Hudson Area Library will be offering two free computer workshops for those who are new to using computers. Come join us in the library computer lab on either (or both) of the following dates:
Saturday, May 18 from 10am-11:30am Computer Basics Workshop With Ms. Cruz- Learn the basic functions of the computer, including using the mouse, keyboard and taskbar, and a brief introduction to the Internet.
Monday, June 10th from 10am-11:30am Internet and Email Basics With Ms. Cruz- Learn how to search the Internet, and how to set up and use email.
Both classes will take place in the Hudson Area Library public computer lab. Space is limited, so call 518-828-1792 or stop by the Hudson Area Library staff office to sign up today! These workshops are made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free! Hudson Area Library will have a table at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Did you know that there will be over 90 authors and illustrators showcasing their work at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival? There will be well known authors like Bruce Coville and new debuts such as Jon Apple. Here are just a few of the many children and young adult authors and illustrators who have copies of their work at Hudson Area Library:
Calling all home cooks, food lovers and professional chefs!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be offering over 500 great cookbooks at the “Colossal Cook Book Sale” on Friday, April 26th from 1-4pm, and Saturday, April 27th from 10-2pm. This large and eclectic collection of vintage, new, and used cookbooks will be on the shelves in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street in Hudson. All books will be offered at discounted prices.
Included in this large selection are quick and easy meals, baking, barbeque and grilling, gourmet, entertaining and menu guides as well as many ethnic cuisines. Cookbooks make great gifts too, whether it’s for the serious food lover or the occasional cook – you’ll be sure to find something for everyone at this great sale!
Special guest, cookbook author, columnist and professional caterer, Susan Simon will be on hand to answer all of your cooking, recipe and ingredients questions on Saturday, from 11-1:00pm. Susan has written five cookbooks and currently writes a food column for the Register Star titled “Susan Simon Says: Food for Thought”.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and proceeds from its fundraising go to the library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development of the library’s services to the community.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection [reproduction number LC-USZ62-42479]
In honor of National Poetry Month, works by the great American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, will be read in the History Room at the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00pm. We are pleased to present special guest speaker, Peter Bergman, who will be conducting this special poetry reading.
Mr. Bergman is the Executive Director of The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop in Austerlitz, NY, Millay’s home until her death in 1950. Mr. Bergman is an accomplished regional playwright, poet and author, and a frequent lecturer, speaking on local history and Millay for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as theater for a host of public and private groups from New England to New York City.
The Hudson Area Library has a number of Millay’s books in its History Room collection, and excerpts from some of those will be read on Saturday, along with other works from Millay’s private collection at Steepletop. There will be a short question and answer period after the reading.
This event is sponsored by The Hudson Area Library and the Friends of the Library, and is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please call 518.828.1792 or visit us at the Hudson Area Library website.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 18th at 6:00pm at the Library. The Friends are privileged to have Lisa Dolan as guest speaker that evening. She will be discussing children’s literacy and creating a culture of literacy in the community.
Lisa is the founder of Hudson Reads, a reading mentorship program in the Hudson City School District, as well as Literacy Coach for over three decades. She co-founded and co-directs the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the largest book festival in New York State. Lisa is also an educational consultant for New York State, serves as a board member of Investments in Youth and writes a weekly book review for the Register Star.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Call the Hudson Area Library for more information at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook at the Friends of the Hudson Area Library page and “Like” us.
This month’s book to be read by the Hudson Area Library Book Club is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The Book Club will be meeting on Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm. New members and guests are always welcome! Come pick up a copy at the front desk of the library today!
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herselfidentifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites you to join them in supporting the Library’s Adopt a Book Program during the month of April! During their special April Adopt a Book campaign, the Friends will contribute $5 towards each adopted book, so that participants can select a book for the Library’s collection for a donation of $10! Just like the Library’s ongoing Adopt a Book program, donors will be able to read the book they choose first when it arrives at the library and the book will have a commemorative bookplate with their name or the name of a special someone in their life.
To adopt a book in the month of April, make a donation to the Hudson Area Library of $10 per adopted book and the Friends will pay the difference! In order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk of the library, or view the list on the Library’s Adopt a Book page. Explore the great selection of new or soon-to-be released fiction and non-fiction books for adults, including Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation; Montaro Caine, the first novel from actor and director Sidney Poitier; The Redeemer, the latest thriller from Jo Nesbo; and The Silver Star, a work of literary fiction from acclaimed memoirist Jeanette Walls.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly where your donation is going. An adopted book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again.
For more information on this program and to view our selection list, please visit the Hudson Area Library’s Adopt a Book page!