Mother’s Day Fashion Show & Tea



Sunday, May 8, 2pm–4pm

Community Room
The NEW Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th Street, Hudson

Treat your Mom! Come see a fashion show of vintage clothing. Enjoy homemade cakes and cookies along with tea from Verdigris-Hudson. Learn styling tips from the make-up experts at FACE Stockholm.

Music mixed by Young Paris. Community models including Mothers and daughters. Vintage clothing provided by Discipline Park

Tickets are $25.00 each. Bring your Mom for just $10.00 more. 

Reservations preferred. Click here!

A benefit for the Hudson Area Library.

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Author Talk With Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander

KwameOn Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.

Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson.

Following Alexander’s author talk, the library is teaming up with the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and WGXC to host a special WGXC Afternoon Show featuring authors and illustrators who are participating in the festival. Tune in to WGXC 90.7FM or stream online at from 4:30-6pm to hear the live broadcast.

The Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School on Saturday, May 7 from 10am-3pm. For more information about the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, including a list of participating authors and illustrators and transportation options, be sure to check out the festival website.

May Book Club: The Silent Wife

Silent Wife

The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

About the book:
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

Friends Annual Meeting and Program, April 20

The Friends will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 6pm in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th St.. The public is invited to attend the business meeting and the installations of officers. A most interesting and timely program will follow.

Local Historian and Researcher, Paul Barrett, will present his program At Ease: The Social Side of the Hudson Armory. Over the years, the Armory served as the venue for a wide variety of events, including beauty contests, big band performances, basketball tournaments, business expositions, exotic car shows, and was even the center of a controversial brush with The Cold War. All are welcome to this event.

Local History Speaker Series presents: An Evening of Reminiscence

Night view of Warren Street, Hudson. Image from the Koweek Digital Photograph Collection, Hudson Area Library, 2016.

Night view of Warren Street, Hudson. Image from the Koweek Digital Photograph Collection, Hudson Area Library, 2016.

The Hudson Area Library wants to hear your stories about early Hudson!

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is excited to present an evening of local history featuring your personal stories, experiences and memories of years gone by as part of the Local History Speaker Series. This very special event will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8pm, followed by light refreshments. A sign up sheet will be available thirty minutes prior to the event and participants will be given approximately seven minutes to present their story to the audience. All participants are encouraged to bring in photos, documents and other Hudson memorabilia to share.
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We’re Open!

What a wonderful turn out for our Ribbon Cutting last Saturday! Instead of gray skies and flurries, we had bright sun and just a slight hint of warmer weather. Around 500 came through the doors, trying out our new computers, peeking into the History Room, meeting friends by the stacks, and exploring the Early Literacy area. Our thanks to Amanda Henry who gave tours of the Senior Center and Paula Forman, Laura Miller, Pamela Badila, and the Perfect Ten team, who passed out cupcakes on the Third Floor. 60 new library cards were created and we’re sure that as more and more of the community comes to see our beautiful new library, those numbers will increase.

Many thanks for a great day!

Photo courtesy of David Lee

Photo courtesy of David Lee

Photo courtesy of Daniel Region.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Region.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Region

Photo courtesy of Daniel Region

Update on the Move

Don’t miss the Opening Celebration Saturday 4/9/2016 at 10am.

Despite Monday’s Blizzard of 2016 (all 6 inches) the move is well under way. Arnoff Movers ( are continuing to do the heavy lifting with great professionalism. So the library is now filling up with books. One striking result is that for the first time the entire collection of over 22,000 books can be seen by simply turning around.

TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY – the various wizards from MidHudson Cable, S&F Technology, Jerry Jennings Electric, Mid Hudson Library System and our own volunteer guru of bits and bytes Michael Grisham have pulled together all of the pieces. We now have true high speed internet – 50 Mbps up and down. Undoubtedly the fastest service anywhere in the area. Almost all of the 24 public computer stations are in place and working. WiFi is everywhere. All of it fast!

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Library Director Emily Chameides and Board President David Murphy rounding up some details

Library Director Emily Chameides and Board President David Murphy rounding up some details

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Adult computing stations and adult library

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Childrens library looking towards Story Time Nook

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Kathy Parchuck sorting and arranging in the children’s craft space

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Adult lounge

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