Share your selection by May 9
Virtual Group Discussion: Monday, June 1, 6-7:30pm
Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the non-fiction book group, will send members a Zoom link to attend the discussion of a variety of selected documentaries on June 1. Browse documentaries available on the kanopy streaming service, which is free to library cardholders, then email Mark with your suggestion by May 9. Anyone wishing to join this club should email Mark Orton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. View details of this meeting and more information on the Non-fiction Book Group on our website.
NOTE: While the library is closed, these classes will be offered virtually. Registered students will receive an e-newsletter from Profesora Sonia, who will reply to all student emails of work. Email email@example.com for more information.
Program Description: The classes, taught by Sonia Cintron, offer adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills.
Date/Time: Series of weekly classes on Tuesdays from January 7 – April 14, Advanced Beginner 5:30-6:30pm or Intermediate 6:45-7:45pm.
Registration: Update (1/15) This series is currently full.
Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
UPDATE: Out of concern for the well-being of our community, all Hudson Area Library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are currently suspended. For information on precautions to stay healthy, for links to government websites with the latest news on Covid-19, and for links to our library online resources visit this link.
Purchase of Manhattan Island from the Indians by the Dutch in 1626, William Ranney 1853
Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute present “Imagination Aided by the Painter’s Brush”: The Creation of the Purchase of Manhattan, 1844–1909, a lecture by Stephen McErleane, Director of the New Netherland Institute.
Date/Time: This program will be rescheduled. The new date and time will be announced on the library website.
Audience/Registration: Free and open to the public. The library’s Community Room is wheelchair accessible. No registration required. Continue reading
Program Description: Dr. David W. Voorhees presents the next lecture in the library’s Local History Speaker series. Explore the world of early censuses with a focus on New Netherland and colonial New York.
Date/Time: Thursday, January 9, 6:00-7:30pm. Continue reading
Program Description: This month the General Reading Book Group reads A Gentleman in Moscow, and the Nonfiction Book Group examines Songs of America.
Date/Time: General Reading Book Group – Wednesday, January 8, 5:00-6:00 pm. Nonfiction Book Group – Monday, January 27, 6:00-7:30 pm.
Registration:To register, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email email@example.com. Continue reading
Program Description: Relive the heyday of dances at the historic Hudson Armory and kick up your heels at the Winter Swing Dance with live music by the Fabulous Versatones. Refreshments will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 7-10pm
Audience/Registration: Attendees do not need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Registration is appreciated. To do so, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
Program Description: Join the group for a discussion of Ken Burns’ documentary film The Dust Bowl, (in 2 parts, totaling 4 hours of viewing time.) Be sure to watch the film BEFORE coming to the discussion group. You can access the two-part film for free through our new Kanopy streaming service (available to all library cardholders in Columbia County), as well as on DVD through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 6 – 7:30 pm. Continue reading