Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.
Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help weekly and by appointment.
Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm & by appointment.
Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the main desk of the library
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.”
Date/Time: Monday, February 25, 6-7:30pm Continue reading
Program Description: This month’s general reading book group selection is Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. In the New York Times review of the book, Meryl Gordon writes: “In Liza Mundy’s prodigiously researched and engrossing new book…she describes the experiences of several thousand American women who spent the war years in Washington, untangling the clandestine messages sent by the Japanese and German militaries and diplomatic corps.”
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27, 5-6pm Continue reading
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. Families and youth of all ages are welcome. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie &home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s Kitchen!.
Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: families and youth of all ages.
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
Photo Credit: JD Urban
Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginning March 16, 11am-12pm
Audience: Open to Children of All Ages. Continue reading
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
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
Audience: Tweens, teens, and adults Continue reading