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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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 & 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.

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Author Talk: Malcolm Nance Speaks!

Photo Credit: Jason Schneider

Program Description: Malcolm Nance, New York Times bestselling author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, and cyber attacks is discussing his latest book The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West at the library. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Spotty Dog Books & Ale.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 3-4pm

Registration: Reservations are encouraged. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk. Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat. Continue reading

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These Truths for September & October Non-Fiction Book Group

Program Description: This fall the Nonfiction Book Group will read and discuss These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore. For the September meeting, the group will discuss Part One-The Idea (1492-1799) and Part Two-The People (1800-1865). Part Three – The State (1866 – 1945) and Part Four – The Machine (1946 – 2016) will be discussed at the October meeting.
Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm, September 9 and October 7

Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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General Reading Book Group Fall Schedule

Program Description:  The library’s General Reading Book Group is reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in September, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer in October. 

Date/Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm, September 25 & October 23.

Registration: This monthly group covers fiction and nonfiction and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. 

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Local History Talk in Collaboration w/ Hudson Hall

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The History of Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers by Carl Whitbeck, part of the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker series and being done in collaboration with Hudson Hall as part of their Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers series, will cover the commerce of Hudson from the time of its inception as a city in 1785 to the early 1960’s and through to the present. Mr. Whitbeck, a local resident whose family has deep roots in the area, will be displaying and discussing items from his own extensive local history collection.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 6-7:30pm

Audience/Registration: This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged.For more information and to reserve a seat visit: Hudson Hall Merchants & Whalers Please note: As this is a free event, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the talk to ensure your seat.  Continue reading

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Drag Queen Story Time w/ Ella Ghent

Ella Ghent & unicycle at Hudson’s Flag Day Parade 2019.

Program Description: The library in collaboration with Out Hudson is proud to present this special Story Time. Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event. Striving to celebrate differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up! There will also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 11am-12pm

Audience: The program is free and all kids and families are welcome.  Continue reading

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Ballroom Dance Classes at the Armory

Melissa Raigani & Andrew Resto Photo by JD Urban

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library present Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto. This series of dance classes focuses on dances of the Motown era. Class attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome. The 4-week class series ends with Motown Madness, a dance party on Saturday, September 14, 7-10pm featuring DJ Philip Grant.

Date/Time: Fridays, August 23 & 30 and September 6 & 13, 5:30-7pm

Registration: Classes are free and registration is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org Continue reading

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