Friends Annual Meeting and Program, April 20

The Friends will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at 6pm in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th St.. The public is invited to attend the business meeting and the installations of officers. A most interesting and timely program will follow.

Local Historian and Researcher, Paul Barrett, will present his program At Ease: The Social Side of the Hudson Armory. Over the years, the Armory served as the venue for a wide variety of events, including beauty contests, big band performances, basketball tournaments, business expositions, exotic car shows, and was even the center of a controversial brush with The Cold War. All are welcome to this event.

January Book Club: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

BrooklynCoverThe Hudson Area Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30pm for a discussion of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Brooklyn is a New York Times bestselling novel – with a film adaptation now in theaters – about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

All are welcome. The January meeting will be held at an offsite location. Please contact the library at 518-828-1792 or Sharon at for the location and to be added to the book club email list.

Hudson Area Library Book Club to Read “Sharp Objects”

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This month’s book to be read by the Hudson Area Library Book Club is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. The Book Club will be meeting on Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm. New members and guests are always welcome! Come pick up a copy at the front desk of the library today!

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

Join a Discussion of Library Relocation

Talk with Library Trustees Tuesday 5/17/11 from 5 to 7 pm

As many of you know from recent actions of the Board of Trustees and reports in the local press, The Register-Star, May 11, 2011, “Library Board: We Must Move”, the Board is actively working on finding a new home for the library. We invite patrons and others interested in the library to meet with members of the Board at the library to talk about the thinking behind this decision and how the Board is planning for the future of the library. We are interested in your views as we move forward.