Hannaford Helps Supports the Library!

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.


Best of Columbia County: Vote for Your Favorite Library and More

The final round of voting for the Best of Columbia County is now open and our library has made it to the top three in two categories: Best Library and Best Place to Network and Relax. Voting ends May 31. Be sure to vote for your favorites in these and other categories! You must vote in at least ten categories for your vote to count. To vote, please visit the Best of Columbia County website.


The Library Will be Closed on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28

This Memorial Day, the library will be closed, but our digital collection is always open. To commemorate Memorial Day, check out our selection of ebooks and audiobooks exploring military history. For a list of titles, visit the Mid-Hudson Library System Digital Downloads page. With your library card, you can download up to ten ebook or audiobook titles at a time to your desktop, e-reader, tablet or other mobile device.


May Nonfiction Book Group Discusses Tomorrow Will Be Different

The Link Project and OutHudson are sponsoring our May Nonfiction Book Group with Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride on Thursday, May 3 at 6pm. Informative, heartbreaking, and empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is the 2018 memoir of McBride, the first openly transgender woman delegate to speak at a major US political convention.

The Link Project has provided copies of the book for the book group and will also be sponsoring an author reading with Sarah McBride at the library on Saturday, June 16 at 11am before the Hudson Pride Parade. To register for the book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading


Documentary Screening on Scientist Who Pioneered Thought on Symbiosis in Evolution

We are pleased to present a free feature-length documentary screening of “Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution” on May 20, 2018 at 4pm.

Hudson Valley’s own John Feldman of Hummingbird Films brings us this captivating story of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged entrenched theories of evolution, to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration. A model of female empowerment, Margulis successfully fought the male scientific establishment with her groundbreaking ideas. As a young scientist in the 1960s, she was ridiculed for her theory that symbiosis was a key driver of evolution. She proposed instead that bacteria joined together over the millenia to create the complex cells that formed animals, plants, and all other organisms. The idea that all of life is deeply interconnected and collaborative has radical implications for how we look at ourselves, evolution, and the environment. Continue reading


Salon Concert to Benefit Library

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Once you have made a reservation you will be given the address of the home.