In August: Movies.  Summer Reading Celebrations.  Run for the Library Board.
Book Discussions.  And more at the Library District!

August 2017
Library District Seeks Trustee Candidates

Petitions for individuals interesting in standing for election to the Library District's Board of Trustees may now circulate for signatures.  Information on the election can be found here.  Petitions can be downloaded here.  Trustees will be elected on Election Day and will be on the General Election ballot.

Completed petitions must be filed at the Library District's Administrative Office at Adriance Memorial Library at 93 Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie starting Tuesday, August 15 and running through Tuesday, August 22 (weekdays only from 9 am until 5 pm).  Petitions will not be accepted by the Board of Elections. 
NYS Defensive Driving
Saturday, August 5, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Boardman Road Branch Library

Be the best driver you can be. Course completion
may provide a 10% discount on your auto insurance as well as the elimination of up to 4 points from your NYS license. Cost: $25/person. Registration is required and can be done by clicking here. Bring your own beverages, snacks and lunch.

The class will be repeated on Saturday, September 9.  Register here.

Classes may be cancelled if there is insufficient registration.
Between the Covers: Book Discussions

Special Book to Screen Event
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Saturday, August 5; 6:30pm 
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Pavilion

Discuss the Shetterly's book that spotlights the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race in the 1960s. Stay on the waterfront for a free screening of the movie Hidden Figures in Upper Landing Park (bring a blanket or chair).

Books and Brew: 
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wednesday, August 16; 7:30pm 
Juan Murphy's, 796 Main Street, Poughkeepsie

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas' searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.

Mystery Mondays
Good Morning, Midnight by Reginald Hill
Monday, August 28, 11:00am
Boardman Road Branch Library

Detectives investigate an apparent locked room suicide in Yorkshire, England.  The investigation heats up when they learn that this suicide was committed exactly ten years after the victim's father committed suicide in the same way.

Not Your Momma's Book Group:
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Thursday, August 31 at 6:30pm 
Boardman Road Branch Library

This debut novel, set in upstate New York's wine country, is packed with secrets, dysfunctional characters, and a mysterious literary scavenger hunt.  Can Ava decipher her 'dead' twin's game.
Movies for the Summer Days (and Nights)

Movies Under the Walkway
Upper Landing Park, North Water Street, Poughkeepsie
Activities begin at 7pm; Movies at 8:45pm

Saturday, August 5:   Hidden Figures (IBM science night)
     Saturday, August 19:  Beauty and the Beast (hoop dancing)
     Saturday, August 26: Rogue One - Star Wars (rain date; costumes)

Movies Under the Stars at Spratt Park
Wilbur Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
Movie Begins at 8:30pm; concessions open

     Saturday, August 26: Babe

Summer Movies at the Library

The Auditorium, 105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie
Movies begin at 10am
     Tuesday, August 1:  Sing
     Tuesday, August 8:  The Lego Batman Movie

Adriance Memorial Library; 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie
Movies begin at 2pm 

     Wednesday, August 16:  Kubo and the Two Strings
     Wednesday, August 30:   Beauty and the Beast

Movies at Boardman; 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie
Movie begins at 6:30pm

     Wednesday, August 23:  The Salesman 
Celebrate Your Summer Reading!  

As we look to the end of August, we wind down the Summer Reading Program activity.  Here are some ways to celebrate all you have read: 
StoryFaces - The Power of a Story 
Thursday, August 17; 4pm (performance at 5pm) 
Boardman Road Branch Library

Congratulations, you did it!  Come pick up your Summer Reading completion certificate and gift and stay for a special performance of Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces - The Power of a Story.  Christopher may even choose you to be part of the show, and he will transform you with his amazing face painting skills as he tells his tales.  
Solar Eclipse Dance Party

Monday, August 21; 1:30 - 3pm 
Adriance Memorial Library Parking Lot 

Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments while safely enjoying the Great American Solar Eclipse.  You will receive a Summer Reading completion certificate, your summer reading prize, ice cream, and a rocking performance by the Solar Sound Band.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge End Party 
Tuesday, August 22, 7 - 8:30pm 
Boardman Road Branch Library

Join us for our End of Summer Reading Party to celebrate our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! Come share an ice cream sundae, snacks and refreshments with other readers who attempted the  Challenge. Tell us what books you loved...and which ones you hated! And there will be a drawing with prizes for those that participated. Please register here.   
Summer Reading:  Children's Specials     

Flow Circus
Thursday, August 3; 10am 
The Auditorium, 105 Market Street

Performer Paul Miller captivates audiences with crazy antics and dynamic storytelling about how he learned to set goals, find resources, and practice in order to achieve fantastic feats.  Learn which book started him on a playful journey filled with objects flying, spinning, and balancing.  No registration required. 
Jester Jim  
Thursday, August 10; 10am 
The Auditorium, 105 Market Street
With nothing more than a trunk full of props, Jester Jim will have you cracking up!  This fast-paced show is packed with fun and excitement, and features juggling, balancing, and beatboxing.  No registration required.
An Evening of Poetry:  Myael Simpkins      
Thursday, August 17; 7pm
Adriance Memorial Library

Join us to hear featured poet, Myael Simpkins, read from his collection of poems then followed by open mic. 
Meet the Author

Dear Hippie . . . We Met at Woodstock
   by Dan Carlson 
Wednesday, August 16; 7pm
Adriance Memorial Library

Dan Carlson shares one cop's memories of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The author began his career as a Poughkeepsie police officer in 1967, and transferred to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office - the agency that sent him to Woodstock.

I Have This, This Doesn't Have Me 
by Shadei Williams 
Saturday, August 19; 2:30pm 
Adriance Memorial Library

Shadei Williams turns negative life experiences into positive stepping stones. 
2012 SRP
Youth Programs

This email newsletter update is focused on programs and classes for adults.  We offer a full range of programs and classes for kids, tweens, and teens.  Click here and sort by Show All Program Types for the long list of opportunities!  Mobile users should click here.
Computer Classes

The Library District, through its Public Computing Center, has numerous computer classes for patrons of all experience levels.  Click here for the listing of programs and classes. 

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