Second Hudson History Bus Tour by Popular Demand!

Program Description: Our bus tour of the historic buildings, people, scandals, and moments in Hudson’s history is having a fall edition! This is not a repeat of the first tour and will include more anecdotal information and specific stories from history. The bus for this tour is smaller with comfier seats and has windows that allow for  better viewing. It is a fundraiser in support of the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. Ticket purchases will support the preservation, archiving and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the histories of the City of Hudson, and towns of Greenport and Stockport. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Date/Time: Sunday, November 10, 1-4pm

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited Continue reading

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Tots: Get on Board for Movement & Music w/ Abby Lappen!

Program Description: For the past two years, moms, dads and caregivers bring their tots (the program is for 0 – 5 years old)  to the library each week for Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families with Abby Lappen for an hour of books, songs, exercise and community. Abby involves adults and children in play, rhythm and discovery.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10-11am. The fall series begins on Tuesday, September 10. 

Registration: No registration necessary for this popular drop in program. For more information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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Help with Job Search at the Library

Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help weekly and by appointment.

Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm & by appointment.

Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, or stop by the main desk of the library

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General Reading Book Group Fall Schedule

Program Description:  The library’s General Reading Book Group is reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in September, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer in October. 

Date/Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm, September 25 & October 23.

Registration: This monthly group covers fiction and nonfiction and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. 

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Fall Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Workshops

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue these popular art classes with local artist Gretchen Kelly. September features seasonal handpicked local botanicals in bud vases and bouquet arrangements, back to school still lifes with books, and picture references of animals. October’s themes include seasonal handpicked fall botanicals in arrangements with pumpkins and gourds, bats, ravens, skeletons, skulls, bugs and creepy creatures for Halloween. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, September 21 & October 19, 2-4pm

Audience/Registration: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.  Continue reading

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Historic Canvas Map of Hudson Awaiting Restoration

UPDATE: This project has been fully funded. Thank you all, donors and those who shared our Go Fund Me fundraising campaign! We need your help to restore a unique map of the City of Hudson that dates back to 1871. The map is at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA awaiting treatment to clean and stabilize it. Thanks to a generous donor, we recently acquired this map for our History Room. Following its restoration, the map will be on display at the library and available digitally for public access. The map measures 4′ x 5′ and features 19 line drawings of prominent buildings. It’s current condition is legible but extremely fragile.

We have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise the necessary funds for the restoration project. For more information and to make a donation click here. All persons making a donation will have a unique opportunity to see the original copy up close and personal after restoration.

This map will be a valuable resource and a source of civic pride. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this valuable preservation project. Continue reading

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These Truths for September & October Non-Fiction Book Group

Program Description: This fall the Nonfiction Book Group will read and discuss These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore. For the September meeting, the group will discuss Part One-The Idea (1492-1799) and Part Two-The People (1800-1865). Part Three – The State (1866 – 1945) and Part Four – The Machine (1946 – 2016) will be discussed at the October meeting.

Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm, September 9 and October 7

Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Author Talk: Malcolm Nance Speaks!

Photo by Jason Schneider

UPDATE: THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. IT WILL BE Saturday, November 9, 3-4:30pm. ALL REGISTERED AND WAIT LISTED PERSONS WILL RETAIN THEIR PLACE IN THE LIST if they email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Program Description: Malcolm Nance, New York Times bestselling author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, and cyber attacks is discussing his latest book The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West. Copies will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Spotty Dog Books & Ale.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 3-4:30pm

Registration: Reservations are encouraged. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk. Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat. Continue reading

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