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May 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

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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 you can learn a language for free using Mango Languages? Sign in with your barcode and make a free account - more than 70 languages are at your fingertips! Check it out here .

That you can use our patron computers for free? Sign in with your library card and a pin of your creation or ask staff for a free temporary pass! Printing costs $0.10 a page.

That our Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public? Come learn how your library operates! This month's meeting is on May 2nd at 7:00pm here at the library.
Click here to check out the 2018 Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things we do for the community!
Save the Date!

You are cordially invited to a Friends of LaGrange Library meeting on Wednesday May 8 at 12 noon at the LaGrange Library in the community room. Please come, get acquainted with fellow members, and enjoy pizza, as we share ideas on how best to move forward for the success of the Friends group.

We hope you can join us!
Updates
Closings

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
Automatic Renewals Are Coming!

On May 15th, our auto-renewal system will be turned on for all checkouts at the LaGrange Library. The system will automatically attempt to renew any items you have out 2 days before they are due. If items are eligible for renewal, the system will automatically renew them and add the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, which have been renewed the maximum number of 2 times, or which are not eligible for renewals, will not be renewed.

The auto renewal system helps you by renewing eligible items before they become late, eliminating those pesky 1 or 2 day fines! If the system extends a loan but you don’t need the extra time, you can (of course) still return it by the original due date.

If you receive your library notifications by email, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know of any items that were automatically renewed. If you currently receive your notifications by phone or mail, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk 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!
Spring Fling Raffle

Spring for a chance to win big this month in the LaGrange Library Spring Fling Raffle! Enter to win a wreath with blossoms of scratch off lotto tickets.
The raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and the drawing will take place Tuesday, May 28th. May the odds ever be in your favor!
Kids & Teen Programs
Cosplay: Make a Dragon or Faerie Mask
Friday, May 3rd
5:00pm-7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use foam, paper towel tubes and paint to create a dragon or faerie mask. For ages 8-16.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, May 8th
10:30am-12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-12.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Baked Marble Jewelry
Friday, May 10th
5:00pm-7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make crackled marbles by baking them, then submerging them in ice water. Then use these unique beads to make jewelry. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-16.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club: Build Fairy & Troll Houses
Friday, May 17th
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 August drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a fairy and troll house. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Easy Blanket Part 1
Friday, May 17th
5:00pm-7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to make a super easy blanket using this simple crochet pattern. Then on June 21, in part two of the class, you'll add the finishing touches and complete your blanket. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Eco-Habitat Art
Saturday, May 18th
11:00am-12:00pm
with Conrad Wickham,
Volunteer Artist
Explore ecosystems as you paint the habitat and natural surroundings inside an animal shape. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEM: Potato Batteries
Wednesday, May 22nd
1:00pm-2:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Explore the science behind a potato battery as you build one of your own! For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Car & Train Play
Friday, May 24th
2:00pm-3:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Bring in your cars and trains for roadway play in the Children's Room. For all ages.
Drop on in!
Circuit Bonanza
Friday, May 24th
3:30pm-4:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits, littleBits, and Code-a-Pillar kits to build STEM projects. For ages 3-10.
Click here to sign up.
Adult Programs
Styrofoam Prints
Wednesday, May 8th
6:00pm-7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Get an introduction to printmaking and etching as you learn how to make your own art prints using styrofoam.
Click here to sign up.
Helping Families Build a Brighter Future
Monday, May 13th
6:00pm-7:30pm
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.
Death Cafe
Wednesday, May 15th
6:00pm-7:30pm
with Reverend Heather Finck
Join Reverend Heather Finck, a Presbyterian pastor for 22 years who has been serving in the LaGrange area for over 14 years, as she hosts the Death Cafe. Come join us for coffee, tea, cake and open conversations about death and dying. There is no agenda - only a safe space to share from the heart.
Click here to sign up.
Lunchtime Trivia
Saturday, May 18th
12:00pm-1:30pm
with Anna Mondello
Adult Programmer
Come test your knowledge at Lunchtime Trivia! Participants will enjoy pizza as they 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.
The History of Libraries
Wednesday, May 22nd
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. Have you every wondered how libraries came to be or why we use the Dewey Decimal System? Discover the fascinating history of the library and the story behind the Great Library of Alexandria founded in 300BC.
Click here to sign up.
Tissue Paper Printing
Friday, May 24th
6:00pm-7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to create beautiful artwork that looks like a watercolor painting with a simple technique that uses tissue paper and water.
Click here to sign up.
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia
Wednesday, May 29th
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.
Tech Help
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or magazines? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Get help with OverDrive or try Libby to download eBooks and audiobooks or learn how to checkout digital magazines with RBdigital. Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords and pin numbers.

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Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, May 21st
7:30pm-9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. All are welcome to attend.
Drop on in!
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
Storytime is back! Signups start March 1st, and the programs begin on April 1st. Check out the list of programs below - we have some new ones!
Monday

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

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

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

STEM After School Spring 2019: MakerSpace
4pm - 4:45pm
Children will experience hands-on learning as they work on projects including kites, birdhouses and ecosystems in a jar. For children in grades K-3.
Click here to sign up for all six 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 six occurrences.
 
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?
The LaGrange Library offers passes to these wonderful places:

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Boscobel House & Gardens

  • The Frick Collection

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space 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
The FDR Library & Museum pass is 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 : 56°F
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Today5/2/2019
An a.m. t-storm in the area
A morning shower or thunderstorm around; othe...
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Sunrise:5:50 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.1 in
Tonight5/2/2019
Considerable cloudiness
50°F
Feels like 54°F
Sunset:7:56 PM
Winds:SE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
63°F
50°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow5/3/2019
Cloudy, a little rain
61°F
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Sunrise:5:49 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.16 in
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Cloudy, a couple of showers
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Sunset:7:57 PM
Winds:SE, 1 mph
Precipitation:0.3 in
Moon:New
61°F
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Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday5/4/2019
A shower early in the morning
A shower in the area early in the morning; cl...
68°F
Feels like 69°F
Sunrise:5:48 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:N, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.02 in
Saturday Night5/4/2019
Increasing clouds, late rain
Increasing clouds, periods of rain late
50°F
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Sunset:7:58 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.3 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
68°F
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Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday5/5/2019
Periods of rain; cooler
58°F
Feels like 56°F
Sunrise:5:46 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:ENE, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.56 in
Sunday Night5/5/2019
Partly cloudy
42°F
Feels like 50°F
Sunset:7:59 PM
Winds:N, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
58°F
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Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday5/6/2019
Clouds breaking; warmer
Clouds giving way to some sun; warmer
70°F
Feels like 75°F
Sunrise:5:45 AM
UV Index:
Moderate (3)
Sunburn: 45 minutes
Winds:SW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night5/6/2019
Mainly clear
46°F
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Sunset:8:00 PM
Winds:WSW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
70°F
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Tuesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tuesday5/7/2019
Times of sun and clouds
73°F
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Sunrise:5:44 AM
UV Index:
Moderate (3)
Sunburn: 45 minutes
Winds:SSW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
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Mostly cloudy, a shower late
Mostly cloudy, a shower in spots late
53°F
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Sunset:8:01 PM
Winds:WSW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.01 in
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Wednesday5/8/2019
A couple of showers possible
Partly sunny, a couple of showers possible
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Sunrise:5:43 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:N, 6 mph
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Mostly cloudy
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Sunset:8:02 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
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