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New Audio Books
Heirs of the Founders: Henry Clay, Hohn Calhoun and Daniel Webster, The Second Generation of American Giants -
H.W. Brands

Past Tense: a Jack Reacher novel
- Lee Child

Brief Answers to the Big Questions
- Stephen Hawking

The Colors of All the Cattle - Alexander McCall Smith

Fire and Blood - George R.R. Martin

Becoming - Michelle Obama

Target Alex Cross -
James Patterson
New DVD's
Bel Canto - Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe    

BlacKkKlansman - John David Washington, Adam Driver   

The Children's Act - Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Christopher Robin - Ewan McGregor

Crazy Rich Asians - Constance Wu, Harry Shombe, Awkwa Fina
The Crown - season 2

Father Brown - sea. 5 
The Incredibles 2 - Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Juliet, Naked - Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O'Dowd  

Little Stranger - Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling

Poldark - 4th season

Puzzle - Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan

Searching - John Cho, Debra Messing

Sharp Objects - Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson

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. 

Quick Reads for a Busy Month 2018

The Turkish Gambit - Boris Akunin

The Five People You Meet in Heaven ; For One More Day - Mitch Albom

Old Herbaceous - Reginald Arkell

The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany

The Tent - Margaret Atwood

The Headmaster's Dilemma - Louis Auchincloss

The Morning Star - Nick Bantock

The Sense of An Ending - Julian Barnes

Jane Austin's Charlotte - Julia Barrett

The Shepherd, the Angel and Walter The Christmas Miracle Dog - Dave Barry

Oh! To be in England - H. E. Bates

Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin books - M.C. Beaton

Wartime Lies - Louis Begley

A Place Where the Sea Remembers - Sandra Benitez

Jacob the Baker - Noah BenShea

Durable Goods ; True to Form ; The Year of Pleasures - Elizabeth Berg

Lilac and Flag - John Berger

The Moon Opera - Bi Feiyu

Civil War Stories - Ambrose Bierce

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You - Amy Bloom

If the River was Whiskey - T. C. Boyle

Leaving Home - Anita Brookner

A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

The Thirty Nine Steps - John Buchan

The Matisse Stories  - A.S. Byatt

The Smell of the Night - Andrea Camilleri

Carry Me Across the Water - Ethan Canin

The Signal - Ron Carlson

A Month in the Country - J.L. Carr

Pancake Hollow Primer - Laurence Carr

Novels of Regency England series - Marion Chesney

The A.B.C. Murders ; other mysteries - Agatha Christie

Elm Creek Quilts novels - Jennifer Chiaverini

Dashing Through the Snow - Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Silent Night - Carol Higgins Clark

Manuscript Found in Accra - Paulo Coelho

Foe ; Youth - J.M. Coetzee

Every Day if For the Thief - Teju Cole

Dr Siri series - Colin Cotterill

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress -  Dai Sijie

The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas

Miracle on 34th Street - Valentine Davies

The Body Artist - Don DeLillo

Netsuke - Rikki Ducornet

1914 - Jean Echenoz

Walking Across Egypt - Clyde Edgerton

Twilight of the Superheroes - Deborah Eisenberg

Dot in the Universe - Lucy Ellmann

A Cup of Tea - Amy Ephron

The Gift ; Finding Noel - Richard Paul Evans

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells ; Girl at the Lion D'or - Sebastian Faulks

Elza's Kitchen -  Marc Fitten

The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald

A Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg

Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries - Margaret Frazer

The Curse of the Appropriate Man - Lynn Freed

Hideous Kinky - Esther Freud

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons

Evenings at Five - Gail Godwin

Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black and other stories - Nadine Gordimer

Skipping Christmas - John Grisham

Falling Out of Time - David Grossman

The Haunted Monastary ; Poets and Murder - Robert Van Gulik

Rain - Kirsty Gunn

Married Love and other stories - Tessa Hadley

The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

Double Happiness - Mary-Beth Hughes

High Bonnet- Idwal Jones

Esther's Gift - Jan Karon

A Christmas Blizzard ; Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny - Garrison Keillor

The Haunted Life & Other Stories -  Jack Kerouac

The Swallows of Kabul - Yasmina Khadra

The Gangster we are all Looking For - Le Thi Diem Thuy

A Sea of Troubles - Donna Leon

How it all Began - Penelope Lively

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series ; Isabel Dalhousie series - Alexander McCall-Smith

Someone - Alice McDermott

Twisted River - Siobhan MacDonald

Amsterdam - Ian McEwan

McKay's Bees - Thomas McMahon

Music of a Life - Andrei Makine

The Pleasure of My Company ; Shopgirl - Steve Martin

Italian Fever - Valerie Martin

Pomegranate Soup - Marsha Mehran

Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It ; Half in Love - Maile Meloy

Personal Velocity - Rebecca Miller

The Last Chinese Chef - Nicole Mones

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? - Lorrie Moore

A Mercy - Toni  Morrison

Rumpole novels - John Mortimer

Animal Farm - George Orwel

How to Make an American Quilt - Whitney Otto

The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka

Scenes from Village Life - Amos Oz

Jane Austen Ruined my Life - Beth   Pattillo

The Raven and Other Stories - Edgar Allen Poe

Close Range: Wyoming stories - Annie Proulx

Tales from a Village School and other novels - Miss Read

Just Deserts - Carl Reiner

Midnight Sandwiches at the Mariposa Express ; African Passions - Beatriz Rivera

Holidays on Ice /813.54 sed ; Squirell Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

I think of You - Ahdaf Soueif

A Clue to the Exit - Edward St Aubyn

The Harry Houdini mysteries - Daniel Stashower

World of Pies - Karen Stolz

About Alice - Calvin Trillin

The Big Day - Barry Unsworth

Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mysteries - Arthur W. Upfield

Murder in the Shawangunks - Norman J. VanValkenburg

The Stone Virgins - Yvonne Vera

The Bridges of Madison County -   Robert James Waller

Half Broke Horses - Jeannette Walls

Last Days of the Dog-Men - Brad   Watson

The Code of the Woosters ; Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit  - P. G. Wodehouse
Newsletter    December 2018
Last Day for Book Donations: December 1st
The Library will not be accepting book donations during the Winter, the last day to donate is Dec. 1.
We will begin taking books again on April 1.
This annual favorite will feature work created by Library staff and the Saturday Knitters throughout the month of December.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Library.  
Children's Room Construction Project - DONE
The new room looks terrific! We have four small tables that are easy to move around into different configurations and easy to clean vinyl floor mats. 
The little kitchenette will be a great asset, getting things ready for Library events will be much easier. And it's a convenient place (with running water and a fridge!) for the staff to have lunch. 
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, December 12
3pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for December is Master of the Prado by Javier Sierra. A grand tour of the Prado museum in this historical novel that illuminates the fascinating mysteries behind some of the greatest paintings in the world--complete with gorgeous, full-color inserts of artwork by Raphael, Boticelli, and other masters.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, December 19
3pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for December is Promised Land by Robert B. Parker. Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite. Spenser finds himself doing a slow burn in the Cape Cod sun. The wife has turned up as a hot suspect in a case of murder one...the in-hock hubby has 24 hours before the mob makes him dead...and suddenly Spenser is in so deep that the only way out is so risky it makes dying look like a sure thing. 
A History Reading Club
Saturday, December 15
12:45pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for December is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by  David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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, December 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, December 13, 27
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, December 3, 17 
Monday, December 10

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

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.
Saturday Knitters
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

December 2, 2018

Movie: Nightflyers
Where: TV Limited Series, 10 episodes -- Syfy
Based on: Nightflyers by George R.R. Martin
Director: Dan Cerone
Cast: Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Sam Strikem Phillip Rhys

December 7, 2018

Where: Theaters
Director: Josie Rourke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle

December 7, 2018

Movie: The Silence
Where: Theaters, Horror
Based on: The Silence by Tim Lebbon
Director: John R. Leonetti

December 14, 2018

Where: Theaters, Sci-Fi
Based on: Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Robbie Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Ronan Raftery

December 14, 2018

Where: Theaters, Superhero
Based on: Spiderman Comic Character by Stan Lee
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Cast: Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, Shameik Moore

December 19, 2018

Where: Theaters, Musical -- Disney
Based on: Mary Poppins series by P.L. Travers
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda

December 21, 2018

Movie: Bird Box
Where: Theaters, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Based on: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

December 21, 2018

Movie: Aquaman
Where: Theaters, Superhero
Based on:  Aquaman comics by Geoff Johns
Director: James Wan
Cast: Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa

December 21, 2018
Where: Theaters, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Based on: Sherlock Holmes characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes
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