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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 5 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

January Fiction

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin
NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson
The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown
Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks

Non-Fiction
The Road to Little Dripping: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

February Fiction

Find Her by Lisa Gardner
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
The High Mountain of Portugal by Yann Martel
She's Not There by Joy Fielding
Shoot by Loren D. Estleman

Non-Fiction
Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities by Claudio Kalb

Books Coming Soon Preview

Even Dogs in the Wild Even Dogs in the Wild
by Ian Rankin

Summary: Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: if Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken, but in what was left behind at the scene--an ominous note.

Malcolm Fox is feeling useless. Shunned by his colleagues because of his past in the Complaints bureau, he's been reassigned to a grunt detail, helping a surveillance team--one that trusts him even less than his own boss does - track a notorious Glasgow crime family. Helping Clarke with the Minton case is the only thing that makes Fox feel like a real cop.

Newly minted civilian John Rebus is feeling restless. Being a cop is in his blood and he's failing miserably at retirement. So when Clarke and Fox ask for his help, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. But before he can get his bearings, a call comes from Rebus's old nemesis - "Big Ger" Cafferty. Someone just fired a bullet through his front window--and sent him a note identical to Minton's. The normally unflappable old gangster is on edge, but for the life of him Cafferty can't figure out who he's wronged. And the only man he trusts with his life is Rebus.

As the cases collide, it's up to Clarke, Fox, and Rebus to connect the dots and save their unlikely ally Cafferty, whose past harbors a shocking secret that implicates Minton's friends in an unspeakable crime.

Computer Classes

Computer classes will resume in March 2016. 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 the new Obama Care? Check out this summary of the new 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
Bruce Museum
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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