Author Reading & Book Signing: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Program Description: Join us, The Link Project, and OutHudson as we collaborate to bring you a special book reading and signing of Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride. McBride is an author, LGBTQ Rights activist and the Grand Marshal for this year’s OutHudson Pride Parade.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 11am-12:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults and teens

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Odds Against Tomorrow: Screening & Discussion

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Program Description: The library’s History Room is pleased to present a special screening & discussion of Odds Against Tomorrow with documentary filmmaker David McDonald. Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte that was filmed in Hudson and New York City and used many Hudsonians for cast and crew. There will be a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of Odds Against Tomorrow and a discussion about the film, followed by the screening.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm.

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Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

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It’s that time of year: the time to celebrate reading at the library! Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Hudson Area Library’s Summer Reading Program helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

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“What’s Good for Your Health? Navigating the Daily Dos & Don’ts Dilemma”

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, presents a health talk and discussion with Dr. Paul Spector, our Core Strength and Balance Instructor. Discussion and healthy refreshments by local vendors will follow the talk.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 10 at 2-3:30pm

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Planting Activities for Young Gardeners w/ Greenport Garden Club

Program Description: Young gardeners will plant cuttings to make new plants,  plant seeds and design bouquets. All materials provided courtesy of the Greenport Garden Club, whose members will work with the youth.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 3, 2 – 3pm

Suggested Audience: 5 – 10 year olds

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Know Your Flag: History of the American Flag & Flag Day

From Ciancetti/Neefus Photo Collection in Hudson Area Library History Room

Program Description: Commemorate the 241st year since the adoption of the American flag, with presentations about the history and importance of the flag, of Flag Day itself and of our ever popular Hudson Flag Day Parade. There will also be a special American flag cake.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 7 from 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: This is a family-friendly event.

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Leisler Institute Presents a Library Local History Talk on Cookbooks as Historical Documents

Program Description: The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library and the Gotham Center for New York History, presents A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History by Peter G. Rose. 

Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 6 – 7:30pm

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Hudson Area Library Book Club Reads Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates


Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Book Club is reading Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates for their May meeting. Sharon Getty, a longstanding Friend of the Hudson Area Library, is the organizer and moderator.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30, 4-5pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

Pre-registration appreciated but not required.

Books are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library System. To register for this book group, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk.

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