January Book Club Pick: Still Life with Bread Crumbs


stilllifewithbreadcrumbsThe Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen for their January meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, January 22 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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Starting from Seed: An Afternoon with Margaret Roach


MargaretRoachStartingFromSeedWant 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).

Adopt-A-Book this Holiday Season!


skylightThe 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!
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Lisa LaMonica book signing to benefit Library’s History Room

This event has been postponed. We will let you know when a new date is confirmed.

hudsonimagesofamericaLocal author, Lisa LaMonica, will sign copies of her latest book, Hudson, on Sunday, December 21 at 1pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson. All proceeds from the book signing will benefit the Library’s History Room.

The book is part of the Images of America series which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each title features more than 200 vintage images, capturing often forgotten bygone times and bringing to life the people, places, and events that defined a community.
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Final Multicultural Adventures Program of 2014!

OperationUniteChinaThemeMulticulturalAdventuresThe Multicultural Adventures program with Operation Unite wraps up this week with a multicultural celebration! Join us as we explore different countries and cultures through music, dance, stories, crafts, and other fun activities! The final program will includes a picture craft from Bangladesh, henna hand art from India, music and dance from Turkey, and poetry, music & dance from Colombia. The program will be held on Thursday, December 11 from 3:45-5pm in the Children’s Room. All ages are welcome! We hope you will join us!

This free community arts program, a collaboration with Operation Unite, is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

This Saturday: Last Day for the Holiday Book Sale!

holiday book sale 2014 The Friends Book Sale Room is only open for one more day this year on Saturday, from 10am til 1pm, so stop in for holiday gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget!

Our Book Sale Room elves have been busy replenishing the shelves of the already wide assortment of new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. Hundreds of specialty and newly released books in a multitude of categories, including a wide range of unique vintage and collectable books will also be offered. There are over forty categories to choose from, including art, fiction, mystery, cooking, travel, poetry, classics, and literature, gardening, humor, biographies and non-fiction, as well as our special section of children’s books for every reading level. Hardcovers, paperbacks and coffee table books are all priced to sell to make room for new inventory in 2015.
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Socks For Seniors Holiday Drive

socks-for-seniorsWe here at the Hudson Area Library enjoy giving back to our community. This holiday season, we will be collecting socks to give to seniors in our local assisted living and nursing homes to help keep our older community members warm during our cold season. We will be collecting socks from now until December 20. The donation box is located next to the circulation desk in the main room. From long socks to short socks, colorful or fuzzy all socks are welcome and appreciated. All we ask is that all socks be new. Join us in spreading the warmth this holiday season!

Look Out, Calvin’s On His Way…

calvinThe 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.
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Holiday Book Sale Continues Saturdays Through December 13

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.

holiday book saleThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library invite you to their special Holiday Sale, held each Saturday through December 13 from 10am-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.
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