Book Club Summer Reads

The Hudson Area Library Book Club has an exciting summer planned! Join the book club in reading one or all of these chosen titles. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

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June
Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of I’m Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum.
About the book:
“Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune.
But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne—when they were first married and deeply in love—has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life…just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he’s still the man she once loved”.

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Local History Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Jung

The Tappen Zee, 1862 by Sanford R. Gifford

The Tappen Zee, 1862 by Sanford R. Gifford

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome back Peter Jung to the library on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Jung will offer a fascinating follow up presentation discussing the Art of the Hudson River School (1825-1875), specifically the local artists Sanford. R. Gifford, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole. Seventy images and paintings will be shown, along with details of the artists’ lives and their circumstances. A question and answer period will follow, accompanied by light refreshments.
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May Book Club: The Silent Wife

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The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at 3:30pm in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a discussion of The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion.

About the book:
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

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Local History Speaker Series presents: An Evening of Reminiscence

Night view of Warren Street, Hudson. Image from the Koweek Digital Photograph Collection, Hudson Area Library, 2016.

Night view of Warren Street, Hudson. Image from the Koweek Digital Photograph Collection, Hudson Area Library, 2016.

The Hudson Area Library wants to hear your stories about early Hudson!

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is excited to present an evening of local history featuring your personal stories, experiences and memories of years gone by as part of the Local History Speaker Series. This very special event will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8pm, followed by light refreshments. A sign up sheet will be available thirty minutes prior to the event and participants will be given approximately seven minutes to present their story to the audience. All participants are encouraged to bring in photos, documents and other Hudson memorabilia to share.
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March Book Club: The Mermaid Chair

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The Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30pm for a discussion of The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. Books may be borrowed through the Mid-Hudson Library System. All are welcome to join the book club discussion. Please contact the library at 518-828-1792 or Sharon at bookgroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for meeting location details or to be added to the book club email list.

About the book:

Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion.
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Coming Soon: Tax Preparation Help Available!

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We’ll have an Outreach Specialist from the Office of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, at the library on the following dates to assist eligible individuals with preparing their State and Federal Tax returns. Eligible individuals must have an income under $62,000. For more information on FSA tax assistance requirements and process please check https://www.tax.ny.gov/fsa/.

Thursday 2/18, 3/17, 4/14- 9am-12pm
Friday 2/19, 3/18, 4/15- 1pm-6pm

To ensure a successful FSA session, you must bring the following:

  • a copy of your federal and state tax return tax return from last year (if filed)
  • a picture ID (such as a driver’s license, a passport, or, if you live in NYC, an IDNYC)
  • an affordable healthcare statement (Form 1095-A, Form 1095-B, or Form 1095-C)
  • a health insurance exemption certificate (if received)
  • information related to any credits you are claiming
  • your bank account and routing numbers (so we may directly deposit your refund)
  • proof of your income (Forms W-2, 1098, 1099, any other documents showing additional income)

Contact the library at 518-828-1792 to schedule an appointment.

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Book Sale Room to Reopen!

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The Friends Book Sale Room will once again be open every Saturday in January, beginning on January 2nd from 10-1pm.

Thousands of titles in over 50 categories will be offered, including hardcover, paperback and oversize editions, in order to make room for new books. The shelves are stocked with great titles, so bring a fellow book-lover to browse the area’s largest and most comprehensive selection of gently used books at truly bargain prices. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

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New: Cook Books at Dish Hudson

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Now you can shop at three local stores in Hudson and Catskill for great books! Dish, Hudson is the third retail outlet for Friends books, in addition to SKETCH Art Supply (wonderful art books at 701 Warren Street) and Magpie Books, Catskill (original book art at 392 Main Street).

Dish now has a curated selection of vintage and collectable titles on sale at 103 Warren Street, where you’ll find the perfect title for the host/hostess, the foodie that loves cook books, or the chef on your list. No two books are alike, so you have to stop in to see what’s on the shelf! And of course, all proceeds benefit the Friends to continue its mission of new books, DVDs, magazines and other media, as well as valuable programs throughout the year!

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