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December 2017
Library Hours
Monday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 2:00pm

Phone
845-452-3141

Email
lagrangelibrary@laglib.org

Your account is available 24/7 at

Wondering if the Library is closed or on a delayed opening due to inclement weather? Check www.cancellations.com
Just a reminder, we have two closings in December for Christmas and New Years.
We'll be closed:
12/23 - 12/25
& 12/30 - 01/01
Library Cat Facts!

Did you know...

That we moved our kids DVDs recently? They are on the wall next to the door to the Kid's Room!

That you can download software to read eBooks and listen to Audiobooks on your iPad and Kindle? For more information, come into the Library and ask for Anna!

That we changed our library card policy recently? You can now use your license as many times as you like, as long as the address we have in the computer matches the address on your license! Learn more about our policies here!

That the library now accepts Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Apple Pay?

That this is our new newsletter format? We've designed it to be more mobile-friendly! If you scroll down and do not see everything, please click "View Entire Message",
Updates
Please Welcome Our New Director, Mary De Bellis!
The past year has seen some change at the Library, most importantly the hiring of our new Director, Mary De Bellis. Mary comes to us from the Mahopac Public Library in Putnam County where she worked as the Head of the Reference Department for 14 years. Prior to Mahopac Public, she was a librarian in the New York Public and Westchester County Library Systems, working in their Reference, Young Adult, and Children’s departments. Mary possesses a broad range of knowledge, experience, and understanding of the ever-evolving services, programs, and technology required for a public library to connect with its community and remain a vital resource. She believes the LaGrange Association Library is a “hidden gem” and is excited about engaging with its staff and community to promote and expand the rich variety of services available. So, if you haven’t met her yet, stop in and say hello and join us in welcoming her to the LaGrange Association Library family!

Erin Hawks
President, Board of Trustees
Click here for The Bookbag
September - December 2017 Edition
Click here to view the June - December 2016 Annual Report.

Find out all the wonderful things your local Library has done!
Kids & Teen Programs
3D Pen Glass Ornaments
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, December 1st
5:00pm-7:00pm
Make a unique holiday glass ornament decorated using 3D Pens. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to register.
Homeschool Stem:
DNA Detective
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Tuesday, December 5th
11:00am-12:00pm
Solve a crime using science and DNA profiling during this interactive, hands-on program where you'll experiment extracting real DNA. For ages 8 & up.
Click here to register.
Storytime
at the
Mapleview Cafe
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, December 6th
11:30am-12:00pm
LaGrange Library is traveling to Mapleview Cafe for a fun holiday storytime with a sweet ending. Enjoy a free scoop of ice cream compliments of Mapleview Cafe, our community partner located at 141 Overlook Road. For ages 2-5. 
Click here to register.
Holiday Gift
Workshop for Kids
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Thursday, December 7th
1:00pm-3:00pm
Make a handmade gift for family or friends. Sorry parents it’s a secret, so you’ll have to wait outside the Children’s Room! Refreshments served. For ages 5 & up.
Click here to join the waiting list.
Math Circle
with Keshav Ramji,
Math Master
Friday, December 8th
5:00pm-6:00pm
At LaGrange Math Circle you will solve interesting puzzles and math problems and explore new problem solving techniques that will help with both school and even competition math. Intended for upper elementary and middle school students. To sign up, contact Keshav Ramji at lagrangemathcircle@gmail.com.
Winter Scene Diorama Project
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Thursday, December 14th
2:00pm-4:00pm
Children are invited to make a creative winter scene diorama. For ages 5-10.
Click here to register.
Lego Challenge Club: Animal
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, December 15th
4:30pm-6:30pm
Receive a raffle ticket each time you attend a Lego night and complete the challenge, which you can then enter in the drawing for your chance to win a Lego set in December. This month's challenge is to build an animal. Will you succeed? For ages 4 & up. 
Click here to register.
Kawaii Club: Memory Bracelets
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, December 15th
6:30pm-7:30pm
Make a pretty bracelet using memory wire and decorative beads. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to register.
Art Club:
Wayne Thiebaud Inspired Cakes
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Saturday, December 16th
11:00am-12:00pm
The class will include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Draw cakes inspired by Wayne Thiebaud's art using oil pastels on paper. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to register.
Winter Luminaries
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, December 20th
4:30pm-6:00pm
Children are invited to make a winter-themed luminary using a glass jar and tissue paper. For ages 5-10.
Click here to register.
Kid's Holiday Double Feature
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, December 20th
6:00pm-7:00pm
Kids are invited to a holiday movie double-feature featuring Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (NR). For children of all ages.
No need to register, drop on in!
Adult Programs
One-on-One eBook Help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesdays,
December 6th & 20th
1:00pm-4:00pm
Get help downloading books to your mobile device with OverDrive. Bring your device, library card, PIN, e-mail, and Amazon ID and password for Kindle. Register below:

1:00pm
12/6 click here
12/20 click here

2:00pm
12/6 click here
12/20 click here

3:00pm
12/6 click here
12/20 click here
Understanding Social Security Disability Insurance
with Mandi Sheraden,
Taconic Resources
Mobile Benefits Counselor
Wednesday, December 6th
6:00pm-7:00pm
Hear about the eligibility requirements and differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Learn what you need in order to apply, how to avoid an appeal, and how to plan for employment without losing eligibility of your benefits.
Click here to register.
Coloring Club
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Thursday, December 7th
1:00pm-2:30pm
Express your creativity with colored pencils and coloring books made just for adults.
No registration necessary.
Holiday Pom Pom Wreath
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Friday, December 8th
6:00pm-7:30pm
Learn how to make a festive holiday wreath using pom-poms you'll make yourself.  All supplies will be provided. The cost of the class is $5. Register in person with your non-refundable payment.
One-on-One eMagazine Help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, December 13th
1:00pm-4:00pm
Get help downloading magazines to your mobile device with RBdigital. Bring your device, library card, PIN, e-mail, and Amazon ID and password for Kindle.
Register below:

1:00pm click here
1:30pm click here
2:00pm click here
2:30pm click here
3:00pm click here
3:30pm click here
Estate Planning
with Donna Kellerman,
NYLife Insurance Agent
Wednesday, December 13th
6:00pm-7:00pm
This seminar will cover the essential information you need to develop a well structured estate plan. Learn what to consider when developing your plan, get an overview of lifetime gifting strategies and long-term trust planning.
Click here to register.
Coping with Arthritis
with Sydney Leone,
MVP Community Health Educator
Thursday, December 14th
12:30pm-1:30pm
Get helpful tips and information on how to reduce your arthritis pain through simple adaptations while performing your daily activities.
Click here to register.
Holiday Paper Star Garland
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, December 20th
6:00pm-7:30pm
Learn how to make dimensional paper stars and put them together to create a holiday garland.
Click here to join the waiting list.
Bullet Journals 101
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, December 27th
6:00pm-7:00pm
Learn how to create a personalized bullet journal to help you organize, plan, and prioritize.
Click here to register.
Board Game Cafe
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Friday, December 29th
5:00pm-7:00pm
We’re breaking out the board games! Choose from our collection or bring your own for Friday night game night.
No registration necessary.
Afternoon 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.
No registration necessary.
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.
No registration necessary.
"Winter garden,
the moon thinned to a thread,
insects singing."

Winter Garden,
Matsuo Basho
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 December 14th & 28th, which are the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

3:00pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

3:15pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

3:30pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

3:45
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

4:00pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

4:15pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here

4:30pm
12/14 click here
12/28 click here
Storytime

Storytime is taking a break for the rest of the year - check back in January for the Winter sign-ups!


If you have any questions, feel free to email mwickham@laglib.org
Staff Reading Picks
Click on the cover to reserve!
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Wednesdays
9:30am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 9:30am - 2:00pm.
Click here for our donation policy. Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1st, 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.
Museum Passes
Did you know that you can reserve free passes to a number of museums through your local libraries? You can!
The LaGrange Library offers passes to number of wonderful places, and are listed below:

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Boscobel House & Gardens

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

  • Mystic Aquarium

  • Storm King Art Center

Click here to reserve a pass online and for more information about the individual passes

Click here to view our Museum Pass Policy
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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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Now12/4/2017
9:11 AM
Dense Fog
31°F
Feels like 35°F
Humidity:96%
Dew point:30°F
UV Index:
Low (0)
Winds:N, 0 mph
Visibility:0 mi
Pressure:30.45 inHG ( ↑)
Precipitation:0 in
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA : 31°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today12/4/2017
Fog will lift this morning
Fog will dissipate this morning; partly sunny...
47°F
Feels like 50°F
Sunrise:7:07 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight12/4/2017
Cloudy; patchy fog late
36°F
Feels like 36°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SSE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
47°F
36°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow12/5/2017
A little afternoon rain
Patchy morning fog; otherwise, mostly cloudy,...
55°F
Feels like 46°F
Sunrise:7:08 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSE, 13 mph
Precipitation:0.11 in
Tomorrow Night12/5/2017
Mild with rain
44°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0.7 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
55°F
44°F
Wednesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Wednesday12/6/2017
Clouds yielding to sun
46°F
Feels like 42°F
Sunrise:7:09 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 8 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Wednesday Night12/6/2017
Mainly clear and much colder
24°F
Feels like 35°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
46°F
24°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday12/7/2017
Partly sunny
42°F
Feels like 38°F
Sunrise:7:10 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Thursday Night12/7/2017
Clear to partly cloudy
21°F
Feels like 27°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
42°F
21°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday12/8/2017
Cloudy
38°F
Feels like 34°F
Sunrise:7:11 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night12/8/2017
Snow or flurries possible
Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for a b...
19°F
Feels like 27°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SSE, 1 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
38°F
19°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday12/9/2017
Cloudy
40°F
Feels like 34°F
Sunrise:7:12 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
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Snow and sleet in the evening
Occasional snow and sleet in the evening; mos...
20°F
Feels like 24°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 1 mph
Precipitation:0.3 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
40°F
20°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday12/10/2017
Partial sunshine
37°F
Feels like 31°F
Sunrise:7:13 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:W, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night12/10/2017
Partly cloudy
19°F
Feels like 24°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:WSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Last Quarter
37°F
19°F
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