Tots: Get on Board for Movement & Music w/ Abby Lappen!

Program Description: For the past two years, moms, dads and caregivers bring their tots (the program is for 0 – 5 years old)  to the library each week for Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families with Abby Lappen for an hour of books, songs, exercise and community. Abby involves adults and children in play, rhythm and discovery.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10-11am. The fall series begins on Tuesday, September 10. 

Registration: No registration necessary for this popular drop in program. For more information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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Second Hudson History Bus Tour by Popular Demand!

Program Description: Our bus tour of the historic buildings, people, scandals, and moments in Hudson’s history is having a fall edition! This is not a repeat of the first tour and will include more anecdotal information and specific stories from history. The bus for this tour is smaller with comfier seats and has windows that allow for  better viewing. It is a fundraiser in support of the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. Ticket purchases will support the preservation, archiving and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the histories of the City of Hudson, and towns of Greenport and Stockport. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Date/Time: Sunday, November 10, 1-4pm

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited Continue reading

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Local History Talk on Slavery in New York during the Colonial Era

Two Men Pointing at a Boy by Jan Luyken, c. 1711, Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the  Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History talks:Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How did middle class farmers in Colonial New York interact with slavery? by Travis M. Bowman. In New York State slavery existed for 200 years and recent interest and research, particularly focused on the Hudson Valley area, confronts this reprehensible fact.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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Parents, Caregivers & Students: Afterschool Bus Service for the Hudson Area!

There is an afterschool bus service for the Hudson area that stops at many of our youth’s favorite places: The Hudson Area Library, Perfect Ten Hudson, Hudson Youth Center, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Youth Clubhouse of Columbia-Greene Counties, Kite’s Nest. We thank all the people who made this important service for our youth happen. To fill out the form to have your child/tween/teen get on the bus click here.

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Core Strength & Balance Fall Classes with Dr. Paul Spector

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, is continuing its popular Core Strength & Balance this fall. These classes introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination.

Date/Time: First four Saturdays of September, October, and November, 1:30-2:30pm

Audience: The class is free and open to all levels.

Registration:  Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and students may sign up for one month of classes at a time. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Adult Spanish Fall Classes Open for Registration

Program Description: The library’s Adult Spanish Language Class has new sessions this fall: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course, and Intermediate for those with some fluency and who wish to further their skills.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, September 10 – November 26, Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm

Audience: Adults and high school students are welcome

Registration: To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Students from past classes should register if they wish to continue to attend. Continue reading

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NorthWinds Bassoon Ensemble in our Music in the Stacks Series

Program Description: We continue our 2019 Music in the Stacks, a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts hosted by Hudson area youth organization, with NorthWinds, a bassoon ensemble. They are facilitated by student members of the Hudson City School District’s Tri-M Music Honor Society led by instrumental music teacher and News Channel 13 Top Teacher, Scott Vorwald.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 8, 4-5:30pm

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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Friends of Hudson Area Library Fall Book & Bake Sale

Library Book Sale sign

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the Community Room of the library on Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1-3:30pm.

Lots of new donations of new and gently used books. CDs, and DVDs. There will also be homemade treats and desserts for sale during this event. (Bakers’ Drop off for treats and baked goods will be Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9-5 and Saturday, September 7 from 10-12 at the Library.)  Continue reading

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