January selections for Library Book Groups

Program Description: This month the General Reading Book Group reads A Gentleman in Moscow, and the Nonfiction Book Group examines Songs of America.

Date/Time: General Reading Book Group – Wednesday, January 8, 5:00-6:00 pm. Nonfiction Book Group – Monday, January 27, 6:00-7:30 pm.

Registration:To register, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Dust Bowl

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.

Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 6 – 7:30 pm. Continue reading

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General Reading Book Group Fall Schedule

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. 

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These Truths for September & October Non-Fiction Book Group

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 morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Spring Schedule for Library’s General Reading Book Group

Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s General Reading Book Group.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 5-6pm

  • The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner, April 24
  • Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, May 29
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, June 26

Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Spring Schedule for Library’s Nonfiction Book Group

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 morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Code Girls: This Month’s General Reading Book Group Selection

Program Description: The general reading book group selection for February is Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

The meeting was rescheduled from February 27 to March 6 due to snow.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 5-6pm Continue reading

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Nonfiction Book Group Reads Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

 Program Description: Our nonfiction book group, facilitated by Mark Orton, will discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This book covers the last 100,000 years of human existence; that is, all of human existence. Harari takes us through three revolutions: cognitive, agricultural, and scientific and looks at what constitutes human happiness.

Date/Time: Monday, November 26, 6-7:30pm

Registration & Details: All are welcome. The book is available to borrow in standard, large print, and audio formats from the library. Email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792, or stop by the main desk to register.

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