Write Now!

Greetings Writers,

I will be offering, by Zoom, a third session of the free-writing class, Write Now!

Class will take place on 6 consecutive Thursday evenings at 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

We will meet on January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11.

Our group is good for college-age students to age 100+ 

I use prompts and we write and we read, we do not edit our work in this group, we just write—so sex, drugs, rock & roll & etc enter our class as story and we accept that. 

We sometimes cuss, but never gratuitously. 

So, all writers must be over the age of 18 years. 

Writing practice helps us explore our own minds and in this sense is not completely unlike some meditation practices.

If you are new, please read “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg.

Please call the Library at 914 478 3307 to reserve a spot.

Email reginekelly@gmail.com

Regina Kelly, Reference Librarian and Notary Public

Freegal Access Ends 12/31/2020

Freegal is going away! Download or transfer songs that you want to keep to a computer before the contract is over on December 31, 2020. If you have streaming playlists, logging in on a computer and downloading each song is the easiest way to complete the process.

And what about 2021? Try HOOPLA – your resource to borrow and stream movies, music, audiobooks and ebooks.

His Only Wife with Peace Adzo Medie

Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library & Book YaYa present

Award-winning writer, PEACE ADZO MEDIE with her novel, HIS ONLY WIFE, A Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick novel, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, A Must-Read Book of: Time Magazine, BuzzFeed, Marie Claire, Parade, Travel + Leisure

In conversation with

Hastings’ own award-winning writer and memoirist, Maya Shanbhag Lang





Current Services

Curbside Delivery

The Hastings Public Library is temporarily closed to the public but Curbside Delivery will remain available at the main entrance. Patrons must wear a face mask.

Curbside Delivery hours:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

You may place holds normally through the Westchester Library System catalog at https://catalog.westchesterlibraries.org/eg/opac/home or by calling the Hastings Library at (914) 478-3307. Once your items become available, simply come to the Library and call to let us know you are outside. A staff member will be out shortly with your items. Arrangements can be made for delivery to the trunk of your car if you are unable to come to the entrance.


Patrons may borrow Chromebooks via Curbside Delivery for 2 hour intervals to use outside the Library where Wi-Fi is available. Call the Library if you would like to make a reservation.

Copy, Fax, Scan & Print

Copy, fax, scan and print services are available on a limited basis during our Curbside Delivery hours. Call the Library for assistance.

Notary Public Services

Notary public services are available outside the Library. You must call the Library to make an appointment.

Questions? Please call us at (914) 478-3307 or email at has@wlsmail.org

Friends of the Library Short Story Virtual Book Group

Sharon DeLevie, VP of the Friends of the Library, will lead an hour-long conversation about one story from The Best American Short Stories of 2018 every other Tuesday at 11 AM. Meetings are scheduled for October 15th and 27th, November 10th and 24th and December 8th with the last session on December 22nd. Sessions will be limited to 10 participants. To join, email delevieresearch@gmail.com. Sharon will provide the Zoom link and pages.