Norma Hart Honored by The Friends

Friends 20K donation Mrs. Norma Hart, a Hudson resident and one of the founders of The History Room at the Hudson Area Library, has been honored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library through their gift in her memory.

The volunteer organization has taken advantage of “naming opportunities” available in the new Library and designated $20,000 as a named gift for History Room furnishings and cabinets in honor of Mrs. Hart.

“Besides being instrumental in the formation of the History Room, she was also very active in the Children’s Room for many years,” said Friends President Nancy Westbrook. “It is important to The Friends and community that she be honored for her dedication to Hudson Area Library patrons.” Continue reading

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Adult Computer Classes Announced!

computer classWe have three adult computer classes scheduled for the fall. The first class will focus on using Microsoft Word to create a resume, the second class will focus on iPad basics and the third class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Microsoft Word – Resume and Career Focus
Friday, October 30, 12:30-2pm 
This course will focus primarily on the creation of a cover letter and resume. All participants should bring their most recent resume and/or job history (with dates/locations). A flash/thumb drive is also suggested, but not required. You’ll learn how to set up a resume, how to select and use Microsoft Word templates and how to format the document to meet your needs.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
All participants will be required to bring their own iPad to the class. You’ll learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
This class is a Beginner Level Class which will introduce participants to the basic computer file organization. You’ll learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

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Norma Hart Has Passed Away

Norma HartWe have sad news to share. Norma Hart, longtime library supporter, Friend, and former librarian, has passed away. Many have fond memories of her in the Children’s Room, and to this day remember the library as ‘Ms. Hart’s Library.’ Norma was also the visionary and creator behind the formation of the Library’s History Room Collection over 40 years ago.

After being honored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library at their Annual Meeting in April 2014, Ms. Hart shared these words of wisdom: “you have to bring some light to whatever corner of the world you are in.” We are forever grateful to Ms. Hart for her many contributions to the library and for shining her light in our little corner of the world for so many wonderful years. We will miss her dearly.

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Saturday, August 29: Cook Books at the Hudson Farmers Market

IMG_3146Summer may be winding down, but the Hudson Farmers Market on Columbia and 6th Street remains in full swing with fresh, local produce and the Friends Cook Book Sale will be there once again! Great books celebrating the area’s bounties of the season, on a wide range of topics, will be offered for sale Saturday, August 29 from 9:30am-1pm. Discover mouth-watering recipes, for everything from appetizers to grilling to entertaining, all at great prices!

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Friends Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, James Campion

CampionThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library announces its 16th Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm at the Library.

This year’s guest speaker will be James Campion, President of Columbia Greene Community College. Mr. Campion, drawing on his extensive experience with community based not-for-profits, will provide insight on the many pitfalls and opportunities that such organizations encounter as they evolve.

Mr. Campion has served as President of CGCC since 2000. Prior to his appointment he served as the College’s Dean of Community Services and Executive Director of the Columbia-Greene Community Foundation. During his 43 year career in higher education, he has held several other administrative and adjunct faculty positions in community colleges.
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Art Book Sale this Friday and Saturday

Art Book SaleArt enthusiasts—picture this! Bargains abound at the Third Annual Art Book Sale, taking place for three days during Hudson’s ArtsWalk 2014.

This specialty book sale will be held in the Book Sale Room in the Hudson Library, started Saturday, October 4 and continues this weekend on Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th from 10 til 2pm. The Book Sale Room and special Art Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Featured will be hundreds of books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artist’s monographs, biographies and various art techniques (watercolor, pastels, collage, etc.). Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines and coffee table books will be offered, all priced to sell.
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Back Roads of Columbia County: an Open Exhibition

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Be sure to stop by the library and check out the newest photo exhibit on the main floor and upstairs gallery space. The Columbia County Photo Club is showcasing 52 photographs by 26 area artists, all on the theme of Columbia County. All photographs are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Library. The photos will remain on exhibit through Sat. Oct. 25th. Contact Marie or Emily in the library office to place your order at 518.828.1792.
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This Saturday–Cookbook Sale at the Farmers Market

IMG_1924The last cookbook sale of the season at the Hudson Farmers Market will be on Saturday, September 6, from 9:30-1pm. Included in this sale are cookbooks celebrating the bounties of the season—everything from apples to zucchini! With hundreds of cookbooks on a wide range of topics, you’ll be sure to find a book (or two!) with recipes and ideas to whet your appetite. So come browse the selection of new, used and vintage cookbooks on Saturday and start cooking!

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