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

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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.

Online ticket sales are now closed.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the event site starting at 6pm. $150 per person.


Booked for the Evening in Wonderland will take place at 595 Oak Hill Road, Claverack, NY and will include…

– Dinner and drinks provided by beloved Hudson area restaurants and caterers: Jarin Ahmed Catering, Taste Box, Home/Made, Lil Deb’s Oasis, and Faye’s Jerk Chicken.
– A live auction including one week stay in France, one week stay in England, and a drone photography session.
– Raffle for A Season of Dining Out donated by local restaurants. Participating restaurants include BackBar, The Maker, Food Studio, Hand/Made, WM Farmer, among many many others. Winner takes all.
– Call for the Cause
– DJ and dancing in a beautiful country setting
– A Wonderland theme and plenty of surprises

Casual attire and wonderland costumes are encouraged!

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


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For more information contact: gala@hudsonarealibrary.org

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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.

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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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