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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.
JobNow is an innovative online service that provides expert resume help, real-time interview coaching and career advice. There are services to help with every step of a job search.
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
Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at Ancestry, Library edition. This collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Stone Ridge Library.
A collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.
A special collection of more than 250 home improvement-focused titles created for hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. more
Anytime you need help with your homework, no matter what you're studying, you connect to a professional online tutor for as long as you want.
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.
Historical New York Times
1851 - 2008 and Extra Edition New York Times 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
A silent auction of art works with a theme of books and reading which have been donated by local artists and art collectors will be held to benefit the Stone Ridge Library building restoration campaign. Click here to see a few examples of the artwork that has been donated. For more information email Priscilla Derven or call her at: 845-687-7147.
The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce a lecture on William Morris. The featured speaker is Kurt Henry, who will present an evening celebrating the life of this influential man—an international celebrity in his own century, but little-known today.
In the introductory poem of The Earthly Paradise, an early work by William Morris originally published in 1899, Morris' narrator refers to himself as "the idle singer of an empty day." But the physician who attended Morris's death diagnosed him as "simply being William Morris and as having done more work than most ten men." The talk will explore the many accomplishments of this extraordinary man.
William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, Morris founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. During his 62 years (d. 1896) this visionary Victorian was perhaps the most prolific poet of his century, a leading socialist and reformer, the central figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement, a translator, the chief protector of ancient buildings, an interior designer, a manufacturer of sumptuous domestic wares, the printer of some of world's best-made books, and, according to several critics, the father of a genre of literature we call Fantasy, having been a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien.
Kurt Henry, himself a multi-faceted scholar, educator and musician-song writer, reflecting on the program said, "The great theme of his life that I hope to demonstrate, is also one of the great themes of nineteenth century literature: fellowship. Morris believed in a life of Art and dignity for all Mankind." The talk will be supported by colorful slides and printed treasures from Kurt's collection. A reception will follow the talk.
The Stone Ridge Library Fair has been a community-wide celebration for as long as most people can remember. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 8, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm on the Library lawn. Everyone is invited!
While bibliophiles will descend on the Giant Book Tent, with offerings sorted by category and bargain priced, gardeners will jet to the Plant Tent, laden with all manner of growing things, from the familiar flowering annuals to the more exotic—all ready for spring planting. Back by popular demand again this year will be specialty day lilies to enchant your home gardens.
Great food is a Fair tradition! Hot dogs and hamburgers, sausage and peppers will be on the menu along with some vegetarian options. Hot and cold beverages and homemade cookies will be on tap. New this year—an old fashioned treat—ice cream—thanks to Stewart's Shops. And, while most people think of the Library Fair as a "book sale," there are those among us who think of Fair Day as "Strawberry Shortcake Day."
Talented and generous local musicians will entertain the Fair crowd all day, starting with the Kurt Henry Band at 10, followed by Breakaway with Robin Baker at 11, BLOOM at Noon. The popular kids' band Fuzzy Lollipop will be on board at 1, and the Rondout Valley High School Jazz Ensemble, with Randy Loder directing will wrap up the afternoon, starting at 2. Sound will be provided courtesy of RVHS, Kris Pearson.
Fiber artists and the Saturday knitters will be on hand to demonstrate their crafts and to offer hand-made creations for purchase. Eleanor's Emporium of gently used tabletop items will be available, as will a collection of specialty pottery for gift giving.
The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will be on hand with updates on the Library building restoration and the Founders Day folks will also have a table with information about their upcoming event. Stop by and say hello!
We hope that you will join in the fun while supporting the Library's biggest fundraising event of the year in support of the operating budget—used for books, magazines, and general expenses.
Local authors will not be joining us at the Fair, but instead will be the stars of our Holiday Bazaar set for the first Saturday in December. Stay tuned.
Shuttle Bus Service will be available from SUNY Ulster (Lots C & E) and the Marbletown Elementary School.
What a deal!
Grab a bag of books for $ 5 each.
We'd love to have an assortment of home baked cookies on hand to serve at the coffee booth. If you can bake a batch, please deliver them on Friday, June 7 or drop them off on Fair Day, June 8. If you won't be around at that time, we could freeze some for Fair Day. Thanks!!
The Town of Marbletown, the Historical Preservation Commission and the Stone Ridge Library have joined forces to present the first
annual Marbletown Founders' Day Celebration. The event commemorates the 310th anniversary of the Town's original land patent grant on the 25th of June 1703.
The Celebration will include an exclusive historic house tour of six period houses that date from the 17th to the 19th centuries whichwill be conducted on Saturday the 22nd. The Stone Ridge Art Show will be held on the lawn at the Inn at Stone Ridge on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd and will be curated by The Wired Gallery of High Falls. The Stone Ridge Art Show will feature works by 30 local artists under large tent at the Inn at Stone Ridge, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Stone Ridge Library.
Advance tickets are $20 for the house tour and are available at Davenport Farms, Gill Farm Stand, Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits and Victoria Gardens, Rosendale. They will also be on sale at the Library Fair. They will be $25 on the day of the tour, available at the Inn at Stone Ridge.
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 Rockmuller, 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 meeting is the second Thursday of the month.
The Tea Time Book Group is cancelled this month due to the Library Fair.
The selection for this meeting is Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen. When Molly Murphy was growing up on the coast of Ireland she always imagined there was something more in store for her. She couldn't have known how right she was until the day she became a murderer, albeit in self-defense.
For our next meeting we chose an author, Charles Mann, whose book, 1491, we read with great satisfaction previously. In July, we will discuss 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. In this book, Mann explores the profound changes in the world that followed Columbus's voyages to the Americas. The lives we live today were set in motion by the global Oceanic trade that began in the 16th century. The exchanges and encounters, which started in 1492, are called by researchers "The Columbian Exchange." Books will be available at the Library.
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. 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.
It's a pilot program scheduled to run until June 1, and made possible due to the generous donation of the title, Four Corners of the Sky, from author Michael Malone.
Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others...or a gift we give ourselves? more
Help keep a town tradition alive! We need volunteers for our annual Library Fair – taking place this year on June 8th from 10-3, and for our bag sale on Sunday, June 9th from 10-2. Whether you are a long time volunteer or brand new to the community, we hope you will take the time to give us a hand. We need people to take cash, serve food and drinks, straighten and pack books, sell raffle tickets and more! Come be a part of the fun and help the library at the same time. To sign up click here or leave your name on the sheets on the signup board at the library.
As you know, this is an exciting time for the library. Restoration work on the two buildings is underway!
The Stone Ridge Library Foundation would like to email library patrons information about the Building Restoration Campaign. If you would like to be added to the Foundation's list, please click here and send your name and address.
As always, thank you for your interest in the Stone Ridge Library.
Jody Ford, Director
Stone Ridge Library
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
The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2011. 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
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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 150 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
As of February 27, 2013 all the free Family memberships have been used. The free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students will be available throughout the year. more
Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484