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April 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 Chicken Facts

Did you know...

If you can't find a book you want in the Mid-Hudson Library System, you can order it through Inter-Library Loan? Fill out a Material Request Form at the Circulation Desk and we'll see if we can get it.

That you can watch the Great Courses Series for free? Create an account on Kanopy to get started! Click here for more information.

That you can check out up to three books per non-fiction topic at a time? Our Junior Non-Fiction section is full of information!

That you can access the New York Times newspaper for free? Click here to access it, and log in with your barcode and library pin. Their back issues go all the way back to 1985!
The Friends of the LaGrange Library invite you to visit the Better Books section on the book sale tables. Better Books are newer publications in pristine condition.

They are sold at bargain prices with paperbacks priced at $.75 to $1.00 and hardcovers at $2.00 to $3.00.

Pick up a Better Book for your own enjoyment or to give to a friend.  
Save the Date!

The Friends of the LaGrange Library will be holding their Quarterly Public Meeting on Wednesday, May 1st at 12pm in the Community Room. We hope to see you there!
Updates
Celebrate National Library Week with us!

How can you participate?

If you have a little one, attend the Storytimes that week - we'll be featuring books about libraries, as well as a mini-book craft.

Fill out a heart with what you love about libraries - we'll post them for all to see!

Contact your representatives about making sure that libraries across the state have the funding they need. You can find information about that here .
National Volunteer Week

April 7th - 13th is also National Volunteer Week! This month we're celebrating the wonderful volunteers that provide selfless hours of hard work. They help keep our library running smoothly!
Turning Outward Report

Last May-September, we hosted a series of Community Conversations to listen to the concerns and aspirations of the community. We compiled all of your input and have recently published a summary of the information gleaned in the Turning Outward Report

This report will assist the Library in the formation of our Long-Range Plan for 2020-2022. Thank you to all who participated!

Click here to read the report. 
Museum Passes

The Mid-Hudson Children's Museum is discontinuing its Library Pass Program, meaning that our passes for them will no longer be available starting on May 1st . Check them out while you still can!
Spring Break
Scavenger Hunt

April 15th - April 20th is our Spring Break Scavenger Hunt.

Find all the items on the list for a chance to win a secret basket of goodies!

For ages 3-12.
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!
Kids & Teen Programs
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, April 10th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection The BFG by Roald Dahl, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club -
Build a Truck
Friday, April 12th
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 truck. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club -
Baby Beanies for Charity
Friday, April 12th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet baby beanies that we'll donate to charity. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club - Easy Cut
Block Prints
Saturday, April 13th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Conrad Wickham,
Volunteer Artist
Make your own custom block print! Create an image using lino cutters and a soft rubber-like material that's very easy to carve. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Music Jamboree
Monday, April 15th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children will have fun exploring music through song, dance, creative movement, and instruments. For ages 2-5.
Click here to sign up.
Aggimals
Monday, April 15th
11:30am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Drop by to make animals using plastic eggs and decorative craft supplies. For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Botanical Eggs
Monday, April 15th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Join us as we make beautiful botanical decoupage plastic eggs with Modge Podge and plant paper cutouts. For ages 8-12.
Click here to sign up.
Car & Train Play
Tuesday, April 16th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Bring in your cars and trains for roadway play in the Children's Room. For ages 2 & up.
Drop on in!
Wobble Egg Ninjas
Tuesday, April 16th
11:30am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Transform a plastic egg into a wobbling ninja that falls down and pops back up again. For ages 3-8.
Click here to sign up.
Paper Owl Boxes
Tuesday, April 16th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Construct a cute reusable owl box using cardstock, paper and decorations. For ages 8-12.
Click here to sign up.
Dragon Eggs
Tuesday, April 16th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a dragon egg using plastic eggs, a hot glue gun, and metallic paint. For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Circuit Bonanza
Wednesday, April 17th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits and littleBits kits to build STEM projects. For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Kusama Pattern Printing
Wednesday, April 17th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
We'll be painting a pattern on a white t-shirt using acrylic paint, then painting the same pattern on poster board to create a work of art with you in your t-shirt against the painting. For ages 8 & up.  
Participants are asked to bring a new white t-shirt for the class.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Movie Matinee
Thursday, April 18th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Early Man (PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
The Sassi Family Presents:
Meet the Chickens!:
A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens
Thursday, April 18th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
LaGrange Library's Head of Circulation Lisa Sassi and her family will be bringing their live chickens for you to meet! Find out what you need to know about raising them; from choosing and maintaining the coop to caring and feeding. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Family Programs
Painted Rocks
Wednesday, April 17th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Hand painted rocks, with designs ranging from simple to ornate, make great paperweights or decorations. Come make one of your own! 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.
Food for Thought
Cookbook Club
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 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 April 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:

04/03:
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04/10:
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04/17:
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04/24:
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Know the 10 Signs:
Early Detection Matters
Monday, April 1st
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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 more about early detection and the ten warning signs, risk factors, memory loss and normal aging, Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia, and resources available.  This program, which was originally scheduled for 2/27/19, has been rescheduled to 4/1/19.
Click here to sign up.
Healthy Living for Your
Brain & Body
Tuesday, April 2nd
3:00pm - 4:00pm
with Joan Carl
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Learn about the four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with health aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement, and get help incorporating these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.  This event, originally scheduled for 3/13/19, has been rescheduled for 4/2/19.
Click here to sign up.
Facebook 101
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
This basic tutorial will teach you how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page. A perfect class for beginners.
Click here to sign up.
Cherry Blossom Painting with Cotton Balls
Friday, April 5th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Create your own piece of art featuring blooming cherry blossoms. Learn simple painting techniques, including the use of cotton balls to create fluffy texture and shading.
Click here to sign up.
Book Club
Tuesday, April 9th
7:30pm - 9pm
The Book Club will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. All are welcome to attend.
Drop on in!
Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, April 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Learn about the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Click here to sign up.
Special Needs Planning
Monday, April 22nd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Salvatore Di Costanzo, Attorney with Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 26% of adults are disabled and 15% of children have one or more developmental disabilities. Attorney Salvatore Di Costanzo has years of experience in assisting families with special needs planning. He'll offer assistance in preserving the assets of disabled individuals through special needs trusts and help you get a clearer understanding of the complicated areas of elder law. 
Click here to sign up.
Classic Movie Night
Friday, April 26th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1941 movie The Maltese Falcon (NR), starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Peter Lorre.
Click here to sign up.
Genres Explained: Fantasy
Monday, April 29th
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 fantasy 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
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? 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 (only through April 30th)

  • 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 : 39°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today4/1/2019
Mostly sunny; breezy, cooler
A flurry around this morning; otherwise, part...
46°F
Feels like 40°F
Sunrise:6:37 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:NW, 11 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight4/1/2019
Clear
25°F
Feels like 30°F
Sunset:7:22 PM
Winds:E, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
46°F
25°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow4/2/2019
Sun giving way to clouds
52°F
Feels like 52°F
Sunrise:6:35 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:S, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night4/2/2019
Rather cloudy
32°F
Feels like 36°F
Sunset:7:23 PM
Winds:ENE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
52°F
32°F
Wednesday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Wednesday4/3/2019
Turning sunny; warmer
Some clouds, then sunshine; pleasant and warm...
63°F
Feels like 62°F
Sunrise:6:34 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:WNW, 8 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Wednesday Night4/3/2019
Clear
35°F
Feels like 40°F
Sunset:7:24 PM
Winds:WSW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
63°F
35°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday4/4/2019
Sun giving way to clouds
Sun followed by increasing clouds
54°F
Feels like 57°F
Sunrise:6:32 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:WNW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Thursday Night4/4/2019
Partly cloudy
35°F
Feels like 42°F
Sunset:7:25 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
54°F
35°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday4/5/2019
Cloudy, spotty showers
48°F
Feels like 43°F
Sunrise:6:30 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSE, 7 mph
Precipitation:0.1 in
Friday Night4/5/2019
Cloudy, rain tapering off
43°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunset:7:26 PM
Winds:NE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.25 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
48°F
43°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday4/6/2019
Times of clouds and sun
61°F
Feels like 62°F
Sunrise:6:29 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNE, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night4/6/2019
Partly cloudy
41°F
Feels like 47°F
Sunset:7:27 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
61°F
41°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday4/7/2019
Some sun, then turning cloudy
64°F
Feels like 69°F
Sunrise:6:27 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:E, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night4/7/2019
Partly cloudy
44°F
Feels like 48°F
Sunset:7:29 PM
Winds:SE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
64°F
44°F
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