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.

Sugar, Sweat & Stone Special Talk

October 2
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sugar, Sweat & Stone: Celebrating the Art of Work is an art and history exhibit now open at the Hastings Village Hall through October 28th. Viewing hours are Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Daile Kaplan, author of two books on Lewis Hine, will give a special talk on the life and photographs of Lewis Hine.

Talk will take place in the Orr Room, followed by a reception.

Presented by Hastings Village Arts Commission and the Hastings Historical Society

“Keeping It Real” Book Club

October 7
11:00 a.m.

The Hastings Public Library’s non-fiction book club will be discussing Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Nickel and Dimed is a look at the author’s trying to get by working various jobs, and the problems she has to face.

Copies of the book are available at the Library.

Please email has@wlsmail.org to register or for more information.

And don’t miss the current exhibit at the Hastings-on-Hudson Village Hall – Sugar, Sweat & Stone: Celebrating the Art of Work.

The Seed Exchange is Back!

The Seed Exchange is back 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.