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August 2022
LaGrange Association Library
1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville
A Note from the Director
Mary De Bellis
Our Community Survey 2022 was sent out last month, so won't you please take a minute to complete it here? Your feedback is important in helping us develop the Library's 2023-2025 Long Range Plan of Service. If you have already completed the survey, we thank you very much.

As you enjoy these dog days of summer relaxing with a good book, cooling off at the lake, or going on a family vacation, won't you please consider becoming a Library Trustee? It’s an especially exciting time to serve on the Board, as the Library enters the next phase of renovations to expand the Children's Room!

The Library Board needs the time, talents, and skills of LaGrange residents to ensure the Library’s success as a vital resource in the community. The work is rewarding and the impact is great!

For more information, please contact me at mdebellis@laglib.org, or Suzanne Davis, Board Secretary and Nominating Chair, at zatheartsease@gmail.com

Thank you and stay cool! 
Special Program

29 Firemens Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Karate 4 Excellence has partnered with the LaGrange Library to offer the following special program to benefit your kids, ages 4 through 12, with all proceeds going to the Library:
For just $49, your child will receive:
  • 4 weeks of martial arts classes ($200.00 value)
  • A FREE official karate uniform ($59.00 Value)
  • A 1 on 1 private lesson ($60.00 value) 
Karate 4 Excellence will:
  • increase your child’s level of confidence, energy, and enthusiasm
  • provide improved self-discipline, self-confidence, mental alertness, and goal setting skills.
Get these amazing benefits for your child, get them ready for success at school, and support the Library!

Register or call them today at 845-462-0624. Hurry – only 23 slots are available!

About Karate 4 Excellence:
For over 40 years, Sr. Master Gerald Dunn (author of Heroes and Villains – The Impact Of Role Models on Your Child and What You Can Do!) has been working with children like yours to build their character. For more information and parent testimonials, visit karate4excellence.com.
End of Summer Reading Wrap Party!
Join us for a little magic and ice cream as we wrap up this year's Summer Reading Program! At 4 p.m. you'll have loads of fun with the Zaritsky Family Magic Show and at 5 p.m. enjoy a refreshing treat at our ice cream party. 

For children of all ages.  Please register each child and adult accompanying the child/children individually. Space is limited to 1 adult per family.

Please be sure to register here.
Summer Reading is Still Going!
Keep diving into the LaGrange Association Library's annual Summer Reading Program*: Oceans of Possibilities: An exploration of new depths, seven seas, and infinite stories.

  • Find great books to read on our selected lists for adults, teens, and children
  • Adults/teens receive a raffle ticket each time they read a book or attend a library program or event
  • Children receive a book log and bingo sheet to complete and return for free books and other prizes

Tell your friends and family about what is going on at the library this summer!

Books Pictured Above:
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters |Book
Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan | Book - Large Print
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater | Book - Book on CD - eAudiobook
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne |Book
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen | Book - eAudiobook

*funded in part by the Friends of the LaGrange Library
Local Author Visit

"During World War II, the United States Department of the Navy increased its fleet of ships to nearly 7,000. They were manufactured at an incredibly fast rate by a female workforce that replaced male workers who entered the military – collectively dubbed Rosie the Riveter. But that large ship production left the Navy in a dilemma at the end of the war. What should be done with such a vast and, for the most part, unnecessary fleet? 

In 1946, the National Naval Defense Reserve Fleet was established and eight sites around the nation were selected to store the ships, maintain them, and keep them ready for action in the event of a national emergency.  Among the eight locations was the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York."

Learn more here.

This presentation will take place in the community room of the library on Monday, August 8th at 6 p.m.
Please be sure to register here.
Tai Chi at the Library
The Office for the Aging is presenting Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention at the library!
All interested in participating in this program must fill out this form and send it to the Office for the Aging. There will be blank forms located at the library. If you require any assistance, please feel free to call the library during our open hours. 
This program is first come first serve. This program is a 10-week course. It will start at the library on Tuesday, September 13th end Tuesday, November 15th.

For more information about the beginners class, go here.
For more information about the intermediate class, go here.
LaGrange Library Clubs
The LaGrange Library Book Club will not be meeting in August. They will resume regular meetings in September on September 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the library

September's selection is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Reserve your copy soon - there is a long waitlist!

To reserve a physical copy with your library card click here.

Please be sure to register here to receive the zoom link via email.
The Teen Book Club will be meeting for our next discussion on Friday, September 2nd at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

We will be reading Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan. To reserve a copy of this book please go here.

Teen Book Club is for ages 14-18
Please be sure to register here.
Bring your teen to the library for board games and snacks! 

For ages 13-18
No registration - just drop in
August Program Highlights
LaGrange Historical Society President, George Wade, will be presenting a lecture on local farms and orchards. Learn about their rich history, their impact on the community, and which ones are still in existence today.

This presentation will take place in the community room of the library on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6 p.m.
Please be sure to register here.
Learn to embroider with hands-on instruction. Begin with simple stitches and designs and leave with a cute and decorative ocean-themed craft!
Wednesday, August 31st at 6 p.m.

For Adults
Registration opens on 8/10. To register go here.
Salt is a fun, experimental tool to use when watercolor painting! Join us to create a pretty ocean sunset scene and experiment with the use of salt and how it reacts to your painting. Friday, August 5th at 5 p.m.

For Teens ages 13-18.
To register go here.
Bring a pair of white, canvas sneakers to paint your own design and make them uniquely yours! (Check out the craft stores for the best price!)

For children ages 9-12.
To register go here.
Meet at James Baird State Park for this fun, outdoor activity, where kids will create a nature journal and draw. 

Friday, August 12th at 10 a.m.
For ages 5-10. Be sure to register here.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Stop in the Friends book sale room and take advantage of our clearance sale on the Friends of the Library tote bags. Tote bags are now only $5.00 each while supplies last. These bags come with a zipper closure and an outside pocket. They are perfect for everyday use or while traveling. As always, the money raised through all our sales goes directly to support the library.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the LaGrange Library click here or contact them at friends@laglib.org
Tech Help
Do you need help with a device or software you’re looking to master? Sign up for a 30-minute 1-on-1 session to help answer any of your burning questions or troubleshoot your technical issues. 

Go to our online calendar here to find an appointment date and time that works best for you.
Reading Recommendations
Looking for a book? Want to know what title is next in a series? Like an author and want to read something similar? Need a recommendation for your book club? We can help!

Click here to fill out the request form.
You can also find it by going to laglib.org and clicking "Reading Suggestions"

Questions? Call 845-452-3141 or email dhaightmueller@laglib.org
Want to know what we're reading here at the library?

Click here to go to the Staff Picks page on our website.
Alternatively, you can go to laglib.org and click "Reading Suggestions"
Adult/Teen Programs

Tranquility in a Bag:
Citrus Coasters
Monday, 08/01
Pick-up @ Info

Fiber Arts Club
08/01, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22, & 08/29
12 p.m. | Community Room

Mahjong and Games Club
08/01, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22, & 08/29
4 p.m. | Community Room

Farms & Orchards of LaGrange
Wednesday, 08/03
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen: Salt Watercolor
Friday, 08/05
5 p.m. | Community Room

Author Visit: Anthony Musso
Monday, 08/08
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen: Gaming Club
Thursday, 08/11
3 p.m. | Community Room

Fishnet Wrapped Mason Jar Craft
Wednesday, 08/17
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen: Hand Sewn Plush
Ocean Animal
Thursday, 08/25
3 p.m. | Community Room

Embroidery 101: Waves
Wednesday, 08/31
6:00 p.m. | Community Room

Tech Help
Wednesday - 08/10, 08/24
Thursdays - 08/04, 08/18
by appointment only

Questions? Email dhaightmueller@laglib.org

Children's Programs
Storytime Summer:
Movement & Music (0-1yr)
08/01, 08/08, 08/15, & 08/22
9:45 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime Summer:
Wonderful Ones (1-2yr)
08/01, 08/08, 08/15, & 08/22
10:30 a.m. | Community Room

Book Worms:
Storytime at Freedom Park
08/02, 08/09, 08/16, 08/23, & 08/30
10 a.m. | Freedom Park

08/02 & 08/09
2 p.m. | Community Room

Kawaii Club:
Painted Canvas Sneakers
Friday, 08/05
2 p.m. | Community Room

Fairy Door Craft
Tuesday, 008/09
1 p.m. | Community Room

Make a Nature Journal
at James Baird Park
Friday, 08/12
10 a.m. | James Baird State Park

Jellyfish Paper Lantern Craft
Friday, 07/22
4 p.m. | Community Room

Kid's Summer Reading Wrap Party
Friday, 08/19
4 p.m. | Community Room

Questions? Email mwickham@laglib.org 
For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, click here.
Monthly Museum Pass Highlight
We are pleased to offer passes to select local attractions available for borrowing by LaGrange residents, ages 18 years or older, with a valid library card in good standing. Reserve passes up to 30 days in advance online or by calling the LaGrange Library. Please review our Museum Pass Policy prior to reserving a pass.

This month we are highlighting the USS Slater in Albany, NY. USS Slater is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic Navy. Following service during World War II, the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Aetos. Decommissioned in 1991, the destroyer escort was returned to the United States.
Library Hours
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Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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