Library events, programs & book sales
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Library Events and Programs
Hastings Public Library Pub Quiz
Join us at Wanda's, 623 W 1st St, at 8 pm | Thursday, July 30Topic 90s Cartoon
90s Throwback Summer Tour | Once a month on a Thursday at 8 pm, different locations.
90s Pop Culture, Thursday, August 28 | 8 pm at Murphy's
Test your knowledge and compete for prizes. (For ages 21 and over.) Rules: Teams of 1-4 people. No smart phones. We want this to be fun, but we reserve the right to deduct points for breaking either of these rules. That's it, pretty simple.
Teen Events and Programs
See the Teen Events page for book clubs, events, and updates. Sign up for the newsletter. Join TAB (Teen Advisory Board) to meet new people, help plan and participate in events, earn community service hours, and more.
Homework Help for Kindergarten thru 8th Grades
Mondays and Thursdays | 4 - 6 pm
Kid's Events and Programs
*Summer Reading 2015: Last week, pick up prizes by July 31.
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 pm
Children 5th grade and under can get creative and play with equipment designed to stimulate creativity, imagination and FUN!
That Saturday Thing
Saturdays at HPL | 2 -3:30 pm
- Gaming1st Saturday
- Rubber Band Looms2nd Saturday
- Minecraft 3rd Saturday
- Lego Club 4th Saturday The library will accept donations of Legos.
Story Time in Spanish | Tiempo de Cuentos en Español
Mondays 4 pm | Lunes a Las 4 pm
Join us for stories, games, exercise, dancing and songs. | Cuentos, Juegos, Ejercicio, Canciones
Itty Bitty Story Time
Mondays 9:15 am
For ages 0-24 months
Join us for stories, rhymes, literacy, and lots of smiles and giggles. (Parents or caregivers should plan on participating with their children.)
Preschool Story Hour
Wednesdays, choice of 10 am or 1 pm
For children ages 3–6. Children are encouraged to select books to check out and then are read or told stories for approximately 30 minutes.
Thursdays, 10:30 am
A special story time for children younger than 3. Each child must be accompanied by a lap! Join us for stories, songs and finger-plays followed by play time.
Family Story Time
Saturdays, 10 am except 2nd Saturday of the month, see Tales for Tails below.
All ages welcome. Stories will be from picture books, and everyone is welcome to participate with their family.
Tails for Tales: 10 am, 2nd Saturday of the month. *PLEASE NOTE: August 2015 Tails for Tales will be August 15.
Family story time goes to the dogs! Dogs from the local AKC-certified K-9s & Friends therapy group will be panting for a child to read a tail-wagging story to them. Children will select a book and be able to read it to a dog. This story time is designed to help build confidence and reading skills. Volunteering with their handlers, the dogs are calm, well-mannered and love children!
(No advance registration is required to attend story times.)
Hastings Public Library Book Clubs
Anyone interested in books and reading is welcome! Please come even if you haven't read the book. All meetings are on the 2nd floor of the library. Invite a friend—new participants are always welcome.
(Book summaries are from library catalog.)
Evening Book Club
(Meets the last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm.)
Wednesday, July 22*July title change -Read the Newberry Winner from the year you were born.
- Wednesday, August 26Night Film by Marisha Pessl
- When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death.
Morning Book Club
(Once a month, third Thursday, 10 am.)
Thursday, August 20 Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. Maybe one day he'll believe that being different is okay, important even. But not today. The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook , Matthew Quick, brings an unflinchingly eye to the impossible choices we deal with every day--and the light in us all that never goes out.
Teen Book Clubs
Join us for a monthly online Golden Sower Book Club. See the Teen Events page for more information.
Friends' book sales and events
Friendshop hours: Monday–Friday 10–6
Friends have an exciting new way to support the library year-round. . . an in-house used bookstore.
In addition to some new merchandise, the shop will have for sale a variety of used books in dozens of categories.
Friends sells books which may have collectible value on Amazon.com's Marketplace, making them available to buyers throughout the country. View the current inventory available for purchase: www.amazon.com/shops/hastingsfriends.
Events and meetings held in the library's meeting rooms For information about a meeting, including contact information, call the library at (402) 461-2346. To schedule a meeting or event see the Meeting Rooms page.
The Bookmobile has scheduled stops at schools, parks, neighborhoods, retirement facilities and daycares throughout Hastings and Adams County; all ages are welcome! For more information see the Bookmobile page or check the Schedule of stops.
Hours and holiday closings More details...