Since 1909 |
New Fiction
Transcription - Kate Atkinson

The Silence of the Girls -
Pat Barker

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen -
Sarah Bird

Robert B. Parker's Colorblind -
Reed Farrel Coleman

Shadow Tyrants: a novel of the Oregon Files -
Clive Cussler

A Willing urder: a Medlar Mystery -
Jude Deveraux

The Lighthouse Library series:
By Book or By Crook ;
Booked for Trouble ;
Reading up a Storm ;
The Spook in the Stacks -
Eva Gates

Dead Man Running: an Alex McKnight novel -
Steve Hamilton

Field of Bones: a Brady novel of Suspense -
J.A. Jance

Walking Shadows: a Decker/Lazarus novel -
Faye Kellerman

Safe and Sound -
Fern Michaels

Dark Tide Rising -
Anne Perry

In his Father's Footsteps -
Danielle Steel

A Forgotten Place: a Bess Crawford mystery - Charles Todd

The Fall of Gondolin -
J.R.R. Tolkien

The Shape of the Ruins -
Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Labyrinth of the Spirits -
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
New Non-Fiction
Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car - and How it will Reshape our World - Lawrence D. Burns

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures - America Ferrera

Creoles of South Louisiana: Three Centuries Strong - Elista Istre

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers - Maxwell King

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day - Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Old in Art School: a Memoir of Starting Over - Nell Painter

Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today - Lynda Teller Pete

Mayo Clinic: Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy - Myra J. Wick

We are not Just Africans: The Black Native Americans - Clyde Winters

New Large Print
Swift Vengance - T Jefferson Parker 
New Audio Books
Transccription - Kate Atkinson

Death at Sea
- Andrea Camilleri

Dead Man Running: an Alex McKnight novel - Steve Hamilton

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes - ed. by Laurie R, King

Texas Ranger - James Patterson

A Forgotten Place: a Bess Crawford mystery - Charles Todd
New DVD's
Adrift - Shailene Woodley, Sam Chaflin

CB Strike series: Cukoo's Calling, The Silkworm, Career of Evil -
Tom Burke, Holiday Grainger    
Good Karma Hospital -
series 2

Great British Baking Show -
season 5

Hearts Beat Loud -
Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemon, Ted Danson
Hereditary -
Toni Collette, Alex Wolff 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jeff Goldblum

Oceans 8 -
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway

Solo: a StarWars Story -
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover
The Seagull -
Saoirse Ronan, Annette Benning, Elizabeth Moss, Corey Stoll

This is Us -
season 2    

Won't You be my Neighbor -
Fred Rogers

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.

These are the books read by our Holmes & Co. Mystery Book Group.
They have been meeting since 2007, and they welcome new members. 
Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Keeper of Lost Causes
Rennie Airth - River of Darkness
Boris Akunin - Murder on the Leviathan
Eric Ambler - A Coffin for Dimitrios

Nevada Barr
- Track of the Cat

Nicholas Blake - The Beast Must Die

Ulrich Boser - The Gardner Heist

Rhys Bowen
- Her Royal Spyness

Rhys Bowen - Murphy's Law

Box C. J. Box - Nowhere to Run

Box C.J. Box - Open Season

Francis Brody - Dying in the Wool

Adrea Camilleri - The Shape of Water

David Carkeet - Double Negative

John Dickson Carr - Three Coffins

Sarah Caudwell - Thus was Adonis Murdered

Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policeman's Union

Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler
- The Little Sister

James Church - a Drop of Chinese Blood

Barbara Cleverly - The Last Kashmiri Rose  

Colin Cotterill - The Coroner's Lunch

Deborah Crombie - Dreaming of the Bones

Colin Dexter - The Way Through the Woods

John Dunning - Booked to Die

Kjell Eriksson - The Princess of Burundi

Linda Fairstein - The Deadhouse

Zoe Ferraris - Finding Nouf

Charles Finch - a Beautiful Blue Death

Ken Follett - Eye of the Needle

Karin Fossum
- Don't Look Back

John Fowler - Full Dark House

Dick Francis - Under Orders

Ariana Franklin - Mistress of the Art of Death

Antonio Fraser - Quiet as a Nun

Tana French - Faithful Place

Tana French - In the Woods
P. L. Gaus - Blood of the Prodigal

Elizabeth George
- A Great Deliverance

Bartholomew Gill
The Death of an Irish Lover

Joe Gores - Spade and Archer

Caroline Graham - The Killings at Badgers Drift

Sara Gran
- Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Sue Grafton - G is for Gumshoe

Kerry Greenwood
- Unnatural Habits

Susanna Gregory - A Plague on Both Your Houses

Martha Grimes - The Anodyne Necklace

Martha Grimes - Foul Matter

Martha Grimes - Stargazey

Batya Gur - Murder Duet

Tarquin Hall - The Case of the Missing Servant

Timothy Hallinan - the Queen of Patpong

Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon

Dashel Hammett - Red Harvest

Steve Hamilton - Let It Burn

C. S. Harris - What Remains of Heaven

Carolyn G. Hart - Letter from Home

Patricia Highsmith - The Talented Mr. Ripley

Reginal Hill - Bones and Silence

Anthony Horowitz
- Magpie Murders 

David Hosp - Among Thieves

Arnaldur Indridason - Jar Ciry: a Reykjavik thriller

Claude Izner - Murder on the Eiffel Tower 

Laurie King - The Beekeepers Apprentice

Laurie R. King - A Grave Talent

Chris Knopf
- Dead Anyway

William Kent Krueger
- Mercy Falls

Camilla Läckberg
- The Ice Princess

Asa Larsson
- Sun Storm

John LeCarre - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Dennis Lehane
- Live by Night

Donna Leon - Friends in High Places    

Elmore Leonard - Glitz

Elmore Leonard - LaBrava

Laura Lippman
- After I'm Gone

Peter Lovsey - The False Inspector Dew

Ross MacDonald
- The Underground Man

Susan Elia MacNeal
- Mr. Churchill's Secretary

G.M. Malliet - Wicked Autumn

Henning Mankell - Faceless Killers

Margaret Maron - Bootlegger's Daughter

Margaret Maron
- Three-day Town

Archie Mayor - The Marble Mask

Peter May
- The Blackhouse

Ross McDonald - The Goodbye Look

Brian McGilloway - Borderlands

D.R. Meredith - Murder Past Due

David Morrell
- Murder as a Fine Art

Locked In - Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller - Wolf in the Shadows

Hakan Nesser - Borkmann's Point

Hakan Nesser
-Woman with birthmark

Malla Nunn - Blessed are the Dead

Brad Parks
- The Good Cop

Promised Land - Robert B. Parker

Sara Paretsky - Tunnel Vision

T. Jefferson Parker - California Girl

Michael Pearce - The Point in the Market

Louise Penny - Bury Your Dead

Louise Penny - Still Life

Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank

Nancy Pickard - I.O.U.

Ellery Queen - The Cat of Many Tails

Ian Rankin - Standing in Another Man's Grave

Cornelia Read - Field of Darkness

Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine - Fatal Inversion

Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine - A Dark-Adapted Eye

Arturo Perez-Reverte - The Flanders Panel

Peter Robinson
- Before the Poison

S.J. Rozan - Winter and Night

Hank Phillippi Ryan
The Other Woman

Ian Sansom - The Bad Book Affair

Dorothy L. Sayers - Murder Must Advertise       

Dorothy L. Sayers - The Nine Tailors

Lisa See - Flower Net

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo - Cop Killer

Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo - Roseanna

Georges Simeon -
Maigret and the Mad Woman

Rex Stout - League of Frightened Men

Sebastian Stuart - To the Manor Dead

Andrew Taylor - An Air that Kills

Peter Temple
-The Broken Shore

Josephine Tey - Daughter of Time

Charles Todd - A Fine Summer's Day -

Charles Todd
- A Question of Honor

Gore Vidal - Death in the Fifth Position

Martin Walker - Bruno, Chief of Police

Jacqueline Winspear - Maisie Dobbs

L.R. Wright - a Chill Rain in January

Qiu Xiaolong - Death of a Red Heroine
Newsletter    October 2018
Children's Room Construction Project
Our Children's Room construction project continues.
New windows in the Kitchenette. We plan on having a small table in that corner for staff lunches. The shutter like item is the not installed yet heater.
 New back door. 
 Online Auction to Support Children's Area Improvement Project
The second annual Stone Ridge Library Foundation Autumn Auction will be open through October 8th.  The online auction is a fundraiser to create a final boost to the ongoing construction project to improve the children's area of the library, with just a few items-remaining furnishings and overages left to fund.
Auction items range from vintage collectibles to household décor to treat yourself or give as a gift. Opening bids cover a broad range, with something for everyone's budget.
The Stone Ridge Library, thanks to private donations and fundraising events, as well as funding from foundations and state government grants, has been able, over the past ten years, to stabilize and restore its historic buildings.
The expanded children's wing will be used for kids' crafts as well as library programs, and focuses on two important improvements. First, there will be a new kitchenette that can be used for hosting various library events throughout the year. And the room will also get a new handicapped-accessible bathroom, one of two bathrooms in the public areas of the building.  Finally, the project will modernize the room's outdoor porch which is extensively used during the summer months when the library has reading programs for children. 
"We are so grateful to the community for getting us so close to the finish line, and we are eager to welcome everyone to the celebration in early November," said Library Director Jody Ford.
All funds raised through the Autumn Auction will help provide the final touches and furnishings. The project is expected to be completed by late October.  A celebratory gathering is scheduled for November 4th.
The Autumn Auction is an easy and secure way to find a unique item or gift and support the hub of our community, the Stone Ridge Library, all at the same time.  The auction link can be found on top of the homepage 
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 in the history of this familiar and beloved instrument, and the period is rich with intriguing and delightful repertoire. Guitarist Eric 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. 
Pulse of the Planet Anniversary Tour
Kicks Off at Stone Ridge Library

Friday, October 5 at 5:30pm
at the Library

Jim Metzner will be taking Pulse of the Planet on the road this fall, launching his "30th Anniversary Legacy Tour!" with a live event at our Library. The tour, set to include cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Georgia and an October 10 event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC--will begin in Jim's home town of Stone Ridge.
The program will celebrate the world of sound, with stories and surprises. Prizes will be awarded for whoever brings the best signature sound of the Hudson Valley (live or pre-recorded by you) and the best animal vocalization imitation. Jim will share some of his favorite sounds as he commemorates 30 years of Pulse of the Planet!
Jim Metzner has been producing sound-rich radio programs since 1977, beginning his career with a ground-breaking short format series--You're Hearing Boston, produced for CBS station WEEI-FM.  Metzner's other award-winning series include You're Hearing San Francisco, You're Hearing America, The Sounds of Science, Voices of Innovation, and Pulse of the Planet, which has been on the air since 1988.  

Pulse of the Planet airs on over 200 stations in the US (locally on WAMC)  and receives thousands of downloads every month as a podcast.  Jim has recorded all over the world and has produced features for public radio's Marketplace, All Things Considered and Morning Edition as well as for National Geographic Online, Discovery,  the American Museum of Natural History, the American Association of Engineering Societies, NASA, Virginia Tech, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Stories and reviews of  Jim's work have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor,  New York Magazine, the Today Show, Rolling Stone and Audio Magazine.

Jim has received major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Honda Foundation. He was a Media Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and in 2016 chaired a panel at the 40th anniversary of the MBL's Ecosystem Centre.  In 2017, he travelled to Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a Fulbright Scholar. For more information visit
Grandparents' Memoir Writing Group...
NEW Ongoing Program

Wednesday, October 3, 2pm in the Craft Room

Got Grandkids?
But...They live too far away?...
You don't see them enough? 

Here's an opportunity to get your pen or keyboard moving and tell your story. Facilitated by Miriam Frischer, the group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month. Members will write either in the group or at home, and will share with the group only as desired.

This will be a small group, so registration is required. Sign up on the Library's online calendar or call the Program Office, 687-7023 to sign up.  
Medicare 101 with Barry Feldman
Thursday, October 11, 4pm

Barry will share his expertise in this informative session. No registration is necessary. 
"Knit In" & Sale
Saturday, October 13,  10 am to 3pm
on the Library Lawn

The Library's redoubtable Saturday Knitters  group will meet outdoors (indoors if it's raining) at the Library to knit and sell their wares. Newcomers are welcome to join in.  All proceeds will benefit the Library. 
Free Community Shred Day
Saturday, October 20
9 - 11am
In the Library Parking Lot

Examples of items you may bring for on-site shredding include:

    Bank Statements
    Medical/Insurance forms
    Tax forms
    Personal Files
    Credit Cards

Please bring paper only; no binders. Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed. The shredded paper will be recycled. Limit of 3 boxes per person or business.   
Author Signing - Dr. William B. Rhoads
Friday, October 26, 6pm

Professor Emeritus of Art History at SUNY New Paltz will discuss his newest book, Charles S. Keefe (1876 to 1946): Colonial Revival Architect in Kingston and New York. After four decades of research on the elusive Keefe, Dr. William B. Rhoads brings to life his work and the society and culture in which he worked.   
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Pass
The Library now has a membership with the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum.  Patrons can check out a pass that allows for free general admission during public hours for an entire family, which consists of two adults and their children under 18 years old from one household.  It does not cover multiple families during the same visit.      

* The Children's Museum pass is available on a first come, first serve basis.

* Loan period is three (3) days.
* There are no renewals.
* Passes cannot be requested or held.
* Passes must be returned to the Stone Ridge Library circulation desk.
* Late fee is $5.00 per day.
* Borrower is responsible for any replacement fees.

Check with the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum for current hours and exhibit information. 

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.  
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, October 10
at 4pm in the Bio Room

The book for our October meeting is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, October 17
4pm in the Biography Room

This month we will be reading The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. Conjuring up the last golden days of the Raj and the turbulent early ones of Indian rule, this suspenseful and atmospheric first novel draws the governor of Bengal, local police authorities, and visiting Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands into an increasingly baffling and bizarre case of serial murder. 
A History Reading Club
Saturday, October 27
12:45pm in the Biography Room
The reading selection for October is  Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure by Julia Siler.    
Examines the nineteenth-century clash between the native Hawaiians and the expanding capitalist powers of America, Britain, and France, centering on Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.
Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the "Sugar Kings," gradually subsumed the majority of the land. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar-plantation owners. Upon ascending to the throne, Lili'uokalani was determined to enact a constitution reinstating the monarchy's power but she was outmaneuvered and, in January 1893, U.S. Marines from the USS Boston marched through the streets of Honolulu to the palace. The annexation of Hawaii had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism.

Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, October 23
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, October 16
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, October 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
Writers' Group
with Cathy Arra

Monday, October 15, 29

Monday, October 1, 22

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 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
October 4, 2018
Movie: I Feel Bad
Where: TV series, Comedy - NBC
Director: Amy Poehler
Cast: Sarayu Blue, Paul Adelstein

October 5, 2018
Where: TV Limited Series -- Season 3
Based on: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Director: David Zucker, Isa Dick Hacket
Cast: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente, Brennan Brown, Bella Heathcote, Callum Keith Rennie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rufus Sewell.

October 5, 2018
Movie: Venom
Where: Theaters
Based on: Venom character in Spiderman comics by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Sope Aluko

October 12, 2018
Movie: Beautiful Boy
Where: Theaters
Based on: Beautiful Boy: a Father's Journey Through his Son's Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet,  Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Timothy Hutton

October 12, 2018
Where: Theaters, Biopic
Based on: First Man: a Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Pablo Schreiber, Cory Michael Smith, Brian d'Arcy James, Shea Whigham

October 12, 2018
Where: Theaters, Childrens
Based on: Goosebumps Horror Series for Children by R.L. Stine
Director: Ari Sandel
Cast: Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Wendi McLendon-Covey

October 12, 2018
Where: Theaters, YA supernatural romantic thriller
Based on: Break my Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters
Director: Scott Speer
Cast: Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney, Richard Harmon

October 19, 2018
Where: Theaters
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jane Curtin, Richard E. Grant, Jennifer Westfeldt, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith

October 19, 2018
Movie: Galveston    
Where: Theaters
Based on: Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Cast: Elle Fanning, Ben Foster, Lili Reinhart

October 19, 2018
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Director: George Tillman Jr
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Algee Smith, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Anthony Mackie, Common

October 19, 2018 
Movie: Wildlife
Where: Theaters
Based on: Wildlife by Richard Ford
Director: Paul Dano
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp  

October 26, 2018
Movie: Burning
Where: Theaters
Based on: Barn Burning, a short story in the collection
The Elephant Vanishes
by Haruki Murakami
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon

October 26, 2018
Where: TV limited series, 10 episodes -- Netflix
Based on: Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics
Director: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross lynch, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, Tati Gabrielle, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo

October 26, 2018
Movie: Hunter Killer
Where: Theaters - Action, Thriller
Based on: Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith
Director: Donovan Marsh
Cast Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman

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