The Golden Tresses of the Dead - Alan Bradley
The New Iberia Blues - James Lee Burke
The Victory Garden - Rhys Bowen
Cut and Run - Mary Burton
An American Marriage - Tayari Jones
Untouchable - Jayne Ann Krentz
The Rule of Law - John Lescroart
Turning Point - Danielle Steel
Daughter of War - Brad Thor
The Black Ascot - Charles Todd
Writing in the Ether - Catherine Arra
Black is the Body: Stories from my Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time and Mine -
The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet - Donald D. Hensrid, M.D.
One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing - Paul Jarvis
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington - Brad Meltzer
5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food - Jamie Oliver
Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking - Samin Nostat
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Peternity, and Love - Dani Shapiro
Crucible: a Thriller - James Rollins
The New Iberia Blues: a Dave Robicheaux novel - James Lee Burke
In a House of Lies - Ian Rankin
The Bookshop - Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
Boy Erased - Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe
First Man - Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark
The Old Man and the Gun - Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek
Tea with the Dames - Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
What They Had - Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blyth Danner
The Wife - Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce
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.
Published 2000 - 2018
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories - ed by Lorrie Moore 808.3/One
The 40s: The Story of a Decade - The New Yorker 973.917/For
All Over Ireland : New Irish Short Stories - edited by Deirdre Madden Fic/Mad
The Angel on the Roof: the Stories of Russell Banks - Banks, Russell Fic/Ban
Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout Fic/Str
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - Hilary Mantel Fic/Man
Astray - Emma Donoghue Fic/Don
Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2 - Annie Proulx Fic/Pro
Barefoot Dogs - Antonio Ruiz-Camacho Fic/Rui
Bark - Lorrie Moore Fic/Moo
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - Stephen King Fic/Kin
Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black: and Other Stories - Nadine Gordimer Fic/Gor
The Best American Short Stories, 2004 - selected by Lorrie Moore Fic/Bes
The Best American Short Stories 2009 - selected by Alice Sebold Fic/Bes
The Best American Short Stories 2011 - selected by Geraldine Brooks 813.01/BES 2011
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 - edited by Dave Eggers 818.6/bes 2012
Best European Fiction 2013 - edited by Aleksandar Hemon 808.83/bes 2013
The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky - Translated by David Magarshack 891.73/Dos
Between Friends - Amos Oz Fic/Oz
Black Glass : Short Fictions - Karen Joy Fowler Fic/Fow
A Blind Man can see How Much I Love You: Stories - Amy Bloom Fic/Blo
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: Twenty-Four Stories - Haruki Murakami Fic/Mur
A Blink of the Screen - Terry Pratchett Fic/Pra
Bream Gives me Hiccups & Other Stories - Jesse Eisenberg Fic/Eis
Can't and Won't - Lydia Davis Fic/Dav
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg - Deborah Eisenberg Fic/Eis
Dancing with Dasein and Other Stories - Mark Morganstern Fic/Mor
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories - Margaret Drabble Fic/Dra
Day Out of Days : stories - Sam Shepard Fic/She
Dear life : stories - Alice Munro Fic/Mun
Death Dines In - edited by Claudia Bishop Fic/Dea
Demonology: Stories - Rick Moody Fic/Moo
Dreamtime: a Collection of Short Stories - Robert F. Steiner Fic/Ste
The Empty Family: Stories - Colm Toibin Fic/Toi
England and Other Stories - Graham Swift Fic/Swi
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 - Alice Munro Fic/Mun
A Few of the Girls - Maeve Binchy Fic/Bin
Flights - Olga Tokarczuk Fic/Tok
Florida - Lauren Groff Fic/Gro
Follies: New Stories - Ann Beattie Fic/Bea
The Garden of Eden and other Criminal Delights - Faye Kellerman Fic/Kel
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me - David Gates Fic/Gat
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories - by Alice Munro Fic/Mun
The Haunted Life: and Other Writings - Jack Kerouac Fic/Ker
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations - Alexander McCall Smith Fic/McC
The Hill Bachelors - William Trevor Fic/Tre
How to Breathe Underwater: Stories - Julie Orringer Fic/Orr
I Think of You: Stories - Ahdaf Soueif Fic/Sou
Just after Sunset: Stories - Stephen King Fic/Kin
Last Car over the Sagamore Bridge: Stories - Peter Orner Fic/Orn
Last Stories - William Trevor Fic/Tre
The Lemon Table: Stories - Julian Barnes Fic/Bar
The Liar's Wife: Four Novellas - Mary Gordon Fic/Gor
Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel - John Updike Fic/Upd
Little Black Book of Stories - A.S. Byatt Fic/Bya
A Lot Like Christmas - Connie Willis Fic/Wil
The Love Object: Selected Stories - Edna O'Brien Fic/Obr
Lucky Alan: and Other Stories - Jonathan Lethem Fic/Let
Mall Flower - Tina Barry 811/Bar
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing along the Borderlands - Michael Chabon 808.02/Cha
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories - edited by Michael Chabon Fic/McS
The Mistletoe Murder: and Other Stories - P.D. James Fic/Jam
Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories - Paul Theroux Fic/The
Mr. Tall a Novella and Stories - Tony Earley Fic/Ear
My Adirondacks: Ten Stories from Twenty Years - Erik Schlimmer 796.5/Sch
New York Stories - edited by Diana Secker Tesdell Fic/New
Novels & Stories 1963-1973 - Kurt Vonnegut Fic/von
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 - chosen and with an introduction by Laura Furman Fic/Ohe
Old Venus - edited by George R.R. Martin Fic/Old
On Glorious Wings: the Best Flying Stories of the Century - edited Stephen Coonts Fic/Coo
Only the Animals - Ceridwen Dovey Fic/Dov
The Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories. 2009 - chosen and with an introduction by Laura Furman Fic/Pen
The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. 2011 - chosen and with an introduction by Laura Furman Fic/Pen
Points North: Stories - Howard Frank Mosher Fic/Mos
The Price of Love and Other Stories - Peter Robinson Fic/Rob
Problems with People: Stories - David Guterson Fic/Gut
Prophets and Dreamers: a Selection of Great Yiddish Literature - edited by Miriam Weinstein 839/Pro
Pulse: Stories - Julian Barnes Fic/Bar
Really Short Stories - John D. Flemming 811/Fle
The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen Fic/Ngu
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales - Yoko Ogawa Fic/Oga
Rogues - edited by George R.R. Martin Fic/Mar
Sea lovers: Selected Stories - Valerie Martin Fic/Mar
The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith - with a foreword by Graham Greene Fic/Hig
Servants of the Map: Stories - Andrea Barrett Fic/Bar
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: a Collection of Outlander Fiction - Diana Gabaldon Fic/Gab
The Shell Collector: Stories - Anthony Doerr Fic/Doe
Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country - C.J. Box Fic/Box
Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales - P.D. James Fic/Jam
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Margaret Atwood Fic/Atw
The Stories - Jane Gardam Fic/Gar
The Stories of Frederick Busch - edited by Elizabeth Strout Fic/Bus
The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups - A.A. Milne Fic/Mil
Sweet Land Stories - E.L. Doctorow Fic/Doc
T.C. Boyle Stories II - T. Coraghessan Boyle Fic/Boy
Tenth of December: Stories - George Saunders Fic/Sau
The Thing Around your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fic/Adi
Thirteen Ways of Looking - Colum McCann Fic/McC
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett Bio/Pat
Thunderstruck & Other Stories - Elizabeth McCracken Fic/McC
Too Much Happiness: Stories - Alice Munro Fic/Mun
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Neil Gaiman Fic/Gai
Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks Fic/Han
The View from Castle Rock: Stories - Alice Munro Fic/Mun
Wallkill Valley Writers Anthology 2011 - Soul Garden Press 808.8/Ant
What Light Can Do - Robert Hass 814 has
What we Talk About when we Talk about Anne Frank - Nathan Englander Fic/Eng
The Whore's Child and Other Stories - Richard Russo Fic/Rus
Wild Ducks Flying Backward: the Short Writings of Tom Robbins Fic/Rob
A Wild Swan: and Other Tales - Michael Cunningham Fic/Cun
|Check Cancellations.com for updated closings or delays at the Library. The Preschool Story Hours will be cancelled if Rondout closes or is delayed. After school Story Hours will be cancelled if schools are closed or dismiss early. We will also be posting any closing information on our Facebook page and Instagram page.
Wednesday, February 27
4 to 5:30pm
In the Activity Room.
The Library will host a reading and author signing reception for Writing in the Ether, published by Dos Madres Press, 2018, the latest work of local memoirist, writer and poet, Catherine Arra. Arra taught English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District and serves as facilitator of the Stone Ridge Library Writers' Group, that meets weekly at the library.
Since leaving the classroom in 2012, Catherine's poetry and prose have appeared in numerous literary journals online and in print. She is the author of three chapbooks, Slamming and Splitting (Red Ochre Press, 2014); Loving from the Backbone (Flutter Press, 2015); and Tales of Intrigue & Plumage (Future Cycle Press, 2017). Writing in the Ether is her first full-length collection.
Publisher Dos Madres Press: "The poems and short prose in Catherine Arra's Writing in the Ether were born from the connective tissue of memory, the bones of the past, and the spirit that insists not only upon seeing and remembering, but upon reconciling 'the holy and the unholy' to embrace what is. Here is a story of a girl growing up in the 1960s with a mysteriously elusive mother, a second-generation immigrant father, and her immigrant grandparents living next door. At the center of the collection is a desire to reach back for clarity and continuity that becomes, in itself, an act of writing in the ether.
"Through an exploration into her own story, Arra invites each of us to go back and become 'forever the sentinel' on the doorstep of our history, to find the sweetest joys, the most devastating betrayals, and in doing so, mark each with a cross, a prayer, and perhaps a poem, because, as Arra writes, 'Love eats you, and this is the only way home'."
Local author Nina Shengold (Clearcut and River of Words writes, "Arra's words pulse with a soft incandenscence, like fireflies, or sparks from a distant volcano."
The public is cordially invited to attend this free event. For information and weather-related updates, please call the library program office at 845 687-7023 or visit the Stone Ridge Library Facebook page.
Making Every Moment Count
Wednesday, March 6
3:00 to 4:30pm
Nikki Weisman, LMSW, of Hudson Valley Hospice will host an informative talk in the Library's Activity Room. The lecture is titled "Making Every Moment Count," and will provide an overview of the services that Hospice offers. In her talk, Ms. Weisman will dispel the myths associated with hospice; share what people need to know before a crisis, and offer tools helpful in planning and speaking with loved ones.
The program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required by March 4, and can be arranged by calling 845 418-1022 or by signing up on the library's website, stoneridgelibrary/calendar.
In the event of snow, please check the library's website and/or Facebook page for updates.
|"Witness to History" Writing Workshop
Saturday, March 9
1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Activity Room
The Library will host a workshop titled Witness to History facilitated by Carol Bergman, published author and Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing at NYU
Registration is available on a first come, first-served basis, and is available beginning February 9, on the library's calendar, or by calling the Program Office at 845 687-7023.
In this interactive workshop, students will choose a reported event they have witnessed either first-hand or through the media. We will begin with oral story-telling of personal recollections and then do research at the library, before drafting a personal essay. The only required tools are memory, your laptop is you have one, a notebook and a free flowing pen. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome.
Carol has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. She is one of the founding faculty of Gotham Writers' Workshop and has been teaching in the NYU writing program since 1997. Go to carolbergman.net for testimonials, samples of her writing, and a blog about writing and the writing life. Follow her on FB as Carol Bergman: Writer or on Twitter: bergman_carol. In the event of snow, the program will take place on Saturday, March 23.
|Town of Rochester Memberships
There are still a few free memberships for Town of Rochester residents. The Library also provides free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students. More information is available on our
If you have questions email
the Stone Ridge Library Director
The Library is not accepting book donations this winter. We will start up again on April 1.
|Hudson Valley Community Power Meetings
February 2, 10:00 - 11:30 am
February 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Roundout Municipal Center room M-1, "Six communities (Marbletown, Beacon, Cold Spring, Philipstown, the Town of Fishkill, and the City of Poughkeepsie) have teamed with JouleCommunity (as Program Administrator) to explore the potential of participating in a Community Choice Program in the Hudson Valley. Come to a public Q&A session and learn how you can make Community Choice a reality in the Hudson Valley. For more info contact HudsonValleyCommunityPower.
1925 Lucas Ave Extn, Cottekill.
Wednesday, February 13
3pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for February is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.
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Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, February 20
3pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for February is House Rules by Jodi Picoult. A young man with Aspergers syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism, Jacob Hunt likes routine and structure in his life. He also like forensics science to the point where he's made it his life's work, studying it continuously in a manner that would make Sherlock Holmes proud. For kicks, he sets up crime scenes for his family to study and deduce what happened. He's comfortable in the routine of visiting his counselor and playing with corpses. That goes out the window when his counselor is found dead. The police in this book rival the Keystones. A detective asks to speak to Jacob, but forgets the basics of reading him his rights. They've found his thumb imprint on the some of the material at the scene of the crime and a report regarding the scene in his journal. At first it looks like this may be a part of his obsession, but Jacob freely admits that he moved the body of the counselor. However, none of it can be admitted since he hadn't been Mirandized. Jacob is still put on trial for the murder until finally someone asks him why he moved the body. Definitely worth the read, mostly to see how the justice system treats those who don't fit the label of normal.
A History Reading Club
Saturday, March 2
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for March is Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. A richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.
Tuesday, February 26
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.
Tuesday, February 19
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.
Thursday, February 14, 28
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
with Cathy Arra
Monday, February 4, 25
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room
Monday, February 11
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.
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
February 1, 2019
Where: TV limited Series -- BBC & Amazon Prime, 3 episodes
Director: Alex Gabassi
Cast: John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Andrew Buchan, Eamon Farren, Tara Fitzgerald, Bronwyn James
February 8, 2019
Where: Theaters: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Based on: Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Cast: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen
February 12, 2019
Where: TV Comedy Series -- TBS
Director: Simon Rich
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe
February 14, 2019
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Eiza González
February 15, 2019
Where: Theaters: Drama
Director: Tim Sutton
Cast: Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale
February 15, 2019
Where: TV limited series -- Netflix, 10 episodes
Director: Steve Blackman
Cast: Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige
February 22, 2019
Where: Theaters: Childrens Series
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, F. Murray Abraham (voices)
February 22, 2019
Where: Theaters: Drama, History, Romance
Based on: The Iron Orchard by Tom Pendleton
Director: Ty Roberts
Cast: Lane Garrison and Ali Cobrin
February 22, 2019
Where: Theaters: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Reed Morano
Cast: Jude Law, Blake Lively, Sterling K. Brown
Staats Fasoldt - Watercolors
| We are pleased to present an exhibit of Watercolors by local artist Staats Fasoldt through March 21. The works are situated among the stacks in the 1798 library building as well as in the new Children's Wing.
Staats Fasoldt is Executive Vice President of the Woodstock School of Art's Board of Directors, and has taught painting and drawing there for more than 35 years. He is an active member of the Woodstock Artist's Association and a member of The Art Society of Kingston. He is also a member and former Coordinator of Longreach Arts, the Hudson Valley's premier mobile Artists Co-op.
Staats has an MFA in painting from SUNY, New Paltz. He has had numerous one-person and group exhibits displaying his Watercolors and has won many awards for his work. Staats' paintings are interpretations of nature that stress spontaneity as method.
He has published several books on his paintings and is represented by the Mark Gruber Gallery. His one-of-a-kind originals feature the hand of the artist, the crisp rag watercolor paper and the highest quality DaVinci artist's watercolors. The paintings in the library show are also available for purchase.
"We are delighted to present this beautiful body of work as our winter exhibit, and thank Staats for sharing his paintings with our library patrons," said Diane DeChillo, Library Program Manager.
For additional information, visit staatsfasoldt.com