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New Fiction
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs: a Royal Spyness novel - Rhys Bowen

Outfox - Sandra Brown

The Bitterroots - C.J. Box

A Dangerous Man - Robert Crais

Lost Roses - Martha Hall Kelly

A Better Man - Louise Penny

The Dragon Lady - Louisa Treger

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
- Olga Tokarczuk

Contraband - Stuart Woods
New Non-Fiction
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life - Louise Aronson

Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day -
Miranda Esmonde-White

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton -
Tilar J. Mazzeo

Save me the Plums - Ruth Reichl

Beautiful Wreaths: 40 Handmade Creations Throughout the Year - Melissa Skidmore 

Nordic Tales: folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark - illustrations by Ulla Thynell

New Large Print
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
New Audio CDs
A Dangerous Man - Robert Crais
A Keeper - Graham Norton 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books - Leah Price 
Chances Are... - Richard Russo
The New Girl - Daniel Silva
New DVD's
All is True - Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen            

American Gods - Season 2    

Biggest Little Farm -
John Chester, Molly Chester                 

Grantchester -
Sea. 4              
Homeland -
Season 7    

Last Black Man in San Francisco -
Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors    

Rocketman -
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell     

The Souvenir -
Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke        

Tolkien -
Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins             

White Crow -
Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes     
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     September 2019
Library Election
Marbletown voters passed the Library's 2020 Budget of $277,964 by a margin of 45/1 in a vote held on August 12, 2019. Trustees Ethan Plank, Sig Hack, and Victoria Schulte were re-elected to a four year term.  
Pre-School Story Hour
Tuesdays, September 17 - December 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! 
This year's online auction will include over 50 fabulous items, services and experiences!  Here's a sneak peek at just a few of the items you could win:

* 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!

Auction items will be available to preview online as of September 16th.

Bidding will be open for 2 weeks, from September 23rd until October 5th.

Funds raised will go 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 the many activities and services that take place at our front desk service area.

How do you get the link to our auction website?  Here are a few ways:

* Check your email on September 16th for a link to the auction website
* Visit the Foundation's page
* Check out the Library's Facebook page
* Follow us on Instagram  (@stoneridgelibrary)
* Call the Library at 845-687-7023

***The auction website link will not be posted until the morning of 9/16 - be sure to check email or social media then!***

Deadline for Auction Item Donations is September 6th.

Annual Public Reading
by the Stone Ridge Library Writers

Friday, September 20
Marbletown Community Center
Free and open to the public
The writers invite you to celebrate the Autumn Equinox and their seventh year together. Please join them for an evening of poetry and prose.

The Stone Ridge Library Writers are: Catherine Arra, Facilitator, Frank Boyer, Jude-Laure Denis, Eric Stewart, Fay Loomis, Cliff Mallery, Mike Polcari, Carol Shank, José Sotolongo, Lisa St. John, Natasha Williams, Cecilia Worth. more
"My Betsey" - The Remarkable Wife of Alexander Hamilton
Sunday, September 22

Stone Ridge Library, Activity Room
Free and open to the public

Elizabeth Schuyler (Eliza) Hamilton may be unknown to you unless you've seen the current Broadway production about her husband, "Hamilton," or read Ron Chernow's best-selling biography about him and his role in the formation of our country.    
Historian Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan will share Eliza's remarkable story with us. Born during the French and Indian War, married during the American Revolution, and an eye witness to the establishment of the United States, Eliza was a descendant of wealthy and influential Dutch patroon landholders near Albany. She fell in love with, and married, a penniless but brilliant, handsome, and ambitious immigrant orphan from the West Indies, and aide to General George Washington. Alexander became the right-hand-man of President Washington, established the financial footing of the new nation as its first Secretary of the Treasury, and then was cut down at the age of 47 with his reputation diminished by his political enemies. Eliza outlived her husband by 50 years. Determined to salvage her husband's reputation, before she died at age 97 she'd accomplished all that she'd set out to do, and more. more  
Fall Art Exhibit & Sale - Art and Artifacts from the Collection of Sidney and Brenda Reiss
Art Café & Sale - October 12, 11-3 at the Library

Beginning September 21, our fall exhibit will feature art and artifacts donated by Brenda Reiss from the collection of items she and her late husband Sidney found on their many travels. The show will feature an eclectic mix of statues, paintings, jewelry, ephemera, and even a pair of Richard Murphy's shoes! Items will be available for purchase during the exhibit.

Art Café & Sale is the culmination of the exhibit and sale, featuring a Café setting in the yard with seasonal desserts to enjoy on site or "To Go." Savories and sweets with coffee, tea and cider. So, please save the date. More information will follow.

Tea Time Book Group
Wednesday, September 11
4pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for September is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis--known as Jack--she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn't holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn't destroy.  
Mystery Lovers Book Group
Wednesday, September 18
4pm in the Activity Room
Our book for August is Cop Town by Karin Slaughter. "Atlanta, 1974. It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. Before the day has barely begun, she already suspects she's not cut out for the job as a cop. Her male uniform is too big, she can't handle a gun, and she's rapidly learning that the APD is hardly a place that welcomes women. Worse still, in the ensuing manhunt, she'll be partnered with Maggie Lawson, a cop with her own ax to grind (and a brother and uncle already on the force)--a strategy meant to isolate Kate and Maggie from the action. But the move will backfire, putting them right at the heart of it"
A History Reading Club
Saturday, September 14 
12:45pm in the Activity Room
The reading selection for September is Historical Fiction: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

Conversational Spanish

On Hiatus this summer

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, September 17
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, September 12, 26
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, September 9, 23
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room
Monday, September 16, 30
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
 September 6, 2019
Where: Theaters
Based on: It by Stephen King
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jessica Chastain

September 13, 2019

Movie: The Goldfinch
Where: Theaters
Based on: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ashleigh Cummings,Aneurin Barnard,  Willa Fitzgerald

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