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Be part of the FOOD CHAIN!

Help the Hudson Area Library and have some FUN!

  • Get together with friends over this winter to chase away the winter blahs.
  • Be a guest at follow-up parties …have a great social season.
  • Have a party while feeling good about giving.
  • Get to know your neighbors (or have an excuse to check out your neighbors!)
  • Try out all those recipes you’ve been clipping.

dinner-party 5Here’s how it works

  • Invite friends to your house for a meal.
  • Charge them a fee.
  • Send that fee to the Library.
  • Encourage each guest to repeat the process at their house.

Invite 2 people, 6 people or 50 people. Whatever is comfortable for you – it’s your party! Consider using this as an opportunity to meet your neighbors, help a newcomer in town to get settled, or renew old acquaintances. Use the library as an excuse to widen your circle!

Dinner party 8Charge $20.00 or $100.00 per person – or anywhere in between. You decide. Use the complexity of the meal as your guide. How much would your guests spend on a restaurant entrée of cheeseburger and French fries? How much for rack of lamb or pasta? Do you love 5 course formal spreads? Or a quick casserole? Serve lobster and caviar or SPAM. (Well, maybe we should draw the line….) Your choice. And don’t be limited by the time of day. A delicious lunch or pancake-filled morning works just as well.

Consider some library related entertainment. Know an author who’ll contribute a reading? Have your guests dress as their favorite literary character. Maybe the kids want to “Show and Tell” a favorite book. Or choose a “food” book: Diane Mott Davidson’s Dying for Chocolate (1993) is filled with mouth-watering recipes.

Make all checks payable to “Hudson Area Library”. Put Food Chain on the memo line.

Send to (UPDATED 12/01/16):
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th ST
Hudson, NY 12534

Print out an instruction page and give it to each guest. We want each of them to have a dinner party too. Same rules apply. And, hopefully, they’ll pass on the FOOD CHAIN within 2 months (or sooner).

In the best possible way, this is a pyramid scheme made for our cause! So join in. Send out those invites and help the Hudson Area Library serve the community in its new digs.

Cottage [Industry] Cheeses to be Featured at SAY CHEESE! – Part Two

cheeseThe term “cottage industry” is often used when referring to small, very personal businesses – often run out of the founder’s home and intensely hands-on. With this in mind, Olde Hudson’s founder, Dena Moran, coined the use of the term “cottage cheeses” to refer to locally made, she calls them “neighbor-made”, small batch cheeses.

They are the focus of this coming Saturday’s (July 18) concluding seminar, SAY CHEESE! – Part Two, a series that has focused on discussions of regionally made cheeses – their characteristics and some of the creative techniques utilized in their making. For this Saturday, Moran has selected mostly, but not exclusively, fresh cheeses – those that have not been aged. Generally speaking, these cheeses are softer, often spreadable and with a rind. Brie is a familiar example.

The evening will include featured cheesemaker, Renate Nollen of Dutch Girl Cheese. She’ll be participating in a Q&A with Moran to talk about her cheeses and cheesemaking in general.

Guests can taste the cheeses, have conversation with the experts, sample some seasonal punch, browse the inventory at Dish Hudson and enjoy the adjacent garden – all while supporting the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.

Tickets are required and cost $20.00 each. The event will take place on Saturday, July 18 from 5:30pm-7pm at Dish Hudson, 103 Warren Street, Hudson NY.

Buy your tickets today!

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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

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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