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- Residence. Browne 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.828.1792 X 101
The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness for their October meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.
Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at BookGroup@hudsonarealibrary.org for info.
The Hudson Area Library is offering two free computer classes this month for adults interested in learning more about social media and Internet safety. Both classes are open to adult library patrons with basic computer & Internet skills and are held in the Children’s Foundation Room of the Hudson Area Library.
Social Media (2 sessions)
Tuesdays, June 14th & 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
What is social media? How does it work? What are facebook and twitter and how can you use them?
Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:00pm
Are you putting too much information on the Internet? Can you share your personal info on facebook without the entire world seeing it? Who is looking at you (or your children) on the Internet? Can you buy something online without your identity being stolen?
For more information or to sign up, stop by the library or give us a call at 518-828-1792.
Learn to express yourself in real life situations and improve your Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! This free programs offers adult patrons of the Hudson Area Library an opportunity to develop and enhance conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class.
The class meets Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15pm at the Hudson Area Library beginning May 3, 2011. All are welcome to join in! For more information or to sign up, visit the library office or call 518-828-1792.
The library offers programs for all ages. Go to individual pages for brief descriptions of our current offerings. Check our All Program Newsand the calendar for more program announcements. Contact the Library or our partner organizations listed below for more details.
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