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NEW Fiction
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

Hot to Trot: an Agatha Raisin Mystery by MC Beaton

In the Lion's Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Return to Virgin River by Robin Carr

The Law of Innocence: a Loncoln Lawyer novel by Michsel Connelly

The Silence by Don DeLillo

Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty-Seven by Janet Evanovich

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

A Christmas Resolution by Anne Perry

Gifts for the Dead by Joan Schweighardt

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

All that Glitters by Danielle Steel
 
This is Happiness by Niall Williams
NEW Nonfiction
Medicare for Dummies by Patricia Barry

Wedding Hacks: 500+ Ways to Stick to your Budget, stay Stress-Free, and Plan the Best Wedding Ever! by Maddie Eisenhart

Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food by Sheela Prakash

The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Reservoir Year: A Walker's Book of Days by Nina Shengold  

Handprints on Hubble: an Astronaut's Story of Invention by Kathryn D. Sullivan
 
NEW Audiobooks
Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash

An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I by Chris Dubbs

The Lying Life of Adults
by Elena Ferrante

The Evening and the Morning: Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett

Magic Lessons
by Alice Hoffman

Sacred Mounds
by Jim Metzner

All the Devils are Here
by Louise Penny

A Song for the Dark Times
by Ian Rankin
 
The Best of Me by David Sedaris 
 
NEW DVDs
The Burnt orange Heresy - Claes Bang, Donale Sutherland, Mick Jagger
 
The Crown - Season 3
 
The Irishman - Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino     
 
Longmire - Seasons 1-6
 
Schitts Creek - Seasons 1-6
 
The Secret Garden - Colin Firth, Julie Waters, Dixie Egerickx
 
Summerland - Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw   

Newsletter     December 2020
Annual Knitting Sale
This annual favorite features work created by the Saturday Knitters throughout the month of December. All proceeds benefit the Library. 
We also have some of our gift items for sale in our entryway.
Masks for Sale at the Library
We have masks for sale! Two different styles of masks in a range of fabrics - Whimsical, Geometric, Colorful. All made with quality and care by Elaine.  $20 for one; $35 for two. All proceeds go to the Library. Be stylish, stay safe & support the library simultaneously. It's a trifecta!

Kids Bees Wax Candle Craft
Candles are important during the holiday season. They represent both religious and nonspiritual winter events. Candles bring light to our families during the darkest days of winter.

This bees wax project can be used to light your holiday tradition during these winter months. Craft kits will be available to pick up the week of December 7th to go along with a recorded "How To" instructions and stories.

Register for your kit on the library Calendar. To sign up for this free Bees Wax Candle craft follow this link  to our online calendar. A link to the recorded workshop will be emailed to your family. 

Kids Birdseed Wreath Craft
This holiday season is the season of giving. The Stone Ridge Library wants to help your children make a gift for our feathered friends this December.

A craft kit will be available to pick-up from the library to make a couple of small birdseed wreaths to hang outside. No cooking required.  Kits will be available the week of December 21.

Register for your kit on the library Calendar. To sign up for this free Bird Seed Wreath craft follow this link to our online calendar, A link to the recorded workshop and storytime will be emailed to your family.  

Green Cottage

Thank you to the Green Cottage for donating a fresh bouquet of flowers to the Library every week. They are enjoyed by everyone.

Behind the Scenes at the Library
Anyone who has seen the Library's recent updates-the new positioning of the Circulation Desk and relocation of the collections-has commented on how appealing the new arrangement is. The rugs, the floors (those wide boards!), and the configuration of the collection-all defined in a handout map or found by patient orienteering with help from staff: "Up the ramp for fiction...CD's in here now..." But the singular thing that ties it all together is the paint! Brown stained shelving has been transformed to celery and white. The Wow Factor!  The icing on the cake!

The magic of the color makeover is the handiwork of Gina Geede DeLong, the Library's longtime painter. Quietly, behind the scenes, brush and coffee can in hand, Gina applies the final coat to the project, tying together the labor of love performed by so many people who have created this novel experience for everyone who enters the doors of our beautiful library.

"Gina is an important part of the library team," said Director Jody Ford. "We depend on her skills and professionalism." Gina Geede DeLong is a Landscape Designer, Actor, Painter of houses and art, and is the Owner/Designer at Chipmunk Landscape Design. She Studied Visual Art and Design at SUNY New Paltz.
 
FALL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES (Zoom) -- FOCUS ON WOMEN
Fran Sutherland, Facilitator
Artist and retired high school teacher Fran Sutherland will lead us in a three-part book discussion featuring stories about women in various times and locations, creating a rich and relevant theme for our times.
 
Thursday, December 17, 11 am
Pachinko  by  Min Jin Lee
A young Korean girl marries a minister who brings her to 1900s Japan. The enduring questions of faith, family and female fortitude are explored by later generations living as immigrants.
 
Questions we will think about include, among others: 
  • Why do you think the author wrote this story? 
  • How does it relate to women today? 
  • What does the story tell about the value of women in the time that it was written? 
  • How does the format or writing style reinforce the theme or intention of the author?

The meetings will take place on Zoom; Registration (required) is available our calendar. Fran will serve as Facilitator on the Zoom sessions with Diane DeChillo, as host on behalf of the Library. Participants may sign up for one, or all-individually, on the library website calendar. Please call Diane at 687-7023 in the Program Office if you need assistance with signing up. Group size will be limited to 12, so please reserve early. Books and audiobooks can be requested through the Mid Hudson Library System via the library's website. 
 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you need help signing up.
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, December 9 
an 11am Zoom meeting 
 
In December we will be reading  
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker. 
The first book in the Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, this is a passionate love story, a haunting fable, and an enchanting mystery set in Burma. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be...until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader's belief in the power of love to move mountains. 
 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
HOLMES & CO.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, December 16
an 11am Zoom meeting  
 
This month we are reading g
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. She planned her own funeral--but did she arrange her murder? A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's page-turning new thriller.
 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list.  
CLIO'S MUSE
A History Reading Club
Wednesday, December 16 
a 7pm Zoom Meeting
 
The December book is The Earth is Weeping: Epic Story of Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens. With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.

Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Clio's Muse mailing list.
POETRY with Rosemary Deen
Every Thursday
1.30-3:00 on Zoom 

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen.  
 
If you are interested in joining the group email Rosemary.   
 
Stone Ridge Writers' Group with Cathy Arra
 
 
The Writing groups are on hiatus until May, 2021.
We Cannot Accept 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. 
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  • 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.)
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  • Click the Request It button.
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