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NEW Fiction
Daylight by David Baldacci

The Garden of Promises and Lies by Paula Brackston

The Archer by Paulo Coelho
NEW Nonfiction
Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath by Heather Clark

Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs by Andrew Cotter

The How Not to Diet Cookbook: 100+ Recipes for Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger, MD          

A Promised Land by Barack Obama         

Death in Paradise - Season 9                        
Father Brown - Season 8    

Made in Italy - Liam Neeson, Michael Richardson                        
Tenet - John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh

Newsletter     January 2021
Monday, December 21

For the safety of our patrons and staff, the Library will be returning services to Curbside Delivery Only as we see a surge in COVID-19 statistics in Ulster County. 

CURBSIDE HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Additional services provided:  
  • Photocopying services: email your material to and we will copy them for you, and deliver them to a space provided at the entrance door.
  • Photocopying services via hard copy: call the Library at 687-7023, #3 to arrange dropping off the materials to be copied and returned.
  • An older version iPad will be available to borrow for 15 minute periods for checking emails in your vehicle. The iPad will be wiped clean each time it is used.
UPDATES will be provided via the library website (, the Library's Facebook Page, and Instagram Page as information about the situation becomes available. 

We are hopeful that we will be able to resume in-library services as the situation changes.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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.
  • A reminder that all books will be quarantined for 3 days before being checked in. DVDs and audiobooks will be quarantined for 5 days. If you receive a late notice and you know you've returned your materials please disregard it. No fines are being collected at this time.
Holiday Hours
The Library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 24, 25, and 26.
For New Years we are closing at 3:00 on Thursday, December 31 and will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021.
We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.
News from the SRL Foundation
We are thrilled to announce that the Library Foundation has been awarded a $1000 grant from the
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union as part of their Season of Giving program!  It's an honor to receive this gift and to be recognized for our commitment to helping the Library serve our community.  

MHVFCU is also extending their Season of Giving to the general public with a contest to win $250!  Click HERE to enter.
Wishing you all Happy Holidays!
Programs in the New Year
We look forward to adding new virtual programs this spring, with two art classes and a 19th century guitar concert in the works. Details will be forthcoming in the February newsletter. Our regular ongoing programs will continue virtually, thanks to the generosity of the facilitators who share their expertise with our patrons. In addition, the Library is investigating enhancing outdoor space in which to hold small programs when the weather is nice.  
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, January 13 
an 11am Zoom meeting 
This month we are reading
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig. Upon learning that she is an earl's illegitimate daughter, 1920s governess Rachel Woodley teams up with an associate who helps her infiltrate key social circles in order to contact her father and undermine her privileged half-sister's world.  
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, January 20
an 11am Zoom meeting  
This month we are reading Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten.
Inspector Irene Huss, stationed in Göteborg, is called through the rain-drenched wintry streets to the scene of an apparent suicide. The dead man landed on the sidewalk in front of his luxurious duplex apartment. He was a wealthy financier connected, through an old-boys' network, with the first families of Sweden. But the "Society Suicide" turns out to have been a carefully plotted murder. As more murders ensue, she tangles with street gang members, skinheads, immigrants and neo-Nazis-a cross-section of Sweden's disaffected-in order to catch the killer. 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list.  
A History Reading Club
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
a 7pm Zoom Meeting
The January book is The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
McCullough's biography of the Wright Brothers explores their fascination with aviation and the race to be first to create a machine capable of flight. Although the brothers lacked a college education, their mechanical skills and their fascination with birds proved useful in being the first to fly. The brothers, from Dayton,Ohio, found a place in the Kitty Hawk area of North Carolina to test their machine. Eventually the brothers found a place nearer home to continue their experiments.
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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