Local History Talk in Collaboration w/ Hudson Hall

Program Description: 

The History of Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers by Carl Whitbeck, part of the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker series and being done in collaboration with Hudson Hall as part of their Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers series, will cover the commerce of Hudson from the time of its inception as a city in 1785 to the early 1960’s and through to the present. Mr. Whitbeck, a local resident whose family has deep roots in the area, will be displaying and discussing items from his own extensive local history collection.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 6-7:30pm

Audience/Registration: This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged.For more information and to reserve a seat visit: Hudson Hall Merchants & Whalers Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat.  Continue reading

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A Successful Hudson History Bus Tour!

Recently we decided to take our Local History Speaker series “on the road” so to speak with a special fundraiser to support the conservation and archiving of the resources of the History Room: a Hudson History Bus Tour, offering the REAL history of Hudson. On June 9, Hudson Area Library’s inaugural local history tour set off with every seat occupied!

Guided by the enlightening commentary of one of our researchers and local history enthusiast-par-excellence, John Craig, with anecdotal additions by two born and raised Hudsonians: former Hudson mayor and tour bus driver, Richard F. Tracy; and library board member and a son and grandson of former mayors, Gary Sheffer, the tour lived up to its tagline of offering the REAL history.

The tour was accompanied by honored guest, Carole Osterink, author of the “Gossips of Rivertown” blog, and included a tour of Hudson Hall. Generous sponsoring businesses included the Johnston Bus Company, The Hudson Brewing Company, Hudson Hall, Hudson Home, Hudson Wine Merchants, Local 111 of Philmont, Solaris: The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Talbott & Arding, and TK Home & Garden.

Participants enjoyed the day, the swag bags they received, and many stayed at the The Hudson Brewing Company engaged in follow up conversations about Hudson’s amazing history at the end of the tour. A new tour is being planned for October so stay tuned!

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Library Fundraiser: Hudson History Bus Tour

Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. UPDATE: As of 5/29 all seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Bridal Expo, Featuring 80 Wedding Gowns, to Benefit Hudson’s Library & Hospital!

The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health announce a joint fundraising event built on the growing interest in Columbia County, and specifically Hudson, as exceptional wedding destinations. The BRIDAL EXPO will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Helsinki Hudson (405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY) to benefit the Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health.

This expo will feature 80 magnificent designer wedding gowns, many valued at more than $2,500, with each dress now priced at an affordable $300. The Expo is free to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day. All proceeds from this one-day BRIDAL EXPO will benefit The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health, while drawing attention to the talented wedding services available in the area.
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Summer Reading Program

Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings

Posted: July 6, 2019
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

To the Moon and Back: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

 

 

Program Description: Join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We’ll present a special screening of the landing, space-themed snacks, and other fun activities! Open to all ages. This program is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10am-1pm in the library’s community room.

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Posted: July 3, 2019
Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Summer Reading Registration!

 

Registration is now open for the library’s Summer youth programs! Go to this link for more information

 

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Posted: May 30, 2019
Adults, Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Escape Room: Altered Zone NY

Program Description: The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, New York. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.

Join the Tween Advisory Council for an original escape room escapade! Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.

Date/Time: Friday, June 28, 11am-3pm. Reservation mandatory. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for time slot. 

Age: Story line is suitable for ages 6 and up

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Hudson Area Library Receives $100,000 Gift to the Capital Campaign

The Hudson Area Library announced today a $100,000 pledge from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Co. Foundation for its capital campaign to re-purpose the Armory building as a 21st century library. Continue reading

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Armory Project Update & Open House

Library banner on the Armory on State St. Hudson NYThe design of the new library at the Armory (5th and State Streets.) is almost complete. A design review was held recently in NYC with the architect Vincent Benic and his team (Winnie Moy and Lauren Printz). Dan Kent from the Galvan Foundation and Theresa Parsons, Mark Orton, and Library Director Emily Chameides attending.

With a just a few items outstanding the final cost estimates will be completed and we will be ready for the job of creating the detailed construction documents.

Construction Starts

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Board of Trustees – profiles

Ever wonder who is on the Board of Trustees?

New Board of Trustees Profiles

To put a face and some life stories to the members of the Board of Trustees of the library we have added a profiles page here.

You can always access this page as a menu item above at – About Us: Board of Trustees – profiles

Ginger Benedict Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library, Hudson NY

Ginger Benedict

 

Kelley Drahushuk, Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Kelley Drahushuk

 

Jeff Rigby Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Jeff Rigby

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