Need Some Help with Your Electronics?

Need Some Help with Your Electronics?

Every Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, both Adriance and Boardman Road locations

Are you flummoxed by something your electronic device does, or doesn’t do? Drop by the library on Saturday with your device and your questions, and let one of our talented Teen Geeks help you figure it out.

No appointment necessary.

Lincoln Center Local:  Show Boat

Lincoln Center Local: Show Boat

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Based on a bestselling novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat tells the 40-year story of the lives of performers, stagehands, and dock workers who are the denizens of the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat.  This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.  (Recorded November 5, 2014)

No registration required.

Opening April 1 in the Wojtecki Gallery: Kalman Photography Exhibit

Opening April 1 in the Wojtecki Gallery: Kalman Photography Exhibit

Adriance Memorial Library – Mary Wojtecki Gallery

Photographer Robert Kalman’s show runs from April 1 through 28, with an artist talk at 1 pm on Saturday, April 1. A reception in the gallery will follow. The show, entitled Before Your Elders You Must Stand, transports viewers to far-flung villages where Kalman met and photographed a group of elders ranging in age from 70 to 105.  Kalman’s exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours at the Mary Wojtecki Rotunda Gallery on the Main Floor of Adriance Memorial Library.

Free parking and easy access is available from the Noxon Street Parking Lot (GPS locator: 22 Noxon Street).

Gorman’s Fabulous Felines Photography Exhibit

Gorman’s Fabulous Felines Photography Exhibit

Boardman Road Branch Library, March 1 – April 24

Photographer Claudia Gorman embraced photography as an art form about 40 years ago. She had worked as a veterinary technician, with an affinity for cats, and was drawn to photographing pets. The works being exhibited were shot with B/W film, then hand-colored in oil. On Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 pm, Claudia will host a ‘meet and greet’ event at the library where she will share a short talk on the tricky task of candid pet portraiture.

Exhibit: Artist Nicole Hughes

Exhibit: Artist Nicole Hughes

Adriance Memorial Library Wojtecki Gallery, through March 29

Adriance Memorial Library hosts a new exhibit of paintings by local artist Nicole Ann Hughes entitled Abstract Flow.  The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours at the Mary Wojtecki Rotunda Gallery on the main floor, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.  Free parking and easy access is available from the Noxon Street parking lot (GPS locator 22 Noxon Street).  For library information see or call 845-485-3445 x 3702.

Tax Preparation Services Available

Tax Preparation Services Available

AARP tax filing assistance continues through April 15, Tuesdays at Boardman Road Branch Library and Fridays at Adriance Memorial Library.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program provides 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 call 211 to schedule an appointment.

Library District Trustee Election Information

Click on the links to learn more about the Library District’s tentative trustee election.

Election Resolution:  Identifies the number and type of positions up for election this year.

Nominating Petitions:

Please refer any questions to the Library District’s Administrative Office at (845) 485-3445 x 3306.

92 Street Y Program Continues

92 Street Y Program Continues

Wednesday, April 15; 7:30pm:  Henry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. His new book, World Order, analyzes today’s ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology and ideological extremism.  Adriance Charwat Room.


This is a presentation of a recording of the live event.

Big Read News: Teen Art Contest Winners Announced

Adriance Memorial Library hosted a reception of local civic, business, education and community leaders on Thursday, June 10, to celebrate the news of The Big Read grant received by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and showcase the diverse talent of thirty-six local high school artists.

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts selects communities to receive funding for Big Read literacy projects based on a specific list of literature.  The Poughkeepsie Public Library District is honored to be one of 77 communities to receive a Big Read grant.  The Library District is awarded $15,000 for a program focused on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in the fall of 2014. This will be Poughkeepsie’s eighth annual Big Read.

“The NEA requires that their grant is matched by local support,” says Development Officer Gareth Davies. “This is why the funding provided by local banks and other sponsors is so important.”  Local sponsors supporting The Big Read in 2014 include the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Riverside Bank, TD Bank, Norman and Jeannie Greene, and the Friends of PPLD.