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NEW Fiction
Meet Me in Bombay by Jenny Ashcroft

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The Kaiser's Web by Steve Berry

Trio by William Boyd

Aftermath: A Novel of the Future by Levar Burton

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Spin by Patricia Cornwell

This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Infinite Country by Patricia Engle

An Extravagant Death by Charles Finch

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke

The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Slough House by Mick Herron

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone Exile by Joshua Hood

The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden

Blink of an Eye by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

The Lost Boys by Faye Kellerman

Serpentine: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Blood Grove by Walter Mosley  
Murder in an Irish Bookshop by Carlene O'Connor  
The Scorpion's Tail by Preston & Child
The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice

Faithless in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel by J. D. Robb

A Fatal Lie: an Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd

NEW Nonfiction
Memory Rescue: Supercharge your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember what Matters Most by Daniel G. Amen, MD

Every Day is Earth Day: Simple Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint
by Harriet Dyer

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions we have and the Breakthroughs we Need
by Bill Gates

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay Gupta, MD

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones by Larry Loftis

Four Lost cities: a Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz  

George Washington: the Political Rise of America's Founding Father by David O. Stewart

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 
NEW AudioBooks
Robert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over Me by Ace Atkins

Ida B. The Queen by Michelle Duster

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

The Scorpian's Tail by Preston & Child

What Could be Saved by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
Amonite - Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan
A Call to Spy - Stana Katic, Sarah Meyer Thomas 
Greenland - Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin 
Hearts and Bones - Hugo Weaving, Andrew Luri     
Let Him Go - Diane Lane, Kevin Costner 
The Little Prince - voices: Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, James Franco 
Synchronic - Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie             
Tesla - Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan             
Newsletter     March 2021
"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet." - Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
A long list of items that our patrons have requested. 
Curbside service continues at the library. We are no longer placing materials in quarantine. Patrons who are more comfortable with a quarantine might want to hold materials on their own after pick up. We are watching the Covid numbers in Marbletown and Rochester carefully, hoping we can re-open our doors by appointment sometime later in March.  Please check our website, facebook and instagram for updates.
Our very full holds shelf 

Open 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 bins by entrance for you to pick up.
  • Photocopying services: email your material to circulation@ 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.
News from the Library Foundation
A big thank you to everyone who entered our Valentine's Online Wine Raffle, and congratulations to the winner - Billie Gallo!

Your participation has gotten us off to a great start fundraising for the Library this year.  We plan to make the Wine Raffle an annual event! Much gratitude to Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits for contributing the beautiful wine.
Painting Birds in Watercolor with Mira Fink
Saturday March 6, Session 1
Saturday March 13, Session 2
10am-12pm Zoom Workshops for Adults

A $5 materials fee will be charged, and preference is given to SRL cardholders.

Registration is available on the Library's calendar, using your email address so that we can send you the Zoom link.

Learn some basic watercolor painting techniques and then apply those skills to painting birds. Appropriate for beginners and those with some experience painting. Some previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. Materials will be provided by the library and can be picked up before the first session.

Mira Fink is a professional watercolor artist and educator. She has exhibited her paintings over the last 30 years in local, regional solo and juried shows and is represented by Maglyn's Dream and the Mohonk Mountain House gift shop. She has taught watercolor, acrylic painting and mixed media classes for adults and children out of her studio, outdoors and in the community for the last 15 years and has experienced the great joy of inspiring many people to discover themselves as artists. More information is available at her website.

Fun with Pastelswith Ellie Anderson
Saturday, March 20, Session 1
Saturday, March 27, Session 2
10am to 12pm Zoom Workshops for Adults

A $5 materials fee will be charged, and preference is given to SRL cardholders.

Registration is available on the Library's calendar, using your email address so that we can send you the Zoom link.

Two simple arrangements 10x10 will be suggested.  The instructor will give you step by step instructions to help you with drawing and then applying your color.

Ellie Anderson has worked as an artist and art teacher for many years in Australia and America. She loves to make marks with anything but especially likes to work in oil, acrylic and pastel (soft and oil).

Our eMagazines are Moving to Libby
Our eMagazine collection is moving from RBdigital to the Libby/Overdrive app, the same easy to use app where you access your favorite eBooks and Audiobooks! No wait lists or holds and eMagazines do not count towards checkout limits. And, there are thousands of magazines to choose from.   
To get started with Libby, download the app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.
To view in the browser, visit
 An overview tutorial on how to use Libby.
Libby for Android tutorial 
Retirement News
 Diane DeChillo will retire at the end of March after a 16-year career as Library Program Manager and Grant Writer for SRL. "I will miss the Library community, my colleagues and the many friends I have met during my time here," she said. "It has been an honor to work with the Library's outstanding Director, Jody Ford, over these many years. From the start, I knew it was a fit, as we visioned programs and events, and later co-chaired the annual Library Fair as a team. It has also been a privilege to have been entrusted by the Library Board with the task of grant writing for the Library's ten-year stabilization and restoration project for the library's beautiful 1798 historic building. As a Town of Rochester resident, SRL is my home library, and I fully intend to stay connected, whether borrowing books or attending new programs which have brought so much enjoyment to us all."
Virtual Live Storytime
Thursday, March 11th at 4:30pm 
Want to give your little one an experience they'll never forget? Your child will become friends with a real princess as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together -- Plus, she will respond to your child's live comments by name! Join us for the first Virtual Live Storytime in an 8-month series on Thursday, March 11th at 4:30pm for an interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from the princess herself!
1) Visit now and request to be added to the exclusive event group. Must join BEFORE 3/11 to participate Live.
2) Visit our group again on 3/11 right at 4:30pm to play, read, and sing with the princess LIVE!
GIVEAWAY! All attending families are automatically entered to win a 10 minute Parties with Character Diamond Package Video Call with the storytime character directly after the event ($25 value)!
The interactive recording of the event will remain up on the Facebook group linked above, so please join the group even if you can't participate live!

Grassy Head Leprechaun
In March's Virtual Story time participants will have the opportunity to create a grassy head leprechaun. Construct this little cutie, then wait and watch his hair grow. Once the grass is long give him a haircut, and watch it grow again.  We will also discuss the properties of light and how it splits into a rainbow of colors.

Sign-up on our calendar for information about receiving your kit and story time link. A pick-up kit will be available the week of March 1st.

Handmade Paper Making
In April's Virtual Story time participants will have the opportunity to make their own handmade paper. Using scrap tissue paper to create pulp, participants will make a slurry to scoop up and dry. Adding bits of flowers and grass to create decorative recycled paper.

April's observation of Earth Day makes this a perfect opportunity to discuss the benefits of recycling.

Sign-up on our calendar for information about receiving your kit and story time link. A pick-up kit will be available the week of April 5th.

Spanish Conversation with
Francisco and Varcia
Tuesday, March 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
Tuesday, March 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.

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, March 10  
an 11am Zoom meeting 
The book for March is Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenage children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.  
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, March 17
an 11am Zoom meeting  
This month we are reading Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves. Lizzie Snow has accepted a job as a neighborhood liaison officer in the remote Maine town of Bearkill after she receives a tip that her missing niece may be nearby. However, Sheriff Cody Chevrier has ulterior motives in offering her the job: he's convinced some area suicides of retired cops are actually murders and hopes Lizzie's homicide experience will help his ­off-the-record investigation. 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list.  
A History Reading Club
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 12:30pm 
in the Library Yard  
In case of rain, we will have a Zoom meeting
on April 14

Our next book is The Splendid and the Vile:  a Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Eric Larsen. A fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as Prime Minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold the country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally - and willing to fight to the end.  
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. Please do not put book donations in our book drop. Thank you for understanding. 
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