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December 2018
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 Facts

Did you know...

That you can see how much you save by using the library? Look at the bottom of your receipt - it will show you how much you saved that day!

That you can see if we're closed on cancellations.com? Click here to visit the website, or click the link on our front page!

That you can make color copies at the library on our new photocopy machine? See the front desk staff for assistance!
Updates
Here are our holiday closings:

Monday, December 24th

Tuesday, December 25th

Monday, December 31st

Tuesday, January 1st

Happy Holidays!

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Find out all the wonderful things your local Library has done!
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
2018 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
The Friends tote bags are back! At $15 a pop they're a great deal to carry your books and represent your library!
Kids & Teen Programs
Homeschool Arts:
T-Shirt Print Workshop
Tuesday, December 4th
10:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Decorate a t-shirt with a custom block print! Participants will carve an image in linoleum and use ink to create a print on a t-shirt. Be sure to bring a new white t-shirt for the class. For ages 8-16.
Click here to sign up.
Fun Holiday Food for Kids
Thursday, December 6th
12:30pm - 3:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come make some tasty holiday treats! Follow along as we make peppermint cocoa bites, pumpkin pie bites and a layers of happiness sandwich. For ages 7-11. 
The cost of the class is $10. Register in person with your non-refundable payment 9/1/18-12/4/18.
3D Pen Ornaments and Painted Glass Balls
Friday, December 7th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use 3D pens to create a unique holiday ornament. Make a dimensional holiday shape or decorate a glass ball. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Holiday Gift-Making Workshop for Kids
Wednesday, December 12th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to make a handmade gift for family or friends. Choose from ornaments, luminaries, frames, bookmarks or beaded jewelry, along with cards. For ages 5-11.
Click here to sign up.
Crafternoon:
Snowman Project
Friday, December 14th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to drop by to make a cute snowman. All supplies will be provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kawaii Club:
Felt Deer Ornament
Friday, December 14th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a cute stuffed deer ornament using felt shapes and some simple sewing. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Winter Village House Workshop
Wednesday, December 19th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Decorate a winter village house with glitter, trims and mixed media. For ages 5-12.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Woodland Animal
Friday, December 21st
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 woodland animal. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club:
Winter Beanie
Friday, December 21st
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet a cozy hat to keep you warm this winter. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Family Programs
Food for Thought
Cookbook Club
Saturday, December 15th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
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 December is cookies. 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.
Sign up here for the December meeting!
Adult Programs
Tech Help
Wednesdays,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or eMagazines? Wondering how to access our extensive online magazine and newspaper database, which includes Consumer Reports? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords, PIN, email address, etc. Click below to sign up:

12/05:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

12/12:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

12/19:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

12/26:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here
Dementia Conversations
Wednesday, December 5th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association
Community Engagement Manager
Those with dementia often go through many behavioral changes. Get help developing communication strategies to connect with your loved one through the various stages of the disease.
Click here to sign up.
Tax-Free Retirement Planning
Friday, December 7th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
with Daffodil Reid-Alexander
Licensed Insurance Agent and Financial Advisor with
Bankers Life
Learn how to protect your assets and achieve your financial retirement goals. Topics include tax-free retirement income streams, pension maximization, asset protection, IRA Rescue, taxes and income. 
This program was originally scheduled for 11/5/18.
Click here to sign up.
Classic Movie Night:
Miracle on 34th Street
Friday, December 7th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street, starring Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, and John Payne.
Click here to sign up.
Bullet Journals 101
Monday, December 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to create a personalized bullet journal to help you organize, plan and prioritize.
Click here to sign up.
Paper Poinsettias
Wednesday, December 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to make quick and easy paper poinsettia flowers that can be used to decorate your home or holiday gifts. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to join the waiting list.
Social Security Planning
Friday, December 14th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
with Daffodil Reid-Alexander
Licensed Insurance Agent and Financial Advisor with
Bankers Life
Get help understanding the social security process and learn how to maximize your benefits whether you're planning to retire or continue working. Topics include: eligibility, the enrollment process, benefits, and Medicare premiums.  This program was originally scheduled for 11/12/18.
Click here to sign up.
Needle Felted Owls
Wednesday, December 19th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to needle felt by using a felting tool to turn wool into felt as you create a cute owl. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to join the waiting list.
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!
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 December 6th & 20th

12/06:
3:00pm click here
3:15pm click here
3:30pm click here
3:45pm click here
4:00pm click here
4:15pm click here
4:30pm click here

12/20:
3:00pm click here
3:15pm is full
3:30pm click here
3:45pm click here
4:00pm click here
4:15pm click here
4:30pm click here
Storytime
Storytime has gone on vacation! Come back next year to see the dates for Storytime 2019!
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Wednesdays
9:30am - 8:00pm and Saturdays 9:30am - 2:00pm.
Click here for our donation policy. 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

  • 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 : 38°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today12/4/2018
Times of clouds and sun
39°F
Feels like 32°F
Sunrise:7:07 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNW, 9 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tonight12/4/2018
Clear
20°F
Feels like 26°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:NNE, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
39°F
20°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow12/5/2018
Sun, some clouds
Sunshine mixing with some clouds
35°F
Feels like 41°F
Sunrise:7:08 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NNW, 1 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night12/5/2018
Partly cloudy
22°F
Feels like 27°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 1 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
35°F
22°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday12/6/2018
Sun and clouds
39°F
Feels like 32°F
Sunrise:7:09 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SW, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Thursday Night12/6/2018
Clearing
25°F
Feels like 26°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:SW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
39°F
25°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday12/7/2018
Mostly sunny
35°F
Feels like 28°F
Sunrise:7:10 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 7 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night12/7/2018
Clear to partly cloudy
19°F
Feels like 24°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:NNW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:New
35°F
19°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday12/8/2018
Mostly sunny; cold
33°F
Feels like 32°F
Sunrise:7:11 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night12/8/2018
Mainly clear
21°F
Feels like 25°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:WNW, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
33°F
21°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday12/9/2018
Sunshine
35°F
Feels like 34°F
Sunrise:7:12 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night12/9/2018
Mainly clear
21°F
Feels like 24°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:S, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
35°F
21°F
Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday12/10/2018
Some sun
37°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunrise:7:13 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:NE, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night12/10/2018
Mostly cloudy
24°F
Feels like 24°F
Sunset:4:25 PM
Winds:NNE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waxing Crescent
37°F
24°F
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