WHALE HO! was SRO!

whalehocrowdThanks to all who braved the 17 degree weather to join us at Cafe Le Perche for WHALE HO! last Thursday. It was a standing room only crowd! The grog was a nice bit of liquid warmth and the talk, led by whaling expert Carlo DeVito, was informative and lively. Although most of the conversation was based on the book The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex, DeVito included additional information specifically about Hudson – since it was such a whaling center in the mid-eighteen hundreds.

Book sales were brisk, but if you missed getting a copy, Kelley Drahushuk, owner of Spotty Dog Books and Ale, just sent us this e-mail:

If anyone wants a copy of this beautiful book, stop by the Spotty Dog in the next week or so – I have signed copies and am happy to support the library with your purchase. I had a great time. And the grog was indeed delicious.

Thanks to Cafe Le Perche for providing us with this warm and comfortable venue and for the delicious food. Thanks to the volunteers and, of course, all of you supporters!

Saturday, August 29: Cook Books at the Hudson Farmers Market

IMG_3146Summer may be winding down, but the Hudson Farmers Market on Columbia and 6th Street remains in full swing with fresh, local produce and the Friends Cook Book Sale will be there once again! Great books celebrating the area’s bounties of the season, on a wide range of topics, will be offered for sale Saturday, August 29 from 9:30am-1pm. Discover mouth-watering recipes, for everything from appetizers to grilling to entertaining, all at great prices!

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Friends Showcase Colossal Cook Book Sale

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The warmer weather, fresh produce, and the Friends of the Hudson Area Library’s annual Colossal Cookbook Sale bring the opportunity to spice up your summer with fresh and fun recipes. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills, for fresh ideas for your picnic basket this season, or new recipes to entertain with, this sale is the place to get started! Foodies will delight in browsing the hundreds of cookbooks for sale on Friday, June 19 from 1 to 4pm and Saturday, June 20 from 10am to 2pm in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson.
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This Saturday: Last Day for the Holiday Book Sale!

holiday book sale 2014 The Friends Book Sale Room is only open for one more day this year on Saturday, from 10am til 1pm, so stop in for holiday gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget!

Our Book Sale Room elves have been busy replenishing the shelves of the already wide assortment of new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. Hundreds of specialty and newly released books in a multitude of categories, including a wide range of unique vintage and collectable books will also be offered. There are over forty categories to choose from, including art, fiction, mystery, cooking, travel, poetry, classics, and literature, gardening, humor, biographies and non-fiction, as well as our special section of children’s books for every reading level. Hardcovers, paperbacks and coffee table books are all priced to sell to make room for new inventory in 2015.
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Holiday Book Sale Continues Saturdays Through December 13

The holiday shopping season is upon us again and the elves have been busy stocking the bookshelves in the Book Sale Room at the Hudson Area Library for the annual Holiday Book Sale.

holiday book saleThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library invite you to their special Holiday Sale, held each Saturday through December 13 from 10am-1pm. This Holiday Sale is the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget.
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Art Book Sale this Friday and Saturday

Art Book SaleArt enthusiasts—picture this! Bargains abound at the Third Annual Art Book Sale, taking place for three days during Hudson’s ArtsWalk 2014.

This specialty book sale will be held in the Book Sale Room in the Hudson Library, started Saturday, October 4 and continues this weekend on Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th from 10 til 2pm. The Book Sale Room and special Art Book Sale are sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Featured will be hundreds of books on art, graphic design, crafts, photography, architecture and interior design, as well as titles on art history, artist’s monographs, biographies and various art techniques (watercolor, pastels, collage, etc.). Hardcovers, paperbacks, catalogues, magazines and coffee table books will be offered, all priced to sell.
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Back To School Book Sale!

photoThis Saturday, August 23 and next, August 30th, the Friends are offering a special Back To School Book Sale from 10am-1pm. A perfect opportunity for teachers, parents, and of course, kids, to stock up on fun books for reading and learning!

Now that summer is almost over and the kids will be going back to school, books for classrooms and home bookshelves need to be replenished and the Book Sale Room has something for everyone, from toddlers to teens.

All kids books are specially priced to encourage reading throughout the year. There are thousands of titles to choose from, including picture books, early reader books, non-fiction books, chapter books and a large selection of young adult titles as well. Within those categories are a variety of topics, including adventure, classics, fairy tales, fantasy, fiction, history, humor, nature, science, sports, and much more in many formats–board books for the little ones, hardcovers and paperbacks, as well as a large selection of kids movies and music too!
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The Joy of Cook Books, Fresh This Season!

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Back by popular demand— the Friends of the Hudson Area Library Cook Book Sale is coming to the Hudson Farmer’s Market on Saturday, August 9th from 9:30 til 1pm.

Whether you’re looking to expand your kitchen’s library, improve your skills, or just try out some new recipes with great fresh ingredients, this special sale will offer an eclectic collection of vintage, new, and used cook books in many categories. Included will be titles for gourmet, quick meals and menus, summer barbecues and grilling, entertaining and ethnic cuisines. There will be hundreds of titles and food groups to choose from, including appetizers, salads, meats, seafood, vegetables, desserts and more! All books will be offered at very low discount prices for this mouth-watering sale.
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