Tessy Keller and Jay Neuschatz invite you to join them for “A NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY.”
Enjoy cocktails, dinner, and friends old and new. The Hudson Area Library is a vital part of the dynamic Hudson community and this private dinner and tour will help support our many exciting programs for young and old alike.
Saturday, March 25
Starting with drinks and tour at 6:30pm
at the Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St., Hudson, NY 12534
Limited to 16 Library Lovers!
$75 (tax deductible) per person
To attend, RSVP to email@example.com
Tax deductible donations welcome from those who are unable to attend!
Please make checks payable to HUDSON AREA LIBRARY
The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 10:15am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the library’s Community Room.
At approximately 11:15am the Annual Meeting will be held. New Board members and a slate of officers will be offered and voted on. Other business will include passage of the 2017 budget and reports by Library Director Emily Chameides and Board President David Murphy.
Everyone is invited to attend both meetings. Light refreshments will follow the meeting.
Join us on Saturday, March 11, from 2 to 4pm, for a special Congolese Cultural Celebration. Pamela Badila, the Badila family and Perfect Ten teens will present traditional music, songs, dances and folk life stories of the Congo.
A special dance from the First National Ballet of Congo will be performed by DIATA DIATA International Folkloric Theatre, the well-known Badila Family ensemble, based right here in Hudson. The ensemble will share history, imagery and contemporary music. There will be a brief percussion and dance workshop offered to guests during the day, which is open to families for discovery. The acoustic trio of Loumingou Night, Badila sisters, will perform songs especially selected for this tribute to their father’s homeland. A variety of foods from Congo and other African origins, made popular in the Congo will be available for sampling. Attendees are welcome to join in all activities throughout! Continue reading
This year, our 16th annual Ghostly Gallop is expanding. Three cycling courses covering 10 miles, 25 miles and 50 miles have been added – along with an extra day. Cyclists can take their pick on Saturday, October 15 with routes selected to cover our beautiful surroundings. Perfect for Fall! The traditional Run, Walk and Kids 1-mile Fun Run are slated for Sunday, October 16. For details, to register or volunteer, go to www.ghostlygallop.info.
Making Musicals – A Concert with Conversation
Sunday, October 9, 6pm
Community Room, Hudson Area Library
Composer/lyricist Neil Bartram (R) and director/writer Brian Hill (L) will be sharing stories of their myriad projects – including conceptual ideas and songs, during a performance at the Hudson Area Library on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 at 6pm.
From their keyboards to opening nights, hear music peppered with stories from behind the Broadway curtains. For a separate admission, meet and mingle at a private dinner following the performance.
This fall, teens ages 13+ are invited to join independent teaching artist, Carol Rusoff, for “From the Page to the Stage” a hands-on, engaging theatre program. The program will meet Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:45-5:45pm, Now through December 13, culminating in a free performance on December 13 for the entire community. Participants will explore literary works and will choose selections to adapt as performance pieces. The rehearsal process will stretch the participants’ abilities as they divide the tasks at hand among themselves and together produce works of theatrical art.
The program is free and open to all teens 13+. To register or for more information please call 518-828-1792 x101, email Brenda.shufelt@
This program is made possible in part with the generous support of the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.
We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Thomas Mounkhall to the library on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm and Sunday, September 11 at 4pm for a two part multimedia presentation as part of the library’s Local History Speaker Series. Both presentations will highlight the Hudson River during two significant time periods.
The first program (September 8) will cover the Hudson Valley from 20,000 BCE through 1500 CE, including migration, macro-change, flora diffusion, contingency and polycentrism. Mounkhall will then discuss Western European voyages of exploration through the influence of the Erie Canal on New York City from 1500 to 1830 in his second presentation (September 11).
A question and answer session will follow each presentation, accompanied by light refreshments. Attendees are welcome to come to one or both presentations. The presentations will be held in the library’s Community Room with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dr. Mounkhall has a doctorate in Modern World History from St. John’s University and over thirty years experience teaching World History in secondary schools. He is a former Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz and has directed institutes in World History for high school teachers around the country. The Local History Speaker Series is a series of free monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County.