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October 2019
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.
“Smile” to Support Your Library!
If you order through AmazonSmile and select LaGrange Association Library as your charitable organization, the Library will receive 0.5% of your total purchase amount from the Amazon Foundation. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service, so please consider shopping at smile.amazon.com and choosing the Library. It’s a small, simple gesture, but means so much! Many thanks for all of your continued support.
Click here to check out the 2018 Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things we do for the community!
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
2019 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
Tote Bag
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
National Friends of Libraries Week

In honor of National Friends of Libraries Week, we recognize our own Friends of the LaGrange Association Library for all their support, including funding for the Battle of the Books competition and the Book Bag newsletter printing, and their ongoing efforts with the book sale. Cookbooks are 2 for 1 this month, so please take a look and support the Friends! 
Services
Text Messaging is Here!
Do you want to get your library notifications by text? Opt in today!
To get started:
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  • Select My Account from the top left
  • Choose Edit account
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  • Check the box to Opt in
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  • A text will arrive soon asking you to “reply YES” to confirm that you wish to receive texts from the library

Please note:
  • The text is automated—sorry you won’t reach us with a reply
  • The text notice is in addition to the regular notification, so we still send the email or phone message
  • You will get message for each
  • Item to pick up
  • Item soon due or renewed
  • Item overdue

Learn about Terms & Conditions:
  • midhudsonlibraries.org/sms_terms.html
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org to opt out at any time.  You can also reply STOP from device.
U.S. Flag Repository
Bring your United States flags that are no longer fit for display to our flag repository box, conveniently located just inside the front door, courtesy of patron Gabriel Borbon's Eagle Scout project. The flags will then be collected and respectfully retired by a member of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Fishkill.
Rokus to Check Out
Borrow one of our new Roku devices to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and Pandora for free!
The Library Delivers!
If permanent or temporary illness or infirmity prevents you from coming to the Library, we offer a variety of materials for homebound delivery including books, large print books, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs.

Once we've received your completed application we'll contact you to arrange the date and time of your first delivery. To access an application, visit our website at www.laglib.org and click on "Information and Services" or call the Library at 452-3141 and we'll gladly mail you one. Applicants must be residents of the Town of LaGrange.
Auto Renewals
Your checked out items eligible for renewal will automatically be renewed 2 days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of 2 times, or are not eligible for renewals, will not be renewed.

The auto renewal system helps you by renewing eligible items before they become late, eliminating those pesky 1 or 2 day fines! If the loan is extended but you don’t need the extra time, you can (of course) still return it by the original due date.

If you receive your library notifications by email, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know of any items that were automatically renewed and those that were not. If you currently receive your notifications by phone, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk at 452-3141.  
Libraries Save You Money
Next time you check out an item, take a closer look at your date due receipt – it shows how much money you saved by borrowing, instead of purchasing, your items. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Try it yourself by using the Library Value Calculator, an initiative of the American Library Association, located on the bottom right of our webpage at www.laglib.org.  
Friends of the LaGrange Library Book Sale
During October the Friends are featuring their entire inventory of cookbooks in a Buy One Get One Free sale. Stop in early to check out new and tasty recipes for the fall or get an early start on holiday planning. Don’t forget to find that perfect recipe for the local apples that are in stores now. Bon Appetit!
Fall Raffle

Fall into Autumn with the LaGrange Library Fall Basket Raffle! Purchase a ticket for $2 or 3 for $5. The basket includes Fall goodies like Turning Leaf Wine, Redd's Apple Ale, Chocolates, a Pumpkin Candle, Maple Butter, Starbucks Fall Blend, a Happy Harvest Wall Plaque, a Stuffed Owl, a Light up Pumpkin, a Tabletop Scarecrow, a Fall Dish Mat, and two Fall Wine Glasses. 
Kids & Teen Programs
Circuit Bonanza
Wednesday, October 9th
10:00am - 11:00am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits, littleBits, and Code-a-Pillar kits to build STEM projects. For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Halloween Luminaries
Wednesday, October 9th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Turn ordinary jars into colorful Halloween luminaries using paint and stencils! For ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Movie Matinee
Wednesday, October 9th
2:00pm - 3:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Ugly Dolls (PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Dance Adventures
Friday, October 11th
2:30pm - 3:00pm
with Kerry Bevens,
Dance Teacher
Join dance teacher Kerry Bevens for an exciting adventure as our imaginations lead us through stories based on movement and dance! Journey along with Little Red Riding Hood as we dance our way to grandmother's house. Blast off in a rocket ship, take a trip to the land of sweets, and visit a toy store. Don't miss this opportunity to come together, as tales come alive with the magic of your imagination! For ages 3-7.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Mixed Media Boho Bracelet
Friday, October 11th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a unique cuff bracelet using baubles, beads, lace, and various other trims. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Autumn Crafternoon
Monday, October 14th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Drop by to create interesting and unique leaf prints. A fun, easy craft for children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Mini Halloween Scene Workshop
Monday, October 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Design and craft your own miniature spooky Halloween scene. All supplies will be provided. For ages 7-12.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, October 16th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to join the waiting list.
Lego Challenge Club: Build a Pumpkin
Friday, October 18th
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 pumpkin. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up. 
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Apple or Pumpkin Keychain
Friday, October 18th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Crochet a quick and easy apple or pumpkin keychain. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Emily Carr's Tree Paintings
Saturday, October 19th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to paint trees in the style of Canadian artist Emily Carr using acrylics. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Art: Native American Totem Pole
Wednesday, October 23rd
11:30am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come learn about totem poles and make a miniature version using cardboard tubes and paint. 
For ages 5-11.
Click here to join the waiting list.
Halloween Costume Party
Wednesday, October 30th
11:00am - 1:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come join us for Halloween treats, crafts and games, and don't forget to wear your costume! For ages 2-5.
Drop on in!
Family Programs
No-Sew Fabric Spiderweb Capes
Friday, October 27th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer,
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us as we make this easy, no-sew spiderweb cape that will make a great Halloween wearable! 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. The cost of the class is $5. 
Register in person with your non-refundable payment 9/3/19-10/23/19.
Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, October 15th
7:30pm - 9pm
This month's selection is The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Put yourself on the hold list today by clicking here.
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!
Adult Programs
T ech Help
Alternating Mondays & Wednesdays:
Mondays, 5pm - 7pm
Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or magazines? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Get help with OverDrive or try Libby to download eBooks and audiobooks or learn how to checkout digital magazines with RBdigital. Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords and pin numbers.

Wednesday, 10/02
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Monday, 10/07
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Wednesday, 10/16
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Monday, 10/21
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Wednesday, 10/30
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Effective Communication Strategies
Wednesday, October 2nd
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Learn about the communication changes that take place in a person with dementia and identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Click here to sign up.
Dyslexia for a Day
Monday, October 7th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Fiona Rattay,
Putnam Independent Living Services Information Specialist
Parents and educators will experience a series of simulation tasks designed by the Dyslexia Training Institute to get a better understanding of the challenges faced by students with dyslexia.
Click here to sign up.
Library Orientation
Tuesday, October 8th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Stop in to take a tour and get introduced to what LaGrange Library has to offer! Learn how to navigate our abundance of resources including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, all of which can be accessed for free with your library card.
Drop on in!
Author Talk with Anthony Musso
Wednesday, October 16th
6:15pm - 7:30pm
with Anthony Musso,
Author
Author Anthony Musso will be talking about his book Setting the Record Straight: The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s...in their own words. Based on personal interviews conducted with 100 top recording artists of the 1950s and 1960s, hear in the artists own words about the inaccuracies and myths that have plagued their respective biographies for 50 years. In this two-volume book, listen to first-hand accounts and appearances on American Bandstand, participating in the first rock and roll bus tour, and learn about the ups and downs of the recording industry during the infancy of the music styles dubbed doo wop and rock and roll.
Click here to sign up.
Returning to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Monday, October 21st
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mandi Sheraden,
Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor
Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor Mandi Sheraden will help you plan for employment without losing your benefit eligibility. Those with disabilities can work with the right accommodations and assistance. Learn about Social Security's Ticket-to-Work program, Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS), and special programs and protections that can help you maintain your eligibility for disability benefits, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Click here to sign up.
Appalachian Fiddle Music
Wednesday, October 23rd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Ambrose Verdibello,
Fiddler
Learn about the music from the setting of this year's Big Read selection Burning Bright by Ron Rash. Drop by to listen to fiddler Ambrose Verdibello play Appalachian fiddle music. He'll also explain the music's origin and give a brief demonstration on how to play the fiddle. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
Click here to sign up.
Big Read Discussion
Monday, October 28th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Drop by when we discuss this year's Big Read selection Burning Bright by Ron Rash. Come meet new people, share your reading experience and exchange ideas! The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
Click here to sign up.
Medicare 101
Wednesday, October 30th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Gerriann Brenner,
Medicare Specialist
Learn the A's, B's, C's and D's of Medicare. Medicare Specialist Gerriann Brenner will be on hand to answer questions and give you an overview of Medicare. She'll also review plan options and explain the differences between Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplemental plans.
Click here to sign up.
Storytime
Storytime is back! Fall Storytime will begin on Monday, September 16th and end on Wednesday, November 13th.

Monday

Wonderful Ones: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 12-23 months.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

Paint & Play: 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 for all six occurrences.

Preschool: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.

Tuesday

Music & Movement Lapsit: 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 for all eight occurrences.

Terrific Twos: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

Preschool: Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

STEAM After School - Art from Around the World: Create art projects inspired by different countries and regions using a wide variety of materials. For children in grades K-4.
Click here to sign up for all eight occurrences.

Wednesday

Sensory Preschool: 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 for all eight occurrences.

If you have any questions, email Mary Wickham at mwickham@laglib.org
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday during library hours.
Click here for our donation procedure. 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?
The LaGrange Library offers passes to these wonderful places:

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Boscobel House & Gardens

  • The Frick Collection

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space 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
The FDR Library & Museum pass is available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Call the Reference Desk at:
845-485-3445 x3702
to reserve the pass.
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