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June 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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Wondering if the Library is closed or on a delayed opening due to inclement weather? Check www.cancellations.com
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Library Cat Facts

Did you know...

That we can renew your items over the phone? Give us a call at 845-452-3141.

That you can read books and listen to audiobooks on your smartphone or tablet? Install Overdrive today! For more information, come in and ask for Anna.

That there is a free program to help you keep track of when your books are due? It's called Library Elf - click here for more information.
Updates
We want to hear from you!

Please join us for an informal group discussion to share your aspirations, concerns, and personal views about our community. All are welcome.

Your ideas will help us learn how the Library can be an agent for change as we go forward.

There are three sessions this month - see below for information. You need to register beforehand, so take the links to sign up.

We hope to see you there at one of the upcoming sessions!

Saturday, June 9th
10am - 11:30am
LaGrange Library
488 Freedom Plains Rd.
Poughkeepsie
Sign up here .

Monday, June 18th
10am - 11:30am
LaGrange Library
488 Freedom Plains Rd.
Poughkeepsie
Sign up here .

Tuesday, June 19th
10am - 11:30am
The Crooked Rooster
399 Manchester Rd.
Poughkeepsie
Sign up here .
Meet the Library Board

Did you know that the library board meetings are open to the public? Come share your thoughts this month on Thursday, June 14th at 6pm. They are held at the library after hours, so come and knock on the door.
Click here for The Bookbag
May - August 2018 Edition
Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Find out all the wonderful things your local Library has done!
Kids & Teen Programs
Craft of the Week:
Paper Bag Jellyfish
Wednesday, June 6th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a fun jellyfish using a paper bag and decorative paint. 
For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Kid's Summer Reading Program Begins
Friday, June 8th
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Team up with the Library this summer as we encourage a love of reading through a variety of activities such as summer reading challenges, book bingo, and many programs for all ages! Book bingo cards and reading records can be picked up at the Library. Prizes will be awarded upon completion of your reading record.
Summer Reading Kickoff Magic Show
Friday, June 8th
6pm - 7pm
with JIZ Magic
Kick off this year's summer reading program with a mesmerizing, interactive magic performance from JIZ Magic. 
For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Homeschool Art Project: Paper Bag Owls
Tuesday, June 12th
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a fun owl project using a brown paper bag, Sharpies and pastels. 
For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Craft of the Week:
Egg Carton Flowers
Wednesday, June 13th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft colorful flowers using an egg carton and decorative paint. 
For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Plant
Friday, June 15th
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 August drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a plant. Will you succeed? 
For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Community Service Crochet Baby Blanket Project: Part 1
Friday, June 15th
5pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Join us for our group charity crochet event! We'll be crocheting a baby blanket that will be donated to a local charity upon completion. The program will continue on July 20, which you'll need to register for separately. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Raspberry Pi:
Ultrasonic Sensor Part 2
Saturday,
June 16th
12pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
This class takes measuring distance with the ultrasonic sensor from February's Sonar & Traffic Light Workshop a step further. 
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Craft of the Week:
Confetti Birds
Wednesday,
June 20th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft some cute birds and decorate them with confetti. For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Circuit Bonanza
Friday, June 22nd
2pm - 3pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits and littleBits kits to build STEM projects. For ages 5 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Audubon Birds
Saturday, June 23rd
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Classes include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Learn about ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, John James Audubon, known for his detailed illustrations of American birds. Draw and paint your own Audubon bird using pencil and watercolor. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Reading Rocks, Don't Stop!
Tuesday, June 26th
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Summer is the best time to practice reading! We offer 15-minute sessions of read-aloud time and fun reading games at the Library with a teen coach. Participants completing three sessions will earn a free book. Children may bring their own book or choose one from our collection. For children ages pre-k through grade 3.
Click below to sign up:

2:30pm click here
2:45pm click here
3:00pm click here
3:15pm click here
3:30pm click here
3:45pm click here
Craft of the Week:
Paper Plate Wiggle Snake
Wednesday, June 27th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a wiggly snake from a paper plate. For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
STEAM Camp
Wednesday, June 27th
11:30am - 1pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Do you love science and art? Join us for our weekly STEAM Camp where we'll explore different science topics through a multimedia approach, including circuits, human body, and simple machines. Snacks provided. 
For children in grades 1-3. 
Parents must remain in the Library while their child is attending the program.
Click here to sign up.
Note: This signs your child up for all 6 occurrences.
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:

06/06:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

06/13:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

06/20:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

06/27:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here
A Beginner's Guide to
Music History
Wednesday, June 6th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Did you ever wonder how music originated or why music from the 80's sounds like it does? Learn about the historical periods of music and the various genres that developed, as we take a look back through this fascinating timeline.
Click here to sign up.
Adult's Summer Reading Program Begins
Friday, June 8th
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Find your jam this summer! Pick up a reading record in the Library and complete the genre challenges as best you can. Show us what you've read an you'll get a stamp for every three books - each stamp is an entry in our raffle! Four winning entries will be selected at the end of the reading program.
Book Club
Tuesday, June 12th
7:30pm - 9pm
The Book Club will be discussing Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler. All are welcome to attend.

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.  
Drop on in!
Basic Garden Design
Wednesday,
June 20th
6pm - 7pm
with Philomena Kiernan,
CCEDC Master Gardner Volunteer
It can be overwhelming to design and plan a garden. To help you get started, we'll explain a few basic design principles and offer some expert ideas and tips for planning your garden.
Click here to sign up.
Zen Doodling
Wednesday,
June 27th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Are you feeling stressed out? 
De-stress by engaging in the healing activity of Zen Doodling, which combines the calming effects of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing.
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 need to sign up, 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.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Family Programs
Safety Pin Bracelets
Wednesday,
June 13th
6pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer &
Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a cute bracelet using safety pins, beads and cord. 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. For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Cookbook Club Potluck
Saturday, June 23rd
12:30pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer & Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join our new Cookbook Club on Facebook! Selected cookbook titles will be posted and discussed with participants choosing a recipe that they'd like to make. The Library will then host potlucks with participants bringing their prepared dishes to share with the group. 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.

This month's selection is Sally's Cookie Addiction, by Sally McKenney. If you're interested and would like us to order you a book, sign up below and post on our Facebook Page!
Click here to sign up.
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 June 7th & 21st which are the first and third Thursdays of the month.

3:00pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

3:15pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

3:30pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

3:45
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

4:00pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

4:15pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here

4:30pm
06/07 click here
06/21 click here
Summer Reading
This summer, find out why Libraries Rock! With creative programs for both adults and children, combat the summer slide and find a new jam! Pop into the library to get your own reading record and take a peek at some of our recommended books - you never know what you'll find.
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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