Program Description: Award-winning writer Emily Sachar, founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, will be the guest speaker at a buffet luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
Sachar is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir. Shut up and Let the Lady Teach (Simon and Schuster) which describes in vivid detail Sachar’s experience teaching math in a challenged Brooklyn, NY public school. Emily Sachar has also written widely for national magazines, and was a reporter for 13 years at Newsday. She is a consulting historian and curriculum specialist at Olana, and the founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, which leads writing courses for adults 55 and older.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 at 12 pm in the library’s community room
Reservation: Call (518) 828-1792 or visit the library, to assure your spot, payment of $25.00 must be received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Recently we decided to take our Local History Speaker series “on the road” so to speak with a special fundraiser to support the conservation and archiving of the resources of the History Room: a Hudson History Bus Tour, offering the REAL history of Hudson. On June 9, Hudson Area Library’s inaugural local history tour set off with every seat occupied!
Guided by the enlightening commentary of one of our researchers and local history enthusiast-par-excellence, John Craig, with anecdotal additions by two born and raised Hudsonians: former Hudson mayor and tour bus driver, Richard F. Tracy; and library board member and a son and grandson of former mayors, Gary Sheffer, the tour lived up to its tagline of offering the REAL history.
The tour was accompanied by honored guest, Carole Osterink, author of the “Gossips of Rivertown” blog, and included a tour of Hudson Hall. Generous sponsoring businesses included the Johnston Bus Company, The Hudson Brewing Company, Hudson Hall, Hudson Home, Hudson Wine Merchants, Local 111 of Philmont, Solaris: The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Talbott & Arding, and TK Home & Garden.
Participants enjoyed the day, the swag bags they received, and many stayed at the The Hudson Brewing Company engaged in follow up conversations about Hudson’s amazing history at the end of the tour. A new tour is being planned for October so stay tuned!
You are invited to join us as we Party in the Stacks at the Hudson Area Library!
Saturday, June 29
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Food! Friends! Fun!
This year, for our annual summer celebration, we’re hosting a party at the library and celebrating 60 years since the library’s founding.
Online ticketing has been turned off. Tickets ($150/person) may be purchased at the event.
I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution:
Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!
The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.
Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. UPDATE: As of 5/29 all seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
Program Description: Join us at a private Hudson home for a Salon Concert with distinguished Hungarian pianist, Gabor Csalog. Mr. Csalog will perform works by Bach, Bartok, and Beethoven. A reception with hors d’houvres and wine will follow. Ticket sales benefit the library.
Gabor Csalog is one of Hungary’s most distinguished pianist today. He was trained at the Ferenc Liszt Academy under Zoltan Kocsis and Andras Schiff. He completed his studies under György Sebõk at Indiana University. He teaches at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and is a professor of chamber music at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13 at 6 PM
Registration: Purchase tickets online, or stop by the main desk at the library to pay by check or credit card in person. Tickets are $40. For further information, call 518-828-1792 x101 or email email@example.com
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 as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.
Date/ Time: Saturday, February 9, 10-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so register soon!