Since 1909 |
New Fiction
Us Against You - Fredrik Backman

The Fallen - David Baldacci

Paradox - Catherine Coulter

The Gray Ghost - Clive Cussler

The Book of Hidden Things - Francesco Dimitri

Varina - Charles Frazier

All We Ever Wanted - Emily Giffin

Less - Andrew Sean Greer

Florida - Lauren Groff

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library - Sue Halpern

London Rules - Mick Herron

The Perfect Couple - Elin Hilderbrand

Double Blind - Iris Johansen

Four Dominions - Eric Van Lustbader

The Quiet Side of Passion: an Isabel Dalhousie novel - Alexander McCall Smith

My Ex-Life - Stephen McCauley

A Place for Us - Fatima Farheen Mirza

There There - Tommy Orange

The Overstory - Richard Powers

Pharaoh Key - Preston & Child

Sidrow the Dane: a Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story - Octavia Randolph

Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts

The Book of M - Peng Shepherd

The Other Woman - Daniel Silva

Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman

The Good Fight - Danielle Steel

Clock Dance - Anne Tyler

When Life Gives You Lululemons -
Lauren Weisberger

New Non-Fiction
Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef & the Rise of the Leisure Class - Luke Barr

Famous Father Girl - Jamie Bernstein

Magnolia Table: a Collection of Recipes for Gathering -
Joanna Gaines

On the Road & Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein - Charlie Harman

Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire -
Kay Redfield Jamison

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century -
Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela - ed. by Sahm Venter

Delta Epiphany Robert F Kennedy in Mississippi -
Ellen B. Meacham
Complete Kitten Care - Amy Shojai
Collected Poems -
Marie Ponsot

Energy: a Human History -
Richard Rhodes

New Large Print
The 17th Suspect - James Patterson

Red Alert: An NYPD Red Mystery  - James Patterson & Marshall Karp

New Audio Books
Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency -
Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Line of Sight - Tom Clancy

Less - Andrew Sean Greer

Outsider - Stephen King 

The Pharaoh Key - Preston & Child

What to Read and Why - Francine Prose

The Other Woman - Daniel Silva

Something in the Water - Catherine Steadman

The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware  
New DVD's
Blue Planet Collection

Chappaquiddick - Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms    

A Ciambra - Pio Amato, Damiano Amato

Disobedience - Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams   

Endeavour - series 5
Finding Your Feet - Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall

Hotel Salvation - Adil Hussain 

I Feel Pretty - Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams        

Isle of Dogs - Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray       

The Leisure Seeker - Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland    

Lean on Pete - Steve Buscemi, Charlie Plummer, Cloe Sevigny 

Love After Love - Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd        
The Magicians - Season 3

Ready Player One - 
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

Submission - Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Addison Timlin               
A Quiet Place - Emily Blunt, John Krasinski

Tully - Charlize Theron, Mark Duplas, Mackensie Davis, Ron Livingston

The Tunnel: Vengeance - Season 3 
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.

Beach Reads 2018
Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton

Burglar series by Lawrence Block

The Flight Attendant; The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Robert Langdon novels by Dan Brown

Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown

At Home (643.1 bry); One Summer: America, 1927 (973.91Bry) by Bill Bryson

Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey

Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

anything by Agatha Christie

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly

My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

The Cutthroat; The Assassin by Clive Cussler

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Blueprints; Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Stephanie Plum series; Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich

The Woman in the Window by A J Finn

The Whole Town's Talking; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Gone Girl; Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

A Column of Fire; Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Let me be Frank with You; Canada by Richard Ford

All the Single Ladies; The Hurricane Sisters; by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

The Cuckoo's Calling; The Silkworm; Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Crash & Burn; Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

The Little French Bistro; The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The One & Only; Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

The Signature of All Things; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Kinsey Millhone mysteries by Sue Grafton

The Rooster Bar; Camino Island; The Whistler by John Grisham

At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Great Alone; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Into the Water; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Star Island; Nature Girl; Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else by Maeve Higgins

The Perfect Couple; The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Flight Behavior; The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Surprise Me: Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella

The Crooked Staircase; The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson

Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by  Alexander McCall Smith

Cottage by the Sea; Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Women in Sunlight; Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Still Me; After You by Jojo Moyes

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Women's Murder Club by James Patterson

The Bees by Laline Paull

Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Good Luck of right Now by Matthew Quick

Millers Valley by Anna Quindlen

Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn

Shelter in Place; The Liar; The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Calypso; Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie  Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

House of Spies; The English Girl by Daniel Silva

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Two Steps Forward; The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed

The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Against All Odds; Power Play; Friends Forever; by Danielle Steel

Modern Lovers; The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Anything Is Possible; The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Maine; The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Goldfinch; The Secret History by Donna Tartt

A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

Use of Force by Brad Thor

This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Bruno, Chief of Police novels by Martin Walker

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Best Friends Forever; All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

When Life Gives You Lululemons; The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by   Rebecca Wells

The Female Pursuasion; The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods 

Newsletter    August 2018
Board of Trustees Election and
Library Budget Vote

Monday, August 13 20118
2 - 8pm
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library will hold its annual election on Monday, August 13 2018, between the hours of 2pm and 8pm at the Library.

The election is to fill two four-year seats and to consider the following proposition:

"Shall the budget proposed by the Board of Trustees of the Stone Ridge Public Library, including a tax appropriation of $269,868 be approved?

If approved the proposed 2019 tax appropriation will rise 1.99% to $269,868 from $264,577 this year.

Board of Trustees candidates nominated by petition for the four-year seats are Judith Schneller and Linda Still.

For those not able to come to the polling place on Election Day, absentee ballots are available at the Library. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or in person to the Library no later than the close of business on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Those eligible to vote must live in and be registered to vote in the Town of Marbletown. For further information contact the Library Director, Jody ford at 845-687-7023, ext 104.
Children's Room Construction Project
Our construction project is in full swing. Demolition is complete and we are beginning the framing phase. The photo above shows the back of the Library, the door goes into what was originally the kitchen to the house. The wobbly porch that was off back door is gone.
The plan
The old roof-line shown was the "cold porch." The cold porch will become a handicapped access bathroom and a kitchenette. Next to it was just a space between the old kitchen and the cold porch. The original kitchen will be enlarged to include the that empty space.
That's the door and common wall to the middle Children's Room. 
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, August 8
at 4pm in the Bio Room

The book for our August meeting is Mudbound by Hillary Jordan . In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm--a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not--charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, August 15
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.  Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
A History Reading Club
Wednesday, August 29
7pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for August is A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, August 28 
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 18
Biography Room

The August meeting is cancelled
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 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
Writers' Group
with Cathy Arra

Monday, August 13, 27

Second Group starting in May
Monday, August 6, 20

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.
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 calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. Our group will meet every Friday at 10am.

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.
Summer Artist

Local artist, Lori Andersen, is a photographer featuring landscape, wildlife, portrait, and travel images. All photographs on display are for sale. Images are available on different mediums such as: metal, glass, canvas, bamboo, as well as matted and framed. For additional information and examples of her work, please visit

Lori Andersen studied fine arts at the undergraduate level but did not get back into photography seriously until a few years ago. Her work is exhibited regularly in various group shows at the Arts Society of Kingston, in Kingston, New York. Most recently, her work was selected to be part of a group show, where Hannah Frieser, the Executive Director for the Center of Photography at Woodstock, was the guest juror. Lori also works as a freelance photo retoucher.

With her work, Lori hopes to bring nature to the viewer. Many people often lose their vital connection to the environment by commuting to work and being stuck in an office all day in front of a computer. An image of nature reminds us of how important it is to preserve our natural surroundings, the value of green spaces, and having empathy for the wild creatures that we share this earth with.
Movies Based on Books Opening This Month
  August 3, 2018

Movie: Christopher Robin
Where: Theaters
Based on: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Director:     Marc Forster
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell

August 3, 2018

Movie: Darkest Minds
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Golden Brooks, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Patrick Gibson

August 3, 2018

Movie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr.

August 10, 2018

Movie: Guernsey
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie  Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Director: Mike Newell
Cast: Lily James, Glen Powell, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay

August 10, 2018

Movie: The Meg
Where: Theaters
Based on: Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Rainn Wilson

Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten

August 15, 2018

Movie: Crazy Rich Asians
Where: Theaters
Based on: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Director: Jon Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Sonoya Mizuno, Awkwafina, Chris Pang

August 17, 2018

Movie: Down a Dark Hall
Where: Theaters
Based on: Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Taylor Russell

August 17, 2018

Movie: Juliet, Naked
Where: Theaters
Based on: Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Director: Jesse Peretz
Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne

August 17, 2018

Movie: The Little Mermaid
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
Director:     Blake Harris
Cast: William Moseley, Poppy Drayton

August 17, 2018

Movie: Three Seconds
Where: Theaters
Based on: Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Cast: Ana de Armas, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Clive Owen

August 17, 2018

Movie: To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Where: Theaters
Based on: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Director: Susan Johnson
Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor, John Corbett, Anna Cathcart

August 17, 2018

Movie: The Wife
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Director: Bjorn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Logan Lerman, Brit Marling, Christian Slater, Jonathan Pryce

August 24, 2018

Movie: The Bookshop
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
Director:     Isabelle Croixet
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson

August 24, 2018

Movie: Papillon
Where: Theaters
Based on: Papillon by Henri Charrière
Director: Michael Noer
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek

August 31, 2018

Movie: Jack Ryan
Where: TV Limited Series -- Amazon
Based on: Jack Ryan novels by Tom Clancy
Director: Carlton Cuse
Cast: John Krasinski,  Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce

August 31, 2018

Movie: The Little Stranger
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Director: Lenny Abrahamson    
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Ruth Wilson

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