The Bishop's Pawn - Steve Berry
The Flight Attendant - Chris Bohjalian
The Disappeared - CJ Box
The Eight Mountains - Paolo Cognetti
As You Wish - Jude Deveraux
Raspberry Danish Murder: a Hannah Swensen Mystery with Recipes! - Joanne Fluke
The Little French Bistro - Nina George
Auntie Poldi Sicilian
Lions - Mario Giordano
Agent in Place: a Gray Man novel - Mark Greaney
Duel to the Death - J.A. Jance
The Weight of Ink - Rachel Kadish
Feast Days - Ian MacKenzie
Red Alert: an NYPD Red mystery - James Patterson
Alternate Side - Anna Quindlen
The Masterpiece - Francine Rivers
To Die But Once: a Maisie Dobbs novel - Jacqueline Winspear
Tales of Intrigue & Plumage - Catherine Arra
Ultimate Pound Cakes: Classic Recipe Collection - Phyllis Hoffman Depiano
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet - Claire L. Evans
Good Vibes: a Life in Jazz - Terry Gibbs
Nine Continents: a Memoir In and Out of China - Xiaolu Guo
The Odyssey - Homer, translated by Emily Watson
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress - Steven Pinker
Breaking the Ruhls: a Memoir - Larry Ruhl
Complete Kitten Care - Amy Shojai
No Thanks Mom: The Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do NOT Want (and what to do with them) - Elizabeth Stewart
Machines that Think: the future of Artificial Intelligence - Toby Walsh
Beau Death: a Peter Diamond Investigation - Peter Lovesey
Accidental Heroes - Danielle Steel
Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger: a Capital Crimes novel - Donald Bain
Death of a Gossip;
Death of a Cad;
Death of an Outsider;
Death of a Hussy;
Death of a Snob;
Death of a Prankster;
Death of a Dentist;
Death of a Dustman;
Death of a Policeman;
Death of an Honest Man: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries - M.C. Beaton
The Mitford Murders - Jessica Fellows
Down the River Unto the Sea - Walter Mosley
Fifty Fifty - James Patterson
The Breadwinner - animated
Call Me by Your Name - Timothee Chalamet
The Disaster Artist - James Franco
Doc Martin - Season 8
Handmaid's Tale - Elizabeth Moss
I, Tonya - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black
Justice League - Ben Afleck, Henry Caville, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot
Lady Bird - Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
The Man Who Invented Christmas - Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer
Mr. Robot - Season 3.0
The Shape of Water - Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi - Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver
Thor: Ragnarok - Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
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.
Poetry Published in the Last 20 Years: 1998 - 2018
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century. / Library of America c2000. 811.508AME v2
At the Great Door of Morning: Selected Poems and Translations / Robert Hedin 811.54 HED
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
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
Focus / Donald Lev c2017 811 LEV
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 c2011 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
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems / Billy Collins c2001. 811.54 COL
Second Nature / Patricia Carlin c2016 811 CAR
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems / selected by Caroline Kennedy. c2011. 808.81 KEN
A Spicing of Birds: Poems for Birders / by Emily Dickinson c2010. 811 DIC
Stone Shekhina: Poems / by Enid Dame. c2002. 811 DAM
A Sunday in Purgatory / Henry Morgenthau III c2016 811 MOR
Tales of Intrigue & Plumage / Catherine Arra c2017 811 ARR
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
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
Where I Sit / Donald Lev c2015 811 LEV
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
|LIBRARY FAIR, Saturday, June 9
The 72nd Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair is set for Saturday, June 9, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm on the Library Lawn. Bag Sale, Sunday, June 10, 10am - 3pm
Everyone is invited! Join us under the tents for book bargains galore, our famous plant sale featuring annuals, perennials and daylilies, Eleanor's Emporium with gently used tableware, Kids books and activities, the Saturday Knitters, a 50/50 Raffle and the Stone Ridge Library Foundation raffle for a wine basket.
Cherries will be joining us again this year, providing delicious summer picnic fare, including vegetarian options. Mouthwatering Strawberry Shortcake, scrumptious home baked cookies, lemonade, coffee and tea, and cotton candy will round out the menu.
We are excited to host some wonderful local musicians again this year, to-date, Cheryl and Kurt, Trio Mio and BLOOM with the B2s. More to follow...
Volunteers are the heart of the Library Fair! With the "retirement" of long-time volunteer coordinator, Barbara Cazakoff, we are putting in place a new, online signup program to help us keep things running smoothly. We will follow up in a couple of weeks with an e-blast with details.
Eleanor's Emporium and the Gift Table need replenishing! Do you have tableware, teapots, china, linens, candles, garden accessories, stationery, jewelry, baskets, toys, and other new or gently used items that we can sell at the Fair? If you do, please bring them in during library hours.
Thanks in advance for Book Donations! We can accept book donations starting this week. Please bring them during library hours and our circulation staff will direct you to the book barn. Please remember that we cannot sell moldy or dusty books or dated materials like school books and encyclopedias. Please help us by sorting those items from your donation. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
|Library Foundation Hosts "Sunday Tea" Fundraiser
Save the Date: May 6
The Stone Ridge Library Foundation
will host their annual recognition event, a "
," on May 6th honoring Priscilla Derven and Stephen MacDonald for their immeasurable support. The event will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. There will be a short presentation at 1:00 pm followed by tea sandwiches, desserts, and a selection of hot tea, served in the recently restored 1798 stone building.
Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple.
Stay tuned for more information.
Money raised will be used for improvements to the Stone Ridge Library's final phase of restoration.
The spring art exhibit, featuring paintings of local resident Barbara Gordon will be on view during the event for everyone to enjoy.
For information, please contact the Stone Ridge Library Foundation Office at 845 687-7023, Ext. 106 or visit
| "Personal Dreaming" Art Workshop
with Ellie Anderson, Instructor
Saturday, April 28 & Saturday, May 5, 1:00 - 3:30pm
Marbletown Community Center
For adults and teens 17 and older
Registration 4/28: stoneridgelibrary.org/calendar
Registration 5/5: stoneridgelibrary.org/calendar
Materials Fee: $10 per person, bring to class
Class size: 10-12 people
Create an abstract painting using ideas and techniques taken from the contemporary Australian Aboriginal desert painting tradition. Many of their symbols and ideas come from their "Creation Time," also known as the Dream Time. In this class you will create symbols to form your own visual language. These might be an animal, flower, plant, stars, shapes of various states or countries, or other meaningful objects to symbolize your personal experience. With these symbols and the help of the instructor, you will create your own "personal dreaming," representing aspects of your life in beautiful colors in the traditional flat "dot" style.
Materials will be provided, and students will keep their creations. Ellie will guide us step by step as we create a colorful background and a narrative, using images we select to tell our story. In the first session, we will create symbols, select color schemes and layouts. The second session will be devoted to creating the story by painting backgrounds and filling in with dots of contrasting colors.
Ellie Anderson was born in Queensland, Australia and trained as an art teacher. She taught for several years before catching the travel bug. In the late '60s she left Australia to travel and work in England and Europe. After marrying an American and starting a family she completed a BA in Fine Art at George Mason University and taught high school art in Fairfax, Virginia.
In retirement Ellie and her husband spent 10 years back in Queensland, Australia. There she devoted her time to painting and exhibiting with a group of like-minded art enthusiasts. This focus on art and re-exploring the familiar landscape of her childhood inspired her.
"I love the challenge of interpreting my ideas on canvas and use mainly the mediums of oil, acrylic and pastel. I especially love color, contrast and pattern making. When you start a new canvas, you enter another world. It's exciting, challenging and a wonderful way to spend time."
Now living in Accord, New York Ellie continues to be inspired by the landscape, animals and colors around her. Ellie exhibited at the Stone Ridge Library last spring and summer and hosted impromptu sessions to discuss her methods and process.
For information, please contact Diane in the Program Office, 687-7023, Ext. 108 or by email
|What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence?
My Brain Injury from My Massive Brain Tumor
| Janet Johnson Schliff
Reading and Book Signing
Friday, April 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
How Do You Rewrite Your Life's Script after You've Suffered a Massive Brain Tumor? Janet Johnson Schliff was an award-winning special education teacher for 25 years. But, as her abilities began to fade away with no medical explanation, she suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) behaviors that wreaked havoc on her much-loved teaching career.... A massive brain tumor was discovered, and finally, after brain surgery, the odd behaviors it caused that had ruled her life for years were gone, only to be replaced by a different set of life-long challenges due to her injured brain. Her story will inspire and inform her readers. Janet taught Special Education from 2001 - 2007 in the Rondout Valley School System. After a short reading, we will have a Q & A session. Books will be available for signing and purchase ($20).
|Sandi Zinaman Scholarship Fund
| The Rondout Valley Scholarship Fund has started a scholorship in memory of Sandi Zinaman, a long time staff member the Stone Ridge Library. Help us keep Sandi's legacy alive in the community by recognizing 2 students each year who love books and reading.
If you would like to contribute to the Sandi Zinaman Scholarship Fund please make your check payable to Rondout Valley Scholarship Fund and indicate on the memo line: Sandi Zinaman. Checks should be mailed to the RVSF, PO Box 96, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made by individuals or businesses.
The scholarship awards ceremony will take place on Senior Recognition Night: Monday evening June 4th, 2018. For more information, visit: rondout.k12.ny.us
|Writing Workshop with Carol Bergman
Saturday, May 12
11am - 1:30pm
Marbletown Community Center
The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce
"Inspired By Nature Writing Workshop"
featuring author and NYU writing instructor, Carol Bergman. The program is a free to participants, but, because space is limited, registration is required, and available on the library's website
Participants should bring a no-line notebook, a free-flowing pen, Glu-Stick, their memories of hikes and walks, favorite photographs and pictures of nature and their imaginations. In the workshop, Ms. Bergman will teach how to use journal notes, observations, sketches, photographs, dreams and visualizations as well as free associations to generate ideas for short stories, poems, memoirs, and essays. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome in this interactive, dynamic class.
Carol Bergman's journalism and narrative nonfiction has been published in
Willow Review, Onion Review, A Room of One's Own, Absinthe Literary Review, The Bridge, Potpourri, Epiphany
and many other publications in the US, the UK and Canada. "Objects of Desire," appearing in
Whetstone Literary Review
was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. "Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories," was published by Orbis Books (US/Canada) and Earthscan Books (UK/Commowealth) and was nominated for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her articles, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including
The New York Times, The Times (of London), The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily News Magazine, The Amsterdam News, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Woman's World, Family Circle, Art Times, Cineaste, Salon.com and The Jewish Forward.
She is the co-owner of
, a hybrid publishing company:
. She has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. She is one of the founding faculty of Gotham Writers' Workshop and has been teaching in the NYU writing program since 1997. Find:
for testimonials, samples of her writing, and a blog about writing and the writing life. Follow her on FB as Carol Bergman: Writer or on Twitter: bergman_carol.
For information or assistance with registration, contact the Stone Ridge Library program office at 845 687-7023, Ext. 108.
|Barbara Gordon - Spring artist
Local Artist Barbara Gordon is the Library's featured artist for Spring 2018. Her work features abstract images and landscapes and will be on view through mid-June. Some of the paintings are available for purchase. For additional information and examples of her work, visit
Barbara Gordon holds a BFA in painting from Cooper Union in New York and did post-graduate work in Paris at the École des Beaux Arts and Atelier 17, S.W. Hayter's famed printmaking workshop. She has received support from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Hans Hoffmann's Provincetown Workshop and was nominated for a Tiffany Foundation award. Her work has been widely exhibited here and abroad in one-person and group shows in New York, Paris, Provincetown, MA, Southampton, NY, Montclair, NJ and Woodstock, VT. Her prints are included in the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archives and Collection at the Library of Congress.
Barbara Gordon is also an award-winning filmmaker. Her film about world hunger, Edge of Survival, received the first World Hunger Media Award at the United Nations and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Her documentary work has been broadcast on CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, The Discovery Channel and A&E and screened at The Museum of Modern Art, the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the Montclair Art Museum and the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York.
Every Friday, at 10am
Beginners are welcome to join our new Mahjong group. We have two sets available but welcome additional sets if available to loan. Register on line on the
or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. Our group will meet every Friday at 10am.
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Ms. Celeste's Story times are growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. She is imaginative, fun, energetic, and captures the imaginations of our littlest patrons. Story time is a exciting and fanciful introduction to the library, and a great opportunity to meet area children and parents . The Preschool story hour is open to children ages 3-5
The preschool story time is brought to you in partnership with the Marbletown Youth Commission. The children's room appreciates their continued support of our library's preschool programming.
Wednesday, April 11
4pm in the Biography Room
Our book for April i
s The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.
|HOLMES & CO.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, April 18
4pm in the Biography Room
This month we will be reading After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman. A story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind--his wife, his daughters, and his mistress. Dead is dead. Missing is gone. Does at least one of them know the truth?
A History Reading Club
Wednesday, April 11
7pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for February is The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story - and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. A tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights - a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Tuesday, April 24
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.
Tuesday, April 17
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.
Thursday, April 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
with Cathy Arra
Monday, April 9, 23
Second Group starting in May
Two separate writers' groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. This program is designed for those who are actively writing and publishing work and who want to participate in a structured critical feedback process. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer, and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District, facilitates the groups. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cathy Arra to place your name on the waiting list. Group I is full. Group II will begin May 2018.
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 1, 2018
The Child in Time
Where: TV Movie -- BBC One/Masterpiece Theatre
The Child in Time
by Ian McEwan
Director: Julian Farino
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald
April 6, 2018
You Were Never Really Here
Based on: You Were Never Really Here a short story in collection by Jonathan Ames
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, Alessandro Nivola
April 8, 2018
Where: TV Series, 4 episodes -- Starz
by E. M. Forster
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond, Philippa Courthard, Tracey Ullman, Alex Lawther
April 25, 2018
The Handmaid's Tale
-- Season 2
Where: TV Limited Series - Hulu
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Director: Bruce Miller
Cast: Elisabeth Moss
April 27, 2018
by Naomi Alderman
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola