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.
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.
There will be a Salon Concert to benefit the library on Sunday, May 6 at 4pm at a private home in Hudson. A reception with hors d’hoeuvres & wine will follow. Tickets are $40 per person.
A member of Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra The Knights, violinist Emily Daggett Smith embraces their championship of classical masterpieces and advocacy for new music in her own solo recitals, imparting her “gracefulness and easy rapport” (Boston Globe) to a program of mixed repertoire. She is joined by pianist Tanya Gabrielian, hailed by the London Times as a “pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle,” who has captivated audiences worldwide with her gripping performances.
They will perform an intimate recital of works by Janacek, Saariaho, Pärt, Mozart, and Franck.
Click here to reserve a seat online or stop by the main desk at the library to pay by check or credit card in person. For further information call 518.828.1792 x101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have made a reservation you will be given the address of the home.
Our History Room Committee and the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be partnering for the second time on a book sale in the Community Room on Saturday, March 24, 10am-2pm. This is a rare opportunity to purchase very unique books on local history as well as new and gently used books on a variety of subjects including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. Continue reading
The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop 5K race will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.
All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Click here to view the course map, a USATF Certified course. The Ghostly Gallop route for 2018 will be identical to the 2017 route.
Stay tuned for more info.
Detail view of segment of “Aero-view of Hudson, NY”
Looking for a unique and timeless gift for a special someone this holiday season? The 1923 original of this dirigible’s-eye view of Hudson is part of the local history collection at the Hudson Area Library. It was meticulously cleaned and re-stored prior to being reproduced using an archival inkjet process. The result is this re-issue available in a museum quality frame with conservation glass ($450) or unframed ($150). It measures 43” x 22”.
Framed and unframed prints are available for purchase at The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street in Hudson and here at the library.
Proceeds from these sales benefit the Hudson Area Library.
Thursday, November 30, 3-7pm and Friday, December 1, 3-7pm
Just in time for the holiday season, the library’s History Room and the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be partnering on a book sale in the community room. All books in the History Room collection have been vetted, organized and cataloged and duplicates and local history books outside of the purview of the History Room have been set aside for this sale. There are many books that are unique and valuable in this one time sale. All proceeds from the History Room sale will benefit the work and collection of the History Room.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will also be having their first book sale in the new library space. Books have been set aside for this purpose for the last year and a half. There are many current books, art books, and all books are in good condition. All proceeds from the Friends portion of the sale will benefit the Friends, who support library collections and programming.
There will also be homemade backed goods for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book for someone on your shopping list, and enjoy a baked good!
Christmas Sunset by Karen Stodolski
Columbia County Photo Club announces its holiday photo exhibit at the Hudson Area Library. The theme is winter and winter holidays. A reception with refreshments will be held on December 5, 6 – 8pm in the community room of the library. All photos will be for sale and the library will receive a percentage of each sale. This is a good opportunity to do some holiday shopping and benefit the library at the same time. The show will be open between November 15 and January 2 during library opening hours.
For the seventh year in a row, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library are hosting this yearly exhibition of the Photo Club. The Friends support library collections and programming. Karen Davis of Davis Orton Gallery has assisted in developing the show for the last seven years.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible. For more information email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
The Columbia County Photo Club is composed of a group of Columbia County photographers interested in improving their skills. The CCPC is open to all, professional or hobbyists, using any type of camera. The group meets every second and fourth Tuesdays 6 – 8pm in the Hudson Area Library community room. New members are welcome and all that is needed to join is to come to a meeting in the library.