In celebration of Black History Month, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library has recently purchased and donated fifteen new documentary DVDs for the Library’s permanent collection. The titles were carefully chosen by the Library staff to reflect their patrons’ interest in this subject and media. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services of the Library.
The new DVDs cover a wide range of subjects, including hip hop, art, Hurricane Katrina, the Civil Rights Movement, sports, and World War Two. The titles of the new DVDs are: American Experience: Freedom Riders; A Man Named Pearl; Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest; Eyes on the Prize: Americans Civil Rights Years 1954-1965; Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child; Trouble the Water; Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars; Style Wars; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; Black is…Black Ain’t; and Wattstax: The Special Edition. In addition, the following DVDs will also be arriving soon: Black Power Mixtape; God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan; Little Girls; and Planet B-Boy.
All titles are available at the Hudson Area Library or can be ordered through the online catalog. Each DVD can be borrowed for up to seven days, completely free of charge with a library card from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all proceeds from its fundraising go to the Library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the Library’s services to the community. For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, contact the Library at 518-828-1792 or through our online contact form.