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September 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...

That we can always use volunteers? Come in and pick up a volunteer application today!

That we've added a new museum pass for you to check out? You can now take out a pass to The Frick Collection in Manhattan!

That if you're a teacher, you get five weeks for the books you're using for class instead of three? Come in with your school pass and we'll put the note on your account!

That we have comfy chairs in our Teen Section? Take a seat and relax!
Updates
Labor Day Closing

Just a reminder - we'll be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day!
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, September 13th at 7pm. They are held at the library after hours, so come and knock on the door.

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Find out all the wonderful things your local Library has done!
Friends NEW Logo
Join us for the
2018 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
Did you know?

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
Homeschool STEM:
Circuit Bonanza
Thursday, September 6th
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Use our Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits and littleBits kits to build STEM projects. For ages 3 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEM:
Help! Can you save Fred?
Thursday, September 6th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Help Fred, the gummy worm, retrieve his lifesaver from under his boat by using a few paper clips. For ages 5 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Needle-Felted Landscapes
Thursday, September 6th
2:30pm - 4:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to sculpt wool using a barbed needle as you create a landscape design. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Car & Train Play
Monday, September 10th
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!
STEM Challenge:
Build a Paddle Boat
Monday, September 10th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Join us for a fun water science experiment! Attempt to build a paddle boat using an empty plastic milk container, rubber bands, foam shapes, and pencils. Then test your creation by placing the paddle boat in water and watching it go! For ages 5 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday, September 10th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Ferdinand (PG). For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, September 12th
10:30am - 11:30am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-10.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Wish Bracelets
Friday, September 14th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a bracelet using hemp and seed beads. Before putting the bracelet on your wrist, make a wish! Then tie the bracelet on your wrist and never take it off. It's believed when it falls off on its own, your wish will come true! All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Farm House
Friday, September 21st
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 farm house. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club:
Colorful Mini Pouch
Friday, September 21st
5:00pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn how to crochet a small drawstring pouch to hold your treasures . All supplies will be provided. For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Cave Art
Saturday, September 22nd
11:00am - 12:00pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn the history of cave paintings and create your own cave art picture using oil pastels and charcoal on brown paper. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Family Programs
Food for Thought
Cookbook Club
with Anna Mondello &
Mary Wickham
Calling all cookbook lovers - please join us at Food For Thought! We'll meet every other month to discuss recipes we've tried and the 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 there's no obligation to participate online. The theme for October is Mexican. 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.
Click here to sign up for the October 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:

09/05:
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09/12:
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09/19:
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09/26:
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Healthy Living for
Your Brain & Body
Wednesday, September 5th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association
Community Engagement Manager
Get insight about lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about the four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with health aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement, and get help incorporating these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Click here to sign up.
Classic Movie Night - Casablanca
Friday, September 7th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Join us for popcorn and a screening of the 1942 movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Click here to sign up.
Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks
Monday, September 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Learn how to use 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.
Book Club
Tuesday, September 11th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie. All are welcome to attend.
Drop on in!
Macrame Gem Necklaces
Wednesday, September 12th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a pretty, one-of-a-kind necklace using gems and embroidery thread. All supplies will be provided. 
The cost of the class is $5. Register in person with your non-refundable payment 9/1/18-9/10/18.
Tax-Free Retirement Planning
Monday, September 17th
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.  
Click here to sign up.
Cloud Computing 101
Wednesday, September 19th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Alberto Aresi,
2A Solve
Curious about the cloud? Get an overview about cloud computing and learn the basics on what it is, how it works and data safety.
Click here to sign up.
Felt Potpourri Owls
Friday, September 28th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Sew a cute owl sachet using felt shapes and basic sewing stitches that you'll fill with potpourri when you're done. 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.
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!
Scrabble Club
Thursdays,
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for our new Scrabble Club! There's no obligation. Drop in when you can.  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 September 6th & 20th.

09/06
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09/20
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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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