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Program Description: Join the group for a discussion of Ken Burns’ documentary film The Dust Bowl, (in 2 parts, totaling 4 hours of viewing time.) Be sure to watch the film BEFORE coming to the discussion group. You can access the two-part film for free through our new Kanopy streaming service (available to all library cardholders in Columbia County), as well as on DVD through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 6 – 7:30 pm.
Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Nonfiction Book Group, click here.
The Dust Bowl tells the story of “the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the ‘Great Plow-Up,’ followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.” For more information on the film, visit https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/.
Thanks to Dan Udell, our generous community cameraman, please enjoy this recording of Author Talk and Book Signing: Malcolm Nance, held here at the library on November 9. This talk was highly anticipated, with a capacity crowd. Spotty Dog Books & Ale sold books at this event, signed by the author. Thank you to all who attended and all who were so understanding that we could not accommodate everyone.
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.