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.

“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.

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!


What Are You Thankful For?

The Youth Services department is thankful for our terrific patrons, the children and teens who visit our Library every day, and for our many helpful teen volunteers. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!

give thanks

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 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.

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.