Program Description: Author and historian, Dr. Christopher Leahy, will deliver an overview of the historical significance of impeachment in the United States – its historical basis, constitutional significance, and the impeachment process. Additionally, Dr. Leahy will share details from his forthcoming book – President Without a Party: The Life of John Tyler – on the 10th US President John Tyler who, in a little-known episode of our history, was the first American president to contend with the threat of impeachment. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the Columbia County Historical Society.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, February 1, 4pm in the Hudson Area Library Community Room
Registration: Advance tickets are available for $15 on the CCHS website. Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis ($15 for CCHS members and HAL cardholders, $20 for non-members).
Program Description: The Ghostly Gallop 5K Race is an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, held at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School. Proceeds from the event benefit the library. The 19th annual Ghostly Gallop also includes a free one-mile run for runners ages 11 and under.
Date/Time: Sunday, October 20. The Kids Fun Run starts at 10am and the 5K run/walk starts at 10:30am.
Registration: To register and view the many opportunities to help the race and support the library, visit the race website at www.ghostlygallop.info. Students age 18 and under run the 5k race for free. Continue reading
Program Description: Award-winning writer Emily Sachar, founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, will be the guest speaker at a buffet luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
Sachar is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir. Shut up and Let the Lady Teach (Simon and Schuster) which describes in vivid detail Sachar’s experience teaching math in a challenged Brooklyn, NY public school. Emily Sachar has also written widely for national magazines, and was a reporter for 13 years at Newsday. She is a consulting historian and curriculum specialist at Olana, and the founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, which leads writing courses for adults 55 and older.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 at 12 pm in the library’s community room
Reservation: Call (518) 828-1792 or visit the library, to assure your spot, payment of $25.00 must be received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
You are invited to join us as we Party in the Stacks at the Hudson Area Library!
Saturday, June 29
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Food! Friends! Fun!
This year, for our annual summer celebration, we’re hosting a party at the library and celebrating 60 years since the library’s founding.
Online ticketing has been turned off. Tickets ($150/person) may be purchased at the event.
I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution:
This year is the 60th anniversary of our Library’s founding, so for our annual summer fundraiser, we’re going to Party in the Stacks! Mark your calendar and don’t miss this fun-filled evening in the Library – Saturday, June 29, 6:00-10pm.
As sponsor, you’ll be recognized as a member of the Party in the Stacks Host Committee. The unique benefits of sponsorship at each level are below.
Two (2) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a high five
Four (4) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a wink and a smile
Six (6) tickets to Party in the Stacks and 6 air kisses
Acknowledgement in the HAL e-newsletter
all of the benefits of Enthusiast Sponsorship PLUS
Eight (8) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a huge hug
Logo/Name on print and digital invitations*
Logo/Name on all event signage and in the evening’s program
all of the benefits of Patron Sponsorship PLUS
Ten (10) tickets to Party in the Stacks and our undying love
Honorary Chair(s) of the Benefit Committee
Opportunity to welcome guests at the event
Logo/Name acknowledgement on the HAL website for one year
Please contact Betsy Gramkow at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up as a sponsor and with any questions. You may also sign up as a sponsor by selecting a sponsor level above and making your contribution via PayPal.
The Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All but $75 per ticket/person may be considered a contribution and is tax deductible per IRS regulations.
* Please let us hear from you by MAY 1 in order to be listed as a Sponsor in our print invitation
Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.
Date/ Time: Saturday, February 9, 10-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm
Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event.
Date/Time:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am-2pm. Continue reading
Our Ghostly Gallop 5K road race, an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, has been added to the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, which challenges runners to compete over various distances and in differing conditions culminating with the Ghostly Gallop.
The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop, as well as a free one-mile run for youth 11 and under, will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning and ending at Hudson High School.
Registration for the race is now open and proceeds benefit the library. For more information and to register, visit the Ghostly Gallop website.