Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.

Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9 Continue reading

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Creative Writing Class with Maureen McNeil

Program DescriptionIn conjunction with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we bring you Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. This extended class, made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System, will run all through the fall and will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and will share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. A zine of student work will be available at the library and on the library’s website.

Date/Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm Beginning September 20. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library on December 13.  

Registration: Required

Suggested audience: Adults

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Non-fiction Book Group to Discuss The Island at the Center of the World

Program Description:  This month’s Non-fiction Book Group reading is The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto. Shorto write, “If what made America great was its ingenious openness to different cultures. The small triangle of land at the southern tip of Manhattan Island is the birthplace of that idea: This island city would become the first multiethnic, upwardly mobile society on America’s shores, a prototype of the kind of society that would be duplicated throughout the country and around the world.”

Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 6 – 8pm Continue reading

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Author Talk & Star-Watching Party at Churchtown Dairy

Program Description: Photographer Barbara Bosworth speaks about The Heavens, her new work which contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera.  Following the talk will be a star-watching party led by the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. This event will take place at the Churchtown Dairy, in their beautiful interior as well as on the grounds.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 7-9pm.

Location: Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson, NY 12534

Suggested Audience: All ages

Registration: Suggested. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.This program is being done in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library. Continue reading

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Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Spector

Program Description: This workshop introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. Open to all levels.

Date/Time:  Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm; 4-session classes meet weekly and are being offered in September, October and November. The September series will meet on September 8, 15, 22 & 29.

Suggested Audience: Seniors

Pre-registration: Required. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. The September series is already partially filled so please do register as soon as possible.  Continue reading

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Friends of Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale – Saturday, September 22

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. 

Date/Time:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am-2pm.  Continue reading

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Buenas Noticias: Adult Spanish classes are back!

Program Description: Good news! Spanish classes for adult learners start up again this fall. Sonia Cintron is once again offering adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills. 

Date/Time: Advanced Beginner class meets Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm  and Intermediate class Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm. Classes begin September 11.

Pre-registration: Required

Suggested Audience: Adults Continue reading

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Get Ticked Off

Program Description: Join us for this important public forum with investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change and Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who will speak on her #GetTickedOff campaign. This event will explain the phenomenon of the rise of lyme disease and will provide reliable sources of information in the fight against the disease.

Date/Time: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Adults

Pre-registration: Not required Continue reading

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