The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee is pleased to welcome author J. Thomas Allison to the library on Thursday, December 12 at 6pm for an author talk on his book, Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes: Contests & Collisions. Continue reading
What makes a better gift than a great book?
The Friends Holiday Book Sale continues the first two Saturdays in December, the 7th and 14th from 10am til 1pm and presents 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!
The sale offers many new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. There are also many vintage, collectable and specialty books in a multitude of categories, all affordably priced.
Our elves will be adding new books to replenish the shelves, so be sure to stop in often and discover new selections. Happy shopping, and see you in the Book Sale Room!
Please note: The Book Sale Room will be closed December 20th and 27th
The Capital Campaign Committee is pleased announce the launch of its new website HAL Capital Campaign. There you will find complete information about the project that will bring a new 21st century library to the Armory in early 2015. Of course, you can also donate to the campaign there, too.
A special treat are over 40 photographs of the interior and exterior of the Armory today. See drawings of the new design and read about the development of the program that drives the design.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with their new special Matching Grant Campaign. From now until the end of the year, purchase 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.
Just like the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be able to read the book they choose first when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor special people in their lives (or even pets!). 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. 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 order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk in the library, or check out the list of adoptable books online. Explore our great selection of new or soon-to-be released titles by all your favorite authors, in both fiction and nonfiction.
Want the latest updates on what’s new and exciting at the library? Sign up for the Hudson Area Library’s monthly e-newsletter! As a recipient of this great free newsletter, you will get the first look at upcoming events and programs, as well as new additions to the library collection, such as books and DVDs. The newsletter also includes information on the latest library and Armory news, as well as helpful articles concerning miscellaneous topics like job searches and resume building.
If you missed the last edition, check out the December newsletter now for the latest library news! If you’re interested in joining the mailing list, fill out your name and email address in the “Sign Up For Monthly E-Newsletter” field on the lower left hand side of the Hudson Area Library homepage.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce that award-winning children’s author, Jennifer Berne will be signing her two new books for young readers at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 7th from 5-8pm.
Chosen by the Friends as this year’s Winter Walk offering to encourage a love of reading in children of all ages, both of these delightful titles make perfect gifts for the holidays this season. All proceeds from purchases that evening will go towards funding new books and other media for the Hudson Area Library’s collection. Continue reading
Come make some beats (and some noise!) in the kids room with us! Kuumba Dance and Drum, a performing arts program of Operation Unite, will be joining us in the kids room on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Come learn how to play traditional African music on the drums with us. Children and families of all ages are welcome to help us make some music!
Just a friendly reminder, the library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00pm, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!