January Book Club: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

BrooklynCoverThe Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30pm for a discussion of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Brooklyn is a New York Times bestselling novel – with a film adaptation now in theaters – about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

All are welcome. The January meeting will be held at an offsite location. Please contact the library at 518-828-1792 or Sharon at bookgroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for the location and to be added to the book club email list.

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Radio from the Field Workshop With WGXC

fieldradioWave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM will offer a two-session public radio workshop at the library this month. WGXC Mobile Studio Manager and artist Max Goldfarb will lead participants in making field recordings and editing audio, as they learn to construct projects that give voice to our local environments. The two sessions will culminate in a short, radio-ready production that will become a part of Wave Farm’s WGXC archive.

The sessions will be held Tuesdays, November 10 and 17 from 5pm-7pm. Adults and mature teens interested in environmental sound recording, soundscape research and radio production are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is required. The sessions are free, but reservations are recommended. To learn more, or to reserve your place, email max@wgxc.org or call (518) 697-7400.

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Ghostly Gallop 5K to be held Sunday, October 25

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The 15th annual Ghostly Gallop run/walk will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.

1-mile Kids Run/Walk – 11am (ages 4-12 – $5.00) Kids registration closes 10/23.
5K Road Race – 11:30am ($25) – Price increases 10/15.
5K Community Walk – 11:30am ($25) – Price increases 10/15.

All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534

The new 5K course has been certified for us by an official from USA Track & Field. It is relatively flat and the only busy street on the course will be closed to vehicle traffic, insuring safety for the participants. The course map can be seen on the Ghostly Gallop website. The 1-mile Fun Run is on Harry Howard Avenue which will be closed to traffic for this event.

Racing teams are welcome.

Advance registration is recommended. Race packets will be ready for pick-up at Steiner’s Sporting Goods (corner of Warren and Third) on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. We strongly recommend getting your packet in advance. Avoid lines on Sunday! We are anticipating 400 participants.

Winners will be added to the traditional roster of the William F. Cranna Memorial Cup.

Go to the website to register and for more information. www.GhostlyGallop.info. This October event is the perfect way to support the Library!

RACE DAY is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015 – 11:00am

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Please join us for SAY CHEESE!

Ben reading to the goatsCheesemaker Brent Zimmerman will be appearing at Dish Hudson, 103 Warren Street, this coming Saturday, June 20 at 5:30pm as part of the series, SAY CHEESE! A benefit for the New Hudson Area Library, the event is co-presented by Dena Moran, founder of Olde Hudson, and Peg Patterson, owner of Dish Hudson.

Ticket holders will learn about cheeses, sample some local varieties, sip seasonal punch and get tips on beautiful presentations using Patterson’s elegant inventory of tableware. Zimmerman, a cheesemaker who worked for 20 years in Italy before coming to the Hudson River Valley to establish a local farm, will also be selling copies of his book, Get Your Goat. Special discounts from both retailers will be provided to those in attendance.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via PayPal button below. For more information visit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library Site.

SAY CHEESE!
103 Warren Street
June 20, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Tickets are $20.00 for the evening, $35.00 for the series of two events.*





*Save the Date for our next SAY CHEESE! event:
Saturday, July 18, 5:30pm–7:00pm: Cottage Cheese (in the true sense of the word)
Welcome to a world of small batch, regional, mostly fresh cheese–products of the adventurous cottage industries we keep learning about. This evening’s guest will be Renate Nollin, owner of Dutch Girl Cheese, where she produces authentic small batch cheeses from raw cow, goat and sheep’s milk.

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Sign up for June Computer Classes Today!

computer classCheck out our upcoming computer class offerings and sign up today by calling 518-828-1792 or drop by the library office.

Microsoft Word
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 10am–11:30am

Learn how to create, format, save, and print documents. The class will also cover how to check for spelling and grammar, how to incorporate images and personalize a document, and a brief introduction to the use of templates.

Facebook for Beginners
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time: 10am–11:30am

Learn how to set-up a Facebook account, manage the privacy and use settings, and locate family and friends online.

Space is limited. Register today!

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Book Club March Pick: Orphan Train

POSTPONED: Meeting will now be held on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30pm.
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The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for their March meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Thursday, April 9 at 3:30 pm (new date!). Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

Nearly eighteen, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.

Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

The closer Molly grows to Vivian, the more she discovers parallels to her own life. A Penobscot Indian, she, too, is an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. As her emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes

americanredcrossIn partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross will be offering a free Citizen Preparedness Corps training session titled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes on Tuesday, November 18 from 6-8pm at the library. A trained representative from the American Red Cross will conduct a session of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The program lasts approximately two hours, and gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Please call the library at 518-828-1792 to register.
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Book Club November/December Pick: Abide With Me

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout for their December meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book. Continue reading

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