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Thursday September 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN)  
    Contact: Edward Towsley     etowsley@misn-ny.org
   

Providing assistance for the public to enroll in Health Insurance (Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans) using the NY State of Health Marketplace website.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Big Read Planning Meeting  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Community partners gather to plan Big Read.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN)  
    Contact: Edward Towsley     etowsley@misn-ny.org
   

Providing assistance for the public to enroll in Health Insurance (Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans) using the NY State of Health Market Place website.

    Location: Adriance - Teen Study Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dutchess Outreach Farm Fresh Market Truck  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

Once again, the Dutchess Outreach Farm Fresh Market truck will park on Market Street and open for sale of fresh, locally grown produce.  Stop by for some 'fresh from the garden' goods. Payment accepted: SNAP, WIC, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), cash and credit cards!

    Location: Adriance - Market Street Entrance
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DCRCOC Class  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce class.

For DCRCOC only.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County No Child Left Inside (NCLI)  
    Contact: Carolyn Klocker   (845) 677-8223 x138   ctm78@cornell.edu
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Bread in a Bag  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Delve deeply into the art and science of the perfect loaf. Grade K-5. Registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Staff Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening of Poetry featuring Raphael Kosek  
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room

Friday September 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CSEA/VOICE Local 100A  
    Contact: Nikki Johnson     nj_0616@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Food Service Training Program  
    Contact: Duane Brown   845-762-6498   info@blueprintconsultant.co
   

A ten week course in food service offered through Dutchess County Youth One Stop and Blueprint Consulting.  Register at 845-454-7629.

    Location: Adriance - Staff Room (Third Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM PC Basics  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn how to start up and shut down a PC; how to open, close and resize windows; use the taskbar to move between windows. Includes practice time.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of Delta Signa Theta Sorority, Inc.  
    Contact: Rose Freeman     rosefreeman617@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mystery Mondays Book Discussion  
    Contact: Suzanne Christensen   (845)485-3445 x3422   ntchristensen@netzero.net
   

Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen.  Today the group discusses Jeffery Deaver's 'The Vanished Man'. (Locked Room Mystery)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Word 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn to work with page setup, tabs, tables, styles, spelling tools and more.

Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Board Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Latin America's Political Pendulum.  The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.  Facilitator: Martin Charwat, WACMHV.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America  
    Contact: Barbara Walsh     bwalsh2@schools.nyc.gov
    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County No Child Left Inside (NCLI)  
    Contact: Carolyn Klocker   (845) 677-8223 x138   ctm78@cornell.edu
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies & Banned Books  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Support your favorite banned book by creating book art. For teens. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Internet 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about the Internet...What exactly is the World Wide Web? What do those different domain names (.com, .net, .org) mean? What is the difference between http and https? Also discover great sites for practicing your new skills! 

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer   (845) 264-1206   gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lourdes Rowing Association Board Meeting  
    Contact: Ellen Serencsics     lourdescrew1@gmail.com
    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Pinterest  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Want to be inspired and exchange ideas on everything from cooking to exercise routines?   Pin it!  Learn the basics of Pinterest, a fun, image-based social network which is the fastest growing social media site ever.    Create “Pins,” and share or like pins by “Repinning.”  Prerequisite: basic computer skills and email account required. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Magazine Art  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Use old magazines to create works of art! Grades K- 5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Word 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn to work with page setup, tabs, tables, styles, spelling tools and more.

Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: Lion  
    Contact: Arlington Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family.  Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.  Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. (2016, 2 hr, PG-13)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday September 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN)  
    Contact: Edward Towsley     etowsley@misn-ny.org
   

Providing assistance for the public to enroll in Health Insurance (Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans) using the NY State of Health Marketplace website.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maternal Infant Services Network (MISN)  
    Contact: Edward Towsley     etowsley@misn-ny.org
   

Providing assistance for the public to enroll in Health Insurance (Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans) using the NY State of Health Market Place website.

    Location: Adriance - Teen Study Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM HVFCU Class  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union class.

For HVFCU only.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County No Child Left Inside (NCLI)  
    Contact: Carolyn Klocker   (845) 677-8223 x138   ctm78@cornell.edu
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Media Lab - Photoshop 101  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Each week will offer a different challenging project or work on your own project. Bring some pictures from this summer and create a miniature booklet of your photos.  For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Connect the Stars  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn to identify star clusters while creating a constellation geoboard. Grades K-5. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Recycling in Dutchess County  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management is working to increase recycling within the County.  Come learn ways to increase recycling, the typical items that can be recycled, why we should recycle and how to promote recycling and waste reduction in our daily lives. 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Not Your Mama’s Book Group  
    Contact: Tammy Myers   845-485-3445 x3409   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Book:  1984 by George Orwell.  "Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever..."

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poughkeepsie Baha'is  
    Contact: Tamara Bond-Williams     queentiye74@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance  
    Contact: Caroline Fenner     mscarolinefenner@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday September 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday September 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Hudson Valley Shop Talk  
    Contact: Kimberely Sabatini     kimmiepoppins@mac.com
   

The Hudson Valley Shop Talk is a SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and illustrators http://www.scbwi.org) affiliated group open to teen and adult writers or illustrators working in the field of Children's Literature.  we are a supportative Kid Lit community made up of a mixture of publihed and pre-published writers and illustrators.  We would love to have you join us.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby

Sunday October 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exercise Your Writing!  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Writer’s Block?  Lacking motivation and inspiration?  Come exercise your writing with prompts and group sharing.  Please bring a notebook and preferred writing implement.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)

Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Early Childhood Developmental Check-up  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Complete a brief questionnaire and have five areas of your child's development evaluated by an Astor Early Childhood Educator. 45 minutes per child, ages 2 months-5 years. Call 211 to make your appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Excel 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Set up and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Weekly Hoop Dance Workshop!  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn to use hula hoops in new and unexpected ways in this popular workshop. Hoop dancing is a graceful prop dance that encourages coordination, creativity, and perseverance. Hoop dancing improves mind-body connection, coordination, focus, and concentration during and after the class. Class will include gentle stretches, the basics of waist hooping, exploration of off-body tricks, and team building activities. Grades 5-12.  Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Membership Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Stromboli for teens  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Take some pizza dough and roll up mozzarella, pepperoni, and more to create your own personal stromboli. For teens. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Staff Room (Third Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creating a Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Come learn how to create your own fully personalized, high-quality website using the online website building service Wix.com.  In the class we will create a restaurant website together.  Then we will give you the tools you need to change and customize the website to make it your own.  Promote your business, showcase your art or set up an online shop.  

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalentYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Art & Nature: Georgia O'Keefe for Kids  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn about the adventurous artist Georgia O’Keefe and try painting in her style. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Toastmasters Area Contest  
    Contact: June Archer     junearcher58@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Resumes & Cover Letters Workshop  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Applying to jobs? Most employers are expecting that you submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application (even when they might say a cover letter is optional, it never really is). Come learn what to do (and what not to do) when writing resumes and cover letters -- so your documents will stand out from everyone else!

Registration required. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space permits.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Town of Poughkeepsie Democratic Committee  
    Contact: Kelly Lappan     klappoan56@aol.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Creating a Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Come learn how to create your own fully personalized, high-quality website using the online website building service Wix.com.  In the class we will create a restaurant website together.  Then we will give you the tools you need to change and customize the website to make it your own.  Promote your business, showcase your art or set up an online shop.  

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalentYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Set up and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DCRCOC Class  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce class.

For DCRCOC only.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Media Lab - Stop Motion Animation  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Each week will offer a different challenging project or work on your own project. Make your own animation using people and our ipads. For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Fingerprint Forensic Fun  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   y
   

See if you can solve a mystery by lifting and identifying real fingerprints. Grades K-3.  Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poughkeepsie Baha'is  
    Contact: Tamara Bond-Williams     queentiye74@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Art: Learn to Draw 1,2, & 3 Perspective & Shading  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Join Hudson Valley artist Leslie Bender to learn perspective when drawing and shading.  Please bring a sketch pad, pencils, erasers, and ruler.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Early Childhood Developmental Check-up  
    Contact: Nicole Guenkel   845-485-3445x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Complete a brief questionnaire and have five areas of your child’s development evaluated by an Astor Early Childhood Educator. 45 minutes per child, ages 2 months-5 years. Call 211 to make your appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NEA Big Read Kick-Off: Native American Music and Poetry  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Embracing 'How We Became Human' by Joy Harjo: Joan Henry in concert with Guest Poets

The multi-talented Joan Henry, accompanied by her band, guides the audience on a journey from traditional to contemporary Native American culture while highlighting Joy Harjo's poetry. Guests, poet/professor Molly McGlennen and poet/historian Evan Pritchard, add insight throughout.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Saturday October 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Alpha Omega  
    Contact: Nyhisha Gibbs     nyhboda@aol.com
    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Sarah Vowell Live!  
    Contact: Tom Lawrence   (845) 485-3445 x3306   administration@poklib.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Monday October 9, 2017
     Library District Closed  
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Poetry in the Garden: NEA Big Read  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Poetry in the Garden on Indigenous Peoples' Day - an outdoor poetry reading event featuring poet Cassandra Clarke and members of the Fall Kill Partnership Garden.

Meet in garden behind Family Partnership Building, 29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie.

    Location: Fall Kill Partnership Garden

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Feather Painting Workshop  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Join Taino artist Mercedes Garcia to learn about feather symbolism in indigenous culture. Get creative and design your own personal ‘sacred feather’. For teens and tweens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Using a Smartphone  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

This introductory two hour class will help you unlock the unlimited potential of your smartphone.  Whether you are considering a purchase, just got a new phone, or have had one for years, come to our Smartphone Class to learn how to get the most out of your smartphone.   The class will cover basic smartphone navigation features and functions.

You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM NEA Big Read Harvest Moon Event  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x 3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

Come to the Poughkeepsie Farm Project barns for a harvest program with guest presenters Sarah Elisabeth (herbalist and farmer) and Katie Key (natural foods chef). Discuss fall vegetables and how to store them for the winter, and hone your culinary skills on a delicious Fall Succotash. 

51 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie

    Location: Vassar Farm Barns

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Using a Smartphone  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

This introductory two hour class will help you unlock the unlimited potential of your smartphone.  Whether you are considering a purchase, just got a new phone, or have had one for years, come to our Smartphone Class to learn how to get the most out of your smartphone.   The class will cover basic smartphone navigation features and functions.

You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Joseph Bruchac Poetry  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn about our Little Read’s award-winning poet Joseph Bruchac. Read some of his poems about Native American culture then write one of your own in his style. Grades 3-8. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wellness Wednesdays  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Join Nutritionist Megan Murray for an interactive, activity-based workshop.  A healthy food preparation and tasting included. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Using the Library in Your Job Search  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn about the best sites for job listings, resume-building tools, as well as print and online resources to help you during the interviewing process.

You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NEA Big Read: Readings by the Fireplace  
    Contact: Stephanie Harrison   (845)677-3611   director@millbrooklibrary.org
   

Big Read partner, Millbrook Library, hosts Readings by the Fireplace with the Hudson Valley Writers' Workshop. Enjoy poems and prose informed by Native American themes read by the crackling fireplace.  Light refreshments.

3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook

    Location: Millbrook Library

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM NEA Big Read Book Discussion  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Join Big Read Coordinator, Jewel Ratzlaff, for a lively discussion of Joy Harjo's "How We Became Human". Light refreshments.

 

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM DCRCOC Class  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce class.

For DCRCOC only.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Media Lab - OPEN LAB  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your own project or choose one of ours. For teens. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Astronaut Pudding  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

What do they eat in space? An astronaut will show us the pantry aboard the International Space Station; then we’ll make and eat astronaut pudding! Grades K-5. Registration required.

 
    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club de Lectura en español: “Almas hispanas”  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Te gusta leer y deseas iniciarte en el fascinante mundo de la lectura? Un libro es un buen compañero y te brinda conocimiento y entretenimiento. Date la oportunidad de leer, aprender y compartir. Nos reuniremos una vez al mes para leer y discutir temas diversos e interesantes, como: salud, motivación, autoestima, cocina, novela de ficción, biografías, etc. No necesitas tener conocimientos previos, la idea es que todos juntos aprendamos y compartamos. Atrévete y aventúrate en una experiencia de aprendizaje. No requiere inscripción. ?(No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Northern Dutchess Symphony Board Meeting  
    Contact: Dave Baxter     dbaxter1@hvc.rr.com
    Location: Adriance - Teen Study Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Poughkeepsie Baha'is  
    Contact: Tamara Bond-Williams     queentiye74@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NEA Big Read Scholar-Led Discussion  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Join Dr. Lea Graham, Associate Professor of English at Marist College, for a lively discussion of Joy Harjo's "How We Became Human".

 

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Friday October 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Call and Response: Between the Heart and the Sun  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Dr. Lea Graham explores Joy Harjo’s use of call and response in 'How We Became Human'. Together, we will discuss the effects of this technique on the reader and consider how it corresponds to the musical/dance traditions of indigenous peoples and those of blues, jazz, and gospel music. As in the tradition of call and response, this talk welcomes audience participation as we think through this poetic/musical form and its impact on individual imagination, performance, and the community. Presenter is Dr. Graham, Associate Professor of English at Marist College.

Henry Hudson Room in Fontaine Hall, Near North Entrance of Campus

    Location: Marist College Fontaine Hall
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Little Read: Craft Workshop & Book Talk  
    Contact: Hyde Park Free Library Youth   (845)229-7791   
   

This program includes a book talk on Joseph Bruchac's 'Eagle Song' followed by a craft session making talking sticks.  Refreshments include edible teepees.  For children in grades 2 - 5. Register with Hyde Park Free Library. www.hydeparkfreelibrary.org

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Big Read Craft Night: Last Line Poems  
    Contact: Anna Mondello   (845)452-3141   amondello@LAGlib.org
   

Bring a copy of Joy Harjo’s 'How We Became Human' to the library to discuss, then create poetry using the collaborative ‘last line’ system. Register with LaGrange Association Library. www.LAGlib.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Big Read Film Series: Little Big Man  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845)229-7791   
   

The Hyde Park Free Library hosts a Friday evening Big Read Film Series starting tonight with the 1970 hit, 'Little Big Man'.  No charge.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library

Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Big Read Documentary: Reel Injun  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

This 2010 documentary examines Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans over the past century, and how this directly influeced public perception and stereotyping. Q and A to follow.  1 hour, 25 minutes

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Hudson Valley Philharmonic & The NEA Big Read  
    Contact:    (845)473-2072   
   

Hudson Valley Philharmonic with R. Carlos Nakai
Once again the Hudson Valley Philharmonic collaborates with the NEA Big Read for an exciting concert celebrating 'home-grown' works and featuring Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai.  Join Maestro Randall Fleisher for a pre-concert talk at 7 pm. Tickets available only through the Bardavon Box Officewww.bardavon.org
 

    Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House

Sunday October 15, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Joy Harjo's Poetry in Context: NEA Big Read  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Dr. Molly McGlennen teaches Native American Studies at Vassar College and is an enthusiast of Harjo’s work. McGlennen has authored several books of poetry and many scholarly articles. She researches and lectures on themes of Native American literature, contemporary poetry, Native American feminisms and urban experiences, Native American visual culture, and poetry writing. She inspires and challenges listeners to greater understanding of the diversity of Native Peoples’ culture, history, and contemporary experience.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Excel 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about formulas, functions, creating a chart and filtering.

Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Weekly Hoop Dance Workshop!  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn to use hula hoops in new and unexpected ways in this popular workshop. Hoop dancing is a graceful prop dance that encourages coordination, creativity, and perseverance. Hoop dancing improves mind-body connection, coordination, focus, and concentration during and after the class. Class will include gentle stretches, the basics of waist hooping, exploration of off-body tricks, and team building activities. Grades 5-12.  Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Adriance Honors  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

The recipients of this year's Adriance honors will be Anne constantinople and Christine Cuttler.  The presentation of the awards will take place at Locust Grove beginning at 5:30 pm.  Art Upright is serving as Honorary Chair of the event.  Hot and cold hors d'ouerves, dessert, and a variety of beverages will be served. Pre-registration is required. Inquiries at (845)485-3445 x 3371.

To purchase tickets, click link below.

    Location: Locust Grove
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The Future of Europe: Coping with the Crisis.   The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?  Facilitator: Jean-Claude Fouere, WACMHV and Marist College.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Hudson Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
    Contact: Theresa Norbom   (845) 229-4680 x104   theresa@hudsonvalleyltcop.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Spine Poetry  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Pull some books off the shelf and create your own poetry using only the book spines.  For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Perform basic work-related tasks, learn the new features and how Windows 10 can work with Cortana and the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, with the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Join county recycling educator Kerry Russell for an interactive presentation about recycling! Registration required. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM La Guelaguetza  
    Contact: Jessica Sherman   (845) 485-3445 x3315   jsherman@poklib.org
    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Resume Critique  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Professional feedback to strengthen your resume. Bring a printed copy of your resume.

No registration is required, but please call the library the day of the scheduled session to confirm it is still being held. Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance  
    Contact: Caroline Fenner     mscarolinefenner@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Big Read Book Discussion: Joy Harjo  
    Contact:    (845)889-4683   
   

Join the Staatsburg Library community for a thoughtful discussion of Joy Harjo's 'How We Became Human'. www.staatsburglibrary.org

    Location: Staatsburg Library

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Hudson Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
    Contact: Theresa Norbom   (845) 229-4680 x104   theresa@hudsonvalleyltcop.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Perform basic work-related tasks, learn the new features and how Windows 10 can work with Cortana and the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NEA Big Read Book Discussion with Dr. James Cotter  
    Contact: Alison Herrero   (845)831-1134   
   

Dr. James Cotter, Professor of English at Mount Saint Mary College, leads a stimulating book discussion of Joy Harjo’s 'How We Became Human'.  Light refreshments will be served. Howland Public Library is at 313 Main Street in Beacon. www. beaconlibrary.org

    Location: Howland Public Library
   3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Spack Readers' Big Read Book Discussion  
    Contact: Bonnie Fulmer   (845)876-5696   
   

Enjoy some light afternoon fare as you join the discussion of Joseph Bruchac's book 'Code Talkers'. Leader will also present some of Joy Harjo’s poems for discussion. Contact Bonnie for details.  Table Talk Diner is at 2521 South Road/Rte 9, Poughkeepsie.

    Location: Table Talk Diner
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM What's Inside an Owl Pellet?  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Dissect a sterilized owl pellet to find the skeletons left over from the owl’s meal. Grades 2-8. Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day  
    Contact: Brenda Squires     
   

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day with the RMP (Rap, Poetry, Music) and Improv Clubs. This student-led performance is free and open to the public. Enjoy the talented stars of tomorrow onstage. The event is in Bowne Hall on the DCC campus. Signs will be posted.
 

    Location: Dutchess Community College-Bowne Hall
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about formulas, functions, creating a chart and filtering.

Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM First Dutchess Quilters  
    Contact: Carol Weber     rodian@optonline.net
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Coffee Talk with Ori  
    Contact: Dan Matranga   (845)485-3445 x3355   dmatranga@poklib.org
   

Meet Ori Brachfeld, owner/proprietor of The Ugly Mug coffee and Tea of Poughkeepsie (on Market Street, by the Bardavon).  He will talk about his passion - the perfect cup of coffee...and the beans, roasting, and brewing required to produce it. Sample delicious coffees, learn proper brewing techniques and hear about his staff's hand-crafted coffe creations.

    Location: Adriance - Staff Room (Third Floor)
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Books and Brew Book Club  
    Contact: Chris Morgan   485-3445 x3357   cmorgan@poklib.org
   

Book:  Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff.  A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

We meet at Juan Murphy's Irish Pub and Mexican Grub 796 Main Street Poughkeepsie (Formerly The Dubliner).

    Location: Juan Murphy's

Thursday October 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Hudson Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
    Contact: Theresa Norbom   (845) 229-4680 x104   theresa@hudsonvalleyltcop.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Big Read Planning Meeting  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Community partners gather to plan Big Read.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Literary Luncheon Book Club: Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Stephanie Harrison   (845)677-3611   
   

Join the Millbrook Library community for a lunchtime book discussion.  Joy Harjo's 'How We Became Human'.  www.millbrooklibrary.org

    Location: Millbrook Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fulton Avenue Big Read Book Club  
    Contact: Marcia Fishman   (845)471-1241   bemaje1@aol.com
   

Join the Fulton Avenue book group for another Big Read book discussion.  Meet in the community room at Collegeview tower, 141 Fulton Ave, Poughkeepsie. Please contact Marcia if you wish to attend.

    Location: Collegeview Tower
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Media Lab - 3D Printing  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Each week will offer a different challenging project or work on your own project. Design your 3D creation on Tinkercad and we will print it!  For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Colored Corn Mosaic  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Create your own beautiful corn mosaic as you explore the history and culture of the indigenous people who developed the art form. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Little Read Book Discussion: Joseph Bruchac  
    Contact: Hyde Park Free Library Youth   (845)229-7791   
   

Everyone shares what they learned from Joseph Bruchac’s novel 'The Warriors'.  For children in grades 6 and up.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nature Poetry with Tony Pena  
    Contact: Alison Herrero   (845) 831-1134   
   

Join Beacon Poet Laureate, Tony Pena, for an evening of nature-inspired poetry. Mr. Pena will read his original works.  Light refreshments will be served. www.beaconlibrary.org The Howland Public Library is at 313 Main Street in Beacon.

    Location: Howland Public Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening of Poetry featuring Anne Minusinski  
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversations at 92Y  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday October 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Students Meet Big Read Author Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Joy Harjo is the featured author for this year's NEA Big Read.  She was born in Oklahoma, of Muscogee (Creek) heritage. She is an acclaimed poet and musician. Her anthology 'How We Became Human' is the focus of High School student study and adult book groups this year. Joy will travel across the region today speaking to students in several schools.

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Big Read Film Series: Smoke Signals  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845)229-7791   
   

The Hyde Park Free Library hosts a Friday evening Big Read Film Series; tonight screening the 1998 movie, 'Smoke Signals'.  No charge.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library

Saturday October 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lisa Gold, Family Health NP Workshop  
    Contact: Lisa Gold, FNP   (845) 654-0506   lisagoldfnp@gmail.com
   

Join Lisa, FNP, functinal medicine practitioner and her special guests for a discussion about some of the overlooked causes of autoimmune disease.  Learn about the immune system and the underlying reasons that balance can be lost.  Find out steps to take to restore and revitalize the body.  Leave with a plan you can use right away to create more energy, less pain and more clarity.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Write, Write, and Re-Write  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Come and bring your works in progress and receive feedback from your peers. All writing genres welcome. Open to adults and young adults. We meet the third Saturday of the month.  No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Introduction to Babysitting  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. All participants should bring a notebook and pen or pencil, and lunch. Ages 10-18. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM NEA Big Read Author: Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Joy Harjo brings to life her poetry and music in an unforgettable performance. Meet the dynamic woman who continues to inspire artists of all ages. Harjo is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious $100,000 Lily Foundation Poetry Award. Q & A will follow.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Drum Circle and Poetry Reading  
    Contact: Ardith Orr   (845)486-4571   
   

This free family event includes a drum circle with poetry readings, followed by a reception with light refreshments.  www.cunneen-hackett.org

    Location: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Big Read Literary Salon: Readings, Wine, Dessert  
    Contact: Katherine Reilly   (845)724-3414   kreilly@beekmanlibrary.org
   

In honor of the NEA Big Read, the Beekman Library hosts its annual Literary Salon in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Writers’ Workshop and the Creative Writing Group at Greenhaven Correctional Institution. In addition, the public is invited to read aloud their own work on themes of poetry, spirituality, humanity, and music as poetry. Event is for adults. Readings must be submitted for review by October 5 to kreilly@beekmanlibrary.org.  Wine and light desserts will be served. www.beekmanlibrary.org

    Location: Beekman Library

Sunday October 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Big Read Open Mic  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845)229-7791   
   

Join the Hyde Park Free Library community Open Mic event; today focusing on music and readings with Native American Themes.  (Suggested donation: $5)

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Haudenosaunee 101/Sisters in Spirit  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Elder Frieda Jacques shares lessons from her Haudenosaunee culture, especially the governing system which established a balance of responsibilities between women and men.  Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner shares her research on how Haudenosaunee women sparked the revolutionary vision of early EuroAmerican feminists in New York State. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Monday October 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Excel 103  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about Excel – multi-sheet formulas, conditional formatting and more!

Prerequisite: Excel 101 & Excel 102 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Weekly Hoop Dance Workshop!  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn to use hula hoops in new and unexpected ways in this popular workshop. Hoop dancing is a graceful prop dance that encourages coordination, creativity, and perseverance. Hoop dancing improves mind-body connection, coordination, focus, and concentration during and after the class. Class will include gentle stretches, the basics of waist hooping, exploration of off-body tricks, and team building activities. Grades 5-12.  Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes and Speaker Presentation- Mercedes Garcia  
    Contact: Laura M. Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Jewelry Making-Taino artist Mercedes Garcia shares from her cultural heritage and leads the group in a jewelry making project. Fabricación de joyas- La artista Taino Mercedes Garcia comparte su herencia cultural y lidera el grupo en un proyecto de fabricación de joyería.

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in Charwat Meeting Room, Small Periodicals Room and Teen Study Room. All levels welcome. Please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to register at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

A unique culinary lecture and cooking demonstration that highlights the ingredients and food preparation techniques of America’s First Peoples. Native Chef Sean Sherman showcases indigenous cuisine on the release of his new cookbook, 'The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen'.  Cookbooks available for purchase and signing.  Seating is limited - registration required.

Conrad N. Hilton Library, Danny Kaye Theatre

    Location: Culinary Institute of America

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Hudson Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
    Contact: Theresa Norbom   (845) 229-4680 x104   theresa@hudsonvalleyltcop.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Scary Button Making  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Draw a unique creature or find one on-line. We supply the all button supplies. For teens and tweens. Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Introduction to Selling Online  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Interested in selling online but not sure where to begin? Do you like the idea of selling across multiple platforms and marketplaces but not sure which one is right for you?   Come learn about some of the many places to sell online.  This class will introduce you to eBay, Etsy and Amazon and teach you the basics to get started with selling online.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Halloween Snacks  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sink your fangs into some tasty Halloween snacks that we will prepare together!  Grades 3-8. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer   (845) 264-1206   gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lourdes Rowing Association Board Meeting  
    Contact: Ellen Serencsics     lourdescrew1@gmail.com
    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Native American Myths with Storyteller Vickie Raabin  
    Contact: Alison Herrero   (845)831-1134   
   

Join performer/storyteller Vickie Raabin for a journey of discovery through Native American myths.  Program will conclude with the making of a simple corn husk doll. The Howland Public Library is at 313 Main Street in Beacon.

    Location: Howland Public Library

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Hudson Valley Long Term Care Ombudsman Program  
    Contact: Theresa Norbom   (845) 229-4680 x104   theresa@hudsonvalleyltcop.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Selling Online  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Interested in selling online but not sure where to begin? Do you like the idea of selling across multiple platforms and marketplaces but not sure which one is right for you?   Come learn about some of the many places to sell online.  This class will introduce you to eBay, Etsy and Amazon and teach you the basics to get started with selling online.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Corn Husk Dolls & Popcorn  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Join Poughkeepsie Farm Project for an afternoon of storytelling, traditional crafts, and cooking!  Children will have the opportunity to sit with local elder Vickie Raabin to learn the art of corn husk dolls and natural ink.  Natural foods chef Katie Key will guide how to cook and season delicious locally-grown popcorn. Grades K- 5. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 103  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about Excel – multi-sheet formulas, conditional formatting and more!

Prerequisite: Excel 101 & Excel 102 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Spooky Story Teller  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

The incomparable David Neilsen presents spine-tingling tales of ghoulish ghosts, spooky specters, and fiendish fools. The family that screams together, stays together! Families with children grades K and up. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Big Read Book Club Discussion: Joy Harjo  
    Contact:    (845)297-3428   
   

Join the Grinnell Library community for an engaging discussion of Harjo's poetry anthology 'How We Became Human'. www.grinnell-library.org

    Location: Grinnell Public Library District
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Youth Book Discussion: Bruchac's Eagle Song  
    Contact: Mary Wickham   (845)452-3141   mwickham@LAGlib.org
   

Everyone share what they liked and what they learned from Joseph Bruchac's 'Eagle Song'.  For children in grades 4-5. Please register.  www.LAGlibrary.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Board of Trustees  
   

Monthly meeting of the Library District's Board of Trustees.  Preceded by warrant review at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   7:15 PM  -  8:45 PM NEA Big Read Movie: Smoke Signals  
    Contact: Deb Shon   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Arnold (Gary Farmer) rescued Thomas (Evan Adams) from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor (Adam Beach) resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family. Uneasy rivals and friends, Thomas and Victor spend their days killing time on a Coeur d'Alene reservation in Idaho and arguing about their cultural identities. When Arnold dies, the duo set out on a cross-country journey to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold's ashes.  (1998, 1 hr 28 min, PG-13)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Media Lab - Scary Button Making  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Each week will offer a different challenging project or work on your own project. Draw a unique creature or find one on-line. We supply the all button supplies.  For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Make Your Own Halloween Treats  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Make delicious Halloween treats that will tantalize your tongue. Costumes optional! Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Scary Stories around the Campfire  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Share s’mores and scary stories around our “campfire.” Come if you dare! Grades 3-8. Registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Literacy Connections Annual Meeting  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Big Read Gallery Talk/Panel/Readings  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Native Texts and Robert Rauschenberg’s Opal Gospel
Poets and curators come together for an explanation of the ways artist Robert Rauschenberg used Native American texts in a 3-dimensional object that can itself be considered a visual poem.  Opal Gospel, ten silkscreen prints on acrylic, is in the permanent collection of the Art Center and will be on view for the program. Museum curatorial staff collaborates with poet/editor Alex Raz and Vassar faculty member Dr. Molly McGlennen.

A poetry open mic in the galleries will follow.

    Location: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Big Read Book Discussion: Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Katherine Reilly   (845)724-3414   
   

Join the Beekman Library community for a stimulating discussion of Joy Harjo's poetry anthology, 'How We Became Human'.

    Location: Beekman Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Not Your Mama’s Book Group  
    Contact: Tammy Myers   845-485-3445 x3409   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Book:  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.  "Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot."

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 1760s: Fighting for the Same Land  
    Contact: Alison Herrero   (845) 831-1134   
   

Fighting for the Same Land – Wappinger Indians and Tenant Rebels of the 1760s
Join Dr. James Merrell, author and Professor of History at Vassar College, for an intriguing talk about how three competing forces fought for the same lands here in the Hudson Valley: landlords, Wappinger Indians, and rioting tenant farmers. The Howland Public Library is at 313 Main Street in Beacon.

    Location: Howland Public Library

Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Big Read Film Series: Pow Wow Highway  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845)229-7791   
   

The Hyde Park Free Library hosts a Friday evening Big Read Film Series; tonight screening the 1989 film 'Pow Wow Highway', a Sundance Award Winner.  No charge.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library

Saturday October 28, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Hudson Valley Shop Talk  
    Contact: Kimberely Sabatini     kimmiepoppins@mac.com
   

The Hudson Valley Shop Talk is a SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and illustrators http://www.scbwi.org) affiliated group open to teen and adult writers or illustrators working in the field of Children's Literature.  we are a supportative Kid Lit community made up of a mixture of publihed and pre-published writers and illustrators.  We would love to have you join us.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Read - Iroquois Artifact Trunk  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

Children in grades K - 8 are invited to learn about the history and culture of the Iroquois Indians using authentic artifacts provided by the Dutchess County Historical Society’s 'Artifact Trunks for Education' initiative. Some items you will see, touch, and learn about include an Iroquois headdress, a turtle rattle, a wampum belt, and a coyote pelt.

    Location: Friends Book Store at Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Grasp the basics of internet surfing such as opening Internet Explorer, using the minimizing, restore, and close buttons, resizing windows, and using the address bar. We will also show you how you can be safe online so you can enjoy being on the internet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skills.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Sunday October 29, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM NEA Big Read Poetry Writing Workshop: Phillip Levine  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Your Poetry with Phillip X Levine

Levine (Chronogram poetry editor) will lead a poetry writing workshop focused on the difficult task of revisiting poems you never completed. Participants will be asked to email three poems (of moderate length) to Phillip two weeks prior to the workshop. Poets are encouraged to pick exactly those poems that they have never gotten quite right. During the workshop each participant's work will be shared for feedback. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Work should be mailed to Phillip X Levine <pprod@mindspring.com>, with the poems in the body of the email or as attachments in some standard format.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mystery Mondays Book Discussion  
    Contact: Suzanne Christensen   (845)485-3445 x3422   ntchristensen@netzero.net
   

Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen.  Today the group discusses Tana French's 'Faithful Place'. (British Isles Mystery)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Working With Your Digital Photos  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn how to move your pictures from your digital camera, phone or tablet to a computer, view them and save them to a USB/Flash drive (must bring your own drive). 

NOTE: This class is for digital cameras AND mobile devices (bring your cable to connect your device to our computers).
You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Weekly Hoop Dance Workshop!  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn to use hula hoops in new and unexpected ways in this popular workshop. Hoop dancing is a graceful prop dance that encourages coordination, creativity, and perseverance. Hoop dancing improves mind-body connection, coordination, focus, and concentration during and after the class. Class will include gentle stretches, the basics of waist hooping, exploration of off-body tricks, and team building activities. Grades 5-12.  Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Ancestry.com  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn about all this popular database has to offer people doing genealogical research.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Board Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Town of Poughkeepsie Democratic Committee  
    Contact: Kelly Lappan     klappan56@aol.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Big Read Workshop: Appreciation the Poetry of Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845) 229-7791   
   

Writer and teacher Constance Skedgell leads a workshop on Harjo’s poetry.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM United Way Council  
    Contact: Tom Lawrence   (845) 485-3445 x3306   administration@poklib.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Hauntingly Horrific Hangout  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Stop by the Teen Room for some scary treats and frightening activities. For teens. No registration needed.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM eBooks, eMagazines, Downloading/Streaming Music  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

The library offers a large selection of electronic books and full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.  Come learn how to browse and borrow the library’s large selection of eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines that you can access on your computer, smartphone or tablet (available to all Mid-Hudson Library patrons).

Also learn how to download and stream music for free from a selection of over 6 million songs and over 13,000 videos via Freegal, a downloadable music service available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District patrons.

Prerequisite: basic computer skills. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Attack on the Fort  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Build your own fort and catapult out of craft supplies! See who will emerge victorious! Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Big Read: Dramatic Reading of Harjo Poetry  
    Contact:    (845) 889-4683   
   

Join the Staatsburg Library community for a dramatic presentation of Joy Harjo's poetry.

    Location: Staatsburg Library

Thursday November 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Students Meet Author Joseph Bruchac  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Award-winning Little Read author Joseph Bruchac visits the region.  An internationally-known storyteller, Bruchac brings an engaging presentation to elementary school students who have been studying his books.

Today: Hagan Elementary School, Overlook Elementary School

   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Joseph Bruchac Visit  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Little Read author Joseph Bruchac in person! This prolific author makes Native American culture pop off the page with an engaging presentation that includes storytelling, music, and poetry. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Celebrating the Poetry of Joy Harjo  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Come listen to selections of Joy Harjo's poetry read by members of the community.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Friday November 3, 2017
   7:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Big Read Bus Trip  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

Travel with the Friends to the tip of Manhattan to the National Museum of the American Indian. Enjoy a private, guided tour of the exhibit, 'Infinity of Nations', which features works of art from Native North, Central, and South America.

Then the bus stops at Bryant Park’s Winter Village for lunch (on your own) and browsing at the many eateries, gourmet kiosks, and Holiday Shops. At 2:45 pm, we meet at the NY Public Library for a private tour of must-see spaces—including the recently restored Rose Main Reading Room and the Library’s exhibitions. Departing NYC at 5 pm.

Meet at the Spratt Park parking lot (near concession stand) on Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie for bus departure at 7 am.

Adult (13-64): $60
Senior (65+): $55
Child (up to 12): $45

Children aged 18 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Purchase tickets online at link below or in-person at the Friends’ Book Store on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.
Tickets are non-refundable.

    Location: New York City
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Students Meet Author Joseph Bruchac  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Award-winning Little Read author Joseph Bruchac visits the region.  An internationally-known storyteller, Bruchac brings an engaging presentation to elementary school students who have been studying his books.

Today: Haviland Middle School, St. Peter's School, Ralph R. Smith Elementary School

   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Early Childhood Developmental Check-up  
    Contact: Nicole Guenkel   845-485-3445x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Complete a brief questionnaire and have five areas of your child’s development evaluated by an Astor Early Childhood Educator. 45 minutes per child, ages 2 months-5 years. Call 211 to make your appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Big Read Film Series: Geronimo: An American Legend  
    Contact: Greg Callahan   (845)229-7791   
   

The Hyde Park Free Library hosts a Friday evening Big Read Film Series; tonight screening the 1994 movie, 'Geronimo: An American Legend'.  No charge.

    Location: Hyde Park Free Library

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Alpha Omega  
    Contact: Nyhisha Gibbs     nyhboda@aol.com
    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exercise Your Writing!  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Writer’s Block?  Lacking motivation and inspiration?  Come exercise your writing with prompts and group sharing.  Please bring a notebook and preferred writing implement.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Big Write: A Student Poetry Project  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Poets Celia Bland and Gretchen Primack host this public reading of the work of local High School students interspersed with their own published poetry. Two students from each participating High School will be selected by their peers and teachers to read their work. Poems must be submitted in advance to Celia Bland (bland@bard.edu) by November 2.  Light refreshments.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

 Includes stories, songs, action rhymes, and a small craft for 3-5 year olds. Parents and siblings welcome. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Early Childhood Developmental Check-up  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Complete a brief questionnaire and have five areas of your child's development evaluated by an Astor Early Childhood Educator. 45 minutes per child, ages 2 months-5 years. Call 211 to make your appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft PowerPoint 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Design beginner level presentations.

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Crafting Con Amigos  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore new craft supplies and techniques every week! Presentadora habla Español. Grades K-5. No registration required.

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Do It Yourself With Microsoft Publisher  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to create basic publications such as flyers, business cards and brochures.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 101 or equivalent experience.You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Membership Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM United Way of Dutchess/Orange  
    Contact: Rebecca Lull   471-1900 x3113   rlull@uwdor.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year-olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Read StoryTime & Craft  
    Contact: Mary Wickham   (845)452-3141   mwickham@LAGlib.org
   

Enjoy the art and poetry of Joseph Bruchac’s book 'The Earth Beneath Sky Bear’s Feet', and have fun with a related craft. For children PreK - grade 2. www.LAGlib.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhyme, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Active participation of adult caregiver is required. No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Little Read: Loom Weaving  
    Contact: Mary Wickham   (845)452-3141   mwickham@LAGlib.org
   

Kids can learn about weaving, make a cardboard loom, and then use it to create a keepsake. For children in grades K-5. www.LAGlib.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BLC-Bilingual Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music enhanced with Spanish vocabulary for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

Libros, historias en la pizarra de fieltro y música con la introducción de vocabulario en español para niños de 3 a 5 años, seguido de una hora de juego didáctico guiado.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Native American Dreamcatchers  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk    (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn about the cultural significance of dreamcatchers in Native American culture and then weave one for yourself.   For teens. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM PC Basics  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn how to start up and shut down a PC; how to open, close and resize windows; use the taskbar to move between windows. Includes practice time.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Events   845-485-3445 x3320   youth;
    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Story Cloths  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Learn how cultures around the world record their stories on quilts and tapestries by looking at examples of story cloths and then make your own with paper and fabric. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Job Club  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Support group for job seekers. Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network.

Presented by Dutchess County One Stop Career Center.

Register for the full series of workshops! Registration available for October 4 session only.

For more information contact Sue Chance at Dutchess One Stop:
schance@dutchessonestop.org
845-249-4641

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Rhyme and Play Time  
    Contact: Children's Room Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

This language enrichment program features songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories, followed by 30 minutes of play and socialization. For birth to 23 months. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PLC- Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Disney Infinity Game Design Club with IBM  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

IBM teams up with the Library District to teach computer programming through video game design. Choose a Jedi or a Sith character and learn new Creativi-Toy interfaces on the Tatooine themed Toy Box, "Holocron Heuristics".  Grades 3-8.  Registration Required. 

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wellness Wednesdays  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Join Nutritionist Megan Murray for an interactive, activity-based workshop.  A healthy food preparation and tasting included. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM POSTPONED - Lecture: The Vietnam War Today  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Lecture now on Tuesday, November 14.  No war since the American Civil War has seared the U.S. national consciousness like Vietnam. The controversies surrounding it tore the nation apart, and its legacies continue to shape our understanding of the past and the present. The war forced Americans to ask fundamental questions about their country’s role in the world and its use of power. This talk examines the place of the Vietnam War in the nation’s history and traces its meaning and legacies. Robert. K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, joined the Vassar faculty in 1994. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the Vietnam War and negotiations to end deadly conflict.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday November 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM United Way of Dutchess/Orange  
    Contact: Rebecca Lull   471-1900 x3113   rlull@uwdor.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Sensory Lab  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Sensory and fine motor skills exploration through unique art processes for children ages 18 months to five years old accompanied by an adult caregiver. Dress for mess! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A story time for two-year olds featuring books, rhymes, flannel board stories and music. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:40 AM  -  11:00 AM Toot & Scoot  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Movement and music program featuring songs, instruments, rhymes, and interactive play for children ages 1-5. Space is limited – please register for Monday OR Thursday class. 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM PLC Preschooler Learning Center Story Time and Guided Play  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Books, flannel board stories, and music for children ages 3-5, followed by an hour of guided play in the Discovery Stations. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Egyptology  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Explore ancient Egypt. Make your own cartouche and learn about mummies. Grades K-5. Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Mad Science of the Hudson Valley  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Are magicians REALLY doing magic? Most of the spectacular demonstrations created by magicians LOOK like magic, but are really science. Families with children grades K-5. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Children's Room Story Nook (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clases de Computación  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¡Venga y aprenda computación con nosotros! Le enseñaremos los fundamento: básicos para trabajar en una computadora. Pratique en las computadoras de la biblioteca Inscríbase con anticipación y asista una vez por semana. Cupo máximo para 10 personas. Comunicarse con Elva Corbaton al (845) 485-3445 x 3321 o enviar un mensaje a ecorbaton@poklib.org. No se requiere registro. (No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)

Friday November 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM TLC-Toddler Learning Center  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

A program focused on importance of play featuring toys, books and activities for children ages 18-36 months accompanied by an adult caregiver. Community resource people available to parents/caregivers. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Little Read Crafternoon: Rainsticks  
    Contact: Mary Wickham   (845)452-3141   mwickham@LAGlib.org
   

Don’t miss a chance to hear the rain inside the library! Then complete the craft and make it ‘rain’ at home. For children PreK - grade 2. www.LAGlib.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Big Read Craft Night: Paint a Poem  
    Contact: Anna Mondello   (845)452-3141   amondello@LAGlib.org
   

Bring a copy of Harjo’s 'How We Became Human'; we will discuss the poems that resonate most and use those as inspiration for a small painting. www.LAGlib.org

    Location: LaGrange Association Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Big Read Closing Event  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

We’ll reflect on our five week Big Read adventure, enjoy an exhibit of work produced by participating students, and maybe hear a poem or song as well. The 2018 Big Read Book Selection will be revealed and free books distributed to those in attendance.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Sunday November 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Open House: Local History Room  
    Contact: Kira Thompson   (845)485-3445 x3350   kthompson@poklib.org
   

In honor of Veteran's Day, come take a look at the Local History room's materials regarding local soldiers and veterans, as well as Dutchess County's war efforts throughout American history.

    Location: Local History Room

Monday November 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn to use VLOOKUP in Excel and quickly find relevant data. Also learn about Absolute vs. Relative references and how to use data validation.

Prerequisite:  Excel 101, 102 & 103 or equivalent experienceYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Conflict in the South China Sea.   The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.  Facilitator: Matthew Murray, WACMHV and Dutchess Community College.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Internet 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Grasp the basics of internet surfing such as opening Internet Explorer, using the minimizing, restore, and close buttons, resizing windows, and using the address bar. We will also show you how you can be safe online so you can enjoy being on the internet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skills.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lecture: The Vietnam War Today  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

No war since the American Civil War has seared the U.S. national consciousness like Vietnam. The controversies surrounding it tore the nation apart, and its legacies continue to shape our understanding of the past and the present. The war forced Americans to ask fundamental questions about their country’s role in the world and its use of power. This talk examines the place of the Vietnam War in the nation’s history and traces its meaning and legacies. Robert. K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, joined the Vassar faculty in 1994. He is a specialist on the history of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the Vietnam War and negotiations to end deadly conflict.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer & Tablet Buying – Help & Tips  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Looking for a computer? This class will help you understand the specifications so you can shop for the features and performance you require.

Note: we do not recommend specific computers or manufacturers and we will not be covering Apple computers

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn to use VLOOKUP in Excel and quickly find relevant data. Also learn about Absolute vs. Relative references and how to use data validation.

Prerequisite: Excel 101, 102 & 103 or equivalent experienceYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM First Dutchess Quilters  
    Contact: Carol Weber     rodian@optonline.net
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Board of Trustees  
   

Monthly meeting of the Library District's Board of Trustees.  Preceded by warrant review at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Books and Brew Book Club  
    Contact: Chris Morgan   485-3445 x3357   cmorgan@poklib.org
   

Book:  Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.  "Borne, the latest novel from New Weird author Jeff VanderMeer, is a story of loving self-sacrifice, hallucinatory beauty, and poisonous trust . . . Heady delights only add to the engrossing richness of Borne. The main attraction is a tale of mothers and monsters--and of how we make each other with our love." ?Nisi Shawl, The Washington Post

We meet at Juan Murphy's Irish Pub and Mexican Grub 796 Main Street Poughkeepsie (Formerly The Dubliner).

    Location: Juan Murphy's

Thursday November 16, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club de Lectura en español: “Almas hispanas”  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Te gusta leer y deseas iniciarte en el fascinante mundo de la lectura? Un libro es un buen compañero y te brinda conocimiento y entretenimiento. Date la oportunidad de leer, aprender y compartir. Nos reuniremos una vez al mes para leer y discutir temas diversos e interesantes, como: salud, motivación, autoestima, cocina, novela de ficción, biografías, etc. No necesitas tener conocimientos previos, la idea es que todos juntos aprendamos y compartamos. Atrévete y aventúrate en una experiencia de aprendizaje. No requiere inscripción. ?(No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance  
    Contact: Caroline Fenner     mscarolinefenner@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversations at 92Y  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry by Veterans  
   

Please come out and support Jay Wenk, Dayl Wise, Lawrence Winters who will read from their works.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale  
    Contact: Friends Book Store   (845)384-3445 x3423   book_store@poklib.org
   

The Aunnual Holiday Book Sale features gift-quality books of all genres, for all ages.  This year, an additional room will showcase a collection of vintage volumes.  Credit Cards accepted this year as well as Friends' Book Store Gift Certificates.

    Location: Locust Grove
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday November 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Word 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Create, edit and format simple documents. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Write, Write, and Re-Write  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Come and bring your works in progress and receive feedback from your peers. All writing genres welcome. Open to adults and young adults. We meet the third Saturday of the month.  No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale  
    Contact: Friends Book Store   (845)384-3445 x3423   book_store@poklib.org
   

The Aunnual Holiday Book Sale features gift-quality books of all genres, for all ages.  This year, an additional room will showcase a collection of vintage volumes.  Credit Cards accepted this year as well as Friends' Book Store Gift Certificates.

    Location: Locust Grove
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Artist Reception: Lori Adams  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Photographer Lori Adams hosts a relaxed reception for her exhibit entitled 'Winter Land'.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library

Sunday November 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends' Holiday Book Sale  
    Contact: Friends Book Store   (845)384-3445 x3423   book_store@poklib.org
   

The Aunnual Holiday Book Sale features gift-quality books of all genres, for all ages.  This year, an additional room will showcase a collection of vintage volumes.  Credit Cards accepted this year as well as Friends' Book Store Gift Certificates.

    Location: Locust Grove

Monday November 20, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Access 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Work with tables, add and sort records, create a data entry form, run a query and create a report.

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lecture: Civil Rights and the Anti-War Movement  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The Civil Rights Movement served as an inspiration and, at times, ally of the anti-war movement. What were the intersections between the fight for racial justice and opposition to the Vietnam War? From early statements of the Students for a Democratic Society to Martin Luther King, Jr.s 1967 "Beyond Vietnam" speech, anti-racism and opposition to the Cold War drew political and tactical inspiration from one another, each side refining its message in relation to the other. We will look at several key speeches and demonstrations from the 1960s and early 1970s to better understand these intersections.  Lee Bernstein is Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, where he has taught since 2004. 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Blood Drive  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Access 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Database creation, designing and modifying tables and forms, running an action query.

Prerequisite: Access 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter on the Big Screen  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

To honor the 20th anniversary of the publication of The Sorcerer’s Stone we will be hosting complete movie retrospective of the Harry Potter films. Bring your favorite Potter gear and join us for a magical time! No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Friday November 24, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Meet the Author: Vincent K Morris, Jr & Kid Intense  
   

Vincent was born and raised in Buffalo, NY in 1978.  He began drawing at an early age, created Kid Intense in the late 1990s, and picked up by T.R.I.B.E publishing in 2008.  If you like comic books please come out and support Vincent and meet Kid Intense.  Comic books will be for sale for $3.99, Sketches for $2.00, and Graphic Novel for $12.00.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Monday November 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mystery Mondays Book Discussion  
    Contact: Suzanne Christensen   (845)485-3445 x3422   ntchristensen@netzero.net
   

Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen. Today the group discusses Deborah Crombie's 'Water Like a Stone'. (British Isles Mystery)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft PowerPoint 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Customize existing presentations with transitions, animations, text boxes and speaker notes. 

Prerequisite: PowerPoint 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes and Speaker Presentation in Spanish  
    Contact: Laura M. Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in Charwat Meeting Room, Small Periodicals Room and Teen Study Room. All levels welcome. Please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to register at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Board Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Internet 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about the Internet...What exactly is the World Wide Web? What do those different domain names (.com, .net, .org) mean? What is the difference between http and https? Also discover great sites for practicing your new skills! 

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lourdes Rowing Association Board Meeting  
    Contact: Ellen Serencsics     lourdescrew1@gmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Town of Poughkeepsie Democratic Committee  
    Contact: Kelly Lappan     klappan56@aol.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing Services  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Introduction to 3D Printing and how you can submit projects to our 3D Printing Service at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mail Merge in Word & Excel  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn how to set up a mail merge. We will use Excel for the data and customize letters in Word. We will also create mailing labels for the letters.

Prerequisite – Microsoft Word 101 & 102 or equivalent experience.You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: Murder on the Orient Express  
    Contact: Arlington Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

1974 version In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (2017, 2 hr, 11 min PG)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday November 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Climate Science Interactive Field Trip  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Services   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   
Students from Dutchess Community College’s Environmental Economics Class will engage Middle School aged students in considering the future of our world’s energy needs through demonstrations, presentations and discussions. Grades 6-8. Registration required.  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Climate Science Interactive Field Trip  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Services   (845) 485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   
Students from Dutchess Community College’s Environmental Economics Class will engage Middle School aged students in considering the future of our world’s energy needs through demonstrations, presentations and discussions. Grades 6-8. Registration required.  
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Horneando deliciosos regalos  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

No hay una mejor manera de hacer feliz a tu familia y amigos que es endulzándoles la vida con unas ricas galletas que te enseñaremos a preparar y a empacar para que las regales durante la época de navidad. Tendrás la oportunidad de ver la preparación y tomar nota de las recetas, así como ideas para envolverlas para regalos navideños. Cupo limitado, requiere inscripción. No requiere traer los materiales. ?(No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Not Your Mama’s Book Group  
    Contact: Tammy Myers   845-485-3445 x3409   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Book:  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night." 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room

Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Alpha Kappa Alpha-Iota Alpha Omega  
    Contact: Nyhisha Gibbs     nyhboda@aol.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Family Yule Ball  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

Don your best dress robes and grab some friends- it’s time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! Dance the night away while enjoying music, activities, and magical snacks in our very own Great Hall! Activities are for 4th grade and older, but families welcome. Registration is required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Sunday December 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exercise Your Writing!  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Writer’s Block?  Lacking motivation and inspiration?  Come exercise your writing with prompts and group sharing.  Please bring a notebook and preferred writing implement.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)

Monday December 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Word 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Create, edit and format simple documents. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jr. League of Poughkeepsie Membership Meeting  
    Contact: Catherine Larkin     clarkin127@yahoo.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Introduction to Instagram  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

This course covers the basics of Instagram, the most popular photo-sharing application that allows you to take and post pictures instantly.  Learn how to interact on the app with hashtags, @’s, etc.  Bring your mobile phone with a camera to class and discover how to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.

Prerequisite: Mobile phone, basic computer skills and email account required. 

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to iPad  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

New to the iPad? Learn how to setup your e-mail for easy access, use apps, and more. Please bring your iPad. We are using iOS 10 in this class.

Prerequisite: basic computer skills and email account required. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Set up and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District Annual Meeting  
    Contact: George Mann   (845)485-3445 x3422   jackRR42@aol.com
   

The public is welcome to attend the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District's Annual Meeting, starting at 6 pm, with light refreshments to follow.  The guest speaker Andrew Coe will take the podium at 7 pm.

Author Andrew Coe co-wrote the book 'A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression' with his wife Jane Ziegelman. The book traces America's culinary history from the 1930s to the present.

The Great Depression certainly crushed America’s economy and destroyed lives. But its societal wreckage also included the decimation of something far more basic. The habit of a regular meal, or any meal, died for many. 'A Square Meal' details how the FDR food programs did more than relieve hunger. At the behest of Eleanor Roosevelt, the initiative incorporated nutritional requirements and spawned the advent of corporate food production – the foundation of today’s food economy and expectations of health from diet.

 

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Big Read Planning Meeting  
    Contact: Jewel Ratzlaff   (845)485-3445 x3372   jratzlaff@poklib.org
   

Community partners gather to plan Big Read.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Horneando deliciosos regalos  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

No hay una mejor manera de hacer feliz a tu familia y amigos que es endulzándoles la vida con unas ricas galletas que te enseñaremos a preparar y a empacar para que las regales durante la época de navidad. Tendrás la oportunidad de ver la preparación y tomar nota de las recetas, así como ideas para envolverlas para regalos navideños. Cupo limitado, requiere inscripción. No requiere traer los materiales. ?(No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jewish Federation of Dutchess County  
    Contact: Nancy Fay   (845) 471-9811   admin@jewishdutchess.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday December 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Brain Games  
    Contact: Barrie Hartman     barrie34@aol.com
   

An hour of assorted thinking games in a group setting.  No judgment; just fun, socialization and a chance to challenge yourself to improve your brainpower. Every week is something different. No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Girls Who Code  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   (845)485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

12 weeks of coding instruction, projects and games for students ages 12-18. No programming experience necessary. Registration required. 

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Reading Festival for Children  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

The Friends of PPLD collaborate with the Roosevelt Library on the 11th Annual Reading Festival.  Visit the Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Library to hear local children's authors reading aloud.  Books will be available for purchase and singing. 

    Location: FDR Library & Museum

Monday December 11, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mystery Mondays Book Discussion  
    Contact: Suzanne Christensen   (845)485-3445 x3422   ntchristensen@netzero.net
   

Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen. Today the group discusses Jonathan Gash's 'The Rich and the Profane'. (British Isles Mystery)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Word 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn to work with page setup, tabs, tables, styles, spelling tools and more.

Prerequisite: Word 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes  
    Contact: Laura Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in the Greenspan Board Room, and Reading Bay (both 3rd Floor), Children's Program Room (Cavallaro), Teen Study Room (both 2nd floor), the Genealogy Room, and Small Periodicals Room on the Main Floor. All levels welcome. To register, please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Introduction to Facebook  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Understand the basics of Facebook: how to create and use your own account, search & connect with friends, “like” your favorite organizations, and more! 

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent and email account required.

You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Using a Smartphone  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

This introductory two hour class will help you unlock the unlimited potential of your smartphone.  Whether you are considering a purchase, just got a new phone, or have had one for years, come to our Smartphone Class to learn how to get the most out of your smartphone.   The class will cover basic smartphone navigation features and functions.

You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Microsoft Excel 102  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about formulas, functions, creating a chart and filtering.

Prerequisite: Excel 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Thursday December 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Club de Lectura en español: “Almas hispanas”  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton   (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Te gusta leer y deseas iniciarte en el fascinante mundo de la lectura? Un libro es un buen compañero y te brinda conocimiento y entretenimiento. Date la oportunidad de leer, aprender y compartir. Nos reuniremos una vez al mes para leer y discutir temas diversos e interesantes, como: salud, motivación, autoestima, cocina, novela de ficción, biografías, etc. No necesitas tener conocimientos previos, la idea es que todos juntos aprendamos y compartamos. Atrévete y aventúrate en una experiencia de aprendizaje. No requiere inscripción. ?(No registration required).

 

    Location: Adriance - Cavallaro Children's Program Room (Second Floor)

Friday December 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Excel 101  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Set up and manipulate a basic spreadsheet. 

Prerequisite: basic computer skillsYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Write, Write, and Re-Write  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Come and bring your works in progress and receive feedback from your peers. All writing genres welcome. Open to adults and young adults. We meet the third Saturday of the month.  No registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Conversation with Geoff Ward  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Geoff Ward was the writer for ‘The Vietnam War’, the new film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In a conversation with Paul Sparrow, Director of the FDR Presidential Library, Geoff  will talk about the making of the film and his collaboration with Ken Burns. The principal writer of the television mini-series ‘The Civil War’ (1990), Ward has collaborated with co-producer Ken Burns on most of the documentaries he has made since.  The 2011 Burns/Ward collaboration, ‘Prohibition’, brought Ward his seventh Emmy for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. Since that project, he worked with Ken Burns on ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’, a seven-part documentary miniseries which was broadcast on PBS in September 2014.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Monday December 18, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Mondays @ Your Library  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring yourself and a friend or two to play Mah Jongg. No registration necessary. If you want to learn how to play, watch and ask questions between hands.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Excel 103  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn more about Excel – multi-sheet formulas, conditional formatting and more!

Prerequisite: Excel 101 & Excel 102 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tejiendo lazos de amistad  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

Aprende el arte del tejido con gancho y con agujas, elaborando gorros, bufadas y chales. Si eres principiante o si ya tienes conocimientos, te invitamos a unirte y tejer lazos de amistad con otras personas. Este programa es únicamente para adultos. Lista de materiales está disponible para cada proyecto. No requiere inscripción. 

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESL Classes and Speaker Presentation in Spanish  
    Contact: Laura M. Lane   (845) 452-8670   lmlane@literacyconnections.org
   

Learn English at the library! Literacy Connections will help you learn and practice English. Classes held in Charwat Meeting Room, Small Periodicals Room and Teen Study Room. All levels welcome. Please call Literacy Connections on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to register at (845) 452-8670.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Introduction to Twitter  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Learn about hashtags and best practices. Learn about “tweets” and how to “follow us on Twitter.”  

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experienceYou must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Perform basic work-related tasks, learn the new features and how Windows 10 can work with Cortana and the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Prerequisite: Internet 101 or equivalent experience. You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Excel Tips & Tricks  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Now that you are comfortable with Excel, learn how to work smarter! In this advanced class we will show you tips for accomplishing tasks faster as well as how to use some of the time-saving tools available within Excel.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 101 & 102 or equivalent experience.You must supply a current email address for confirmation purposes when registering.

An instructor will be in touch via email (or phone) up to 1 week before class. You must reply to retain your seat and receive a handout in the class.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM First Dutchess Quilters  
    Contact: Carol Weber     rodian@optonline.net
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Board of Trustees  
   

Monthly meeting of the Library District's Board of Trustees.  Preceded by warrant review at 6:30 pm.

    Location: Adriance - Greenspan Board Room (Third Floor)
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Books and Brew Book Club  
    Contact: Chris Morgan   485-3445 x3357   cmorgan@poklib.org
   

Book:  My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Book One by Emil Ferris.  Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.

We meet at Juan Murphy's Irish Pub and Mexican Grub 796 Main Street Poughkeepsie (Formerly The Dubliner).

    Location: Juan Murphy's

Thursday December 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM US Legal Support  
    Contact: US Legal Support     rbudnick@uslegalsupport.,com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Not Your Mama’s Book Group  
    Contact: Tammy Myers   845-485-3445 x3409   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Book:  He Sees You When You're Sleeping by Mary Higgins Clark.  "Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he's summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy; throughout his life he had been hopelessly self-absorbed. To redeem himself, he is given the chance to go back to Earth and find someone to help." 

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening of Poetry featuring Gordon Riggs  
    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room

Friday December 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Laboratorio de cómputo bilingüe  
    Contact: Elva Corbaton    (845) 485-3445 x3321   ecorbaton@poklib.org
   

¿Desea usted practicar computación o revisar su correo electrónico, buscar trabajo en internet, crear documentos en Microsoft Office? Entonces, ¡este espacio es preciso para usted! Trabaje a su ritmo, pero con ayuda individualizada. No requiere inscripción. 

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #3

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM The Color of Calm—Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The library will provide the creative pages, markers, and water color pencils.  Feel free to bring your own supplies and share with others. No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Navigating the Medicare Website  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Hands-on training at the Medicare web site to find information about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. 

Led by volunteers and staff from the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) at Dutchess County Office for the Aging.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Club  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Adriance - Small Periodicals Room
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Toast Masters Club Meeting  
    Contact: Maria Sciuto     mtardugio@hotmail.com
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Winter Break Movie: Despicable Me 3  
    Contact: Youth & Teen Service Desk   845-485-3445 x3320   youthevents@poklib.org
   

After the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires Gru, he decides to travel to Freedonia and meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. But the reunited twins soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance as they try to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt.

 

    Location: Adriance - JLP Pre-Schooler Learning Center (Second Floor)
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife  
    Contact: Arlington Branch   845-485-3445 x3706   adultevents@poklib.org
   

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.  (2017, 2 hr, PG-13)

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday December 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road Teen Area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday December 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Holiday Train Show Bus Trip  
    Contact: Yvonne Laube   (845)485-3445 x3382   ylaube@poklib.org
   

Join the Friends for a special family-friendly Winter Break trip to the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Leave the Spratt Park parking lot (near Concession stand) at 9:00 AM via luxury motor coach. View the model trains zipping through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Lunch options include the Pine Tree Café or you may bring your own. If you like, visit the NYBG Shop which offers gardening tools and accessories, botanical books, prints, rare plants, and unique gifts for the garden lover. Weather permitting, the Garden Tram is available to guests.  Meet back at the motor coach at 2:00 PM for the return trip.

Adult (13-64): $50
Senior (65+): $45
Child (up to 12): $35
Tickets are non-refundable.
Purchase tickets online at the link below or in-person at the Friends’ Book Store any Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10AM – 4PM. The Store accepts cash, check with valid ID, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

 

    Location: NY Botanical Gardens
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stitch Your Heart Out  
    Contact: Boardman Road Branch   (845) 485-3445 x3400   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Computer Lab  
    Contact: Debbie Minnerly   (845) 485-3445 x3380   dminnerly@poklib.org
   

Receive individualized help addressing your computer-based needs. Specific tasks staff can help with include: learning basic computer skills, creating email accounts, performing job searches, filling out job applications, formatting resumes, filing for unemployment, and creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.

No Registration required.

    Location: Adriance - Strba Teen Room (Second Floor)

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Pick Up Stitches  
    Contact: Reference Desk   (845) 485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Bring your knitting and/or crocheting projects to the library and share your tricks and tips with others. No registration necessary.

    Location: Boardman Road - Joba Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk.

    Location: Boardman Road Branch Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Teen Geeks  
    Contact: Martha Farrell   (845) 485-3445 x3358   mfarrell@poklib.org
   

Students available to help with technology questions.

Geeks can be found near check-out desk on ground floor.

 

    Location: Adriance - Ground Floor Lobby

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library District Closed  

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Estate Planning: How to Protect your Parents and Yourself  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Without proper planning your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Guest presenter is Michael A. Martin, Martin Law, PC. Mr. Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995.    Mr. Martin is happy to answers any questions you may have and/or to provide a FREE Consultation!  No registration required.  If there is a storm and the library is closed the snow date is for Jan 27.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet the Author: Paul Beston  
    Contact: Adult Reference   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Paul Beston is the managing editor of City Journal, the quarterly urban-policy magazine published by The Manhattan Institute and the author of The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring.  Come learn about the American Greats and take them home with you in a book.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Estate Planning: How to Protect your Parents and Yourself (snow date)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445 x3702   adultevents@poklib.org
   

Without proper planning your Estate or your parent’s Estate may be settled in ways you never intended. Take this opportunity to educate yourself on your options. Guest presenter is Michael A. Martin, Martin Law, PC. Mr. Martin has been preparing and litigating Estate plans for over 20 years. He received his J. D. from Pace Law School and was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars in 1995.    Mr. Martin is happy to answers any questions you may have and/or to provide a FREE Consultation!  No registration required.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #2
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Detoxify Your Mind with Rajyoga Meditation  
   

Champa Patel will teach us about Rajyoga Meditation.  She is a teacher and student of Brahma Kumaris, an international organization committed to society for positive change.

 

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Friday February 2, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday February 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Sunday February 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM An Afternoon with Jon Meacham  
    Contact: Tom Lawrence   (845) 485-3445 x3306   administration@poklib.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday February 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP  Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax peparation service for low to middle income families, individuals, and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday February 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP  Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax peparation service for low to middle income families, individuals, and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday March 2, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday March 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday March 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP  Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax peparation service for low to middle income families, individuals, and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Thursday March 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Greg Dwyer  
    Contact: Reference Desk   845-485-3445   adultevents@poklib.org
   

More to follow

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday March 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP  Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax peparation service for low to middle income families, individuals, and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday March 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP  Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax peparation service for low to middle income families, individuals, and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Friday April 6, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM An Afternoon with Elizabeth Strout  
    Contact: Tom Lawrence   (845) 485-3445 x3306   administration@poklib.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjamsgram@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Room #1

Friday April 13, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Foundation Tax-Aide  
    Contact: Barbara Kaiser     krjams@aol.com
   

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program will be providing free, reliable tax preparation service for low to middle income families, individuals and seniors.  There is no age limit and you do not have to be a member of AARP.  Please dial 2-1-1, or 800-899-1479 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Adriance - Charwat Meeting Room (Ground Floor)

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Series  
    Contact: Brianne Kelly     Brianne@chamberfdn.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM United Way Council  
    Contact: Tom Lawrence   (845) 485-3445 x3306   administration@poklib.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bridges to Board Service  
    Contact: Gabriella Fryer     gabriella@stringendomusic.org
    Location: Boardman Road - Greene Rooms

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