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February 2019
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
This button takes you to our website - scroll down a bit to find our PayPal link in the right hand column.
Library Cat Facts

Did you know...

That we're on social media? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Click the two icons above or search for the LaGrange Association Library to check us out.

That we now take book donations every day? The per day limit is still 25 items, but now you have more days to donate!

That you can now make colored copies with our copier machine? They're 50 cents!

That all of our clubs are drop in? The Scrabble, Knitting, Bridge, and Book clubs will all welcome you!
Valentine's Day Raffle

Treat yourself (or your partner) this Valentine's Day with a basket full of decadent goodies. There's chocolate, wine, and even Strawberries and Cream Baileys! Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. Hurry in - the drawing will take place on the 14th.
New Services
Burbio
Never miss a LaGrange event again!

Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts library, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.

Sign up here.
GCFLearnFree
Are you ready to learn something new in 2019? Meet GCFLearnFree!

Their website has more than 125 tutorials for you to learn from - all for free. Besides having an entire section dedicated to teaching you about computer programs like Word and Excel, they can also teach you how to write a resume, how to network, and even how to ace an interview - skills everyone needs.

You can find a link on our website under e-resources, or click here to get started now.
Kanopy
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available to LaGrange Library card holders.

Access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by clicking here. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema!

For assistance or further information, call the library at 452-3141.
Friends NEW Logo
Every Library Needs Friends!

The LaGrange Library Friends Group is a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for the library and provide financial support via fundraising activities, like book sales, raffles, and various community events.

Join us for the
2019 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
Romance Novel Sale

The Friends of the LaGrange Library are holding a "Love is in the Air" Romance Book Sale!

Just one dollar will score you five paperback Romance novels, and each hardcover Romance novel is just $0.50!
Kids & Teen Programs
Raspberry Pi Workshop
Saturday, February 2nd
12:00pm - 1:30pm
with Walter Manrique,
IBM
In this workshop you'll learn the basics of using Raspberry Pi and build an awesome project. For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Wednesday, February 6th
5:00pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come celebrate Chinese New Year! Join us for stories, crafts, games, and food. You'll make dragon bookmarks and lanterns, and sample some Chinese dumplings. For ages 3-9.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Altered Heart Shape Box
Friday, February 8th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use beads, paint, charms and more to alter a heart shaped box for your keepsakes. For ages 10 & up. 
The cost of the class is $5. 
Register in person with your non-refundable payment 1/2/19- 2/6/19.
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, February 13th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Movie Matinee
Friday, February 15th
2:00pm - 3:45pm
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Small Foot (PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Starship
Friday, February 15th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Each time you attend a Lego night and complete the challenge, you'll receive a raffle ticket to enter in the April drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a starship. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club: Amigurumi Animals
Friday, February 15th
5:00pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet cute amigurumi animals. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Duplo & Lego Play
Monday, February 18th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come play with our Duplo bricks and Lego sets! For ages 3 & up.
Drop on in!
Art Club: Joseph Cornell Shadow Boxes
Saturday, February 23rd
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Conrad Wickham,
Volunteer Artist
Learn about artist Joseph Cornell and create a 3D collage shadow box. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Family Programs
Food for Thought
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, February 27th
& Wednesday, April 24th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Want to try something new? Join Food for Thought, a book club exclusively for cookbook lovers! We'll meet every other month to discuss recipes we've tried and cookbooks we've used relating to that month's theme, and sample recipes that participants bring in to share. Discussions will also take place on our Facebook page and Instagram account, but you're not obligated to participate online. The theme for February is Pies and the theme for April is Cakes! This program is coordinated jointly by Anna Mondello, Adult Programmer and Mary Wickham, Youth Programmer and is open to all ages - children, teens and adults.
Click here to sign up for the February meeting!
Adult Programs
Tech Help
Wednesdays,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for help with your laptop or mobile device. Get assistance with OverDrive or try Libby to download eBooks and audiobooks. Learn how to access digital magazines with RBdigital. Bring your device and all necessary information such as passwords, PINs, email address, etc.
Click below to sign up:

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Paper Rose Wall Art
Friday, February 2nd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to make paper roses and use them to make a beautiful piece of wall art. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Online Card Catalog 101
Wednesday, February 6th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
We've designed a Library Learning Series to give you a better understanding of how a library works and to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. This component of the series focuses on the online card catalog. Get tips and tricks to make searching for items easier and learn how to place holds on items and have them delivered to a convenient library location.
Click here to sign up.
Estate Planning Seminar
Monday, February 11th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Salvatore Di Costanzo,
Attorney with Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP
A common misconception around estate planning is that either it's too early or too late; neither are true. Those with young children should have properly drafted documents in order to protect minor children. An elder law attorney can implement a plan, even at the last minute, to save someone's assets while also achieving Medicaid eligibility in a nursing home. Attorney Salvatore Di Costanzo will be on hand to explain estate planning, wills, trusts, Medicaid, long-term care planning, guardianship, as well as answer any questions.
Click here to sign up.
Chocolate Kiss Paper Hearts
Wednesday, February 13th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Craft an adorable paper heart that holds chocolate kisses for a perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone.
Click here to sign up.
Book Club
Tuesday, February 19th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
with Lauren Ludwig
Book Club President
Come join the book club in reading Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Read the book and then join the discussion! All are welcome.
Find the book here.
Know the 10 Signs
Wednesday, February 20th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Early diagnosis gives people with Alzheimer's the chance to make key decisions about treatment, care, and planning, as well as the power to make choices about their own health and future. Learn more about early detection and the ten warning signs, risk factors, memory loss and normal aging, Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia, and resources available.
Click here to sign up.
Movie Night
Friday, February 22nd
7:00pm - 9:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1952 movie Singin' In The Rain (G), starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.
Click here to sign up.
Genres Explained: Thrillers
Monday, February 25th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
We've designed a Library Learning Series to give you a better understanding of how a library works and to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. One component of the series focuses on why fiction books are grouped together by different categories or genres and in this class we'll be exploring the thriller genre.
Click here to sign up.
Scrabble Club
Thursdays,
1:00pm - 3:00pm
with Ellen Anderle,
Scrabble Master
Join us for our new Scrabble Club! There's no obligation. Drop in when you can. All skill levels welcome.
Drop on in!
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.
Drop on in!
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.
Drop on in!
Storytime
Monday

Wonderful Ones
10:15am - 11am
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 12-23 months.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

2,3,4 Paint & Play
11:15am - 12pm
Get creative with paint and play with our educational toys and games. Wear a smock or old clothes. For children ages 2-4 years.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

Preschool
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

Tuesday

Music & Movement Lapsit
9:45am - 10:30am
Spend quality time bonding with your little one. Activities include songs, instrumental, tummy time, bounces, finger plays, tickles, circle dances, prop explorations and stories. For prewalkers and their parents or caregivers.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

Terrific Twos
10:45am - 11:30pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

Preschool
1pm - 1:45pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

STEM After School Winter 2019:
Stop Action Motion Movie Workshop
4pm - 4:45pm
We'll be working as a group over four weeks to create a stop action motion movie. For children in grades 2-4.
Click here to sign up for all four occurrences.

Wednesday

Sensory Preschool
9:30am - 10:15am
An interactive storytime for your high energy child. All abilities are welcome. Activities include stories, songs, movement, games, and crafts. For children ages 2-4 years.
Click here to sign up for all seven occurrences.

Monday and Tuesday Storytimes begin on 1/7 & 1/8 respectively, and Wednesday Storytime begins on 1/16.
If you have any questions, email Mary Wickham at mwickham@laglib.org
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday during library hours.
Click here for our donation procedure. 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

  • The Frick Collection

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

  • 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.
Library Links
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA : 58°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today2/4/2019
Decreasing clouds
After a cloudy start, sun returns
60°F
Feels like 63°F
Sunrise:7:04 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight2/4/2019
Some clouds; fog late
Some clouds; areas of fog late
36°F
Feels like 28°F
Sunset:5:16 PM
Winds:S, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow2/5/2019
Areas of morning fog
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Sunrise:7:02 AM
UV Index:
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Winds:WSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
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Mainly clear
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Sunset:5:17 PM
Winds:N, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
57°F
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Wednesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Wednesday2/6/2019
Cooler; a little p.m. rain
Turning cloudy, cooler; a little rain late in...
44°F
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Sunrise:7:01 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.01 in
Wednesday Night2/6/2019
Periods of rain
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Feels like 30°F
Sunset:5:19 PM
Winds:SE, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.49 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
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Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday2/7/2019
Cloudy, a little rain
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Sunrise:7:00 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:N, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Thursday Night2/7/2019
Rain
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Feels like 40°F
Sunset:5:20 PM
Winds:SSE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.49 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
47°F
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Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday2/8/2019
A little a.m. rain; clearing
A little a.m. rain; otherwise, clearing; the ...
55°F
Feels like 51°F
Sunrise:6:59 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SW, 8 mph
Precipitation:0.17 in
Friday Night2/8/2019
Partly cloudy
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Sunset:5:21 PM
Winds:WNW, 9 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday2/9/2019
Mostly sunny; much colder
33°F
Feels like 25°F
Sunrise:6:58 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NW, 10 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night2/9/2019
Clear
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Feels like 14°F
Sunset:5:23 PM
Winds:ENE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
33°F
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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday2/10/2019
Partial sunshine
37°F
Feels like 36°F
Sunrise:6:56 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night2/10/2019
Cloudy, a bit of snow
Considerable clouds, a bit of snow
27°F
Feels like 21°F
Sunset:5:24 PM
Winds:SW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.7 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
37°F
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