Core Strength & Balance Classes for Seniors with Paul Spector

The library is continuing to offer the popular beginning and intermediate classes of Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector, in series of four classes each throughout 2018. All classes will be on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm. April & May classes are already partially filled so please register as soon as possible. The second intermediate series is April 7,...

Celebrating the Life of Megan Carr-Wilks at Women’s History Event

Assemblymember Didi Barrett will be hosting a celebration of the life of former NYPD officer and Hudson resident Megan Carr-Wilks on Friday, March 23 at 4pm in the library's Community Room. The event coincides with the release of the fifth volume of Assemblymember Barrett’s “Women’s History in the Hudson Valley: Ten Stories from Columbia and Dutchess Counties” booklet in celeb...

Nonfiction Book Group to Discuss The New Jim Crow in March

After a very successful first meeting, our new nonfiction book group decided to discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander at their next meeting, March 1, 6-8pm. The New Jim Crow is a thorough and shocking account of how, after the gains of the Civil Rights Movement, the US prison system has functioned as a replacement of J...

New Sunday Storytelling Program for Children & Families Begins February 11

As part of our expansion for 2018, we are proud to offer “Folktales & Stories for Children & Families” with Pamela Badila, Sundays, 1-2pm beginning February 11. During our new Sunday hours, Mrs. Badila will present folktales from around the world to children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told throu...

Frederick Douglass Was Born (02/14/1818): A Family Program

We will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass (born an enslaved person he did not know the actual date of his birth) with a cultural and literary presentation for ages 7 - 12 and their families on Wednesday, February 14, 3:30-4:30pm. Frederick Douglass Was Born! features Elena Mosley, executive director of Operation Unite NY, who wi...

Local History Speaker Series talk in Collaboration with the Leisler Institute

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library, will present Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period on Thursday, February 22 at 6pm at the library. During this local history talk David Voorhees will discuss the Zenger Trial, the Claverack Giant and local Native tribes, the so-cal...

A Special High Five! this Week: Children’s Books about Feelings

The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce a special High Five! Saturday, February 10, 11am – 1pm. Brenda Shufelt will be reading books about feelings to children and their families during our Story Hour. You may know Brenda as the library’s program director but you may not know that she was an elementary school children’s librarian for 25 ...

We’re Kicking Off Our New Seven-Day Schedule with a Library Lovers Month Celebration!

The library will offer programs and services seven days a week beginning Sunday, February 11! As of February 11, the library’s hours will be Sunday, 1-4pm; Monday, 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm; and Saturday, 10am-3pm. These expanded hours are made possible with the generous support of friends and neighbors in Hudson who voted yes f...

Our First Sunday Ends with a Celebratory Bassoon Concert in the Drill Shed!

NorthWinds, a trio of bassoonists, will perform and also discuss the bassoon as instrument on Sunday, February 11, 4pm in the main library (the former drill shed of the Armory building). This bassoon ensemble, comprised of John Douglas Ferrigno, Cornelia McGiver, and Nora Post, brings out the jaunty, the moody, the serene, and the serious natures of the instrument in an acces...

Get Your Photo Taken With Your Former Self or a Relative in a Hudson High Yearbook!

Thanks to Library Clerk Anne Terwilliger and History Room volunteer Dan Miller, we now have over 100 years of Hudson High School Yearbooks in our History Room collection (1914 - 2017)! We discovered our young people are very interested in getting their photos taken with a parent's yearbook photo (Larry Walker, Jr., pictured here, posing with the photo of Larry Walker, Sr. beg...