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 Board of Trustees of the Hudson Area Library is seeking volunteers to work on the Program Committee.
The Hudson Area Library provides programs for children, teens, and adults for our library users from Hudson, Greenport and other local towns. The Board of Trustees wishes to expand our program offerings and seeks to engage people in our service area and beyond in the development of new programs. We recognize the wealth of skills and enthusiasms in our community and wish to tap into those who can bring new ideas and energy to the library.
New Programing Directions
Here are a few ideas that we have for new directions for programming at the library. Continue reading
The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read 11/22/63 by Stephen King for their July meeting. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 5:45pm. Please check with the library for location.
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force. Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.
A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.
All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.
Have a suggestion for a future book group read? Feel free to email Sharon or post in the comments!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces their annual meeting which will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 6:00pm at the Library. This year there will be two guest speakers discussing the history of Hudson and its buildings.
John Weinman, former editor of the Register Star and one of the original organizers of SPOUT in Hudson (Society to Protect Our Unique Town), who has been involved in many civic and community organizations in Hudson and Columbia County, will be discussing two very relevant historic buildings, the Armory and the Register Star Building, both of which are possibilities for the Library’s future home.
Wendy McDaris, consultant, curator and designer, will be discussing the Library’s History Room collection. Antique postcards, portraying some of Hudson’s finest architectural gems, as well as other history related items will be during her discussion. She will also speak about the various collections and the many resources available to the public, as well as how to research and access them. Wendy was instrumental in renovating the Library’s History Room and securing grant monies to conserve the collection of historical artifacts.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information call the Library at 518-828-1792. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library was established in 1999 to assist the Hudson Area Library, which serves the communities of Hudson and Greenport. The Friends raise funds throughout the year to provide much needed programs and to grow the Library’s collection in all media types.
After several months of work by library staff, Board members, and volunteers, the new website is up and running.
Please look around.
All of the old features of the earlier website are here and many new ones added. A key feature of this new site is that we will be able to make changes to the site very readily. This means that the website will be up to date and filled with current information about what is going on at the Library.
Watch this space on the Home page of the website for future announcements of how you can become involved in writing about and photographing library events and programs for inclusion on the website.