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NEW Fiction
The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen

Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio by Mario Giordano

Aria by Nazanine Holzar

The Understudy - Ellen Tovatt Leary
NEW Nonfiction
The Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue by WH Auden  

Wear, Repair, Repurpose: a Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes by Lily Fulop
Another Life is Possible: Insights from 100 Years of Life Together created by Clare Stober
Dark Waters - Mark
Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway,
Tim Robbins 

Doc Martin - Season 9

Endeavour - Season 7                            
Grantchester -
Season 5

Killing Eve - Season 3                                  
The King of Staten
Island - Pete Davidson,
Marisa Tomei

Midsomer Murders -
Season 20 & 21

Outlander - Season 5
Song of Names -
Roth, Clive Owen,
Catherine McCormack
                                            The Trip to Greece -
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon    
The True History of the Kelly Gang -
George MacKay, Russell Crowe
Newsletter     October 2020
Welcome Back, The Library is OPEN
The Stone Ridge Library welcomes you back, we've made some changes while we were quarantined.
A video by Elaine Young.
Library Resumes Regular Hours
Monday - 1:30-7:00pm 
Tuesday through Friday - 10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Browsing in the Library: maximum capacity in the building at one time will be 12 people.
  • Visit should be limited to 15 - 30 minutes.
  • Face Masks: Please wear over your nose and mouth, in the library and while waiting in line to enter
  • Please maintain 6' social distancing while in the library and while waiting in line to enter.
  • Curbside delivery will continue:
    Please call 687-7023 from the parking lot and someone will bring your materials to the book drop at the entrance for you to pick up.

We are happy to welcome our patrons back and require these protocols and precautions for the safety and well-being of everyone concerned.
  • The Activity Room has become our quarantine room and is not available to the public during this time. Programs are meeting virtually or in the library yard for the time being.
  • Public restrooms are NOT available.
  •  RETURNS - Please return your items in the returns benches by the entrance to the Library. Materials from that box will be quarantined for 72 hours before we recirculate them.
  • PLEASE DO NOT VISIT if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID 19
Take advantage of the Library's Online Offerings!
We appreciate your patience and cooperation!
Free Community Shred Day
Saturday, October 3
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.    
Bonnie Leu Banyard
Bonni Leu Banyard, age 72, of Kerhonkson, died September 15 at Westchester Medical Center in
Valhalla, NY. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio October 29, 1947 to Jim and Margie Banyard (nee Melhuish) who pre-deceased her. She is also pre-deceased by her loving companion of more than ten years, Richard T. Gray and her brother Danny Banyard of Homerville, Ohio, who died in March 2019. more   
Fran Sutherland, Facilitator
Artist and retired high school teacher Fran Sutherland will lead us in a three-part book discussion featuring stories about women in various times and locations, creating a rich and relevant theme for our times.
Thursday, October 22, 11 am
The Engineer's Wife  by Tracy Emerson Wood           
Set in the late 1860s, this historical fiction about Emily Warren Roebling tells the story of the educational exploration into engineering by the "Woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge."
Thursday, November 12, 11 am
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson        
In 1936, Nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter, known as a Bluet (last living female of the Blue People Ancestry) joins the Historical Horse Library Project of Kentucky.
Thursday, December 17, 11 am
Pachinko  by  Min Jin Lee
A young Korean girl marries a minister who brings her to 1900s Japan. The enduring questions of faith, family and female fortitude are explored by later generations living as immigrants.
Questions we will think about include, among others: 
  • Why do you think the author wrote this story? 
  • How does it relate to women today? 
  • What does the story tell about the value of women in the time that it was written? 
  • How does the format or writing style reinforce the theme or intention of the author?

The meetings will take place on Zoom; Registration (required) is available our calendar. Fran will serve as Facilitator on the Zoom sessions with Diane DeChillo, as host on behalf of the Library. Participants may sign up for one, or all-individually, on the library website calendar. Please call Diane at 687-7023 in the Program Office if you need assistance with signing up. Group size will be limited to 12, so please reserve early. Books and audiobooks can be requested through the Mid Hudson Library System via the library's website. 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you need help signing up.
Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, October 14
a Zoom meeting at 11am
In October we will be reading 
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick. Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people, though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible. 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Tea Time mailing list.
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, October 21 at 11am
on the Library lawn
This month we are reading 
The Critic by Peter May. Gil Petty, the world's number one wine critic, went missing during a tasting tour of the little-known wine region of Gaillac. Three years ago, his body was discovered strung up on a cross in a vineyard in southwest France. Dressed in the ceremonial crimson robes of the Brotherhood of the Order of the Divine Bottle (an ancient society dedicated to promoting Gaillac wine), the semi-decayed body had been preserved in red wine before being planted like a scarecrow among the heavily-laden vines. His murderer was never found. Petty's influence was powerful. Possible clues to his murder lie in Petty's reviews, a single good review meant overnight success for a winemaker; a single bad one spelled ruin. 
Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Mystery Group mailing list. 

A History Reading Club
Zoom Meeting Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm

In September we are reading The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain & the Birth of the American Empire by
Steven Kinzer. Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country's best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before-in the period when the United States was founded-have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity. All Americans, regardless of political perspective, can take inspiration from the titans who faced off in this epic confrontation. Their words are amazingly current. Every argument over America's role in the world grows from this one. It all starts here. 
Zoom Meeting Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm 
The November book is The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks.

Contact Diane DeChillo if you are not on the Clio's Muse mailing list.
We Cannot Accept Book Donations
We are sorry, but we cannot accept any book donations at this time. We are not having the Fall Book Sale this year.
Thank you for understanding. 
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