Program Description: The Nonfiction Book Group is venturing into Hudson’s history with Diamond Street: The Story of the Little Town With the Big Red Light District by Bruce Edward Hall. Book group facilitator Mark Orton states, “[This book] sheds new light on how Hudson has been dependent for a very long time on “weekenders” to support a significant portion of the local economy. the difference is that the current economy is not dependent on men’s interests in gambling, drinking and sex.”
Date/Time: Monday, November 4, 6-7:30pm
Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Description: Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer, concludes our 2019 Music in the Stacks series of free Sunday afternoon concerts hosted by Hudson area youth organizations. The concert is hosted by Operation Unite NY. A reception follows with a chance for audience members to share their reactions and to interact with the musicians, youth emcees and each other.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 17, 4-5:30pm
Audience: All ages. Audience members receive cultural passports, which are stamped at each concert. Each stamp entitles the passport holder one ticket in a raffle for a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts. Continue reading
A scene from a Tales from Hudson’s Crypt tour w/ Kelley Drahushuk
UPDATE: THE TOUR IS CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER AND IS RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 12-1:30PM. IF YOU ARE REGISTERED PLEASE EMAIL PROGRAMS@HUDSONAREALIBRARY.ORG TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE NEW DATE.
Program Description: Our annual Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour with Kelley Drahushuk, which highlights the graves of figures from Hudson’s history is coming soon! The tour is very popular and is limited to 30 participants so register now if you are interested.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 27, 12-1:30pm.
Location: Cedar Park Cemetery. Meet in the parking lot of the main house.
Audience/Registration: This tour is open to all. Registration is required. Email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk of the library. A donation of $10 is suggested by not required. Continue reading
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue these popular art classes with local artist Gretchen Kelly. September features seasonal handpicked local botanicals in bud vases and bouquet arrangements, back to school still lifes with books, and picture references of animals. October’s themes include seasonal handpicked fall botanicals in arrangements with pumpkins and gourds, bats, ravens, skeletons, skulls, bugs and creepy creatures for Halloween. All materials will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturdays, September 21 & October 19, 2-4pm
Audience/Registration: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading
Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.
Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help weekly and by appointment.
Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm & by appointment.
Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email email@example.com, or stop by the main desk of the library
Program Description: The library’s General Reading Book Group is reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in September, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer in October.
Date/Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm, September 25 & October 23.
Registration: This monthly group covers fiction and nonfiction and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers by Carl Whitbeck, part of the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker series and being done in collaboration with Hudson Hall as part of their Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers series, will cover the commerce of Hudson from the time of its inception as a city in 1785 to the early 1960’s and through to the present. Mr. Whitbeck, a local resident whose family has deep roots in the area, will be displaying and discussing items from his own extensive local history collection.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 6-7:30pm
Audience/Registration: UPDATE: This event is currently filled. A wait list will be formed the evening of the event in case of any openings. Reservations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve a seat visit: Hudson Hall Merchants & Whalers Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat. Continue reading
Program Description: The Ghostly Gallop 5K Race is an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, held at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School. Proceeds from the event benefit the library. The 19th annual Ghostly Gallop also includes a free one-mile run for runners ages 11 and under.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 20. The Kids Fun Run starts at 10am and the 5K run/walk starts at 10:30am.
Registration: To register and view the many opportunities to help the race and support the library, visit the race website at www.ghostlygallop.info. Students age 18 and under run the 5k race for free. Continue reading