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November 2023

LaGrange Association Library

1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville

AARP Smart Driver™

The library is hosting the AARP Smart Driver™ Course in November. Participants must attend both dates on November 14th and 16th to complete the course and receive credit from their insurance company. 

Completing the course may provide a 10% discount on your auto insurance, as well as eliminate up to 4 points from your NYS license. Payments must be made upon arrival on the first day of class by check or cash. Credit cards will not be accepted. Cost: $25 AARP members | $30 non-AARP members. Please bring your driver's license and AARP membership card, if applicable.

Be sure to register here.

LaGrange Library now provides an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free.

As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through ReciteMe assistive technology.

Being able to offer an inclusive experience is essential to support those who may encounter barriers when exploring our website due to having a disability, learning difficulty, visual impairment, or if they speak English as a second language.

Visit our website to test it out and learn more.

Congratulations to Joanne, the winner of our beautiful fall raffle basket.

Thank you to everyone who showed their support by purchasing tickets.

The Great Give Back

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's Great Give Back donation drive for Hudson River Housing. We appreciate your kindness and generosity!

Book Clubs

Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.

November's selection is The Forgotten Girls by Monica Potts.

For Adults

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

Be sure to register here.

Thursday, November 16th at 7 p.m. 

October's selection is A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Our teen book club is now virtual only! Be sure to register to join our discussion every month.

For ages 14-18

Be sure to register here.

Upcoming Program Highlights

The LaGrange Library Hiking Club this month will meet on the second Saturday of this month.

Please bring your own water/snacks and wear proper clothing/footwear. Be prepared to navigate rough and muddy terrain and hills. The hike will be about 2 miles with some elevation change. Registration required. All hikers are required to have a signed waiver on file before they can join our hikes.

Our November hike will be at the Ferncliff Forest, and we will be meeting on Saturday, November 11th at 10 a.m.

Contact Danielle Haight-Mueller at dhaightmueller@laglib.org

for more information.

For Adults.

Be sure to register here.

Embrace the beauty of fall through a hands-on crafting experience with this seasonal workshop. Create a stunning decoration as you piece together unique leftover fabric to make a collage, capturing the warmth and charm of autumn to adorn your walls.

Wednesday, November 8th at 6 p.m.

For Adults

To register go here.

Unleash your artistic flair in our clay pinch trinket tray workshop! Join us to learn the timeless art of handcrafting personalized trinket trays through clay pinching, perfect for adding a touch of elegance and functionality to your space!

Wednesday, November 15th at 6 p.m.

For Adults

Be sure to register here here.

Calling all young artists to immerse themselves in the cozy, colorful world of fall! Join us for a creative evening where teens will capture the essence of autumn through strokes of paint and vibrant hues. No previous experience required.

Friday, November 10th at 5 p.m.

For Ages 13-18.

To register go here.

Join us for a fun Thanksgiving craft as we make festive paper crowns!

Tuesday, November 7th, at 12:30 p.m.  

For Ages 2-10.

Drop-in, no registration required.

Use your imagination and show off your artistic skills! Come create a fall-themed painting on a 2"x 2" canvas for your chance to win a special prize! Completed projects will be displayed in the Library.

Friday, November 10th at 2 p.m.

For Ages 5-12.

Be sure to register here.

Build a bridge from pasta that's strong enough to hold up a pumpkin!

Tuesday, November 14th at 1:30 p.m.

For Ages 5-12.

Be sure to register here.


Please donate your new and gently used books to help keep our BookNook well stocked! Adult and children's fiction in good condition are most needed, but nonfiction and DVDs are always welcome. Please, no textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, or outdated travel guides or medical books.

Thank you for your support!

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 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 Anne Lescher, Board Nominating Chair, at annelescher@gmail.com

Adult/Teen Programs

Tranquility in a Bag:

Paint by Number Autumn Scene

Wedneday, 11/01

Pick-up @ Info

Teen Take & Make:

DIY Steampunk Necklace

Wedneday, 11/01

Pick-up @ Info

Chair Yoga


11/03, 11/10, 11/17

10 a.m. | East Side Space

Fiber Arts Club


11/06, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27

12 p.m. | Community Room

Scrap Fabric Wall Hanging

Wednesday, 11/08

6 p.m. | Community Room

Library Book Club

Wedneday, 11/08

7:30 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Paint Night:

Autumnal Vibes

Friday, 11/10

5 p.m. | Community Room

LaGrange Library Hiking Club

Saturday, 11/11

10 a.m. | Ferncliff Forest

AARP Smart Driver

Tuesday & Thursday

11/14, 11/16

10 a .m. | Community Room

Pinch Trinket Trays

Wednesday, 11/15

6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Virtual Book Club

Thursday, 11/16

7 p.m. | Online

Tech Help

Thursdays - 11/02, 11/16

by appointment only

Questions? Email dhaightmueller@laglib.org

Children's Programs

Storytime: Terffic Twos (2-3yrs)


11/01, 11/08, 11/15

10 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Preschool


11/01, 11/08, 11/15

1 p.m. | Community Room

Kid's Crochet Club:

Fingerless Gloves

Friday, 11/03

5 p.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Wonderful Ones (1-2yrs)


11/06, 11/13

10 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime: Music &

Movement (0-1yrs)


11/07, 11/14*

10 a.m. | Community Room/Eastside Space*

Storytime: Preschool (3-5yrs)


11/07, 11/14*

10:45 a.m. | Community Room/Eastside Space*

Turkey Crafternoon:

Paper Crowns (drop-in)

Tuesday, 11/07

12:30 p.m. | Community Room

Mini Canvas Fall Art Contest

Friday, 11/10

2 p.m. | Community Room

Homeschool STEAM:

Pumpkin Bridges

Tuesday, 11/14

1:30 p.m. | Community Room

SEW Much Fun: Zippered Pouch

Friday, 11/17

5 p.m. | Community Room

Kid's Paint Night: Fall Gnome

Wednesday, 11/29

5 p.m. | Community Room

Questions? Email


For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, click here.


The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd, and Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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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