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January 2023
LaGrange Association Library
1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville
A Note from the Director
Mary De Bellis
Community Survey 2022
We Hear You!

We asked for your input about the Library's materials, services, and programs in our yearly community survey distributed in August 2022 and thank everyone who responded.

Please see the results of the survey compiled here, including helpful tips to direct you to library resources you may not be aware of.

The Library will make every effort to address your concerns and suggestions in the year ahead to the best of our physical and financial ability.

All our good wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
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 Mary De Bellis, Director, at mdebellis@laglib.org or Suzanne Davis, Board Secretary and Nominating Chair, at zatheartsease@gmail.com
Holiday Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Agnese, the winner of our annual holiday basket raffle!

Thank you to all who participated.
Arlington Senior Capstone Project
A huge thank you to Arlington High School senior Sarah Mazzella for collecting new and gently used books from the community to stock our BookNook. Too many boxes and bags of adult and children's books to count!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Drop-In Crafts
Peace Dove Mobile: Drop by to make a mobile of colorful Peace Doves to hang at home. For ages 2-7.

Beaded Peace Sign Pendant or Keychain: Drop by to create a necklace or keychain using seed beads, wire, and pliers. For ages 8-12.

Registration is not required for either event.
Book Clubs
Wednesday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m.

January's selection is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.
For Adults

To reserve a physical copy with your library card click here.
Be sure to register here.
Monday, January 9th at 3 p.m. 

January's selection is A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin.
For ages 14-18

To reserve a physical copy with your library card click here.
Be sure to register here.
January Program Highlights
Learn how to keep your year organized and colorful with bullet journaling! Bullet journaling is a great way to keep track of goals, accomplishments, and upcoming events.

Wednesday, January 11th at 6 p.m.

For Adults
To register go here.
Learn a new skill and pick up a new hobby this year with crochet! No previous experience required. 

Wednesday, January 18th at 6 p.m.

For Adults
To register go here.
Bring your teens in to create a cool mini shag rug to use as a coaster or
wall appliqué

Friday, January 20th at 6 p.m.  

For Ages 13-18
To register go here.
Crochet along with Mary as she teaches you how to stitch an owl keychain. All skills levels are welcome; beginner to advanced. Beginners will continue to build on their skills, while advanced crocheters will tackle new and existing projects.

Wednesday, January 4th at 5 p.m.

For ages 10-14.
Be sure to register here.
Create an acrylic painting of a winter landscape with deer, trees, and birds. Acrylic paint is difficult to remove from clothing, so please bring a smock or wear an old t-shirt.

Friday, January 27th at 5 p.m.

For ages 9-12.
Be sure to register here.

Stop by the Library BookNook! The BookNook is a donation-based book sale room run by the LaGrange Library and stocked by volunteers and staff. Be sure to stop in for wonderful books, DVDs, and CDs added weekly.
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"
The library will be closed in observance of New Year's Day on
Monday, January 2nd
Adult/Teen Programs

Tranquility in a Bag:
DIY Watercolor Mug
Monday, 01/06
Pick-up @ Info

Fiber Arts Club
01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30
12 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Book Club
Monday, 01/09
3 p.m. | Community Room

Bullet Journaling for Organizing
in the New Year
Wednesday, 01/11
6 p.m. | Community Room

Library Book Club
Wednesday, 01/11
7:30 p.m. | Community Room

Crochet for Beginners
Wednesday, 01/18
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Mini Rugs
Friday, 01/20
6 p.m. | Community Room

Candle Making & Decorating Craft
Wednesday, 01/25
6 p.m. | Community Room

Tech Help
Thursdays - 01/05, 01/19
by appointment only

Questions? Email dhaightmueller@laglib.org

Children's Programs
Kid's Crochet Club:
Whimsical Owl Keychain
Wednesday, 01/04
5 p.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Wonderful Ones (1-2yr)
01/09, 01/23, 01/30
10 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Music & Movement
Lapsit (0-1yr)
01/10, 01/17, 01/24, 01/31
9:45 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Preschool (3-5yr)
01/10, 01/17, 01/24, 01/31
10:30 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Terrific Twos (2-3yr)
01/11, 01/18, 01/25
9:45 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Preschool (3-5yr)
01/11, 01/18, 01/25
1 p.m. | Community Room

SEW Much Fun: Quilt Project
Friday, 01/13
5 p.m. | Community Room

MLK Day Peace Dove Mobile
Monday, 01/16
10 a.m. | Community Room

MLK Day Beaded Peace Sign
Pendant or Keychain
Monday, 01/16
2:30 p.m. | Community Room

Kid's ART Works Club:
Cardboard Reindeer Sculpture
Friday, 01/21
11 a.m. | Community Room

Paint Along: Winter Friends
Friday, 01/27
5 p.m. | Community Room

Homeschool Lunch Bunch Book Club
Tuesday, 01/31
12:30 p.m. | Community Room

Questions? Email
For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, click here.
Monthly Museum Pass Highlight
Be sure to check out our various museum passes for free admission to local establishments. This month we are highlighting the American Museum of Natural History in New York City! Each ticket comes with free access to a special exhibit.

Discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

View all available passes here.
Library Hours
Monday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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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