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New Fiction
Threshold - Patricia J Anderson

Line of Sight - Tom Clancy

The President is Missing -
Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Before and Again -
Barbara Delinsky

Island of the Mad -
Laurie R. King

The Outsider -
Stephen King

Murder in Paradise -
James Patterson

Dear Mrs. Bird -
AJ Pearce

The Moscow Deception -
Karen Robards

Plum Rains -
Andromeda Romano-Lax

A Taste for Vengeance -
Martin Walker

Turbulence -
Stuart Woods

New Audio Books
Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic - Ace Atkins

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed our World -
Andrea Barnet

The President is Missing -
Bill Clinton and James Paterson

West Like Lightning: the Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express -
Jim DeFelice

Varina -
Charles Frazier

Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses and Heroes -
Philip Freeman

The Punishment She Deserves -
Elizabeth George

An American Marriage -
Tayari Jones

Alternate Side -
Anna Quindlen

Recently Donated Audio Books
Calculated in Death - JD Robb

The Castle in the Forest -
Norman Mailer

Dead Wake -
Erik Larson

When Lions Roar: The Churcjills and the Kennedys -
Thomas Maier

New DVD's
The Death of Stalin: a Comedy of Terrors - Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale

Good Karma Hospital - Season 1
Love Simon - Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel

Orange is the New Black - Season 5   

Thoroughreds - Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

Tomb Raider - Alicia Vikander   

A Wrinkle in Time - Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling      
Recently Donated DVDs

Children of a Lesser God


Green Lantern

Harold and Maud


The Killing Fields

The Ladykillers 

Lust for Life

Looney Tunes Golden Collection

Midnight Express 

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


The Terminator

The Story of the Weeping Camel

Stuart Little

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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.
Beach Reads 2018
Hamish Macbeth series by M.C. Beaton

Burglar series by Lawrence Block

The Flight Attendant; The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

Robert Langdon novels by Dan Brown

Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown

At Home (643.1 bry); One Summer: America, 1927 (973.91Bry) by Bill Bryson

Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey

Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

anything by Agatha Christie

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly

My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris

The Cutthroat; The Assassin by Clive Cussler

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave

Blueprints; Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Stephanie Plum series; Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich

The Woman in the Window by A J Finn

The Whole Town's Talking; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Gone Girl; Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

A Column of Fire; Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Let me be Frank with You; Canada by Richard Ford

All the Single Ladies; The Hurricane Sisters; by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

The Cuckoo's Calling; The Silkworm; Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Crash & Burn; Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

The Little French Bistro; The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The One & Only; Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

The Signature of All Things; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Kinsey Millhone mysteries by Sue Grafton

The Rooster Bar; Camino Island; The Whistler by John Grisham

At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Great Alone; The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Into the Water; The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Star Island; Nature Girl; Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else by Maeve Higgins

The Perfect Couple; The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

Providence by Caroline Kepnes

Flight Behavior; The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Surprise Me: Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella

The Crooked Staircase; The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson

Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by  Alexander McCall Smith

Cottage by the Sea; Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Women in Sunlight; Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Still Me; After You by Jojo Moyes

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Women's Murder Club by James Patterson

The Bees by Laline Paull

Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Good Luck of right Now by Matthew Quick

Millers Valley by Anna Quindlen

Chet and Bernie mysteries by Spencer Quinn

Shelter in Place; The Liar; The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Calypso; Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie  Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

House of Spies; The English Girl by Daniel Silva

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Two Steps Forward; The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Little Known Facts by Christine Sneed

The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Against All Odds; Power Play; Friends Forever; by Danielle Steel

Modern Lovers; The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Anything Is Possible; The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

Maine; The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Goldfinch; The Secret History by Donna Tartt

A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer

Use of Force by Brad Thor

This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Bruno, Chief of Police novels by Martin Walker

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

Best Friends Forever; All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

When Life Gives You Lululemons; The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by   Rebecca Wells

The Female Pursuasion; The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods

Newsletter    July 2018
for the Stone Ridge Library's Children's Room


performed by THOMAS EARL
and The B2s - Directed by Debbie Lan

July 21, 7pm

Marbletown Community Center
Suggested Donation, $15

Join us for an acoustic concert featuring Thomas Earl  performing all of the hits of James Taylor - " Fire and Rain", " You've Got a Friend" " Sweet Baby James" as well as some original songs inspired by James' music.

When musician Thomas Earl returned to the Hudson Valley after living in Hawaii for a couple of years, he wanted to do something for his local library. He remembered the days when the 1798 library building was held up by buttresses! He has followed the progress of the restoration of the 1798 building, and now, with the final project underway-the children's wing expansion in the 1811 building-he is performing a benefit concert to help get us to the finish line.

Join us for an acoustic concert featuring Thomas Earl performing a James Taylor repertoire, along with some favorites songs from other artists in the acoustic folk tradition. Opening for Thomas and joining him for a few songs in the second set will be the B2s directed by Debbie Lan.

Reminiscent of the Coffee House genre of A coustic Folk Music, we will provide coffee and desserts, in the air-conditioned Community Center, 3564 Main Street. For information, visit Thomas's website,  and the BLOOM Facebook page, or call Diane in the Program Office, 687-7023, Ext. 108.
"Vintage Acoustic Folk Music....the real thing!"

Blend together James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Rush and a touch of Bill Withers and you can get a sense of the style of music written and performed by Thomas Earl.
" Four Stars....Maverick Magazine"
with Ellie Anderson

Saturday, July 14, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
on the Library Lawn.
Rain Date: Saturday, July 21

Materials Fee is $10; class is limited to ten people.
Registration is available on our online calendar, or at 687-7023, Ext. 108.

We'll spray paint and blow paint through straws in this Waterlily Art Caper, led by Ellie Anderson on the Library Lawn. We will then paint waterlilies on our 16 x 20 canvas, provided by the instructor. Wear old clothes. 
The 2018 Library Fair

The 72nd Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair was a huge success!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this one of the best Library Fairs ever. And special thanks to all the new and returning volunteers who made the event run so smoothly.

In true community spirit, we all came together to celebrate the day! We thank everyone who helped, and all of those in the community who came out to enjoy the festivities.
Lots more pictures
Daniela Tully, Hotel on Shadow Lake

Wednesday, July 18, 4pm
Reference Room

Suspenseful and compelling, Daniela Tully's Hotel on Shadow Lake is at once an intricate mystery, an epic romance, and a Gothic family saga.

When Maya was a girl in Germany, her grandmother was everything to her: teller of magical fairy tales, surrogate mother, best friend. Then, shortly after Maya's sixteenth birthday, her grandmother disappeared without a trace, leaving Maya with only questions to fill the void.

Twenty-seven years later, her grandmother's body is found in a place she had no connection to: the Montgomery Resort in upstate New York. How did she get there? Why had she come? Desperate for answers, Maya leaves her life in Germany behind and travels to America, where she is drawn to the powerful family that owns the hotel and seemingly the rest of the town.

Soon Maya is unraveling secrets that go back decades, from 1910s New York to 1930s Germany and beyond. But when she begins to find herself spinning her own lies to uncover the circumstances surrounding her grandmother's death, she must decide whether her life and a chance at true love are worth risking for the truth.

"Inspired by a real family letter received forty-six years late, Hotel on Shadow Lake is Daniela Tully's first novel."

Good Reviews on Amazon
Richard Klin

Friday, July 20, 5:30 pm
Reference Room

Local Author Richard Klin, Petroleum Transfer Engineer

Underground Voices  presents Richard Klin's Petroleum Transfer Engineer. Its locus is a Twilight Zone-like gas station at the Jersey shore, circa 1983: a place of outlaw bikers, ex-Marines, and drunken tourists.

South Jersey was a distinct sub-region, as if a section of the south or Midwest was grafted onto the east coast. And-via the pages of this novel-that sub-region beings to disappear: the farmland and country character giving way to development; the louche resort of Atlantic City morphing into its soulless casino incarnation.

Richard Klin is the author of Something to Say: Thoughts on Art and Politics in America (Leapfrog Press), a series of profiles of various artists discussing the intersection of art and politics, and Abstract Expressionism for Beginners (For Beginners). His work has been featured on Public Radio International's Studio 360 and has appeared in the Atlantic, the Brooklyn Rail, the Forward, Akashic Books' "Thursdaze" series, Riding Light, Flyover Country Review, and many others.

For readings, talks, interviews, contact Richard Klin.
Summer Artist

Local artist, Lori Andersen, is a photographer featuring landscape, wildlife, portrait, and travel images. All photographs on display are for sale. Images are available on different mediums such as: metal, glass, canvas, bamboo, as well as matted and framed. For additional information and examples of her work, please visit

Lori Andersen studied fine arts at the undergraduate level but did not get back into photography seriously until a few years ago. Her work is exhibited regularly in various group shows at the Arts Society of Kingston, in Kingston, New York. Most recently, her work was selected to be part of a group show, where Hannah Frieser, the Executive Director for the Center of Photography at Woodstock, was the guest juror. Lori also works as a freelance photo retoucher.

With her work, Lori hopes to bring nature to the viewer. Many people often lose their vital connection to the environment by commuting to work and being stuck in an office all day in front of a computer. An image of nature reminds us of how important it is to preserve our natural surroundings, the value of green spaces, and having empathy for the wild creatures that we share this earth with.
Due to the construction in the children's area of the Library our story hours will be happening at Tongore Park with the Marbletown camp. Other events are going to be held at the  Rondout Municipal Center. For our schedule and lots more information click here.
Tea Time Book Group
The July meeting is Cancelled

Wednesday, August 8
at 4pm in the Bio Room

The book for our August meeting is Mudbound by Hillary Jordan . In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm--a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not--charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
The July meeting is Cancelled

Wednesday, August 15
4pm in the Biography Room 
This month we will be reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.  Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
A History Reading Club
Wednesday, August 29
7pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for August is A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.
Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, July 24, August 28 
Biography Room

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.
Conversational French
with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, July 17, August 21
Biography Room

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.
with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, July 12, 26, August 9, 23
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
Writers' Group
with Cathy Arra

Monday, July 2, 16, 30, August 13, 27

Second Group starting in May
Monday, July 9, 23, August 6, 20

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 to place your name on the waiting list. Group I is full. Group II will begin May 2018.
Every Friday, at 10am

Beginners are welcome to join our new 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. Our group will meet every Friday at 10am.

Every Saturday

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
July 6, 1018

Movie Title: Ant-Man And The Wasp
Where: Theaters
Based on: Marvel comics
Director:     Peyton Reed
Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Laurence Fishburne, Randall Park

July 8, 2018

Movie Title: Sharp Objects
Where: TV Series -- HBO, 8 episodes
Based on: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina

July 13, 2018

Movie Title: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot     
Where: Theaters
Based on: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot by John Callahan    
Director: Gus Van San
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara

July 25, 2018

Movie Title: Castle Rock
Where: TV Limited Series -- Hulu
Based on: The Dead Zone, Doctor Sleep, Revival by Stephen King
Director:     J.J. Abrams & Stephen King
Cast: Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey. Jane Levy, Bill Skarsgård, Scott Glenn

July 27, 2018

Movie Title: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Where: Theaters, Documentary
Based on: Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars by Scotty Bowers
Director:     Matt Tyrnauer
Cast: Peter Bart, Scotty Bowers, Robert Hofler

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