High Five! Our NEW Early Literacy Program


The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce High Five!, an early literacy program. This program will meet at the library Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4.

Families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn everyday, fun activities to help build their child’s reading skills! There will be a Story and Craft Hour, for ages 2+ in the library while parents attend a discussion and activity session. Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Lunch will be provided. Continue reading

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Fall Classes Filling Up; Register Now!

Our fall class series are open for registration and patrons are rushing in to register! Classes are filling up so don’t forget to call, email or visit to register soon!

 

Adult Spanish Beginners & Intermediate Classes with Sonia Cintron, Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm, 6:45 – 7:45pm. Filled; wait list only.
Bengali Bandhan with MD Gazi, Wednesdays 5-6pm. Space available.
Minecraft Club with Paul Tombrello, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm.Filled; wait list only.
Creating with Code: Teen Coding with Alyssa Panetta, Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm. Space available.
Creative Writing for Seniors with Maureen McNeil, Thursdays, 2:30 – 4pm. Space available.
Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series: Muslim Journeys with Karuna Foudriat, Mondays 6 – 8pm Filled; wait list only.
Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto, Tuesdays, 3 – 4pm & Fridays 7 – 7pm. Space available.
Healthy Living Series: Balance Workshop with Paul Spector, Saturdays 2 – 3pm. Filled; wait list only.

To register call (518) 828-1792 x101, email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, or visit the main desk of the library.

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NEW Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series: Muslim Journeys

We are proud to announce our second year of hosting a Humanities NY Reading and Discussion series. Muslim Journeys will meet five Mondays from 6-8pm beginning September 18 (no meeting Columbus Day). The readings will focus on Muslims in America, native born Americans as well as immigrants making a new home in America. The program will be facilitated by Karuna Foudriat, a peace educator who has lectured on Islam including co-teaching a course on the Abrahamic religions with a rabbi and Anglican priest at Lev Shalem Institute of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

This series gives community members time to explore a single idea from a variety of perspectives, allowing texts to become catalysts for civic engagement, cultural understanding, and personal reflection. Participants will explore three main texts: Minaret by Leila Aboulela, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi, and Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel.

Registration is limited to 20 participants and is on a first come/first serve basis. Please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518.828.1792 x101 to sign up. Continue reading

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Story Time On-the-Go at the Hudson Farmers’ Market

The library and the Hudson Farmers’ Market are pleased to announce a series of Story Times On-the-Go this fall at the market. Librarians, staff and board members of the library will be reading to children in the children’s tent area 11am – 12pm on September 9, 23, October 7, 21 and November 4. There will also be giveaways and some story time hours will include craft activities. So bring your kids for healthy eating and fun reading at the Hudson Farmers’ Market!

For further information email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. The Hudson Farmers’ Market provides products and seasonal produce from growers and producers. It is the largest farmers’ market in Columbia County and has been in existence for over 18 years.

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NEW Part-Time Job Openings for Junior High Tutoring Center


The Hudson Area Library is looking for a Tutor/Coordinator and a Tutor for a junior high tutoring center beginning in October. These are part-time contract positions. The Tutor/Coordinator position is for 14 hours/week for 30 weeks. The Tutor/Coordinator will be working with students from the Hudson Junior High School one-on-one and in small groups and will manage the tutoring center, which will include other tutors.

The Tutor position will be to 4 hours/week for 30 weeks. For more information visit: http://hudsonarealibrary.org/job-opening/

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Opening Reception of “your turn: a Collaborative Art Project”

original art piece created in “your turn” workshop.

Join us Friday, August 4 at 5pm in celebrating collaborative art pieces created in our two “your turn” workshops! This opening reception will feature original artwork created with game boards and a mix of other recycled materials and traditional art-making techniques.

Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, two Hudson Valley-based artists who have been collaborating for over a decade on various artistic projects, led the two workshops with a spirit of play and adventure. Participants took turns, chances, developed trust, and learned to make art without judgment. Work from Bunnell and Hoose’s “your turn, dear” will also be on display. Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Workshop at the Hudson Area Library

The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are pleased to announce an important workshop in our healthy living series. The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York State will present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease” on Monday, August 21, 6-7:30pm. This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Continue reading

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Lucy Swope Reads! A Special Story Hour at the Library

Image from Lucky Dog: A True Story, Lucy Swope, 1994

Local artist and book maker, Lucy Swope, will read from a selection of her children’s books at the library on Saturday, July 8 at 11am.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the children’s area of the library, which is wheelchair accessible, during the regular Story and Craft Hour. Lucy’s woodcut prints and her children’s books will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Hudson Area Library. There will be refreshments after the story hour and a chance to speak with the artist. Continue reading

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