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May Newsletter

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Hyde Park Free Library Concert Series


Sunday, May 29th at 1:30pm
OPEN MIC: With Featured Performer Jan Ross

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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!


Book-to-Film Series

  • 27 Book to Film Series Brooklyn jpeg5/27: Friday, May 27th @6:30pm – BROOKLYN.
    (2015) With Saoirse Ronan and Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
  • 6/3: Friday, June 3rd @7PM – “OF MICE AND MEN” (1939). With Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney, Jr. Dir: Lewis Milestone, Jr.

Solo Art Exhibition: K.D. Schmitz

Artist Exhibition: K.D. Schmitz.  In the Library Annex.
Artwork on display through the month of May.
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Get Ready to Battle! Battle of the Books 2016

If the pen is mightier than the sword, books are an arsenal for the mind!!

Battle of the Books 2016 portrait jpegRecruitment for the Battle of the Books 2016 is now under way!  Every year, the Hyde Park Library and dozens of participating Mid-Hudson libraries participate in the annual Battle of the Books.

BOB is a national Summer Reading Program for middle school students who are currently in grades 5 through 8, and will be in the 6th through the 9th grade in September. Participants in the Mid-Hudson Library System program are asked to read eight selected titles and then participate in trivia battles based on the books.

From April through August the Hyde Park Team will read books, practice as a team, and participate in several preliminary battles with neighboring BOB teams to help prepare for the final battle in September!

The climactic “Regional Battle” will be held the Saturday following Labor Day in September — tentatively to take place September 10th. The Hyde Park Library Team needs you! So join us for a summer full of fun with books and trivia! To get involved, contact Mrs. “B” at 845-229-7791 ext. 203!


Next Session: Thursday, June 9th
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.

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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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!

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