A rotating showcase for topics of interest: current, historical, local, global. At the Library,
find a physical display highlighting materials in the collection that deepen one’s
understanding of and give context to the featured subject.
“Spotlight On” is also home to “Staff Picks,” where patrons will find reading, viewing,
and listening recommendations, and a forum for book clubs and other groups
in the community to share what they’re enjoying.
Prize Winning Books
Angle of Repose
The Age of Innocence
The Old Man and the Sea
A collection of essays by Kerouac, finding the beauty and turmoil in his times spent as a firewatcher on Desolation Peak, sailing on a tramp steamer to Tangier, and hanging out on a Greenwich Village street corner in NYC. A little-kown look at what makes the Beat life.
The Last Hurrah
One of the pre-eminent novels about American politics, it tells the story of Frank Skeffington, a big-city political boss making his last bid for mayor. It was made twice into a film, most famously starring Spencer Tracy.
Everyone knows the story of Heathcliffe and Catherine, and the film with Lawrence Olivier, but Bronte’s only novel is one of the greatest works about heartbreak and the dark side of passion to be written. Say the word ‘moor’ and people think of this story.
Interested in The New York Times best sellers? See them here!
The Lorraine Hansberry Coalition in Croton-on-Hudson will be running a series of events in June. It centers around voting rights in the South in 1963-64 and Lorraine Hansberry’s Rally for Freedom in 1963.
Watch a Youtube video from the Social Security Administration about scam awareness.
200 Books That Shaped 200 Years of Literature from The Center for Fiction
Meet Libby, the library reading app that has now replaced the OverDrive app. Upgrade to Libby today. You’ll find the same great titles and all of your loans, holds, and wish list items waiting for you. Watch a video about Libby to get started.
The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera to offer free classes to unemployed New Yorkers.
Visit Westchester Library System’s website for Seniors to see library programs and services just for seniors. This includes information on VisionLabs, a program designed to find new ways for libraries to serve patrons with visual impairments and emerging vision loss.
The Television News Archive, launched September 2012, is an archive of hundreds of thousands of hours of news programming from 20 different networks, made sharable and searchable through closed captioning data. Follow this link to check it out.
The Internet Archive’s Democracy’s Library is working to provide free and open access to government materials in an online catalog for the public.
Check out the Hastings Public Library’s Instagram: @hohpubliclibrary or tag us.
Stay current on the pandemic by using this COVID-19 information page on the Community Conversations website, brought to you by Westchester Library System.
You can now turn your smart phone into a mobile PDF scanner! Download the free Adobe Scan app and scan any text, convert to PDF or JPEG, edit and share easily.
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