Program Description: Our Nonfiction Book Group will discuss The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. This book is available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System. Library cardholders may also borrow ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive.
Virtual Group Discussion: Monday, June 1, 6-7:30pm
Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the non-fiction book group, will send members a Zoom link to attend the discussion of a variety of selected documentaries on June 1. Browse documentaries available on the kanopy streaming service, which is free to library cardholders, then email Mark with your suggestion by May 9. Anyone wishing to join this club should email Mark Orton at email@example.com call 518-828-1792 x101. View details of this meeting and more information on the Non-fiction Book Group on our website.
UPDATE: Out of concern for the well-being of our community, all Hudson Area Library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are currently suspended. For information on precautions to stay healthy, for links to government websites with the latest news on Covid-19, and for links to our library online resources visit this link.
Program Description: This month the library’s General Reading Book Group is reading White Houses by Amy Bloom and the Non Fiction Book Group discusses The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee. (At the April 27 meeting of Non Fiction, there will be a screening of PBS’s Ken Burns Presents the Gene: An Intimate History, made possible by our local radio stations WMHT and WETA.)
NOTE: The General Reading Book Group has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.
The Non-Fiction Book Group’s March meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, April 27, 6-7:30pm and will meet virtually on Zoom hosted by facilitator Mark Orton.
Registration: To register for the General Book Group please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to register for the Non Fiction Book Group visit here or email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading →
Program Description: This month the General Reading Book Group reads Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and the Nonfiction Book Group examines Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson. These books are available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Date/Time: The Hudson Area Library General Book Group meets Wednesday, February 19, 5-6pm and the Non Fiction Book Group meets Monday, February 24, 6-7:30pm.
Registration: To register for the General Book Group please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to register for the Non Fiction Book Group visit here or email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792
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.
Program Description: The library’s General Reading Book Group is reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in September, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer in October.
Date/Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm, September 25 & October 23.
Registration: This monthly group covers fiction and nonfiction and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Description: This fall the Nonfiction Book Group will read and discuss These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore. For the September meeting, the group will discuss Part One-The Idea (1492-1799) and Part Two-The People (1800-1865). Part Three – The State (1866 – 1945) and Part Four – The Machine (1946 – 2016) will be discussed at the October meeting.
Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm, September 9 and October 7
Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email email@example.com.