Author Talk: Malcolm Nance Speaks!

Photo by Jason Schneider

UPDATE: THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY. IT WILL BE Saturday, November 9, 3-4:30pm. ALL REGISTERED AND WAIT LISTED PERSONS WILL RETAIN THEIR PLACE IN THE LIST if they email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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. Copies will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Spotty Dog Books & Ale.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 3-4:30pm

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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Final Concert in our 2019 Music in the Stacks Series

Program Description: Our final Music in the Stacks, our series of free Sunday afternoon concerts featuring local and international artists and hosted by Hudson area youth organizations, will be with Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer. The Hudson youth organization hosting the concert will be Operation Unite NY.

Date/Time: Sunday, November 17, 4-5:30pm

Registration: Registration is not required. Audience members receive cultural passports, which are stamped at each concert. Each stamp entitles the passport holder one ticket in a raffle for a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.
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Friends of the Hudson Area Library Writers Luncheon with Emily Sachar

Program Description: Award-winning writer Emily Sachar, founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, will be the guest speaker at a buffet luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Sachar is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir. Shut up and Let the Lady Teach (Simon and Schuster) which describes in vivid detail Sachar’s experience teaching math in a challenged Brooklyn, NY public school. Emily Sachar has also written widely for national magazines, and was a reporter for 13 years at Newsday.  She is a consulting historian and curriculum specialist at Olana, and the founder of the Hudson Valley Memoir Collective, which leads writing courses for adults 55 and older.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 at 12 pm in the library’s community room

Reservation: Call (518) 828-1792 or visit the library, to assure your spot, payment of $25.00 must be received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

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Fall Creative Writing Registration Open

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil, a class focused on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing.

Date/Time: Thursdays, September 19, 26, October 3 and 10, 2:30 – 4pm.

Audience: The class is free and all levels and all ages of writers are welcome.

Registration: 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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.  Continue reading

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Dance Party at the Armory!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are hosting Motown Madness Dance at the Armory, a dance party featuring DJ Philip Grant, formerly of WGXC’s Solid Gold Soul Radio Show. Come and relive the dances of the 40s, 50s and 60s at the historic Armory at 51 North 5th Street, Hudson, NY.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 7-10pm

Registration: Reservations are preferred but not required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the main desk at the library. 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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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 and 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.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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Miho Hatori Performs at Music in the Stacks

Photo by Tin Nguyen

Program Description:  Miho Hatori, singer, songwriter, musician and producer, performs her latest project, Salon Mondialité, inspired by Martinique-born poet and thinker Édouard Glissant’s words. She is being hosted by teens from Kite’s Nest Space 2.0. This concert is being curated and promoted by Basilica Hudson, which is waiving curatorial and publicity fees.

Date/Time: Sunday, September 29, 4-5:30pm

Registration: Registration is NOT required. Audience members receive cultural passports, which are stamped at each concert. After turning in their passports they are then eligible for chances (based on the number of concerts attended) to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

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. Continue reading

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