Friends’ Programs & Events2018-09-15T14:59:29+00:00

Mystery Mondays

This group usually meets on the last Monday of the month from 11 am to noon at the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road.  Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen. For further information, contact Suzanne Christensen.

Fall Theme: Mystery Pastiches
Pastiches are intended to be faithful imitations of another author’s work.

October 29: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

November 26: Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins

December 10: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King

Friends to Honor Library Champions at Adriance Honors

Monday, October 15 at 5:30 pm
Locust Grove Estate

The Friends of the Library District announced in June that the recipients of this year’s Adriance Honors will be Mark and Julie Nelson and Jodé Millman. The presentation of the awards will take place on Monday, October 15, at Locust Grove beginning at 5:30 pm, with Chris Silva serving as Honorary Chair. You may make your reservation online or, if you would like to receive a printed invitation, call 845-485-3445 x 3371.

Photo: Evangeline Gala

Jodé Millman is a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, and her close relationship with the Library District began during junior high school when she volunteered at Adriance library. Jodé received her BA from Syracuse University and her JD from Syracuse College of Law. Jodé obtained her MA in English Literature from Eastern Michigan University and has been an Adjunct Professor at Detroit Mercy Law School and Marist College.

Jodé has served on numerous boards including the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (1991-1994). Currently, she is a Trustee of the Dyson Foundation, and the Board Chair of the Millman Harris Romano Foundation, both of which have provided generous support to the Library District.

Jodé is the author of the Broadway guide SEATS: New York and her debut thriller novel, The Midnight Call, will be released by Immortal Works Publishing in 2019. She also co-hosts the recently launched Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, which is available on ITunes.

Mark and Julie Nelson grew up just five miles from each other on Long Island. Mark (a native of Queens Village, NY) and Julie (hailing from Mineola, LI) met at the Polytechnic Institute of New York through mutual friends. Mark moved to Poughkeepsie in 1982 to join IBM and Julie joined Mark in Poughkeepsie when they married in 1987.

Mark and Julie have become familiar faces at the legendary FPPLD Giant and Holiday Book Sales as well as volunteers at the FPPLD Book Store. Mark served for several years as the Secretary of the FPPLD Board of Directors and is the current Volunteer Coordinator for the FPPLD Book Store. Julie is a cashier at the holiday sale and the book store. With their daughters Nicole and Brenna, they are a proud family of readers.

Bus Trip to Bristol, CT – October 22, 2018

The Friends are pleased to offer a unique bus trip on Monday, October 22, to the American Clock and Watch Museum and the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. Learn the history of clock and watchmaking in the museum’s amazing galleries. Then enjoy a private buffet lunch at The Oasis Italian Restaurant and a visit to the Carousel Museum to take in 100 years of carousel art and history.

8:30 AM: Bus departs Spratt Park parking lot (121 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie)
10:00 AM: Tour American Clock and Watch Museum
12:15 PM: Depart for the Oasis Italian Restaurant
2:25 PM: Depart for New England Carousel Museum
4:45 PM: Depart for Poughkeepsie
6:45 PM: Arrive in Poughkeepsie

Ticket Information:
Tickets are $70 for adults and $55 for children 16 years and under. Space is limited. Purchase tickets online or in person at the Friends’ Book Store Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Holiday Book Sale at Locust Grove
November 16-18, 2018
Friday, 10-8
Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 10-5

Meet Author Julie Klam

The Friends Annual Meeting, Wednesday, December 5 at Boardman Road Branch Library, begins at 6 pm. At 7 pm, humorist and columnist Julie Klam will speak about her new collection of essays.