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Budget Vote & Board Election


Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


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  • 9768c4c4-649e-4e5d-be1f-02983cf9247fSunday, October 11th @2:00pm – Concert: Featuring Singer-Songwriters Timothy Hill and Thomas Earl. Suggested Donation: $10
  • Sunday, October 25th @1:30pm – Open Mic: Featured performers: Lyn Burnstine and Pat Lamanna. Special Community Read Event, spotlighting Songs of the Great Depression. Donations appreciated.
  • Saturday, October 31st @7:30pm – Concert: Small Engine (Dave Kearney & Elly Wininger). Suggested Donation: $10

*All Concerts in Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.


Murder Mystery: A Wedding in Transylvania!

transylvania poster jpegdfghkjfghThe Friends of the Hyde Park Free Library present a dinner to die for: A Wedding in Transylvania!

Saturday, Oct. 24th @6pm.  

Coppola’s Bistro, Route 9, Hyde Park. Cocktail Hour / Cash Bar: 5-6pm. Dinner and a Show: 6pm

$50.00 per person. Please make checks out to “Friends of the Hyde Park Library”. Tickets NOW ON SALE! Performed by the players of the Murder Cafe. Raffles / Silent Auction / Prizes! Costumes are encouraged!

For more information visit the Friends of the Hyde Park Library Website.

Quilt Raffle 2015

Sunshine & Flowers Quilt landscape UPDATE jpegQuilt Raffle Drawing: Saturday, October 24th @5PM

The Hyde Park Library is proud to announce tickets for this year’s Hyde Park Library Craft Guild Quilt donation are now on sale!

We imagine that by now,  many of you have had a chance to check out this year’s quilt now on display over our mantle in the main building.  It’s another beautiful effort by our volunteer quilters who have made the annual quilt  raffle one of the highlight events of our year. The quilt will be raffled off on  October 24th, which is sooner than you may think, so why not stop by and pick up a ticket (or several) for the drawing while it’s still fresh in mind? This sunny work will brighten any room — as well as keep you warm as the temperatures turn chilly — and it could be yours.

Tickets are one for $1.00 or a booklet of six for $5.00.  They are currently on sale at our circulation desk and will be available at many off-site ticket sale events. Call the library for details if you would like to possibly participate in these sales. Tickets will be for sale up to the drawing date.

Artist Reception: Ilga Ziemins-Kurens

Solo Exhibit On Display in the Library Annex
September 4th — October 31st
Artists’ Reception: Sat, Sept 26th 2-4pm — Thank you to all who attended!

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.



Next Session: Thursday, November 5th
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.

Book Clubs @Hyde Park Free Library

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!

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