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November 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.
“Smile” to Support Your Library!
If you order through AmazonSmile and select LaGrange Association Library as your charitable organization, the Library will receive 0.5% of your total purchase amount from the Amazon Foundation. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service, so please consider shopping at smile.amazon.com and choosing the Library. It’s a small, simple gesture, but means so much! Many thanks for all of your continued support.
Click here to check out the 2018 Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things we do for the community!
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.
Tote Bag
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
November BLOWOUT SALE

Don't miss our November BLOWOUT SALE featuring our lowest prices of the year. All books, DVDs, and CDs on our tables will be priced at 3/$1.00. New inventory will be added weekly so stop in regularly for the greatest selection. Help us spread the word to all of your family and friends! This is the perfect time of year to stock up on great books, movies, and music.
Holiday Closings
The Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27th and will be closed all day Thursday the 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Food for Fines
Help your community and lessen your fines at the same time! We're partnering with Dutchess Outreach to do a food drive for the whole month of November. Each item that you donate will remove $0.50 off of your total fines if and only if you have fines. Only non-expired non-perishables will be accepted.
Services
Lifelong Learning with Universal Class

The Mid-Hudson Library System has a new service - Universal Class! Bringing lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, this service has something for everyone. The classes are created so you can learn at your own pace. You can take five classes at a time, and have six months to complete them. In addition, these classes will also earn you Continuing Education credits. All you need is a library card to start learning.

Expand your horizons with Universal Class today!

Click here to get started.
Text Messaging is Here!
Do you want to get your library notifications by text? Opt in today!
To get started:
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org
  • Select My Account from the top left
  • Choose Edit account
  • Enter your mobile number 
  • Check the box to Opt in
  • Click SUBMIT to save the change
  • A text will arrive soon asking you to “reply YES” to confirm that you wish to receive texts from the library

Please note:
  • The text is automated—sorry, you won’t reach us with a reply
  • The text notice is in addition to the regular notification, so we still send the email or phone message
  • You will get message for each
  • Item to pick up
  • Item soon due or renewed
  • Item overdue

Learn about Terms & Conditions:
  • midhudsonlibraries.org/sms_terms.html
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org to opt out at any time.  You can also reply STOP from device.
U.S. Flag Repository
Bring your United States flags that are no longer fit for display to our flag repository box, conveniently located just inside the front door, courtesy of patron Gabriel Borbon's Eagle Scout project. The flags will then be collected and respectfully retired by a member of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Fishkill.
Rokus to Check Out
Borrow one of our new Roku devices to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and Pandora for free!
The Library Delivers!
If permanent or temporary illness or infirmity prevents you from coming to the Library, we offer a variety of materials for homebound delivery including books, large print books, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs.

Once we've received your completed application we'll contact you to arrange the date and time of your first delivery. To access an application, visit our website at www.laglib.org and click on "Information and Services" or call the Library at 452-3141 and we'll gladly mail you one. Applicants must be residents of the Town of LaGrange.
Auto Renewals
Your checked out items eligible for renewal will automatically be renewed 2 days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of 2 times, or 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 loan is extended 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 and those that were not. If you currently receive your notifications by phone, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk at 452-3141.  
Libraries Save You Money
Next time you check out an item, take a closer look at your date due receipt – it shows how much money you saved by borrowing, instead of purchasing, your items. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Try it yourself by using the Library Value Calculator, an initiative of the American Library Association, located on the bottom right of our webpage at www.laglib.org.  
Kids & Teen Programs
Calling All Crafters Day!
Tuesday, November 5th
10am - 2pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
We're pulling out all of our craft supplies! Kids are invited to drop-by for a fun-filled day of art and craft activities. For ages 2-12.
Drop on in!
Escape the Room: Solve the Mystery at the Stargazer's Manor
Tuesday, November 5th
3pm - 4pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Will you be able to solve the mystery at the Stargazer's Manor before time runs out? Come play this fun, interactive mystery game by solving puzzles and riddles, unlocking hidden clues, and developing strategies. For ages 10-13.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Sculpey Animal Charms
Friday, November 8th
5pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make cute animal charms using Sculpey clay. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Turkey Crafternoon: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Monday, November 11th
11am - 1pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a turkey centerpiece that can be filled with treats that's perfect for your Thanksgiving table. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday, November 11th
2pm - 3:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Wonder Park (PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, November 13th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Turkey
Friday, November 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 December drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a turkey. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up. 
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Squeeze and Sniff Pumpkin Pie Amigurumi
Friday, November 15th
5pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Crochet a sachet filled pumpkin pie complete with a swirl of whipped cream! All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Sonia Delaunay's Geometric Art
Saturday, November 16th
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Explore the art of Sonia Delaunay which features bold colors and geometric shapes. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEAM: Origami Bonanza
Wednesday, November 20th
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come learn to make origami! For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, November 19th
7:30pm - 9pm
This month's selection is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Click here to reserve a copy.
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!
Adult Programs
T ech Help
Alternating Mondays & Wednesdays:
Mondays, 5pm - 7pm
Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
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.

Wednesday, 11/06
1:00pm | Click here
2:00pm | Click here
3:00pm | Click here

Monday, 11/11
5:00pm | Click here
6:00pm | Click here

Wednesday, 11/20
1:00pm | Click here
2:00pm | Click here
3:00pm | Click here

Monday, 11/25
5:00pm | Click here
6:00pm | Click here
Alzheimer's For Caregivers: Early Stage
Mondays, November 4th, 11th, & 18th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Eileen Hendrickson, Care Consultant & Director of Early Stage Services Alzheimer's Association
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Alzheimer's for Caregivers is a series of educational programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the various stages of the disease. Topics covered include developing a care team, legal and financial planning, coping strategies, care and treatment options, communicating and connecting, and maximizing independence. This three-part program will be held over the course of 3 days 11/4, 11/11 & 11/18.
Click here to sign up for all three occurrences.
AARP Safe Driver Course
Tuesday, November 5th
& Thursday, November 7th
1pm - 4pm
with Rosarie Mastropaolo,
AARP Safe Driver Instructor
Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-AARP members. Make checks payable to AARP.  Register in person with your non-refundable payment beginning September 3. You must register prior to the class. No waiting list. Participants must attend both dates (November 5 & 7) in order to complete the course. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early and bring with them their NYS Driver's License, AARP membership card (if applicable), and a pen. There must be a minimum of 5 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Big Read Book Discussion
Wednesday, November 6th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Drop by when we discuss this year's Big Read selection Burning Bright by Ron Rash. Come meet new people, share your reading experience and exchange ideas! The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
Click here to sign up.
Library Orientation
Tuesday, November 19th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Stop in to take a tour and get introduced to what LaGrange Library has to offer! Learn how to navigate our abundance of resources including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, all of which can be accessed for free with your library card.
Drop on in!
Medicare 101
Wednesday, November 20th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Gerriann Brenner, Medicare Specialist
Learn the A's, B's, C's and D's of Medicare. Medicare Specialist Gerriann Brenner will be on hand to answer questions and give you an overview of Medicare. She'll also review plan options in detail and explain the differences between Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplemental plans
Click here to sign up.
CD Suncatchers
Friday, November 22nd
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Transform an old CD into a colorful suncatcher.
Click here to sign up.
Storytime
Storytime is back! Fall Storytime will begin on Monday, September 16th and end on Wednesday, November 13th.

Monday

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

Paint & Play: 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: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

Tuesday

Music & Movement Lapsit: 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: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

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

STEAM After School - Art from Around the World: Create art projects inspired by different countries and regions using a wide variety of materials. For children in grades K-4.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

Wednesday

Sensory Preschool: 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 eight 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 : 42°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today11/4/2019
Sunny to partly cloudy
53°F
Feels like 55°F
Sunrise:6:32 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight11/4/2019
Cloudy
41°F
Feels like 34°F
Sunset:4:45 PM
Winds:S, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:First Quarter
53°F
41°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow11/5/2019
Times of clouds and sun
57°F
Feels like 56°F
Sunrise:6:33 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night11/5/2019
Clear
33°F
Feels like 46°F
Sunset:4:44 PM
Winds:WSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
57°F
33°F
Wednesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Wednesday11/6/2019
Mostly sunny
50°F
Feels like 52°F
Sunrise:6:34 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Wednesday Night11/6/2019
Partly cloudy
34°F
Feels like 35°F
Sunset:4:43 PM
Winds:SSW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
50°F
34°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday11/7/2019
Partly sunny
52°F
Feels like 52°F
Sunrise:6:36 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:W, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Thursday Night11/7/2019
Snow at times, 1-3in
Snow at times, accumulating 1-3 inches
24°F
Feels like 38°F
Sunset:4:42 PM
Winds:N, 4 mph
Precipitation:1.5 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
52°F
24°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday11/8/2019
Partly sunny and colder
38°F
Feels like 31°F
Sunrise:6:37 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNW, 8 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night11/8/2019
Clear and cold
Clear and cold; wearing gloves, hat and scarf...
21°F
Feels like 23°F
Sunset:4:41 PM
Winds:WNW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
38°F
21°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday11/9/2019
Times of clouds and sun
Intervals of clouds and sun with a chance for...
38°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunrise:6:38 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night11/9/2019
Mainly clear and cold
21°F
Feels like 21°F
Sunset:4:40 PM
Winds:SW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
38°F
21°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday11/10/2019
Sunshine and patchy clouds
43°F
Feels like 40°F
Sunrise:6:39 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:S, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night11/10/2019
Partly cloudy
30°F
Feels like 26°F
Sunset:4:39 PM
Winds:SW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
43°F
30°F
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