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Now faster and more intuitive, click for a tour of the new OverDrive. We have thousands of titles for eBooks and Audiobooks, plus over 34,000 always available eBooks. more
Click How to set up OverDrive for a helpful PDF.
Magazines are now available online from the Mid-Hudson Library System. You can download any of over 145 different magazines and keep them for as long as you like. There are also a years worth of back issues to choose from. Here's a quick "how to" video. Click How to set up Zinio for a helpful PDF.
Enjoy thousands of award winning independent shorts, features and documentary films whenever and wherever you want them. They may be viewed on your computer or on TV with a Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast or Xbox. You'll be asked to create an account using your Library card number. more
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
The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)
Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.
Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at
AncestryLibrary.com which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. This collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Library.
Portions of Ancestry.com pertaining to New York are free to New York State residents at home. more
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.
The Foundation Center is an organization dedicated to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information about foundations and for those seeking grants. For now, this collection can only be searched by computer on-site at the Kingston Library.
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.
"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
The Town of Rochester has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library in 2017 to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students.
Rochester patrons can renew their memberships in person, they are given out on a first come, first served basis. 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 2017 depending on which month it begins.
January - $52.45
February - $48.08
March - $43.74
April - $39.36
May - $34.99
June - $30.62
July - $26.24
August - $21.87
Sept - $17.49
Oct - $13.12
Nov - $8.74
Dec - $4.37
If you have questions please feel free to email Stone Ridge Library Director Jody Ford.
The selection this month is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Join us in the Biography Room for lively Discussion and light refreshments.
The selection for this meeting is Sun Storm by Åsa Larsson. On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled–and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall....So begins Åsa Larsson's spellbinding thriller, winner of Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award and an international literary sensation.
The selection for this meeting is Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed for London. The place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH—oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name.
The reading selection for February is The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non Fiction and the National Book Award for Non Fiction. The Swerve tells the story of how Poggio Bracciolini, a 15th-century papal emissary and obsessive book hunter, saved the last copy of the Roman poet Lucretius's On the Nature of Things from near-terminal neglect in a German monastery, thus reintroducing important ideas that sparked the modern age.
We are pleased to host two groups of Conversational Spanish every month. On the first Tuesday, from 1:30 – 3:00 Conversational Spanish meets—a continuation of the original group. On fourth Tuesdays, also from 1:30 – 3:00, there is a gathering for those who want to go at a slower pace. Both sessions take place in the Library's Reference Room. Gracias, Heidi!
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 held on the third 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.
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.
The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am - 12noon. All ages and experience levels can jo in 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.
Elizabeth Rickard will be displaying her artwork at the library this winter.
Elizabeth Rickard...... I have always been drawn to the tactile and visual outcome of paint in my earliest recollections of joyfully expressing what I found words to not adequately express for what I had experienced in the natural world. Dancing , playing music and singing while shared when not alone seemed momentary and fleeting but paint was a sensual rendering of feeling and experience more tangible and lasting to be felt and shared by and with others. I began painting seriously in oils while attending nursing school at Bellevue Hospital in 1966 in the studios of Hunter College with a group of other painters. It was a nourishment and balm from the harsh realities of death and illness experienced in Bellevue which was like walking into a definitive textbook world of the " human condition." I was 19 years old capable of enduring the rigors and shock of a world unknown to me only by the preservation of the joy within me by tending to it assiduously in precious moments in the studio.
Throughout the years I have had a number of mentors, most importantly and encouragingly my husband of 40 years Dominique Rickard. My paintings have been exhibited at the Bank Street College Faculty Show, museum of the Hudson Highlands, Lycian at Sugarloaf, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Woodstock Artists Association, Gayle Clark Fedigan Gallery, Design Principles Gallery, Marbletown Historic Preservation Commission Tricentennial Celebration group show and Wired Gallery Art Forays at Mohonk and Founders Day.
NOTE: Childrens Library programs will follow Rondout School weather cancelations. If school is delayed morning story hours are cancelled, if school is closed or after school programs are cancelled the library programs will be cancelled too.
Would you like a friendly reminder when your books, dvds, cds and other library materials are due? The Library Elf system helps patrons keep track of their library materials. The Elf is an Internet-based tool for keeping track of what's due, overdue and ready for pickup. Users can keep track of one or more library account in one place and receive reminders via email or text message before items are due (up to seven days in advance.) Sign up.
We are deeply sorry to report the sad news of the death of long time Assistant Director Sandi Zinaman. Sandi worked at the Library for well over thirty years, spending her time at the circulation desk and also developing our audio, video and DVD collections. She was well known for giving insightful readers advisory to our patrons. Her passing is a huge loss to the staff and the Library community, and we will miss her dearly. Our condolences to her family and to the many friends and community members who will mourn an exceptional woman who left us too soon.
The Stone Ridge Public Library statistics for 2015. more
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 are posted on the same date, just 173 years later. 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
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 140 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 Town of Rochester has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library in 2016 to provide 238 paid family memberships to its Rochester residents. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students. more
Our mailing address is:
Stone Ridge Library
P.O. Box 188
3700 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484