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NEW Fiction
The Revelators by Ace Atkins

Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Long Call by Ann Cleves
The Party Upstairs
by Lee Conell

The Delightful life of a Suicide Pilot by Colin Cotterill

Deadlock by Catherine Coulter

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
Atomic Love by Jennie Fields
Guest List
by Lucy Foley

The Bourne Evolution by Brian Freeman
The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel
Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls - Ursula Hegi 

Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Half Moon Bay by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Devoted by Dean Koontz
Annihilation Protocol by Michael Laurence

Must I Go by Yiyun Li

The Geometry of Holding Hands by Alexander McCall Smith
The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum
Sacred Mounds: A Historical Fantasy - Jim Metzner 

Bitter Pill by Fern Michaels

The Two Mrs. Carlyles by Susan Rindell

The Order by Daniel Silva
Royal by Danielle Steel

Near Dark by Brad Thor

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama

The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs

The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Choppy Water by Stuart Woods

NEW Nonfiction
Bolivar by Marie Arana

Silver, Sword and Stone by Marie Arana
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo  
Hello, Watercolor! by Jeannie Dickson
Classic Wooden Toys: Step-by-Step Instructions for 22 Built-to-Last Projects edited by Jim Harrold 

How To Be An Anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi
Six Days in August: the story of Stockholm Syndrome by David King
Canning Essentials by Jackie Callahan Parente 
The Golden Flea
by Michael Rips

The Journeys of Trees: A Story About Forests, People, and the Future by Zach St. George
Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of THE BAND and Beyond by Sandra B Tooze
Grow Food at Home by John Tullock
Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Tunkaporta
Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner 

The Safety Net by Andrea Camilleri

The Art of Deception by Leonard Goldberg

The Summer House by James Patterson
End of Sentence - John Hawkes, Logan Lerman

His Dark Materials -Season One

Hope Gap -
Annette Benning,
Bill Nighy

Sorry We Missed You - Kris Hitchen

The Magicians -
Season 5

Marriage Story -
Adam Driver,
Scarlett Johansson

End of Sentence -
John Hawkes,
Logan Lerman

Portrait of a Lady on FireNoemie Merlant, Adele Haenel

The Short History  of the Long Road - Sabrina Carpenter
Newsletter     Aug/Sept 2020

The Library will reopen with limited access on Tuesday, August 25. 

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 4
Monday 11:30 - 5:30

Curbside delivery will continue:
Please call 687-7023 from the parking lot and someone will bring your materials to a table near the entrance for you to pick up.
  • Browsing in the Library: maximum capacity in the building at one time will be 12 people.
  • Visit should be limited to 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Face Masks: Please wear over your nose and mouth, in the library and while waiting in line to enter
  • Please maintain 6' social distancing while in the library and while waiting in line to enter.
We are happy to welcome our patrons back and require these protocols and precautions for the safety and wellbeing of everyone concerned.
  • The Activity Room is not available during this time. Programs are meeting virtually or in the library yard for the time being.
  • Public restrooms are not available. 

Take advantage of the Library's Online Offerings!

We appreciate your patience and cooperation!
The Mid-Hudson Library System is open for holds!  
You should request materials online (see below)
rather than via email.

Please call 687-7023 from the parking lot and someone will bring your materials to a table near the entrance for you to pick up.


* Wear a mask over your nose and mouth.

* Observe social distancing guidelines.


Please return your items in the dropbox, which is right by the parking lot. Materials from that box will be quarantined for 72 hours before we recirculate them. 
SRLF Announces Online Auction!

The Foundation is looking forward to our annual Online Auction, which is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 20th, when you'll be able to preview available items for one week followed by two weeks of online bidding.

The online auction is a fun way to help our library while winning gift certificates for local restaurants, garden centers, health & wellness services, online art classes, flowers and more! 

How can you help?
Here is a wonderful way to support both our Library and our community during this challenging time:
Purchase a gift certificate from one of the many wonderful local non-profit organizations or businesses, then donate it to our auction! You'll be helping the community and supporting the library at the same time. Donations other than gift certificates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation please contact Aimee Bowe at

 Library Election
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
2 - 8pm
In the Portrait Room of the Library

Marbletown voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, to vote for Stone Ridge Library trustees and to vote on the proposed budget. No budget increase is proposed for 2021. The proposed 2021 tax appropriation is $277,964.

Board of Trustees candidates nominated by petition for the four-year seats are Susanne Warren and Rob Miraldi.

Absentee ballots are now available at the Library and must be returned by the close of business September 15, 2020. For more information about the election or the budget, please contact Jody Ford, Library Director, at 845-687-7023.
Sewing with Elaine

 Elaine cracks herself up while  making a mask.
Innisfree Garden

Here is an article about Innisfree Garden in Millbrook, written by Donna Calcavecchio, aka Donnatella de Rosa, of the Library's Circulation Staff, featured in Roll Magazine in June 2011, showcasing Innisfree, a charming local destination. Barbara Seaman, our web Manager, recently visited the gardens, and a conversation ensued in the lunchroom with colleagues, including the author. We learned about this piece and decided to share it with you. 

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday September 9
a Zoom meeting at 11am

In September we will be reading 
Book of Dreams by Nina George. Comatose after an act of heroism, Henri Skinner revisits memories of his British youth, while a woman from his past forges an unexpected, profound friendship with Henri's teenage son, Sam.

Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, September 16 at 3pm
at the Community Center

Hard Going: A Bill Slider Mystery by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. A nice man, by all accounts, Lionel Bygod has shockingly been bludgeoned to death in his study. DI Bill Slider and his team must tease apart the victim's life both for motive and next of kin notification. They subsequently investigate the housekeeper's shady family, the law practice Bygod abandoned abruptly several years earlier, and, most surprisingly, his connection with one of England's most popular stage actresses. 
A typical British procedural given a 21st-century flair with believable protagonists, a diverse ensemble cast, and contemporary issues.

Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list.

A History Reading Club
Zoom Meeting Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm

We are reading two books by Marie Arana: Silver, Sword and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story and Bolívar: American LiberatorFeel free to "attend" this virtual meeting whether you finish both books or not. 

Silver, Sword and Stone tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone). 

Bolívar is the epic story of the famous South American general and statesman Simón Bolívar. He freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. 

Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Clio's Muse mailing list.
The Library now has Hoopla. Download the app, use your library barcode and pin and instantly borrow audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies and TV.

To get started download the app for iOS from the App Store, or from the Google Play store for Android, or go to
Book Donations
We are sorry, but we cannot accept any book donations at this time. We are not having the Fall Book Sale this year.
Thank you for understanding. 
  • Go to
  • Click on either Home or Books & More.
  • Click on Mid-Hudson Catalog.
  • Log in using red button on right.
  • You will need your Library Barcode (on back of your Library Card) and your PIN. (If you don't have a PIN you can set it up yourself.)
  • Search for your item.
  • Click the Request It button.
  • Submit your request.
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Stone Ridge, NY 12484