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September 2022
LaGrange Association Library
1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville
A Note from the Director
Mary De Bellis

We're Not Done Yet...

This November will mark 2 years in our new location, but the Library is not complete! There is over 4,000 square feet of unfinished space to add:

  • a dedicated children's program room
  • a toddler play area
  • a larger community room
  • maximized shelving to bring the entire adult and youth collections out of storage for easy browsing
  • quiet study rooms
  • passport application office

The Library's Capital Campaign is underway to raise the necessary funds to complete the renovations. We're a little over halfway there, but we need the support of our community partners, residents, and businesses
(e.g. Karate 4 Excellence below) to fulfill our service goals to the LaGrange community.

Won't you please help by leaving a lasting legacy for future generations of LaGrange residents? We are grateful for whatever support you can give. Naming opportunities are available.

Click here to donate OR for further information, please contact me at 845-452-3141 or mdebellis@laglib.org.

Karate 4 Excellence
29 Firemen's 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's Capital Campaign:
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 fantastic benefits for your child, prepare them for school success, 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.
CCEDC Master Gardener's Program
Join us for the final program in our master gardeners series with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County! It's possible to eat from your Hudson Valley vegetable garden through the depths of winter. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, you'll learn variety selection, planting for late fall harvest, and root cellaring – the art and science of storing raw vegetables for winter consumption.

This program will be hosted in the Community Room of the library on Saturday, September 24th at 11 a.m.

Please be sure to register here.
Cozy Fall Reads!
Gear up for fall with a collection of cozy reads perfect for long nights, hot cider, and apple-picking afternoons.

Books Pictured Above:
In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey |Book
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery | Book - Graphic Novel
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness | Book - Book on CD - eBook
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia |Book - Large Print - eAudiobook
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett | Book - Book on CD
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 be meeting 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.
The Homeschool Book Club will be meeting for our next discussion on Tuesday, September 27th at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

We will be reading Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty. To reserve a copy of this book please go here.

Homeschool Book Club is for ages 10-12
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
September Program Highlights
Get transported back to the 70s and create your very own mini shag rug! Perfect to use as a coaster or even as a mini wall applique. 

This program will take place in the community room on Wednesday, September 7th at 6 p.m.
For adults. Please be sure to register here.
Join us for a fun, relaxing evening as you learn to paint an autumn landscape! No previous experience is required.
Wednesday, September 21st at 6 p.m.

For Adults
To register go here.
Learn simple embroidery skills as you create a cute autumn leaf appliqué. No previous experience is required. 

For Teens ages 13-18.
To register go here.
Make a unique bracelet using hemp, stones, beads, and wire.

For children ages 8-12.
To register go here.
Get ready for all of our storytimes coming up this fall beginning on
Monday, September 19th.

Be sure to register on our calendar here.
Friends of the Library
Be sure to stop into the Friends of the Library book sale room weekly to check out all of the wonderful books, DVDs, and CDs available.
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 on Monday, September 5th in Observance of
Labor Day.
Adult/Teen Programs

Tranquility in a Bag:
Citrus Coasters
Monday, 09/01
Pick-up @ Info

Fiber Arts Club
09/05, 09/12, 09/19, 09/26
12 p.m. | Community Room

DIY Mini Rugs
Wednesday, 09/07
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Gaming Club
Thursday, 09/08
3 p.m. | Community Room

Library Book Club
Wednesday, 09/14
7:30 p.m. | Community Room

Paint Night: Autumn Landscape
Wednesday, 09/21
6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen: Autumn Leaf Embroidery
Friday, 09/30
5 p.m. | Community Room

Tech Help
Wednesday - 09/014, 09/28
Thursdays - 09/01, 09/15
by appointment only

Questions? Email dhaightmueller@laglib.org
Children's Programs
SEW Much Fun: Quilt Project
Friday, 09/16
5 p.m. | Community Room

Storytime Fall: Wonderful Ones
09/19, 09/26
10 a.m. | Community Room

Homeschool STEM: Wobblebots
Monday, 09/19
3 p.m. | Community Room

Storytime Fall: Music &
Movement (0-1)
09/20, 09/27
9:45 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime Fall: Preschool (3-5)
09/20, 09/27
10:30 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime Fall: Terrific Twos (2-3)
09/21, 09/28
9:45 a.m. | Community Room

Storytime Fall: Preschool (3-5)
09/21, 09/28
10:45 a.m. | Community Room

Kawaii Club: Bracelets
Friday, 09/23
5 p.m. | Community Room

Kid's Crafternoon:
Glass Bead Wind Chimes
Monday, 09/26
3 p.m. | Community Room

Homeschool Book Club
Tuesday, 09/27
12:30 p.m. | Community Room

SEW Simple: Introduction to Sewing for the Younger Child
Wednesday, 09/28
5 p.m. | Community Room

Questions? Email mwickham@laglib.org 
For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, click here.
Monthly eResource Highlight
If you are looking to get crafty this fall then be sure to use Creativebug!

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. With your library card, you have unlimited access to thousands of potential projects you will love.
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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