Let’s Celebrate Our Libraries!

April is a time of celebrations, and renewed growth. That includes National Library Week! We celebrate our libraries for their precious role in enriching our society and enhancing our lives. Greater knowledge, enlightenment, and sense of community bloom through our shared library experience.

Our libraries are vital hubs that are an indispensable national resource, fortifying our right to intellectual freedom and access to information.

At their core, libraries promote literacy, and encourage lifelong learning. In today’s world, that means transcending the printed word to include audiobooks, live and recorded music, theater, film, digital, hands-on crafts, studio art and more. Plus providing valuable community services ranging from passports to blood drives to recycling events. That’s our library. That’s YOUR library.

Come visit us! Experience and celebrate all that your library has to offer during National Library Week. Enjoy special programs we’ve created with everyone in mind. We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s Beyond Words.

Coffeehouse Concert: The Modernistics Trio Celebrating George & Ira Gershwin

Sunday, April 7th | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ted Powers, vocals, tap-dance and guitar; Peter H. Bloom, flute; and Dave Zox on double-bass are The Modernistics Trio.

Called “absolutely joyous, virtuosic and wonderful!” (Concerts at the Crane), The Modernistics Trio will perform a swinging show of songs, tap-dance numbers, and jazz instrumentals by George and Ira Gershwin. Selections will include Slap That Bass, Lady be Good, A Foggy Day, I Got Rhythm, Stairway to Paradise, I’ve Got a Crush on You, and other favorites by the Gershwin brothers. The Modernistics Trio captivates audiences with exuberant music by the Great American tunesmiths of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. They’ve played together for decades, and each of them has performed widely in the U.S. and abroad. No registration is required to attend.

NASA’s Live Viewing of the Eclipse

Monday, April 8th | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be broadcasting live the historic total solar eclipse from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. All are welcome to safely view on screen the live broadcast here at the library. Details will be forthcoming as we receive additional information from NASA. No registration is required.

Millennial Book Club

Tuesday, April 9th | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join staff member and fellow millennial, Katie Caracci, for a book club for book lovers ages 25-40. Wine and snacks will be provided. Comfy attire is encouraged 🙂

It’s National Library Week April 7-13! We’ll be discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through the Libby app.

Coffee & Conversation with Hendrick Hudson Free Library’s Board of Trustees

Wednesday, April 10th | 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us upstairs in the lounge for coffee, treats and meet the library’s Board of Trustees. No registration is required to attend.

*If you would like an email reminder for any of the events that do not require registration, visit the event page and click on the clock “Remind Me” icon.