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New Fiction
The Testaments - Margaret Atwood

What Rose Forgot - Nevada Barr

A Single Thread - Tracy Chevalier

Robert B Parker's The Bitterest Pill - Reed Farrel Coleman

The Second Biggest Nothing - Colin Cotterill

The Titanic Secret - Clive Cussler

Cut and Run - Fern Michaels

Where the Light Enters - Sara Donati

Akin - Emma Donoghue

Gun Island - Amitav Ghosh

The World That We Knew - Alice Hoffman

The Institute - Stephan King

The Dutch House - Ann Patchett

Death in Focus - Anne Perry

Vendetta in Death - JD Robb

Quichotte - Salman Rushdie

Ghost Fire - Wilbur Smith

Kopp Sisters on the March - Amy Stewart

New Non-Fiction
When Pies Fly: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes - Cathy Barrow

First-Time Quiltmaking: Learning to Quilt in Six Easy Lessons

One Skein Crochet: De-Stash Beautifully, One Skein as a Time - Ellen Gormley

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 - Garrett M Graff

Dancing With Bees: A Journey Back to Nature - Brigit Strawbridge Howard

Heartland: a Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth - Sarah Smarch

Jane Austen's England: A Travel Guide - Karin Quint

New Audio CDs
The Bitterroots - CJ Box

A Keeper - Graham Norton

The Dutch House - Ann Patchett

A Better Man - Louise Penny
What We Talk About When We Talk About Books - Leah Price

The Song of the Dodo - David Quammen

The Women of the Copper Country - Mary Doria Russell
New DVD's
Avengers: Endgame - Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johanson, Chris Hemsworth

Booksmart - Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein

The Dead Don't Die - Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny          

Echo in the Canyon - Jakob Dylan, Tom Petty, David Crosby             

This Is Us - Season 3                        
True Detective -
Sea. 3  

Wild Rose - Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Waters    

Yesterday - Himesh Patel, Lily James

We feature reading suggestions each month. Visit the Library to check out a book from our current display. 

Stop by the Library to see a selection of those books you were supposed to read while you were in school on display. Some are also available as audiobooks. It's never too late!
Newsletter     October 2019
This year's online auction includes over 75 fabulous items, services and experiences!  
Help us raise $5000 toward the improvement of the Library's Circulation Desk area in the spring of 2020. This project will enable us to better accommodate our patrons, staff, and to support the many activities and services that take place at our front desk service area.
Here are just a few of the items available for auction:

* Tickets to the Ulster Chamber Music Series, Bardavon, and to the Tony award-winning Broadway musical HADESTOWN!
* Original, local artwork including paintings, sketches, photography and more
* Gift certificates for floral arrangements, spa services, gym memberships, qi-gong classes, haircuts, dog grooming, and dinner at the Mohonk Mountain House
* Services like acupuncture, personal organizing, photo-retouching, life-coaching, personal training, and massage

There is something for everyone and every budget!  Click HERE to bid now and support the Library!
Free Community Shred Day
Saturday, October 5
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.    
Art Café & Sale
Saturday, October 12, 11-3
on the Library Lawn

This Library Benefit features the sale of art and artifacts from the collection of Brenda and Sidney Reiss, sweets, coffee, tea and cider.
Rain or Shine - The event will be held indoors in the event of rain.

Weather permitting, Summer Winds will join us for the Art Café. Performing from 1-2 pm
Summer Winds is a group of local wind instrument players. Our current repertoire includes music from the baroque and classical periods as well as arrangements for our instrumentation of tangos, marches and folks song melodies. The group formed in the summer of 2016 when the local community band in which they also play did not meet. We found the music and each others' company compelling, and so have continued to meet and play whenever time permits. Summer Winds enjoys sharing its music. The Art Cafe at the Stone Ridge library feels like an ideal venue. 
Local Author Spotlight
Saturday, October 26 - 1:00-2:45 pm
Library Activity Room

Join us for a group reading with authors Barbara Freer, The Secret of 1945; Richard Klin, Petroleum Transfer Engineer; Jose Sotolongo, The Scented Crysalis; and Alan Perna, To Alan, Best Wishes. Each author will read for about 20 minutes. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  
Pre-School Story Hour
Tuesdays, through Dec. 17
in the Childrens Room
Preschool Story Hour with Miss Celeste is geared toward children between the ages of two and five.  
Join us for picture books, activities, songs and a craft! 
The Mystique of Women's Footwear
Sunday, November 3
1 - 3pm
Community Center
Designer/Author Linda N. O'Keefe will offer an illustrated presentation on women's footwear in a fashion, historical, and political context. Patrons are invited to bring in a shoe and its story to the event. 
Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission Group Purchases
The Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission and Sustainable Hudson Valley are organizing group purchases for a number of home improvements that will help residents reduce the use of fossil fuels and save money. So far, group purchases are active for home solar (with discounts on battery backup and electric vehicle charging), air source heat pumps, and heat pump hot water heaters. More group purchases will be launched based on public interest. If you are interested in finding out more, sign up here to get the details on the group purchases you are interested in: MarbletownGroupPurchase  We also have a guide to energy efficient and renewable energy home improvements here if you want to find out more about the upgrades we recommend:  
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, October 9
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for October is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Captain Charles Ryder returns to the country estate of Brideshead. There he indulges in a sentimental journey that takes him back twenty years to his schoolmates at Oxford and to his seduction by the Marchmains, a great Anglo-Catholic family. Written during World War II, the novel mourns the passing of the aristocratic world and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied by wartime austerities; in so doing it also provides a profound study of the conflict between the demands of religion and the desires of the flesh. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber. 
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, October 16
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for October is A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders. A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth, book editor Samantha Clair. A police inspector turns up at the offices asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then an author goes missing. Suddenly, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation. 
A History Reading Club
Saturday, November 2
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for November is Jane Austen's England by Roy and Lesley Adkins. This non fiction book explores the customs and culture of everyday existence depicted in the England of Austen's classic novels. Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and personal letters, the Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, discussing topics as diverse as birth, marriage, religion, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions. 
Conversational Spanish

Tuesday, October 22
Biography Room

"Hola! This group meets to speak Spanish in an inviting, friendly setting. Topics vary depending on what folks want to talk about - travel, personal experiences, current events, community events and places, etc. All levels of experience with Spanish invited, but basic Spanish skills are required. You can chat, prepare a written topic to share or just listen. Hasta Pronto!"
Conversational French
with Claudine Brenner
Tuesday, October 15
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, October 10, 24
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 7, 28
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room
Monday, October 21
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

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
in the Activity Room

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. We meet every Friday at 10am in the new event space.
Saturday Knitters
Every Saturday
in the Activity Room

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 9, 2019

Movie: Nancy Drew
Where: TV Series -- The CW
Based on: Nancy Drew book series by Carolyn Keene
Director: Josh Schwarts
Cast: Sinead Curry, Alvina August, Will Chilton

October 18, 2019

Movie: Jojo Rabbit
Where: Theaters, Comedy, Drama, War
Based on: Caging Skies by Christine Leunens
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson

October 18, 2019

Where: TV Limited Series -- Hulu
Based on: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Director: Josh Schwartz
Cast: Sofia Vassilieva, Uriah Shelton, Charlie Plummer

October 27, 2019

Movie: Mrs. Fletcher
Where: Series -- HBO
Based on:  Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson, Jen Richards, Jackson White, Owen Teague

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