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"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
-  Henry Van Dyke

"I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face. "

-  Langston Hughes

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."              
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"


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Annual Report
Click here to view the June 2015-May 2016 Annual Report. 

Find out all the wonderful things your LaGrange Library has done!

Material Donations
Donations are accepted
Wednesdays 9:30-8:00
& Saturdays 9:30-2:00
Click here
for our donation policy.
Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1, 2014 accounts owing $25 or more in un-returned items or fines owed will be referred to a collection agency and will incur a $10 non-refundable fee.
Please call the Library at
845-452-3141
with any questions.

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Kids Museum
Call or visit the Library to reserve your free family pass to the Children's Museum

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FDR Library & Museum pass available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Call the Reference Desk at: 845-485-3445 x3702
to reserve the pass.
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April Fundraiser
at the Crooked Rooster


The Crooked Rooster is donating 10% of their sales on Mondays in April to the LaGrange Library as part of their Charity Monday program. Make sure you tell all your friends and go grab some fresh, local, yummy lunch or dinner from our friends at the Crooked Rooster.

The Crooked Rooster, 399 Manchester Rd
Monday hours: 11am-7pm
845-204-9900


Calling All Artists!

Are you a young artist dying to show off your talent?
An art teacher who wants to display your students' work?
Or perhaps you're an established artist looking for a new way to sell your art?

Contact the LaGrange Library!

We're always looking for art to display on our back wall, and would love to hear from you!

Email amondello@laglib.org
for more information.

Passport Applications now accepted at LaGrange Library
The LaGrange Library's passport acceptance desk is up and running! We can help any newcomer through the process and have forms for any circumstance, whether it is your first passport or your fifth. Make sure to bring two checks - the payments to the library and the Department of State are separate.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted.

Click here for more information.

Do you use Zinio?
 
 
You're in luck!  

With 54 new magazines to  
check out, you'll never run out of things to read! 


If you need a hand, sign up for the One-On-One Zinio Help! We'll gladly show you the ropes. Links below!

Adult Programs
One-on-One E-reader Help
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wed. April 5th & April 19th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Need help downloading audiobooks and e-books from Overdrive? Just downloaded the app? Sign up for this class for some one-on-one instruction. Bring your device and any relevant passwords. Sign up below:

1:00pm - 2:00pm: 4/5 click here | 4/19 click here
2:00pm - 3:00pm: 4/5 click here | 4/19 click here
3:00pm - 4:00pm: 4/5 click here | 4/19 click here

Medicare 101
with Donna Yoanidis, 
Licensed Insurance Agent
Wed. April 5th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Get expert information on Medicare qualifications, available options, past and future changes, Part D prescription drug plans, secondary insurance, IBM/ATT/Verizon benefits and Medicare Advantage.  Walk ins welcome. 
Click here to sign up. 

Coloring Club
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Thurs. April 6th & April 20th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Come express your creativity with markers and colored pencils as you color your stress away in coloring books made specifically for adults. No need to sign up, just drop on by. 

One-on-One Zinio Help
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wed. April 12th
1:00pm - 3:30pm
New to Zinio? Having trouble using it? Sign up for a one-on-one instructional session. Bring your device and all relevant passwords. Sign up below:

1:00pm - 1:30pm click here
1:30pm - 2:00pm click here
2:00pm - 2:30pm click here
2:30pm - 3:00pm click here
3:00pm - 3:30pm click here

Painted Rock Project
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer 
& Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wed. April 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hand painted rocks, with designs ranging from simple to ornate, make great paperweights or decorations.  Come make one of your own!  
For ages 8 & up - kids and adults alike are welcome.
Click here to sign up.

Book Club:
Soldier Girls 
by Helen Thorpe
Tues. April 18th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe. All are welcome to attend.

In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home, and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have illicit affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.
No need to sign up, just drop on in.
Click here to reserve a copy.

Linkedin 101 
with Anna Mondello
Adult Programmer
Wed. April 19th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn the benefits and how to get started with this business and employment-oriented social networking service.
Click here to sign up.

Mortgage Services Information Session
with Glenn Wu, 
Tompkins Mahopac Bank Mortgage Originator
Thurs. April 20th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get expert information on mortgages, refinancing and first time buyer programs from Glenn Wu, Tompkins Mahopac Bank Mortgage Originator.
Click here to sign up.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Tour
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer,
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Sat. April 22nd
12:45pm - 3:00pm
This interactive, educational program teaches children where their food comes from and why it's important. They'll see how a farm operates, care for garden plants, harvest and save seeds, and taste the flavor of farm fresh vegetables as they participate in a cooking demo. For children ages 6-12, but children and adults alike are welcome to register.
The cost for the program is $5. Register in person with your non-refundable payment January 1-April 17. (rain date is April 29)
* Arrive at 51 Vassar Farm Lane by 12:45pm *

Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome Support Group
Mon. April 24th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This group offers parents the opportunity to receive advice, encouragement and support from people who understand these wonderful, but complicated children. No need to register, just drop on by.

Beaded Bracelet Craft
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wed. April 26th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn simple jewelry making techniques as you create a one-of-a-kind beaded bracelet.  All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.

Bridge Club
Mondays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm
Do you play bridge? Have fun as you engage in some friendly competition with fellow players. Drop in when you can. There's no obligation. All skill levels welcome.

Knitting Club Knitting
Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm
Drop by to work on your latest project, share ideas or show off a finished design. All skill levels are welcome.

Teens and Tweens Programs
Raspberry Pi Intermediate Class
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Sat. April 8th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Create more advanced projects using Raspberry Pi. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Wed. April 19th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Into graphic novels?  Join our graphic novel book club!  Just read the chosen selection for the month and join us for pizza and a book discussion.  For April, we'll be reading Drama by Raina Telgemeier. For children in grades 6-8.
Click here to reserve a copy.
Click here to sign up.

Math Circle
with Keshav Ramji
Fri. April 21st
6:00pm - 7:00pm
At LaGrange Math Circle you'll solve interesting and challenging math problems.  We'll explore new problem solving techniques and look at logic puzzles that will help with both school and competition math. Intended for middle school and high school students. To sign up contact Keshav Ramji at lagrangemathcircle@gmail.com.
Canine Book Nook



Reading to dogs can boost reading skills and self-confidence in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Many children are self-conscious and hesitant when reading out loud, but when they read stories to a dog they are less stressed and actually find it enjoyable! Joan O'Neill, a volunteer with Therapy Dogs International along with Lucy, her canine reading partner, are available for 15 minute reading sessions in the Children's Room. Lucy is a good listener! So bring along your favorite book and share a story with a furry friend.

This month Lucy is coming on April 6th and April 20th, which are the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Register below:

3:00pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

3:15pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

3:30pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

3:45pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

4:00pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

4:15pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

4:30pm:
4/6 click here | 4/20 click here

Literacy App of the Month:
Word Sort
by Grammaropolis


Join the denizens of Grammaropolis to learn all about the parts of speech! Meet the different parts of speech as they tell you all about what they do, and then help clean up the sky by identifying flying words and dragging them into their proper places. With three levels of game play and three levels of difficulty, this game will provide hours of educational entertainment.

Cost: $1.99
Ages 4 & up
Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Requires iOS 4.0 or later 
Early Literacy Storytime
Storytime


These links are to register your child for the story time dates starting in April 2017. Registering for one of these programs registers you for all occurrences until May 2017. Registration for the programs beginning in April 2017 starts April 1st.

Music & Movement Lap-sit
(1-15 mos/pre-walkers)
Tuesdays 9:45am-10:30am
Click here to register

Wonderful Ones (12-23 mos)
Monday 10:45am - 11:30am
Click here to register

Terrific Twos (24-35 mos)
Tuesdays 10:45am-11:30am
Click here to register

Sensory Storytime (2-5 years)
Wednesdays 10:00am-10:45am
Click here to register

Preschool (3-6 years)
Mondays 4:30pm-5:15pm and
Tuesdays 1:00pm-1:45pm
Click here to register for Mondays
Click here to register for Tuesdays

Home school Preschool (3-6 years)
Mondays 1:00pm-1:45pm
Click here to register

Maker Camp (5-10 years)
Tuesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm
Click here to register


Questions? Email Mary at: mwickham@laglib.org

Children's Programs
Crochet Class for Kids
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Fri. April 7th
5:30pm - 7:30pm 
This crochet class for kids is open to all skills levels, even those with no prior crochet experience.  Learn basic stitches or get help finishing up a project.  For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Art Club: The Great Wave Recreation
with Susan Gong, 
High School Art Student
Sat. April 8th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Taught by high school art student Susan Gong, classes will include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction.  Recreate The Great Wave off Kanagawa with Sharpies and watercolors.  All supplies will be provided.  For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.

Hudson River Fish STEAM Project
with Penny Risnit Kelly, 
Science Teacher
Mon. April 10th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn about the various fish that inhabit the Hudson River from local teacher Penny Risinit-Kelly, then make a 3D model of a fish to take home.  For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Finger Fables for Young Listeners
with Jonathan Kruk, 
Storyteller
Mon. April 10th
6:00pm - 6:45pm
This engaging performance from storyteller Jonathan Kruk has children turning their fingers, faces and voices into story characters with fables ranging from Aesop to Anansi.  For children in grades pre-k to 3rd.
No need to register, just drop on in. 

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Mon. April 10th - Sat. April 15th
Children are invited to go on a library scavenger hunt! Pick up a list of what you need to find at the Circulation Desk.  Then see how good a detective you are by searching the library for the items on your list. If you achieve 100%, turn in your completed list and you'll win a prize!  For children of all ages.
No need to register, come on in and start the search!

Kaleidescope Craft
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Tues. April 11th
1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Create a homemade kaleidoscope using a cardboard tube and translucent beads.  For ages 4-10.
Click here to sign up.

Play Our Life-Sized Candyland Game
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Tues. April 11th
2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Everyone is a winner when you travel through our life-size Candyland board as one of the pieces and make your way through all the candy worlds until you reach King Candy.  For children of all ages.  
No need to register, just drop on in.

Shaving Cream Egg Art
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wed. April 12th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Create unique artwork with shaving cream.  For children of all ages.
No need to register, just drop on in.

Painted Rocks Project
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wed. April 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hand painted rocks, with designs ranging from simple to ornate, make great paperweights or decorations. Come make one of your own!  For ages 8 & up - children and adults alike are welcome.
Click here to sign up.

Transformer Paper Bunny Craft
with Joyce Tompkins,
Etsy Designer
Thurs. April 13th
11:00am - 12:30pm
Magically transform a sheet of paper into fold-up bunnies.  For ages 5-10.
Click here to sign up.

Decorative Egg Art
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Thurs. April 13th
1:30pm - 2:30pm 
Celebrate spring with decorative eggs!  Embellish plastic eggs using Modge Podge, glitter, beads and jewels.  For ages 4 & up.
No need to register, just drop on in.

Kids Movie Matinee
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Thurs. April 13th
2:00pm - 2:30pm 
Kids are invited to an afternoon showing of Hop (rated PG).  For children of all ages.
No need to register, just drop on in. 

Kawaii Club: Painted Keepsake Boxes
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Fri. April 21st
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Decorate a wooden keepsake box with acrylic paint and decoupage.  For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Builder's Club
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Fri. April 21st
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use you imagination to build unique creations using Legos, blocks and PVC pipes.  For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up. 

Poughkeepsie Farm Project Tour
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer,
& Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Sat. April 22nd
12:45pm - 3:00pm
This interactive, educational program teaches children where their food comes from and why it's important. They'll see how a farm operates, care for garden plants, harvest and save seeds, and taste the flavor of farm fresh vegetables as they participate in a cooking demo. For children ages 6-12, but children and adults alike are welcome to register.
The cost for the program is $5. Register in person with your non-refundable payment January 1-April 17. (rain date is April 29)
* Arrive at 51 Vassar Farm Lane by 12:45pm *

Build a Fairy House
with Kathy Smith, 
CCEDC Master Gardener
Fri. April 28th
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Craft a fairy house using bark twigs, and leaves. For ages 6-10. 
Click here to sign up. 
Sneak Peek
Homemade Sugar Scrub
Fri. May 12th
6:00 pm- 7:30pm


3D Pen Art Class
Sat. May 6th
12:00pm - 1:30pm


Kawaii Club: Miniature Dream Catchers
Fri. May 12th
6:00pm - 7:30pm


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