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Waiting For You Book Club

Reading a book Patrons who join the WAITING FOR YOU BOOK CLUB @ the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will automatically be put on the list for new books by their favorite fiction authors. Consider it one less thing you have to think about!

How It Works:
Place a check mark next to the names of up to 8 authors from the preselected list of best-selling authors in our form. Each time your chosen author publishes a new novel, you will be added to the reserve list for the new release. While we cannot guarantee how close to the top of the list you will be, you'll be on it without having to place the reserve. Staff at Haverstraw King's Daughters Library will inform you when something new is waiting for you.

How to Join:
Complete and submit our online form or pick up a form from the Reference or Circulation desk. Paper forms can be submitted at the Reference Desk.

More About the Service:
This service is available to HKDPL cardholders only and is for new titles only; reprints will generally not be included. Please pick up books promptly when notified of their availability. Because of their popularity, these books are in high demand. We ask that you be considerate of those who are waiting.

Download eBooks and Audio Books from Home!

Download ebooks and audiobooks

Did you know that you can download eBooks and audio books on your tablet, PC, iPod, or mobile phone? Our digital downloads service is a free amenity you may use at any time, 24/7, with no late fees ever. Get started today!

All you need to do is click the image above or hover over Account on the menu and select Digital Download. Go to Account, enter your 14-digit library card and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your telephone number we have on record. Once logged in, browse around and hit the "Place a Hold" button on any eBook or audio book you would like to borrow. When the eBook is ready for download, an email will be sent to you. You may also check your Account for a list of eBooks you have out, are on hold, and what you can download.

Check out this video to get started on your tablet by downloading OverDrive; the app used for this free service.

For any questions, check out the Help page or come in to the Adult Reference desk. We would be more than happy to help you out!

Books Coming Soon

March Fiction

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
If Not for You by Debbie McComber
My Darling Detective by Howard Norman
A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman

Non-Fiction
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky

April Fiction

The Lost Order by Steve Berry
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
No Easy Target by Iris Johansen
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

Non-Fiction
A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors by Ashley English

Books Coming Soon Preview

Havana Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
by Mark Kurlansky

Summary: Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today - from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution.

Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.

Computer Classes

Stay tuned for dates and times. Classes we offer are:

♦ Computer Basics
♦ Using the Mouse
♦ The Internet
♦ Introduction to Word

Affordable Healthcare

Want to find information on Obama Care? Check out this summary of the Affordable Health Care Act plus resources and links to answer all your questions. To sign up for the program, head over to the Health Insurance Marketplace or NY State of Health.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are available for Haverstraw Library card holders only to:

American Museum of Natural History
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Boscobel House & Gardens
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Hudson River Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of the City of New York
Museum Village
Storm King Art Center

Haverstraw Library cardholder must be established and be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and have no fees).

- One museum pass per family.
- 3 day loan period.
- $10/day late return fee.
- Lost musuem pass fee cost equals replacement of the membership.

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Cast On at Haverstraw Library

Can you knit and purl? Would you like to learn? Looking for more adventurous projects? Join us for a knitting group! Share ideas and expertise while working on independent projects or knit-alongs. Making use of the wealth of online information from sites like Ravelry, we'll work together to create knitted items. We can expand our horizons to other crafts like spinning, weaving and lace-making as time goes on. Interested? The Knitting Club meets every Monday at the Board Room in the Lower Level at 6:00 pm.

Tablets

Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow a tablet out.

e-Readers

Nook Colors are available for check out at both Library buildings at the Adult Reference desk. Only Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow one out.

Our Nooks come preloaded with some content but patrons may download digital content onto the reader via our digital download service. Instructions to download content from the Library onto the reader will be provided. Questions? Call the reference desk at 786-3800 ext 18 or email us.

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e-Readers

Download eBooks

Nooks and Kindles are available! Drop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow one.

Have your own e-Reader? Start downloading ebooks and audio books for FREE now!

Evening Book Club

Join our latest book club! The Evening Book Club is for those who lead a busy life and cannot come during the day.

We meet every month on the 4th Thursday at 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome!

Senior Book Club

Book

This small but active group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Rosman Center in the afternoon.

Call Cathy at 786-3800 x22 for more details.

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