1923 Vintage Hudson “Aero-View” Maps Available!!

Detail view of segment of "Aero-view of Hudson, NY"

Detail view of segment of “Aero-view of Hudson, NY”


Are you still searching for that last minute special gift? Eager to help us move to our new “digs” at the Armory? Come help us help you by purchasing a 1923 Hudson Aero-view print! This one of a kind print can be purchased at Hudson City Books, 553 Warren Street and The spotty Dog, 440 Warren Street. These local businesses are supporting our move by donating the proceeds from the sale of a beautiful inkjet print made from an original lithograph of a map of Hudson as well as help us . The 1923 re-issue is available framed ($450) or unframed ($150) and measures 43” x 22”. The full-sized engraving includes an “aero-view” map and 20 individual building images. Proceeds support the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library and the Hudson Area Library History Room.

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Friends Welcome Children’s Author, Barbara Mojica and Illustrator Victor Ramon Mojica to Winter Walk

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Barbara Mojica and illustrator, Victor Ramon Mojica at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 5th from 5-8pm.

The Little Miss History (Travels to…) series of six books will all be available for purchase, including the brand new Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island, making its debut at Winter Walk 2015. Other books in the series include Little Miss History Travels to: The Statue of Liberty, Fords Theater, The Intrepid, Sequoia National Park, and Mount Rushmore.
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Local History Speaker Series Presents Brian Reid

Photo by Ned Gerard

Photo by Ned Gerard


The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Brian Reid to the library on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00pm as the guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Mr. Reid will discuss 200 years of ice yachting on the Hudson River including the origins, major sailors in the Hudson Valley and the history of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club.
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Halloween Extravaganza!

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Come join us at the library on October 31st from 12-3 pm for our Halloween Extravaganza! Stop by for Halloween crafts, pumpkin painting, caramel apples, music and more! Wear a costume and get a prize! Fun for all ages! Event is free and will be held outside the library on the front yard. (If rain or extreme cold event will be moved to inside the library).

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November/December Book Club Pick: The House Girl

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The Hudson Area Library Book Club has chosen to read The House Girl by Tara Conklin for their November/December meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, December 3 at 3:30 pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

“…an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.”

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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