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!
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 be featured at the library’s Winter Walk location, 427 Warren Street, on December 1, 5-8pm and all items are available at the library. Continue reading
Early in the 20th century, a trolley ran up and down Warren Street. Is there anyone who remembers riding the trolley?
More recently many resident of the Hudson area may remember fondly the holiday window displays at Elijah Slocum Antiques on Warren Street owned by Bob & Marie Rasner. Bob is a train (& Hudson history) enthusiast and created a train set window display with some of Warren Street’s historic buildings (a project he created himself) and some creative license of trains and trolleys running through. His local history holiday scene will be recreated in the children area of the library for all to delight in.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading
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 email@example.com
Program Description: In collaboration with the Senior Center; we are continuing to offer the popular “Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector”. This series of 4-week long workshops introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home.
Date/Time: Saturdays, January 5- March 30, 1:30-2:30pm
Registration: Required. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101
Programs Description: Our Adult Spanish Language Class will resume this winter with two levels: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course in the language, and Intermediate for those conversational in Spanish and who wish to further develop their skills. The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries.
Date/ Time: Tuesday, January 15- March 26, Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm
Audience: Adults and High School Students.
Registration: Required. To register email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792×101
Program Description: The second Saturday Story & Craft Hour in December features a solstice-themed book reading & craft for little ones and their families with our our wonderful High Five! team member, Robin Weber.
Date/Time: December 8, 11am-12pm
Audience: Children 2 – 7 years old & their families Continue reading
Program Description: The library’s newest author reading and book signing features The Legacy of Anne Frank by Gillian Walnes Perry. In Legacy, Walnes Perry, co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, explores the influence Anne Frank’s life and diary has had on young people all over the world. It contains the stories of a diverse variety of readers, including Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn, brought together by the extraordinarily articulate and wise young victim of the Holocaust. This reading is an excellent respite and refocus during the hectic holiday season and the book is certainly a great gift idea.
Date/Time: Sunday, December 9, 4-5:30pm Continue reading