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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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"Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly."
Pablo Neruda,
100 Love Sonnets

"The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived."
J.K. Rowling,
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."
Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
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May - August
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Annual Report
Click here to view the June 2015-May 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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STEAM Camp Begins!
 

Full STEAM Ahead! 
 
Come explore various scientific topics with our Youth Librarian, Mary Wickham. Learn about simple machines, friction, the human body, and circuits, through hands-on experiments and demonstrations by our summer Teen Geeks. Snacks are provided!
For children in grades 1-3.

Parents must remain in the Library for the duration of this program.

Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

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?
 
 
You're in luck!  

With 54 new magazines to  
check out, you'll never run out of things to read! 


If you need a hand, sign up for the One-On-One Zinio Help! We'll gladly show you the ropes. Links below!

Adult Programs
Coloring Club
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Thursdays, 6/1 & 6/15
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Express your creativity with colored pencils and coloring books made just for adults. No registration necessary, just drop on in!

One-on-One eReader Help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesdays, 6/7 & 6/21
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Get help downloading eBooks and audio books to your mobile device using OverDrive.  Bring along your device, library card, PIN, e-mail, and Amazon ID and password for Kindle. Register below:

1:00pm - Click here for 6/7 | Click here for 6/21
2:00pm - Click here for 6/7 | Click here for 6/21
3:00pm - Click here for 6/7 | Click here for 6/21

Medicare 101
with Donna Yoanidis,
Licensed Insurance Agent
Wednesday, 6/7 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Get expert information on Medicare qualifications, available options, past and future changes, Part D prescription drug plans, secondary insurance, IBM/ATT/Verizon benefits and Medicare Advantage.  Walk ins welcome.
Click here to register.

Adult Summer Reading Program
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Friday, 6/9 through
Friday, 7/28
Submit a raffle entry form for each book you've read for your chance to win a summer themed prize!  Drawings will be held every 2 weeks beginning June 16. Entry forms can be submitted at the Library or online. Get a free gift for registering!
Register online or in person starting June 9th.

Intermediate Embroidery
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer 
Friday, 6/9
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Those new to embroidery are invited to come learn the basics or if you've been stitching for a while come explore some advanced techniques. 
There must be a minimum of 2 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Click here to register.

Book Club
Tuesday, 6/13 
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Selection: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
The Book Club will be discussing Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. All are welcome to attend. Description below:

In Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city's elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

No need to register, drop on in!
Click here to reserve a copy.

One-on-One eMagazine Help
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, 6/14 
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. Register below.

Click here for 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Click here for 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Click here for 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Click here for 2:30pm - 3:00pm
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Click here for 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Microsoft Word for Beginners
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, 6/14
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to use Microsoft Word to produce documents such as letters, resumes and mailing labels.  Review some of the many features including how to add color, change fonts, use the spell checker and thesaurus,  insert a picture, change margins and spacing, insert a table, and more.  A perfect class for those using Word for the first time or who need a refresher on the basics.
Click here to register.

Total Recall: Tips for
Memory and Aging 
with Sydney Leone,
MVP Health Care Representative
Tuesday, 6/20
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn simple techniques to improve your memory and stimulate your brain to keep it sharp.
Click here to register.

Watercolor Wax Resist Art
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Wednesday, 6/21
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come learn a new art technique: watercolor wax resist.  By using a white crayon and watercolor paint learn how you can create a unique piece or artwork.  There must be a minimum of 2 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Click here to register.

Game Cafe
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Friday, 6/30
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 register, just 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 register, drop on in!

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 register, drop on in!

Teens and Tweens Programs
3D Pen Art Class
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, 6/23
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Have fun trying out our 3D pens by using them to create some unique three-dimensional objects.
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to register.

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 June 1st & June 15th, which are the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Register below:

3:00pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

3:15pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

3:30pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

3:45pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

4:00pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

4:15pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

4:30pm:
6/1 click here | 6/15 click here

Literacy App of the Month:




Word Magic

Learn to read with some word magic! This app provides a number of four-letter words where you have to guess the missing letter. There are four main modes of play, including a timed version. The app keeps track of all correct and incorrect answers, so it's a great way to keep track of your child's progress.

Ages: 3-6 years
Cost: $0.99
Available on iTunes
 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Requires iOS 3.0 or later

Early Literacy Storytime on Hiatus


Storytime is taking a vacation!

Sign up for Summer Storytime starting July 1st.

Questions? Email Mary at: mwickham@laglib.org

Children's Programs

Craft of the Week:
Egg Carton Snakes
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, 6/7
10:00am - 11:00am
Craft a colorful snake using an egg carton and decorative paint.
For ages 2 & up.
No need to register, just drop on in!

Kid's Summer Reading
with Mary Wickham,  
Youth Programmer
Friday, 6/9 to
Thursday, 8/31
Team up with the Library this summer as we encourage a love of reading through a variety of activities such as summer reading challenges, book bingo, and many programs for all ages!  Book bingo cards and reading records can be picked up at the Library or use the interactive online program Wandoo Reader.  Receive a prize just for registering!
Register online or in person starting June 9th.

Summer Reading
Kick-Off Magic Show 
with JIZ Magic
Friday, 6/9
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Kick off this year's summer reading program with a mesmerizing, interactive magic performance from JIZ Magic. For children of all ages.
No need to register, just drop on in!

Craft of the Week: Bird's Nest Collage
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, 6/14
10:00am - 11:00am
Use a paper plate to create a bird's nest collage.
For ages 2 & up.
No need to register, just drop on in!

Father's Day Card & Gift Workshop
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer 
Friday, 6/16
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kids are invited to craft a special gift and card for dad.
For ages 4 & up.
Click here to register.

Art Club: Ted Harrison's
Multi-Color Nature Paintings

with Susan Gong,
High School Art Student
Saturday, 6/17
11:00am - 12:00pm
Taught by high school art student Susan Gong, classes will include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Study artist Ted Harrison using tempera paint on paper. All supplies will be provided.
For ages 6-10.
Click here to register.

Craft of the Week:
Nature Crowns
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer 
Wednesday, 6/21
10:00am - 11:00am
Make a one-of-a-kind crown using a paper bag and other dried materials.
For ages 2 & up.
No need to register, just drop on in!

Builder's Club
with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer 
Friday, 6/23
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use your imagination to build unique creations using Legos, blocks, and PVC pipes.
For ages 4 & up.
Click here to register.

Craft of the Week:
Wax Resist Suns

with Mary Wickham, 
Youth Programmer
Wednesday, 6/28
10:00am - 11:00pm
Learn the painting technique of watercolor wax resist as your create a sunburst design.
For ages 2 & up.
No need to register, just drop on in!

Full STEAM Ahead Camp
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Wednesdays, 
6/28 through 8/16
11:30am - 12:30pm
Explore various science topics such as simple machines, friction, the human body, and circuits, through hands-on experiments and demonstrations with our summer Teen Geeks. Snacks provided.
For children in grades 1-3.
Parents must remain in the Library while their child is attending the program.
Click here to register.
Registering with register you for all eight occurrences.

4th - 5th Grade Book Club
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer 
Wednesday, 6/28
7:00pm - 7:45pm
Read the chosen selection for the month and join us for a fun book discussion (light snacks included!). For June, we'll be reading Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass.

At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. It's also where three lives are about to be changed forever:
For children in grades 4-5.

Click here to register.
Click here to reserve a copy.

Little Woods Nature Play Trail:
Storytime at Freedom Park
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Thursday, 6/29
10:00am - 11:00am
Explore the Little Woods Nature Play Trail, listen to a story and make a nature craft.  Participants will meet at Freedom Park Pavilion. 
Click here to register.

Kawaii Club: Galaxy Sneakers
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Friday, 6/30 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how you can jazz up your white sneakers, hat, or book bag with a trendy galaxy design. Just bring along a white canvas item; all other supplies will be provided.
Ages 10 & up.
Click here to register.

Sneak Peek
Winter in July Hand Puppet Craft
Thursday, 7/13
11:30am - 1:00pm
Click here to register.

Moss Ball Aquariums 
Friday, 7/14
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Register in person with a payment of $5.

Raspberry Pi for Beginners
Saturday, 7/29
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Click here to register.
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