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Next Session: Thursday, September 3rd
From 1:00pm – 4:00pm


The Hyde Park Library, in cooperation with Dutchess One Stop, is proud to offer a FREE career consulting service! Get help with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume building tips
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job referrals

Time: 1st THURS. of every month. 1:00 – 4:00PM.

Sessions are 30 minutes each at the Hyde Park Library. To schedule an appointment email or call Dutchess One Stop Field Coordinator Meghan Lambert, Sr. Career Counselor at :

(845) 249-4644

To facilitate the process, please include your name/phone/desired appointment date & time in your email.

Appointments preferred.

The Hyde Park Library Concert Series


12 Fund Raiser Concert Mitch Katz and Jim Pospisil jpegSaturday, September 12th @7:30pm

Fund-Raiser Concert: Mitch Katz and Jim Pospisil. All funds to go to benefit the library.


13 Americana Concert Featuring Nina,EtcSunday, September 13th @2:00pm

Americana Concert: Feat. “Nina, Etc” From an acoustic whisper to an electric roar.


20 Open Mic With Featured Artist Marji Zintz jpegSunday, September 20th @1:30pm

Open Mic: With Feature Artist Marji Zintz.


*All Concerts in Annex
Unless Otherwise Noted.


Films @HPFL

filmCheck our calendar for the latest and ‘up-to-datest’ times for our upcoming Films. Films are screened in the Library Annex. All films are absolutely free!



Foreign Film Wednesdays” ~ Wednesdays @7:00pm

  • 9/9 ~ “Run, Lola, Run” (Germany, 1999). With Franka Potente, M. Bleibtreu. Dir: Tom Tykwer.
  • 9/16 ~ “East/West” (French/Russian, 1998) With Catherine Deneuve and Sandrine Bonnaire. Dir: R. Wargnier.
  • 9/23 ~ “The Triplets of Belleville” (French, 2003, animated). Written and directed by: Sylvain Chomet.
  • 9/30 ~ “Goya In Bordeaux” (Spanish, 1999) With Francisco Labal. Dir: Carlos Saura 

“Friday Night Film Fest: Robin Williams — Seriously.” ~ Fridays @6:45pm

  • 9/11 ~ “What Dreams May Come” (1998), With Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow. Dir: Vincent Ward.
  • 9/18 ~ “Patch Adams” (1998), With Philip Seymlour Hoffman and Monica Potter. Dir: Tom Shadyac.
  • 9/25 ~ “Jakob the Liar” (1999), With Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban and Michael Jeter. Dir: Peter Kassowitz.

Artist Reception: Ilga Ziemins-Kurens

Solo Exhibit On Display in the Library Annex
September 4th — October 31st

10250280_292136357619487_929808815977576167_nIlga Ziemins-Kurens grew up in Hyde Park, lives in Poughkeepsie, and taught art for Millbrook Central School District for 33 years. She has been a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. Ilga earned her B.S. in Art Education from SUNY New Paltz in 1974 and her teaching certificate in 1979. Ilga taught art since 1974, setting up numerous art shows for her students, and has guided many students toward pursuing careers in art. She has been published and also developed and taught a summer camp program for many years.

Since retirement, in 2008, Ilga has turned to more deeply exploring her own artwork; experimenting with various art forms. She also is interested in photography and jewelry making. Her painting has evolved from a realistic style to one that also includes more semi-abstract work.

In 2013, Ilga joined the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park. This Gallery has artwork changing every 5-6 weeks and Ilga has displayed several paintings in each show. She is currently on the Board of ACHP and  since the summer of 2014 has taken on the role of co-curator. Since the Fall of 2014 she has been taking classes with Keith Gunderson at the ACHP. Ilga has just recently joined Arts Mid-Hudson where she has some of her paintings and jewelery on display in the Dutchess Handmade shop.


2015 Book Clubs

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General Book Club Reading List 2015

Mystery Book Club Reading List 2015

Check our calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates & times. To inquire about or join either the General or the Mystery Book Club call us at 229-7791 Ext. 205!

Search the Catalog

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New to the Mid-Hudson Library System?

“I have a card — NOW WHAT?!”


Don’t worry, we were all there once…

Learn how to make a PIN and set up your online account, use the online catalog, request items, freeze requests, cancel requests, renew items, pay fines online, get eBooks through the library from Overdrive, and much, much more! Just click here.

Hyde Park’s “Little Free Library!”

The Hyde Park Free Library is proud to announce its participation — in partnership with the Hyde Park Rotary — in the “Little Free Library” initiative!


It’s a cooperative  “take a book, return a book” community gathering place where neighbors freely share their favorite literature and stories.

Hyde Park’s “Little Free Library” is located in the Stop & Shop Plaza in the Hyde Park Mall where anyone may stop by, peruse our selection, and pick up a book (or two).

Once you’ve had a chance to enjoy your read simply return at your leisure and donate another gently used book  that you’d like to share.

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Library Advocacy

Become a Library Advocate TODAY!LOVE THE LIBRARY?
Become An Advocate! 
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Congressman Chris Gibson
Assemblymember Didi Barrett
State Senator Sue Serino
State Senator Charles Schumer
Governor Andrew Cuomo

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