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.

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November/December Core Strength & Balance Classes

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center, are offering another 4-week series of the popular “Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Paul Spector”. This series introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. After completing the four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home.

Date/Time: Saturdays, November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 1:30-2:30pm

Registration: Registration is required. Registration is already partially filled so please do register as soon as possible by visiting the main desk at the library, calling 518.828.1792 x101, or emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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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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Second Saturdays Story & Craft Hour w/ Volunteer & Crafter Robin Weber

Program Description: Every second Saturday of the month there is a seasonally-themed book & craft for little ones and their families with our our wonderful High Five! team member, Robin Weber.

Date/Time: 11am-12pm on the following Saturdays: November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, 11am-12pm

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