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November 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
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...


The library has an Instagram? Find us @lagrange_library!

Did you know that you can learn a language for free, using Mango Languages? Click here to find out more! (Scroll down to "Language and Literacy")

That you can make color copies at the library on our new photocopy machine? See the front desk staff for assistance!
Updates
Just a reminder:

We close at 5pm the day before Thanksgiving, and are closed Thanksgiving Day.
The Library Board of Trustees Needs YOU!

Please consider becoming a member of the LaGrange Library Board or joining one of our committees. We welcome the skills and talents of our community residents to propel the library forward! Come share your thoughts, or just observe, at this month’s Board meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 7pm. The library will be closed, so just knock on the door. Please call Mary De Bellis, Library Director, for further information at 452-3141 or contact her via email at mdebellis@laglib.org.

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. You are cordially invited to a Friends of LaGrange Library meeting on Wednesday November 7 at 12 noon at the LaGrange Library. Please come, get acquainted with current members, and enjoy some light refreshments as you consider becoming an active Friend. We will share ideas on how best to move forward for the success of the Friends group.

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
Kawaii Club: Steampunk Bird
Friday, November 9th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use polymer clay and mixed media to create a steampunk bird. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Car & Train Play
Monday, November 12th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Bring in your cars and trains for roadway play in the Children's Room. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Circuit Bonanza
Monday, November 12th
11:30am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits and littleBits kits to build STEM projects. For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Crafternoon: Turkey Windsock
Monday, November 12th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a fun turkey windsock craft! All supplies will be provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday, November 12th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Coco (PG). For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, November 14th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-10.
Click here to sign up.
Chinese Scroll Painting
Wednesday, November 14th
4:00pm - 5:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Celebrate The Big Read for Little Readers with a Chinese art project. Learn about Chinese culture and art when you paint a Chinese scroll using watercolors and ink. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-12.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Spacecraft
Friday, November 16th
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 spacecraft. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Mini Basket
Friday, November 16th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet a one-of-a-kind basket. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club:
Boxes Like Bontecou
Saturday, November 17th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Conrad Wickham
Volunteer Artist
Learn about artist Lee Bontecou and her use of cardboard to create multi-media sculptures. Then you'll create cardboard 3D collages with mixed media and paint. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
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:

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Tax-Free Retirement Planning
Monday, November 5th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Olivia Gordon-Michael,
Bankers Life Insurance Agent
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 event, originally scheduled for 9/17/18, has been rescheduled to 11/5/18.
Click here to sign up.
AARP Safe Driver Course
Tuesday, November 6th &
Thursday, November 8th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
with Rosarie Mastropaolo,
AARP Safe Driving Instructor
Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-AARP members. Make checks payable to AARP. Register in person with your non-refundable payment beginning September 1. You must register prior to the class. No waiting list. Participants must attend both dates (November 6 & 8) 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.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Wednesday, November 7th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Learn about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's and how early detection gives you the chance to plan ahead and make key decisions regarding your treatment.
Click here to sign up.
Social Security Planning
Monday, November 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Olivia Gordon-Michael,
Bankers Life Insurance Agent
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.
Click here to sign up.
Book Club
Tuesday, November 13th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing A lternate Side by Anna Quindlen. All are welcome to attend.
Drop on in!
Hand Warmer Pillows
Wednesday, November 14th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Keep your hands toasty warm this winter with these DIY hand warmer pillows that can be heated up in the microwave. All supplies will be provided. 
The cost of the class is $5. Register in person with your non-refundable payment 9/1/18-11/12/18.
Classic Movie Night
Friday, November 16th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland and Ray Bolger.
Click here to sign up.
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 November 15th.

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Fall Storytime
Storytime
Mondays

Wonderful Ones
10:45am - 11:30am
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 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 3-5 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 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up.

MakerSpace
4:00pm - 4:45pm
This weekly STEM class features hands-on science, engineering and math projects and games for children in grades K-3.
Click here to sign up.

Wednesdays

Sensory Storytime
9:30am - 10:15am
An interactive storytime for your high energy child. All abilities are welcome. Activities include stories, songs, movement, games, and crafts. For children ages 2-4 years.
Click here to sign up.

Sign up starts September 1st.
Storytimes start September 10th and end November 7th.

If you have any questions, email Mary Wickham 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

  • 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.
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UV Index:
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