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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. IT WILL BE HELD AT A DATE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ALL REGISTERED AND WAITLISTED PERSONS WILL RETAIN THEIR PLACE IN THE LIST. WE WILL CONTACT EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP AS THERE IS MORE INFORMATION.
Program Description: Malcolm Nance, New York Times bestselling author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, and cyber attacks is discussing his latest book The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West. Copies will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Spotty Dog Books & Ale.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 3-4:30pm
Registration: Reservations are encouraged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk. 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
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
Program Description: Robin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. September features books on autumn leaves and crafting with potato stamps. In October children make tissue paper cat collages. All materials provided.
Audience: For children 2 – 7 years old & their families
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are hosting Motown Madness Dance at the Armory, a dance party featuring DJ Philip Grant, formerly of WGXC’s Solid Gold Soul Radio Show. Come and relive the dances of the 40s, 50s and 60s at the historic Armory at 51 North 5th Street, Hudson, NY.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 7-10pm
Registration: Reservations are preferred but not required. Email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk at the library. Continue reading
Program Description: We are proud to announce the fall series of High Five!, our 3-week early literacy family program, done in collaboration with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood. High Five! meets at the library and sessions include “Fall Family Activities and Vocabulary for your Child”, “Developing Fine Motor Skills Needed for Writing” and includes a trip to an apple orchard and a Halloween party curated by master storyteller Pamela Badila.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, October 12, 19, & 26
Audience/Registration: High Five! is free and open to all families with children five and under (older siblings are also welcome to attend). Transportation to the library is available upon request. To register for High Five!, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Continue reading
We need your help to restore a unique map of the City of Hudson that dates back to 1871. The map is at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA awaiting treatment to clean and stabilize it. Thanks to a generous donor, we recently acquired this map for our History Room. Following its restoration, the map will be on display at the library and available digitally for public access. The map measures 4′ x 5′ and features 19 line drawings of prominent buildings. It’s current condition is legible but extremely fragile.
We have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise the necessary funds for the restoration project. For more information and to make a donation click here. All persons making a donation will have a unique opportunity to see the original copy up close and personal after restoration.
This map will be a valuable resource and a source of civic pride. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this valuable preservation project. Continue reading
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue these popular art classes with local artist Gretchen Kelly. September features seasonal handpicked local botanicals in bud vases and bouquet arrangements, back to school still lifes with books, and picture references of animals. October’s themes include seasonal handpicked fall botanicals in arrangements with pumpkins and gourds, bats, ravens, skeletons, skulls, bugs and creepy creatures for Halloween. All materials will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturdays, September 21 & October 19, 2-4pm
Audience/Registration: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing email@example.com, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading
Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil, a class focused on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing.
Date/Time: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3 and 10, 2:30 – 4pm.
Audience: The class is free and all levels and all ages of writers are welcome.
Registration: Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading