The holiday shopping season is upon us again and the elves have been busy stocking the bookshelves in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library for the annual Holiday Book Sale.
On Saturday, November 29, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library invite you to a special Holiday Sale from 10-1pm. This Holiday Sale is the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget.
Want to grow your best vegetable and herb garden ever? It all starts with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions. Join garden expert Margaret Roach, originator of the oft-praised website A Way to Garden (awaytogarden.com), on Saturday, January 24 from 3-5pm at the Gallery Space at Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. Let her demystify the politics and the practical “ahas” to get you growing with confidence! Bring your questions and go home with empowering handouts including a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules. Garden resources including Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Library will be on hand to entice you with their offerings. This event is a benefit for the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To reserve your ticket, select Add to Cart below and make your payment through PayPal. Tickets may also be reserved in the office at the Hudson Area Library (check or cash).
Due to inclement weather, we will be closing the library at 3:30 p.m on Wednesday, November 26. All fines will be waived for today and tomorrow. Please return items that are due on Friday when we resume regular business hours. Have a wonderful holiday and be safe!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Jennifer Berne and illustrator Keith Bendis, will be signing their newly released book, Calvin, Look Out! at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 6th from 5-8pm. A sequel to Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie, the enormously popular book about the bookworm birdie who couldn’t fly, this new book tells the heartwarming story of Calvin’s adventures around getting his first pair of glasses.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with a special holiday Matching Grant Campaign. From now until December 31, adopt a brand new book for the library’s collection for just $15 and the Friends will match your contribution with an additional book donation for the library collection. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly how your donation is being used.
The same as the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be the first to read the book they choose when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor their donation or special people in their lives (or even pets!). Truly a wonderful idea for holiday gift giving for the person who has everything, an adopted library book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again!
In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross will be offering a free Citizen Preparedness Corps training session titled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes on Tuesday, November 18 from 6-8pm at the library. A trained representative from the American Red Cross will conduct a session of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The program lasts approximately two hours, and gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Please call the library at 518-828-1792 to register.
Perfect Ten students at a Summer event with Perfect Ten Director, Laura Miller
Businesses located on Warren Street should be receiving visitors from the organization Perfect Ten After School in the next couple of months. The young women, all local high school students, focus not only on academic skills, but dedication to social interaction as well. Under the watchful eye of Director Laura Miller and Founder Paula Forman, the students will be gathering information to update the listings for the most highly trafficked thoroughfare in Columbia County.
We are working with Perfect Ten and the Hudson Development Corporation to amass an accurate record of all the businesses on and adjacent to Warren Street. We want to build a closer relationship with the business community and the Hudson Walking Guide (an HDC project) will benefit from our canvassing as well.
Thanks to you, our campaign thermometer is rising! An additional $100,000 has been pledged and recorded on the big orange and white sign in front of our current library. More rises expected soon as word spreads and momentum builds. We’re on our way!