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May 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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Library Cat Facts

Did you know...
The library has it's own Cookbook Club? Look for it on Facebook.

We're enhancing our Graphic Novel Section? If you have any recommendations, email amondello@laglib.org.

That we have a space for art? If you're a local artist, inquire about showing your art here at the library.

That you can access Consumer Reports for free? You can find the link on the homepage of our website.

That there is a free program to help you keep track of when your books are due? It's called Library Elf - click here for more information.
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.

There are two sessions this month - see below for information. You need to register beforehand, so take the links to sign up.

We hope to see you there at one of the upcoming sessions!

Friday, May 11, 7pm
LaGrange Library
488 Freedom Plains Rd.
Poughkeepsie
Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, May 16, 7pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
20 Dr. Fink Rd.
LaGrangeville
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, May 10th 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
Sensory Art Adventures: Koinobori Windsock
Saturday, May 5th
11:00am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Create a carp-shaped wind sock, known as koinobori, traditionally flown in Japan on May 5th to celebrate Children's Day. Classes are inclusive of all abilities and skill levels. 
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool
Engineering Challenge:
Operation
Help Harry
Wednesday, May 9th
11:00am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
For this challenge you'll be given a bag of supplies to build a safe perch for Harry, so he can see the room more easily. 
For ages 5-10.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club:
Wire Wrapped Rings
Friday, May 11th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to make a pretty wire wrapped ring for yourself or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
LEGO
Challenge Club:
Build a Bridge
Friday, May 18th
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 bridge. Will you succeed? 
For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club:
Unicorn Macaron Amigurumi
Friday, May 18th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet a cute unicorn macaron amigurumi. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club:
M.C. Escher's Tessellations
Saturday, May19th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Classes include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction. Learn about artist M.C. Escher and draw your own tessellations with colored pencils. All supplies will be provided. 
For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Craft:
Make Your Own Book
Tuesday, May 29th
12:00pm - 2:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use textured papers, cardboard and paint to make your own book. 
For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Family Programs
Bookmark Bonanza
Wednesday, May 16th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Come create your own bookmarks in a variety of styles. 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.
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:

05/02:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

05/09:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

05/16:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

05/23:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here

05/30:
1:00pm click here
2:00pm click here
3:00pm click here
Music 101: Part 1
Wednesday, May 2nd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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. If you'd like to learn more, register for Music 101 : Part Two on July 11, which builds on this class.
Click here to sign up.
Sharpie Dot Flower Pots
Friday, May 4th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
This fun, simple flower pot craft uses Sharpies and stencils to decorate a basic clay pot with dots to create a unique design.
Click here to sign up.
Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks
Wednesday,
May 9th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn some useful tips & tricks for using Microsoft Word to produce documents such as letters, resumes and mailing labels faster and easier. Participants should have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
Click here to sign up.
AARP
Safe Driver Course
Part 1
Tuesday, May 15th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Rosarie Mastropaolo,
AARP Safe Driver Instructor
 Participants must attend both dates (May 15 & 17) in order to complete the course. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early and bring with them their NYS Driver's License, AARP membership card (if applicable), and a pen. There must be a minimum of 5 registrants in order for the class to be held.
Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-AARP members. Make checks payable to AARP.  Register in person with your non-refundable payment beginning May 1. You must register prior to the class. No waiting list.
Book Club
Tuesday,
May 15th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. 
All are welcome to attend.

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
AARP
Safe Driver Course
Part 2
Thursday, May 17th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Rosarie Mastropaolo,
AARP Safe Driver Instructor
This is the second part of the two part Safe Driver Course starting on the 15th. You must attend both programs.
Amsterdam Travelogue
Wednesday, May 23rd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Jayne Luttinger,
Traveler
Hear the inspiration behind the trip to this remarkable and historic city. The presenter will share her personal photographs and memorabilia, as well as provide valuable information on what to expect when traveling abroad.
Click here to sign up.
Gardening 101
Friday, May 25th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Donna Croshier,
CCEDC Master Gardener Volunteer
The choices can be daunting for anyone just starting out in gardening. What to buy? What to grow? This program will help you get started on an enjoyable path to your new hobby! Learn about the twelve basic tools every gardener should have and reference materials that offer a wealth of information.
Click here to sign up.
Wire Wrapped Earrings
Wednesday, May 30th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a unique pair of stylish earrings using simple jewelry making techniques. All supplies will be provided.
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!
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 May 3rd & 31st, which are the first and fifth Thursdays of the month.

3:00pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

3:15pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

3:30pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

3:45
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

4:00pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

4:15pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here

4:30pm
05/03 click here
05/31 click here
Storytime

It's time for Spring Storytime!

Mondays
Wonderful Ones :
10:45am - 11:30am
Activities include songs and stories for kids 12-23 months
Click here to sign up.

2, 3, 4 Paint & Play:
11:45am - 12:30pm
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.

Preschool:
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-6 years.
Click here to sign up.

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.
Click here to sign up.

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

Preschool:
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-6 years.
Click here to sign up.

Daring Designs:
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children will learn about architects and become one themselves as they design and construct their own building. For children ages 5-10.
Click here to sign up.

Wednesdays
Sensory Storytime:
9:45am - 10:30am
This special storytime is designed for children with sensory processing disorders and autistic spectrum disorders. Activities include stories, music, movement, fingerplay, scarves and visual schedule. For children ages 2-5 years. 
Click here to sign up.

Signups start March 1st, but the Storytimes will begin on April 2nd and go through May.

If you have any questions, feel free to email 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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UV Index:
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UV Index:
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