UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. IT WILL BE HELD AT A DATE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ALL REGISTERED AND WAITLISTED PERSONS WILL RETAIN THEIR PLACE IN THE LIST. WE WILL CONTACT EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP AS THERE IS MORE INFORMATION.
Program Description: Malcolm Nance, New York Times bestselling author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, and cyber attacks is discussing his latest book The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West. Copies will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Spotty Dog Books & Ale.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 3-4:30pm
Registration: Reservations are encouraged. Email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk. Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat.Continue reading →
Program Description: Photographer Barbara Bosworth speaks about The Heavens, her new work which contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera. Following the talk will be a star-watching party led by the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. This event will take place at the Churchtown Dairy, in their beautiful interior as well as on the grounds.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 7-9pm.
Location: Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson, NY 12534
Suggested Audience: All ages
Registration: Suggested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.This program is being done in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library. Continue reading →
Program Description: Join Alexandra Cox for a discussion of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley. This talk will build upon the recent release of her book Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. The book explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. This program is offered in collaboration with Prison Public Memory Project.
Learn how to grow beautiful food from author Matthew Benson on Sunday, June 12, 3:30pm in the beautiful gardens at 243 Union Street. Admission is $25.00 per person.
Then, at 6:30pm, join the author for Dinner in an Empty House. (We’ll take you there.) Delicious, garden-fresh, organic, local vegetables and fruits. Delectable entrees cooked to perfection in an elegant setting. Fine wine, beautiful food and great conversation with an extraordinary gardener (and photographer). $100 per person. $150 per couple. Dinner reservations include afternoon event. Reserve now: click here to reserve your place! This event is a benefit for the Hudson Area Library.
On Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.
Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson. Continue reading →
Join us this Thursday, November 19 at 7pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale for an author talk and book signing with Kathryn Aalto, landscape designer and author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.
Hear stories of Eeyore’s house, the North Pole, and the game of Poohsticks. Aalto will discuss the beauty of Ashdown Forest – the real woods that inspired A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood – its flora and fauna, and the ongoing efforts to raise funds to continue protecting this national treasure.
Aalto is appearing in this region exclusively at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson. A portion of book sales will benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library.
Our friends at The Spotty Dog are pleased to announce the only local appearance of Kathryn Aalto, landscape designer and author, to discuss and sign her new book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. Please join us for this free event on Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm at The Spotty Dog, 440 Warren Street, Hudson. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the library.
The book takes readers through an exploration of the real landscape of Ashdown Forest, shares iconic moments from the Winnie-the-Pooh books, and situates them in the places that exist today. In the delightful narrative, enriched with E.H. Shepard’s original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne’s own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they call home.
Join us Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30pm for an author talk and book signing with Wendy Fairey, author of Bookmarked: Reading My Way from Hollywood to Brooklyn. Fairey will read from Bookmarked, answer questions from the audience, and books will be available for purchase and signing. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the Hudson Area Library.
About the author/memoir: Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lover during the last years of his life—she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels. With Bookmarked, Fairey blends the genres of personal memoir and literary criticism, as we follow her, refracted through her reading, as student, wife, professor, mother, grandmother, and happily remarried writer. Continue reading →