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2022 at the Hyde Park Library!

Hello Readers:

Due to the current levels of Covid19 infections and hospitalizations, we have canceled all in-person programming until February 7th. At that point, provided that the numbers are trending in the right direction, we will resume hosting Chair Yoga, Game Night and Knitters Groups in the Annex (masks required of course). Then, on the 23rd of February at 1PM, it's the triumphant return of the Hyde Park Library Book Club which will take place in person and on Zoom at the same time. Details below. Author events, classes, a film festival, a spring concert series and a whole host of other programs will follow in the coming months (Covid willing).

In the meantime, the library itself is open so you can still come get books and use computers and all the usual things. Mrs. B's Pre-K Discovery Time will be virtual for three more weeks and in February we have a variety of virtual programs for you to attend from the comfort of your own home. Also coming in February, the renovation of the Adult Non-Fiction Collection room in the rear of the building begins. We are working hard to limit how much of the collection goes into storage while the work is being done. The majority of the Fiction, Large Print & YA collections will continue to be available, but the Nonfiction and the Reference collections will be boxed up for a couple of months while we transform that poorly lit room into a versatile, attractive space. Thanks to the Mid-Hudson Library System, there will be no interruption to library service caused by this construction project, although at times patrons may have to use the bathroom next door in the annex. We thank you for your patience and support during this exciting stage in the history of Hyde Park Library.

Jesse Chance, Director


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You can join Mrs. Battistoni on Zoom at 10:30AM on Tuesday the 18th, Tuesday the 25th, and on the 1st of February for a fun, interactive story time with guided movement and songs.

  Please click here to register.

If you can’t make it to the live (via Zoom) event, a recording will be posted each week on the library’s webpage and elsewhere for you and your child’s viewing pleasure.

In February...

The return of Chair Yoga, Knitting Groups, AND...

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 Feb. 9th





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Celebrate Black history with a unique, educational music program tailored to all age groups that will have your feet tappin' and your hands a clappin'! 

Travel along the Mississippi Delta and explore genres such as Ragtime, Stride, Boogie Woogie, and New Orleans Blues. Hear how they imparted their influence on Swing, Country, Rock n' Roll, and other musical styles that forever reshaped how we think about music, and the emotional response it triggers within us.

Understand how Black history is an integral part of American history.

Without it, the music and culture of yesteryear that we so cherish would not leave enduring, everlasting memories.

All ages are welcome to join us for this musical journey with Matthew.

Click HERE to Register for Black History Month Music on ZOOM
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Click HERE to Register for The Importance of Focus on ZOOM
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Click anywhere on the picture above to register to attend the 1PM meeting of the Book Club via Zoom

There will also be an evening meeting of the Book Club at 7PM on Monday, February 28th. Click here to register to attend via Zoom.

Don't forget, these meetings can be attended in person as well.

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February 24th @ 7PM

An Author Event

with Anthony Musso

Live and in person.

In this, the third volume of the Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley series, Musso identifies another fifty-five lesser known but historically rich sites, which played an important role in the establishment of the region. A veteran public speaker, Anthony Musso is always entertaining and engaging. Join us in the library's annex to learn a little more about the valley in which you live. Light refreshments will be served.

“Lost” Rodin Sculpture Discovered in New Jersey Borough Hall...

5PM on Saturday

February 26th

Join us on Zoom to hear Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation, recount the story of her amazing discovery. Learn how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. Please click here to register for this event.

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