Tom Swope & art at his gallery.
Program Description: In collaboration with the Hudson Senior Center, we present a Gallery Hop to the Tom Swope Gallery on Warren Street. At this gallery, we will be transported back to ancient times in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Mesoamerica as Tom Swope guides us through his amazing collection. Attendees will meet at the library and there will be transportation to the gallery as well as the opportunity to walk over. After the gallery visit all can return to the library for a lunch and discussion.
Date/Time: Friday, June 21 from 1-3 pm
Recommended Audience/Registration Required: Adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required and space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading
Program Description: Wine & cheese reception for “Watercolors by OTTO”, the library’s latest community room exhibition. The work of Otto Miranda, a local watercolor artist for over 20 years, is represented including watercolors of flowers, landscapes, birds, and historical venues.
Date/Time: Friday, July 12, 5-7pm
The exhibit is open through August 31 for viewing during library open hours and is wheelchair accessible. Continue reading
Two local organizations recently provided the library with additional tools to study the natural resources and ecology of Hudson.
Copies of Nature In The City, a 56-page report by the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), are now available to pick up for free at the library and City Hall. The report was completed after four years of work, including hundreds of volunteer hours, and with two state grants. It provides a broad overview of natural and urban conditions within the city and establishes a baseline of information essential to ensuring the health and well-being of Hudson’s citizens, civic spaces and natural resources.
If you want to get up close and personal with Hudson’s natural resources, use your library card to check out one of the Estuary Explorer Backpacks provided by the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC). Then, proceed on your expedition with all the tools you need to investigate the local ecosystem according to one of the following themes: night sky, hiking, birding, insects, or water. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Ian Stewart
Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century. This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6-7:30pm Continue reading
Program Description: We are very happy to announce that the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book & Bake Sale in the Community Room at the library. Come one, come all! Find a treasure, enjoy a treat, and support the library!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 23, 1pm – 3:30pm Continue reading
Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.
Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm
- Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken, April 29
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean, May 13
- No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore, June 24
Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email email@example.com. Continue reading
Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s General Reading Book Group.
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 5-6pm
- The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner, April 24
- Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, May 29
- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, June 26
Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: JD Urban
Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Audience: Open to Children of All Ages. Continue reading