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Chess Clubs

Learn the basics of the game of chess and play against other teens to practice your skills and pick up tricks of the trade from your opponents. Play on our chess sets, or bring your own! No formal instruction will be provided. Chess Club for All Ages Mondays, March 4-April 15, 6-7 PM Boardman Road Branch library No registration. Chess Club for Kids Tuesdays, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 6-7 PM Adriance Memorial Library No registration required.

Chess Clubs2024-02-15T14:55:34-05:00

DIY Rejuvenating Body Salt Scrub

February 26, 6:30 PM Adriance Memorial Library No registration required.  DIY Away the Winter Blahs: Rejuvenating Body Salt Scrub Pamper away the winter blues by making simple spa potions and lotions for relaxation. This session, we will be making body salt scrubs. Drop in any time between the designated start and end times!

DIY Rejuvenating Body Salt Scrub2024-02-15T14:21:47-05:00

Marian Grudko

Name Marian Grudko is an author, composer, and storyteller. Her books include Lucinda Snowdrop, and Claudine: A Fairy Tale for Exceptional Grownups, co-authored with T.A. Young. Marian's performances can be seen on her YouTube channel, and listened to on Sound Cloud. She lives and works in the Hudson Valley. Website Return to Authors and Illustrators page

Marian Grudko2024-02-07T19:47:46-05:00

Dan Gutman

Name Dan Gutman has written 185 books for beginning readers (Rappy the Raptor), young readers (My Weird School), and advanced readers (The Genius Files, Houdini and Me). Dan lives in New York City with his wife Nina. Website Return to Authors and Illustrators page

Dan Gutman2024-02-07T19:47:46-05:00

William J. Joel

Name William J. Joel has been a writer, a storyteller, and a teacher for a very, very long time. How long? Well, a long, long time. Yet, he has never lost the love for telling really good stories, and creating neat poems. That's just who he is. Website Return to Authors and Illustrators page

William J. Joel2024-02-07T19:47:46-05:00

Big Read Resources

PBS American Experience - The Boys of '36 documentary and additional resources. Penguin Random House Reading Guide The Boy in the Boat FaceBook page View educator resources from the Big Read Professional Development day. Oral Histories of Hudson River Commercial Fisherman History of Bannerman Island Trivia-on-Book: The Boys in the Boat: by Daniel James Brown Available via Hoopla with a PPLD resident library card. Teaching Books - The Boys in the Boat - Online content available for free. Some content requires a paid subscription. LitCharts - Boys in the Boat - Online content available for free. Some content requires a paid subscription. About Daniel James Brown Hudson River Maritime Museum Summary and Analysis of The Boys in the Boat: Based on the Book by Daniel James Brown Summary and Analysis of The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics: Based on the Book by Daniel James Brown. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Reader's Companions. Back to the Big Read Main Page [...]

Big Read Resources2023-09-20T15:49:03-04:00

Finding the Story in History: A Day of Professional Development

This event has passed. Please find the program information below. Links to resources discussed during the day: Freedom trail website: https://dchsny.org/walkway-freedom/ Holocaust Curriculum: https://www.fdrlibrary.org/curriculum-guide-holocaust Poughkeepsie Regatta archives via Marist: https://exhibits.archives.marist.edu/s/regatta/page/about Contact page for the Marist Archives: https://archives.marist.edu/about Links to the speakers' presentations: Multimedia Storytelling as Assessment / Filmmaking in the ELA Classroom Engaging Learners Through Modes of Imagery and Writing from the Senses, with The Ekphrastic Writer  Teacher Training Poughkeepsie Regatta Presentation Celebrating the African Spirit presentation

Finding the Story in History: A Day of Professional Development2023-09-08T12:39:38-04:00

The Dutchess Manufacturing Company and The Indestructible Trousers

The Dutchess Manufacturing Company and The Indestructible Trousers Have you ever heard the saying, “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to?” It feels as if we use this phrase when it comes to just about everything these days. Whether it’s appliances or clothing, everything seems to fall apart a lot easier than it used to do. Either we are being harsher on our material things, or they really just aren’t being made that well anymore. Now imagine having a pair of pants that comes with a guarantee that if they fall apart, you’ll get your money back. What? Indestructible trousers, you say? Well, they were made right here in Poughkeepsie and sold all over the country. A manufacturing company known as Lasher & Hull began in Poughkeepsie in 1875, overseen by Warren P. Lasher and J. Frank Hull. Sadly, Lasher died young in 1890 from Bright's disease, and Hull changed the name the following year to The Dutchess Manufacturing Company. At first, the company focused their work on ladies skirts and woolen dresses, which were sold locally. In 1879, they switched their production to the men’s trousers that would make them famous. At the turn of the 20th century, [...]

The Dutchess Manufacturing Company and The Indestructible Trousers2023-04-21T09:02:51-04:00

Most Borrowed Books of 2022!

Click on an image below to open up a PDF that contains links to each title in the library catalog. Adult Titles Young Adult Titles Children's Titles

Most Borrowed Books of 2022!2023-03-23T11:41:46-04:00

A Murder and a Suicide in the Tower Family

A Murder and a Suicide in the Tower Family Albert Edward Tower Sr. had done well for himself and his family. He had made himself a millionaire with his iron industry here in the City of Poughkeepsie. The Falkill and Poughkeepsie Iron works were both operated by him in the mid-19th century, and cranked out thousands of pounds of “pig iron and projects thereof.” His work in the iron industry allowed him to raise a large family, own lots of property, and donate large sums of money to his place of worship, Christ Church. However, wealth does not always equal happiness for all within the family, and in this case there were deadly issues lying under the surface. Albert Tower Jr. had taken over the iron business and fortune after his father’s death in 1891. He also took control of the family’s mansion, which once stood on the west side of North Road (roughly the modern location of the Dutchess Care Assisted Living facility). In 1885, he married Nina Carpenter, daughter of Benjamin Platt Carpenter, a prominent political figure in Dutchess County. In 1887, Nina gave birth to their one and only child, Albert E. Tower III and by all appearances [...]

A Murder and a Suicide in the Tower Family2023-01-10T14:25:09-05:00
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