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September Newsletter

View Hyde Park Free Library’s September Newsletter Here.

Board/Budget Vote

The Hyde Park Library District will be holding its annual budget/board vote on: Thursday, October 13th from 2 pm to 9 pm at the Hyde Park Library.

On the ballot will be the proposed Library District tax levy for 2017. We will also be electing two candidates to the board to serve five year terms.

13-hyde-park-free-library-board-electionbudget-voteThe proposed budget for 2016 reflects a 2% increase in the tax levy. The proposed amount, as voted on by the library board, is $431,292. Factoring other income streams into the equation (state aid, fundraising, library fines and fees, etc.), the proposed total budget will be $482,635. Registered voters in the Hyde Park Library District (the town of Hyde Park excluding those in the Staatsburg and Hillside fire districts) are eligible to vote. 

Absentee Ballots: For those unable to cast a ballot on October 13th at the scheduled hours, absentee ballots are available at the Library Circulation Desk. For information on obtaining an absentee ballots, please call 229-7791 ext. 205. Copies of the proposed budget are available for public review at the library’s main office. 

Film Screenings @Hyde Park Free Library

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!


Our Foreign Film Festival continues this Friday September 30th with “Run, Lola, Run” at 6:30 pm and ends Friday October 7th with “Germinal” at 6:30pm. In October & November we will be running a Big Read Film Festival showing films related to the Big Read, with Hispanic culture & social issues being highlighted.  See below for a complete schedule:

  • Friday, September 30.  Foreign Film Festival: “Run, Lola, Run” (1998) with Franka Potente. Directed by Tom Tykwer.
  • Friday, October 7. Foreign Film Festival: “Germinal” (1993) With Gerard Depardieu. Directed by Claude Berri
  • Friday, October 21. Big Read Film Festival: “Bless Me, Ultima” (2013) With Luke Ganalon, Joseph A. Garcia & Miriam Colon. Directed by Carl Franklin.
  • Friday, October 28. Big Read Film Festival: “Under The Same Moon” (2007) Starring Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Carmen Salinas, America Ferrera, & Jesse Garcia. Directed by Patricia Riggen.
  • Friday, November 4. Big Read Film Festival: “Bread and Roses.” (2000) Directed by Ken Loach.

More films to be announced in our next newsletter.  Many of these films are rare and not available for ordering through the library system.  If you’re a cinephile, this is a great opportunity to view acclaimed, but seldom screened films and to share ideas with other film buffs. Join us!


Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

October 14th – November 19th

The Hyde Park Library is proud to once again partner with Poughkeepsie Public Library District/MHLS to participate in five weeks of events across Dutchess County related to this year’s selection “Into the Beautiful North” which is set along the highly charged U.S.-Mexico border region and explores themes from friendship and family, to immigration, drug trafficking and economic disparity to hope, love and our common humanity.

nea-big-read-into-the-beautiful-north-jpegFind Big Read Events across Dutchess County Here.

Or check Our Library Calendar for upcoming BIG READ events at Hyde Park Library!

The NEA BIG READ is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


Sunday, October 23rd at 1:30pm
OPEN MIC: With Featured Act “Deuces Child”


*All Concerts in Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.

Get Help With Your Job Search!

Next Session: Thursday, October 13th
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: 2nd 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

NEW – General Book Club Reading List 2016

NEW – Mystery Book Club Reading List 2016

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!

E-Magazines! ~ A New Service For A New Year.

zinioBeginning January 1st, 2016 the Hyde Park Library is pleased to announce our library members now have access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries! Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices via web browser — or download a “Zinio for Libraries” Reader App to download and view your “checked out” magazines for reading offline (PLEASE NOTE: Apps are READERS ONLY). Browse from a collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no due dates, and no limits!

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