Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale!

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!  

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library  supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.

Date/ Time: Saturday, February 9, 10-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm

 

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Oakdale: Past & Future Opening Reception

 

Oakdale Lake, June 1963, Howard Gibson

Program Description: Join us for the opening reception of the expanded exhibit, titled “Oakdale Past & Future,” originally shown in the Beach House during the First Annual Oakdale Picnic this past summer. Includes historic photographs, maps, plans memorabilia and text on the history of Oakdale Lake, as well as Columbia University’s Hudson Valley Initiative final design concept after a season of community input on improving ecological conditions and recreational opportunities at Oakdale. This exhibition is a collaboration of Friends of Oakdale Lake, Friends of Hudson Youth, the Hudson Valley Initiative and the library.

Time/Date: Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: All Ages

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Brother Outsider Film Screening & Panel Discussion

 

Program Description: The library, SBK Social Justice Center and OutHudson present a screening of this documentary about Bayard Rustin, activist & organizer, who was central to the Civil Rights Movement. He worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Rustin often took a back seat because his open homosexuality forced him from the public eye.

The panel includes Tandra LaGrone, Executive Director of In Our Own Voices, which serves the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender People of Color, our Friends and Families (http://www.inourownvoices.org/); James Powell, Arts & Creative Editor; and Khary Septh, Editor in Chief, both of The Tenth Magazine (http://thetenthmagazine.com/).

The panel will lead a discussion with the audience on issues LGBTQ People of Color face, how Rustin’s bravery and openness can help develop our own self-awareness and self-expression, and how activism looks today compared with Civil Rights Movement and what it could look like in the future.

Date/ Time: Friday, January 18, 6-8pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance w/ Paul Spector

Program Description: In collaboration with the Senior Center; we are continuing to offer the popular “Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Paul Spector”. This series of 4-week long workshops introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. 

Date/Time: Saturdays, January 5- March 30, 1:30-2:30pm

Audience: Seniors

Registration: Required. To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

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Adult Spanish w/Sonia Cintron

Programs Description: Our Adult Spanish Language Class will resume this winter with two levels: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course in the language, and Intermediate for those conversational in Spanish and who wish to further develop their skills. The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills. 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.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, January 15- March 26, Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm

Audience: Adults and High School Students.

Registration: Required. To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792×101

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Winter Swing Dance Party

Program Description: Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at the Winter Swing Dance Party ! “Our Spring and Fall Swing Dances were so popular we’re now doing a winter dance party near the holidays. The Fabulous Versatones will, of course, be performing! And we’ll have Andrew Resto, ballroom dance instructor, to start things off with a lesson,” states Sher Stevens, director of the City of Hudson Senior Center, “Anyone who wants to freshen up their dance skills can attend Andrew’s Ballroom Dance class, we’re also sponsoring,  Friday’s beginning November 16!” So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 15, 7 – 10pm

Registration: Not required but appreciated. To register visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Ballroom Dancing with Andrew Resto

Program Description: This is a 4-week dance class series that will cover waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue. Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome. The program will end with a live music event open to the public with the Fabulous Versatones: Winter Swing Dance at the Armory on Saturday, December 15, 7-10pm. Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/ Time:  Fridays, 5:30-7pm, November 30, December 7 & 14 (Nov. 16 canceled due to inclement weather, 4th make up class to be determined).

Registration: First come/first serve basis. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Incident Report Exhibit

The library is excited to announce that for the month of October the Tween Advisory Council is exhibiting creative writing made during our summer Creative Writing & Performance workshop with Nuyorican poet and editor Joey de Jesus. The Incident Report Viewing Station is located at 348 Warren St. The installation features two blown up works on paper and free copies of a zine made specifically for the exhibit.

INCIDENT REPORT is an experimental viewing station located in Hudson, NY. They offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers. They engage in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations. They are always open.

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