The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee is pleased to welcome author J. Thomas Allison to the library on Thursday, December 12 at 6pm for an author talk on his book, Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes: Contests & Collisions. Continue reading
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What makes a better gift than a great book?
The Friends Holiday Book Sale continues the first two Saturdays in December, the 7th and 14th from 10am til 1pm and presents the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget!
The sale offers many new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. There are also many vintage, collectable and specialty books in a multitude of categories, all affordably priced.
Our elves will be adding new books to replenish the shelves, so be sure to stop in often and discover new selections. Happy shopping, and see you in the Book Sale Room!
Please note: The Book Sale Room will be closed December 20th and 27th
Just a friendly reminder, the library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00pm, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with their new special Matching Grant Campaign. From now until the end of the year, purchase a brand new book for the library’s collection for just $15 and the Friends will match your contribution with an additional book donation for the library collection.
Just like the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be able to read the book they choose first when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor special people in their lives (or even pets!). This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly how your donation is being used. Truly a wonderful idea for holiday gift giving for the person who has everything, an adopted library book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again!
In order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk in the library, or check out the list of adoptable books online. Explore our great selection of new or soon-to-be released titles by all your favorite authors, in both fiction and nonfiction.
What makes a better gift than a book? A previously loved book, of course!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will hold its annual Holiday Book Sale, beginning with a special preview day for early buying on Friday, November 15th, from 1-4pm. The sale will then continue each Saturday of November, as well as December 7th and 14th.
This year the Friends are offering a wide assortment of new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. There are also hundreds of specialty and newly released books in a multitude of categories, including a wide range of unique vintage and collectible books.
Our elves will be adding new books to replenish the shelves, so be sure to stop in often and discover new selections. There are thousands of titles to choose from in over forty categories, including art, fiction, mystery, cooking, travel, poetry, classics and literature, gardening, humor, biographies and non-fiction, as well as our special section of children’s books for every reading level. This Holiday Sale is the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget!
Thank you to our many, many participants, sponsors and volunteers involved in this year’s Ghostly Gallop! We had adults, kids, babies and dogs run, walk, roll and trot all over the city of Hudson on Saturday, October 27th. There was a total of 14 participants in the Kids Race, and 149 participants in the Adult Race…our largest number of participants in the history of the Gallop! Here is the list of the overall winners:
Team Race Winner: Taconic Hills Cross Country, 19:99
Women’s Overall Winners: 1st place- Alexandra Bartolotta, 20:44
2nd place- Erin Russo, 21:51
3rd place- Mia Modafferi, 22:25
Men’s Overall Winners: 1st place- Trey Hotaling, 17:20
2nd place- Joseph Kinane, 17:55
3rd place- Brody Witaszek, 19:10
Kids Race: 1st place- Neil Howard III
2nd place- Gabe Case
3rd place- Eli Russo
For a full list of race winners, click here: Ghostly Gallop race results 2013.
After the race and awards ceremony, a portrait of former Library Trustee, William F. Cranna, was presented to the library by local artist Robert Whelan. The portrait will be installed in the Library’s new location, the Armory, after renovations are completed.
Again, thank you to our many sponsors and donors, without which the Ghostly Gallop would not be possible! Here is the full list of our sponsors and donors:
- Friends of the Hudson Area Library
- Michael C. Howard, Esq. P.C.
- John Connor Jr.
- Juliette M. Crill
- Fitzsimmons, Mack & Miels, P.C.
- Francis J. Rocke, Esq.
- Freeman Howard, P.C.
- Bernhardt Karp, Esq.
- Rapport Meyers, L.L.P.
- Price Chopper
- Bagel Tyme
- Meistersinger Farm
- Hudson Fire Police
- Hudson Police Department
- Subway (Green St.)
- Alan Coon
- Green Mountain Coffee
- The Case Family
- Mark Young and Mexican Radio
- Vicki Kosovac
- Friends of the Hudson Area Library
…and the many, many volunteers who helped make the day a success!
Many Friends donations are being added to the Hudson collection this month, including adult and young adult DVDs and audio books. The DVD titles include Hannah Arendt, a portrayal of the famous philosopher and political theorist, Crystal Fairy, a coming of age story about three brothers in search of a highly hallucinogenic cactus, and The World’s End, in which five childhood friends undertake an epic pub crawl in search of the fabled pub “The World’s End.”
For the audio book lovers out there, several fiction and non-fiction titles have been added as well. The non-fiction titles include Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir of a black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years, I Am Malala, the tale of the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize, and Still Foolin’ ‘Em, the humorous biography of comedian Billy Crystal. The fiction titles include The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, the latest installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, in which Bridget Jones is back and contemplating the trials of middle age, The Circle, a tale from the best-selling author and finalist for the National Book Award, Dave Eggers, The Cuckoo’s Calling, a mystery written by J.K. Rowling under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith, and Doctor Sleep, the much anticipated sequel to the horror classic The Shining. The Library will also be adding two popular young adult titles with films coming out this year, Divergent, the first in a dystopian trilogy, and The Book Thief, a tale of Nazi Germany and the sustaining power of hope cultivated by reading books.
The Friends also recently purchased nine new reference books and study guides for high school, college, and continuing education students. Four of the new circulating books are specific to college students studying for a nursing career, including registered, practical, and vocational nursing, as well as nurse’s assistant, and nurse’s aide. The five additional titles include SAT 2014, Premier TABE Study Guide, and three reference books: Getting Financial Aid, Peterson’s How to Get Money for College 2014, and The Fiske Guide to College.
Many thanks to the Friends for their generous contributions!