Give the Gift of Hudson’s History from your Library

Visit our Holiday Shop at the library or onlineto purchase special gift items from our History Room that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include:

  • Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past
  • Giclèe prints of an original 1881 “Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York” (32.5” x 21.5”) map and a “1923 Aeroview of Hudson, New York” (43” x 22”) image created from a dirigible!
  • Our special tea towels with a line drawing of the historic Hudson Armory designed by Tony Kieraldo

Support your library and impress your friends and family with our unique gifts!

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Out-of-School Time Children’s Activities

Program Description:  Shared reading, arts & crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more for children during out-of-school hours. With children’s librarian Janice Scali, children’s library assistant Kathy Parchuck, and AmeriCorps worker Rajmina Chowdhury.

Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 3-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm

Audience: Children of all ages and their families. No registration required.

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First and Third Saturdays Story & Craft Hour w/ Mrs. Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director, and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world, with music and performance and a related craft.

Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-12pm

Audience: Children of all ages and families. Continue reading

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Second Saturday Story & Craft Hour w/ Robin Weber


Program Description: For the December Second Saturday Story & Craft Hour, children and families will make a snow person craft and read Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser. With Robin Weber, High Five! volunteer, and children’s librarian Janice Scali

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 11am-12pm

Audience: Ages 2–7 and families.

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Through Our Lens: A Columbia County Photo Exhibit

Photo Credit: Doug Stalker

We are pleased to announce a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club. This is the ninth year for the Columbia County Photo Club’s annual show. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library by donating 30% of sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

The exhibition may be viewed during normal library business hours through December 19. Continue reading

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Watercolor with your Grand Person

Program Description: Local artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates this intergenerational program where participants paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/Time: Saturdays, November 16 and December 21, 2-4pm

Registration/Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by an adult parent or caregiver. Registration is encouraged. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk at the library. Continue reading

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Hudson Area Library at Winter Walk!

 

This just in: The Hudson Area Library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2019 sponsored by Hudson Hall, Saturday, December 7, 5-8pm, with a space at 538 Warren Street! The library’s History Room will have a window display featuring photos by Howard Gibson of the holidays in Hudson from years past. In addition we will have other historic photographs on display and full size copies of our 1881 and 1923 bird’s eye view maps of  Hudson. Our local history researchers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our resources. And, the History Room, will have  notecards and framed and unframed giclèe copies of the Hudson maps for sale as well as rare local history books.

Emily Chameides, Library Director, commented, “We’re excited to take part in this beloved community event and we are particularly proud to have the wonderful resources of our History Room celebrated through our participation.”

We particularly want to thank Dina Palin of Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. and the owners of 538 Warren for their generous loan of this space.

 

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Travel to The Snow Queen with the Library and Senior Center

UPDATE: Our trip to The Snow Queen is cancelled but the show will go on at Ancram Opera House. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are providing free transportation to the Ancram Opera House for its production of The Snow Queen. Ancram Opera House is generously providing all attendees with deeply discounted tickets ($5) for this inaugural cultural trip. The van is provided by the City of Hudson Youth Department.

Date/Time: Sunday, December 8. Depart from library at 1pm. Performance begins at 2pm.

Audience/Registration: This staged concert is for adults and younger audiences, ages 9 and up. Attendees will meet at the library/senior center at 1pm. There are a limited number of seats available, so registration is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, visit the main desk at the library, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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