Friends of Hudson Area Library Fall Book & Bake Sale

Library Book Sale sign

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the Community Room of the library on Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1-3:30pm.

Lots of new donations of new and gently used books. CDs, and DVDs. There will also be homemade treats and desserts for sale during this event. (Bakers’ Drop off for treats and baked goods will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9-5 and Saturday, September 7 from 10-12 at the Library.)  Continue reading

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Watercolors by OTTO at the Library

Program Description:  Wine & cheese reception for “Watercolors by OTTO”, the library’s latest community room exhibition. The work of Otto Miranda, a local watercolor artist for over 20 years, is represented including watercolors of flowers, landscapes, birds, and historical venues.

Date/Time: Friday, July 12, 5-7pm 

The exhibit is open through August 31 for viewing during library open hours and is wheelchair accessible. Continue reading

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Estuary Explorer Backpacks now available to borrow!

Ethan is ready to explore the night sky with our new Night Sky Estuary Explorer Backpack, courtesy of Columbia Land Conservancy.

Got a budding nature lover in your life? The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has put together Estuary Explorer Backpacks that can be checked out from our library with your library card! Each backpack kit is themed, and contains different materials that a young scientist might use for exploring nature. Themes include the night sky, hiking, birding, insects, and water. Stop by the main desk at the library or call 518-828-1792 to reserve an Estuary Explorer Backpack for your next adventure!

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Ballroom Dance Classes at the Armory

Melissa Raigani & Andrew Resto Photo by JD Urban

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library present Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto. This series of dance classes focuses on dances of the Motown era. Class attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome. The 4-week class series ends with Motown Madness, a dance party on Saturday, September 14, 7-10pm featuring DJ Philip Grant.

Date/Time: Fridays, August 23 & 30 and September 6 & 13, 5:30-7pm

Registration: Classes are free and registration is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org Continue reading

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Living Poetry at the Library: A Collaboration with Fence and The Home School

Program Description: In collaboration with Fence and The Home School, we are pleased to host Living Poetry at the Library. Poets reading include Tess Brown-Lavoie, whose Lite Year won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize; Edgar Garcia, a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago; and Ariana Reines whose books of poetry include The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury.

Time/Date: Tuesday,  July 30, 7-9pm Continue reading

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To the Moon and Back: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

 

 

Program Description: Join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We’ll present a special screening of the landing, space-themed snacks, and other fun activities! Open to all ages. This program is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10am-1pm in the library’s community room.

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A Successful Hudson History Bus Tour!

Recently we decided to take our Local History Speaker series “on the road” so to speak with a special fundraiser to support the conservation and archiving of the resources of the History Room: a Hudson History Bus Tour, offering the REAL history of Hudson. On June 9, Hudson Area Library’s inaugural local history tour set off with every seat occupied!

Guided by the enlightening commentary of one of our researchers and local history enthusiast-par-excellence, John Craig, with anecdotal additions by two born and raised Hudsonians: former Hudson mayor and tour bus driver, Richard F. Tracy; and library board member and a son and grandson of former mayors, Gary Sheffer, the tour lived up to its tagline of offering the REAL history.

The tour was accompanied by honored guest, Carole Osterink, author of the “Gossips of Rivertown” blog, and included a tour of Hudson Hall. Generous sponsoring businesses included the Johnston Bus Company, The Hudson Brewing Company, Hudson Hall, Hudson Home, Hudson Wine Merchants, Local 111 of Philmont, Solaris: The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Talbott & Arding, and TK Home & Garden.

Participants enjoyed the day, the swag bags they received, and many stayed at the The Hudson Brewing Company engaged in follow up conversations about Hudson’s amazing history at the end of the tour. A new tour is being planned for October so stay tuned!

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