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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.

At Ghostly Gallop – Volunteers are the real Gold Medalists!


Volunteers from 2015 Sean's Run

(Photo from Sean’s Run – 2015)

The Ghostly Gallop 5K is anticipating that 400 runners will participate – a 400% increase over last year.   That means many more volunteers are needed to accommodate the added crowds and participants. Helping serve refreshments, signing up last minute participants and distributing race shirts are just a few of the jobs that need to be filled. The 15th annual event takes place on Sunday, October 25th.

To volunteer go to the website www.GhostlyGallop.info. Continue reading

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.

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!