Music In The Stacks: Moyna

Program Description: We are pleased to announce that modern and traditional Bangladeshi musical group, Moyna, is performing in our 2019 Music In The Stacks concert series. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and emceed by Hudson Muslim Youth. A short q&a and refreshments will be available after the concert.

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28, 4-5:30pm

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Letters To Wild Women

 

Program Description: We are pleased to announce the opening reception of “Letters to Wild Women”, an art exhibition in the library’s community room featuring the work of Hudson-based artist Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda. The exhibition consists of a series of collages in which Viejo interprets the texts of female authors and poets into a visual language of abstract shapes and color. Each of the collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern. The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, a current event. Viejo has chosen texts that evoke a strong personal and emotional response and include themes involving human relationships, human rights, female identity and intimacy. What palette arises when visually interpreting Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists”? What does Sylvia Plath’s story “The Bell Jar” look like when translated into color?

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 6, 3-5pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 31, 2019.  

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Creative Writing this Spring at the Library!

Maureen McNeil

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center is, once again, offering 8-weeks of Creative Writing, taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist Maureen McNeil. The class focuses on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry, and share a selection of their work.

Date/Time: Thursdays, April 4 – May 30 (NO class April 18), from 2:30 – 4pm

Recommended Audience: The class is free and open to the public of all ages and is wheelchair accessible.

Registration: Registration is limited, and on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Local History Talk on Gothic Revival House on Fairview Avenue

Program Description: The library presents the latest in its History Room Local History Speaker series: “Still Standing: The Farrand House on Fairview” by Paul Barrett. This historic and architecturally unique house has been in the news lately as there are plans to tear it down. Come and hear the history of the house while it is still standing!

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

Recommended Audience: All are welcome. No registration necessary. Continue reading

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Maria Manhattan & Perfect Ten After School for Women’s History Month

Maria Manhattan with poster of her 1980s art installation “The Box Lunch”

Program Description: Feminism in Art: The Box Lunch & Beyond, an illustrated talk by Maria Manhattan in collaboration with Perfect Ten Hudson. Manhattan discusses her 1980s art exhibition, The Box Lunch, her response to Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking feminist work, The Dinner Party. Perfect Ten girls bring The Box Lunch into the 21st century with their own box lunches, created in workshops with Manhattan.

There will be a few pieces from the original exhibit on display in the library as well as collages or assemblages created by the young women of Perfect Ten Hudson that honor women of their choosing. The Box Lunch and Beyond will be on display through April 30.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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Core Strength & Balance w/ Dr. Paul Spector

Dr. Paul Spector

Program Description: This series, divided into 4-week long workshops during the months of April, May & June, 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, April 6 – June 29, 1:30-2:30pm

Recommended Audience: The class is open to all ages but focuses on senior fitness and health.

Registration: Registration is required and space is limited. Register for each month separately by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
Core Strength & Balance is a collaboration of the library & the City of Hudson Senior Center.

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POSTPONED: Music in the Stacks: Experimental Musician Patrick Higgins

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Patrick Higgins concert scheduled for Sunday, March 24 will need to be rescheduled. New date TBA.

Program Description:  We are pleased to announce Music in the Stacks, which features five one-hour Sunday afternoon concerts performed in the library throughout 2019 and hosted by Hudson area youth. These concerts, in the main area of the library, reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members will receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. Attendance at all five makes them eligible to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

The first concert begins with Patrick Higgins, an experimental music composer and is hosted by Operation Unite NY youth. Higgins has been described by The New Yorker magazine as one of the “prime movers of the local avant-garde”, and an “exacting avant-classical guitarist by Time Out NY.

Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 4-5:30pm

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Local History Talk: ‘Colonial New York’ and the World of Jacob Leisler

Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library

Program Description: Lou Roper, Professor of History at SUNY-New Paltz, speaks on seventeenth-century colonial New York and the Hudson River Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. This local history talk is a collaboration of the library, Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Gotham Center for New York City History, and Greenport Historical Society.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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