The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Peter Jung to the library on Thursday, March 5th at 5:30pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Jung will offer a fascinating presentation discussing the Art of the Hudson River School (1825-1875). Images and paintings will also be shown, along with details of the artists’ lives and their circumstances. A question and answer period will follow, accompanied by light refreshments.
We now have available copies of the 2014 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ instruction booklets available for in library use. While we have the forms available, we will not be receiving instruction booklets from the federal government to give to the public. If you need to use a booklet, please visit us in the office. Thank you
Book Sale Room bargains abound for kids of all ages during a special two-day sale on February 20th and 21st. On Friday, 1-4pm and Saturday 10-2pm, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be offering thousands of children’s books at bargain prices. This is a perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library and purchase great books to encourage reading throughout the year!
Picture books, early reader books, chapter books and a large selection of titles for teens are available. There’s a large variety of subjects too, including adventure, classics, fairy tales, history, nature, sports and much more in many formats–board books for the little ones, hardcovers and paperbacks, plus movies, games and music.
In addition to this super sale, on Saturday, from 11-1pm, the Friends are hosting magician, Michael Runak to perform magic, illusions and balloon sculpting. Runak has been entertaining young and old alike for fifteen years, driven by his love for the wonders and mysteries of magic. This is an opportunity to experience the art of magic up-close that you won’t want to miss!
In addition to our regularly scheduled children’s programs, February will feature special children’s programs during out-of-school hours to celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day.
In honor of Black History Month, Operation Unite will offer a series of programs celebrating important people and events in African American history. The series will incorporate stories, music, movement, arts, and crafts. Join us Thursdays, February 12 and 19 and Wednesday, February 25, from 4-5pm for this fun and educational program.
Stop by the Children’s Room between 3pm and 5pm Tuesday through Friday, February 10-13 (the week of Valentine’s Day) to make your own unique Valentine’s Day cards with Ms. Kathy. We’ll provide the materials. Just bring your imagination and create a special card for a special someone (or more!) in your life.
Let’s face it. February can be gloomy. It’s the time when we all think winter is dragging on for way too long and, at the same time, we’re seeing that glimmer of spring…just out of reach. Time for a party!
Join us at Café Le Perche Thursday, February 5, from 6pm-8pm for a get-together with author Tim Federle. A born entertainer and “quipper” extraordinaire, Tim will be sharing stories about the grueling research necessary to write his two “mixology” books: Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist and Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist. The event is free with purchases of drinks and books garnering a 20% donation to the Campaign.
The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Arthur Smith to the library on Saturday, February 7th at 3:00pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Smith will offer a presentation discussing the History of the Hudson Masonic Lodge. There will also be a question and answer period afterward, followed by light refreshments.
The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra for their February meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, February 26 at 3:30 pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.
In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded.
The Hudson Area Library is closed Tuesday, January 27 due to inclement weather and road conditions. Questar III’s GED class and the Columbia County Photo Club meeting held at the Library are also canceled. For additional area cancellations check out the websites for or tune in to 90.7FM, 98.5FM, 93.5FM, 1230AM, and the Register-Star.