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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

  • Toddler Story Time: every Tuesday at 10:30am. Note no story time when schools are closed and in August. Check the calendar and Facebook for schedule changes.
  • 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.
  • LEGO Club: meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00pm.
  • 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 12:30pm.
  • Book Discussion Group: meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm.
  • Great Books Club: newly formed in February 2020, meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm.
  • Home School Moms Book Club: Newly formed as of April 2020, meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.

Gaming

  • Chess: meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.
  • Mahjong: meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.
  • Euchre: meets every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm.
  • Board Games: meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00am.

Activities for All

  • Quilting Passions: meets every Monday at 10:00am.
  • Movie Memories & Milestones: meets every Thursday evening at 5:00pm; join them to watch classic movies from the 1930s through the 1950s.
  • Acoustic Jam Sessions: meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm. All are welcome to come play an instrument, sing along or just listen.
  • Murder Mystery Club: meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00pm. Join the group or bring your own team to analyze the clues and solve a new mystery every month.
  • History Hounds: meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a live-streamed history presentation sponsored by the Michigan Historical Society.
  • Barry County Historical Society: see presentations every few months on topics from genealogy to Michigan history. Normally meet at 6:00pm.
  • Baby Cafe: meets every Thursday at 10:00am. Join new moms at this breast feeding club.
  • Genealogy Club: meets the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.
  • River Rippers Quilt Guild: meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.

Teens

  • Anime Club: meets the 4th Saturday of each month at 12:30pm.
  • Teen Advisory Board (TAB): meets the second Friday of each month at 4:00pm. This group helps with library programs, art projects and fundraising.
  • Video Games: Occasional events across the year, including 24 hours of gaming.

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

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