Author’s Talk and Book Signing

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Learn how to grow beautiful food from author Matthew Benson on Sunday, June 12, 3:30pm in the beautiful gardens at 243 Union Street. Admission is $25.00 per person.

Then, at 6:30pm, join the author for Dinner in an Empty House. (We’ll take you there.) Delicious, garden-fresh, organic, local vegetables and fruits. Delectable entrees cooked to perfection in an elegant setting. Fine wine, beautiful food and great conversation with an extraordinary gardener (and photographer). $100 per person. $150 per couple. Dinner reservations include afternoon event. Reserve now: click here to reserve your place! This event is a benefit for the Hudson Area Library.

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Kids Learn about Nutrition and Food Science at the Library!

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The library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer programming for youth kicked off with “Food Scientists,” a two-day program taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator Jaime O’Donnell.

Created with Nokia Smart CamThe kids learned that celery sitting in a cup of food coloring will draw the color into its stalk and that vinegar and baking soda create a foamy fizz. They also learned why sugar is bad for one’s body and took turns measuring how much sugar is in soda and energy drinks. Ms. Jaime finished up the program by helping the kids make healthy strawberry banana smoothies.

Thank you to Ms. Jaime for kicking off our summer children’s events with such a fun and educational program!

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New Cookbooks Added to the Collection

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Did you know that cookbooks are the most frequently checked out adult non-fiction books at the Hudson Area Library? The number of requests for cookbooks continues to increase each year. In response to our library members’ increased demand for cookbooks, we have recently added several new titles to the collection.

Here are the most recent additions to the Hudson Area Library’s cookbook collection:

Thanks to the individual, foundation, and publisher support for making these additions to the collection possible!

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Last Chance to Register for “Food Scientists” at the Library!

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Join us for our first special kids program of the summer! “Food Scientists,” with Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Jaime O’Donnell, will be held on Tues., June 24 and Thurs. June 26 from 4:00-5:00PM each day.

Kids will find out the answers to such questions as, “Why does food steam and sizzle when it cooks?” and “Why does soda have bubbles in it?”

Be sure to register today for this fun and exciting program suitable for kids of all ages! Friday, June 20 is the last day to register. For more information, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Jaclyn Bruntfield at jbruntfield @ hudsonarealibrary.org

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Friends Colossal Cook Book Sale, Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th

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Are you a foodie? Love to cook and entertain with all the bounty that the Hudson Valley offers? Wait no more– the Friends of the Hudson Area Library is celebrating spring with one of the best and biggest book sales of the year–Cookbooks!

Whether you’re looking to expand your kitchen’s library, improve your skills, or just try out some new recipes, this Colossal Cookbook Sale is THE place to get started this spring.

The Friends will offer hundreds of cookbooks for sale on Friday April 4th from 1 to 4pm and Saturday, April 5th from 10 to 2pm in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson.

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Book, Bake & Treasure Sale – Saturday October 30th 10am – 1pm

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Sponsored by the Hudson Area Library & Friends of the Hudson Area LibraryBook Bake & Treasure Sale October 20th 2010 10am to 1pm

New & Used books – all topics as well as Kids Books. CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes. Fill a $15 Friends Bag with Free Books.

Fill your stomach with Sweets and Savories – cookies, cakes, muffins & tarts…..quiches, soups and spicy snacks.

Check out the Treasures – old & new stuff, useful and silly stuff, collectibles.

At the Library –  Saturday October 30th 10am – 1pm

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