Holiday Book Sale Saturday, Nov. 22nd

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.
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On Saturday, November 22nd, 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.
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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.
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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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Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes

americanredcrossIn 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.
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Watch for the Warren Street Canvas

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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.
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Thank you to all Ghostly Gallopers!

Thank you to our many participants, sponsors and volunteers involved in this year’s Ghostly Gallop! We had adults, kids, babies and dogs race all over the city of Hudson on Sunday, October 26. There were 22 participants in the Kids Race and 139 participants in the Adult Race. Here is the list of the overall winners:

Team Race Winner: Smiles For Miles

Women’s Overall Winners: 1st place – Chelsea Benson, 21:30; 2nd place – Shannon LaChance, 22:12; 3rd place – Ariana Nilsson, 22:51

Men’s Overall Winners: 1st place – Kevin Pikul, 19:56; 2nd place – Andrew Ohrin, 20:43; 3rd place – Ken Pierce, 20:57

Kids Race: 1st place – Griffin Howard, 6:30; 2nd place – Neil Howard III, 6:44; 3rd place – Gabe Case, 6:50

For a full list of race winners, click here: Ghostly Gallop race results 2014.

Again, thank you to our many sponsors and donors, without which the Ghostly Gallop would not be possible! Here is the full list of our sponsors and donors:

Sponsors:

  • Friends of the Hudson Area Library
  • Toni & Richard Koweek
  • John Connor Esq.
  • Michael C. Howard, Esq. PC
  • Francis J. Roche, Esq.
  • Freeman Howard, PC
  • Rapport Meyers, LLP
  • Gutterman, Shallo & Alford, PLLC
  • Barry Sack
  • The Columbia Insider
  • Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union
  • Morey Hall Music

Donors:

  • ShopRite
  • Price Chopper
  • Hannaford
  • Stewarts
  • Bagel Tyme
  • Hudson Police Department
  • Hudson Department of Public Works
  • Alan Coon
  • Green Mountain Coffee

Thanks to Mayor Hallenbeck for joining us for this year’s Ghostly Gallop and helping direct traffic at the finish line! And a special thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the day a success!

See you next year on October 25 for the 2015 Ghostly Gallop!

 

Book Club November/December Pick: Abide With Me

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout for their December meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book. Continue reading