Celebrating the Life of Megan Carr-Wilks at Women’s History Event

Assemblymember Didi Barrett will be hosting a celebration of the life of former NYPD officer and Hudson resident Megan Carr-Wilks on Friday, March 23 at 4pm in the library’s Community Room. The event coincides with the release of the fifth volume of Assemblymember Barrett’s “Women’s History in the Hudson Valley: Ten Stories from Columbia and Dutchess Counties” booklet in celebration of Women’s History Month. Megan Carr-Wilks is one of ten remarkable Hudson Valley women honored in this year’s booklet. The event is open to the public.

Megan’s family and friends will share stories about her life and contributions to our community. Megan was an officer with the NYPD during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and later moved to Hudson where she worked as a School Resource Officer with the Hudson City School District. She passed away in 2017 from cancer related to her service as a first-responder during 9/11. Continue reading


Booked for the Evening in Wonderland

You are invited to Booked for the Evening in Wonderland, a very special fundraiser for the Hudson Area Library. On Saturday, August 11 you’ll enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and lots of surprises at a beautiful private home near Hudson. Join other generous Library supporters (and Alice, too, of course) to celebrate our Library’s exciting next chapter.

For more information, please contact gala@hudsonarealibrary.org.

I’d like to support the library at the following Host Committee Level:

Library Benefactor at $5000
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Library Patron at $2500
8 tickets & other goodies
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Library Enthusiast at $1500
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Library Partner at $1000
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Library Supporter at $500
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For details on sponsorship levels, please click here.

I plan to attend. Please reserve:

Single tickets at $150 each.
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Raffle tickets for a Season of Dining Out donated by local restaurants at $20 each.
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I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution:

All contributions above $75 per attendee are tax deductible.

For more information contact: gala@hudsonarealibrary.org


Thanks to All Who Helped us Celebrate our One Year at The Armory!

The Armory wore its party hat for the library’s one year celebration.

Thank you all: patrons, volunteers, board members, staff, Friends of the Hudson Area Library, musicians, dancers, programs presenters and video creators! Our Saturday, April 8 Open House: One Year at the Armory was a great success. We had a raucous, fun, community-oriented, history-exploring, book checking out, music-listening, dance-enjoying, video-viewing, people-watching, seeing-old-&-new-friends time! See our photos and video on Facebook and Instagram.


Open House: Celebrating One Year at The Armory

Come help us celebrate a year in our new home! Join us Saturday, April 8 from 10:30am to 3pm for a fun open house celebration. See what we’ve done, learn about the wide array of library offerings, enjoy a little music in the stacks, record your memories of the historic Hudson Armory, have some refreshments, and help us CELEBRATE! Regular library programs and services will be available this day as well, but it will not be a regular day at the library (expect some noise!).
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