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.
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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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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Program Description: We are thrilled to collaborate with Kuumba Dance & Drum Academy and Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, as part of our Music in the Stacks programming. Join your neighbors to make music and community!
Date/Time: Sunday August 5 4-5pm
Pre-registration: Suggested but not required
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Program Description: In preparation for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, our annual fundraising run/walk though Hudson, we are pleased to host this talk about nutrition and healthful living for runners. Join Nutritionist Aimee K. Hockett and elite distance runner Karen Bertasso (pictured) to learn about how best to fuel the body for performance.
Date/Time: Sunday June 24, 10:30-11:30am; pre-event run at 9am.
Suggested Audience: Adults
Preregistration: Not required
Our Ghostly Gallop 5K road race, an annual highlight of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region fall running season, has been added to the USATF Adirondack Grand Prix Series, which challenges runners to compete over various distances and in differing conditions culminating with the Ghostly Gallop.
The 18th annual Ghostly Gallop, as well as a free one-mile run for youth 11 and under, will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning and ending at Hudson High School.
Registration for the race is now open and proceeds benefit the library. For more information and to register, visit the Ghostly Gallop website.
Program Description: Young gardeners will plant cuttings to make new plants, plant seeds and design bouquets. All materials provided courtesy of the Greenport Garden Club, whose members will work with the youth.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 3, 2 – 3pm
Suggested Audience: 5 – 10 year olds
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Our Library has been selected once again to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program! For the month of May every Community Bag sold at the Hannaford store located at 32 State Route 82 in Livingston will generate a $1 donation for the Library. The Community Bags can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.