The Tiny Book Show Comes to Hudson

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

We are excited to announce The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan, will be bringing its collection of books to the Hudson Area Library on May 12. The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world.

Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of The Creativity Caravan, will be offering a unique, hands-on bookmaking workshop as part of the exhibit stop at the Hudson Area Library. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. The exhibit and workshop will take place Thursday, May 12 from 2pm-6pm.

For more information about The Tiny Book Show, visit

New Cookbooks Added to the Collection

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Did you know that cookbooks are the most frequently checked out adult non-fiction books at the Hudson Area Library? The number of requests for cookbooks continues to increase each year. In response to our library members’ increased demand for cookbooks, we have recently added several new titles to the collection.

Here are the most recent additions to the Hudson Area Library’s cookbook collection:

Thanks to the individual, foundation, and publisher support for making these additions to the collection possible!

New in the Library: The Public Library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson

This newly published book contains over a hundred photographs of libraries around the US – tiny one room affairs to enormous buildings –  architecture ranging from wood frame to Beaux Art extravaganzas to sleek contemporary palaces. There are wonderful images of grand reading rooms and intimate ones of nooks and crannies.

The Public Library: a photo essay by Robert Dawson

[The Public Library: a photographic essay | Robert Dawson; foreword by Bill Moyers; afterword by Ann Patchett. First edition 2014 Princeton Architectural Press. Catalog Number: 027.7097DAW]

Punctuating the visual are essays by Bill Moyer, Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Dr. Seuss, Amy Tan and many more – writing from as wide a range of perpectives as the photographs.

This book is now available to reserve and borrow through the MHLS catalog. Reserve a copy today!

New Year, New You: How the Library Can Help You Meet Your 2014 Goals

photo shared via Creative Commons  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license by Amodiovalerio Verde

photo shared via Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license by Amodiovalerio Verde

Whether you’re trying to get in shape, find a new career, or pick up a new hobby, the library has the books to help you keep your new year’s resolutions. If you haven’t made a resolution yet, be sure to check out the ideas listed below. And don’t forget to check out the “New Year, New You” book display by the front desk at the library!

Eat Healthy
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats / Sally Fallon
Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun / Daphne Oz
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto / Michael Pollan

Get in Shape
The Biggest Loser Success Secrets: The Wisdom, Motivation and Inspiration to Lose Weight- And Keep It Off! / The Biggest Loser experts and cast with Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
12 Day Body Shaping Miracle: Change Your Shape, Transform Problem Areas, and Beat Fat for Good / Michael Thurmond
Fit and Fabulous After 40: A 5-Part Program for Turning Back the Clock / Denise Austin

Learn a New Skill
Knit Wit: 30 Easy and Hip Projects: A Hands Free Step-By-Step Guide / Amy R. Singer
Hand-Painting China: How to Design and Paint Your Own Beautiful Ceramics, Without the Need for Kiln-Firing / Lesley Harle and Susan Conder
Maria Rodale’s Organic Gardening: Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Garden / Maria Rodale

Find a Job
Discover What You’re Best At: A Complete Career System That Lets You Test Yourself to Discover Your Own True Career Abilities / Linda Gale
Knock ’em Dead Resumes: Standout Advice From America’s Leading Job Search Authority / Martin Yate
Job Hunting Tips for People With Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds / Ronald L. Krannich

Enjoy Life More
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent A Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun / Gretchen Rubin
The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation / Sean Meshorer
The Practice of Presence: Five Paths for Daily Life / Patty de Llosa

We look forward to working with you in the new year!

The December E-Newsletter Is Here!


Want the latest updates on what’s new and exciting at the library? Sign up for the Hudson Area Library’s monthly e-newsletter! As a recipient of this great free newsletter, you will get the first look at upcoming events and programs, as well as new additions to the library collection, such as books and DVDs. The newsletter also includes information on the latest library and Armory news, as well as helpful articles concerning miscellaneous topics like job searches and resume building.

If you missed the last edition, check out the December newsletter now for the latest library news! If you’re interested in joining the mailing list, fill out your name and email address in the “Sign Up For Monthly E-Newsletter” field on the lower left hand side of the Hudson Area Library homepage.

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Girl Scout Troop 1635 Donates Kids Books to the Library!

Girl Scout Troop 1635

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1635 for their recent donation of 14 new children’s book to the library’s collection! The books include informational books, chapter books, and picture books; new releases, classics, and books from popular series. The troop’s donation was made as part of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s Buzz About Books Community Service Project. Check out the full list of donated titles below:

History Room Now Open Tuesday Evenings 5:30-7:30pm


History buffs will love utilizing the resources available in the History Room, now open Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. The Library’s History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the City of Hudson, as well as Columbia County and New York State. It contains copies of newspaper clippings, local history pamphlets, original documents and more. The History Room is also open Saturdays from 10am-12pm or by appointment. For more information, visit our History Room page.