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

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Opening Reception for “Gemini Moon” by Congolese artist Ntangou Badila

Program Description: Celebrate the opening of an installation of new works by local artist Ntangou Badila. This show reflects the artist’s inner process with creativity and the continuous flow of new interests with endless ideas and potentials for that creativity. The exhibition is composed of paintings, not in one theme or style, but with multiple series of paintings in which various styles and themes exist happily and cohesively in the same space informing and conversing with one another.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10 6-8pm. The show will be on view during library open hours through September 1, 2018.  Continue reading

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Reserve Free Museum Passes Today

Laurie Anderson, VR experience at MASS MoCA

Visit a museum for free this summer! With your library card, you can borrow passes to the Clark Art Institute, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Columbia County Historical Society, MASS MoCA, Shaker Museum: Mount Lebanon, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum pass program is made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more details, click here.

 

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Folktales & Stories for Little Ones & Their Families

Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.

Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.

Suggested Audience: Children of all ages

Preregistration: Not required

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Run the Rip!

Program Description: As part of our Ghostly Gallop events, we will hold a “Run the Rip” one-mile run/walk across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge walkway. “Run the Rip” will be an informal self-timed time-trial-style event in which runners and walkers will start individually at specified intervals. The event is free and participation is limited to 50 people. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Every participant will receive a “Run the Rip” t-shirt and $5 off their registration fee for the Ghostly Gallop to be held on Sunday, October 21, at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 6:30pm

Suggested Audience: All ages

Pre-registration: Required. Please call (518) 828-1792 ext 100 to register.

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An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley with Alexandra Cox, PhD.

Program Description: Join Alexandra Cox for a discussion of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley. This talk will build upon the recent release of her book Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. The book explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond. This program is offered in collaboration with Prison Public Memory Project.

Date/Time:  Monday, August 6 at 6pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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Living Poetry at the Library: Divya Victor/Cat Tyc

Program Description: This ​event represents an ongoing collaboration between Fence, a ​locally produced, ​nationally renowned literary ​press, and the Home ​School, an annual poetry conference that takes place ​in Hudson ​every summer and which brings more than 60 poets to meet, study, read, and write. ​This collaboration puts visiting poets and the Home School community in touch with our local community of readers and writers at the library.​

Date/Time: Tuesday July 31, 7pm.

Suggested Audience: Adult

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