Watercolor with your Grandperson!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are celebrating Grandparents’ Day by offering a Watercolor Fest for grandparents, children, and grandchildren. Teaching artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates and shares her expertise on all things watercolor. Bring in a photo with simple imagery for inspiration or choose one from Ms. Kelly’s collection. 

Date/time: Saturday, September 8. Two sessions: 12 – 1:15pm & 1:45 – 3pm.

Preregistration: Required

Suggested Audience: Birth to age 109. Continue reading

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Opening Reception: Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards

Program Description: Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards is the library’s first ever History Room collection exhibit; curated by David Murphy of Hudson, former president of the library’s Board of Trustees and a member of its History Room Committee. The opening includes a presentation on the collection, hosted by Gary Sheffer, a native of Hudson. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Note cards and t-shirts will be available for purchase with an image of an iconic historic Hudson postcard. 

Date/Time: Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm (Opening Reception); the exhibit will be on display through October 31.                                  Continue reading

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Tween Advisory Council Wants You!

Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is looking to expand it’s membership! After a successful summer filled with programs and events for tweens by tweens the council is beginning to set it’s sights on ways to expand their programming for the fall/winter and beyond!  The council is actively looking for new perspectives to help aide their mission.

The Tween Advisory Council meets twice a month to plan & execute clubs, events and workshops for the enjoyment of their peers. This is a great opportunity to learn skills in decision-making, promotion and collaboration! If you are between the ages of 8-12 then you are eligible to join! If interested please contact Shanekia, Youth Services & Programs Assistant at youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for more details on how to join!

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POSTPONED: Intergenerational Cooking with Chef Nicole LoBue

We have had to postpone this program due to unforeseen circumstances. Once a new date is set, we will update this web post and alert all registered participants.

Program Description: This class with local chef and educator Nicole Lobue will give the tween, teen and senior attendees an opportunity to interact as a community of learners and tasters of delicious food. Offered in partnership with the City of Hudson Senior Center and the City of Hudson Youth Department.

Location: Alimentary Kitchen at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street. Transportation will be provided to and from the library courtesy of the City of Hudson Youth Department.

Date/Time: Monday, August 27, 12:30-3:30pm

Suggested Audience: Tweens, Teens and Seniors

Pre-registration: Required. Please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library

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Video of book discussion by Alexandra Cox: An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley

Held in the Community Room on Monday August 6, 2018 at 6pm. Video courtesy of Dan Udell via YouTube: https://youtu.be/q4991Aw8cKQ

Program Description: Alexandra Cox discussion of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley and her book Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. The book explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond.

 

 

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Opening Reception for “Gemini Moon” by Congolese artist Ntangou Badila

Program Description: Celebrate the opening of an installation of new works by local artist Ntangou Badila. This show reflects the artist’s inner process with creativity and the continuous flow of new interests with endless ideas and potentials for that creativity. The exhibition is composed of paintings, not in one theme or style, but with multiple series of paintings in which various styles and themes exist happily and cohesively in the same space informing and conversing with one another.

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10 6-8pm. The show will be on view during library open hours through September 1, 2018.  Continue reading

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New Yoga Class Twice Weekly at City of Hudson Senior Center

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center, in collaboration with Hudson Area Library, is offering a new yoga class twice weekly, starting Monday, August 6 and Wednesday August 8, 9 – 9:45am with a suggested donation of $2. Gentle AM YOGA Stretch is geared to seniors with gentle stretching according to ability and attention to problem areas. The instructor, Susan Schultz, has taught Hatha, Flow & Stretch Yoga for over twenty years. Just think, one could get all loosened up and ready for the ever popular Aerobics class offered also at the Senior Center at 10am. Flexibility, strength and aerobic exercise all covered in one morning!

Target Audience: Seniors

Pre-Registration: To sign up:  email: sherstevens@gmail.com or call: 518.828.3200 MWF between 12 and 3pm. or stop by the Senior Center at 51 N. 5th Street in Hudson.

 

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