Reserve Free Museum Passes Today

Laurie Anderson, VR experience at MASS MoCA

Visit a museum for free this summer! With your library card, you can borrow passes to the Clark Art Institute, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Columbia County Historical Society, MASS MoCA, Shaker Museum: Mount Lebanon, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum pass program is made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more details, click here.

 

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Annual Fundraiser: Booked for the Evening in Wonderland

Program Description:  Booked for the Evening in Wonderland is a very special fundraiser for the library featuring a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and lots of surprises. Join other generous Library supporters (and Alice, too, of course) to celebrate our Library’s exciting next chapter.

Date/Time: Saturday, August 11, 6 – 10pm

Location: 595 Oak Hill Road, Claverack, NY

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event site starting at 6pm. $150 per person.

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Hack The Library Shorts!

We were very pleased to host this year’s Hack The Library for an extended session of two days to a full week. This allowed us to split the participants in two groups: one for tweens + teens new to our hack program and an advanced workshop for returning HACK participants.

The advanced participants were given the full week to research in the library’s History Room with volunteer John Craig, write, shoot, score and edit their own short films around the History of 5th Street. They worked under the guidance of filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony. We are excited to present their video below

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Hudson’s Own Kim Bach Shares Stories and Images from El Camino de Santiago

Program Description: During two 3-week sojourns, Kim Bach joined the thousands of pilgrims each year who challenge themselves on this seemingly endless walk. “My Walk Across Spain.  A Pilgrim on El Camino de Santiago” is the sharing of her journey along this well-traveled path that all who walk experience very individually.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 4-5:30pm Continue reading

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Join us for a Community Conversation

Program Description: We value your opinion. Please join us for a Community Conversation this summer. Members of the Library Staff and Board will meet with small groups, to ask questions about the group’s aspirations for the future of our community, and listen to ideas about how to make that vision reality.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 25, 6pm-8pm (at the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive)

Pre-registration: Please RSVP at info@hudsonarealibrary.org or in person at the Library.

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Run the Rip!

Program Description: As part of our Ghostly Gallop events, we will hold a “Run the Rip” one-mile run/walk across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge walkway. “Run the Rip” will be an informal self-timed time-trial-style event in which runners and walkers will start individually at specified intervals. The event is free and participation is limited to 50 people. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Every participant will receive a “Run the Rip” t-shirt and $5 off their registration fee for the Ghostly Gallop to be held on Sunday, October 21, at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm

Suggested Audience: All ages

Pre-registration: Required. Please call (518) 828-1792 ext 100 to register.

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Drag Queen Story Time at the Library

Program Description:  The Link Project and OutHudson in collaboration with the library are hosting Merrie Cherry for Drag Queen Story Time. There will be a drag queen treasure chest of costumes for kids. Complimentary cookies provided by Trixie’s Oven. The first 15 families will receive a free copy of “I Am Jazz”, a story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 11am – 12pm

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