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January 2018
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

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Library Cat Facts!

Did you know...

That we moved the outside book drop back to its original location? It's back outside the front door, facing the firehouse.

That we are currently weeding our Graphic Novel section? If you have any suggestions for new items, email us at amondello@laglib.org.

That you can access Consumer Reports from our website? All you need is your library barcode!

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
Welcome to 2018, dear readers! I hope that everyone had a safe and fun New Years Eve, and rang in the new year with smiles and raised glasses. We have a lot of interesting programs on the calendar, including our new Cookbook Club page on Facebook! We'll be picking a cookbook, discussing recipes, and then next month we'll have a potluck! Everyone is welcome to participate - parents, kids, or otherwise! Click here to go to the Facebook page.
Put this on your calendar!
In April we're having a fundraiser event at Paintbrushes and Party - where you'll be provided the supplies (and snacks) to create a finished, framed piece of artwork. That will take place on April 5th at 7pm - 9:30pm at Paintbrushes and Party in the Apple Valley Shopping Center.

But it doesn't stop there! The art you create will be hung up in the library for the month of April, and on April 9th at 6pm the library will be holding an opening reception for the art show. Participants may pick up their work at the end of April.

The event costs $55 per person, and includes all supplies as well as a complementary beverage.

Click here to sign up.
The last day to register for the event is February 28th.
Click here for The Bookbag
January - April 2018 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
Car & Train Play
Wednesday, January 3rd
& Monday, January 15th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Bring in your cars and trains for roadway play in the Children's Room. For ages 2 & up.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Winter Crafternoon:
Beaded Snowflakes
Wednesday,
January 3rd
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to drop by to make a sparkly beaded snowflake. For ages 2-6.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Homeschool STEM Challenge:
Martian Landing
Wednesday, January 10th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Design and construct a spaceship that can carry two martian marshmallows to a safe landing on Earth. For ages 5-12.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club:
Felt Animal Sewing Project
Friday,
January 12th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn some simple sewing techniques as you make an adorable felt animal. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Celebrate Diversity Hand Mural
Monday, January 15th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use a tracing of your hand, which you'll paint with watercolors, to create a group mural that celebrates diversity. For all ages.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday,
January 15th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Disney's Moana (PG). For children of all ages.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Lego
Challenge Club:
Build a Spaceship
Friday, January 19th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Receive a raffle ticket each time you attend a Lego night and complete the challenge, which you can then enter in the April drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a spaceship. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Headbands
Friday, January 19th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come learn how to crochet a handband. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Playdough Party
Friday,
January 26th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to drop by and and use our playdough to make some fun creations. For ages 2 & up.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Circuit Bonanza
Friday, January 26th
3:30pm - 4:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits and littleBits kits to build STEM projects. For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
3D Pen Art Class
Friday,
January 26th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Have fun trying out our 3D pens by using them to create some unique three-dimensional objects. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Illuminated Initials
Saturday, January 27th
11:00m - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Classes include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Create your own illuminated initial on reflective board and learn how they were created in the Middle Ages. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.

It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain, —
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.

It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil

On stump and stack and stem, —
The summer’s empty room,
Acres of seams where harvests were,
Recordless, but for them.

It ruffles wrists of posts,
As ankles of a queen, —
Then stills its artisans like ghosts,
Denying they have been.

"It sifts from Leaden Sieves"
Emily Dickinson
Adult Programs
Tech Help
Wednesdays,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or eMagazines? Wondering how to access our extensive online magazine and newspaper database, which includes Consumer Reports? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords, PIN, email address, etc. Click below to sign up:

01/03:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

01/10:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

01/17:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

01/24:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

01/31:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here
Loom Weaving
Friday, January 5th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to create a simple cardboard loom and make a cute woven coaster.
Click here to sign up.
Estate Planning
Wednesday, January 10th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Michael A. Martin,
Martin Law
This seminar will cover the essential information you need to develop a well structured estate plan. Learn what to consider when developing your plan and available options to ensure your estate is properly protected.
Click here to sign up.
Meditative Doodling
Thursdays, January 11th
& 25th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Become acquainted with the art form of meditative doodling. Relax and unwind as you enjoy a cup of tea or cocoa and listen to music while you doodle.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Book Club
Tuesday,
January 16th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
This month's selection:
Fever by Mary Beth Keane
On the eve of the twentieth century, Mary Mallon emigrated from Ireland at age fifteen to make her way in New York City. Brave, headstrong, and dreaming of being a cook, she fought to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic-service ladder. Canny and enterprising, she worked her way to the kitchen, and discovered in herself the true talent of a chef. Sought after by New York aristocracy, and with an independence rare for a woman of the time, she seemed to have achieved the life she'd aimed for when she arrived in Castle Garden. Then one determined medical engineer noticed that she left a trail of disease wherever she cooked, and identified her as an asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid Fever. With this seemingly preposterous theory, he made Mallon a hunted woman. 
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Click here to reserve a copy!
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Wednesday, January 17th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association
Community Engagement Manager
Learn about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's and how early detection gives you the chance to plan ahead and make key decisions regarding your treatment.
Click here to sign up.
Handmade Paper Beads
Wednesday,
January 24th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to make unique recycled paper beads and use them to create a necklace or bracelet.
Click here to sign up.
Container Gardening
Friday,
January 26th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Michelle Keeley,
CCEDC Master Gardener Volunteer
Learn how to grow annuals, perennials and bulbs using various pots and containers to create your own small space garden.
Click here to sign up.
Reading Music 101
Wednesday, January 31st
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for an introduction to reading music for beginners. The class will be repeated over four months, but will continue to add new elements as it progresses. Register for each class individually.
Click here to sign up.
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.
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 January 11th & 25th, which are the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

3:00pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

3:15pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

3:30pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

3:45
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

4:00pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

4:15pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here

4:30pm
01/11 click here
01/25 click here
Storytime

Storytime returns! See below for times and sign up links:

Mondays
Wonderful Ones :
10:45am - 11:45am
Activities include songs and stories for kids 12-23 months
Click here to sign up.

2, 3, 4 Paint & Play:
11:45am - 12:30pm
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.

Preschool:
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-6 years.
Click here to sign up.

Tuesdays
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.

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

Preschool:
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-6 years.
Click here to sign up.

STEM Tuesdays:
4:00pm - 4:45pm
The month of January features Math Mania with hands-on active math games and experiences. February's program is Maker Camp and includes hands-on science, engineering and math projects and games. For children in grades K-3.
Click here to sign up.

Wednesdays
Sensory Storytime:
9:45am - 10:30am
This special storytime is designed for children with sensory processing disorders and autistic spectrum disorders. Activities include stories, music, movement, fingerplay, scarves and visual schedule. For children ages 2-5 years. 
Click here to sign up.

Remember - signing up above will register you for all occurrences in January and February.

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

  • 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
Now1/2/2018
2:11 PM
Partly Sunny
22°F
Feels like 9°F
Humidity:50%
Dew point:6°F
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SW, 13 mph
Visibility:10 mi
Pressure:30.28 inHG ( ↓)
Precipitation:0 in
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA : 22°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today1/2/2018
Partly sunny and quite cold
23°F
Feels like 14°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 8 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight1/2/2018
Clear and cold
2°F
Feels like 1°F
Sunset:4:37 PM
Winds:SSW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
23°F
2°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow1/3/2018
Cold with clouds and sun
Sunshine mixing with clouds and cold
26°F
Feels like 29°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night1/3/2018
Overcast, a little snow late
Cloudy with a bit of snow toward dawn with li...
11°F
Feels like 4°F
Sunset:4:38 PM
Winds:NE, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.1 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
26°F
11°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday1/4/2018
Cloudy with a little snow
Cloudy, windy and cold with a little snow, ac...
25°F
Feels like 7°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNW, 15 mph
Precipitation:0.8 in
Thursday Night1/4/2018
Partly cloudy, windy and cold
8°F
Feels like -2°F
Sunset:4:39 PM
Winds:NW, 15 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
25°F
8°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday1/5/2018
Partly sunny and windy
14°F
Feels like -9°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:W, 20 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night1/5/2018
Clear and frigid
-4°F
Feels like -18°F
Sunset:4:40 PM
Winds:W, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
14°F
-4°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday1/6/2018
Sunlit, windy and frigid
Brilliant sunshine, windy and frigid
10°F
Feels like -11°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 14 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night1/6/2018
Clear and bitterly cold
Clear and bitterly cold; extreme cold can be ...
-7°F
Feels like -20°F
Sunset:4:41 PM
Winds:N, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
10°F
-7°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday1/7/2018
Not as cold
Not as cold with increasing cloudiness
20°F
Feels like 15°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night1/7/2018
Mostly cloudy
14°F
Feels like 1°F
Sunset:4:42 PM
Winds:SSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
20°F
14°F
Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday1/8/2018
Snow and ice possible
Mostly cloudy and not as cold with snow, slee...
34°F
Feels like 30°F
Sunrise:7:22 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night1/8/2018
Heavy rain and sleet late
Overcast; a bit of ice in the evening followe...
29°F
Feels like 21°F
Sunset:4:43 PM
Winds:S, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.74 in
Moon:Last Quarter
34°F
29°F
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