Core Strength & Balance Fall Classes with Dr. Paul Spector

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, is continuing its popular Core Strength & Balance this fall. These classes introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination.

Date/Time: First four Saturdays of September, October, and November, 1:30-2:30pm

Audience: The class is free and open to all levels.

Registration:  Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and students may sign up for one month of classes at a time. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Fall Creative Writing Registration Open

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil, a class focused on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3 and 10, 2:30 – 4pm.

Audience: The class is free and all levels and all ages of writers are welcome.

Registration: Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.  Continue reading

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Adult Spanish Fall Classes Open for Registration

Program Description: The library’s Adult Spanish Language Class has new sessions this fall: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course, and Intermediate for those with some fluency and who wish to further their skills.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, September 10 – November 26, Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm

Audience: Adults and high school students are welcome

Registration: 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 if they wish to continue to attend. Continue reading

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Living Poetry at the Library: A Collaboration with Fence and The Home School

Program Description: In collaboration with Fence and The Home School, we are pleased to host Living Poetry at the Library. Poets reading include Tess Brown-Lavoie, whose Lite Year won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize; Edgar Garcia, a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago; and Ariana Reines whose books of poetry include The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury.

Time/Date: Tuesday,  July 30, 7-9pm Continue reading

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Oakdale Lake Picnic!

Ice cream in a canoe!

Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and the Hudson Youth Department are throwing the second annual Oakdale Lake Picnic, building a renewed tradition of community use and involvement at Oakdale. Enjoy swimming, boating, badminton and beach games while a DJ keeps the party lively. The picnic features free hot dogs (halal and vegetarian also available) and ice cream scooped by our very own library volunteer Merry dePhilips and her partner Maria Manhattan.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 4-6pm (Raindate August 9)

Location: Oakdale Lake, 132 North Sixth Street

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Understanding Hudson’s Natural Resources

Two local organizations recently provided the library with additional tools to study the natural resources and ecology of Hudson.

 

Copies of Nature In The City, a 56-page report by the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), are now available to pick up for free at the library and City Hall. The report was completed after four years of work, including hundreds of volunteer hours, and with two state grants. It provides a broad overview of natural and urban conditions within the city and establishes a baseline of information essential to ensuring the health and well-being of Hudson’s citizens, civic spaces and natural resources.

If you want to get up close and personal with Hudson’s natural resources, use your library card to check out one of the Estuary Explorer Backpacks provided by the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC). Then, proceed on your expedition with all the tools you need to investigate the local ecosystem according to one of the following themes: night sky, hiking, birding, insects, or water. Continue reading

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Library Fundraiser: Hudson History Bus Tour

Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. UPDATE: As of 5/29 all seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Architectural Roots of New England Houses

Photo Credit: Ian Stewart

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century. This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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