Music in the Stacks: A New Concert Series!

Program Description: We are pleased to announce Music in the Stacks, which features five one-hour  concerts performed in the library throughout 2019 and hosted by Hudson area youth. These concerts, in the main area of the library, reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. Attendance at all five makes them eligible to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

Dates/Time: All concerts are Sundays 4-5:30pm. 1) March 24 features Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer, hosted by Operation Unite NY youth. 2) A Bangla band headlined by Palbasha Siddique performs traditional and modern Bangladeshi music on April 28 in conjunction with the Bangladeshi New Year. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and hosted by Hudson Muslim Youth. 3) On May 19, we offer a Harmony Project Hudson student and instructor concert with a selection of pop, rock and jazz for violin, cello, recorder and accordion and hosted by members of the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council. 4) The September 8 concert features NorthWinds, a bassoon ensemble, performing Celtic, jazz and blues pieces arranged for the bassoon, hosted by student members of the Hudson City School District’s Tri-M Music Honor Society. 5) TBA.

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.

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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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Code Girls: This Month’s General Reading Book Group Selection

Program Description: The general reading book group selection for February is Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

The meeting was rescheduled from February 27 to March 6 due to snow.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 5-6pm Continue reading

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