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NEW Fiction
Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me: a Spenser novel by Ace Atkins

Out of Hounds by Rita Mae Brown

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

The Mitford Trial: A Mitford Murders Mystery by Jessica Fellows

Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind by Alexander McCall Smith

The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd

Dear Miss Kopp: A Kopp Sisters Novel by Amy Stewart

American Traitor: a Pike Logan Novel by Brad Taylor

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
NEW Nonfiction
Bread: Mix, Knead, Bake, a Beginner's Guide to Bread Making by Adams Media

Toaster Oven Perfection: A Smarter Way to Cook on a Smaller Scale by America's Test Kitchen   
Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India by Maneet Chauhan  
Women at Work in Medieval Europe by Madeleine Pelner Cosman   
Good Food, Bad Diet: The Habits You Need to Ditch Diet Culture, Lose Weight, and Fix Your Relationship with Food Forever by Abby Langer, RD 
Hello, Habits: a Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki  
Black Firsts: 500 Years of Trailblazing Achievements and Ground-Breaking Events by Jessie Carney Smith, Ph.D.
Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt  
Grammar for a Full Life: How the Ways We Shape a Sentence Can Limit or Enlarge Us by Lawrence Weinstein
A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence: What It Is, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going by Michael Wooldridge 
Love and Monsters - Dylan O'Brien, Jessica Henwick

Miss Juneteenth - Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson        

Yellowstone - Kevin Costner, Seasons 1,2,3       
Newsletter     February 2021
Curbside service continues at the library. As more information has become available about virus transmission on surfaces, the library has reduced its quarantine time from 3 days to 24 hours. Patrons who are more comfortable with a longer quarantine time might want to hold materials for additional time in their cars or homes. We will not assess fines on any materials until we have stopped quarantining entirely. 

Return to Regular Hours:   
Mon. 1:30pm - 7pm
Tue. - Fri.  10am - 5:30pm
Sat. 10am - 3pm  
Please Note:
  • Call 687-7023 from the parking lot and someone will bring your materials to the return benches by entrance for you to pick up.
  • Photocopying services: email your material to and we will copy them for you, and deliver them to the return benches by entrance.
  • Photocopying services via hard copy: call the Library at 687-7023, extension #3 to arrange dropping off the materials to be copied and returned.
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens -
Virtual Tour

Thursday, January 21, 6:30pm on Zoom
The Stone Ridge Library in conjunction with Putnam Valley Library, Pleasant Valley Library, Staatsburg Library, West Hurley Library and Clinton Community Library, is happy to present this fascinating and informative program.
Why is there a medieval art museum in Upper Manhattan? Discover the answer within the origins of The Met Cloisters, a collection of medieval architecture that is a work of art itself, then learn about some of its individual works of art, such as the Unicorn Tapestries. Join Michael Norris, Ph.D., on Thursday, January 21st @ 6:30pm, as he guides us through The Middle Ages and Other Surprises in North Manhattan as well as a Virtual Stroll Through the Medieval Masterpieces of the Met's Cloisters
Registration is required. Please click here to register 
and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the program.
New York Public Library's Central Research Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences - a Zoom Tour
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
6:30pm on Zoom with
Joan Marlow Golan.
Register on the website/calendar and we will send the zoom link.
NYPL docent Joan Marlow Golan will take you on a virtual tour of the iconic New York Public Library's Central Research Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The tour includes the story of how the beloved Library Lions got their names, a brief description of the building's Beaux Arts architecture and modern South Court addition, and visits to its most famous rooms. Along the way, you will learn about some of NYPL's greatest benefactors and most famous patrons, and why it has a "lovebirds' corner."
Joan Marlow Golan discovered the New York Public Library during her undergraduate years at Sarah Lawrence College, and treasured it as a resource for research and respite while writing her doctoral thesis as she completed her Ph.D. in English and American literature from Harvard University and wrote her book THE GREAT WOMEN. A longtime conservator of the Library, Joan became a docent in 2015 after retiring as Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, where she spent 16 years of her 35-year career in book publishing.
Around the World with ARKAI
February 11, 2021 - 7pm
Online Live Concert
Register on the Library's Calendar to RSVP and receive link

Join us for a live virtual concert by the award-winning string duo ARKAI. This unique program will include a selection of ARKAI's genre-bending original compositions and arrangements that draw on musical influences worldwide. Following the performance, audiences will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the artists. Advance registration is required.
Graduates of The Julliard School, ARKAI's past engagements have included performances at the  MET Breuer, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, and TED. Drawing their name from the Greek ἀρχαί meaning "source of action," ARKAI channels the diversity of the world through genre-bending music and sonic exploration. Inspired by a myriad of artistic palettes, ARKAI envisions its music as a vehicle  for cultural ambassadorship and understanding through the creative blending of different traditions. more 
Spanish Conversation with
Francisco and Varcia
Tuesday, January 26, February 23 
1-2 pm on Zoom

¿Hablas español?  If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. All levels are welcomed. ¡Hasta entonces!

Francisco Rivera was born and raised in Spanish Harlem in NYC and is a long term resident of Marbletown. He is a sculptor and has taught sculpture at the New School, the Educational Alliance and the Sculpture Center in NYC. Spanish is his native language. He also speaks Greek and speaks some Italian.

Varcia Venetzanos is a native New Yorker and a longtime resident of Marbletown. She has a BA and MA in the Spanish language and in education and an MA in Counseling. She taught Spanish and ESL and was a bilingual counselor in the NYC public schools. She is also a fluent speaker of Greek, which was her first language.

Sign up on our Calendar to get the Zoom link sent to you.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner
February 16, 1-2pm on Zoom

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.

 Sign-up on our calendar to get the Zoom link sent to you.

Cabin Fever ART... Heads Up!
Four Saturday sessions in March
10am - Noon on ZOOM

March 6, 13, Watercolor Painting with Mira Fink
March 20, 27, Pastel Crayon with Ellie Anderson

Classes will be limited to 10 people and there will be a $5 materials fee for each two-session class. The Library will provide materials.
Registration will open on the library's website calendar on February 2.
Stay tuned for more details on our Facebook Page and the website.
Valentine Soap Surprise - Kids Craft
Heart Shaped Gelatin Soaps
week of February 1st.

In February's virtual Story time children will have the opportunity to create their own heart shaped gelatin soaps with a toy surprise to place inside. (Some adult help will be needed to heat the soap gelatin in a microwave)

These soaps can be made and given to friends and family for the holiday. Show your love by helping your friends and family to keep the germs away. A pick-up kit will be available the week of February 1st.
Sign-up on our calendar for information about receiving your kit and story time link.
Town of Rochester Memberships
The Town of Rochester has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents this year. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students.
Rochester patrons can renew their memberships by phone or email* this year due to Covid 19. Memberships are given out on a first come, first served basis. Due to demand for memberships we will not be able to automatically renew 2020 membership cards.

If this is the first time you are requesting a Rochester membership please call the Library and ask for an application. We will provide your application at curbside for you to fill out. Call to let us know your application is complete, so we can make up your card. Normally it only takes a few minutes to make up your card. We'll call you when it is ready for pick up.
Non-subsidized family memberships will be available after the free memberships have been given out. Non-subsidized family memberships are available at $52.45. per year. The rate schedule below shows the cost of a family membership for the balance of the year depending on which month it begins.

    January - $52.45
    February - $48.08
    March - $43.74
    April - $39.36
    May - $34.99
    June - $30.62
    July - $26.24
    August - $21.87
    Sept - $17.49
    Oct - $13.12
    Nov - $8.74
    Dec - $4.37

* If you are going to email us to renew please include the following:

    Your First Name (required)
    Your Middle Initial
    Your Last Name (required)
    Your Email (required)
    Your Full Mailing Address (required)
    Your Daytime Phone Number (required)
    Your Birth Date (required)

If you have questions, please feel free to email Stone Ridge Library Director Jody Ford.

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, February 10  
an 11am Zoom meeting 
The book for February is Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler. Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever.  
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, February 17
an 11am Zoom meeting  
This month we are reading She's Leaving Home by William Shaw. London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio. The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.  
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list.  
A History Reading Club
Thursday, February 25, 2021
a 7pm Zoom Meeting
The February book is
Women at Work in Medieval Europe by  Madeline Pelner Cosman. Women at Work in Medieval Europe is a spirited look at a slice of history rarely discussed. Medieval women worked in professions and crafts that we often think were closed to them before the modern era.  
A  medieval historian, Dr. Christine Axen, will be a guest at our meeting. She is very well-informed; a dynamic speaker; and, very responsive to questions from the audience.
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.   
Saturday Knitters
The Stone Ridge Library Knitters will start up again in the spring. 
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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