Call Us At: 845-687-7023
July 2022 Newsletter
“I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.” -
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Free Princess Bride
Film Screening & Benefit!
Bring the family and join us under the tent at the Hasbrouck House on Thursday, July 7 for an “inconceivably” good time!

4pm – 8pm: Princess Bride - themed games, crafts, trivia and activities for all ages +
Arrowood Farms Tap Takeover, dinner, cocktails, and raffle prizes!

8pm: movie screening. Stick around to see this beloved, classic film on the big screen!
10% of dinner & drink sales will be donated to the Stone Ridge Library Foundation to
support our children’s collection.

No cost to attend, no reservations required. Rain or shine.
Hasbrouck House • 3805 Main St. Stone Ridge.

Thanks to our friends at Butcher & Bar / The Hasbrouck House for supporting the SRLF!
Let’s Move with the Library!

Thursdays, 12 - 12:45
various local rail trails

Walk with us! This library group, informally known as the Stone Ridge Library Sauter-ers, walks local rail trails each Thursday, from 12-12:45pm, weather permitting. Look for Sarah, in her trusty NPR ball cap, put on your comfy walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and let’s move.

  • July 7: Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Meet at Binnewater Pater Parking Lot
  • July 14: O & W Rail Trail   Meet at Leggett Road Parking lot
  • July 21: O &W Rail Trail    Meet at Marcott Road Parking lot
  • July 28: Wallkill Valley Rail Trail   Meet at Sojourner Truth Park, New Paltz
Cooks and Books
Friday, July 15, 2pm Activity Room

This month the Cooks and Books book group will be choosing recipes from Alexis DeBoschnek’s new book To the Last Bite. Group members will each choose a different recipe from the book to make and share. We will meet in the library activity room, dishes in hand, for tasting and discussion.

Participation is limited, if you are interested in joining Cooks and Books contact Sarah Robertson at:
or call (845)687-7023 ext. 8
Registration is required.
Mindful Mondays
Monday July 11, 18, 25 at 2pm
In Person or on Zoom

Mindfulness is a skill that is practiced through meditation. It offers numerous benefits to our physical and emotional health, helping to reduce stress, improve concentration, cultivate kindness and experience greater emotional resilience.

Join us on Mondays at 2pm as we develop awareness, cultivate more presence, and strengthen our ability to bring mindfulness into our day-to-day lives.

These weekly drop-in sessions will include a short talk on the topic of the week, guided meditation, and opportunity for discussion. All levels of practitioners are welcome, no previous experience required. Come as often as you like.

There are two options to join:

We’ll use this same Zoom link each week. (Password is: breathe) No registration required for those who join via Zoom. The Zoom link will also be available on the Library Home page.

5 in-person slots will be available each week on a first come, first served basis. Sign up for a slot by registering on the Library’s online calendar.

Mindful Mondays are led by Aimee Trumbore, certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher. (Certification is offered by both the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley.)
The Little Bookshop
Monday - Friday 3-5
Saturday 10-2

Located in the small barn closest to the Library entry way.

  • Gently used books  
  • Occupancy limited to 2 people at a time (it is little)
  • Children's Area  
  • $2 a book – cash or check

Childrens Activities
Preschool Story Time on the Library Lawn with Ligeia Garland 

For children ages 3 years to 5 years
Thursdays: 9:30-10:30
July 14, 21, 28, August 18, 25
On the back lawn at the Library (Excessive rain could cancel the program,check your email for updates)

Thank you to the Marbletown Youth Commission for sponsoring this program

Register on our calendar so we can update you about any program changes--
or call 687-7023, or email Julianna.
Summer Reading Program Story Hours
ages 5 -11 years
We are offering two Story Hour Options

Option 1:
“Take and Make” story time projects

Ocean's of Possibilities is our Summer Reading Program theme.
This year we will dive into ocean themed stories, crafts, and prizes.
Sign up to pick up a craft bag and follow along with a story hour link by Julianna each week

Sign up to pick up a craft bag and follow along with a story hour link by Julianna each week.
Register on our calendar to reserve your kit and receive pick up notifications.
Option 2:
In Person Story Hours

Wednesdays at 2:00-3:00   July 6, 13, 20 & August 3 & 10
2 - 3pm
In Person Story Hour on the library lawn with Julianna
(Excessive rain could cancel the program,check your email for updates)

Ocean's of Possibilities is our Summer Reading Program theme.
This year we will dive into ocean themed stories, crafts, and prizes.

Register on our calendar so we can update you about any program changes.
Under the Sea Tea Party
Friday, July 15th
3:00-4:30 on the library lawn

Splish Splash it’s a Mermaid Bash, Pirates welcome too! Join us for Theater, snacks, and crafts. Costumes are welcome but not necessary.

Register on our calendar so we can plan and update you about any program changes: @
Summer’s Marvelous Mondays
for Tweens and Teens
Ocean Theme Pin Craft

Monday, July 11          
Ages 9 and up    

Create a friendship pin with an ocean design. The design choices include a fish, crab, anchor, and turtle.

Wayfinder Experience

Monday, July 18
Ages 9 and up 

Capture the Flag with the Wayfinder Experience group and their foam swords will have participants engaged in an active game that pushes the boundaries between competitive and cooperative interaction, learning to act out high-intensity physical play safely and responsibly. It is an ocean of fun.
Beach Themed Votive Candle Jar

Monday, August 1     
Ages 9 and up

Create a beach theme candle jar as a gift or for yourself.

Beach Theme Resin Pendant

Monday, August 8      
Ages 9 and up 

Create an ocean theme UV resin pendant. Turn it into a necklace or a key chain.

Dungeons and Dragons game

Monday, August 22, 23, 24, 25    
Ages 14 and up

The Dungeons and Dragons game will be led by dungeon master Josie Quinn. Participation is very limited. Participants must be available all four days.
Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Did you know the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum offers a Public Library Complimentary Guest Pass? This pass is valid for up to 5 people for entry to the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum only. It is not valid for the President’s Home or any of the other Roosevelt sites.

Stone Ridge Library Patron can request a pass at the circulation desk during regular library hours. The Pass must be presented and surrendered to the Roosevelt Presidential Library Staff at the time of your visit.
Wi-Fi in the Yard

Thanks to a grant from the Mid Hudson Library System, our wireless signal in the yard has improved. There isn't any password, but if your device asks you to accept the portal, simply say yes.
The Power and Simplicity of Color
The Power and Simplicity of Color a new art exhibit by Martha J. Klein
July 1-August 31
Artist Reception Saturday, July 9, 1-3

Martha J. Klein has studied drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting for the past 20 years in both New York City and near her home in High Falls, NY. She is attracted to the inspiration and uplifting quality in nature, and often paints en plein aire to attempt to capture the “ah-ha” moment that moves her. Her philosophy is that people are less connected to the outside world than ever before, and suffer as a result. Bringing the power and simplicity of color, form, and scale to her work, the artist hopes to remind people that they are both tiny and immense, and that something bigger than them exists. Her hope is to help alleviate suffering in this way.
"I have been a trauma therapist for over 33 years, and as such have seen firsthand how so many have suffered. I know the beauty and immense scale of the natural world can remind people that we belong to a bigger environment that has also suffered and changed, and yet perseveres. In my paintings, I hope to reconnect people with the experience of this essential energy in order that their spirits may be rejuvenated." For more information go to Martha J Klein.
Book Groups

Tea Time
Book Group

Wednesday, July 13
12:30 on Zoom

The book for July is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. An epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli - like so many of her neighbors - must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

Book Group

Wednesday, July 20
11am in the Activity Room And Zoom

The book for July is A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn.
London, 1888. When archeological photographer John de Morgan mysteriously vanishes with a priceless artifact, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague, Stoker Templeton-Vane, are pulled into a dangerous world of conspiracies and ancient threats. De Morgan, now married to Stoker's former wife, Caroline, was part of the Tiverton expedition, an archeological endeavor which stirred the wrath of a vengeful curse when the crew violated the tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess. Since the discovery of the sarcophagus, they have endured a string of freak accidents, sudden waves of illness, and even deaths. They wonder if it's all been an unfortunate coincidence--or if the expedition is really doomed.
Clio's Muse
A History
Reading Club

Wednesday, July 9
Zoom meeting at 7pm

We are reading Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King. Details the 1814 Congress of Vienna, offering portraits of the participants and discussing the political intrigues, illicit affairs, tangled alliances, and bitter rivalries that marked the occasion that transformed the face of nineteenth-century Europe. Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.

Tuesday, July 19
1-2 pm - in the Community 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
Tuesday, July 26
1-2 pm - a Zoom meeting

¿Hablas español? If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every fourth Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. All levels are welcomed. ¡Hasta entonces!
Francisco Rivera was born and raised in Spanish Harlem in NYC and is a long term resident of Marbletown.

Thursday, July 7,21
1:30 – 3pm on Zoom

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Poetry meets the first and third Thursday of the month via Zoom.

Please contact Rosemary at if you’d like to join the group.

Monday, July 11, 25
Monday, July 18
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 Tuesday
at 10am in the Activity Room

Beginners are welcome to join our Tuesday Mahjong group. Registration is not required, just walk in. We do encourage that people wear masks while entering the Library, but once you are in the Activity Room it is at the groups discretion.

Every Saturday
10am-noon, 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.
Curbside Service

We are continuing curbside service. Call 687-7023 from the parking lot and we will bring your materials to the return benches by the entrance for you to pick up.
New to the Library
New Fiction

The Home Wreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

Dream Town by David Baldacci

Ashton Hall By Lauren Belfer

The Omega Factor by Steve Berry

Tom Clancy - A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Zero Hour by Don Bentley

Book of Night by Holly Black

Horse A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

A Calling For Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Sands of Dune by Brian Herbert

Fly Girl: A Memoir by Ann Hood

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

Give Unto Others by Donna Leon

The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus

Learning to Talk by Hilary Mantel

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

The Investigator by John Sanford

Suspects by Danielle Steel

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

The Angel of Rome and other Stories by Jess Walker

Bruno's Challenge by Martin Walker

The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
New Non-Fiction

Salad Freak by Jess Damuck

His Name is George Floyd by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

Happy- Go-Lucky by David Sedaris
New Audios

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles


New DVDs

Compartment Number 6 - Seidi Hearla, Yurry Borisov

Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore -
Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law

Infinite Storm - Naomi Watts

The Worst Person in the World - Renate Reinsve

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Book Donations
We cannot accept any book donations at this time.
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Address: 3700 Main Street, PO Box 188
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Phone: 845-687-7023