Six Budget Friendly Holiday Tips

Who would have thought the library could help you prepare for the season's festivities? Find the inspiration you need for your cookie swap, gift ideas, or just a cozy movie night in. Here are six budget-friendly ways the library can help. 1. Make a gift with Creativebug Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft online classes taught by design experts and artists. Creativebug classes are a resource for DIY, crafters, and makers. They can help you take the steps you need to craft homemade gifts, holiday decorations, and more. Available to those with a PPLD resident library card. 2. Borrow from our cookbook collection! The library has countless cookbooks, and even ones specific to winter holidays. From cookie decorating, vegan holiday cooking, Jewish recipes, cooking for those with food allergies, homemade food gifts, and more! Head over to the library catalog to start your search. The librarians are happy to help you find just the right book, too! Visit or call us for recommendations. Don't forget the e-Library where you will also find countless cookbooks, magazines, and instructional videos! The e-Library is super convenient - you can access it

Six Budget Friendly Holiday Tips2023-11-28T11:35:36-05:00

Little STEAM-ers for Homeschoolers

Wednesdays, 11 am Adriance Memorial Library If you're a homeschooler and love the library, come in and have fun completing different STEAM challenges related to some great stories! Recommended for grades 1-4. Register once to attend all programs. Register here. November 15: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Project: Longest Paper Chain Challenge November 29: The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natasha Biebow Project: Box Building Design Challenge! December 6: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka Project: Coding Unplugged

Little STEAM-ers for Homeschoolers2023-10-23T15:24:36-04:00

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: Holocaust Curriculum: Poughkeepsie Regatta archives via Marist: Contact page for the Marist Archives: 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

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

What’s Cooking Blog – Entry #17: Mexican-Inspired Fish Tacos, Two-ways

by Bridget O'Donnell This month we could have focused on authentic Mesoamerican recipes that, in moderation, are actually already healthy. Think of homemade guacamole, baked egg in avocado, roasted green tomatillo salsa (add tomatoes for a roasted red tomatillo salsa), or slow cooker Mexican hot chocolate.  We could have cited cookbooks whose constituents include more sustainable Latin-style cuisine. Leaving more flexibility to indulge in refined-sugar free meals, Margaritas, or other mixed drinks and mocktails. And, we could have highlighted some of the indigenous ingredients that identify regional dishes as Mexican, Tex-Mex, Spanish, Latin-American, or Californian/Californiac. Now that I’ve read about the differences between a street taco, a tortilla, and a tostada, we might also discuss various renditions of the tortilla. These could all be ideas to expand on in the future. However, after comparing mucho recipes available in English and Spanish I decided to try a light version of Mexican-inspired fish tacos, two-ways. Happy belated Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy Cooking, Mexican. Title of Cookbook/Website: Author of Cookbook:  Sylvia Fountaine. What prompted you to check out this cookbook/website? Initially, I was interested in finding a recipe for baked white fish tacos that wasn’t breaded or deep fried. What did

What’s Cooking Blog – Entry #17: Mexican-Inspired Fish Tacos, Two-ways2023-08-25T15:20:45-04:00

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Branch Library Library Hours: Monday - Friday: 1 - 5 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM Sunday: Closed While the Family Partnership Center is under construction, please return here for updates. The FPC Main Parking Lot on North Hamilton St. will be closed on Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 as well as Monday, November 27 until Wednesday, November 29. City officials confirmed that the parking passes that have already been issued will be valid for the following week as well (despite the date range printed on the passes). A security post will continue to be at the Crannell Municipal Lot for the prep work on 11/20-11/21 and for the scheduled paving on 11/27 & 11/28 to distribute parking passes to those coming to FPC. If you need parking passes, please reach out or stop by the reception desk in the 1st floor lobby. Crannell Street Municipal Parking Lot – Located just across the Arterial off of North Hamilton Street (See map below) This lot will be available to all FPC Staff, Partners, and Visitors. The City of

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library2023-11-28T13:42:22-05:00

Most Borrowed Books of 2021

Adult Fiction Books: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Daylight: An Atlee Pine Thriller by David Baldacci The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig A Gambling Man: An Aloysius Archer Novel by David Baldacci Serpentine: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman Win: A Novel by Harlan Coben The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Deadly Cross: An Alex Cross Novel by James Patterson The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel by Laura Dave Adult Nonfiction Books: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa Till Murder Do Us Part: True-Crime Thrillers by James Patterson with Andrew Bourelle and Max Dilallo Zero Fail: the Rise and Fall of the Secret Service by Carol Leonnig The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years by David Levine Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out by Giada De Laurentiis The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set

Most Borrowed Books of 20212022-01-05T14:30:40-05:00

Helpful Links for African American Genealogy Research in Dutchess County

New York Slavery Records Index - Records of Enslaved Persons and Slave Holders in New York from 1525 through the Civil War (John Jay College) Dutchess African Heritage Studies: Walter M. Patrice Online Library (Dutchess County Historical Society) New York Heritage Digital Collections – search for "slave register" Free newspaper websites: a.     New York State Historic Newspapers b.     Old Fulton Postcards c.     Hudson River Valley Historical Newspapers

Helpful Links for African American Genealogy Research in Dutchess County2023-09-20T15:51:15-04:00

Most Borrowed Books of 2020

Click on an image below to open up a PDF that contains links to each title in the library catalog. Adult Fiction: Teen Fiction: Early Readers: Adult Nonfiction: Teen Nonfiction: Juvenile Fiction: Adult Biography / Memoir: Juvenile Nonfiction:

Most Borrowed Books of 20202021-01-19T13:56:36-05:00

Curbside Pick Up

Curbside Pick-up Service Provided at Adriance Memorial Library and Boardman Road Branch Library Reserve items for pickup at Adriance by calling 485-3445 x 3701. Reserve items for pickup at Boardman Road by calling 485-3445 x 3706. Some more details: Please have your library card barcode ready when you call.  We will be unable to provide service without it. Delivery between libraries has resumed. You will be notified when the item(s) are ready for pickup.  Please follow the instructions provided, so we can keep everyone safe. You must show the same library card at pickup that was used when requesting the item(s). Presently, the service is limited to five (5) items per patron. You must have a standard library card barcode with 14-digit number to use this service.  For those digital cardholders, please come into the library with your valid photo ID and address verification to get your physical library card.

Curbside Pick Up2023-06-05T13:36:40-04:00
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