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Hastings Public Library

Library Events

We host all kinds of events here at the library. See below and check out the Calendar for a complete listing.

Here at the Library we host events for all ages and interests. Many are Library sponsored while others are held here but organized by the community.

Some key regular happenings are listed below. Be sure to check our Calendar for a complete listing of all events here at the Hastings Public Library.

Note: all dates and times listed below are subject to change, check the calendar for up to date information.

Early Literacy and Kids

  • Preschool Story Time: every Friday at 10:30am. Note no story time when schools are closed and in August. Check the calendar and Facebook for schedule changes.
  • Itsy Bitsy Book Club: meets every Wednesday at 10:30am. Location is at HPL or in Tyden Park. Note no story time when schools are closed and in August. Check the calendar and Facebook for location schedule changes.
  • LEGO Club: meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4pm; Lego play for all ages of children using Library Legos. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
  • Summer Reading: early June through mid-August with weekly events. Check the calendar for more information closer to June.
  • March is Reading Month: every March we celebrate reading for all ages with a focus on early literacy. Special programs and events happen throughout the month.
  • Reading is Fundamental (RIF): Our Youth Services Librarian and volunteers visit Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program classes to read to kids, create crafts and distribute books for the children to keep.
  • Reach Out and Read (ROAR): Volunteers from the library read once a week to Young 5s and Kindergarten students who need extra literacy support. This program is in all four Hastings elementary schools.

Book Clubs

  • Novel Ideas: meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm.


  • Chess: meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.
  • Mahjong: meets every Tuesday evening at 5pm (April-September), 2:30pm (October-March).
  • Dungeons & Dragons: meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10am.

Activities for All

  • Quilting Passions and Crafters: meets every Monday at 10am to work on individual and group ongoing crafts and/or quilting, often with a Potluck lunch.
  • Movie Memories & Milestones: meets every Thursday evening at 5pm; join them to watch classic movies from the 1930s through the 1960s.
  • Acoustic Jam Sessions: meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5pm. All are welcome to come play an instrument, sing along or just listen.
  • History Hounds: weekly Zoom presentations on Michigan history sponsored by the Michigan Historical Society. See the calendar for dates and topics.
  • Baby Cafe: meets every Tuesday at 10am (at HPL October - May, Tyden Park June-September). Join new moms at this breast feeding club.


  • No regular events at the moment, check the calendar for updates.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Phone: 269-945-4263
Fax: 269-948-3874

Library & Drive-thru Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm

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