Visit Our Two Locations during Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018

The library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018, December 1, 5-8pm, in two different locations. Our Tween Advisory Council has created a winter hut in honor of the library and some of their favorite children’s literary characters including Peter from Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Harry Potter, and Gerald from the Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. “It’s always a wonder to see the dedication our Tween Council members give when they participate in community projects. Creating a library scene in one of the winter park huts is very special because it’s for the younger children and the community to enjoy. There’s something nice about seeing a 10-year-old take responsibility for things,” stated Shanekia McIntosh, the library’s Youth Services and Program Assistant. Come and view this display in Public Square (7th Street Park) across from the St. Charles Hotel.

In addition, the library’s History Room will have an exhibit at 427 Warren Street (the former City of Hudson Police Station) featuring examples from the library’s Historic Hudson Postcard Collection and other historic images including photos of the holidays in Hudson from years past by Howard Gibson. Our local history researchers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our resources. Friends of the Hudson Area Library will provide home-baked desserts. And, the History Room, will have tshirts, notecards and framed and unframed giclèe copies of Hudson maps from 1881 and 1923 for sale as well as rare local history books.

Emily Chameides, Library Director, commented, “We’re excited to take part in this beloved community event and we are particularly proud to have the work of our Tween Council and the wonderful resources of our History Room celebrated through our participation.”

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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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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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Book Group’s November Session Meets at Coyote Flaco

Program Description: November’s session of the library’s general reading book group discusses Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. A Washington Post review entitled “Next Year’s ‘Gone Girl’ states: “[Finn] has not only captured, sympathetically, the interior life of a depressed person, but also written a riveting thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last sentence.” The book is available to borrow in standard print, large print, ebook and audio formats through the library. Email bookgroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information or to register.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 5-6pm

Place: This month’s meeting will be at Coyote Flaco (6032 NY-9H, Hudson, NY).

 

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High Five! Our Early Literacy Family Program Is Back!

Program Description: The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce another 5-week series of High Five! 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! Trips, free books & prizes! October 27  Our last High Five! of the fall season will be with folkteller & performance artist Pamela Badila and Library Exploration educator Eileen Ordu. We will have a special Halloween story hour (not too scary!) and a Halloween party for our High Five! families. Lunch, free children’s books & door prizes!

Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 Continue reading

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Watercolor w/ Your Grandperson: Halloween-Themed

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library will host our second grandparents, children, and grandchildren watercolor workshop with teaching artist Gretchen Kelly. Youth and adult participants paint in watercolors with the Halloween theme as it is found in nature: pumpkins, fall leaves, gourds, branches, bugs, bats, spider webs, vines, branches, owls, and more.

All materials will be provided. Refreshments will follow.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 1-4pm

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library.

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Nonfiction Book Group Reads: Killers of the Flower Moon

Program Description: Join our Nonfiction Book Group, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. 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.

Time/Date: Monday, October 29, 6-7:30pm
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Watercolor w/ Your Grandperson! Returns with a Thanksgiving Theme

Program Description:  Watercolor with your Grandperson!, hosted by The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library, is taught by watercolorist extraordinaire  Gretchen Kelly. Open to grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren. Participants paint in watercolors from fall foliage including flowers, bittersweet vines, horns of plenty, and other related Thanksgiving images.

 Date/Time: Saturday, November 17 1-4pm

Registration: Registration is required. Register for one of  two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm. To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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