Film Screening & Celebration: I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan by Robert Shetterly, courtesy KaneLewis Productions

Program Description: In culmination of our month-long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, join us for a screening of “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan.” Directed by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, this documentary explores how Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. This screening is co-hosted with the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie & a sampling of home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s House!. 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: People of all ages.

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Ashley Bryan Celebration

Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center

Program Description: In celebration of Black History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.

Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm

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Winter Hack: Video Production & Art Photography

Program Description: We are happy to announce open registration for the library’s second iteration of Winter Hack, a digital art media camp that runs during the school winter recess. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create their own work on site at the Hudson Area Library.

These labs encompass video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Join filmmaker and music video director Zia Anger and photographer Yulia Zinshtein to create photography, gifs and video using open source or free software. Winter Hack is an abridged version of the library’s successful digital art summer program Hack The Library!.

Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 19- Friday, February 22, 10-3pm

Suggested Age: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)

Registration: Required. Limited Spots Available.To register email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!

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Non-Fiction Book Group Discusses The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Program Description: Join our Nonfiction Book Group, facilitated by Mark Orton, for a discussion on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, which unveils the lifelong activism of Mrs. Parks. As Neil Irvin Painter writes in the New York Times: “Parks was not an apolitical, middle-aged lady whose fatigue kept her seated. Both shy and militant, she was a committed activist enmeshed in racial politics — and their class and gender complications — wherever she lived.”

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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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