A Concert to Benefit the Library: American Songbook and Art Songs

Program Description: We invite you to a benefit concert in the library’s community room. American tenor Christopher Reames and pianist Martin Néron will present music for a mid-summer afternoon consisting of American songbook and art songs by Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Ginastera and others, with short solo piano selections as well.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4-6pm

Pre-registration: Recommended, not required

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Nonfiction Book Group to Discuss Hillbilly Elegy in June & 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus in July

The library’s Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance on Monday, June 18, 6 – 8pm.  Vance recounts his own struggle growing up poor in the Rust Belt and, through his own life, shows the disenfranchisement of poor white Americans. From the book cover:

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck.

Also, Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8pm the book group will discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. The New York Times Book Review stated of 1491: “Marvelous. . . . A sweeping portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus. . . . A remarkably engaging writer.” Continue reading

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Opening Reception for “Gemini Moon” by Congolese artist Ntangou Badila

Program Description: Celebrate the opening of an installation of new works by local visionary and artist Ntangou Badila. This show reflects the artist’s inner process with creativity and the continuous flow of new interests with endless ideas and potentials for that creativity. The exhibition is composed of paintings, not in one theme or style, but with multiple series of paintings in which various styles and themes exist happily and cohesively in the same space informing and conversing with one another.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10 6-8pm. The show will be on view during library open hours through August 30, 2018. 

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Join us for a Community Conversation

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Program Description: We value your opinion. Please join us for a Community Conversation this summer. Members of the Library Staff and Board will meet with small groups, to ask questions about the group’s aspirations for the future of our community, and listen to ideas about how to make that vision reality.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 24, 1pm-3pm (at the library); Saturday, July 14, 3pm-5pm (at the library); Wednesday, July 25, 6pm-8pm (at the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive)

Pre-registration: Please RSVP at info@hudsonarealibrary.org or in person at the Library.

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Careforce One : A Screening and Discussion

 

Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School for a screening and discussion of CareForce One, a film and project by multimedia artist, filmmaker, and activist Marisa Jahn amplifying voices of the country’s fastest growing workforce: caregivers. The film screening and conversation afterwards will offer a chance to think about the rights of domestic workers in our community, and explore how we can create a model of care work that moves towards partnership between caregivers and employers. Guests will be provided with free childcare and pupusas from Pupuseria de Maria! Presented by Oral History Summer School, with support from Hudson River Exchange and the Hudson Area Library. For more information, email sabine@oralhistorysummerschool.com.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 6-8pm

Suggested Audience: All Ages. Childcare provided.

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Nutrition for Runners Talk

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

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Hudson’s Own Kim Bach Shares Stories and Images from El Camino de Santiago

Program Description: During two 3-week sojourns, Kim Bach joined the thousands of pilgrims each year who challenge themselves on this seemingly endless walk. “My Walk Across Spain.  A Pilgrim on the El Camino de Santiago” is the sharing of her journey along this well-traveled path that all who walk experience very individually.

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Author Reading & Book Signing: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Program Description: Join us, The Link Project, and OutHudson as we collaborate to bring you a special book reading and signing of Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride. McBride is an author, LGBTQ Rights activist and the Grand Marshal for this year’s OutHudson Pride Parade.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 11am-12:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults and teens

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