Drag Queen Story and Craft Hour

 

We are proud to present in collaboration with Out Hudson the second installment of Drag Queen Story Hour, Saturday, November 18 from 11am-Noon.  

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like – drag queens reading stories to children.  This is a family-friendly and inclusive event with Ella Ghent, a local drag performer. There will be stories, activities, snacks and fabulousness! Capturing the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood this story hour gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Ella Ghent will be reading stories, accompanied with a ukulele, that celebrate diversity, self expression and creativity. There will be also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

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Job Search Help

We are offering two different job facilitators for one-on-one Job Search Help this fall:1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6 – 8pm, & every Friday 10am – 1pm with Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator or by appointment with Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections.
These one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.
To sign up call 518-828-1792 x101, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System

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Ballroom Dancing with Andrew Resto

 

illustration by Omer Mufti

In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we are happy to present a new 5-week course, Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto. This 5-week series will be Tuesdays, 3-4pm beginning September 19 and Fridays, 6-7pm beginning September 22. The series will end with a practice party Friday, October 27, 6-8pm. Dances will include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue. Attendees can sign up for one or both weekly sessions and do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.

Andrew Resto is a professional certified Bronze level Dance instructor who has trained in the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire systems. He has taught in ballroom studios in Hollywood, New York City and in upstate New York.

This series is offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center and is made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System. The classes are free and open to the public. 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 smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org.

 

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Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil

We are proud to present in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center Creative Writing For Seniors, a 4-week class beginning Thursday, September 14, 28, October 12, & 26 2:30 – 4pm.  

Taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist Maureen McNeil. McNeil has created writing programs for NYC public school students, US prisoners, seniors, and veterans, and families of 9/11 victims.  She believes that everyone’s story is needed to help solve the problems of the world
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Creative Every Day!

We are pleased to announce Creative Every Day: an author/artist talk and workshop with cartoonist Ira Marcks on Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-5:00 pm. Marcks will share his comic book, Creative Every Day, which explores the lives of creatives and artists in Upstate NY who combine business with art. Ira will share his experiences and then host a cartooning workshop for all those who love to draw and tell stories.

For a time Marcks drew a cartoon series for Hugo Award Winning sci-fi/fantasy magazine, Weird Tales. He also created an eighty-foot music video/drawing during a collaboration with Vimeo founder, Jake Lodwick that resulted in a thoughtful blog post from the comic theorist and Understanding Comics author, Scott McCloud. You can watch an interview with Marcks in the PBS series ‘A House for Arts’.

This event is offered in collaboration with Kite’s Nest. To register for the event, email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk of the library. Continue reading

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Bengali Bandhan

 

The Library’s Bengali Bandhan* Class will be meeting this fall Wednesdays 5-6pm beginning September 6.This program, taught by M.D. Gazi, is geared toward school age youth, but all are welcome. Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Bengali. There are also lessons on Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, and arts and crafts. Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

*Bandhan means “togetherness”

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Adult Spanish Language Class

We are happy to announce the return of our Adult Spanish Language Class. The class will be meeting on Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm beginning September 5. These classes are free and open to the public, including Spanish language beginners. Adults and high school students are welcome.

The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries.Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Game Night with your turn & House Rules Cafe on Tues., Sept. 5

We are excited to announce Game Night with your turn and House Rules Cafe on Tuesday, September 5 from 5-8 pm in the library’s community room. This program is based around the exhibition Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with artist’s Cindy Hoose and Jacinta Burnell currently on view in the community room.  

Drop in anytime with your turn artist-educator team, Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, and House Rules Cafe’s Kathleen Miller for a fun night of games with special door prizes and refreshments from House Rules Cafe. Come relax and have fun with your friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome. Continue reading

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