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.
Program Description: The library and Greenport Historical Society is once again offering Kelley Drahushuk’s very popular Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour . Kelley will speak about the history of the original cemetery, more recent discoveries as well as its current layout and she will discuss specific histories of some of the more prominent people buried there. New information will be included in this year’s tour. The tour will finish with cider and Trixie’s Oven cookies, courtesy of Rich Volo, who is forming a Friends of the City of Hudson’s Cemetery group.
Time/Date: Sunday, October 28, 12-1:30pm (We’re ending in time for attendees to make the Hudson Trick or Treating (2pm) and Halloween Parade (4pm at Public Square) activities!
Registration: Registration is required. The tour will be limited to 30 participants so register as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk in the library.
Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm. As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. We may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways.
Long-touted as “a virtual treasure trove for historians and enthusiasts of American funerary art”, the Hudson Cemetery includes over 10,000 grave sites for a wide range of interesting and notable individuals, including the Proprietors and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists, paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more. Learn about the history of the original cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout. All attendees will receive a free map of Cedar Park with highlighted sites discussed in this presentation—do your own walking tour and make new discoveries!
Kelley Drahushuk is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY with family history in the city dating back to the 1800’s. She, along with her husband Alan, own The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, now in its 12th year of operation on Hudson’s Warren Street in the former CH Evans Hook & Ladder building. She has served on the board of the Hudson Area Library and continues as a member of the History Room Committee. She earned a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering. Two adorable children, a very chill cat and two noisy guinea pigs keep her quite busy.
The Friends of the City of Hudson’s Cemetery will hold their inaugural meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 6-8pm at the library. All are welcome. If you want to help preserve, maintain, and make the City of Hudson’s Cemetery a living, breathing part of our community, please attend the Friends of the City of Hudson’s Cemetery on Tuesday, October 30 from 6-8pm. Topics will include preservation, historical designation status, events and fundraisers. Talk to be lead by Rich Volo, 4th Ward Alderman and chair of the DPW subcommittee regarding the Cemetery.
Program Description: Author Helen Benedict reads from and discusses her new book, Wolf Season. Set in the Catskills, Wolf Season depicts the tragic aftermath of war on those who were a part of it and those close to them. Wolf Season will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library thanks to Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The author will be available to sign copies. A reception will follow the author reading.
Date/Time: Friday, October 12 at 6pm.
The Chronogram review states: Wolf Season is honest about suffering, trauma, and the difficulty of healing after war. . . [The novel] reminds us that we do what’s best for our family―our pack―even if it’s the thing that hurts the most.”
Helen Benedict is the author of seven novels, including Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel”; five works of nonfiction, including The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq; and the play The Lonely Soldier Monologues. She lives in New York. For more information visit www.helenbenedict.com.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk.
Program Description: This free exercise session at the library is led by Kylah Campeta of LYF fitness in Hudson. As you prepare to run the Ghostly Gallop in Hudson on Oct. 21, learn how stretching and strength work can improve your finishing time. Every attendee gets $5 off their Ghostly Gallop entry fee! Kylah is certified in Athletic training, pre/post natal training, boxing, spin, TRX, stretching and dance/movement.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Registration: Call 518-929-2303 or email email@example.com. Space is limited so register soon!
Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be of the Hayo Miyazki’s classic Spirited Away. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 4-7pm
Registration/Suggested Audience: This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792
Program Description: In collaboration with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum we are pleased to present a three day tween performance and media program intensive: “Digital Dancing” with teaching artist, choreographer & dancer Adam H Weinert.
Digital Dancing consists of repertory and creative movement workshops integrated with Augmented Reality technology in the form of a mobile app created specifically for this project. Tween participants will choreograph, perform, and film a site specific dance for an Augmented Reality installation at the library. Using an app, visitors to the library will have the opportunity to view the performance by aiming their own devices at particular locations in the library space where the dance was performed.
Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, September 24 , 25 & 27, 3:30-5:30pm. Performance Friday, September 27, 6pm. Please note there is no workshop on Thursday.
Target Audience: Tweens
Pre-Registration: Required. Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library.
Adam H Weinert is a performance-based artist born and raised in New York City. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he recently earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in New York Magazine. He produced and choreographed an award-winning collection of dance ﬁlm shorts screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography.
The performance on Friday, September 28 is free and open to the public with a light reception to follow; it will take place in the main space of the library, which is wheelchair accessible.This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.
NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum are also presenting two workshops at Hudson Hall Saturdays, October 13 – December 15. African Dance Instruction and Family African Dance. For more information visit hudsonhall.org.
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