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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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/

#GivingTuesdayNow – Support 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, #GivingTuesdayNow, this Tuesday, May 5, by supporting our vital programs, resources, and services.

While our doors have been closed, our staff has continued to serve our community from home. We are offering virtual programs and opportunities for social connection, supporting community members in their use of online resources and technologies, assisting people who are unemployed or underemployed in preparing résumés and applying for jobs online, and providing access to resources for education and entertainment.

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




Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale

Program Description: Purchase new and gently-used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. And don’t forget to buy a freshly baked good on your way out! All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and enhance their contributions to the Hudson Area Library programs and collections.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm & Sunday, February 9, 1-3:30pm

Fundraiser: Lecture on Historical Significance of Impeachment in the U.S.

Program Description: Author and historian, Dr. Christopher Leahy, will deliver an overview of the historical significance of impeachment in the United States – its historical basis, constitutional significance, and the impeachment process. Additionally, Dr. Leahy will share details from his forthcoming book – President Without a Party: The Life of John Tyler – on the 10th US President John Tyler who, in a little-known episode of our history, was the first American president to contend with the threat of impeachment. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the Columbia County Historical Society.

Date/Time/Location: Saturday, February 1, 4pm in the Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Advance tickets are available for $15 on the CCHS website. Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis ($15 for CCHS members and HAL cardholders, $20 for non-members).

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