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The following databases are provided free to the residents of Ulster County through the gracious support of the Ulster County Legislature. Your Library Card barcode is necessary to access these databases.
The following websites can help. more
Learn a language at your home computer with Mango. Mango languages offers 28 languages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dari, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. Mango also offers 14 ESL courses
A special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles created for hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. more
Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses.
Study guides and sample tests.
BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects for grades K-8. Your user name is: Ulster, and your password is: Hudson.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Health information, business data, newspaper & magazine articles and more. Some are listed below. Have your Library card Barcode ready.
The New York Times from 1980 to current, the NYT Book Review and Magazine from 1977. more
Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers including The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 - 1912) more
From January 1996 to current (delayed 3 months).
Do-It Yourself Auto Repair Information.
There are five new resources that are found through the link to the Grolier databases. They are listed under "Homework Support" in the Ulster County HOMEACCESS databases:
"Access information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from your desktop by logging on to NOVELny—the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library. A wide variety of resources − books, magazines, newspapers, research and reference sources and more are available to New York State residents with NO FEES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." more
It is time to look to the future of the library… The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to host Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk and other local leaders as we discuss the shared vision for our community library. So much progress has been made! As we welcome spring, we also welcome a new phase in the activity of restoring and renewing our library. This Kick-Off event will feature:
• Meet the Senator
• Local musicians
• Learn about the library's history
• Meet library and foundation board members
• Share your ideas and support for the library.
You are invited on March 23, 2014 from 2-4pm. Please call 687-7147 or email email@example.com for more information.
We have been presented with a Matching Grant Challenge by a generous library patron and supporter. In preparation for our Kick-Off event for our next goal, we are celebrating Valentine's Day for a month! The initial gift for $1000 was presented to Stone Ridge Library Director Jody Ford to help start the next phase strong... Will you help by adding your gift? All gifts, in any amount will count. Click here to donate online (matching gifts can be made until March 14th). Then join us on March 23rd from 1-3pm at the Stone Ridge Library for our Kick-Off. Let's get this goal off to a good start!
Biology Professor David Lemmon and Richard Cattabianni of SUNY Ulster will present an illustrated talk about the flora and fauna of the Amazon and Brazil. The program is sure to engage both armchair travelers and anyone who wants to learn more about the Amazon summer course trip that the college has planned for August, or learn more about future trips and destinations.
Our life sized portraits of Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck and her husband Garret Decker Hasbrouck, painted in 1840 by Francesco Anelli, have returned to the library and will be the subject of a talk by Dr. William Rhoads, Professor Emeritus of Art History, SUNY New Paltz.
The portraits were a gift from the Hasbrouck's daughter, Julia Hasbrouck Dwight, along with Julia's diaries. She also gifted the community with the 1798 stone building that houses the Library in memory of her parents.
Julia's portrait underwent conservation treatment at Westlake Conservators in Skaneateles, New York, with the help of a grant from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Garret's portrait is still in need of this important work.
In his talk Dr. Rhoads will discuss the portraits and the artist in the context of 19th century life, as we also compare and contrast the paintings in their pre-and post-conservation treatment state.
Our program will also transport us to New York City in 1840 as Susan Stessin Cohn of Huguenot Street Historical Society reads from Julia's diary entries, sharing her thoughts about the artist and what it was like to sit for her portrait before the couple moved from Greenwich Village to "the Ridge."
Join us as we celebrate the return of Julia and Garret with refreshments and cheer in our newly-restored Reference Room.
Rondout Valley High School's Chapter of the National Honor Society is organizing a spring event, "Hop Into Spring" to benefit the Stone Ridge Library.
Designed for kids, toddlers through age 10, activities will include: an Egg Hunt, Story Telling, Craft Station, Organized Games, Live Animal Exhibit – bunnies and chicks, Sing-A-Long, Planting Booth, Face Painting, a Children's Book Sale, and food for sale. There will be a suggested donation at the gate and all donations will benefit the Library.
After giving a brief overview of South Africa's political history and apartheid, our speaker Ann Davison will focus on Nelson Mandela, offering a biographical sketch highlighting his lifelong dedication and commitment to freedom. Ann will share her own experience of traveling in South Africa, illustrating her talk with slides that include Robin Island, where Mandela spent 17 years in prison, and sites in Johannesburg and Soweto, including the Mandela house.
Join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea, co-hosted with Ulster County Historical Society. This year, the event will be held at The Inn at Stone Ridge. Admission is $15 per person. A traditional tea with all the trimmings will be served, while guests enjoy a talk by Elaine Hayes, Executive Director of Mount Gulian Historic Site, who will discuss and display clothing worn by prominent Hudson Valley families. Registration is available on the Library's website, as well as by calling the Library's Program Office at 687-8726, and through the UC Historical Society at UCHSdirector@gmail.com.
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 will be offered on the third Tuesday of each month.
Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions that provide participants with an opportunity to practice and hone their Spanish language skills in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Cliff, former language teacher at the Rondout Valley School District, leads the conversation. This program is held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Our meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
The selection this month is Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.
Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.
The selection for this meeting is The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake, pen name of Cecil Day-Lewis. Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder - a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect, the author insists that he has been framed.
The selection for the May meeting is Dutch New York: Roots of Hudson Valley Culture by Roger Panetta and Russell Shorto. This lavishly illustrated book, takes stock of the remarkable past created by the settlers of New Netherlands. Although the Dutch controlled the Hudson Valley only until ceding it to the British in 1664, the Dutch established the towns and cities that today define the region - from New Amsterdam upriver to Fort Orange, today's Albany.
A writers' group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process. Cathy Arra, a poet, writer and former teacher of English and Writing in the Rondout Valley School District facilitates the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact Diane DeChillo at the Stone Ridge Library (687-8726) to place your name on the wait list.
If you would enjoy stretching, moving and dancing to all kinds of music come join us at the Marbletown Comunity center on Thursdays. We don't have a teacher, we wear comfortable clothing, go barefoot or not, and bring CDs or cassettes of our choosing. For more information call 687-7186.
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.
Click here for updated closings or delays at the Library. We will also be posting the information on our Facebook page. more
The March issue of the print newsletter has been published. A downloadable copy is available for printing.
Program Room, newly painted. more
The Town of Rochester will once again be contracting with the Stone Ridge Library in 2014 to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students for 2014.
Rochester patrons can renew their memberships in person beginning January 2, 2014 at 10am. They are given out on a first come, first served basis. Due to demand for memberships we will not be able to automatically renew 2013 membership cards.
Please be sure to come in as early in January as you can to have access to a free membership, they go fast! Please bring your Library Card with you.
Non-subsidized family memberships will be available after the 238 free memberships have been given out. Non-subsidized family memberships are available at $52.45. per year. The rate schedule below shows the cost of a family membership for the balance of 2014 depending on which month it begins.
If you have questions please feel free to email Stone Ridge Library Director Jody Ford.
Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck was one of the original residents to live in the building that houses the Stone Ridge Library today. Julia and her husband Garrett had a home in New York City as well as in Stone Ridge. Her diary entries reflect life in both locations. Follow Julia Hasbrouck's diary as she wrote it in 1840. Entries will be posted on the same date, just 173 years later. more
Check out our interactive calendar where you can click for time, location and description of events and register online. You can even download our programs to your own calendar and get notices to reminded you of our events. The button is right under our logo at the top of the page. more
Curious how much the services the library provides you would cost if you had to pay for them directly? To find out, just enter the number of times you or your family use each service. The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right, and the total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet, with a yearly total on top. more
The Stone Ridge Library has a Facebook page. Check it out and become a fan.
Running your own book club? Thinking of starting your own book club? Check out a Book Club in a Bag kit – it comes with 10 copies of a book, discussion questions and tips for leading your club. With over 175 titles to choose from there is something for everyone! Just visit BCB, it's as easy as 1-2-3! Just:
To borrow Library materials, you'll need a Library Card. more
The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2012. more
The Library gardens are designed and maintained by the wonderful Garden Makers of Accord. more
Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484