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New Fiction
Sophie Last Seen - Marlene Adelstein

The Shameless - Ace Atkins

One Good Deed - David Baldacci

Layover - David Bell

The Substitution Order - Martin Clark

Recursion - Blake Crouch

Magic for Liars - Sarah Gailey

The Escape Room - Megan Goldin

The Book Charmer - Karen Hawkins

Joe Country - Mick Heron

Ayesha at Last - Uzma Jalaluddin

Smoke Screen - Iris Johansen

Bethlehem - Karen Kelly

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune - Roselle Lim

The Sum of All Shadows - Eric Von Lustbader

The Second Worst Restaurant in France - Alexander McCall Smith

The Philosopher's War: The World Needs a New Kind of Hero - Tom Miller

Gods of Jade and Shadow - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Knife - Jo Nesbø

The Shortest Way Home - Miriam Parker

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep - H.G. Parry

Heart of Barkness - Spencer Quinn

Chances Are... - Richard Russo

New Girl - Daniel Silva

Call Your Daughter Home - Deb Spera

The Lager Queen of Minnesota - J. Ryan Stradal

Turbulence - David Szalay

Alpha and Omega - Harry Turtledove

Mrs. Everything - Jennifer Weiner

Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead

The Golden Hour - Beatriz Williams

New Non-Fiction
Cats, Love, and Other Surprises: Poems - Otis Kidwell Burge

Deer-Resistant Design: Fence Free Gardens that Thrive Despite Deer - Karen Chapman

Eyewitness Canada

Essential Japan -

New England
- Frommers

Essential Hawaii -

Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada -

Washington D.C. -

Bermuda -

The Core 4: Embrace your Body, Own your Power - Steph Gaudreau

Dappled - Nicole Rucker

Happily ever Esther: Two Men, a Wonder Pig, and their Life-changing Mission to Give Animals a Home -
Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane ; foreword by Alan Cumming

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020

New Audio CDs
Big Sky - Kate Atkinson

City of Girls -
Elizabeth Gilbert

Pretty Little Box -
Charles Todd
New DVD's
Captain Marvel - Brie Larson
American Gods -
Season 1                        
The Public -
Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin                 
The Magicians -
Season 4       
High Life -
Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche           
Endeavour -
Series 6                         
Long Shot -
Seth Rogan, Charlize Theron
We feature reading suggestions each month. Visit the Library to check out a book from our current display. 

Stop by the Library to see a selection of Beach Reads on display.
Newsletter     August 2019
Library Election
Monday, August 12, 2019
2 pm to 8 pm
at the Library

Marbletown voters will go to the polls on Monday, August 12, 2019, to vote for Stone Ridge Library trustees and to vote on the proposed budget. The proposed 2020 tax appropriation is $277,964., an increase of 3% from last year's budget.

Board of Trustees candidates nominated by petition for the four-year seats are Sig Hack, Ethan Plank, and Victoria Schulte.

The election will be held at the Library from 2 pm to 8 pm. Absentee ballots are now available at the Library and must be returned by the close of business August 12, 2019. For more information about the election or the budget, please contact Jody Ford, Library Director, at 845-687-7023.

Your donated items will help to raise funds
for the Library!

What can you donate?  Here are a few ideas:

event tickets, gift certificates, art, jewelry, instruments, electronics, handbags

music lessons, house cleaning, child care, landscaping, pet sitting, handyman services

a stay in your vacation home, a yoga retreat, a cruise on your sailboat, a weekend at an inn

* Due Date for Donations:  SEPTEMBER 6th *

To make a donation please contact Aimee Bowe     
845-687-7023, ext. 106

Auction will go live September 16th  - stay tuned for more details!    
New Services from your Library
Acorn TV: Mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
Method Test Prep: A comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise ACT/SAT scores. 
Great Courses: Lifelong learning and personal enrichment with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures.

These resources as well as Qello Concerts, IndiFlix and Pongalo are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the work of your County Executive, the Ulster County Legislature and your local library. There are monthly circulation allowances and you must register with your library card. more

Summer Artist
We are excited to welcome Marilynn Rowley to the Library as the summer artists. Her show, Celebrating Wildlife with Mixed Media will be on view during July and August throughout the Library. The show focuses on nature, and in particular, birds. Her archival pigment prints will also be available for purchase.
Artist's Statement: "My art is inspired by the beauty of the natural world. The wondrous creatures we share this planet with leave me in awe and provide me with balance and harmony in a complex and often cruel world.
"Please visit marilynnrowley for more information about the artist and her work.
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, August 14
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for August is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, this historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, August 21
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for August is The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry. "An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era." While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense questioning causes many a composed facade to crumble, Pitt finds himself couriously drawn to pretty Charlotte Ellison. Yet, a romance between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor was impossible in the midst of a murder.... 
A History Reading Club
Saturday, September 14 at 12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for September is Historical Fiction: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

Conversational Spanish

On Hiatus this summer

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, August 20
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, August 8, 22
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, August 5, 19
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room
Monday, August 12, 26
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

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
Every Friday, at 10am
in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Mahjong group. We have two sets available but welcome additional sets if available to loan. Register on line on the calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. We meet every Friday at 10am in the new event space.
Saturday Knitters
Every Saturday
in the Activity Room

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

August 2, 2019

Where: Theaters: Superhero    
Director: Josh Boone
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Rosario Dawson, Maisie Williams

August 2, 2019

Movie: Otherhood
Where: Theaters Comedy
Based on: Whatever Makes you Happy by William Sutcliffe
Director: Cindy Chupack
Cast: Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy, Jake Hoffman

August 9, 2019

Movie: Artemis Fowl
Where: Theaters
Based on: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Lara McDonnell, Nonso Anozie

August 9, 2019

Movie: Brian Banks
Where: Theaters
Director: Tom Shadyac
Cast: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Tiffany Dupont

August 9, 2019

Movie: The Kitchen
Where: Theaters: Action, Crime, Drama
Based on: The Kitchen (Graphic Novel) by Ollie Masters
Director: Andrea Berloff
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy

August 9, 2019

Where: Theaters
Based on: Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Director: André Øvredal
Cast: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn.

August 16, 2019

Movie: The Informer
Where: Theaters: Crime, Drama
Based on: Three Seconds by  Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman

August 16, 2019

Where: Theaters
Based on: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

August 23, 2019

Where: Theaters: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Based on: The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell
Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode

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