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October Newsletter

View Hyde Park Free Library’s October Newsletter Here.

Board/Budget Vote Results

Thursday, October 13th from 2 pm to 9 pm the Hyde Park Library held our annual budget/board vote. On the ballot was the proposed Library District tax levy for 2017 as well as the election of two candidates to serve on the board for five year terms.

6a0128778b87ea970c0147e06c5c73970bBOARD/BUDGET VOTE RESULTS: The proposed Budget has PASSED. Thank you to all who voted!!! We couldn’t do what we do without your support! We would also like to welcome David Ray and Lynn Ruggiero to the Hyde Park Library Board of Trustees! David & Lynn bring years of experience in business, healthcare, teaching, and other endeavors that we are sure will translate into sound judgement and leadership for our library. Their commitment to the community and their support for libraries over the years is a welcome addition to our board!

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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!


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, 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


Saturday, October 29th at 8pm
Special Music Event
: With Featured Act Sonny & Perley


*All Concerts in Annex Unless Otherwise Noted.

Get Help With Your Job Search!

Next Session: Thursday, November 17th From 1:00pm – 3:30pm


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: 3rd THURS. of every month. 1:00 – 3:30PM.download

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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