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Posted: January 9, 2020
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Mahogany L. Browne, Curator In Residence at the Library

We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In- ResidenceBrowne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020. 

In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program, Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of  Living Poetry at the Library , curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, inter generational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other hands-on fun activities. 

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration investigating its impact on women and children. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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Posted: January 8, 2020
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January selections for Library Book Groups

Program Description: This month the General Reading Book Group reads A Gentleman in Moscow, and the Nonfiction Book Group examines Songs of America.

Date/Time: General Reading Book Group – Wednesday, January 8, 5:00-6:00 pm. Nonfiction Book Group – Monday, January 27, 6:00-7:30 pm.

Registration:To register, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

The General Reading Book Group meets monthly on Wednesdays 5-6pm and is reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles on January 8. This group reads fiction and nonfiction, and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

A Gentleman in Moscow explores the world of Count Alexander Rostov, after he is sentenced by Russia’s new Soviet regime to house arrest in the luxurious Metropole Hotel. In her NPR review titled, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Is A Grand Hotel Adventure , Annalisa Quinn describes the book as a novel that aims to charm.” Also concluding that, “All of the verbal excess, the gently funny mock-epic digressions, the small capers and cast of colorful characters, add up to something undeniably mannered but also undeniably pleasant.

The Nonfiction Book Group meets monthly on Mondays, 6-7:30pm and for its meeting on January 27, will discuss Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation, by John Meacham and Tim McGraw. To accompany this month’s selection, a playlist of many of the songs discussed in the book is available from the Nonfiction Book Group page on the library’s website. This group focuses on history and social & political life in North America, and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for this book group email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org

These books are available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System.  The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. For more information visit hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Posted: January 7, 2020
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Living Poetry at the Library with Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic

Program Description: Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. This annual literary event celebrates and introduces diverse literary artists to community members presenting different literary traditions to the community as an opportunity for cultural exchange and growth. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.

This program is part of the library’s inaugural Curator-In-Residence program with Mahogany L. Browne, in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary.

Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Free and Open to All!

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research, and Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books), and Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) and as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration investigating its impact on women and children. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Jive Poetic is a writer, organizer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. In 2017, Jive received the John Morning Award for Art and Service. He is the founder of Insurgent Poets Society, Carnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and the co-founder of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased onTVONE’s Lexus Verses and Flow, PBS NewsHour, and BET. International support for his work has come from the British Arts Council; US Embassies in Australia, Brazil, and Poland; and the Minister Of Culture in Antigua and Barbuda. Currently, Jive is the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator.

This program is made possible with support from the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation, the New York State Writers Institute and Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Posted: January 6, 2020
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Leapin Line Dance : An Introduction to Line Dancing

Program Description: Leapin Line Dance: An Introduction to Line Dancing is a one time dance workshop led by Diane Teutschman. Dancers will learn the steps in unison to choreographed country or popular songs. No experience or partner needed!

Diane Teutschman has been line dancing for many years and loving it! She has performed at country clubs, adult centers, adult education venues, with adults of all ages and abilities.  This program is presented in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 4:00-5:30pm in the library’s community room.

Registration: Email info@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518.828.1792 X 101

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Posted: December 29, 2019
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Adult Spanish Classes resume January 7

Program Description: The classes, taught by Sonia Cintron, offer adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills.

Date/Time: Series of weekly classes on Tuesdays from January 7 – April 14, Advanced Beginner 5:30-6:30pm or Intermediate 6:45-7:45pm.

Registration: Update (1/15) This series is currently full.

Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

Hudson Area Library’s Adult Spanish Language Classes resume Tuesday, January 7 and continue through Tuesday, April 14 with two levels: Advanced Beginner for students of Spanish who have taken at least an introductory course in the language, and Intermediate for those conversational in Spanish and who wish to further develop their 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. Adults and high school students are welcome.

 

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Ongoing ADULT PROGRAMS

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

Columbia County Photography Club

Dates: 2nd 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 information, please email CCNYphotoclub@yahoo.com or refer to their web site: ccnyphotoclub.weebly.com.

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Meets once per month in the afternoon or 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 morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

See the list of books, past and future, and more here.

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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