A Special High Five! on Folktelling for Families this Saturday, January 20

Pamela Badila of Diata Diata

This week Saturday, January 20, 11am-1pm join our High Five! program, a collaboration with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood. This will be our first in the new High Five! series (as last Saturday was canceled due to inclement weather). Pamela Badila, local resident and member of the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater will be doing a folktelling session with the children. Then she and our High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb will be discussing how to incorporate story telling into family life as a means of encouraging early literacy development. There will be free books, prizes and a fresh cooked lunch will be served. Transportation is available. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library to register for the program and to make transportation arrangements.

In High Five! families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn fun, everyday activities to help build their child’s reading skills! There is a Story and Craft Hour, for ages 2+ in the library, each Saturday will feature special guest readers, while parents attend the discussion and activity session. Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program. Families will also have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books, available for check out at the library.

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Winter Hack : Video Production Lab for Tweens and Teens

Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer Session, 2017

As part of its expanded programming in 2018, We are pleased to present, Winter Hack, a session of the successful tween program: Hack The Library during school winter recess, February 22 – 23, 10am – 3pm. 

Tweens and Teens can join Filmmaker and Music Video director Zia Anger for a two day media camp at the library.  They will learn how to shoot, edit and move on camera. Finished works will appear on the library’s YouTube channel and in house monitor.

Zia Anger is a filmmaker and music video director. Her most recent short MY LAST FILM premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival. In 2015 her short I REMEMBER NOTHING had its world premiere at New Directors/New Films and its international premiere at Festival del film Locarno. Other screenings include: AFI Fest, Denver Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art,  and Vienna Independent Shorts. She has made music videos for various independent artists including: Angel Olsen, Mitski, Julianna Barwick, Maggie Rogers, and Jenny Hval; the latter of whom she also tours with – a performer. Memorable performances include: Pitchfork Music Festival, Basilica Soundscape, and Oya Festivalen. Her music videos have been featured in various online publications including: Pitchfork, the Guardian, and NPR.

This program is free and open to the tweens and teens, who must register in advance. Space is limited and registration is on a first come/first serve basis. For more information email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

 

 

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Adult Spanish Winter Classes

 

As part of expanded programming in 2018, our Adult Spanish Language Class will have beginner and intermediate levels. Classes meet Tuesdays; beginners 5:30 – 6:30pm and intermediate level 6:45 – 7:45pm beginning February 13.  Adults and high school students are welcome.

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. Students’ work will be celebrated May 1 at an event for the participants.

To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Students from past classes should register that they will be continuing to attend. This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

 

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Local History Speaker Series: The History of the Black Community in Hudson

From the collection of Toni Cross, Shiloh Baptist Church, 1954

Our next Local History Speaker series is a collaboration with the SBK Social Justice Center’s Barbershop Talks. “The History of the Black Community in Hudson” will take place in the library’s community room on Thursday, February 8 at 6pm.

Local long-time Hudson residents will speak on their roots in and/or migration to Hudson. They will discuss remembrances of  the Hudson they grew up in and what Hudson is like now. These local recollections of family, community, and civic life will be explored in relation to public affairs issues around the topics of education, criminal justice, health and human services, and quality of life on the local, state, and national level, with an emphasis on how it affects minorities and people of color.

A question-and-answer period and refreshments will follow the discussion, and audience members are invited to share their own memories and sense of community in Hudson. For more information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

SBK Social Justice Center (SBK) is a black led community-based organization committed to overcoming the long standing social and racial injustices that breed economic and social distress within the City of Hudson and Columbia County. SBK enacts change through its investment in building a community where people of color are empowered to intervene in the systems of oppression that impact them. They lead this shift through creating networks of support and service for each other, organizing for political representation and policy change, and educating youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The Hudson Area Library History Room’s Local History Speaker Series offers free monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County.  The History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport; as well as Columbia County and New York State. It is located at the back of the library and is wheelchair accessible. Visit hudsonarealibrary.org for hours of operation.

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Job Search Help Continues

We have two facilitators for one-on-one Job Search Help continuing in 2018: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, and every Friday 10am – 1pm with Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator, or by appointment with Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections.

These one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.
To sign up for appointments, call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System.

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Save the Date: 2018 Ghostly Gallop

Gallop sneakers

The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop 5K race will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library.

All festivities take place at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534. Click here to view the course map, a USATF Certified course. The Ghostly Gallop route for 2018 will be identical to the 2017 route.

Stay tuned for more info.

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Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families

 

As part of expanded programming in 2018, We are proud to offer Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families, Tuesdays, 10 – 11am beginning January 9. In Movement & Music musician Abby Lappen will present movement and songs for children as part of a special Story Hour in the Community Room. Families can learn how to use song and movement to help develop children’s pre-reading and reading skills. Continue reading

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