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August Newsletter

View Hyde Park Free Library’s August Newsletter Here.

Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


Sunday, September 25th at 1:30pm
OPEN MIC: With Featured Act “Open Book”

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*All Concerts in Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.

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!


We’ll be running a Foreign Film Festival on various Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 pm throughout August and September.  See below for a complete schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 30. “8 Women / 8 Femmes” (France/2001) with Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant. Directed by Francois Ozon.
  • Friday, September 2. “East-West / Est-Ouest (French-Russian/1999) w/ Catherine Deneuve, Sandrine Bonnaire. Dir: Regis Wargnier.
  • Friday, September 9. “Widow Of Saint Pierre / La Veuve De Saint Pierre”. (French, 2000) w/ J. Binoche, D. Auteuil. Dir: P. Leconte.

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!

Get Help With Your Job Search!

Next Session: Thursday, September 8th
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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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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