Visit a museum for free this summer! With your library card, you can borrow passes to the Clark Art Institute, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Columbia County Historical Society, MASS MoCA, Shaker Museum: Mount Lebanon, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum pass program is made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more details, click here.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection [reproduction number LC-USZ62-42479]
In honor of National Poetry Month, works by the great American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, will be read in the History Room at the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00pm. We are pleased to present special guest speaker, Peter Bergman, who will be conducting this special poetry reading.
Mr. Bergman is the Executive Director of The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop in Austerlitz, NY, Millay’s home until her death in 1950. Mr. Bergman is an accomplished regional playwright, poet and author, and a frequent lecturer, speaking on local history and Millay for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as theater for a host of public and private groups from New England to New York City.
The Hudson Area Library has a number of Millay’s books in its History Room collection, and excerpts from some of those will be read on Saturday, along with other works from Millay’s private collection at Steepletop. There will be a short question and answer period after the reading.
This event is sponsored by The Hudson Area Library and the Friends of the Library, and is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please call 518.828.1792 or visit us at the Hudson Area Library website.