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New Fiction
Death of an Honest Man - MC Beaton

Madness is Better than Defeat - Ned Beauman

The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin

The Tuscan Child -

Iron Gold: a Red Rising novel - Pierce Brown

Need to Know - Karen Cleveland
The Woman in the Water: a Prequel to the Charles Lenox series - Charles Finch

The Woman in the Window - A J Finn

The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

Gnomon - Nick Harkaway

The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

An American Marriage - Tayari Jones

Poison - John Lescroart

A Time of Love and Tartan: a 44 Scotland Street novel - Alexander McCall Smith

Down the River unto the Sea - Walter Mosley

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - Phaedra Patrick

City of Endless Night - Preston & Child

Sadness is a White Bird - Moriel Rothman-Zecher
The Gate Keeper - Charles Todd
The Neighborhood - Mario Vargas Llosa 
Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
New Non Fiction
Time Pieces: a Memoir - John Banville
The Other Einstein - Marie Benedict 
Going into Town: a Love Letter to New York - Roz Chast
When: The Sccientific Secrets of Perfect Timing - Daniel H Pink

What Ever Hapened to My White Picket Fence?: My Brain Injury from My Massive Brain Tumor - Janet Johnson Schiff
Earthly Signs: Moscow diaries 1917-1922 - Marina Tsvetaeva
Social Security Administration Answers to 100 Frequently Asked Questions about Retirement - ed. by John Weber 
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - Michael Wolff

New Large Print
The Spy - Paulo Coelho
The Woman in the Window - A J Finn
The Little French Bistro - Nina George
Munich - Robert Harris

Night Moves - Jonathan Kellerman

The People vs. Alex Cross - James Patterson

Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving - Julia Samuel

Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
New Audio's
 The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - Alan Bradley

Fools and Mortals - Bernard Cornwell

The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

Peter the Great: his Life and World - Robert K. Massie

City of Endless Light - Preston & Child

Dark in Death - JD Robb
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - Michael Wolff 

New DVD's
Coco - Annimated

Darkest Hour - Gary Oldman   

The Florida Project -  Willem Dafoe

Homeland -  season 6

LBJ - Woody Harrelson

Murder on the Orient Express - Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz
Only the Brave - Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges    

Same Kind of Different as Me - Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Renee Zellweger  

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell       
Walking Out - Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins   
Wonder - Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay 

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.
Diversity is our Strength
Does my Head Look Big in This? - Randa Abdel-Fattah

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie    

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian - Sherman Alexie    

Brick Lane - Monica     Ali

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents - Julia Alvarez    

The Good Muslim - Tahmima Anam    

West of Kabul, East of New York - Mir Tamim Ansary    

American Chica - Marie Arana    

Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin    

Lilies of the Field - William Edmund Barrett    

How does it Feel to be a Problem - Moustafa Bayoumi       

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Life in Motion: an Unlikely Ballerina  - Misty Copeland  792.802 COP

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children - Kirstin Cronn-Mills

The Hours - Michael Cunningham

The Watson's go to Birmingham, 1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis

Funny in Farsi - Firoozeh Dumas

Our America: a Hispanic History of the United States - Felipe Fernandez-Armseto

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford    

Breaking the Line: the Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights - Samuel G. Freedman

Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden    

The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family - Annette Gordon-Reed    

Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from my Life with Autism - Temple Grandin

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green

A Time to Kill - John Grisham

Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi

The Vision of Emma Blau - Ursula Hegi

The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith    

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Negroland: a memoir - Margo Jefferson

A Free Life - Ha Jin

Miss Anne in Harlem : the White Women of the Black Renaissance - Carla Kaplan

Calling Me Home: a novel - Julie Kibler

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri

The Chitlin' Circuit : and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll - Preston Lauterbach

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee    

Small Island - Andrea Levy

Breakfast on Pluto - Patrick McCabe

Allah, Liberty, and Love : the Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom - Irshad Manji

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds - Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac  323.11 Mey

Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time - Adrian Miller

Redefining Realness : My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - Janet Mock

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat - Edward Kelsey Moore

The Milagro Beanfield War - John Nichols

The Last Refuge : the Corruption of Patriotism and Environment in the Age of Terror - David W. Orr  306.2 Orr

Luna - Julie Anne Peters

My New American Life - Francine Prose

Looking for Palestine: Growing up Confused in an Arab-American Family - Najla Said  305.892 sai

Yes, Chef: a memoir - Marcus  Samuelsson  641.509 SAM     

Persepolis - Satrapi, Marjane    

An Invisible Thread : the True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny - Laura Schroff

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson    

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

My Beloved World: a memoir - Sonia Sotomayor     347.73 SOT

Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck    

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks - Jeanne Theoharis  bio Parks

How to be Black - Baratunde Thurston

Black Man in a White Coat : a Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine - Damon Tweedy, M.D

The Color Purple-Alice Walker

Men we Reaped: a memoir - Jesmyn Ward

Help Me to Find my People: the African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery - Heather Andrea Williams

Orlando - Virginia Woolf

Newsletter    March 2018
Useful Fruiting Plants for the Home Garden
Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 pm
Marbletown Community Center

The Library will host an illustrated lecture featuring Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano of Hortus Conclusus on March 11.

The program will provide an opportunity to learn about landscaping the home and garden with a rich diversity of edible fruiting plants from around the world, and the under-appreciated wild fruit from our native forest. The presentation will cover plants that can be grown in the Hudson Valley climate, as grown at the Hortus Conclusus, Botanical Garden/Arboretum in Stone Ridge.

Hortus Conclusus was created by Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano to support their goal of creating a botanical garden that seves as an educational resource. Their small family-run business specializes in edible and decorative landscaping, garden consultation, and installations. Allyson Levy is a Master Gardener and is certified as an arborist through the International Society of Arborists. Scott Serrano is responsible for the creation of Hortus Conclusus, which has been recognized as a Class 1 arboretum though the Morton Registry of Arboretums.

The program is free and open to the public, and no registration is necessary. For information, or in case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or call the program office, 687-7023, Ext. 108.
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Book Donations
A sure sign spring is nearly here, we will begin accepting book donations after April 1, 2018.
Announcing the Periwinkle Fund for the
Stone Ridge Library Children's Area

The Periwinkle Fund was started by an anonymous grandparent with a desire to help improve the children's library. You too can show your love for our littlest patrons by making a donation. Until June 2018, every one of your dollars up to $500 will be matched by this anonymous donor. The funds will be used to improve the children's area with a new all-purpose room, back porch, kitchenette and restroom. So, give to the Periwinkle Fund now and let your money be doubled. (And, don't worry...anyone can give to the Periwinkle Fund!). 

You can give securely online here, please add "Periwinkle Fund" in the Additional Comments section. Your gift will make a difference so thank you for supporting the Stone Ridge Library.
Every Friday, 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 calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. Our group will meet every Friday at 10am.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00
March 6, 13, 20
April 3, 10, 17, 24

We are excited to welcome back Ms. Celeste to the Stone Ridge Library as our preschool story time presenter. Ms. Celeste's Story times are growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. She is imaginative, fun, energetic, and captures the imaginations of our littlest patrons. Story time is a exciting and fanciful introduction to the library, and a great opportunity to meet area 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.
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, March 14
4pm in the Biography Room

Our book for February i s The Little French Bistro by Nina George. Marianne Messman longs to escape her loveless marriage. On a trip to Paris, Marianne decides to leap into the Seine, but she is saved from drowning by a homeless man. While recovering in hospital, Marianne comes across a painting of the tiny port town of Kerdruc in Brittany and decides to try her luck on the coast. In Kerdruc, Marianne meets a host of colourful characters who all gravitate around the restaurant of Ar Mor (The Sea). It is this cast of true Bretons who become Marianne's new family, and among whom she will find love once again.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, March 21
4pm in the Biography Room 
This month we will be reading A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars. Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, will inspire a plot for his next novel, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery. 

A History Reading Club
Saturday, April 11
7pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for February is The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story - and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. A tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights - a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.  

Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, March 27
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, March 20
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, March 8, 22
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, March 12, 26

Second Group starting in May

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 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
March 2, 2018

Movie Title: Death Wish
Where: Theaters
Based on: Death Wish by Brian Garfield
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris

March 2, 2018

Movie Title: Red Sparrow
Where: Theaters
Based on: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Sergei Polunin

March 9, 2018

Movie Title: The Death of Stalin
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury
Director: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Adrian McLoughlin, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs

March 9, 2018

Movie Title: The Leisure Seeker
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
Director: Paolo Virzì
Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland

March 9, 2018

Movie Title: A Wrinkle In Time
Where: Theaters
Based on: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis

March 30, 2018

Movie Title: Lean on Pete
Where: Theaters
Based on: Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Choe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmell, Steve Zahn

March 30, 2018

Movie Title: Ready Player One
Where: Theaters
Based on: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

March 30, 2018

Movie Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Where: TV Limited Series - Netflix
Based on: A Series of Unfortunate Events, books 5-9 by Lemony Snicket
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld and Mark Palansky
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis HynesKlaus
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