Our Tween Council at Basilica Hudson’s Farm & Flea!

News: Under the direction of Youth Services and Program Assistant Shanekia McIntosh the library’s Tween Advisory Council will be selling t-shirts they designed and items from our library’s History Room Shop including notecards with an historic Warren Street postcard image and giclèe prints of a 1881 Bird’s Eye View and a1923 Aeroview map of Hudson. Come by Basilica Hudson’s amazing Farm & Flea and support our Council and our History Room!

Date/Time: Friday, November 23, 12-7pm.  Saturday & Sunday, November 24, & 25, 10am-6pm

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Hudson’s History Is for Sale This Holiday Season!

Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York, 1881

Not sure what to give that hard to shop for person? Not feeling the Black Friday madness? Looking for a unique gift that will create memories? The Hudson Area Library’s History Room can help with gifts that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include:

 

  • Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past
  • tshirts of historic Warren Street
  • giclèe prints of an original 1881 “Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York” (32.5” x 21.5”) map and a “1923 Aeroview of Hudson, New York” (43” x 22”) image created from a dirigible!

The two maps have been meticulously cleaned and restored prior to being reproduced using an archival inkjet process. Both are available in unframed prints on heavy matte and the 1923 image is also available framed.

Interested shoppers can stop by the main desk at the library or go online where the History Room Shop is open 24/7 on our website at this link. Some of the History Room items will also be featured at the library’s booth at Basilica Hudson’s Farm & Flea November 23-25 and at the library location, 427 Warren Street, during Winter Walk on December 1. Continue reading

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Nonfiction Book Group Reads Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

 Program Description: Our nonfiction book group, facilitated by Mark Orton, will discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This book covers the last 100,000 years of human existence; that is, all of human existence. Harari takes us through three revolutions: cognitive, agricultural, and scientific and looks at what constitutes human happiness.

Date/Time: Monday, November 26, 6-7:30pm

Registration & Details: All are welcome. The book is available to borrow in standard, large print, and audio formats from the library. Email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792, or stop by the main desk to register.

 

 

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Ballroom Dancing with Andrew Resto

Program Description: This is a 4-week dance class series that will cover waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue. Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome. The program will end with a live music event open to the public with the Fabulous Versatones: Winter Swing Dance at the Armory on Saturday, December 15, 7-10pm. Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/ Time:  Fridays, 5:30-7pm, November 16 & 30, December 7 & 14

Registration: First come/first serve basis. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Winter Swing Dance Party

Program Description: Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at the Winter Swing Dance Party ! “Our Spring and Fall Swing Dances were so popular we’re now doing a winter dance party near the holidays. The Fabulous Versatones will, of course, be performing! And we’ll have Andrew Resto, ballroom dance instructor, to start things off with a lesson,” states Sher Stevens, director of the City of Hudson Senior Center, “Anyone who wants to freshen up their dance skills can attend Andrew’s Ballroom Dance class, we’re also sponsoring,  Friday’s beginning November 16!” So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 15, 7 – 10pm

Registration: Not required but appreciated. To register visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Columbia County Photo Club Exhibits at Library

Hay Bales in Autumn by Lynne Harding

Program Description: “Colors of Columbia County”, a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be the latest exhibition in the library’s community room. The theme of “Colors of Columbia County” was chosen to give the photo artists the opportunity and freedom to explore the power of color in the pictures they make. This will be the eighth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating 30% of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections

Date/Time: Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm.

On view through December 21 during library open hours. Continue reading

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Watercolor with your Grandperson! Make a Holiday Card or Picture

Program Description: Watercolor with your Grandperson!,  hosted by The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library, is taught by Gretchen Kelly, artist and teacher. It is open to grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren who will paint a picture or card in watercolors with a holiday theme using pine cones, wreaths, candles, menorah, Christmas trees, holly, gift boxes and much more.

 Date/Time: December 15, 1-4pm 

Registration: Registration is required. Register for one of two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm. To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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Help with Job Search at the Library

Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help twice a week and by appointment.

Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, & by appointment.

Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, or stop by the main desk of the library

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