Bash Bish Falls Comes To The Library

An exhibit about Bash Bish Falls, produced by and first shown at Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, will be on display in the library’s Community Room. In addition there will be a related video installation at the History Room of the library and anyone who wishes to have their images of Bash Bish included in the installation should send them with their name and photo caption to programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Peter Cipkowski, President of the RJHS stated, “Natural landmarks, like historic landmarks, tell local stories. Bash Bish has an alluring star-power that is fully part of the history of the Roe Jan community. This beautiful exhibit conveys that story.”

The exhibit celebrates the rich history of Bash Bish Falls – one of New England’s tallest and most dramatic waterfalls. Bash Bish Falls has been the Roe Jan region’s single biggest attraction for more than 150 years. Each year, an estimated 200,000 visitors make the hike to the falls to enjoy the natural wonder set against the cycle of the seasons. Famous visitors to the falls have included Herman Melville, Henry Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, John Frederick Kensett and even baseball legend, Babe Ruth.

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And Now For Our Feature Presentation….

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A few weeks ago we had the wonderful opportunity to host a winter installment of our popular tween summer program, Hack The Library. Entering in its third year, Hack is a series of labs centered around digital creation in video, photography and music. Enabling kids with the open source, free and affordable tools to create digital work.

Winter Hack took place on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 during winter recess and  focused specifically on video production. The lab was taught by long time HACK teaching artist film-maker and music video director, Zia Anger.  Throughout the two days participants between the ages of 8-15, learned how to create gifs, edit using imovie, storyboard and film using a camera. The intention behind the program was to allow participants to pinpoint the media they chose to consume and analyze why they like it and what about it they themselves with the long term goal to empower them to continuously create their own work. 

AND Now For Our Feature Presentation…

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The Library is Closed Wednesday, February 7

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Source: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/

The Hudson Area Library is closed Wednesday, February 7 due to inclement weather and road conditions. For additional area cancellations check out the websites for or tune in to 90.7FM, 98.5FM, 93.5FM, 1230AM, and the Register-Star.

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Save the Date: 2018 Ghostly Gallop

Gallop sneakers

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.

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A Holiday Gift Suggestion: A Local History Treasure!

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.

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Video Installation of the Hudson Photos of Djelloul Marbrook

Photo Credit: Djelloul Marbrook

The library will be  featuring a video installation of “Hudson: Through the Lens of Djelloul Marbrook” viewable at the back of the library where the History Room is located from December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Djelloul Marbrook, poet and local resident, has been photographing Hudson and observing its architecture, people and transformations for years and he has gathered a collection of these photos for viewing. Continue reading

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Thank you!

We are grateful to our friends and neighbors in Hudson for your overwhelming support of our community-based funding initiative. We are humbled by your generosity and thrilled that so many of you agree that a great public library is an essential part of a great community. We look forward to increasing our hours, programs and services in the new year with your support!

Thank you also to our friends and neighbors in Greenport who voted in favor of our community-based funding initiative. As of the close of polls, we were down by 19 votes in Greenport, but there are still over 100 absentee ballots to count. We’ll share the final results once absentees are counted. [UPDATE: The proposition was not passed in Greenport.]

Every vote counts and we thank all who voted YES on our community-based funding initiative for their support.

If you have not yet visited our beautiful facility at 5th and State Street, we encourage you to stop by. If you have ideas for programs and services you would like to see offered in the new year, please reach out to us at info@hudsonarealibrary.org. And make sure you have subscribed to our newsletter so you will be among the first to hear about our upcoming programs!

– from the Staff and Trustees of the Hudson Area Library

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