Winter Swing Dance at the Armory!

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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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Hudson’s History from your Library

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Visit our Holiday Shop at the library or onlineto purchase special gift items from our History Room that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include:

  • Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past
  • Giclèe prints of an original 1881 “Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York” (32.5” x 21.5”) map and a “1923 Aeroview of Hudson, New York” (43” x 22”) image created from a dirigible!
  • Our special tea towels with a line drawing of the historic Hudson Armory designed by Tony Kieraldo

Support your library and impress your friends and family with our unique gifts!

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Second Saturday Story & Craft Hour w/ Robin Weber

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Program Description: For the December Second Saturday Story & Craft Hour, children and families will make a snow person craft and read Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser. With Robin Weber, High Five! volunteer, and children’s librarian Janice Scali

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 11am-12pm

Audience: Ages 2–7 and families.

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Through Our Lens: A Columbia County Photo Exhibit

Photo Credit: Doug Stalker

We are pleased to announce a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club. This is the ninth year for the Columbia County Photo Club’s annual show. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library by donating 30% of sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

The exhibition may be viewed during normal library business hours through December 19. Continue reading

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Watercolor with your Grand Person

Program Description: Local artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates this intergenerational program where participants paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/Time: Saturdays, November 16 and December 21, 2-4pm

Registration/Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by an adult parent or caregiver. Registration is encouraged. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk at the library. Continue reading

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Registration Open: Winter/Spring sessions of Core Strength & Balance

Program Description: Instructor Paul Spector introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. All levels welcome. This program is a collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center. 

Date/Time:Series of 4-week workshops meets weekly on Saturdays in January, March, and April, 1:30-2:30pm.

Registration: Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
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Kanopy – video streaming service!

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for all library cardholders in Columbia County. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

Access Kanopy via columbiacountyny.kanopy.com and sign up to start streaming films. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Each cardholder has 10 play credits per month and unlimited viewing of Great Courses and Kanopy Kids. More information on how play credits works can be found on the Kanopy website.

This service is made possible with support from the Crandell Theatre and Columbia County Libraries Association.

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