Author’s Talk and Book Signing

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Learn how to grow beautiful food from author Matthew Benson on Sunday, June 12, 3:30pm in the beautiful gardens at 243 Union Street. Admission is $25.00 per person.

Then, at 6:30pm, join the author for Dinner in an Empty House. (We’ll take you there.) Delicious, garden-fresh, organic, local vegetables and fruits. Delectable entrees cooked to perfection in an elegant setting. Fine wine, beautiful food and great conversation with an extraordinary gardener (and photographer). $100 per person. $150 per couple. Dinner reservations include afternoon event. Reserve now: click here to reserve your place! This event is a benefit for the Hudson Area Library.

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Amazing Animals at the Library

pictures of a boy being shown a corn snake and a girl holding a chinchilla

images courtesy of Animal Encounters, LLC

On Saturday, May 28, Amazing Animals will be coming to the Hudson Area Library! This hands-on presentation by Animal Encounters, LLC, will introduce participants to a variety of small mammals and reptiles, including a chinchilla, rabbit, bearded dragon, milk snake, and more. Many of the animals can be touched by the children. The program will run from 10:30am-11:30am and is intended for children ages 4 and up.

This special program is made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Local History Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Jung

The Tappen Zee, 1862 by Sanford R. Gifford

The Tappen Zee, 1862 by Sanford R. Gifford


The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome back Peter Jung to the library on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Jung will offer a fascinating follow up presentation discussing the Art of the Hudson River School (1825-1875), specifically the local artists Sanford. R. Gifford, Frederick Church and Thomas Cole. Seventy images and paintings will be shown, along with details of the artists’ lives and their circumstances. A question and answer period will follow, accompanied by light refreshments.
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Summer Program Meet and Greet

12973130_10201914344496656_4149230093426765180_oWondering what your children can do this Summer? Join us in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, May 21 from 1-4pm to meet representatives from local youth-serving organizations. From band camp to sailing, sports to computers, find out what’s available this summer for kids and teens at this summer program meet and greet. At the event, pick up a copy of the Summer Festival Guide — a booklet highlighting activities for children and teens in the area. The event will include light refreshments and free pen giveaways for the first 50 students that attend.

Chromebooks in the Library

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Library users got right to work testing out the library’s new Chromebooks on opening day.

You may have noticed our new collection of laptops in the children’s section of the new library. These are Chromebooks. They work like a regular laptop, but only run Google’s Chrome browser. While this may seem limiting, you can actually do a lot with them. You can stream video, work on documents and spreadsheets, play music, go on social media, and much more!

Many schools, such as the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, use Chromebooks in their classrooms. Students can sign in on our Chromebooks with their school account and work on their homework with the same user experience as they have at school. Don’t have a Google account? You can still use the Chromebooks with Guest access.
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Vintage Fashion Show Designed To Please

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A Fashion Show of vintage styles filled our newly renovated – but none-the-less vintage, Community Room on Mother’s Day. Several Mothers and daughters (and some sons) celebrated either on the runway or in the audience.
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Family Eyecare Center Trunk Show to Benefit Library

13094279_10209239568416691_6934441636024886042_nWe’re pleased to announce that Family Eyecare Center, 183 Healy Blvd., has agreed to help support the library through sales from its upcoming Trunk Show. On Thursday, May 12  from 1-6pm, the retail eyewear specialist will be featuring new styles from Rayban – sunglass and dress glasses, as well as Bolle Cycling eyewear.

This is an opportunity to update your prescription and frames as well as see what’s new for cyclists. A raffle will include a Bolle Bike Hemet ($169.00 value) and a portion of sales will be donated to our Library. Thanks to Dr. Nicolette Sacco-Brown for giving us this support.

More Checkouts Now Allowed in OverDrive!

MHLS Digital Downloads

We have increased the number of OverDrive holds that patrons can place, and the number of OverDrive items that can be checked out. All Overdrive users can now have up to 10 items on hold at any given time and up to 10 items checked out.

Our eBooks can be read on your computer, phone, tablet or eReader. Many titles can be enjoyed immediately on any device with an internet browser or downloaded into the free OverDrive app. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Try one today!