Ballroom Dance w/ Andrew Resto this Spring!

Program Description: Join us for a dance class series, brought to you by a collaboration of the City of Hudson Senior Center and Hudson Area Library. The series ends with a live music dance party open to the public with the Fabulous Versatones: the Spring Fling Swing Dance at the Armory. Dances studied in the class include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue.

Date/Time: Fridays, 5:30-7pm, April 26, May 3, 10 & 17.

Live music dance party: Saturday, May 18, 7-10pm.

Recommended Audience: Free and open to the public of all ages. Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.

Registration: Registration is required for the class and appreciated for the dance party. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Spring Classes!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. April 20: features April showers bringing May flowers, Easter bunnies, chicks, and colorful eggs. May 18:  flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 15: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.

Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 15, 2-4pm

Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Salon Concert with Gabor Csalog

Program Description: Join us at a private Hudson home for a Salon Concert with distinguished Hungarian pianist, Gabor Csalog. Mr. Csalog will perform works by Bach, Bartok, and Beethoven. A reception with hors d’houvres and wine will follow. Ticket sales benefit the library.

Gabor Csalog is one of Hungary’s most distinguished pianist today. He was trained at the Ferenc Liszt Academy under Zoltan Kocsis and Andras Schiff. He completed his studies under György Sebõk at Indiana University. He teaches at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and is a professor of chamber music at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13 at 6 PM

Registration: Purchase tickets online, or stop by the main desk at the library to pay by check or credit card in person. Tickets are $40. For further information, call 518-828-1792 x101 or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Drag Queen Story Time with Trixie Starr!

Trixie Starr

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with Out Hudson, is proud to present a very special Drag Queen Story Time with Hudson’s very own Trixie Starr! 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 be also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 11am-12pm

Suggested Audience: All kids and their families are welcome. Continue reading

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Film Screening & Celebration: I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan by Robert Shetterly, courtesy KaneLewis Productions

Program Description: In culmination of our month-long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, join us for a screening of “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan.” Directed by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, this documentary explores how Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. This screening is co-hosted with the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie & a sampling of home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s House!. 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: People of all ages.

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Ashley Bryan Celebration

Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center

Program Description: In celebration of Black History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.

Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm

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Board of Trustees – Annual Meeting

The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 10am on Saturday, March 16 in the library’s Community Room. At approximately 11:15am, the Annual Meeting will be held. New Board members and a slate of officers will be offered and voted on. Other business will include passage of the 2019 budget and reports by Library Director Emily Chameides and Board President Miranda Barry. Everyone is invited to attend both meetings. Light refreshments will follow the meeting.

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