Events for Adults

The Library, while committed to providing an oasis of calm and quiet, enthusiastically makes room for discussion and engagement. Our programs — always free — represent a range of interests as eclectic and inclusive as our community. Supported by the Friends organization, the Library screens films, presents concerts, holds art workshops, and hosts author talks and lecture series.

Planning such events, we have the enviable advantage of a rich pool of resident talent upon which to draw: writers, scholars, educators, scientists, musicians, and other accomplished individuals eager to share their expertise and experience. Widespread attendance by the public enlarges the scope of the Library and affirms its pride of place in village life.

Summer Matinee

July 24
12:00 p.m.

Come to the Orr Room of the Hastings Public Library for pizza and a screening of the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece of suspense, Vertigo (2 hours – PG).

 Email if you plan to attend.

50 Days of Hastings: Literary (and other) works by and about those who passed this way

August 26
5:00 p.m.

We all know Hastings-on-Hudson has an amazing roster of people who have lived here through the years. Everyone from Kenneth and Mamie Clark, to Ed Young, to Billie Burke and the Wizard himself, Frank Morgan.

Over the summer, come into the Library and pick up a book, or a movie, or CD, that was created by, written by or performed by one of our neighbors from the past or present. We’ll have them available at the reference desk.

Come to the Library and select titles to borrow at our kick-off celebration on July 8. Come back to the Library 50 days later on August 26 to share what you have discovered. 

Email us at for more information.

Mahjong Group

11:30 a.m.

If interested in playing Mahjong at the Library, call (914) 478-3307 or visit the Circulation Desk and leave your name and number.

Players will need to bring:

  1. Card from Mahjong League
  2. Mahjong set

Knitting and Crocheting Group

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At the present time, we have reached our maximum number of participants. Please know this is not a teaching group, but a social gathering for knitters and crocheters to work on individual projects.

For more information or to be added to the waiting list, please contact Reference Librarian, Jeanne Bastone:

The Seed Exchange

The Seed Exchange is at the Hastings Public Library!

Thanks to Katie Tolson and the Hastings Pollinator Pathway, the Fred and Louise Hubbard Heirloom Seed Collection has been revived.

The drawers of a vintage card catalog are labeled with the genre of seeds therein: flowers, herbs, vegetables and native plants. And, there is a clear container on top of the card catalog where you may place seeds you would like to contribute.

For questions or more information please stop by the exchange or go to the Hastings Pollinator Pathway website.