Program Description: “Colors of Columbia County”, a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be the latest exhibition in the library’s community room. The theme of “Colors of Columbia County” was chosen to give the photo artists the opportunity and freedom to explore the power of color in the pictures they make. This will be the eighth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating 30% of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections
Date/Time: Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm.
Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library has been chosen by the Hannaford store on Route 82 in Livingston as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program! This means every time you purchase a Hannaford Helps Community Bag at the Livingston Hannaford store during the month of March, the Friends will receive $1 to help fulfill their mission. The bags can be found at the reusable bag rack and various registers. By purchasing these reusable bags, you’ll not only be supporting the Friends, but also helping to eliminate waste by skipping the paper/plastic bag options at checkout. Sounds like a win-win!
An opening reception for a new photographic exhibition by members of the Columbia County Photo Club entitled “Farming in Columbia County” will be held October 6, 6:30 – 8pm at the library. There will be landscapes, architecture, portraits, and still lifes all centered around farming in Columbia County. The exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library in partnership with the Columbia County Photo Club, may be viewed until November 19 in the Community Room of the library.
All photographs will be for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For further information contact: J. Pierre Gontier for Columbia County Photo Club at email@example.com or call the library at 518-828-1792 x101.
The Friends will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 6pm in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th St.. The public is invited to attend the business meeting and the installations of officers. A most interesting and timely program will follow.
Local Historian and Researcher, Paul Barrett, will present his program At Ease: The Social Side of the Hudson Armory. Over the years, the Armory served as the venue for a wide variety of events, including beauty contests, big band performances, basketball tournaments, business expositions, exotic car shows, and was even the center of a controversial brush with The Cold War. All are welcome to this event.
Mrs. Norma Hart, a Hudson resident and one of the founders of The History Room at the Hudson Area Library, has been honored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library through their gift in her memory.
The volunteer organization has taken advantage of “naming opportunities” available in the new Library and designated $20,000 as a named gift for History Room furnishings and cabinets in honor of Mrs. Hart.
“Besides being instrumental in the formation of the History Room, she was also very active in the Children’s Room for many years,” said Friends President Nancy Westbrook. “It is important to The Friends and community that she be honored for her dedication to Hudson Area Library patrons.” Continue reading →
On Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-4pm, youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate in a free Digital Painting workshop with our friends from Spark Media Project. The workshop will be held in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th Street.
In this workshop, youth will use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software as they learn about the creative process behind digital painting from concept to finishing touches. To create their original digital illustrations, youth will learn about frame composition, shading, perspective, and color theory, as well as tips and tools of digital visual art.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this workshop, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online.
This free youth media arts workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
The Friends Book Sale Room will once again be open every Saturday in January, beginning on January 2nd from 10-1pm.
Thousands of titles in over 50 categories will be offered, including hardcover, paperback and oversize editions, in order to make room for new books. The shelves are stocked with great titles, so bring a fellow book-lover to browse the area’s largest and most comprehensive selection of gently used books at truly bargain prices. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!