UPDATE: Due to the library’s temporary closure, this event has been postponed. The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years is available for purchase through Spotty Dog Books & Ale. See their website for more information.
Program Description: Spotty Dog Books & Ale is hosting a special author reading and fundraiser for the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. David Levine will read and discuss his new book, The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years.
Date/Time: Friday, April 10, 7-9pm
Suggested Audience: This event is free and open to the public. It takes place in Spotty Dog Books & Ale.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale hosts a special author reading and fundraiser for the History Room of the Hudson Area Library Friday, April 10, 7pm. David Levine reads and discusses his new book, The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years, which chronicles the Valley’s rich and fascinating history and charms.
A portion of all book sales will be donated to the library’s History Room, which acquires holdings regarding the history and culture of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport and maintains, preserves, and protects the collection in a secure, conservation-quality repository while providing access to its holdings.
Often funny, sometimes personal, always entertaining, the collection of essays in The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years offers a unique look at the Hudson Valley’s most important and interesting people, places, and events. From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to American Revolution, from slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has quite a story to tell.
David Levine is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author, coauthor, or ghostwriter of six sports books, including Life on the Rim (Macmillan) and In the Land of Giants (Little, Brown). He writes about everything from history and business to beer and whiskey as a contributing writer for Hudson Valley, Westchester, and 914INC. magazines. He has written about health and medicine, law, business, and sports for many publications, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News and World Report, American Heritage, Governing, New York Daily News Sunday Magazine, and dozens of other publications, and his work has been selected for two editions of Best Sports Stories. He lives in Albany, New York, with his wife, Kimberly, daughter, Grace, and diabetic dog, Sadie.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale is a bar in a bookstore located in the historic C.H. Evans firehouse at 440 Warren Street in Hudson New York. Spotty has operated at this location since 2005 by a bonafide descendant of the Evans’ clan. The firehouse epitomizes the old and new in Hudson – a modern, diversified business which caters to the local community, housed in a building entrenched in local history.