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New Fiction
The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa

The Dead Ringer -
MC Beaton

Love is Blind -
William Boyd

Street Freaks -
Terry Brooks

Dark Sacred Night -
Michael Connelly

War of the Wolf -
Bernard Cornwell

Bright Young Dead -
Jessica Fellows

Christmas Cake Murder -
Joanne Fluke

A Well Behaved Woman: a novel of the Vanderbilts -
Therese Anne Fowler

Crisis -
Felix Francis

The Witch Elm -
Tana French

Winter in Paradise -
Elin Hilderbrand

Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel -
AW Jantha

Vendetta -
Iris Johansen

Elevation -
Stephen King

The Forbidden Door -
Dean Koontz

Marilla of Green Gables -
Sarah McCoy

The Clockmaker's Daughter -
Kate Morton

Killing Commendatore -
Haruki Murakami

Shell Game -
Sara Paretsky

Melmoth -
Sarah Perry

A Spark of Light -
Jodi Picoult

Blood Communion: a Tale of Prince Lestat -
Anne Rice

Holy Ghost: a Virgil Flowers novel -
John Sandford

Every Breath -
Nicholas Sparks

An Irish Country Cottage -
Patrick Taylor

Desperate Measures: a Stone Barrington novel -
Stuart Woods
New Non-Fiction
Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom - David W. Blight

Ruth Bader Ginsburg - A Life - Jane Sherron De Hart

The White Darkness - David Grann

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook - Dorie Greenspan

Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Stephen Hawking

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope - Anne Lamott

The Whole Foods Cookbook - John Mackey 
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: a Life-Changing List - James Mustich

The Library Book - Susan Orlean

Let's Stay In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love - Ashley Rodriguez

If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt - Ed. by Mary Jo Binker

Draw & Be Happy: Art Exercises to Bring You Joy - Tim A Shaw 
New Large Print
The Reckoning - John Grisham  

Ambush - James Patterson 
New Audio Books
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - Jordan B Peterson
New DVD's
Ant Man and the Wasp - Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas     

The Durrells in Corfu -
season 3         

Leave No Trace -
Ben Foster, Tomasin McKensie    

Mamma Mia! Here we go Again -
Lily James , Amanda Seyfried, Cher, Meryl Streep

Sicario: Day of the Solado -
Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin

The Spy Who Dumped Me -
Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux            
Three Identical Strangers -
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. 
100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

Goodreads readers have selected the following list of 100 books as must reads at some point in your life.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

4. 1984 by George Orwell

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

9. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

10. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

13. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

14. Animal Farm by George Orwell

15. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

16. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

17. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

18. The Grapes of Wrat by John Steinbeck

19. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

20. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

21. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

22. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

24. Night by Elie Wiesel

25. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

26. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

27. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

28. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

30. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

31. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

32. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

33. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

34. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

35. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

36. Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

38. The Giver by Lois Lowry

39. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

40. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

42. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

43. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

44. The Holy Bible by Thomas Nelson

45. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

46. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père

47. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

48. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

49. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

51. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

52. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

53. The Stand by Stephen King

54. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

55. Watership Down by Richard Adams

56. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

57. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

58. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

59. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

60. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

61. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

62. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

63. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

64. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

65. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

66. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

67. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

68. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

69. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

70. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

71. Dracula by Bram Stoker

72. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

73. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

74. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

75. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

76. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

77. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

78. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

79. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

80. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

81. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

82. The Odyssey by Homer

83. Celebrating Silence by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

84. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

85. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

86. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

87. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

88. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

89. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

90. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

91. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

92. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

93. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

94. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

95. Beloved by Toni Morrison

96. Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Hellen Keller

97. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

98. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

99. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

100. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Newsletter    November 2018
Sunday, November 4, 1pm

Please join us to celebrate the ten-year restoration of the Library's historic buildings!

View the new Children's Wing Expansion, complete with the new Craft Room, Kitchenette and ADA Restroom, and tour the Library to celebrate the many improvements that have taken place. Light refreshments will be served.
At 2pm, a concert of 19th -century guitar music will take place. 
19TH-Century Guitar Music with Eric Roth
Sunday, November 4,  2pm in the Reference Room

The 19th century was a time of striking innovation and development of this familiar instrument and is rich with intriguing and delightful repertoire. Roth will perform on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. He will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history.
The program will include works by Francois de Fossa (1775-1849), Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909), Emilia Guliani-Gugliemi (1813-1850) and Angelina Panormo Huerta (1811-1900) -- two of the first great women composers for the guitar. Eric will also premier his own composition, Sonata for Guitar, and perform arrangements of music originally composed for lute by Joan Ambrosio Dalza, who flourished in early 16th century Italy. 
Eric Roth specializes in historical instruments and repertoire. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from SUNY New Paltz and has received lessons or master classes from Gohar Vardanyan, David Starobin, Kenneth Meyer, David Temple, Patrick O'Brien, Bill Matthews, Bonnie Robiczek Meadow, Gregory Dinger, and Paul Sweeny. Eric frequently performs at public and private venues throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Eric serves as a board member of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society and as president of the Poné Ensemble for New Music, New Paltz, New York. He holds a Master's Degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany and has worked for Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Eric currently works at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz as Grants Manager. Website:  
Children's Room Construction Project

Insulation, Sheetrock, Taping, Spackling - done.
Putting together the kitchen cabinets - we're working on it.
Nice pine floor - done and covered with stuff.

And sealed.
Paint - done. But we do have a few more things to do before the tour on Sunday. (1-2pm, Sunday, Nov 4) 
"Fifteen Shades of Love,"
with James Sullivan and Deb Weltsch
Sunday, November 11, -2pm
in the Reference Room

Jim Sullivan and Deb Weltsch have been singing together for about 10 years-for fun.  "We love singing in the living room, with friends, just for the joy of it. Neither one of us has much of a voice alone, but together we sometimes sound pretty good!" Jim and Deb drift toward traditional country duets and folk songs. Jim plays guitar and banjo and Deb sometimes joins in on guitar or ukulele. To sing some songs in the Stone Ridge Library will feel like being at home with friends.

"Fifteen Shades of Love" is a survey of songs that touch on the endless themes and experiences of being in love, and out of love, and everywhere in between. Deb is a librarian at Adriance Memorial Library and Jim is recently retired after 38 years teaching Spanish. Deb loves singing with local women's choir "Bloom" and Jim can be heard with Rich Hines and the Hillbilly Drifters and the band "Long Steel Rail." Deb and Jim will be joined on fiddle by local legend, Guy "Fooch" Fischetti.
Read Magazines online for FREE!
Magazines are now available online from the Mid-Hudson Library System via RBdigital Magazines. RBdigital Magazines, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Our collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. Here's a Patron User Guide. When checking out a magazine, you will be able to select if you want to be notified via email of the availability of future issues and have those automatically checked out and available for reading in the RBdigital app.
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, November 14
4pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for November is Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman. When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.

Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, November 21
4pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for November is A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd. On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice. To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love-a Scottish Highlander-shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother's death. This death will set off a series of murders across England, seemingly unconnected, that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world. 

A History Reading Club
Saturday, December 15
12:45pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for December is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by  David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, November 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, November 20
Biography Room

The August meeting is cancelled
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, November 8
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, November 19
Monday, November 5, 26

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
Every Friday, at 10am

Beginners are welcome to join our 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.
Saturday Knitters
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
November 2, 2018

Where: TV Limited Series, 8 episodes -- HBO & RAI
Based on: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Director: Saverio Costanzo
Cast: Elisa Del Genio, Ludovica Nasti, Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia GiraceMarco Pancrazi

November 2, 2018

Movie: Boy Erased
Where: Theaters
Based on: Boy Erased: a Memoir by Garrard Conley
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe Nicole Kidman,
Joe Alwyn

November 2, 2018

Where: Theaters: Disney
Based on: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Director: Lasse Hallström
Cast: Joe Johnston, Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy,
Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland

November 2, 2018

Movie: A Private War
Where: Theaters: Biography, Drama, War
Based on: A Private War by Marie Brenner
Director: Matthew Heineman
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci,
Tom Hollander

November 4, 2018

Where: TV Limited Series -- STARZ
Based on: The Drums of Autumn, book 4 in the Outlander series by Ddiana Gabaldon
Director: Ron Moore
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

November 6, 2018

Where: Theaters: Biography, Drama
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Ari Graynor, Sara Paxton

November 9, 2018

Where: Theaters
Based on: The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Director: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Vicky Krieps, Claes Bang

November 9, 2018

Movie: The Grinch
Where: Theaters: Childrens -- Animated
Based on: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Director: Peter Candeland
Cast: voices: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury

November 9, 2018

Where: Theaters: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Based on: Sherlock Holmes Characters by Sir Arthur Conan
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes

November 16, 2018

Where: Theaters
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law

November 19, 2018

Where: TV limited series -- BBC/AMC, six part
Based on: The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carré
Director: Park Chan-wook
Cast: Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon

November 30, 2018

Where: Theaters
Based on: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Emily Rios
Fall Artist - John Currie
Through December 21

John Currie is showing his photographs of "The Other Half." Images he has taken from several trips through India and South East Asia.  
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