Crown Heights - LaKeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha
Death in Paradise, season 6
Game of Thrones - Season 7
Kedi - Istanbul cats
Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Colin Firth, Taran Egerton, Julianne Moore
Lost in Paris - Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva
Patti Cake$ - Danielle MacDonald
The Trip to Spain - Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
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.
An American Bride in Kabul: a memoir by Phyllis Chesler BIO Che
Among the Believers : An Islamic Journey by V.S. Naipaul 297 Nai
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell -Audio
The Big Year: a Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik 598.072 Obm
Bird cloud: a memoir by Annie Proulx BIO Pro
Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz 910.92 Hor
Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X Pham Bio Pham
City of Falling Angels by John Berendt 945.31Ber
Cross Country by Robert Sullivan
Displacement by Lucy Knisley 741.597 KNI
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 910.4 Gil
Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman by Alice Steinbach
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France by Peter Mayle 944.3 May
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 915.044 The
Going to Extremes by Joe McGinniss
The Great Railway Bazaar: by Train through Asia by Paul Theroux 915.044 The
The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific by Paul Theroux 919.504 The
Honeymoon with my Brother by Franz Wisner
A House in Sicily by Daphne Phelps 945.8 Phe
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson 919.404 Bry
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin 918.2 Cha
Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams 591.529 Ada
Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor
Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins
The Man who Loved China by Simon Winchester 509.2 Win
Muddling Through in Madagascar by Dervla Murphy 916.9 Mur
Mumbai New York Scranton: a memoir by Tamara Shopsin 974.7 Sho
My Reach: a Hudson River memoir by Susan Fox 974.73 ROG
Neither Here nor There : Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson 914.04 Bry
No Reservations : Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain 641.013 Bou
Nowhere is a Place : Travels in Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux 918.2 cha
Old Glory, an American Voyage by Jonathan Raban 914.7 Rab
On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis 641.594 Loo
On the Road by Jack Kerouac Fic Ker
One Day I Will Write about this Place: a memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina BIO Wai
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen 916.76 Din
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik 944.36 Gop
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart 915.81 Ste
The Prince of the Marshes by Rory Stewart 956.7044 Ste
River Horse: A Logbook of a Boat Across America by William Least Heat-Moon 917.304 Hea
The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard 918.113 Mil
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler 915.138 H
Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran
Roads: driving America's great highways by Larry McMurtry
Seasons in Basilicata by David Yeadon 945 Yea
Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron 915.8 Thu
Sicilian Odyssey by Francine Prose 914.5 Pro
Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson 371.823 Mor
Stringer: a Reporter's journey in the Congo by Anjan Sundaram 967.51 SUN
Sunrise with Seamonsters: Travels & Discoveries, 1964-1984 by Paul Theroux 818.54 The
Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman 910.4 Gel
A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlene De Blasi
A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlene De Blasi 945.31 DeB
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson 371.822 Mor
Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle 944.08 May
Travels by Michael Crichton
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier 957 Fra
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck 818.52 Ste
A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul 974.04 Nai
Ultimate Journey by Richard Bernstein 294.392 Ber
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Up the Amazon without a paddle by Doug Lansky
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson 917.404 Bry
What am I Doing Here by Bruce Chatwin 824.914 Cha
Wide-Open World : How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever by John Marshall
Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed BIO Strayed
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle 944.9 May
A Year in the World : Journeys of a Passionate Traveler by Frances Mayes 914.045 May
The books listed with call numbers are in the Stone Ridge Library collection. Others can be ordered through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
|Bradford Graves Sculpture
Visitors to the Stone Ridge Library will now be greeted by a beautiful limestone sculpture that has been installed amongst the plantings that line the bluestone walkway at the entrance to the 1798 stone building. The sculpture, titled Magnus I, was created in 1995 by Bradford Graves, and was recently donated by Verna Gillis in memory of her late husband.
The sculpture arrived on December 1, transported with support from the Stone Ridge Library Board of Trustees and logistical help from Francisco Rivera, Varcia Venetzanos and Board Member Ethan Plank.
"We are delighted with this beautiful addition to the Library grounds," said Director Jody Ford. "And we thank Ms. Gillis for providing the sculpture for our patrons and visitors to enjoy."
This piece is one of many in Bradford Graves' prolific collection; for more about the artist and the Bradford Graves Sculpture Park in Kerhonkson, see
|Judy Stanger - New Artist
Through March 16
The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to welcome Judy Stanger as the Winter 2017/18 artist. Judy has been painting with pastel for more than 25 years, and finds inspiration in Atlantic seascapes as well as the Hudson Valley Landscape. Her show will be on view from December 22 through March 16.
Judy lives in Stone Ridge, NY and is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Albany with a Doctorate of the Arts, an interdisciplinary degree in the Humanities. Her colorful landscapes distill images represented in nature - mountains, rivers, and barns - through their interaction with light and color. Judy exhibited her work in the library in 2015, and is returning with some new work in addition to favorites that were part of the earlier show. The art will be available for purchase. Visit
We can not accept book donations this Winter. Please hold any donations until after April 1, 2018.
|CLIMATE CHANGE and HOPE
in the Hudson Valley
Wednesday, January 3 at 7pm
Marbletown Community Center.
Open and free to the public
Tim Guinee, Marbletown resident, actor and a leader at the Climate Reality Project, will be at the Marbletown Community Center, for "Climate Change and Hope in the Hudson Valley," a slideshow and discussion of the latest science regarding climate change in our area and across North America.
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, the
Climate Reality Project
is a diverse group of individuals who seek to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by supporting urgent action across every level of society.
Guinee's presentation will use the same deck of images that Vice President Al Gore uses when the tours the country to talk about climate change. Afterwards, Guinee will lead a panel discussion among local experts about the implications of climate change for the Hudson Valley.
This event is co-sponsored by the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission and the Rondout Permaculture Meetup.
Tuesdays January 2, 16
Friday, January 5 at 10am
We will have a Friday group organizational meeting Friday, January 5 at 10am.
We are starting a group to play Mahjong, beginners are welcome. We have two sets available but welcome additional sets if available to loan. Register on line on the
or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in.
January 9, 16, 23, 30
We are excited to welcome Ms. Celeste to the Stone Ridge Library. Ms. Celeste has worked in preschools and loves this age group. Ms. Celeste already has crafts, songs and activities planned for our littlest patrons. Storytime is a fun and fanciful introduction to the library, and a great opportunity to meet other children and parents. The Preschool story hour is open to
children ages 3-5
The preschool story time is brought to you in partnership with the Marbletown Youth Commission. The children's room appreciates their continued support of our library's preschool programming.
Wednesday, January 10
4pm in the Biography Room
Our book for January is
Love Over Scotland
by Alexander McCall Smith. Love Over Scotland, the third in the series, revolves around the many colourful characters that come and go at No 44 Scotland Street. It features the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and the Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie.
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Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, January 17
4pm in the Biography Room
This month we will be reading Live by Night by Dennis Lehane. In 1926, during Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba, where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream. A riveting story of one man's rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast's most successful rum runner.
A History Reading Club
Saturday, February 10
12:45pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for February is America's Bank: the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve by Roger Lowenstein. Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.
Tuesday, January 23
There will be no meeting in December. 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, January 16
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, January 11, 25
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, January 8, 22
A writers' group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District facilitates the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cathy Arra to place your name on a waiting list.
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
January 12, 2018
A Bear Called Paddington
by Michael Bond
Director: Paul King
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris
January 12, 2018
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Where: TV Limited Series -- 10 part anthology
Short Stories by Philip K. Dick
Director: Ronald D. Moore
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard
January 19, 2018
by Doug Stanton
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes
January 19, 2018
Forever My Girl
Based on: Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Cast: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey
January 19, 2018
The Leisure Seeker
The Leisure Seeker
by Michael Zadoorian
Director: Paolo Virzì
Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
January 22, 2018
Where: TV Limited Series - TNT, 10 episodes
by Caleb Carr
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Cast: Brian Geraghty, Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning
January 23, 2018
Where: TV Series - NBC
Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital
by Eric Manheimer
Director: David Schulner, Peter Horton
Cast: Anna Paquin, Shawn Doyle, Allen Leech