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Posted: January 11, 2018
Adults, Programs, Young Adults

Adult Spanish Winter Classes

 

As part of expanded programming in 2018, our Adult Spanish Language Class will have beginner and intermediate levels. Classes meet Tuesdays; beginners 5:30 – 6:30pm and intermediate level 6:45 – 7:45pm beginning February 13.  Adults and high school students are welcome.

The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries. Students’ work will be celebrated May 1 at an event for the participants.

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 that they will be continuing to attend. This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

 

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Posted: January 9, 2018
Adults, News, Programs

Job Search Help Continues

We have two facilitators for one-on-one Job Search Help continuing in 2018: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, and every Friday 10am – 1pm with Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator, or by appointment with Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections.

These one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.
To sign up for appointments, call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System.

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Posted: December 19, 2017
Adults, Programs

Core Strength & Balance Classes

As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we will offer beginning and intermediate classes of “Senior Fitness: Core Strength & Balance,” in series of four classes each. All classes will be on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm.

Beginner: January 6, 13, 20, & 27 
Second beginner: March 3, 10, 17 & 24
Intermediate: February 3, 10, 17 & 24

This workshop will introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. After completing the series of four sessions, the individual will have mastered a balance routine that they can continue independently at home. Intermediate students, who have taken the beginner class, will receive some further exercises.  

Balance is an essential part of all movement, at every level: dance, athletics, biking, boating, hiking, and plain old walking. Like all other capacities, the “use it or lose it” maxim holds true for balance. There are many reasons why our balance deteriorates with age, but the principal cause is lifestyle.

This class will be taught by Paul Spector, who earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. After years of clinical experience, Dr. Spector formed Pantheon and Meaningful Fitness (personalized health organizations designed to assist individuals in attaining their highest level of function). Over the past 15 years, his focus has been on preventive health, behavioral change, motivation, aging, meaningful goal-setting, and how to apply scientific advances to maximize both physical and psychological peak fitness. Paul dedicates his time to helping individuals attain their potential in every aspect of their lives by drawing upon his clinical experience, American Academy of Sports Medicine certified training, ongoing literature review and extensive referral network.

Dr. Spector works with private clients and corporations in New York City and Hudson, NY. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post where he reports on the often confusing and contradictory news on health. He has written on a wide range of topics including the effect of sedentary behavior on health and cognition, the microbiome, diet and depression, blood sugar levels and brain function, supplements, anti-ageing techniques, cancer detection, new research on muscle, hormesis (the health benefits of certain types of stress), how we assess risk and make decisions, what constitutes fitness, and much more.

This class is offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center. The class is free and and wheelchair accessible. Please come in clothes that are comfortable to move around in. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and students may sign up for one class series only. Only students who have taken Paul’s class prior can register for the intermediate level. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

 

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Posted: December 16, 2017
Adults, Programs, Young Adults

All Things Apple Winter Session

We are offering another series of All Things Apple on Mondays, 6 – 7pm. Each Monday will be about a particular Apple topic.

January 8: iMac/Macbook basics
January 15: iTunes
January 22: iPhoto
January 29: IOS Devices  

It is recommended that attendees bring their devices and there will be Macbooks and iMacs available for use in the class. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. 

All Things Apple will be taught by James Pendergrast, a former Apple employee who was a certified trainer in the Soho Apple store for 11 years. In his former job, Mr. Pendergrast helped users successfully navigate and get the best out of their Apple computers and devices. He was also the editorial cartoonist for Rolling Stone magazine for over twenty years, had drawings in Tennis Magazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has published two books of his drawings.

Classes are free and open to the public and held in the Community Room after library hours. Space is limited and it is highly recommended that interested people sign up for the particular class (or classes) they would like to attend by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or stopping by the library’s main desk.

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Posted: December 12, 2017
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NEW! Nonfiction Book Group at the Library

As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we will be hosting a new nonfiction book group focused on history and social and political life in North America. The group will utilize the best in nonfiction books chosen by the participants to explore issues that are topical today.

All are welcome with the hope that we will impact each other through discussion and community. The group will meet monthly on a Thursday 6 – 7:30pm. The first three meeting dates are: January 18, February 15, and March 15, 2018. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, will be the moderator for discussions.

In January the group will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration  by Pulitzer prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson. This book tells the American story of the decades-long black migration from the South to cities in the north and west. It was a National Book Circle Critics Award Winner and made the Ten Best Books of the Year list of many major newspapers and magazines when it was published in 2010. Books may be borrowed through the library. The Warmth of Other Suns is available in print, ebook, and on CD. Please use our online system, call or stop in to reserve a copy.

After the first month, books read will be chosen based on participants’ suggestions. To register email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library and registrants are encouraged to give book suggestions.

The library also offers a book group that covers fiction and nonfiction and meets once a month on Wednesday 4 – 5pm. They will meet January 24 to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, February 28 for Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, March 28 for Dear Red by Maureen McNeil. Sharon Getty, a longstanding Friend of the Hudson Area Library is the organizer and moderator. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

These programs are free and open to the public and take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.

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Only the most recent five Adult Programs are shown here. Go to Adult Programs Archive for complete listings



Ongoing ADULT PROGRAMS

Adult Introduction to Spanish Classes

Dates: Tuesday Evenings 6:15pm-7:15pm (see calendar for current dates)
Learn to express yourself in real life situations and improve your Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries. This free program offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class. For more information, contact the library at 518-828-1792.

Columbia County Photography Club

Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Share tips and techniques and support one another in photographic endeavors. For more info call Paul at 518-828-5887 after 4:45 or email abit @ mhcable.com

Hudson Library Book Club

Meets once per month in the early evening. Dates are decided for the next month at the group’s meeting.

For more information, contact the library at 518-828-1792. All are welcome.

Local History Speaker Series

The History Room Committee’s Local History Speaker Series offers monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County. Check the library calendar or contact us for information on upcoming events.

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