Local Beer Meets Local History

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to host an evening of Local Beer Meets Local History at The Spotty Dog Books & Ale, on Thursday, August 6th at 6:00 pm, featuring Craig Gravina, author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer. Gravina will be joined by Neil Evans, owner of CH Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, who will discuss the history of the Evans Brewery in Hudson prior to Prohibition. Gravina will discuss other breweries operating in the area during the same time period, as well as the resurgence of brewing in the Hudson Valley.

A tasting flight featuring Evans Ales will be offered along with a pint of your choice for $15, with proceeds to benefit the ongoing preservation efforts of the local history collection at the library.
Continue reading

Lisa LaMonica book signing to benefit Library’s History Room

This event has been postponed. We will let you know when a new date is confirmed.

hudsonimagesofamericaLocal author, Lisa LaMonica, will sign copies of her latest book, Hudson, on Sunday, December 21 at 1pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson. All proceeds from the book signing will benefit the Library’s History Room.

The book is part of the Images of America series which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each title features more than 200 vintage images, capturing often forgotten bygone times and bringing to life the people, places, and events that defined a community.
Continue reading