19th Annual Ghostly Gallop

Program Description: The Ghostly Gallop 5K Race is an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, held at Hudson Jr./Sr. High School. Proceeds from the event benefit the library. The 19th annual Ghostly Gallop also includes a free one-mile run for runners ages 11 and under.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 20. The Kids Fun Run starts at 10am and the 5K run/walk starts at 10:30am.

Registration: To register and view the many opportunities to help the race and support the library, visit the race website at www.ghostlygallop.info. Students age 18 and under run the 5k race for free. Continue reading

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Friends of the Hudson Area Library Writers Luncheon with Emily Sachar

Program Description: Award-winning writer Emily Sachar, founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, will be the guest speaker at a buffet luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Sachar is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir. Shut up and Let the Lady Teach (Simon and Schuster) which describes in vivid detail Sachar’s experience teaching math in a challenged Brooklyn, NY public school. Emily Sachar has also written widely for national magazines, and was a reporter for 13 years at Newsday.  She is a consulting historian and curriculum specialist at Olana, and the founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, which leads writing courses for adults 55 and older.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 at 12 pm in the library’s community room

Reservation: Call (518) 828-1792 or visit the library, to assure your spot, payment of $25.00 must be received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

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Party in the Stacks! Celebrating 60 Years of the Hudson Area Library


You are invited to join us as we Party in the Stacks at the Hudson Area Library!

Saturday, June 29
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Food! Friends! Fun!

This year, for our annual summer celebration, we’re hosting a party at the library and celebrating 60 years since the library’s founding.

Online ticketing has been turned off. Tickets ($150/person) may be purchased at the event.

I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution:




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Party in the Stacks! Sponsorship Opportunities

This year is the 60th anniversary of our Library’s founding, so for our annual summer fundraiser, we’re going to Party in the Stacks! Mark your calendar and don’t miss this fun-filled evening in the Library – Saturday, June 29, 6:00-10pm.

As sponsor, you’ll be recognized as a member of the Party in the Stacks Host Committee. The unique benefits of sponsorship at each level are below.

Library Supporter $500

Two (2) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a high five

Library Partner $1000

Four (4) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a wink and a smile

Library Enthusiast $1500

Six (6) tickets to Party in the Stacks and 6 air kisses
Acknowledgement in the HAL e-newsletter

Library Patron $2500

all of the benefits of Enthusiast Sponsorship PLUS
Eight (8) tickets to Party in the Stacks and a huge hug
Logo/Name on print and digital invitations*
Logo/Name on all event signage and in the evening’s program

Library Benefactor $5000

all of the benefits of Patron Sponsorship PLUS
Ten (10) tickets to Party in the Stacks and our undying love
Honorary Chair(s) of the Benefit Committee
Opportunity to welcome guests at the event
Logo/Name acknowledgement on the HAL website for one year

Please contact Betsy Gramkow at gala@hudsonarealibrary.org to sign up as a sponsor and with any questions. You may also sign up as a sponsor by selecting a sponsor level above and making your contribution via PayPal.

The Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All but $75 per ticket/person may be considered a contribution and is tax deductible per IRS regulations.

* Please let us hear from you by MAY 1 in order to be listed as a Sponsor in our print invitation

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Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale!

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!  

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library  supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 9, 10-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm

 

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Friends of Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale – Saturday, September 22

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. 

Date/Time:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am-2pm.  Continue reading

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Ghostly Gallop 5k Chosen to Anchor USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series

Our Ghostly Gallop 5K road race, an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, has been added to the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, which challenges runners to compete over various distances and in differing conditions culminating with the Ghostly Gallop.

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop, as well as a free one-mile run for youth 11 and under, will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning and ending at Hudson High School.

Registration for the race is now open and proceeds benefit the library. For more information and to register, visit the Ghostly Gallop website.

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Hannaford Helps Community Bags Support the Friends!

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library has been chosen by the Hannaford store on Route 82 in Livingston as the latest beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag program! This means every time you purchase a Hannaford Helps Community Bag at the Livingston Hannaford store during the month of March, the Friends will receive $1 to help fulfill their mission. The bags can be found at the reusable bag rack and various registers. By purchasing these reusable bags, you’ll not only be supporting the Friends, but also helping to eliminate waste by skipping the paper/plastic bag options at checkout. Sounds like a win-win!

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