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.

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:

Memoir Workshop

As of August 9, 2023 waiting list only
Future sessions TBA

4 2-hour sessions led by Rachel Levine; identical programs offered in the daytime or evening.

Many of us want to share our story. Sometimes just for our family, sometimes for the world. Whatever your reason, memoir writing can be an exciting, fun, possibly transformative experience. Whether you have already started, have something in mind, or don’t know what to write about, this workshop is for you.

No writing experience required.

Enrollment is limited to 12 people per program.

Email Reference Librarian, Regina Kelly, at for more information or call the Library.


Senior Art Workshop

New Date TBA

Join us for a breakfast of bagels and coffee, then explore and learn how to paint a watercolor landscape of the local views with Emily Denise.

Emily Denise is a professional artist and art teacher. Ms. Denise has shown her work in galleries in New York City, Cape Cod and Westchester. She studied at the Grand Central Atelier, and now runs her own studio in Tarrytown.

Attendance is limited! Email the Library at to register.


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.