Tag: Book Signing

Hudson Area Library Book Signing & Author Talk w/ ‘Big Black: Stand at Attica’ co-author, Jared Reinmuth, Sep 18

The Hudson Area Library  is hosting a Book Signing & Author Talk with Big Black: Stand at Attica co-author, Jared Reinmuth, on Saturday, September 18th at 12:30.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971, Jared Reinmuth will visit the Hudson Area Library to discuss Big Black: Stand at Attica, an Eisner nominated graphic novel memoir from Frank “Big Black” Smith, who was a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971.

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America – abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they’ve had enough – and revolt against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. Frank “Big Black” Smith finds himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seems to be negotiating with ambitious Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovers there may be no hope in finding a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica.

Written by Jared Reinmuth and Frank “Big Black” Smith himself, adapted and illustrated by Ameziane, Big Black: Stand At Attica is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 18, 2021 / 12:30 – 2:30pm

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Reserve a seat by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or calling 518-828-1792 x101. Reserved seats will be held until 10 minutes before the event’s start time. At that time, the library will make available all remaining seats on a first come, first served basis. 

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534


Masks and social distancing will be required for the safety of all participants.


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Hudson Hall Book Launch & Signing of Hudson Talbott’s “A Walk in the Words”, Aug 22

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Talbott’s Book Launch and Signing of “A Walk in the Words”, on Sunday, August 22nd.

The event coincides with the final weekend of the first retrospective of his work, Hudson Talbott: River of Dreams at Hudson Hall.  Published by Penguin Random House and inspired by his own childhood, Talbott’s inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges – and ultimately the rewards–of being a non-mainstream kind of learner. Talbott is joined on stage by Lisa Dolan, founder of the Hudson Reads mentoring project and co-founder of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival.

When Hudson Talbott was a little boy, he loved drawing, and it came naturally to him. But reading? No way! One at a time, words weren’t a problem, but long sentences were a struggle. As his friends moved on to thicker books, he kept his slow reading a secret. But that got harder every year. He felt alone, lost, and afraid in a world of too many words. Fortunately, his love of stories wouldn’t let him give up. He started giving himself permission to read at his own pace, using the words he knew as stepping-stones to help draw him into a story. And he found he wasn’t so alone–in fact, lots of brilliant people were slow readers, too. Learning to accept the fact that everyone does things in their own unique way, and that was okay, freed him up and ultimately helped Hudson thrive and become the fabulous storyteller he is today.

Hudson Talbott has written and illustrated over 27 books for young readers in an illustrious career that spans 30 years. He has worked with Steven Spielberg on an animated film adaptation, and with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on the book version of their hit musical Into the Woods. In 2009, his book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River was named New York State’s Children’s Book of the Year and was later adapted into a children’s musical. Among Hudson’s many clients and patrons are The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the New-York Historical Society. 

Lisa Dolan is a retired Literacy Coach currently employed as a Literacy Consultant. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and the founder of Hudson Reads, a reading mentorship program for Hudson students.

DATES/TIMES: Sunday, August 22 / 4pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1Q00000hwPkzUAE


PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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Columbia Land Conservancy Author Event, ‘Visionary Women’ Book Signing, Mar 8

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Andrea Barnet

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy, in celebrating International Women’s Day with local Author Andrea Barnet, as she reads from her new book Visionary Women.

Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco; On-sale March 13, 2018) is the story of four renegades who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do.

Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat.

With a keen eye for detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how the work of these visionaries collectively changed the course of history.  While they came from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous societal upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950’s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, they each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture.

Friday, March 8, 2019:  7pm – 9pm

Spotty Dog Books and Ale
440 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

This event is Free to attend, a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the book will go to the CLC.


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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