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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

Progress Report – 2/21/2015

Here are photographs that give a closer look at the progress being made on the new Library.

Board President Mark Orton said that the work being done during the past few months, while vital, wasn’t very visible.  “Running electrical wires and plumbing lines in a space as big as the Armory didn’t make much of an impression,” he said.  “But now various aspects of this huge project are coming together and coming together quickly.  Once spaces begin being framed out, we can picture more clearly exactly how the new Library will look when completed.  Given how long we’ve been planning this, it’s really exciting as it comes to fruition.”

It is anticipated that move-in will take place by the end of this year.


This photo shows the western (Short Street) side of the drill shed with framing of the History Room, the Teen Room and a staff Book Processing Room at the center back.



An overall view of the drill shed looking towards Fifth Street. The main entrance is in the center with partitions in place under the mezzanine.


Looking towards the West (Short Street), framing is visible as is the partitioning off of the second floor.


The handicapped accessible ramp with installed stone veneer is in the foreground. Stairs, also covered in stone veneer, are shown towards the center back. A pier, faced with brick, is visible in the foreground.


The view directly across the full expanse of the drill shed from the main entry towards Short St end of Armory.



Fifth St. Front entry/foyer. To the right is the Community Center and on the left are Library offices.


Stairwell to the left when entering by the Fifth Street (Main) entrance. Breakthrough is for elevator.

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.

Buy your tickets today!

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Literary Libations for the Library!

Federle_TimJoin us Thursday, February 5, from 6-8pm at Café Le Perche (230 Warren Street, Hudson) for a fun evening with Tim Federle, Broadway actor, irrepressible bon vivant and author of Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist and Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist.

Tequila Mockingbird and Hickory Daiquiri Dock combine beloved, classic novels and nursery rhymes with witty humor and delicious drink recipes. Come hear Tim tell the tale of the many hours of grueling research he was forced to undertake to create the literary libations featured in these clever and fun books. Continue reading