We will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day. We will be open the Saturday and Sunday of Presidents’ Day weekend and will reopen on Tuesday, February 18.
Program Description: Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.
Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: Free and Open to All!
Program Description: Leapin Line Dance: An Introduction to Line Dancing is a one time dance workshop led by Diane Teutschman. Dancers will learn the steps in unison to choreographed country or popular songs. No experience or partner needed!
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 4:00-5:30pm in the library’s community room.
Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 X101
Program Description: In this workshop, we will share three interviews from the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) collection of oral histories and seek participants’ input and assistance creating summaries for the interviews. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Oral History Summer School (OHSS) and SBK Social Justice Center.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 3-6pm
Registration: Space is limited. To register, please email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101.
Program Description: Our weekday story hours for families and little ones will center on Black History throughout the month of February. We’ll share picture book biographies focused on Scientists and Engineers, Artists and Musicians, and Politicians and Agents of Change.
Date/Time: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am
Program Description: This month the General Reading Book Group reads Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and the Nonfiction Book Group examines Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stephenson. These books are available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Date/Time: The Hudson Area Library General Book Group meets Wednesday, February 19, 5-6pm and the Non Fiction Book Group meets Monday, February 24, 6-7:30pm.
Registration: To register for the General Book Group please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to register for the Non Fiction Book Group visit here or email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792
We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In – Residence. Browne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020.
In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Jive Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of Living Poetry at the Library, curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic, and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry will be held on Friday, February 21 at 6pm and is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute.
In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other fun hands-on activities. More programs TBA! Stay tuned!
Program Description: Kids, families, and little ones are invited to stop by the children’s area during after-school hours the week leading up to Valentine’s Day to make special cards for loved ones.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, February 10-14, 3-5pm