NEW! Nonfiction Book Group at the Library

As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we will be hosting a new nonfiction book group focused on history and social and political life in North America. The group will utilize the best in nonfiction books chosen by the participants to explore issues that are topical today.

All are welcome with the hope that we will impact each other through discussion and community. The group will meet monthly on a Thursday 6 – 7:30pm. The first three meeting dates are: January 18, February 15, and March 15, 2018. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, will be the moderator for discussions.

In January the group will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration  by Pulitzer prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson. This book tells the American story of the decades-long black migration from the South to cities in the north and west. It was a National Book Circle Critics Award Winner and made the Ten Best Books of the Year list of many major newspapers and magazines when it was published in 2010. Books may be borrowed through the library. The Warmth of Other Suns is available in print, ebook, and on CD. Please use our online system, call or stop in to reserve a copy.

After the first month, books read will be chosen based on participants’ suggestions. To register email, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library and registrants are encouraged to give book suggestions.

The library also offers a book group that covers fiction and nonfiction and meets once a month on Wednesday 4 – 5pm. They will meet January 24 to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, February 28 for Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, March 28 for Dear Red by Maureen McNeil. Sharon Getty, a longstanding Friend of the Hudson Area Library is the organizer and moderator. To register for this book group email, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

These programs are free and open to the public and take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.