RESCHEDULED: March Meetings Of Library Book Groups

UPDATE: Out of concern for the well-being of our community, all Hudson Area Library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are currently suspended. For information on precautions to stay healthy, for links to government websites with the latest news on Covid-19, and for links to our library online resources visit this link.

Program Description: This month the library’s General Reading Book Group  is reading White Houses by Amy Bloom and the Non Fiction Book Group discusses  The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (At the April 27 meeting of Non Fiction, there will be a screening of PBS’s Ken Burns Presents the Gene: An Intimate History, made possible by our local radio stations WMHT and WETA.)

NOTE: The General Reading Book Group has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.

The Non-Fiction Book Group’s March meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, April 27, 6-7:30pm and will meet virtually on Zoom hosted by facilitator Mark Orton.

Registration: To register for the General Book Group please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email For more information and to register for the Non Fiction Book Group visit here or email or call 518-828-1792 x101.

General Reading Book Selection: White Houses heroine Lorena “Hick” Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign, and their relationship deepens and grows in the ensuing years. Hickock’s life serves as a window into the world of the Roosevelts, and her narration is colored both by her love for Eleanor and her admiration of Franklin. In writing White Houses, Amy Bloom drew inspiration especially from Hickock and Eleanor’s own correspondence, basing as much of the story as possible on recorded facts, and builds a vivid and engaging story on that foundation.

The General Reading Book Group meets monthly on Wednesdays 5-6pm and This group reads fiction and nonfiction, and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty.

The Nonfiction Book Group meets monthly on Mondays, 6-7:30pm. This group focuses on history and social & political life in North America, and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton.