimatum - Karen Robards

Exposed - Lisa Scottoline

The Right Time - Danielle Steel

Barely Legal - Stuart Woods

New Non-Fiction
Essential France - Fodor's

Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire: with the best fall foliage drives & scenic road trips -

Oregon -

Switzerland -
Eyewitness Travel

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbukto: And Their Rece to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts -
Joshua Hammer

Practical Gardening: Techniques, Plants, Planning, Design - Jackie Matthews

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 - Robert B. Thomas

The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own -
Emily Herring Wilson 
New Large Print
Robert B Parker's Little White Lies - Ace Atkins

Paradise Valley - C.J. Box

The Late Show -
Michael Connelly

The Reversal -
Michael Connelly

The Address -
Fiona Davis

Dead Fall -
Linda Fairstein

Camino Island -
John Grisham

Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas -
Donna M Lucey

The Break Down - B.A. Paris

Echoes in Death -
J.D. Robb

New Audio CDs
The Store - James Patterson

Glass Houses - Louise Penny

The Painted Queen - Elizabeth Peters

Sleeping in the Ground - Peter Robinson

House of Spies - Daniel Silva

New DVD's
Big Little Lies, Season 1 - Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

Chuck - Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Moss
The Circle - Emma Watson, Tom Hanks    
Colossal - Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis

Dean - Kevin Kline, Demetri Martin, Mary Steenburgen

The Great British Baking Show - season 4

Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 - Chris Pratt, Zoe Salanda, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

Kiki: Live Your Truth - documentary

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law

My Cousin Rachel - Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin

Remember Me - Michael Palin

The Winslow Boy - Nigel Hawthorn, Gemma Jones

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.
Humorous Books And Authors
 Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Adams, Douglas and Mark Carwardine - Last Chance to See 591.529 Ada

Allen, Woody - Mere Anarchy  818.54 All

Amis, Kingsley - Lucky Jim

Anderson, Donna - Cockatiels at Seven

Auslander, Shalom - Foreskin's Lament

Barry, Dave - Insane City

Block, Lawrence - Burglar Who series

Bowen, Rhys - Her Royal Spyness series

Bryson, Bill  914.404; 643.1; 919.404 Bry

Burroughs, Augusten - Running with     Scissors Bio Bur ; Dry Bio Bur ;            Possible Side Effects 813 Bur

Coupland, Douglas - Worst. Person. Ever.

Crosley, Sloane - I was Told There'd       be Cake

Crusie, Jennifer

Crystal, Billy - Still Foolin' 'em Bio Cry ; 700 Sundays Bio Cry

Darst, Jeanne - Fiction Ruined my Family

Delafield, E.M. - Diary of a Provincial Lady  828.9 Del

DeWitt, Patrick - The Sisters Brothers

Durrell, Gerald - My Family and Other Animals ; Beasts in My Belfry 590.74 Dur

Ephron, Nora: The most of Nora Ephron ; I Feel Bad About My Neck 814.54 EPH

Evanovich, Janet

Evanovich, Janet and Lee Goldberg -  The Chase

Fey, Tina - Bossypants Bio Fey

Fforde, Jasper

Fforde, Katie

Fielding, Helen - Bridget Jones' Diary

Fielding, Henry - The History of       Tom Jones

Frayn, Michael - Spies

Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort Farm

Gilman, Susan Jane - The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

Haddon, Mark - The Curious Incident  of the Dog in the Night-time

Handler, Chelsea

Heller, Joseph - Catch-22

Hiaasen, Carl

Hornby, Nick - About a Boy ;           High Fidelity

Janzen, Rhoda - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: a Memoir of Going Home 811.6 Jan

Jerome, Jerome K - Three Men in a Boat

Jonasson, Jonas - 100-year-old man  Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Kaling, Mindy - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Keillor, Garrison

Kinsella, Sophie

Lamott, Anne - Operating Instructions:  a Journal of My Son's First Year     813.54 LAM

Lancaster, Jen

Lutz, Lisa - The Spellman Files series

Mankoff, Bob - How About Never - Is Never Good for You? 741.5 Man

Martin, Steve - The Pleasure of my Company

Maugham, W. Somerset - Cakes and Ale

Maupin, Armistead

Moore, Christopher

Mortimer, John - Rumpole series

Moyes, Jojo - One Plus One

Nabokov, Vladimir - Pnin

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth

Pratchett, Terry

Neil Gaimen and Pratchett, Terry - Good Omens

Rakoff, David - Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

Robbins, Tom - Villa IIncognito

Roth, Philip - Portnoy's Complaint

Russo, Richard - Straight Man

Sedaris, David  814.54 Sed

Semple, Maria - Where'd You Go,    Bernadette

Simsion, Graeme - The Rosie Project.

Sloan, Robin - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Smith, Ali - There But for the

Stockett, Kathryn - The Help

Taylor, Patrick

Thurber, James-92 stories  fic ;            The Thurber Carnival 817 Thu

Tomsky, Jacob - Heads in Beds     647.94 Tom

Toole, John Kennedy - A Confederacy of Dunces

Townsend, Sue - Number 10

Trillin, Calvin - Tepper Isn't Going Out ; The Tummy Trilogy 641.01 Tri

Twain, Mark

Vonnegut, Kurt - Hocus Pocus

Vowell, Sarah - Take the Cannoli : Stories from the New World 081 Vow ; The wordy shipmates 974.088 Vow  ; Unfamiliar Fishes  996.9 Vow

Westlake, Donald - Dortmunder series

Wilde, Oscar - The Importance of    Being Earnest

Wodehouse, P.G.    
Newsletter      September 2017
Vellamo, Finnish Folk Pop Duo -  
Free Concert
September 13, 6pm

Marbletown Community Center

Visiting from Finland, on tour in the US, Vellamo will perform a concert of Finnish folk music in the western singer-songwriter tradition. Lead singer Pia Leinonen has been compared to other story-centric performers such as Joan Baez and Marlene Deitrich. She is joined by Joni Tiala, an accomplished theater and session musician. For more information click here   
Stone Ridge Library Writers' Group
Reading and Reception
Friday, September 22, 7pm
Marbletown Community Center

The writers invite you to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and their fifth year together. Please join them for an evening of poetry and prose. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information click here  
Online Auction Going Live In September
The Stone Ridge Library Foundation is planning an online auction to begin in mid-September.  Keep checking the homepage at to link to the auction.  You'll find dining, bodywork, jewelry, artwork, dishes, decor, and more!  There will be something for everyone and everything supports your Library!   

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

Children's Room Project
The Children's Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children's Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom. The project will also repair and restore the back porch that leads to the yard. more

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 Director of Outreach and Special Programming at the Woodstock School of Art and an adjunct Instructor 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
Mohonk Preserve
Passes available to Library patrons

Thanks to the generosity of the Mohonk Preserve, the Library will have four passes available for Library patrons age 18 and older whose record is in good standing, to enjoy 70 miles of hiking, biking and climbing trails and carriage roads. Beginning on September 1, passes can be checked out for three days and returned to the desk. Application and details are available at the Circulation Desk.
Online Survey
The Library is working on a three year plan. Please help us by completing this online survey of ten questions.  We will not share your address with any other organization. Survey
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, September 13
4pm in the Biography Room

Our book for September is A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War, arrives in a remote Yorkshire village where he is to restore a medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, September 20
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be discussing Before the Poison by Peter Robinson. A mesmerizing story-within-a-story about a man pulled into a murder from the past and his quest to uncover the truth. Chris Lowndes decides to return to the Yorkshire Dales after twenty-five successful years spent in Hollywood composing film scores. He purchases a charming old mansion deep in the country, but something about the place makes him uneasy.  A complex, multi-layered thriller, one of Peter Robinson's most brilliant novels.

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, September 26
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, September 19, 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, September 14, 28
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, September 11, 25

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
September 1, 2017

Movie Title: The Long Road Home
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Long Road Home: a story of war and family by Martha Raddatz
Director: Mikko Alanne
Cast: Franklin Silverio, Joey Luthman, Devonne Palmer

September 1, 2017

Movie Title: Marvel's Inhumans
Where: TV Series -- ABC
Based on: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, comics, beginning in 1965 as part of The Fantastic Four
Director: Scott Buck
Cast: Sonya Balmores, Isabelle Cornish, Eme Ikwuakor

September 8, 2017

Movie Title: It
Where: Theaters
Based on: It by Stephen King
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

September 8, 2017

Movie Title: Year by the Sea
Where: Theaters
Director: Alexander Janko
Cast: Karen Allen, Yannick Bisson, Celia Imrie

September 15, 2017

Movie Title: American Assassin
Where: Theaters
Based on: American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Michael Keaton, Shiva Negar

September 15, 2017

Movie Title: Rebel in the Rye
Where: Theaters
Based on: J.D. Salinger: a Life by Kenneth Slawenski
Director: Danny Strong
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Nicholas Hoult, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch

September 22, 2017

Where: Theaters
Based on: Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, comics series, The Secret Service
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Sophie Cookson, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry and Elton John

September 22, 2017

Movie Title: Victoria and Abdul
Where: Theaters
Based on: Victoria and Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen's Closest Confidante by Shrabani Basu
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar

September 27, 2017

Movie Title: Outlander, Season 3
Where: TV Limited Series -- STARZ
Based on: Voyager, book 3 in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Director: Ron Moore
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

September 29, 2017

Movie Title: Our Souls at Night
Where: Theaters
Based on: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Jane Fonda,  Robert Redford

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