Book Sale

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library’s first book sale of the year will include books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Friends, who support library collections and programming. Social distancing and masks will be required for all visitors.

Date/Time:
Friday, June 4, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 5, 10am – 3pm

Fundraiser: Virtual Tea Tasting with Kim Bach

Description: Join Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea, for a virtual class and learn the basics of teas. Start with the plant – how and where it is grown, harvested, and processed. Then, practice brewing and sampling teas from the six basic tea categories: white, green, oolong, black, fermented, and herbal infusion.

Date/Time: March 16, 3pm (tea time!) via Zoom
Note: If you are not able to attend the live event, feel free to enroll and obtain the sample kit. We will provide you with an archived recording to view at a time more convenient for you.

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Once enrolled, present your receipt at Verdigris Tea (135 Warren – corner of Warren and 2nd Street) to pick up your sample kit containing .5 oz. of 6 different teas, a tea infuser basket, tea timer, instruction sheet, and 10% discount coupon to use during a subsequent visit – all included with the class fee. The library will send you the Zoom link to attend the virtual tea time event.

Thank you to Kim Bach for donating her time and supplies in support of the library. Your $25 fee will completely benefit the library.

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Columbia County Photography Club Exhibit

Photograph of climbers on Mont Blanc in Chamonix France

Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France by Teresa Ribadeneyra

Program Description: The Columbia County Photography Club’s 9th annual exhibit at the Hudson Area Library features 20 works by 11 members. All photographs are available for purchase, ranging in price from $50-$150, with proceeds to support the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Date/Time: November through mid-December; viewing by appointment during library hours. To view the exhibit, please contact holds@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 to schedule your visit.

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#GivingTuesday – Support Our Vital Programs, Resources, and Services

Our mission is to enrich the quality of life by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn, and grow. Today, this mission is more important than ever and we need your support.

Join the global effort, #GivingTuesday, this Tuesday, December 1, by supporting our vital programs, resources, and services.

Make a donation by credit card online via PayPal. Or send a check made out to Hudson Area Library to 51 N. 5th St, Hudson, NY 12534.

Your generosity makes a difference to so many in our community. Thank you for your support!

Online Art Auction – Thank You!

Works of art by Ken Kraus, Kenneth Cooke, Jeffrey Gibson, Arnold Zimmerman, Kathy Osborn and Charles LeDrayThank you to the participating artists for sharing their work with us for our online art auction, with special thanks to Kenneth Cooke, Jeffrey Gibson, Ken Kraus, Charles LeDray, Kathy Osborn, and Arnold Zimmerman who contributed 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their submitted works to the library. Thank you as well to all who bid, donated, helped spread the word, and helped make this event a success. We are so grateful for your support!

A Delicious Fundraiser from the Friends of Hudson Area Library

Event Description: A virtual party with real cheese and real connection!

The Friends of Hudson Area Library, with help from the local cheese experts at Talbott & Arding, are hosting a new type of cheese tasting- one you can attend from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 5pm.

Registration: A $75 donation to the Friends of Hudson Area Library will net you a spot on an exclusive Zoom invite list and will reserve a box with a variety of delicious locally-sourced cheeses. Drop off your donation in cash or check form (payable to “Friends of Hudson Area Library”) at the library during open hours before November 9 along with your email address to be added to the list.

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Virtual: 20th Annual Ghostly Gallop 5K and Kids Fun Run Challenge

Competitors in the 2019 Ghostly Gallop

Program Description: This year’s Ghostly Gallop 5K and Kids Fun Run Challenge will be a virtual race!

Each registrant is invited to run a 5K distance over the race weekend and submit their times on the Ghostly Gallop website. The male and female runners who record the fastest 5K times will receive the Cranna Cup. The first 100 people to register will receive a t-shirt celebrating the 20th year of the race and the 60th anniversary of our library. For the Kids Fun Run Challenge, parents and caregivers are asked to take and submit a photo of children (12 and under) running any distance (costumes encouraged). We will share the photos on the Ghostly Gallop website and, for each photo received, $1 will be donated to the library by a private donor.

Date/Time: Friday-Sunday, October 16-31 (end date extended!)

Registration: Runners and walkers can learn more and register at ghostlygallop.info

We’re excited to announce our first online art auction! The collection contains over 80 pieces of art by local Hudson Valley artists! The art auction is designed not only to help raise funds for the library but also to help local artists generate some much-needed income. Proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist and the library (45% to the artist, 55% to the library). Take a look at this incredible collection and share it with your friends! https://one.bidpal.net/hudsonarealibrary/