Give the Gift of Hudson’s History from your Library

Visit our Holiday Shop at Hudson Area Library, 51 North 5th St., Winter Walk 12/7,5-8pm @ 538 Warren St., or online: http://hudsonarealibrary.org/history-room/ for swag from our library’s History Room. These gifts 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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Hudson Area Library at Winter Walk!

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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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Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Dust Bowl

Program Description: Join the group for a discussion of Ken Burns’ documentary film The Dust Bowl, (in 2 parts, totaling 4 hours of viewing time.) Be sure to watch the film BEFORE coming to the discussion group. You can access the two-part film for free through our new Kanopy streaming service (available to all library cardholders in Columbia County), as well as on DVD through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 6 – 7:30 pm. Continue reading

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Winter Swing Dance at the Armory!

Program Description: Relive the heyday of dances at the historic Hudson Armory and kick up your heels at the Winter Swing Dance with live music by the Fabulous Versatones. Refreshments will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 7-10pm

Audience/Registration:  Attendees do not need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Registration is appreciated. To do so, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Through Our Lens: A Columbia County Photo Exhibit

Photo Credit: Doug Stalker

Program Description: We are pleased to announce a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club. This will be the ninth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. 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 Library by donating thirty percent of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

Date/Time: Opening reception: Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm. 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: The City of Hudson Senior Center and library’s last two 2019 Watercolor with your Grand Person sessions with local artist Gretchen Kelly continue with a focus on painting from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

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 a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Attendees can learn basic techniques or just hang out and paint with others. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.  Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Workshop at the Library!

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are hosting a workshop in our healthy living series sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York State: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 5-6pm

Audience/Registration: Registration is encouraged. To register call Sierra at 518-867-4999 x1691 or email ssnoddy@alz.org. This program will be held in the library’s community room, which is wheelchair accessible. Continue reading

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