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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Parents, Caregivers & Students: Afterschool Bus Service for the Hudson Area!

There is an afterschool bus service for the Hudson area that stops at many of our youth’s favorite places: The Hudson Area Library, Perfect Ten Hudson, Hudson Youth Center, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Youth Clubhouse of Columbia-Greene Counties, Kite’s Nest. We thank all the people who made this important service for our youth happen. To fill out the form to have your child/tween/teen get on the bus click here.

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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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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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