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A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1635 for their recent donation of 14 new children’s book to the library’s collection! The books include informational books, chapter books, and picture books; new releases, classics, and books from popular series. The troop’s donation was made as part of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s Buzz About Books Community Service Project. Check out the full list of donated titles below:
History buffs will love utilizing the resources available in the History Room, now open Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. The Library’s History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the City of Hudson, as well as Columbia County and New York State. It contains copies of newspaper clippings, local history pamphlets, original documents and more. The History Room is also open Saturdays from 10am-12pm or by appointment. For more information, visit our History Room page.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library have recently added seven new titles to the collection as part of the their August “Book Selections of the Month” program.
The four titles for new books for children are Journey by Aaron Becker, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers; Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival by Janet Wyman Coleman with illustrations by Yan Nascimbene, and a newly released book for teens, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.
Three new fiction books for adults were also added to this recent collection. They are: Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra by Peter Stothard, a novel that is part memoir, part travel literature; The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean, and The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo, a novel that combines period storytelling with the supernatural.
All book titles will be available at the Hudson Area Library or by request online at www.hudsonarealibrary.org and may be borrowed for up to 21 days with a library card from the Mid-Hudson Library System.
For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, contact the library at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook and Like us.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announce their most recent contribution to the collection of the Hudson Area Library for July. The new summer selections include ten new releases on a variety of topics and age ranges to encourage summer reading for everyone. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services of the Library.
Four new children’s titles include: Home Sweet Horror (Scary Tales Book 1) by James Preller for ages 7-10; A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury, an historical fiction book for young adults based on the lives of three teens in India in 1947; The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers for ages 3-7;and Night Night, ZooBorns, by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland for ages 4-6.
Six new titles in the adult category include: Blood and Beauty: The Borgias by bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels, Sarah Dunant; The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer is a novel about a woman who finds herself transported in time to visit her alter egos; Big Girl Panties, a novel by Stephanie Evanovich is a sexy page turner with heart; Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda, a riveting literary mystery set in Brooklyn, New York; Rendezvous With Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War by Michael Fullilove, tells the remarkable untold story about World War 11; and for the do-it-yourself crafter, Sweet Paper Crafts: 25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life by Mollie Greene, a fun and clever craft book for all skill levels.
All titles will be available at the Hudson Area Library or can be requested online at www.hudsonarealibrary.org and can be borrowed for up to 21 days with a library card from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all proceeds from its fundraising go to the library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the library’s services.
For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, please contact the library at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook and Like us.
Eight new popular magazine subscriptions are now available for in-house (or rather, in-library!) reading, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
The magazines are all full color monthly subscriptions and includeBon Appetit, a magazine that has great recipes, food trends and more; Dwell, devoted to modern architecture and design; Outdoor Photographer; Outside, award winning coverage of sports, adventure, health and fitness; Poets and Writers, providing information, support, and guidance for creative writers; Rolling Stone, a bi-monthly publication that focuses on music, liberal politics and pop culture; Sports Illustrated for Kids; andWired, a magazine that reports on how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy and politics. All titles are in the main circulation room at the Library, with the exception of SI Kids, located in the Children’s Room.
Great news! Due to popular demand, the Friends have extended the Adopt a Book deadline through May 15th! Just review our list of available titles, select a book for adoption and donate $10 to the Hudson Area Library. We’ll put you at the top of the waiting list so that you can read it first, and put a commemorative bookplate in the book honoring your donation! The general Adopt a Book donation gift is $15, but through May 15th the Friends of the Hudson Area Library are contributing $5 for each book, so the cost for the participant is only $10!
Just a few of the many books still available for adoption are Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, Heist by Janet Evanovich, Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella, Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire: 125 Recipes For Cooking Outdoors, The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell, Fools: Stories by Joan Silber, The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. Contact the library staff or visit us today to adopt a book for the Hudson collection!
We’ve got great news for all you social networkers out there- Hudson Area Library is now on Pinterest! Pinterest is a site that is used to organize pictures, videos and links to items of interest, otherwise known as “pins.” These pins are further organized by boards, which are created according to subject or theme. Users may “repin” a pin they like to their own personal boards. Follow Hudson Area Library on Pinterest and see pictures of new items in the Hudson collection, get information on library programs and events, learn more about the city of Hudson, and view other items of interest. If you’re new to Pinterest, you can easily sign up with your Facebook or Twitter account, or your email address.