Library events, computer classes, programs & book sales
Library Events and Programs
Activities and events for all ages: Preschool - Adult
Special programs Tuesdays | Feature-length movies Thursdays
See the Summer Reading page for more information.
Submit your Adult Summer Reading for a chance to win a Kindle Fire.
Test your knowledge and compete for prizes. (For ages 21 and over.)
Join us at Hastings Keno, 1216 West J | Wednesday, June12 8:30 pm
Join us a Murphy's , 1st and Lincoln Avenue | Thursday, May 30 8:30 pm | topic is Star Trek
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. Reservations appreciated but not required.)
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. (No advance registration is required.)
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. (No advance registration is required.)
Family Story Time
Saturdays, 10 am except 2nd Saturday of the month, see Tales for Tails below.
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
All ages welcome. Stories will be from picture books, and all ages are 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!
Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 pm
Children 5th grade and under can get creative and play with equipment designed to stimulate creativity, imagination and FUN!
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.)
June 20 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
July 25 Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
August 15 The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Evening Book Club
(Meets the last Wednesday of the month, 8:30 pm.)
- Wednesday, May 29 - Read any Sci-Fi novel
Morning Book Club
(Once a month, third Thursday, 10 am.)
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 annual book sale
Book Sale is held 2nd week in July. The 30th Annual Used Book Sale will be July 12, 13 and 14th 2013.
(Check back later for more information.)
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.
Library Link Going Green: Save a Tree and Read Online Editions! The Library Link newsletter is now available on the library’s web site. An online version with an easy link from an e-mail prompt is also will be available. Read the current issue of the Hastings Public Library Link [PDF] for more information and the latest HPL news.
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...