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.
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.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library have generously donated thirteen newly-released and soon-to-be released books on CD to the Hudson Area Library’s collection. The new acquisitions include a combination of fiction and non-fiction works, and several different genres.
The titles of the new fiction audiobooks that will be available this month are: The Sunshine When She’s Gone, a novel about marriage by Thea Goodman; The Obituary Writer, a literary mystery and love story by Ann Hood; The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper; A Tale for the Time Being, written and narrated by Ruth Ozeki; House of Earth, the only finished novel by Woody Guthrie, a powerful portrait of Dust Bowl America; and The Burgess Boys, the newest work of literary art by Elizabeth Strout.
The titles for the soon-to-be released fiction audiobooks are: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson; The House of Special Purpose, a novel that is part love story, part historical epic and part tragedy by John Boyne; Maya’s Notebook, a contemporary coming-of-age story by Isabel Allende; Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, written and narrated by David Sedaris; and The Woman Upstairs by New York Times best-selling author, Claire Messud.
The two non-fiction titles will be released in April and are Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants by Jane Goodall and In the Body of the World by playwright, author and activist, Eve Ensler.
Click on the titles above to learn more about each title or to place a hold on the first available copy! Many thanks to the Friends for their kind donation!
National Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements of women in all fields of work and study, past and present. This month started out as a national celebration in 1981 as “Women’s History Week,” which began March 7. After Congress was petitioned by the National Women’s History Project for several years, Women’s History Week finally became Women’s History Month in 1987. Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading and learning about famous female figures in history, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Amelia Earhart. Here is a sampling of items focusing on women’s history from the Hudson collection:
See how the bicycle helped women escape the confines of daily life by providing them with greater mobility, better exercise, and eventually, social reform.
Learn how Dr. Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a teenager, revolutionized the livestock industry and became an autism advocate.
Learn about famous figures in American history, from Susan B. Anthony to Jane Addams to Eleanor Roosevelt, and how they helped change the United States to become what it is today.
Shattering the Glass: The Remarkable History of Women’s Basketball / Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford
This book focuses on the history and evolution of women’s basketball, as well as its close links with the expansion of women’s economic and political rights.
From Parlor to Prison: Five American Suffragists Talk About Their Lives / edited with introduction by Sherna Gluck, foreword by Kathryn Kish Sklar
Hear in their own words what it was like to be a suffragist during the Women’s Rights Movement.
My Beloved World: A Memoir / Sonia Sotomayor
In this new release, Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, recounts her life from her life in a Bronx housing project to the federal bench.
W.A.R. !Women Art Revolution / Lynn Hershman Leeson (DVD) Explore the history of feminist artwork from its roots in the 1960s to the present.
Want more sources for books on women’s history or feminist literature? Check out these links:
The Keep On Reading! Kids Book Sale will be held for two days, Friday February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd at the Hudson Area Library. This special sale takes place from 1-4pm on Friday and from 10am-2pm on Saturday and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. All proceeds from this sale will be used for the purchase of new books and other media for the Library’s ever-expanding collection.
In conjunction with the Kids Book Sale, the Library is featuring a special program on both Friday and Saturday for children to learn about the rainforest. On Friday, meet Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus with story time and arts and crafts activities in the children’s room with Ms. Marlene. On Saturday, there will be more story time and rainforest craft projects for kids of all ages with Ms. Marlene and Ms. Janice. All ages are welcome. Join us Friday from 1-4pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm in the Children’s Room for rainforest fun!
The Book Sale Room is open every Saturday and offers books for all ages and reading levels–infants to adults. All proceeds from the Book Sale Room support the Hudson Area Library.
Fourteen new titles were added recently to the DVD collection of the Hudson Area Library, thanks to the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The additions focus on documentaries about art, artists, and the art world. These titles were carefully selected by the Library staff to reflect their patrons’ growing interest in this media and genre.The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services for the Library.
The new titles include “Waste Land”, the award-winning documentary by Lucy Walker; “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis”, a documentary about the revolutionary artist Jack Smith; “The Cats of Mirikitani”, an intimate exploration of New York artist Jimmy Mirikitani; “Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow”; “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”; the award winning dance documentary “First Position”; “Exit By the Gift Shop”, a film by street artist Bansky; ”The Woodmans”, a film about American photographer Francesca Woodman; “Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides”, about the British artist who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from nature; “Joan Mitchell: Portrait of An Abstract Painter”; “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine”, a journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism; “War Dance”, a superb documentary that reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places; “How To Draw A Bunny”, the documentary about artist Ray Johnson and his signature cartoon rabbit; and “Manufactured Landscapes”, a striking documentary on the world and work of renowned photographer Ed Burtynsky.
All titles are available at the Hudson Area Library or can be requested online at http://gigcat.midhudson.org/. Each DVD can be borrowed for up to seven days, completely free of charge with a library card from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
In Fall 2012, The Friends donated towards the purchase of twelve new DVDs for the collection. The new titles included the documentary films !Women Art Revolution, And Everything is Going Fine, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi; foreign language films The Time That Remains, Certified Copy, and Footnote; and critically acclaimed English language films The Artist, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Jane Eyre, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
To place holds on these and other 2012 releases in our collection, click here