Author Talk & Star-Watching Party at Churchtown Dairy

Program Description: Photographer Barbara Bosworth speaks about The Heavens, her new work which contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera.  Following the talk will be a star-watching party led by the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. This event will take place at the Churchtown Dairy, in their beautiful interior as well as on the grounds.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 7-9pm.

Location: Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson, NY 12534

Suggested Audience: All ages

Registration: Suggested. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.This program is being done in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library. Continue reading

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Author Reading: Wolf Season by Helen Benedict

Program Description: Author Helen Benedict reads from and discusses her new book, Wolf Season. Set in the Catskills, Wolf Season depicts the tragic aftermath of war on those who were a part of it and those close to them. Wolf Season will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library thanks to Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The author will be available to sign copies. A reception will follow the author reading.

Date/Time: Friday, October 12 at 6pm.

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Creative Writing Class with Maureen McNeil

Program DescriptionIn conjunction with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we bring you Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. This extended class, made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System, will run all through the fall and will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and will share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. A zine of student work will be available at the library and on the library’s website.

Date/Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm Beginning September 20. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library on December 13.  

Registration: Required

Suggested audience: Adults

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Buenas Noticias: Adult Spanish classes are back!

Program Description: Good news! Spanish classes for adult learners start up again this fall. Sonia Cintron is once again offering adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills. 

Date/Time: Advanced Beginner class meets Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm  and Intermediate class Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm. Classes begin September 11.

Pre-registration: Required

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Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Spector

Program Description: This workshop introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. Open to all levels.

Date/Time:  Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm; 4-session classes meet weekly and are being offered in September, October and November. The September series will meet on September 8, 15, 22 & 29.

Suggested Audience: Seniors

Pre-registration: Required. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. The September series is already partially filled so please do register as soon as possible.  Continue reading

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Get Ticked Off

Program Description: Join us for this important public forum with investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change and Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who will speak on her #GetTickedOff campaign. This event will explain the phenomenon of the rise of lyme disease and will provide reliable sources of information in the fight against the disease.

Date/Time: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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Watercolor with your Grandperson!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are celebrating Grandparents’ Day by offering a Watercolor Fest for grandparents, children, and grandchildren. Teaching artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates and shares her expertise on all things watercolor. Bring in a photo with simple imagery for inspiration or choose one from Ms. Kelly’s collection. 

Date/time: Saturday, September 8. Two sessions: 12 – 1:15pm & 1:45 – 3pm.

Preregistration: Required

Suggested Audience: Birth to age 109. Continue reading

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