First and Third Saturdays Story & Craft Hour w/ Mrs. Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.

Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-12pm

Audience: Open to Children of All Ages. Continue reading

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Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Spring Classes!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. Our April bunnies & spring buds theme is followed by May 18:  flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 22: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.

Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 22, 2-4pm

Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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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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Library Fundraiser: Hudson History Bus Tour

Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. UPDATE: As of 5/29 all seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Architectural Roots of New England Houses

Photo Credit: Ian Stewart

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century. This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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Auto-Renewal and Courtesy Notices


Auto-renewal of library materials and courtesy notices are going live on May 15! Two days before an item is due, we will attempt to renew the item for you. If you are signed up for email notices for your library account, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know the new due date for any item that we are able to renew. If an item cannot be renewed (e.g. if there are additional holds on the item, or the item has reached the renewal limit), we will send you a courtesy notice by email, reminding you of the item’s due date. Phone calls will not be made for auto-renewals. If you would like to switch from phone call notices to email notices, please let staff know by visiting the main desk, emailing info@hudsonarealibrary.org, or calling 518-828-1792 x100 to update your account.

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Early Closings – Saturdays, June 8 and 15

From Ciancetti/Neefus Photo Collection in Hudson Area Library History Room

Hudson loves a parade and so do we! We’ll be closing at 1:30pm on Saturdays, June 8 and June 15, so that our library team members and patrons can enjoy the Hudson Flag Day Parade (6/8) and OutHudson Pride Parade (6/15). Both parades step off at 2pm from the 7th Street Park.

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Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

We are closed today (Monday) in observance of Memorial Day. In Hudson, Memorial Day ceremonies begin at 10:15am at the Seventh Street Park with the laying of the wreath at the Veterans Monument, followed by a march to the Columbia County Courthouse via Warren and 4th streets where services will be held.

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