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LICK for the Library – Ice Cream, That Is! – Live Music, Too!

Icecream cones LICK fundraiser campaign August 2014Tuesdays in July – 7 to 10pm at LICK – 253 Warren St. Hudson

Enjoy the best ice cream in town at Lick, support the Hudson Area Library, and take in some vibes.

From 7 until 9 Carolyn Mix (fiddle) and Darcy Doniger (cello) owners of Hudson’s only fragrance store – 2 Note Botanical Perfumery (right next door) will play Celtic, Contemporary, Folk & Fusion.2NotePerfumery-portrait-instruments

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The Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library

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Libraries are changing.  Originally designed for solitary pursuits, they are now centers of activity.  Whether connecting people with resources or with one another, the library has moved beyond a whispered book repository and become a community hub committed to lifelong learning and collaboration.   Today users are exploring an expanding world of ideas, discovering new skills, investigating new fields of knowledge, even learning new languages. Continue reading

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Say Cheese! with Olde Hudson and DISH Hudson

Three evenings of great cheese & lively conversationJoin us for two evenings of great cheese & lively conversation, all to support the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library.

Dena Moran, owner of Olde Hudson, and Peg Patterson, proprietor of Dish Hudson, will present delectable cheeses from the Valley and beyond using perfectly paired platters, bowls, cheese boards and linens.  Over the hour and a half, you’ll taste wonderful cheeses, peruse beautiful tabletop wares, learn a bit about cheese making, and sip seasonal punch in the garden…all while helping to make the New Hudson Area Library a reality.

Saturday, June 20, 5:30-7:00pm: Down on the Farm
Enjoy a variety of small batch cheeses made at local farms and beyond, presented on sets of ecologically selected wooden boards. You’ll meet Brent Zimmerman, erstwhile Italian cheesemaker recently transplanted to our valley and author of Get Your Goat, a bible on raising milk goats on modest tracts of land.

Saturday, July 18, 5:30pm–7:00pm: Cottage Cheese (in the true sense of the word)
Welcome to a world of small batch, regional, mostly fresh cheese–products of the adventurous cottage industries we keep learning about. This evening’s guest will be Renate Nollin, owner of Dutch Girl Cheese, where she produces authentic small batch cheeses from raw cow, goat and sheep’s milk.

Proceeds of the series will benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library. So come and have a great time, taste some great cheese, and give to a great cause–all at once!

Join us at Dish Hudson, 103 Warren St., Hudson.  Tickets are $20.00 per evening.  $35.00 for the series.  Space is limited.  Reservations are required.

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Onward and Upward!

We're halfway to our fundraising goal! Featured from left are Assistant Library Director Marie Stark, Trixie Starr, David Murphy and Theresa Parsons, Co-chairs of the Committee for the Campaign, and Library supporter Jack Simpson.

We’re halfway to our fundraising goal! Featured from left are Assistant Library Director Marie Stark, Trixie Starr, David Murphy and Theresa Parsons, Co-chairs of the Committee for the Campaign, and Library supporter Jack Simpson.

Half Way to $2 Million Goal

On Thursday, June 18 we raised the progress level on our thermometer sign to one million dollars – halfway to our three year goal! In honor of the upcoming weekend’s Hudson Pride festivities, and to emphasize the all-inclusive nature of the Library, our latest addition was posted in rainbow colors and “presented” by local drag queen, Trixie Starr.

The Campaign is supported in part by gifts and pledges from The T. Backer Fund, The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, The Chaiken Foundation, The Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, The Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, The Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, The Raymond C. Kennedy Foundation, Inc., the New York State Public Library Construction Grant Program, The Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation, The Taconic Foundation, Inc., and many generous individuals and corporate sponsors.

Contributions can be made by clicking here.

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Raise the Roof! Save the Date: August 15

raisetheroofJoin us Down-on-the-Farm. A benefit for the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library!

Stroll the grounds of this beautiful farm – on Middle Road, less than 5 miles from Hudson. Listen to live music while you enjoy great summer dining by a local chef. Then when the stars come out, join your neighbors and kick up some sawdust on the dance floor. RAISE the ROOF!

Much more to come!

Put the date on your calendar and buy tickets today!
Date: Saturday, August 15 – 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Tickets: $100.00 per person in advance
At the door: $125.00 per person

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Vintage Hudson Map Benefits Library

This dirigible eye-view is an excerpt from a map of Hudson available at Hudson City Books, 553 Warren Street, in either a framed ($450) or unframed ($150) version.

This dirigible eye-view is an excerpt from a map of Hudson available at Hudson City Books, 553 Warren Street, in either a framed ($450) or unframed ($150) version.

In 1923, aerial view maps were all the rage. Airplanes (or, aero-planes) were just coming into their own and the experience of viewing expansive scenes from above was a sensation. Lithographers took advantage of this interest and began creating overhead views of any subject that they felt might be saleable – particularly those of well-to-do cities. As a benefit for the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library, Hudson City Books at 553 Warren Street is offering an archival inkjet print of one such map – an “Aero-View of Hudson New York”.

The 1923 original, part of the History Collection at the Library, was meticulously cleaned and restored prior to being re-produced using an archival inkjet process. The result is a re-issue available in a museum quality frame with conservation glass ($450) or unframed ($150). It measures 43” x 22”.

“The detail is wonderful,” says bookstore owner Karen Montone. “Every time I walk by, I notice something new.” Included in this rendering are the buildings that house the current library and its future home, the Hudson Armory.
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Join the Hard Cider Revival – Friday June 12 at Cafe le Perche

Some of the most obscure varieties of Hudson Valley apples are now in high demand for making the best hard cider.  On Friday, June 12, Hudson’s Café Le Perche will be partnering with the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library to offer a special night featuring exemplary American and French hard ciders.  5 hard ciders will be available along with 4 special entrée pairings. 10% of all sales benefit the Library.   Advance dinner reservations are required.  Call the restaurant at 518.822.1850.

Some of the most obscure varieties of Hudson Valley apples are now in high demand for making the best hard cider.

On Friday, June 12, Hudson’s Café Le Perche will be partnering with the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library to offer a special night featuring exemplary American and French hard ciders. 5 hard ciders will be available along with 4 special entrée pairings. 10% of all sales benefit the Library. Advance dinner reservations are required. Hours are 5 pm until closing. Call the restaurant at 518.822.1850. Continue reading