Save These Dates
August 21, 2013 - Blood Drive from 12 noon until 6 pm. At the Library; call Sue Feir at 478-3307 or Email SFeir@hastingsgov.org with questions. You know my mantra by now: blood supplies are always perilous, but especially in the summer. Just last week I received a text, an email and a phone call, all on the same day, to donate platelets. I have never had so much attention in my life! All presenting donors will be entered into a raffle among all New York Blood Center donors for one pair of tickets to SUPER BOWL XLVIII.
September 8, 2013 - Harvey Lerner kicks off his 10th season of “Talking Pictures,” film viewings followed by discussion and refreshments. I don’t yet know what the selection will be but judging from the amount of “homework” Harvey has been doing, the season promises to be prodigious.
September 25, 2013 - a whistles and bells library birthday blowout! We will be 100 years old. Join us for a marching band, cake, balloons and general frivolity from 5:15 to 6:30 pm.
Don’t Miss Out
The Library Centennial Ed Young/John Maggiotto prints of the Palisades will be on sale only until September 30, 2013. You may purchase one at the Library for $50.00. After that they will be a collector’s item hanging in someone else’s house.
Between Heaven and Earth
there is Fulton Park, home to Jacques Lipchitz’s sculpture “Between Heaven and Earth.” The artist, a Hastings resident from 1947 until 1971, began work on the sculpture in 1958. It is modeled after a statue done for a Catholic Church in France. Lipchitz offered the piece of art to the Village Trustees but they turned it down. But the Hastings Creative Arts Council came to the rescue and raised $30,000 to cover the cost of casting and mounting the work. Dedicated in May 1967, the statue has been the centerpiece of the Municipal Complex, but without a plaque of designation, the casual viewer would have no idea of its history. Presently the dilapidated base is being repaired and at long last a plaque will be added. A rededication ceremony will happen this coming autumn, date TBA.
Our “Dewey on Hudson” Series was a success. From September 2012 until June 2013 we listened and learned from Hastings own artists, experts, teachers, professionals. Repeatedly we were asked “will you keep this going?” Plans are underway to hold a winter Dewey on Hudson series focusing on the arts. Starting this September, we will also publish a monthly bibliography highlighting items, book and audio-visual, from our own collection. We will begin once again with the 000’s-generalities. Does it seem a whole year ago that Ed Young held a packed crowd captivated? Don’t forget, too, the 2012-2013 lectures are all on DVD and available at the Library.
It Is Not Too Late
to join our summer reading club for adults. By reading a (preselected) title from the decades 1913-2013 you have the opportunity to enter into a raffle for a Kindle. We will also have a soiree, all right, a get-together of participants in October to chat about hits and misses.
New To The Collection
The UP Series is a set of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the assumption that each child’s social class would predetermine their future. Every seven years the participants were re-interviewed (we are” up” to age 56) and the results are very interesting.
“Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.”
~The Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library
7 Maple Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706