A Concert to Benefit the Library: American Songbook and Art Songs

Program Description: We invite you to a benefit concert in the library’s community room. American tenor Christopher Reames and pianist Martin Néron will present music for a mid-summer afternoon consisting of American songbook and art songs by Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Ginastera and others, with short solo piano selections as well.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4-6pm

Pre-registration: Recommended, not required

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Author Reading & Book Signing: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Program Description: Join us, The Link Project, and OutHudson as we collaborate to bring you a special book reading and signing of Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride. McBride is an author, LGBTQ Rights activist and the Grand Marshal for this year’s OutHudson Pride Parade.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 11am-12:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults and teens

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Leisler Institute Presents a Library Local History Talk on Cookbooks as Historical Documents

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Program Description: The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library and the Gotham Center for New York History, presents A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History by Peter G. Rose. 

Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 6 – 7:30pm

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Hudson’s Own Kim Bach Shares Stories and Images from El Camino de Santiago

Program Description: During two 3-week sojourns, Kim Bach joined the thousands of pilgrims each year who challenge themselves on this seemingly endless walk. “My Walk Across Spain.  A Pilgrim on the El Camino de Santiago” is the sharing of her journey along this well-traveled path that all who walk experience very individually.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 29, 4-5:30pm Continue reading

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“What’s Good for Your Health? Navigating the Daily Dos & Don’ts Dilemma”

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, presents a health talk and discussion with Dr. Paul Spector, our Core Strength and Balance Instructor. Discussion and healthy refreshments by local vendors will follow the talk.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 10 at 2-3:30pm

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BitterSweet: Exploring Art, Emotions, and Chocolate

We are hosting BitterSweet: An Event Exploring Art, Emotions, and Chocolate on Saturday, May 19, 1 – 3pm. Everyone is invited to attend this art making workshop and conversation. Each participant who creates drawings or sculptures will receive a chocolate bar from a specially designed mold.

This is the final event and celebration of a community engagement project created by artist Melissa Sarris. Artwork from this project will be on display and participants will have the opportunity to make art of their own. Continue reading

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Documentary Screening on Scientist Who Pioneered Thought on Symbiosis in Evolution

We are pleased to present a free feature-length documentary screening of “Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution” on May 20, 2018 at 4pm.

Hudson Valley’s own John Feldman of Hummingbird Films brings us this captivating story of scientific rebel Lynn Margulis who challenged entrenched theories of evolution, to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration. A model of female empowerment, Margulis successfully fought the male scientific establishment with her groundbreaking ideas. As a young scientist in the 1960s, she was ridiculed for her theory that symbiosis was a key driver of evolution. She proposed instead that bacteria joined together over the millenia to create the complex cells that formed animals, plants, and all other organisms. The idea that all of life is deeply interconnected and collaborative has radical implications for how we look at ourselves, evolution, and the environment. Continue reading

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