Two book titles with numerous reserves attached to them:
Dante’s Inferno (we think you want the new Dan Brown book by the same name).
Perdida (no, it is not a new book by Gillian Flynn but Gone Girl in Spanish).
I Finally Asked Sue Smith
Every spring, outside of the Library, a lovely dark red bush buds delicate pink flowers. “What is it?” you ask.
It is a “Dwarf Sand Cherry” bush says Sue, who heads up the Hastings Beautification Committee among many other volunteer hats in the Village.
Lots of Bang for No Bucks
The Friends of the Library purchased another museum pass for us: the Intrepid. Not only are passes very expensive, but this massive, outdoor museum is very child (i.e. running around little boy) friendly. Go to our new website (www.hastingslibrary.org) for details on reserving the pass.
The Dewey on Hudson Series Reaches the 900’s
“A Century of Current Events”
Subtitle: Mayor Swiderski Saves Librarian’s Keister.
Now I understand the meaning of absent minded professor. When confirming details for the final lecture with arranged speaker Roger Panetta, noted historian and former Hastings resident, sleuth librarian Sue Feir thought the cell phone connection a wee bit week…Roger is presently in Italy and will return to the States in August. Within hours Mayor Swiderski came to the rescue and will talk about the Hastings Waterfront, past, present and future.
Sunday, June 30th, 2:30 pm Community Center
There will be a tour of the Hook and Ladder, the Library’s first home, following the presentation.
The Fault Is In Our Stars by John Green
is the High School English Department’s choice for the “All Community Read.” It is a bittersweet funny story of two teenagers who meet and become fast friends at a cancer support group. Copies of the book in print and on audio CD are available at the Library.
Why should the kids of Hastings have all the fun? In honor of our 100th birthday, we will be hosting the 21st annual Summer Reading Club for children AND a reading club for adults. Choose selections from the decades from 1913-2013, read and then enter a raffle to win the grand prize, an Amazon Kindle. The winner will be announced on our birthday September 25th.
This idea was inspired by our eighth Dewey Lecture when teachers Josh Blum and Ross Abrams told the audience that 1913 was just about the time that colleges started teaching literature as opposed to just the classics. Let’s have fun.
See also: “The Humanist Vocation,” David Brooks NYT 6/21
“The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” Verlyn Klinkenborg NYT 6/23
(not so gentle) reminder:
Children under the age of nine are not to be left unattended in the Library, INCLUDING Farmers Markets Saturdays.
Also, please try to talk in quiet voices while in the Library.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library
7 Maple Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706