FREE Hudson Summer Youth Bus (Ages K – 12)

Beginning Monday, July 16 – Friday, August 10, a free bus will run from Philmont through Stottville into Hudson for Youth, Grades  K-12, in the morning at 8:15am and returning after 4:00pm. The route begins in downtown Philmont, goes through Claverack, Stottville and Greenport and continues to Hudson, dropping youth off at summer programs at Oakdale Lake, the Youth Clubhouse, the Hudson Area Library and Kite’s Nest. The bus will return from those locations in the afternoon, dropping off at the same stops as it picked up. If your child wants to ride the bus, fill out the registration form and permission slip, which can be found online at  tinyurl.com/hudson-youth-bus or hand in paper forms to the bus driver. Paper copies and copies of the stops on the bus route will be available at the library.
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Annual Fundraiser: Booked for the Evening in Wonderland

Program Description:  Booked for the Evening in Wonderland is a very special fundraiser for the library featuring a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and lots of surprises. Join other generous Library supporters (and Alice, too, of course) to celebrate our Library’s exciting next chapter.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 11, 6 – 10pm

Location: 595 Oak Hill Road, Claverack, NY

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event site starting at 6pm. $150 per person.

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Hudson’s Own Kim Bach Shares Stories and Images from El Camino de Santiago

Program Description: During two 3-week sojourns, Kim Bach joined the thousands of pilgrims each year who challenge themselves on this seemingly endless walk. “My Walk Across Spain.  A Pilgrim on El Camino de Santiago” is the sharing of her journey along this well-traveled path that all who walk experience very individually.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 4-5:30pm Continue reading

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Join us for a Community Conversation

Program Description: We value your opinion. Please join us for a Community Conversation this summer. Members of the Library Staff and Board will meet with small groups, to ask questions about the group’s aspirations for the future of our community, and listen to ideas about how to make that vision reality.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 25, 6pm-8pm (at the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive)

Pre-registration: Please RSVP at info@hudsonarealibrary.org or in person at the Library.

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Run the Rip!

Program Description: As part of our Ghostly Gallop events, we will hold a “Run the Rip” one-mile run/walk across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge walkway. “Run the Rip” will be an informal self-timed time-trial-style event in which runners and walkers will start individually at specified intervals. The event is free and participation is limited to 50 people. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Every participant will receive a “Run the Rip” t-shirt and $5 off their registration fee for the Ghostly Gallop to be held on Sunday, October 21, at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm

Suggested Audience: All ages

Pre-registration: Required. Please call (518) 828-1792 ext 100 to register.

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An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley with Alexandra Cox, PhD.

Program Description: Join Alexandra Cox for a discussion of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley. This talk will build upon the recent release of her book Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. The book explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. This program is offered in collaboration with Prison Public Memory Project.

Date/Time:  Monday, August 6 at 6pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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Nonfiction Book Group to Discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus in July

Program Description:  The book group will discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. The New York Times Book Review stated of 1491: “Marvelous. . . . A sweeping portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus. . . . A remarkably engaging writer.”

Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8pm  Continue reading

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Family Field Trip to Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Hudson Area Library Kids in an Historic Tug O’ War!

Program Description: All ages and families are welcome to join us for a tour of & activities at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Transportation and lunch will be provided. To sign up email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x1010. Meet at the library at 11:30am to join us on this annual free family trip. Rain or shine we will be heading out!

Date/Time: Monday, July 23, 11:30 – 3pm

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