Open five days a week, Highlands' Hudson Library serves the area's full-time and seasonal residents with...
• The Latest Fiction and Nonfiction Best-Sellers
• Audiobooks, DVDs and Blue-Rays, Music CDs
• Current Newspapers and Magazines
• Free Wireless Internet Access
• Comfortable Reading room with New Fireplace
• Large Community Space for Private and Nonprofit Groups
• Technology Assistance
• Fun Children's Play Room and StoryTimes
• Educational Computers and Tablets just for Kids
• Access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Digital Magazines
• Directions to Local Resources and Attractions
• Weekly Programs and Events
• Local History Collection
Community CoffeeIn collaboration with Town of Highlands, join us for coffee and an open public discussion with Mayor Patrick Taylor. Each session will feature issues of concern to the town and its citizens, presented by the mayor himself and a variety of organizations. This event is free and open to the public.
Community Coffee usually takes place on the last Friday of every month.
Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m.
Free Concert at Hudson LibraryThe Hudson Library is hosting a musical concert featuring Sean Gaskell on Friday, April 29th at 7:00p.m. in the Community Room. This program is free of charge.
Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande empire.
While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the founding of the Mande empire. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh, both of Brikama, Gambia. He was first inspired to play by Kane Mathis, a Kora player formerly based in Seattle who has lead “The Kora Band” and “The Sahel Band”. Gaskell relocated from Seattle to Asheville, North Carolina in 2014. He has been featured at a number of music festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.
For more information about Sean Gaskell please visit his website at http://seangaskell.com/