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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

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(845) 452-3141

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"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."
-Sylvia Plath,
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color."
-
Natalie Babbitt,
Tuck Everlasting


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Click here
for The BookBag
May - August
2017 Edition


Annual Report
Click here to view the June - December 2016 Annual Report. 

Find out all the wonderful things your LaGrange Library has done!

Material Donations
Donations are accepted
Wednesdays 9:30-8:00
& Saturdays 9:30-2:00
Click here 
for our donation policy.
Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1, 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.

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Kids Museum
Call or visit the Library to reserve your free family pass to the Children's Museum

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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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Come View the Eclipse With Us!
There's going to be a solar eclipse on August 21st!

Come down to the library for a viewing party from 1:30pm - 4:30pm.

The fullest eclipse we'll get will be around 2:43pm, which will be about 70% of a full eclipse.

Protective glasses will be provided, but it's first come, first serve!

Remember - since we won't be viewing the full eclipse, you must keep your glasses on the whole time.

For more safety information, click here.
 

Donation Policy
Just a reminder -

Donations are only accepted on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a 25 item limit per day.

Donations MUST be brought into the library and given to the clerks at the circulation desk. If they are left in the hallway, or put into the outside drop box, they will be discarded.

For a closer look at our donation policy, click here.

The Teen Geeks are here! 



Need some tech help? Our Teen Geeks will be here in the library on call to assist you! 


The Teen Geeks will be available: 
Mondays: 5:00pm - 7:45pm 
Saturdays: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Summer Reading


Let's better the world with books!

It's not too late to join the
Children's Summer Reading Program - you have one more month to read all you can.

Come into the library to pick up your reading packet and bingo sheet, and don't forget to come to our Summer Reading Party at Freedom Park on August 4th!


Calling All Artists!

Are you a young artist dying to show off your talent?
An art teacher who wants to display your students' work?
Or perhaps you're an established artist looking for a new way to sell your art?

Contact the LaGrange Library!

We're always looking for art to display on our back wall, and would love to hear from you!

Email amondello@laglib.org
for more information.

Passport Applications now accepted at LaGrange Library
The LaGrange Library's passport acceptance desk is up and running! We can help any newcomer through the process and have forms for any circumstance, whether it is your first passport or your fifth. Make sure to bring two checks - the payments to the library and the Department of State are separate.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted if there is space in the schedule.

Click here for more information.

Do you use Zinio? Big News!
 
 
Zinio is merging with RBDigital!

Around July 10th, you'll be prompted to download the new RBDigital App and delete Zinio. 

But don't worry!

You will keep your same username and password, but the magazines you've checked out will need to be re-downloaded onto your device.
 
If you need a hand, sign up for the One-On-One E-Magazine Help! We'll gladly show you the ropes. Links below!

Adult Programs
One-on-One e-Reader Help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesdays,
August 2nd & 16th

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Get help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your mobile device using OverDrive.  Bring along your device, library card, PIN, e-mail, and Amazon ID and password for Kindle.

1:00pm: 8/2 click here | 8/16 click here
2:00pm: 8/2 click here | 8/16 click here
3:00pm: 8/2 click here | 8/16 click here

Savvy Social Security Planning
with Donna Yoanidis,

Licensed Insurance Agent
Wednesday, August 2nd
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Get help understanding the social security process and tips on how to maximize your benefits. Walk ins welcome.
Click here to sign up.
 
Coloring Club
with Anna Mondello, 

Adult Programmer
Thursdays,
August 3rd & 17th

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Express your creativity with colored pencils and coloring books made just for adults.
No need to sign up, drop on by!

One-on-One e-Magazine Help
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, August 9th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Get help downloading digital magazines to your mobile device using Zinio. Bring along your device, library card, PIN, e-mail, and Amazon ID and password for Kindle.

1:00pm: click here
1:30pm: click here
2:00pm: click here
2:30pm: click here
3:00pm: click here
3:30pm: click here

Microsoft PowerPoint
for Beginners 
with Anna Mondello,

Adult Programmer
Wednesday, August 9th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to design slide show presentations. Slides can include text, graphics, music, and sound effects and can be printed, shown on a computer or projected on a screen. A perfect class for those using PowerPoint for the first time or who need a refresher on the basics.
Click here to sign up.

Craft Night: Painted Mugs
with Anna Mondello,

Adult Programmer
Friday, August 11th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Dress up a plain coffee mug with a unique design created with a watercolor alcohol technique. There must be a minimum of 2 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Click here to sign up.

Sleep from A to Zzzz
with Sydney Leone, 

MVP Health Care Representative
Tuesday, August 15th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn the benefits of sleep in maintaining overall health and strategies to improve your sleep habits.
Click here to sign up.

Craft Night: Origami Flower Ball
with Anna Mondello,

Adult Programmer
Wednesday, August 16th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to make a beautiful decoration using only paper and glue. There must be a minimum of 2 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Click here to sign up.

Game Cafe
with Anna Mondello,

Adult Programmer
Friday, August 25th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
We're breaking out the board games! Choose from our collection or bring your own for Friday night game night.
No need to sign up, just drop on by!

Afternoon Knitting 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, just drop on by!

Bridge
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, just drop on by!

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 August 10th & 31st which are the second and fifth Thursdays of the month.

3:00pm
8/10 click  here | 8/31 click here

3:15pm
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here

3:30pm
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here

3:45pm 
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here

4:00pm
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here

4:15pm
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here

4:30pm
8/10 click here | 8/31 click here 


Early Literacy Storytime

Storytime  

Mondays:
Wonderful Ones 
12-23 months
9:45am - 10:30am 

Preschool
3-6 years 
10:45am - 11:30am 

Tuesdays:
Music and Movement Lapsit
1-15 months
9:45am - 10:30am 
 
Terrific Twos
24-35 months
10:45am - 11:30am 
 
Preschool
3-6 years
1:00pm - 1:45pm

Wednesdays:
Sensory Storytime
2-5 years
10:00am - 10:45am 


All storytimes this month are drop in events! 
If you have any questions, feel free to email mwickham@laglib.org

Children's Programs
Cardboard Blitz
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, August 2nd
4:00pm - 7:00pm
What can you make with cardboard? A pinball machine, doll house or sculpture? Come be creative! For children of all ages.
No need to sign up, just drop on by!

Summer Reading Party
at Freedom Park
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, August 4th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come celebrate with us as we bring this year's Summer Reading to a close. Bring along a picnic supper, then enjoy balloon sculptures from Button Down Balloons, ice cream from Mapleview Café and games galore!
For children of all ages.
This event will be held at Freedom Park.

No need to sign up, just drop on by!

Science Project:
Build a Pizza Box
Solar Oven
at Freedom Park 

with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Thursday, August 10th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
This fun science project will help kids understand the science behind solar energy. Then bake some tasty s'mores to put the finished solar ovens to use. 
For ages 6-10. 
This event will be held at Freedom Park Pavilion.
 
Click here to sign up.

Rubik's Cube Club
with Brian Wu,

Rubik's Cube Master 
Friday, August 11th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Local high school student Brian Wu will teach you how to solve the Rubik's Cube puzzle. If you have any questions, email Brian at bri.t.wu@gmail.com. 
For all ages.
No need to sign up, just drop on by!

Art Club: One Point
Perspective Drawing
with Susan Gong,
High School Art Student
Saturday, August 12th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Taught by high school art student Susan Gong, classes will include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Use mixed media on paper to create a one-point perspective drawing of streets and buildings. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.

Builder's Club
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, August 18th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use you imagination to build unique creations using Legos, blocks and PVC pipes.
For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
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Join us for the
2017/ 2018 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.



Click here  to print a membership form.
 

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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Now8/1/2017
12:58 PM
Sunny
81°F
Feels like 93°F
Humidity:57%
Dew point:65°F
UV Index:
High (7)
Sunburn: 25 minutes
Winds:N, 3 mph
Visibility:10 mi
Pressure:30.04 inHG ( ↓)
Precipitation:0 in
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA : 81°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today8/1/2017
A thunderstorm in spots
Mostly sunny and more humid; a shower or thun...
87°F
Feels like 96°F
Sunrise:5:51 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:NW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Tonight8/1/2017
Mainly clear and humid
Clear to partly cloudy and humid
65°F
Feels like 72°F
Sunset:8:12 PM
Winds:SSW, 0 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
87°F
65°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow8/2/2017
A stray afternoon t-storm
Humid with sunshine and some clouds; a thunde...
86°F
Feels like 96°F
Sunrise:5:52 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:WSW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.07 in
Tomorrow Night8/2/2017
A thunderstorm in spots early
A shower or thunderstorm in spots early in th...
65°F
Feels like 75°F
Sunset:8:10 PM
Winds:S, 1 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
86°F
65°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday8/3/2017
Periods of sun with a t-storm
Times of clouds and sun with a thunderstorm; ...
85°F
Feels like 92°F
Sunrise:5:53 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:SSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.1 in
Thursday Night8/3/2017
Partly cloudy and humid
66°F
Feels like 73°F
Sunset:8:09 PM
Winds:SSE, 1 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
85°F
66°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday8/4/2017
A thunderstorm in spots
Partly sunny and humid with a shower or thund...
85°F
Feels like 92°F
Sunrise:5:54 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:S, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.15 in
Friday Night8/4/2017
A thunderstorm in spots late
Increasing clouds and humid; a thunderstorm i...
66°F
Feels like 73°F
Sunset:8:08 PM
Winds:S, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
85°F
66°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday8/5/2017
An a.m. shower; cloudy spells
A morning shower in places; otherwise, variab...
82°F
Feels like 84°F
Sunrise:5:55 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:NW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.02 in
Saturday Night8/5/2017
Clear
56°F
Feels like 73°F
Sunset:8:07 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Gibbous
82°F
56°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday8/6/2017
Mostly sunny and pleasant
79°F
Feels like 84°F
Sunrise:5:56 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:SW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night8/6/2017
Partly cloudy
59°F
Feels like 66°F
Sunset:8:06 PM
Winds:SSE, 1 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Full
79°F
59°F
Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday8/7/2017
An afternoon shower possible
Clouds and sun with a shower possible in the ...
79°F
Feels like 81°F
Sunrise:5:57 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:SE, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night8/7/2017
Rain, a thunderstorm
Overcast with rain and a thunderstorm, mainly...
63°F
Feels like 66°F
Sunset:8:04 PM
Winds:S, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.6 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
79°F
63°F
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Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today8/1/2017
A thunderstorm in spots
Mostly sunny and more humid; a shower or thun...
87°F
Feels like 96°F
Sunrise:5:51 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:NW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.04 in
Tomorrow8/2/2017
A stray afternoon t-storm
Humid with sunshine and some clouds; a thunde...
86°F
Feels like 96°F
Sunrise:5:52 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:WSW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0.07 in
Thursday8/3/2017
Periods of sun with a t-storm
Times of clouds and sun with a thunderstorm; ...
85°F
Feels like 92°F
Sunrise:5:53 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:SSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0.1 in
Friday8/4/2017
A thunderstorm in spots
Partly sunny and humid with a shower or thund...
85°F
Feels like 92°F
Sunrise:5:54 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:S, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.15 in
Saturday8/5/2017
An a.m. shower; cloudy spells
A morning shower in places; otherwise, variab...
82°F
Feels like 84°F
Sunrise:5:55 AM
UV Index:
Low (2)
Winds:NW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0.02 in
Tonight8/1/2017
Mainly clear and humid
Clear to partly cloudy and humid
65°F
Feels like 72°F