Program Description: In collaboration with the Hudson Senior Center, we present a Gallery Hop to the Tom Swope Gallery on Warren Street. At this gallery, we will be transported back to ancient times in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Mesoamerica as Tom Swope guides us through his amazing collection. Attendees will meet at the library and there will be transportation to the gallery as well as the opportunity to walk over. After the gallery visit all can return to the library for a lunch and discussion.
Date/Time: Friday, June 21 from 1-3 pm
Recommended Audience/Registration Required: Adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required and space is limited. Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading →
Program Description: Wine & cheese reception for “Watercolors by OTTO”, the library’s latest community room exhibition. The work of Otto Miranda, a local watercolor artist for over 20 years, is represented including watercolors of flowers, landscapes, birds, and historical venues.
Date/Time: Friday, July 12, 5-7pm
The exhibit is open through August 31 for viewing during library open hours and is wheelchair accessible.Continue reading →
Two local organizations recently provided the library with additional tools to study the natural resources and ecology of Hudson.
Copies of Nature In The City, a 56-page report by the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), are now available to pick up for free at the library and City Hall. The report was completed after four years of work, including hundreds of volunteer hours, and with two state grants. It provides a broad overview of natural and urban conditions within the city and establishes a baseline of information essential to ensuring the health and well-being of Hudson’s citizens, civic spaces and natural resources.
If you want to get up close and personal with Hudson’s natural resources, use your library card to check out one of the Estuary Explorer Backpacks provided by the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC). Then, proceed on your expedition with all the tools you need to investigate the local ecosystem according to one of the following themes: night sky, hiking, birding, insects, or water. Continue reading →
Program Description: The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, New York. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.
Join the Tween Advisory Council for an original escape room escapade! Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.
Date/Time: Friday, June 28, 11am-3pm. Reservation mandatory. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 for time slot.
Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century. This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid.
Program Description: Explore the art and practice of making theatre for social change. Influenced by Brazilian theatre practitioner, Augusto Boal’s Newspaper Theatre technique, this workshop experiments with strategies for using oral testimonies to engage with and complicate our understanding of pressing social justice issues and histories. Date/Time: June 30, 1:30-4pm Registration: The workshop is free, but space is limited. Interested in attending? Please fill out this form and we will be in touch. Continue reading →
Program Description: We are very happy to announce that the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book & Bake Sale in the Community Room at the library. Come one, come all! Find a treasure, enjoy a treat, and support the library!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 23, 1pm – 3:30pm Continue reading →
Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.
Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm
Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken, April 29
The Library Book by Susan Orlean, May 13
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore, June 24
Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email email@example.com.Continue reading →