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Imposters in the Library!

Kids had a blast acting as imposters during a recent Fun Friday program in the Adriance Children’s Room, where they donned fake ‘staches, hats and eyewear for the camera. You never know who you’ll meet at the Library!

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2013 Big Read Winds Down, Finale Set for November 17

It’s the last weekend for the Big Read!

  • The Little Read offers a Special Event on Saturday, November 16, at 1:30 pm, for families with children Pre-K and older.  Storyteller Muriel Horowitz offers a program entitled Jewish Tales from Around the World.  Deeply committed to joyfully bringing Jewish folklore to her audiences, storyteller Muriel Horowitz transports listeners from Afghanistan to Poland, from Iraq to New Jersey, from ancient Israel and Babylonia and back. Families will hear stories from the Jewish tradition that awaken memory and touch the heart.   The event is designed for families, children, adults, anyone!  No registration required.  Adriance Memorial Library’s Charwat Meeting Room is located at 93 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.  For more information, check www.poklib.org or call 845-485-3445 X 3320.
  • On Sunday, November 17, at 2:30 pm the Poughkeepsie Public Library District concludes this year’s Big Read with a mixed-media musical event entitled Voices of Terezin. The Poughkeepsie High School auditorium hosts the unique Voices of Terezin, a concert centered around the art, poetry, and music that originated in the World War II concentration camp at Terezin in the Czech Republic.
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Join the Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament @ Your Library!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
Saturday, November 16, 10 am -12  pm, Adriance-Cavallaro Children’s Program Room
Drop in for a Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament during International Games Day at Adriance! We will have a volunteer Yu-Gi-Oh expert to help run and judge the demos and tournaments. The judge will give brief instructions on how to perform the game and each participant will play 3-5 turns. Prizes will be awarded. No registration required. For children ages 7-18.

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Jewish Folklore for the Whole Family!

JewishJoin us for Jewish Tales from Around the World on Saturday, November 16 from 1:30-2:30 pm at Adriance in the Charwat Room on the Ground Floor. Deeply committed to joyfully bringing Jewish folklore to her audiences, storyteller Muriel Horowitz will take you on a journey from Afghanistan to Poland, from Iraq to New Jersey, from ancient Israel and Babylonia and back. Families with children Pre-K and up will experience stories from the Jewish tradition that awaken memory and touch the heart. For all ages. No registration required. This program is a part of the Little Read – Poughkeepsie.

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Wednesday’s Useless Facts (or, All That You Never Wanted to Know)

It’s the middle of the week and the elections are over (for at least one or two days!).  So let’s learn something really . . . . well, let’s just have some fun learning something that may help you win a game of Trivial Pursuit.

Here’s a sample of what you can find at Random Facts web site:

  • The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
  • Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
  • Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.
  • The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
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Trick or Treat at the Library

Harvest Fun
Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7 pm, Adriance Children’s Room
Stop by the Children’s Room between 5:30-7 pm on Halloween night and make a fun fall craft to celebrate the season! Pick up some Halloween treats to take home. For families with children Pre-K and up. No registration required.

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