Library District Seeks Trustee Candidates
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Library District Seeks Trustee Candidates

Petitions for individuals interesting in standing for election to the Library District’s Board of Trustees may begin to circulate for signatures today, July 11.  Information on the the election can be found here.  Petitions can be downloaded here.  Trustees will be elected on Election Day and will be on the General Election ballot.

Completed petitions must be filed at the Library District’s Administrative Office at Adriance Memorial Library at 93 Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie starting Tuesday, August 15 and running through Tuesday, August 22 (weekdays only from 9 am until 5 pm).

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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
Programs for Adults

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.

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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.

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Library District to Host Science Exhibit

NASA - lighteningHere. There. Everywhere. is a collection of high-quality display panels that presents stunning photographs, explanatory text and hands-on activities related to science, engineering, and technology.  Topics covered include shadows, wind, flow of electric charge, bow waves, bending of light, erosion, collision of atoms, spirals in nature, seeds, explosive eruptions, and bubbles large and small.  The exhibit offers a series of visual comparisons of phenomena on Earth’s human scale to some of the largest events in the cosmos.  The traveling exhibit was conceived, designed, and generated by a team at the Chandra X-ray Center, which is part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA, with funding support from NASA.  http://hte.si.edu.

“Our daily experiences reveal much about how our world works, and thinking about everyday examples helps form our basic understanding of physics,” said Patrick Slane, an astrophysicist involved with the project. “This exhibit will help show that these laws of physics have universal relevance.” To enrich the public’s experience of Here. There. Everywhere. the Library District has planned several programs for adults.