Author Reading: Wolf Season by Helen Benedict

Program Description: Author Helen Benedict reads from and discusses her new book, Wolf Season. Set in the Catskills, Wolf Season depicts the tragic aftermath of war on those who were a part of it and those close to them. Wolf Season will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library thanks to Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The author will be available to sign copies. A reception will follow the author reading.

Date/Time: Friday, October 12 at 6pm.

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Strength & Stretching for Runners & Walkers

Program Description: This free exercise session at the library is led by Kylah Campeta of LYF fitness in Hudson. As you prepare to run the Ghostly Gallop in Hudson on Oct. 21, learn how stretching and strength work can improve your finishing time. Every attendee gets $5 off their Ghostly Gallop entry fee! Kylah is certified in Athletic training, pre/post natal training, boxing, spin, TRX, stretching and dance/movement.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm

Registration: Call 518-929-2303 or email lyfit@gmail.com. Space is limited so register soon!

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The Hollywood Blacklist: A History Talk Not So Local

Elia Kazan (here with Marlon Brando) used On the Waterfront to justify his actions as an informer.

Program Description: This talk by Rick Winston, author of the recently published Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960, explores the origins of the blacklist in the formation of the Screen Writers’ Guild in 1933, how the blacklist worked, and what led to the its end. Controversial personalities of the time (studio boss Louis B. Mayer, writer Dalton Trumbo, and director Elia Kazan, among others) are discussed and clips from films affected by the fear that consumed Hollywood, including High Noon, On the Waterfront, and Salt of the Earth will be shown.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 27, 6 – 7:30pm Continue reading

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Fall Fling Swing

 

Program Description: Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at Fall Fling Swing Dance Party sponsored by the Senior Center and Hudson Area Library. The Fabulous Versatones will play while you dance the night away in the library’s community room. Refreshments will be served. 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, September 29, 7 – 10pm

Target Audience: All Ages.

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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Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.

Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9 Continue reading

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Creative Writing Class with Maureen McNeil

Program DescriptionIn conjunction with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we bring you Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. This extended class, made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System, will run all through the fall and will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and will share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. A zine of student work will be available at the library and on the library’s website.

Date/Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm Beginning September 20. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library on December 13.  

Registration: Required

Suggested audience: Adults

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