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/
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!)
Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. While we can’t visit in person just yet, children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy on Wednesday afternoons to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative.
To register for these virtual drop-in sessions, click here.
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30pm
Special this month: From October 13 through 23, we will also be booking appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for in-person visits between 3:30 and 5pm. During this time, Ms. Kathy and kids will paint pumpkins that will be contributed to Ghent Assisted Living for use in their Pumpkin Walk event for their residents. To make an appointment for a pumpkin-painting session, please email email@example.com.
Program Description: Join Abby Lappen (Tuesdays), Pamela Badila (Wednesdays), and Christa Shook (Thursdays) for fun with stories, songs, games, and crafts to develop literacy skills and inspire a love of reading, singing, and storytelling.
To register for these virtual children’s programs, click here.
Program Description: Join us for an introduction to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, an integrated society with indigenous families and European immigrants, both active in the local government and society. Heather Bruegl, director of community affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community and member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, speaks on this vibrant community.
Attendees also learn about the people who inhabited the land that makes up New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont. A question and answer period follows the talk.
Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 6pm
Registration: To register click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link. Continue reading →
Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore through stories?
To submit your recent reads to the Read Around The World map, click here
Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer at the library, 2019.
As part of the Hudson Area Library’s mission to serve the community we are expanding our Job Search Help program and offering it virtually during this time of health and economic crisis. This project is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to the Hudson Area Library. It is a collaboration of Hudson Area Library & Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
Program Description: Lives change and so do jobs! Let’s be prepared for when we go back to work! Do you need to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job? We have a Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, on our team who can work with you one-on-one – at a safe distance – by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.
Registration: Beth is available by appointment. Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101 to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one session. Residents of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library service area or surrounding area can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-325-4101.