An Afternoon with Jeff Shaara

An Afternoon with Jeff Shaara

Saturday, July 22 at 2:30pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Noted historical fiction author Jeff Shaara talks about history, fiction, and war. His newest book, The Frozen Hours, tells how in June, 1950, the North Korean army invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule.  The American and United Nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of “Frozen Chosin” from multiple points of view.

Please register here.

The Nighttime Sky with Bob Berman

The Nighttime Sky with Bob Berman

Saturday, July 1 at 8:00pm; Boardman Road Branch Library
Noted astronomer Bob Berman joins us for a look at the nighttime sky, including our new telescopes which can be borrowed for a week. Indoor presentation followed by an interactive look at the sky. Registration required, please register here.

Cloud date is Sunday, July 2.

Books & Brew: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

Books & Brew: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30pm; Juan Murphy’s, 796 Main Street, Poughkeepsie

A quirky, endearing, embrace of the late ‘80s. Set in the promise-filled, early years of the Computer Age, the clever plot is driven by surging teen hormones and fumbling first love, by bad adolescent choices and a struggle for redemption.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Join us for a screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book at Hogwarts. (2016, 2 hr 13 min, PG-13).

Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Adult Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Find out about the hot new books coming out this summer, enjoy some literary snacks, share your love of books, and make some new friends. Join our new Summer Reading Scavenger Challenge. Come hear all about it at the Kick-Off party!

Registration encouraged. Click here to register.

Not Your Mama’s Book Group

Not Your Mama’s Book Group

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Join us to discuss A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. This Pulitzer Prize-winner chronicles the lives and music of an aging punk rocker and record executive, and his troubled female employee.

Youth Summer Reading Kick-Off at Adriance

Youth Summer Reading Kick-Off at Adriance

Monday, June 26 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm; Adriance Memorial Library 

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and then make some “crazy instruments” that you’ll use during the 4PM interactive performance of Super Sonics! Get a FREE PPLD tote bag for signing up and learn about the other prizes that you can receive for participating. Pre-K and up.

Be sure to check out our webpage for details about all of our Summer Reading programs!

 

New! TumbleBooks App for Android and iPhone!

New! TumbleBooks App for Android and iPhone!

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Now TumbleBooks can be enjoyed via a Android or iPhone app! Simply install the app on your favorite mobile device, and then enter your Library Card barcode and pin. Click the icon below to get the app.