Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families

 

As part of expanded programming in 2018, We are proud to offer Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families, Tuesdays, 10 – 11am beginning January 9. In Movement & Music musician Abby Lappen will present movement and songs for children as part of a special Story Hour in the Community Room. Families can learn how to use song and movement to help develop children’s pre-reading and reading skills. Continue reading

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Job Search Help Continues

We have two facilitators for one-on-one Job Search Help continuing in 2018:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5-7pm (with Beth Gordon)
Fridays, 10am-1pm (with Beth Gordon)
or by appointment (with Heather Martin)

Beth Gordon is an NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator and Heather Martin is the Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections.

These one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.

To sign up for appointments, call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System.

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Local History Speaker Series talk in Collaboration with the Leisler Institute

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library, will present Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period on Thursday, February 22 at 6pm at the library. During this local history talk David Voorhees will discuss the Zenger Trial, the Claverack Giant and local Native tribes, the so-called Negro Conspiracy of 1741, and, of course, Jacob Leisler and the 1689-1691 Leisler’s Rebellion. The focus of this event will be on the integration of various European ethnic groups into a broader English colonial melting pot (Huguenots, Germans, Dutch, English, etc), and on the English manorial and political systems which continue to impact this region today.

A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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A Special High Five! this Week: Children’s Books about Feelings

The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce a special High Five! Saturday, February 10, 11am – 1pm. Brenda Shufelt will be reading books about feelings to children and their families during our Story Hour.

You may know Brenda as the library’s program director but you may not know that she was an elementary school children’s librarian for 25 years and a citywide mentor for school librarians in New York City. Brenda has developed a collection of books that help children be empathetic and kind to themselves and others. These books are funny, clever, moving and help to put a child at ease with what they face as they navigate socially. Brenda and High Five! facilitator & early childhood expert Kathy Mabb will answer questions on what books are appropriate for different age levels, children’s personality and stages of development. Families will have time to select books from the library collection to bring home and read with their children.

In the High Five! program, families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn fun, everyday activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Lunch is also provided and transportation to the library is available.

The last Saturday ends with a field trip to Spotty Dog Books with each family that has participated in the program receiving a $25 gift certificate to spend at the store.

To sign up for High Five! or request transportation: email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library. This program is free and open to all families with children under five, and is wheelchair accessible.

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We’re Kicking Off Our New Seven-Day Schedule with a Library Lovers Month Celebration!

The library will offer programs and services seven days a week beginning Sunday, February 11! As of February 11, the library’s hours will be Sunday, 1-4pm; Monday, 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm; and Saturday, 10am-3pm. These expanded hours are made possible with the generous support of friends and neighbors in Hudson who voted yes for the library’s community-based funding initiative at the voting booth this past November. For the City of Hudson and the surrounding area to have a library open every day of the week is something of which the citizens in this area can all be proud.

The library will offer special programming to celebrate both Library Lovers Month and the new seven day schedule on Sunday, February 11. In addition, the library will waive up to $5 in overdue fines to any patron, upon request, who visits during the open hours on this special day.

The library’s special celebratory schedule is as follows:

  1. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library, who have been a great support to the library with volunteer help, financial support and programming, will offer free, delectable home baked refreshments.
  2. Pamela Badila will present Folktales & Stories for Children & Families at 1pm, featuring folktales from around the world. This special story hour, which will be held every Sunday at 1pm, will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that form the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
  3. In the library’s History Room, the library has the volunteer services of Tom Buckner, a local photographer. Visitors to the library on February 11 are invited to find themselves or a loved one in the library’s Hudson High School Yearbook collection and have their picture taken alongside the graduation photo. Thanks to Library Clerk Anne Terwilliger and History Room volunteer, Dan Miller, the library now has over 100 years of Hudson High School Yearbooks in their History Room collection (1914 – 2017). This is a free service. The library will send participants the digital file for their use. To make an appointment for a photo session email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org with your name, the yearbook date and name of person in the photo and the library will schedule an appointment.
  4. NorthWinds, a trio of bassoonists, will perform and also discuss the bassoon as instrument at 4pm in the main library. This bassoon ensemble, comprised of John Douglas Ferrigno, Cornelia McGiver, and Nora Post, brings out the jaunty, the moody, the serene, and the serious natures of the instrument in an accessible manner for the audience.

These celebratory events are free and open to the public. The library is wheelchair accessible. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Our First Sunday Ends with a Celebratory Bassoon Concert in the Drill Shed!

NorthWinds, a trio of bassoonists, will perform and also discuss the bassoon as instrument on Sunday, February 11, 4pm in the main library (the former drill shed of the Armory building). This bassoon ensemble, comprised of John Douglas Ferrigno, Cornelia McGiver, and Nora Post, brings out the jaunty, the moody, the serene, and the serious natures of the instrument in an accessible manner for the audience. This special concert concludes our first open Sunday, the beginning of our expanded seven-day a week schedule!

NorthWinds was formed in 2017 with the idea that all music is created equal – except in a bassoon ensemble, which is more equal than others. The three bassoonists have found a cheerful and spirited platform for this unsung wind pipe. The ensemble is especially well suited to intimate settings in which the audience and performers have a moment to exchange thoughts as well as to listen to this lesser known instrument. This is exactly what will happen at this free musical event!  

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Get Your Photo Taken With Your Former Self or a Relative in a Hudson High Yearbook!

Thanks to Library Clerk Anne Terwilliger and History Room volunteer Dan Miller, we now have over 100 years of Hudson High School Yearbooks in our History Room collection (1914 – 2017)! We discovered our young people are very interested in getting their photos taken with a parent’s yearbook photo (Larry Walker, Jr., pictured here, posing with the photo of Larry Walker, Sr. began this craze).

In celebration of our new seven-day schedule, on Sunday, February 11 from 1-4pm, we have the volunteer services of Tom Buckner, a local photographer, who will take your picture with your graduation photo or the graduation photo of a relative from the near or distant past. This is a free service and we will send you the digital file for your use. To make an appointment for a photo session email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org with your name, the yearbook date and name of person in the photo and we will give you an appointment.

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High Five! with Emily Chameides: Reading with Your Child

The library and The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce a special High Five! Saturday, February 3, 11am – 1pm. Emily Chameides will be reading to children and their families during our Story Hour.

Many people know Emily as the library’s dedicated director but what they may not know is how seriously she takes collection development and how much fun she has selecting great books for children and young adults. She considers herself a Picture Book Super Fan! On February 3 Emily will read to children and their families and discuss the secret (and not so secret) book treasures in our collection. Emily and High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb will answer questions on what books are appropriate for different age levels, children’s personality and stages of development. There will be time for book check out after the discussion.Bring your own stories of your child’s (or your) favorite children’s books! Families will then have time to select books to bring home and read with their children.

In the High Five! program, families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn fun, everyday activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Lunch is also provided and transportation to the library is available: email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

The last Saturday ends with a field trip to Spotty Dog Books with each family that has participated in the program receiving a $25 gift certificate to spend at the store.

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