The Ghostly Gallop Returns With New Course, New Start Time

Photo credit: Karen Davis

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop will again start and end at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, but participants in the 5k run/walk will navigate a new, officially sanctioned course for the first time. The 5k run/walk will start at 10:30am Sunday, October 21. A Kids One Mile Fun Run for children 11 and under will start at 10am.

The new road course takes participants past the library, the beneficiary of proceeds from the day’s events, and reduces traffic disruptions. The course was measured and certified by USA Track & Field. The 5k run, for the first time this year, is part of the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, a series of events that test runners over various distances and in differing conditions.

Participants and spectators for the 5k run/walk and Kids One Mile Fun Run will find ample free parking at Hudson Junior/Senior High School, near the start/finish line. Continue reading

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Strength & Stretching for Runners & Walkers

Program Description: This free exercise session at the library is led by Kylah Campeta of LYF fitness in Hudson. As you prepare to run the Ghostly Gallop in Hudson on Oct. 21, learn how stretching and strength work can improve your finishing time. Every attendee gets $5 off their Ghostly Gallop entry fee! Kylah is certified in Athletic training, pre/post natal training, boxing, spin, TRX, stretching and dance/movement.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm

Registration: Call 518-929-2303 or email lyfit@gmail.com. Space is limited so register soon!

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Friends of Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale – Saturday, September 22

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. 

Date/Time:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am-2pm.  Continue reading

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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.

I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution:




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A Concert to Benefit the Library: American Songbook and Art Songs

Program Description: We invite you to a benefit concert in the library’s community room. American tenor Christopher Reames and pianist Martin Néron will present music for a mid-summer afternoon consisting of American songbook and art songs by Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Ginastera and others, with short solo piano selections as well.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4-6pm

Pre-registration: Recommended, not required

Cost: $15 suggested donation Continue reading

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Nutrition for Runners Talk

Program Description: In preparation for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, our annual fundraising run/walk though Hudson, we are pleased to host this talk about nutrition and healthful living for runners. Join Nutritionist Aimee K. Hockett and elite distance runner Karen Bertasso (pictured) to learn about how best to fuel the body for performance. 

Date/Time: Sunday June 24, 10:30-11:30am; pre-event run at 9am.

Suggested Audience: Adults

Preregistration: Not required

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Ghostly Gallop 5k Chosen to Anchor USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series

Our Ghostly Gallop 5K road race, an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, has been added to the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, which challenges runners to compete over various distances and in differing conditions culminating with the Ghostly Gallop.

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop, as well as a free one-mile run for youth 11 and under, will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning and ending at Hudson High School.

Registration for the race is now open and proceeds benefit the library. For more information and to register, visit the Ghostly Gallop website.

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Hannaford Helps Supports the Library!

Our Library has been selected once again to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! For the month of May every Community Bag sold at the Hannaford store located at 32 State Route 82 in Livingston will generate a $1 donation for the Library. The Community Bags can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

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