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Program Description: The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce another 5-week series of High Five! Families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn everyday, fun activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Trips, free books & prizes! October 20 High Five! will be with folkteller & performance artist Pamela Badila, who teaches our Folktales & Stories class. Lunch, free children’s books & door prizes!
Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27
Trips to Philip Apple Orchard and Dalmatian Day at FASNY Museum of Firefighting and a Halloween party are some of the special events planned for High Five! families. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Lunch will be provided. Older siblings are welcome in the library during the program.
To sign up for High Five! email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood is thrilled to be partnering with the Hudson Area Library for the High Five! early literacy program. The GHPN works to support children and families in the Hudson City School District from birth through college to career. Promise Neighborhood, established in 2011 through a Planning Grant from the US Department of Education, has built a strong foundation of partnerships and programs supporting families in the Hudson community and beyond.
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library will host our second grandparents, children, and grandchildren watercolor workshop with teaching artist Gretchen Kelly. Youth and adult participants paint in watercolors with the Halloween theme as it is found in nature: pumpkins, fall leaves, gourds, branches, bugs, bats, spider webs, vines, branches, owls, and more.
All materials will be provided. Refreshments will follow.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 1-4pm
Registration: Registration is required. Email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library.
Program Description: Photographer Barbara Bosworth speaks about The Heavens, her new work which contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera. Following the talk will be a star-watching party led by the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. This event will take place at the Churchtown Dairy, in their beautiful interior as well as on the grounds.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 7-9pm.
Location: Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson, NY 12534
Suggested Audience: All ages
Registration: Suggested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.This program is being done in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library.
Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.
The Heavens contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera. The star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to her camera. Speaking of her inspiration for these images, Bosworth writes: “Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky.” The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist’s books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo’s 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.
Barbara Bosworth’s publications include The Meadow, Natural Histories, Trees: National Champions, and Chasing the Light. In 2016, The Meadow was nominated for the Aperture-Paris Photo Book of the Year prize. Bosworth’s work has been exhibited in several one-person shows at museums throughout the United States. A recipient of multiple fellowships and grants, Bosworth’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Kittredge Foundation Grant. Her work is represented in major collections including Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Princeton Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Bosworth lives in Massachusetts. She is professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Churchtown Dairy is a working Biodynamic farm that intends to serve as a beacon for those working to promote sustainable agriculture and regenerative communities. Built under the direction of Abby Rockefeller from her vision and passion to bring beauty to farming the dairy supports the development of just and resilient food systems while raising public awareness of the positive impacts ecological agriculture can have on the health of the human being and the earth. They strive to imbue all their work with beauty — the buildings, the gardens, the care for the animals, and the economic and social systems within which they work.
Program Description: Join the library Book Group, facilitated by Sharon Getty, as they read and discuss Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay J. Ashford. The book is available to borrow in print and large print through the library. Email email@example.com for more information or to register.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 5-6pm This historical novel blends fiction and fact, and takes you on a journey with Agatha Christie on board the Orient Express, headed towards Mesopotamia. Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, she boards the train in disguise. But unlike her famous detective, Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.
Program Description: Join our Nonfiction Book Group, facilitated by Mark Orton, to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann. The book is available to borrow in standard, large print, and audio formats from the library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792, or stop by the main desk to register.
Time/Date: Monday, October 29, 6-7:30pmDave Eggers of the NY Times Book Review calls it “Disturbing and riveting…Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true…It will sear your soul.” This book group focuses on history and social and political life in North America and meets Monday.
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Job Search Help
Dates: Fridays 10am – 1pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, and by appointment (see calendar for current dates)
The library has two job coaches available for one-on-one consultations to learn how to write a resume and cover letter, use online job applications and resources, and interview successfully. Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections is available by appointment. Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator is at the library every Friday 10am – 1pm and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. These Job Search sessions have resulted in patrons polishing resumes, being better prepared for interviews and getting jobs! For more more information call 518.828.1792 x101, email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson Area Library General Reading Book Group
This group covers fiction and nonfiction and meets once a month. Sharon Getty, a longtime Friend of the Hudson Area Library is the group’s facilitator. Check our calendar for upcoming dates and book titles. To register for this book group email Meets once per month in the early evening. For more information, contact the library at 518-828-1792 x101. All are welcome.
Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group
Focused on history and social and political life in North America, books are chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today. All are welcome to join with the hope that participants will impact each other through discussion and community. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, is the moderator for discussions. The group meets once a month in the evening. Check our calendar for upcoming dates and book titles. For more information call 518.828.1792 x101 or email email@example.com.
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.