Bridal Expo, Featuring 80 Wedding Gowns, to Benefit Hudson’s Library & Hospital!

The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health announce a joint fundraising event built on the growing interest in Columbia County, and specifically Hudson, as exceptional wedding destinations. The BRIDAL EXPO will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Helsinki Hudson (405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY) to benefit the Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health.

This expo will feature 80 magnificent designer wedding gowns, many valued at more than $2,500, with each dress now priced at an affordable $300. The Expo is free to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day. All proceeds from this one-day BRIDAL EXPO will benefit The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health, while drawing attention to the talented wedding services available in the area.
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Summer Reading Program

Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings

Posted: May 30, 2017
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Field Trip: Sylvia Center

We are excited to kick off our summer youth programming with the first of several field trips for tweens and teens. Our inaugural field trip will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 11am for a visit to the Sylvia Center. Come, harvest, cook and eat from this local farm cooking program.

The Sylvia Center’s Fresh Food Comes From The Farm program is a “4-hour immersive program on Katchkie Farm, students walk like a farmer and think like a chef.  As they tour the farm and taste their way through the Learning Garden (which is home to over 200 different things to eat) we encourage students to try new foods and to think about how the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even flowers they are tasting, could serve as an ingredient to a meal. Youth take part in every step of the story of food including planting seeds, pulling weeds, harvesting organic produce, and creating and sharing a meal together.”

Sign up now, Space is limited.  To register email : smcintosh@hudsonarealibray.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101 or stop by the front desk at Hudson Area Library. More information on other field trips will be released shortly.

 

 

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Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World
Tuesday – Friday, July 5 – August 11, 10am – 12pm

Mayor Hamilton read to children at Summer Reading 2017.


Janice Scali, our children’s librarian, and Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher, are developing lots of high interest book readings, fun craft and physical activities for kids! There will also be guests reading to the children.

Field Trip to Sylvia Center Kicks off Summer Program for Tweens and Teens
Friday, June 27 11am


We are excited to kick off our youth summer programming with the first of several field trips for tweens and teens. Our inaugural field trip will be a visit to the Sylvia Center. Come, harvest, cook and eat from this local farm cooking program.

The Sylvia Center’s Fresh Food Comes From The Farm program is a “4-hour immersive program on Katchkie Farm, students walk like a farmer and think like a chef.  As they tour the farm and taste their way through the Learning Garden (which is home to over 200 different things to eat) we encourage students to try new foods and to think about how the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even flowers they are tasting, could serve as an ingredient to a meal. Youth take part in every step of the story of food including planting seeds, pulling weeds, harvesting organic produce, and creating and sharing a meal together.”

To register call (518) 828-1792 x101, email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the circulation desk at the library.

Summer Programs for Tweens and Teens: All Programs Start Week of July 10th

Zia Anger teaching last year’s Hack the Library Tweens about filmmaking.


We are pleased to announce our expansion of summer programming for youth. We have some programs specifically for tweens and teens. Upcoming summer programs include, Minecraft Club, for kids to share ideas and skills around the ever evolving world of Minecraft and Minecraft-related games and programs; Page To Stage: Teen Theatre with Carol Rusoff, participants will have the opportunity to learn theatre exercises and practice improvisational and rehearsed theatre and scene work. TKTK, an independent publishing lab that will teach the ins and outs of independent DIY publishing from digital to print and of course Battle of the Books, tweens and teens can join our Hudson team and read selected titles and participate in book trivia battles. We are also happy to announce we will be having weekly Friday Field Trips to various galleries, museums, farms and parks in the Hudson Valley region. 

For more information or registration on youth programming, please contact Shanekia McIntosh, smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x 101

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Hudson Area Library Receives $100,000 Gift to the Capital Campaign

The Hudson Area Library announced today a $100,000 pledge from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Co. Foundation for its capital campaign to re-purpose the Armory building as a 21st century library. Continue reading

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Armory Project Update & Open House

Library banner on the Armory on State St. Hudson NYThe design of the new library at the Armory (5th and State Streets.) is almost complete. A design review was held recently in NYC with the architect Vincent Benic and his team (Winnie Moy and Lauren Printz). Dan Kent from the Galvan Foundation and Theresa Parsons, Mark Orton, and Library Director Emily Chameides attending.

With a just a few items outstanding the final cost estimates will be completed and we will be ready for the job of creating the detailed construction documents.

Construction Starts

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Board of Trustees – profiles

Ever wonder who is on the Board of Trustees?

New Board of Trustees Profiles

To put a face and some life stories to the members of the Board of Trustees of the library we have added a profiles page here.

You can always access this page as a menu item above at – About Us: Board of Trustees – profiles

Ginger Benedict Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library, Hudson NY

Ginger Benedict

 

Kelley Drahushuk, Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Kelley Drahushuk

 

Jeff Rigby Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Jeff Rigby

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Ghostly Gallop Results Coming Shortly

The 2012 Ghostly Gallop, an annual race in honor of William F. Cranna, went off without a hitch yesterday, Sunday October 28th. Unlike the 2011 race which featured a snowstorm the night before that made for some icy conditions, this year’s race took place under cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 60s. A perfect day for a run or walk through the streets of Hudson.

2012 GhostlyGallop, Hudson Area Library, Hudson NY - start of 5K

Start of 5K

Click here for full results of the 5K Race

2012 GhostlyGallop Hudson Area Library Hudson Ny Kids One Mile start

Kids’ One Mile Start

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