Library events, programs & book sales
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Library Events and Programs
National Library Week April 12-18
- Sunday, April 12 Friends volunteer luncheon and meeting 12:30 - 2:30
- Monday, April 13 Itty Bitty Story Time, Story Time in Spanish, Homework Help
- Tuesday, April 14 National Library Workers Day
- Wednesday, April 15 Bookmobile Day, Story Time, Imagination Playground
- Thursday, April 16 Toddler Time, Book Club, Homework Help, and Business After Hours 5-7 pm
- Saturday, April 18 Story Walk Story Time: 10 am Lincoln Park;11 am Hastings Lake; Minecraft 2-3:30 pm
Hastings Public Library Pub Quiz
Join us at Murphy's, 107 North Lincoln at 8 pm | Thursday, April 30
Test your knowledge and compete for prizes. (For ages 21 and over.) Rules: Teams of 1-4 people. No smart phones. We want this to be fun, but we reserve the right to deduct points for breaking either of these rules. That's it, pretty simple.
Día de los niños/Día de los libros | Children's Day/Book Day
Sunday, April 26, 3 –5 pm | Children's Festival | Hastings City Auditorium
Children’s activity booths with crafts, games & prizes ~ Library card sign-up ~ Book give-away ~ Cakes and snacks ~ Admission is free!
Numerosas actividades recreativas, incluyendo juegos y premios ~ Registro de tarjeta de biblioteca, regalos de libros ~ Pastel y fruto ~ Entrada gratis
Teen Events and Programs
See the Teen Events page for book clubs, events, and updates.
Sign up for the newsletter. Join TAB (Teen Advisory Board) to meet new people, help plan and participate in events, earn community service hours, and more.
Homework Help for Kindergarten thru 8th Grades
Mondays and Thursdays | 4 - 6 pm
Kid's Events and Programs
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 pm
Children 5th grade and under can get creative and play with equipment designed to stimulate creativity, imagination and FUN!
Saturdays at HPL | 2 -3:30 pm
- Gaming April 4th
- 1st Saturday
- Rubber Band Looms April 11
- 2nd Saturday
- Minecraft April 18
- 3rd Saturday
- Lego Club April 25
- 4th Saturday
- For ages 6-12. Join other Lego lovers and use your imagination to build skyscrapers or create castles or whatever you desire. (The library will accept donations of Legos.)
Join us Sunday, April 19 | 1-6 pm for Story Times with HPL during the Springfest event at the Prairie Loft Center.
Story Time in Spanish | Tiempo de Cuentos en Español
Mondays 4 pm | Lunes a Las 4 pm
Join us for stories, games, exercise, dancing and songs. | Cuentos, Juegos, Ejercicio, Canciones
Itty Bitty Story Time
Mondays 9:15 am
For ages 0-24 months
Join us for stories, rhymes, literacy, and lots of smiles and giggles. (Parents or caregivers should plan on participating with their children.)
Preschool Story Hour
Wednesdays, choice of 10 am or 1 pm
For children ages 3–6. Children are encouraged to select books to check out and then are read or told stories for approximately 30 minutes.
Thursdays, 10:30 am
A special story time for children younger than 3. Each child must be accompanied by a lap! Join us for stories, songs and finger-plays followed by play time.
Family Story Time
Saturdays, 10 am except 2nd Saturday of the month, see Tales for Tails below.
All ages welcome. Stories will be from picture books, and everyone is welcome to participate with their family.
Tails for Tales: 10 am, 2nd Saturday of the month.
Family story time goes to the dogs! Dogs from the local AKC-certified K-9s & Friends therapy group will be panting for a child to read a tail-wagging story to them. Children will select a book and be able to read it to a dog. This story time is designed to help build confidence and reading skills. Volunteering with their handlers, the dogs are calm, well-mannered and love children!
(No advance registration is required to attend story times.)
Hastings Public Library Book Clubs
Anyone interested in books and reading is welcome! Please come even if you haven't read the book. All meetings are on the 2nd floor of the library. Invite a friend—new participants are always welcome.
(Book summaries are from library catalog.)
Evening Book Club
(Meets the last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm.)
- Wednesday, April 22Read any graphic novel.
Teen Book Clubs
Join us for a monthly online Golden Sower Book Club. See the Teen Events page for more information.
Morning Book Club
(Once a month, third Thursday, 10 am.)
Thursday, April 16The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Varsity tennis captain, Ezra Faulkner, was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe. (Call the library to reserve a copy. (402) 461-2346
Friends' book sales and events
Friendshop hours: Monday–Friday 10–6
Friends have an exciting new way to support the library year-round. . . an in-house used bookstore.
In addition to some new merchandise, the shop will have for sale a variety of used books in dozens of categories.
Friends sells books which may have collectible value on Amazon.com's Marketplace, making them available to buyers throughout the country. View the current inventory available for purchase: www.amazon.com/shops/hastingsfriends.
Friends' Library Used Book Sale
July 8-12, 2015 | Christmas in July
50,000 used books, magazines, audio/video, puzzles and games. Most hardbacks are $1, paperbacks and children's books are 50¢. (All proceeds benefit Hastings Public Library.)
Events and meetings held in the library's meeting rooms For information about a meeting, including contact information, call the library at (402) 461-2346. To schedule a meeting or event see the Meeting Rooms page.
The Bookmobile has scheduled stops at schools, parks, neighborhoods, retirement facilities and daycares throughout Hastings and Adams County; all ages are welcome! For more information see the Bookmobile page or check the Schedule of stops.
Hours and holiday closings More details...