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.
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.
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).
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.
Thursday, June 29 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm; Adriance Memorial Library (93 Market Street entrance)
The Fresh Market distributes affordable, local, farm fresh fruits and vegetables and accepts SNAP, WIC, FMNP Checks, WIC VF Checks, Cash, and Credit card!
For more information: http://dutchessoutreach.org/poughkeepsie-plenty-fresh-market/
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!
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.