Call Us At: 845-687-7023
June 2022 Newsletter
“When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -
Children's Day at the Stone Ridge Library
Saturday, June 11
In the Library yard
Rain Date: Sunday, June 12, 10-2

Join us on the library lawn for our Annual Children's Day. We will have donated toys and children's books for sale. Our famous strawberry shortcake will be available to purchase. Children's crafts, activities, and games will be available as well. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy the day and make friends.

Please no dogs.

Parking arrangements will be posted on our
Library sign
The Children's Room is looking for donated toys for our Children's Day Toy Sale.

As you're going through your Spring Cleaning consider donating used toys to the Stone Ridge Library. We accept toys for all ages, games, puzzles, and stuffies in excellent condition. 
(no clothes please)

Toys can be dropped off on the little porch by the back door of the library.

Thank you for your donations!
Let’s Move with the Library!
Thursdays, 12 - 12:45
various local rail trails

The Stone Ridge Library Saunter-ers will continue our weekly sojourns in June and July. Walk with us! We are not in a hurry and spend about an hour walking and talking on local rail trails, Thursdays from 12-12:45(ish), weather permitting. Look for Sarah, who will be wearing her trusty NPR ball cap, wear comfy walking shoes, bug spray and sunscreen and let’s move.

  • June 2, meet at 12pm at Marcott O&W trailhead
  • June 9, meet at 12pm at Rest Plaus O&W trailhead
  • June 16, meet at 12pm at Sojourner Truth, New Paltz WV Trailhead
  • June 23, meet at 12pm at Granite Rd. County Route 27, Accord @Town Park WV Trailhead
  • June 30, meet at 12pm Five Locks Walk in High Falls (Meet at the HF post office)
Cooks and Books
Friday, June 17 a 2pm Activity Room

This month’s theme is Indian Food and we will all be making different dishes to share and sample. We will meet in the library activity room, dishes in hand, for tasting and discussion. There is no assigned cookbook for this meeting and group members can choose their recipe, emailing the group of their recipe choice, to avoid any duplicates.
If you are interested in joining Cooks and Books contact Sarah Robertson at:
or call (845)687-7023 ext. 8
Yoga on the Lawn with Deb Jones
Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Library Lawn and Rondout Municipal Center

Back by popular demand, Yoga on the lawn! We are offering four, hour long yoga classes, for all ages and abilities. Our instructor will again be Deb Jones from the Yoga House, in Kingston.

June 4: Library Lawn 9-10am
June 11: Rondout Municipal Center lawn, or gym if raining (Old Rosendale School) 9-10
June 18: Library Lawn 9-10am
June 25: Library Lawn 9-10am

Yoga has been a passion of Deb’s for many years and the ability to share that passion with others is a dream come true. She encourages her students to find the balance of peacefulness and energy in each class. With the incorporation of yoga philosophy, Deb also embraces the important spiritual lifestyle that yoga practice can unveil.
In her career, Deb has been dedicated to the non-for-profit sector, particularly with people who are challenged with developmental disabilities. This experience has deepened her views on compassion and equality. Deb shares her life with her husband and their four children.

These classes are free, but registration is required for each class separately.
Please bring a yoga mat and any blocks, if you have them, as well a full water bottle. Workout clothing is also required. Classes are weather dependent and will be cancelled if rained out. Please Register
Mindful Mondays
Monday June 6, 13, 20, 27 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. 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.)
Foundation news

We are so grateful for the generous support we received from this amazing community! Thank you for caring about the Library! Your support helped us EXCEED our goal and surpass our total from last year!
Thanks to YOU, our Hudson Valley Gives campaign raised...

over $30,000!

Here are some exciting Library placement updates from the HV Gives Leaderboards:

• 1st place in Ulster County for having the most donors! 188 people gave to our campaign!
• 2nd place in Ulster County for raising the most money overall! Collectively, you gave $30,733!
• 3rd place for the Most Donors Overall (out of 179 organizations across seven Hudson Valley counties!)
• $13,300 inmatching grant money met!
• $500 "Golden Ticket" prize!

We offer our heartfelt thank to each and every one of you for coming together to support the Library.

Your gift truly impacts our entire community - not just today, but for future generations. Your support helps to sustain and grow the library as a center of connection and life-long learning...the heart of our community.

Much gratitude to the SRL Foundation Board and to our generous friends of the Library for contributing to the Matching Grant fund, to Bluebird Wines and Victoria Gardensfor sponsoring us, and to YOU, our dear community, for giving to the Stone Ridge Library Foundation!

If you missed Hudson Valley Gives Day, it's not too late to contribute - donations will be accepted through May 31st!

Thank you for your support!
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.
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

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:
In Person Story Hour on the library lawn with Julianna
Wednesdays at 2:00   July 6, 13, 27 & August 3 & 10

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
“Take and Make” story time projects

Option 2:
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

Register on our calendar to reserve your kit and receive pick up notifications.
Look for more Summer activities and fun for children
at the Stone Ridge Library in our July Newsletter
Battle of the Books
Tweens and teens should consider joining our Battle of the Books teams. Battle of the Books is a program in which teenagers participate in a reading and trivia game competition. The participants read all or several of the selected books. The reading can begin ASAP and continues throughout the summer. During the summer our team will meet and practice studying trivia about the books. Then each library team will participate in a regional battle with other libraries. Check our website for the lists of books. For more information email:
Book Groups

Tea Time
Book Group

Wednesday, June 8
12:30 on Zoom

The book for June is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. This book explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

Book Group

Wednesday, June 15
11am in the Activity Room And Zoom

The book for June is The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard. Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin's elite St. John's College--and Ireland's most prolific serial killer. He stalked and drowned his five young victims in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal, and is currently serving a life sentence in the city's Central Psychiatric Hospital. Alison Smith's world imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the victim of the Canal Killer--and then her boyfriend Will confessed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back. When a young woman's body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess--but there's only one person he's prepared to confess it to.
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, June 21
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, June 28
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, June 2, 16
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, June 6, 20
Monday, June 13, 27
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.
New to the Library
New Fiction

Lioness by Chris Bohjalian

Every Cloak Rolled in Blood by James Lee Burke

Recovery Agent: volume 1 by Janet Evanovich

Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

With a Mind to Kill: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz

Robert B. Parker's Revenge Tour by Mike Lupica

Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat by Kamin Mohammadi

Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera

Overboard by Sara Paretsky

22 Seconds by James Patterson

New Non-Fiction

Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book: a Complete Guide to Prevent, Manage and Live Well with Diabetes by M. Regina Castro, MD

The Vegetable Grower's Handbook: Unearth Your Garden's Full Potential by Huw Richards

His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life by Robert Samuels
New DVDs

The 355 - Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger

The Batman - Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz

Dog - Channing Tatum

Licorice Pizza - Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn

Sundown - Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg

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