Library Fundraiser: Hudson History Bus Tour

Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. UPDATE: As of 5/29 all seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Architectural Roots of New England Houses

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

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Gallery Hop Visits Tom Swope Gallery

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 provided by Reference and Adult Services (RASS) Mini-Grant Committee of NYLA .

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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Spring Schedule for Library’s General Reading Book Group

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Friends Book & Bake Sale Coming Up!

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

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Spring Schedule for Library’s Nonfiction Book Group

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 morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Second Saturdays Story & Craft Hour with Robin Weber

Program Description: Robin Weber, our wonderful High Five! volunteer, collaborates with our children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hours. Every second Saturday of the month there is a seasonal-themed book & craft for little ones and their families. All materials provided. This month’s theme is Father’s Day and children will make a wise owl for dad.

Date/Time: June 8, 11am-12pm

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Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Spring Classes!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. Our April bunnies & spring buds theme is followed by May 18:  flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 22: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.

Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 22, 2-4pm

Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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