The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee is pleased to welcome author J. Thomas Allison to the library on Thursday, December 12 at 6pm for an author talk on his book, Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes: Contests & Collisions. Continue reading
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Just a friendly reminder, the library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00pm, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!
Thank you to our many, many participants, sponsors and volunteers involved in this year’s Ghostly Gallop! We had adults, kids, babies and dogs run, walk, roll and trot all over the city of Hudson on Saturday, October 27th. There was a total of 14 participants in the Kids Race, and 149 participants in the Adult Race…our largest number of participants in the history of the Gallop! Here is the list of the overall winners:
Team Race Winner: Taconic Hills Cross Country, 19:99
Women’s Overall Winners: 1st place- Alexandra Bartolotta, 20:44
2nd place- Erin Russo, 21:51
3rd place- Mia Modafferi, 22:25
Men’s Overall Winners: 1st place- Trey Hotaling, 17:20
2nd place- Joseph Kinane, 17:55
3rd place- Brody Witaszek, 19:10
Kids Race: 1st place- Neil Howard III
2nd place- Gabe Case
3rd place- Eli Russo
For a full list of race winners, click here: Ghostly Gallop race results 2013.
After the race and awards ceremony, a portrait of former Library Trustee, William F. Cranna, was presented to the library by local artist Robert Whelan. The portrait will be installed in the Library’s new location, the Armory, after renovations are completed.
Again, thank you to our many sponsors and donors, without which the Ghostly Gallop would not be possible! Here is the full list of our sponsors and donors:
- Friends of the Hudson Area Library
- Michael C. Howard, Esq. P.C.
- John Connor Jr.
- Juliette M. Crill
- Fitzsimmons, Mack & Miels, P.C.
- Francis J. Rocke, Esq.
- Freeman Howard, P.C.
- Bernhardt Karp, Esq.
- Rapport Meyers, L.L.P.
- Price Chopper
- Bagel Tyme
- Meistersinger Farm
- Hudson Fire Police
- Hudson Police Department
- Subway (Green St.)
- Alan Coon
- Green Mountain Coffee
- The Case Family
- Mark Young and Mexican Radio
- Vicki Kosovac
- Friends of the Hudson Area Library
…and the many, many volunteers who helped make the day a success!
Many Friends donations are being added to the Hudson collection this month, including adult and young adult DVDs and audio books. The DVD titles include Hannah Arendt, a portrayal of the famous philosopher and political theorist, Crystal Fairy, a coming of age story about three brothers in search of a highly hallucinogenic cactus, and The World’s End, in which five childhood friends undertake an epic pub crawl in search of the fabled pub “The World’s End.”
For the audio book lovers out there, several fiction and non-fiction titles have been added as well. The non-fiction titles include Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir of a black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years, I Am Malala, the tale of the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize, and Still Foolin’ ‘Em, the humorous biography of comedian Billy Crystal. The fiction titles include The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, the latest installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, in which Bridget Jones is back and contemplating the trials of middle age, The Circle, a tale from the best-selling author and finalist for the National Book Award, Dave Eggers, The Cuckoo’s Calling, a mystery written by J.K. Rowling under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith, and Doctor Sleep, the much anticipated sequel to the horror classic The Shining. The Library will also be adding two popular young adult titles with films coming out this year, Divergent, the first in a dystopian trilogy, and The Book Thief, a tale of Nazi Germany and the sustaining power of hope cultivated by reading books.
The Friends also recently purchased nine new reference books and study guides for high school, college, and continuing education students. Four of the new circulating books are specific to college students studying for a nursing career, including registered, practical, and vocational nursing, as well as nurse’s assistant, and nurse’s aide. The five additional titles include SAT 2014, Premier TABE Study Guide, and three reference books: Getting Financial Aid, Peterson’s How to Get Money for College 2014, and The Fiske Guide to College.
Many thanks to the Friends for their generous contributions!
A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1635 for their recent donation of 14 new children’s book to the library’s collection! The books include informational books, chapter books, and picture books; new releases, classics, and books from popular series. The troop’s donation was made as part of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s Buzz About Books Community Service Project. Check out the full list of donated titles below:
- Insect-O-Mania by Allyson Kulavis
- On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House Book #50) by Mary Pope Osborne
- Frankenstein’s Dog (Goosebumps Most Wanted Series) by R.L. Stine
- Dr. Maniac Will See You Now (Goosebumps Most Wanted Series) by R.L. Stine
- Captain Awesome vs. the Spooky, Scary House by Stan Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
- Happy Cat by Steve Henry
- Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah by Jamie Korngold, illus. by Julie Fortenberry
- The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illus. by Beth Krommes
- Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
- Toilet: How it Works by David Macauley with Sheena Keenan
- Beavers by Gail Gibbons
The Library will be holding two free basic computer classes on Thursday, November 21 and Thursday, December 5 from 11am-12:30pm in the Hudson Area Library public computer lab. Come learn how to set up an email address, search the web, use Facebook and more. Space is limited so reserve your space today by calling 518-828-1792 or stopping by the Hudson Area Library staff office.