Tag: Hudson Area Library

Opening Reception for New Photography Exhibit at Hudson Library, Nov 14

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The Hudson Area Library will hold an Opening Reception to launch a new photography exhibit by members of the Columbia County Photo Club. The exhibit, “Through Our Lens” will be on display through December 19th.

This will be the ninth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating thirty percent of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

The Opening Reception will include light refreshments.

DATE/TIME:
Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm
Exhibit: November 14 – December 19

COST:
The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library, Community Room
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

MORE:
HudsonAreaLibrary.org
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Hudson Hall Lecture Series: The History of Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers at Hudson Library, Oct 17

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Postcard image from the Hudson Area Library’s Hudson City Postcard Collection

UPDATE – SOLD OUT! Please note there will be a wait list for the event beginning at 5pm on October 17.  To get on the day-of wait list go to the Hudson Area Library at 5:00pm and you will be given a number. Return to the Library at 5:45pm to fill any empty seats. You must be present when your number is called to get a seat.

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.

Established by whalers and merchants from Nantucket, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, Hudson has had many incarnations: as a safe harbor for maritime commerce, an industrial city with foundries, mills, cement plants, and factories; and now as a vibrant, artistic city who values its historic architecture, working with its diverse community to decide how it should be defined now and into the future.

 

DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 17, 2019 / 6pm

COST: Free
Reservations suggested (518-822-1438)

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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Free Escape Room Adventure at Hudson Area Library, Oct 14

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The winning team of Altered Zone NY’s June edition. Photo courtesy of the Hudson Area Library.

The Hudson Area Library is hosting a Free Escape Room Adventure on Monday, October 14th. After the immense popularity of the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s escape room escapade this past June, Altered Zone NY, the council will host another opportunity for members of the community to get in on the “getting-out” fun.

The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mistranslation 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.

The game is limited to 15 minutes, and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.

The Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is composed of youth ages 8-12 who create and host library events for their peers and community.

DATE/TIME:
Monday, October 14, 2019 / 11am – 3pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library (Community Room)
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free
Registration Required
Please RSVP by going to hudsonarealibrary.org/escape or call 518-828-1792

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Drag Queen Story Time w/ Ella Ghent at Hudson Area Library, Sep 28

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The Hudson Area Library in collaboration with Out Hudson presents Drag Queen
Story Time with Ella Ghent on Saturday, September 28.

Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event. Striving to celebrate
differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up! There will also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Originally from Chicago, Ella Ghent lives in the city of Hudson; Ella is a multi talented
performer in speech, drama, movement, storytelling, writing/singing songs, poetry and clowning. She has studied Waldorf education and her daytime persona (Michael) is the co-director and actor of The Camphill Hudson Players. Locally Ella has performed at Club Helsinki, Red Dot, Hudson Hall and various Camphill communities nationwide. Ella also unicycles in the Out Hudson and Flag Day Parades. Ella has lived in Columbia County for 11 years and has spent the last 7 years in Hudson.

OutHudson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and advance the visibility of LGBTQ people in Columbia County. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, OutHudson is the sponsor of the LGBTQ Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 11 am – 12 pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Kids and families are welcome to this family-friendly and inclusive event.
Free and open to the public.

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Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale, Sep 7 & 8

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the Community Room of the library this Saturday and Sunday.

Lots of new donations of new and gently used books. CDs, and DVDs. There will also be homemade treats and desserts for sale during this event. (Bakers’ Drop off for treats and baked goods will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9-5 and Saturday, September 7 from 10-12 at the Library.) 

So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10am – 3pm
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1 – 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
HudsonAreaLibrary.org
For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

 

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