Ballroom Dancing with Andrew Resto

 

illustration by Omer Mufti

In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we are happy to present a new 5-week course, Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto. This 5-week series will be Tuesdays, 3-4pm beginning September 19 and Fridays, 6-7pm beginning September 22. The series will end with a practice party Friday, October 27, 6-8pm. Dances will include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue. Attendees can sign up for one or both weekly sessions and do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.

Andrew Resto is a professional certified Bronze level Dance instructor who has trained in the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire systems. He has taught in ballroom studios in Hollywood, New York City and in upstate New York.

This series is offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center and is made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System. The classes are free and open to the public. Registration is limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org.

 

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Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil

We are proud to present in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center Creative Writing For Seniors, a 4-week class beginning Thursday, September 14, 28, October 12, & 26 2:30 – 4pm.  

Taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist Maureen McNeil. McNeil has created writing programs for NYC public school students, US prisoners, seniors, and veterans, and families of 9/11 victims.  She believes that everyone’s story is needed to help solve the problems of the world
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Creative Every Day!

We are pleased to announce Creative Every Day: an author/artist talk and workshop with cartoonist Ira Marcks on Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-5:00 pm. Marcks will share his comic book, Creative Every Day, which explores the lives of creatives and artists in Upstate NY who combine business with art. Ira will share his experiences and then host a cartooning workshop for all those who love to draw and tell stories.

For a time Marcks drew a cartoon series for Hugo Award Winning sci-fi/fantasy magazine, Weird Tales. He also created an eighty-foot music video/drawing during a collaboration with Vimeo founder, Jake Lodwick that resulted in a thoughtful blog post from the comic theorist and Understanding Comics author, Scott McCloud. You can watch an interview with Marcks in the PBS series ‘A House for Arts’.

This event is offered in collaboration with Kite’s Nest. To register for the event, email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk of the library. Continue reading

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Story Time On-the-Go at the Hudson Farmers’ Market

The library and the Hudson Farmers’ Market are pleased to announce a series of Story Times On-the-Go this fall at the market. Librarians, staff and board members of the library will be reading to children in the children’s tent area 11am – 12pm on September 9, 23, October 7, 21 and November 4. There will also be giveaways and some story time hours will include craft activities. So bring your kids for healthy eating and fun reading at the Hudson Farmers’ Market!

For further information email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. The Hudson Farmers’ Market provides products and seasonal produce from growers and producers. It is the largest farmers’ market in Columbia County and has been in existence for over 18 years.

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Minecraft Club Returns Wed, Sep 6!

Our Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, has been such a huge success that we’re extending our original 5-week session into an ongoing program. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! This class will be taught by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Tombrello and will be meeting every Wednesday from, 3:30-5:00pm.

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Creating with Code, a Teen Coding Class

This fall we are offering a 10-week teen programming class: < Creating with Code> Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm beginning Sept 14 in the Teen Room of the library. Teens will make apps, websites, games, music, art and more…with code. Code is the language that brings phones and computers to life. In this class teens will explore the core concepts behind writing code by playing games and learning languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript and Python. They will build the problem solving skills that it takes to turn your own ideas into digital realities.

No experience necessary. This class is free and open to all teens 13+. Teens do NOT need a laptop but, are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and space is limited so do sign up soon if you would like to take the class. To sign up visit the front desk of the library, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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Bengali Bandhan

 

The Library’s Bengali Bandhan* Class will be meeting this fall Wednesdays 5-6pm beginning September 6.This program, taught by M.D. Gazi, is geared toward school age youth, but all are welcome. Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Bengali. There are also lessons on Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, and arts and crafts. Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

*Bandhan means “togetherness”

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Adult Spanish Language Class

We are happy to announce the return of our Adult Spanish Language Class. The class will be meeting on Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm beginning September 5. These classes are free and open to the public, including Spanish language beginners. Adults and high school students are welcome.

The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries.Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.

This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. To register email smcintosh@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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