Remembering Neefus Photography, A Local History Speaker Talk

1958. Wendy Neefus, Jr. outside Neefus Studio on Warren Street.

Our History Room Local History Speaker Series event for May will feature Remembering Neefus Photography: Seven Decades of Unseen Images of Hudson by Wendover (Wendy) Neefus, III on Thursday, May 11 at 6pm.

Mr. Neefus will speak about the treasure trove of historic images of Hudson from the over 60 years that Neefus Photographers, once located at 743 Warren Street in Hudson, has been in business. A lot of people remember the photography studio on Warren Street as the place to go for graduation portraits and other life event photo sessions but the family also photographed buildings and life in and around Hudson during the three generations they were in business. Many of the negatives of these photographs were generously donated to our History Room Collection by Mr. Neefus and they have been digitized.
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People of the Civil Rights Era Seen in Photographs by Jim Peppler

On Saturday, January 14, at 6pm, the library will host the opening reception of “People of the Civil Rights Era Seen in Photographs by Jim Peppler”. This exhibit features photographs Mr. Peppler took while reporting for The Southern Courier, a non-profit weekly Civil Rights newspaper serving Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia from 1965 -1968. Mr. Peppler will be speaking on his experiences photographing the protests and vigils of the Civil Rights Movement in the South; the everyday life of the people who were fighting for their fundamental rights; and the tragic, yet still inspiring, funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be time for questions and a reception will follow. There will be time for questions and a reception will follow. The exhibit will be open to the public in the Community Room of the library from January 14 to February 28.

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Columbia County Photo Club Exhibition Opening & Reception

A photo of a large green field, with a rainbow in the sky.An opening reception for a new photographic exhibition by members of the Columbia County Photo Club entitled “Farming in Columbia County” will be held October 6, 6:30 – 8pm at the library. There will be landscapes, architecture, portraits, and still lifes all centered around farming in Columbia County. The exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library in partnership with the Columbia County Photo Club, may be viewed until November 19 in the Community Room of the library.

All photographs will be for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For further information contact: J. Pierre Gontier for Columbia County Photo Club at jp@taconic.net or call the library at 518-828-1792 x101.

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The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition On View at the Hudson Area Library

"Mexican Radio" by Carol Denton

“Mexican Radio” by Carol Denton


The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club announce the opening of the Fourth Annual Photography Exhibit at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson. Twenty-six members of the Columbia County Photo Club are participating in this exhibit, with over fifty images on display. All original photographs are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The exhibit will continue through October 20, 2015.
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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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Third Annual Photo Exhibit: Back Roads of Columbia County

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Desolation Road by Steve Wildermuth

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club announce the opening of the Third Annual Photography Exhibit titled Back Roads of Columbia County: An Open Photographic Exhibition, at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Twenty-seven members of the Columbia County Photo Club will participate in this exhibit, with a public reception with the artists from 5:00 until 7:00pm on the 14th. All photographs will be offered for sale at the Library, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The exhibit will continue through October 25, 2014.

This years’ exhibition includes photographs by Paul Abitabile, Doug Stalker, Joan Lizette-Miller, J. Pierre Gontier, Joe Palumbo, Tammy Parditka, Paul Roberts, Jonathon Simons, Renee (Klein) Lawrence, Christine Dean, William Shaughnasey, Beth (Marie) Meehan, Bridget Arnold, Patricia Williams, Larry Fingar, Kara Keeler, Joe Lalka, Brian Yorck, Ken Bovat, Daniel Region, Ralph Gorgone, Steve Wildermuth, Jennifer Bock, Trudi Roth, Joe Parditka, Deborah Lans and Kristen Stoddard.
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New Monthly Magazines Added

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Eight new popular magazine subscriptions are now available for in-house (or rather, in-library!) reading, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

The magazines are all full color monthly subscriptions and include Bon Appetit, a magazine that has great recipes, food trends and more; Dwell, devoted to modern architecture and design; Outdoor Photographer; Outside, award winning coverage of sports, adventure, health and fitness; Poets and Writers, providing information, support, and guidance for creative writers; Rolling Stone, a bi-monthly publication that focuses on music, liberal politics and pop culture; Sports Illustrated for Kids; and Wired, a magazine that reports on how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy and politics.  All titles are in the main circulation room at the Library, with the exception of SI Kids, located in the Children’s Room.
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