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September 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.
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Did you know that your library card provides access to more than just books and DVDs? There are a variety of digital resources available at your fingertips, including:

TumbleBooks: Increase your child's love for reading with these animated, talking picture books.

Kanopy: Watch classic cinema, documentaries, independent films, educational videos and more with this streaming site! Learn more here .

Mango Languages: Learn a new language! Mango has 45 to choose from.

Overdrive: Read e-books and listen to audiobooks for free with this app that you can download onto any device with internet access!

RBdigital: Use RBdigital to access thousands of digital magazines from the comfort of your own home. You can read online or download the app.

Want more information? Check out our e-resources page here .
Library Holiday
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.
Banned Books Week
This year's Banned Books Week is September 22nd - 28th. Come into the library that week for more information about banned books, or click here to visit the American Library Association's website.
Services
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.  
Library Saves 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
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, September 4th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection Wolves of the Beyond by Kathryn Lasky, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Embroidered Pillow
Friday, September 13th
5pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn simple stitching and embroidery techniques as you create a cute pillow. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Racecar
Friday, September 20th
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 race car. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club:
Easy Pouch
Friday, September 20th
5pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use basic stitches to crochet a simple pouch. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Watercolor Still Life
Saturday, September 21st
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn about still life art and paint a still life with watercolors. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEAM:
Fantastic Fossils
Wednesday, September 25th
12pm - 2pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
It's all about fossils! Learn how fossils form and what can be learned from them, then create a fossil lapbook. Explore how fossils are made with a hand-on science experiment where you'll actually make a fossil using Plaster of Paris. For ages 5-11.
Click here to sign up.
Duplo Stamped Dinos
Monday, September 30th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Paint dinosaur cutouts using Duplos as stamps to create a unique pattern. For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Circular Sunset Weavings
Monday, September 30th
11:30am - 1pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a woven sunset wall hanging. Make a circular loom from cardboard and learn basic weaving, then add some felt shapes and paint to complete your sunset design. For ages 7-12.
Click here to sign up.
Kids' Movie Matinee
Monday, September 30th
3:30pm - 5pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, September 17th
7:30pm - 9pm
This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Put yourself on the hold list today by clicking here.
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, 09/04
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

Monday, 09/09
5:00pm click here
6:00pm click here

Wednesday, 09/18
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

Monday, 09/23
5:00pm click here
6:00pm click here
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Wednesday, September 4th
6pm - 7pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Early diagnosis gives people with Alzheimer's the chance to make key decisions about treatment, care, and planning, as well as the power to make choices about their own health and future. Learn about early detection, the ten warning signs, risk factors, memory loss and normal aging, Alzheimer's, and other forms of dementia. Also, discover what resources, programs and services are available for caregivers.
Click here to sign up.
Library Orientation
Tuesday, September 10th
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!
Author Talk with Janet Johnson Schliff
Wednesday, September 11th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Janet Johnson Schliff,
Author
Janet Johnson Schliff will be talking about her book What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence?: My Brain Injury from My Massive Brain Tumor. A special education teacher for 25 years, her abilities began to fade away with no medical explanation. She suffered from OCD behaviors that wreaked havoc on her much-loved teaching career. The discovery of a brain tumor led to surgery, erasing the odd behaviors, only to be replaced by a different set of lifelong challenges due to her injured brain. Hear Janet’s inspirational story on survival and adjusting to life afterward.
Click here to sign up.
SSDI & SSI: Navigating the Application Process
Monday, September 16th
6pm - 7pm
with Mandi Sheraden,
Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor
The SSDI and SSI application process can be complicated and confusing. Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor Mandi Sheraden will help you navigate the process and answer your questions. Get help with preparing to apply, the documentation you need, what to do during the waiting period, and your options if you're denied.
Click here to sign up.
Autumn Leaf Wreath
Wednesday, September 18th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Craft a festive silk leaf autumn wreath for your wall or door that's quick and easy to make! All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Medicare 101
Wednesday, September 25th
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 and explain the differences between Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplemental plans.
Click here to sign up.
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
Friday, September 27th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for a beautiful autumn home decor project! Craft a mason jar candle holder decoupaged with fall colored silk leaves. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Bullet Journals 101
Monday, September 30th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn what a bullet journal is and how you can use it to get organized, increase your productivity, and improve your mental health.
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.
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