June Book Club Special Meeting with Local Author Daniel Region

Daniel Region bookThe Hudson Area Library Book Club welcomes Daniel Region as a special guest on Friday, June 12 at 3:30pm for a discussion of his fictional memoir, Tales From Thurmons Corners. Region will read from and discuss the book at this special Book Club meeting. New members and guests are always welcome! Space is limited. Please RSVP by June 8 by calling Sharon at 518.828.1871.

About the Book
Tales from Thurmons Corners is a fictional memoir. It is the story of Dave Lang, a man who returns to the small Midwestern community where he was born, in search of something he has lost in his life.

Revisiting various moments of his early life, he regains the simplicity of living life fully with innocence and enthusiasm and learns that placing value on time and life gained not lost, is a blessing that is renewed every day, with every breath we take.

Tales from Thurmons Corners celebrates the quiet strength, common sense and resilience of the people who inhabit the flatland prairie.

Daniel RegionAbout the Author
Daniel B. Region’s professional artistic life has taken numerous paths; professional radio and television broadcaster, for 17 years the “Voice” of the Emmy Award winning daytime drama As The World Turns, an actor, theatre and film director, novelist, columnist, web designer and photographer. Mr. Region has written feature length screenplays, plays, two novels, Waiting For The Angel and The Shoe Tattoo, and this fictional memoir, Tales From Thurmons Corners, which is book one in a trilogy. He is currently at work on another novel, The Wolves at Your Door, set in the American Midwest during the Great Depression.

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Book Club November/December Pick: Abide With Me

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout for their December meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book. Continue reading

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Big Library Read: Anatomy of a Misfit

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Join millions of eBook readers around the world enjoying one book! The Big Library Read is sort of like the digital version of a library book club, in that everyone is encouraged to read the same book. This fall’s Big Library Read is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

Love or popularity? Anika Dragomir has done her best to hide the fact that she’s a freak. In fact, she’s climbed the social ladder to third most popular girl in school. But her romantic interest in former geek Logan McDonough could seriously jeopardize her standing – no matter how hot or mysterious he’s become. What’s a girl to do? Find out in this endearing, though-provoking, funny-yet-tragic young-adult debut novel from Andrea Portes.

This eBook will be available for unlimited simultaneous downloads from October 13 to 28, which means no holds and no waitlist; just download and enjoy! All you will need is an active library card to start downloading, so visit the Mid Hudson Library System’s Digital Downloads site for instructions on how to get started on October 13.

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Book Club October Pick: A Discovery of Witches

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness for their October meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.
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Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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Local Author Talk and Book Signing with H. L. Martin

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We are pleased to host area author H. L. Martin on Tuesday, October 7 at 6 pm for an author talk and book signing. Martin will read from her recently published political thriller, “The Patriot Vampire”. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Martin’s book will be available for purchase and signing following the talk.
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Hudson Area Library Book Club to Meet July 23

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo for their July meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy.
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. 

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.

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Storytime on the Go Visits Bliss Towers!

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Stop by for Storytime on the Go in the courtyard at Bliss Towers (State St. and 2nd St., Hudson) this Saturday, June 21 from 10AM-2PM. The event will include stories, songs, and puppetry for children ages 0-5 and their families. FREE board books will be available to bring home!

Storytime on the Go is made possible with grant support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Fund for Columbia County.

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