Hudson NY

Teach Us: a Virtual Listening Party and Community Conversation about Education, Community, Care, and Covid

Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School and the library for a virtual interactive listening party with conversation celebrating educators as they respond to their extraordinary experiences of teaching in the age of Covid-19. Date/Time: Thursday, April 8, 7-8:30pm Registration: For Zoom registration link contact us at 518-828-1792 x106 or info@hudsonarealibrary.org. This event was made …

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Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour with Kelley Drahushuk

UPDATE: Both tours are currently filled. For information on the history of the cemetery click here for Dan Udell’s video of Kelley’s tour from two years ago AND click here for Gary Sheffer’s interview with Kelley about the cemetery as part of our History Room on Zoom series. Program Description:  Kelley Drahushuk’s talk at the …

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Virtual Local History Talk on the Purchase of Manhattan

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute present: “Imagination Aided by the Painter’s Brush”: The Creation of the Purchase of Manhattan, 1844–1909 by Stephen McErleane. Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 6-7:30pm. Registration: To register and receive the Zoom link email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. A question and answer period will follow the talk.

Local History Talk on Oakdale Park

UPDATE: Out of concern for the well-being of our community, all Hudson Area Library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are currently suspended. For information on precautions to stay healthy, for links to government websites with the latest news on Covid-19, and for links to our library online resources visit this link. Program Description: The library and the …

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Give the Gift of Hudson’s History from your Library

Visit our Holiday Shop at the library or onlineto purchase special gift items from our History Room that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include: Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past Giclèe prints of an original 1881 …

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Hudson Area Library at Winter Walk!

  This just in: The Hudson Area Library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2019 sponsored by Hudson Hall, Saturday, December 7, 5-8pm, with a space at 538 Warren Street! The library’s History Room will have a window display featuring photos by Howard Gibson of the holidays in Hudson from years past. In addition …

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Second Hudson History Bus Tour by Popular Demand!

Program Description: Our bus tour of the historic buildings, people, scandals, and moments in Hudson’s history is having a fall edition! This is not a repeat of the first tour and will include more anecdotal information and specific stories from history. The bus for this tour is smaller with comfier seats and has windows that allow for  …

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Final Concert in our 2019 Music in the Stacks Series

Program Description: Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer, concludes our 2019 Music in the Stacks series of free Sunday afternoon concerts hosted by Hudson area youth organizations. The concert is hosted by Operation Unite NY. A reception follows with a chance for audience members to share their reactions and to interact with the musicians, youth …

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