Drop-In and After School Children’s Activities

Program Description: Children’s library assistant Kathy Parchuk & Americorps worker Rajmina Chowdhury provide shared reading, arts & crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more for children during after school hours during the week. On Saturdays children’s library aide, Janice Scali, offers Drop-In Children’s Activities.

Date/Time: Monday – Friday, 3-5pm and Saturday 12 – 3pm

Audience: All ages of children and their families are welcome to join others in crafts, stories and more. No registration required.

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Core Strength & Balance Fall Classes with Dr. Paul Spector

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, is continuing its popular Core Strength & Balance this fall. These classes introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination.

Date/Time: First four Saturdays of September, October, and November, 1:30-2:30pm

Audience: The class is free and open to all levels.

Registration:  Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and students may sign up for one month of classes at a time. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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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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Adult Spanish Fall Classes Open for Registration

Program Description: The library’s Adult Spanish Language Class has new sessions this fall: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course, and Intermediate for those with some fluency and who wish to further their skills.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, September 10 – November 26, Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm, Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm

Audience: Adults and high school students are welcome

Registration: To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Students from past classes should register if they wish to continue to attend. Continue reading

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Living Poetry at the Library: A Collaboration with Fence and The Home School

Program Description: In collaboration with Fence and The Home School, we are pleased to host Living Poetry at the Library. Poets reading include Tess Brown-Lavoie, whose Lite Year won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize; Edgar Garcia, a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago; and Ariana Reines whose books of poetry include The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury.

Time/Date: Tuesday,  July 30, 7-9pm Continue reading

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To the Moon and Back: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

 

 

Program Description: Join us in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. We’ll present a special screening of the landing, space-themed snacks, and other fun activities! Open to all ages. This program is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10am-1pm in the library’s community room.

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A Successful Hudson History Bus Tour!

Recently we decided to take our Local History Speaker series “on the road” so to speak with a special fundraiser to support the conservation and archiving of the resources of the History Room: a Hudson History Bus Tour, offering the REAL history of Hudson. On June 9, Hudson Area Library’s inaugural local history tour set off with every seat occupied!

Guided by the enlightening commentary of one of our researchers and local history enthusiast-par-excellence, John Craig, with anecdotal additions by two born and raised Hudsonians: former Hudson mayor and tour bus driver, Richard F. Tracy; and library board member and a son and grandson of former mayors, Gary Sheffer, the tour lived up to its tagline of offering the REAL history.

The tour was accompanied by honored guest, Carole Osterink, author of the “Gossips of Rivertown” blog, and included a tour of Hudson Hall. Generous sponsoring businesses included the Johnston Bus Company, The Hudson Brewing Company, Hudson Hall, Hudson Home, Hudson Wine Merchants, Local 111 of Philmont, Solaris: The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, Talbott & Arding, and TK Home & Garden.

Participants enjoyed the day, the swag bags they received, and many stayed at the The Hudson Brewing Company engaged in follow up conversations about Hudson’s amazing history at the end of the tour. A new tour is being planned for October so stay tuned!

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