Tween Advisory Council Wants You!

Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is looking to expand it’s membership! After a successful summer filled with programs and events for tweens by tweens the council is beginning to set it’s sights on ways to expand their programming for the fall/winter and beyond!  The council is actively looking for new perspectives to help aide their mission.

The Tween Advisory Council meets twice a month to plan & execute clubs, events and workshops for the enjoyment of their peers. This is a great opportunity to learn skills in decision-making, promotion and collaboration! If you are between the ages of 8-12 then you are eligible to join! If interested please contact Shanekia, Youth Services & Programs Assistant at youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for more details on how to join!

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Get Ticked Off

Program Description: Join us for this important public forum with investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change and Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who will speak on her #GetTickedOff campaign. This event will explain the phenomenon of the rise of lyme disease and will provide reliable sources of information in the fight against the disease.

Date/Time: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

Pre-registration: Not required Continue reading

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Opening Reception: Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards

Program Description: Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards is the library’s first ever History Room collection exhibit; curated by David Murphy of Hudson, former president of the library’s Board of Trustees and a member of its History Room Committee. The opening includes a presentation on the collection, hosted by Gary Sheffer, a native of Hudson. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Note cards and t-shirts will be available for purchase with an image of an iconic historic Hudson postcard. 

Date/Time: Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm (Opening Reception); the exhibit will be on display through October 31.                                  Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant: An American Enigma by Elizabeth Diggs

The Cottage, in Mt. McGregor (near Saratoga Springs) was the final home of our 18th century President.

Program Description:  In conjunction with PS 21’s production of award-winning playwright Elizabeth Diggs’ GRANT & TWAIN, Ms. Diggs discusses the fascinating life of Ulysses S. Grant and his relationship with Mark Twain.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 23, 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

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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 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 September 1, 2018.  Continue reading

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Help with Job Search at the Library

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 twice a week and by appointment.

Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, & by appointment. Continue reading

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Oakdale Lake Picnic & Oakdale Past and Future Exhibition

Oakdale Lake June 1963. Howard Gibson Collection.

 Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake will throw the first annual Oakdale Lake Picnic open to all of Hudson, ushering in a new era of community use and involvement at Oakdale. There will be free hot dogs with pickles made by Oakdale campers and Hawthorne Valley sauerkraut; Stewart’s ice cream; and a DJ. The Oakdale Picnic offers the first ever viewing of a new exhibit, co-created by the Hudson Area Library,  Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake. The exhibit, “Oakdale Past & Future,”  includes historic photographs, maps, and memorabilia on Oakdale.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 4-6pm Continue reading

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FREE Hudson Summer Youth Bus (Ages K – 12)

Beginning Monday, July 16 – Friday, August 10, a free bus will run from Philmont through Stottville into Hudson for Youth, Grades  K-12, in the morning at 8:15am and returning after 4:00pm. The route begins in downtown Philmont, goes through Claverack, Stottville and Greenport and continues to Hudson, dropping youth off at summer programs at Oakdale Lake, the Youth Clubhouse, the Hudson Area Library and Kite’s Nest. The bus will return from those locations in the afternoon, dropping off at the same stops as it picked up. If your child wants to ride the bus, fill out the registration form and permission slip, which can be found online at  tinyurl.com/hudson-youth-bus or hand in paper forms to the bus driver. Paper copies and copies of the stops on the bus route will be available at the library.
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