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July 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

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Wondering if the Library is closed or on a delayed opening due to inclement weather? Check www.cancellations.com
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Library Cat Facts

Did you know...

That if you can't find the book you're looking for within our library system, we can request an Inter-library Loan for you?

That we sell coffee? It's just $1.50 a cup!

That there's an Adult Summer Reading program? Ask for more information at the front desk!
Updates
We want to hear from you!

Please join us for an informal group discussion to share your aspirations, concerns, and personal views about our community. All are welcome.

Your ideas will help us learn how the Library can be an agent for change as we go forward.

See below for the upcoming sessions. You need to register beforehand, so take the links to sign up.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 18th
7pm - 8:30pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
20 Dr. Fink Road
LaGrangeville, NY
Click here to sign up.

Thursday, August 16th
7pm - 8:30pm
LaGrange Association Library
488 Freedom Plains Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Click here to sign up.
Meet the Library Board

Did you know that the library board meetings are open to the public? Come share your thoughts this month on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm. They are held at the library after hours, so come and knock on the door.
Click here for The Bookbag
May - August 2018 Edition
Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Find out all the wonderful things your local Library has done!
Kids & Teen Programs
Rubik's Cube Club
Saturdays,
July 7th -
August 25th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Brian Wu
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.
Drop on in!
Monday Night Adventures: Animal Embassy's Nature Rocks!
Monday, July 9th
6:00pm - 6:45pm
with the Animal Embassy
Meet a unique group of live Animal Ambassadors representing diverse habitats and learn about some of the musical instruments used by people indigenous to these regions such as rainsticks, maracas and drums. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, July 14th
10:00am - 1:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
MAKE, LEARN, EXPERIENCE!
Come experience a variety of hands-on activities as you move among the stations we have set up for catapults, balloon cars, mini robots, Tape Tricity Cards, unicorn slime, polymer bouncy balls, monster jaws, crocheting, finger knitting, Squishy Circuits, origami, wind-up toys, automata, Circuit Bugs, Sculpey charms, and more! 
For ages 3-12.
Drop on in!
Monday Night Adventures:
The Sound Explorers Jam
Monday, July 16th
6:00pm - 6:45pm
with Matthew Cantello
& The Sound Explorers
Join performer Matthew Cantello for an entertaining sound and music adventure that will get everyone playing, moving and using their ears in ways they never thought possible! For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Little Woods Nature Walk at Freedom Park
Thursday, July 19th
10:00am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Kids are invited to come explore this beautiful and interactive nature trail at Freedom Park. For ages 3-7.  This event will be held at Freedom Park. We'll meet at 10am at the Freedom Park Playground.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club: Build a Musical Instrument
Friday, July 20th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Receive a raffle ticket each time you attend a Lego night and complete the challenge, which you can then enter in the August drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a musical instrument. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Community Service Crochet Baby Blanket Project Part 2
Friday, July 20th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Join us for our group charity crochet event! We'll be crocheting a baby blanket that will be donated to a local charity upon completion. The project was started during the June 15th program and will conclude on July 20. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Monday Night Adventures:
A Stomping Good Time!
Monday, July 23rd
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Agape Arts
Agape Arts returns with an energetic performance where they'll be demonstrating creative and entertaining ways to rock using cups, buckets, plastic bags, and body percussion. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kawaii Club:
Kawaii Cactus Charm
Friday, July 27th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a Kawaii cactus charm with polymer clay. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Picasso's Cubism
Saturday, July 28th
11:00pm - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Classes include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Learn about Pablo Picasso's Cubism period and paint in the Cubist style with acrylics.  All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
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:

07/11:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

07/18:
1:00pm click here
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07/25:
1:00pm click here
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Music 101 Part 2
Wednesday, July 11th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument? One of the first things you need to learn is how to read music. Join us as we get you started with the basics. This program builds on the first class held on May 2nd.
Click here to sign up.
Rock Rings
Wednesday, July 18th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Rock out and craft a rockin' rock ring! Join us as we make a unique ring using decorative stones and nail polish. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Starting a Perennial Garden
Friday, July 20th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Michelle Keeley,
CCEDC Master Gardener Volunteer
Once established a perennial garden will bloom for many seasons with minimal care. Learn which perennials are the best to grow, as well as planning tips and layout ideas to ensure a full season of color and interest.
Click here to sign up.
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.
No need to sign up, 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.
No need to sign up, drop on in!
Family Programs
Ocean in a Bottle
Wednesday, July 25th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Take the ocean with you wherever your go when you make these miniature vial necklaces. 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. 
For ages 5 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Canine Book Nook
Lucy is on vacation this month! Check back in August to see when she's visiting the library again.
Summer Reading
This summer, find out why Libraries Rock! With creative programs for both adults and children, combat the summer slide and find a new jam! Pop into the library to get your own reading record and take a peek at some of our recommended books - you never know what you'll find.
Reading Rocks -
Don't Stop!
Summer is the best time to practice reading! We offer 15-minute sessions of read-aloud time and fun reading games at the Library with a teen coach. Participants completing three sessions will earn a free book. Children may bring their own book or choose one from our collection. For children ages pre-k through grade 3.
Sign up below!

Tuesday, July 3rd
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Tuesday, July 10th
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Tuesday, July 17th
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Tuesday, July 24th
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Tuesday, July 31st
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Summer Storytime
Storytime
Storytime returns! This month, you don't need to register for a session - just drop on in!

Mondays:

Wonderful Ones
9:45am - 10:30am
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 12-23 months.

Preschool
10:45am - 11:30am
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years. 

Tuesdays:

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.

Terrific Twos
10:45am - 11:30am
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.

Sensory Preschool
1:00pm - 1:45pm
All abilities and energy levels welcome at this multi-sensory approach to storytime: movement, books, crafts, songs, puppets and more! For children ages 2-4 years. 


For more information, email our Youth Programmer at mwickham@laglib.org
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

  • 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.
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