LaGrange Library




488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Suite #109
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: (845) 452-3141
Fax: (845) 452-1974


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The BookBag Sept-Dec 2015 issue

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eNews - October 2015 issue

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Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!

Jedi Academy with David Engel

Saturday, October 10, 10:30-11:30am (drop-in)

Learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true master of Intergalactic fun and adventure.  Enjoy comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from our space hero's furry alien sidekick.  All ages are welcome and there's no registration necessary.

Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!

Generously funded by the Friends of LaGrange Library


Starr Time: A Celebration of Ringo Starr's Contributions to the Beatles

Presented by Aaron Krerowicz, Professional Beatles Scholar & Author
Monday, October 12, 6-7:30pm

We're excited to welcome Aaron Krerowicz, author of three books and the only full-time Beatles scholar in the United States when he visits LaGrange Library as part of his cross country tour.  Hear the story behind how and why Ringo Starr replaced the band’s previous percussionist and celebrate his contributions to the group through musical excerpts from interviews with band members.  Books will be available to purchase.  Register online


Sarah's Afternoon Art History Fiction Tea

Wednesday, October 14, 1:30-2:30pm

Read something new and participate in an engaging discussion, led by Library Director Sarah Potwin, as you enjoy a cup of tea and refreshments.  Bring along your mug!  Join us in October as we take a look at the novel The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan.  Register online




The Grapes of Wrath Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30-7:30pm

The Poughkeepsie Read selection is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and as a community partner, the LaGrange Library will be participating in this annual community read by offering a variety of programs relating to the selection.

Come join us for a discussion, led by Adult Program Coordinator Lisa Sassi, about the book and to share your reading experience.  Register online



Senior Coloring Club

Thursday, October 15, 1-2:30pm (drop-in)

Express your creativity with colored pencils and coloring books made just for adults.  Enjoy ambient music and a cup of tea as you unplug.  Bring along your mug!



One-on-One eReader Help

Wednesday, October 21, 1-4pm

Work one-on-one with Adult Program Coordinator Lisa Sassi to get help downloading digital titles to your mobile device using OverDrive.  One hour appointments are available at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.  Bring along your device, library card, PIN & e-mail address.  Register online



The Poughkeepsie Read selection is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and as a community partner, the LaGrange Library will be participating in this annual community read by offering a variety of programs relating to the selection.

As a compliment to the The Grapes of Wrath, we’ll be reading a junior fiction collection of poetry set in the Dust Bowl called Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. Join our online book club discussion through Facebook by clicking on the Laid-Back Book Club graphic. You'll need to have a Facebook account. Participate anytime, as much or as little as you want!




*** Important Information for Town of Union Vale Residents ***

Based upon the Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) Board of Trustees acceptance of the official claims, MHLS and its 66 member libraries will implement a restriction, as authorized in the state approved MHLS Direct Access Plan, on loaning non-print library materials to the residents of the Town of Union Vale.  The restriction is effective August 3, 2015.   For more information, please contact Union Vale Town Hall, 249 Duncan Rd., Lagrangeville, NY 12540 or by phone at (845)724-5600.

Media Release - Union Vale Restrictions

Local Public Funds for Library Services Per Capita - Past 3 Years


Donating Items to the LaGrange Library

Donated items may be dropped off on
Wednesdays 9:30am-8pm & Saturdays 9:30am-2pm
There's a limit of 25 items per family per day.

Items must be in excellent condition.  Please refer to the Friends of LaGrange Library Donation Policy for information on what items qualify.  Your donations are tax deductible and receipts are available at the Circulation Desk upon request.  As a courtesy to our fellow tenants, please do not leave donations in the hallway, as it creates a fire safety and tripping hazard.

This week's
New York Times Fiction Best Sellers

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* PayPal donations will not be recorded as "anonymous" unless the donor instructs the Library otherwise.



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