January e-News from the LaGrange Library
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January 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 using your online account, you can keep track of the books you read? On your account, go to Reading History and click "Opt In". From now on, that tab will show everything you've checked out.

That you can narrow your catalog results by library? There is an option to do so on the left of your results!

That we're part of a larger library system? It's called the Mid-Hudson Library System, and together we serve people in the Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, and Putnam counties!
Updates
We will be closed on January 1st, opening again on Wednesday, January 2nd. Have a Happy New Year!
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.
The Friends tote bags are back! At $15 a pop they're a great deal to carry your books and represent your library!
Kids & Teen Programs
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, January 9th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection The Children of Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Winter Crafternoon: Watercolor & Oil Pastel Snowflakes
Wednesday, January 9th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Stop by to craft some unique snowflakes decorated using watercolors and oil pastels. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kawaii Club: Mandala CD Ornaments
Friday, January 11th
5:00pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a beautiful hanging ornament using a recycled CD decorated with a mandala design using 3D fabric paint and Sharpies. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEM:
Drag Race Cups
Wednesday, January 16th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Build and design drag racers using disposable cups with lids, rubber bands, and paper clips. After they're built, challenge your friends to a race! For ages 5-10.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Superhero
Friday, January 18th
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 superhero. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up. 
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club:
Chunky Cowl
Friday, January 18th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet a chunky cowl to keep you warm this winter. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here  to sign up.
Art Club: Pyramids
Saturday, January 19th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Conrad Wickham,
Volunteer Artist
For this fun art project you'll make a 3D pyramid model with artifacts. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Peace Plate Craft
Monday, January 21st
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come join us for an art project as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day! Drop by to craft a peace sign plate using watercolors and tape. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kid's Game Day
Monday, January 21st
12:00pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come play one of our many fun board games such as, Scrabble Junior, Boggle Junior, Clue, Sight Word Pizza, Crocodile Hop, Matching Games, and Simon Says. Win prizes! Bring friends and make new ones! Snacks provided. 
For ages 3-10.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday, January 21st
2:00pm - 3:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Duck Duck Goose (PG). Snacks provided. 
For ages 3 & up.
Drop on in!
Kid's Book to Movie Club
Saturday, January 26th
1:30pm - 4:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and join us as we discuss the book, then watch the movie. Pizza and snacks will be provided! For children in grades 4-7.
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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01/16:
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01/23:
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Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia
Wednesday, January 9th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Alzheimer's is not normal aging - it's a brain disease that can cause complications with memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the stages and risk factors, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as current research and treatment options. Discover how the Alzheimer's Association can help and what resources they can provide.
Click here to sign up.
Helping Families Build a Brighter Future
Monday, January 14th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Maria Khan-Eguizabal,
World Financial Group
Learn how to protect your finances and save for the future as you explore the four cornerstones of finance: growth, safety, tax advantage and protection.  
Click here to sign up.
Book Club
Tuesday, January 15th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing Educated by Tara Westover All are welcome to attend.
Drop on in!
Adult Trivia Night
Wednesday, January 16th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Come test your knowledge at Trivia Night! We'll enjoy pizza as participants compete to win a $10 Starbucks gift card!  Participants need to register as a team of two with both team member names listed on one registration form. (A minimum of two teams must register in order for the program to be held.)
Click here to sign up.
Arm Knitting
Friday, January 18th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to arm knit an infinity scarf! It's quick, easy and you don't even need to know how to knit. The cost of the class is $5. 
Register in person with your non-refundable payment 1/2/19-1/16/19.
Beaded Chain Necklaces
Wednesday, January 23rd
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a pretty necklace using seed beads. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Classic Movie Night
Friday, January 25th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause (PG-13), starring James Dean and Natalie Wood.
Click here to sign up.
Genres Explained: Mystery
Monday, January 28th
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 mystery 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 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

  • 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 : 30°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today1/2/2019
More sunshine than clouds
38°F
Feels like 41°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:ESE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight1/2/2019
A bit of snow late
Rather cloudy, a little snow, accumulating a ...
28°F
Feels like 26°F
Sunset:4:37 PM
Winds:S, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.3 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
38°F
28°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow1/3/2019
Clouds giving way to some sun
44°F
Feels like 39°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night1/3/2019
Clear
25°F
Feels like 33°F
Sunset:4:38 PM
Winds:WSW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
44°F
25°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday1/4/2019
Sunny to partly cloudy
45°F
Feels like 44°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night1/4/2019
A bit of ice late
Some clouds, a bit of sleet and freezing rain...
28°F
Feels like 28°F
Sunset:4:39 PM
Winds:ESE, 1 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
45°F
28°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday1/5/2019
Occasional rain and drizzle
41°F
Feels like 39°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:N, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.38 in
Saturday Night1/5/2019
Partly cloudy
30°F
Feels like 33°F
Sunset:4:40 PM
Winds:WNW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
41°F
30°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday1/6/2019
Partly sunny
45°F
Feels like 40°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 7 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night1/6/2019
Partly cloudy
25°F
Feels like 33°F
Sunset:4:41 PM
Winds:NNW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
45°F
25°F
Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday1/7/2019
Some brightening
Clouds followed by a brightening sky
37°F
Feels like 36°F
Sunrise:7:23 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night1/7/2019
Clouds, late snow
Overcast, late-night snow of varying intensit...
27°F
Feels like 28°F
Sunset:4:42 PM
Winds:NE, 2 mph
Precipitation:2.5 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
37°F
27°F
Tuesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tuesday1/8/2019
Snow or flurries possible
Cloudy, a chance for a bit of snow or flurrie...
38°F
Feels like 36°F
Sunrise:7:22 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:ENE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tuesday Night1/8/2019
Overcast, a little snow late
27°F
Feels like 30°F
Sunset:4:43 PM
Winds:NNE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.2 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
38°F
27°F
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