Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at Spring Fling Swing on Saturday, May 19, 7-10pm!
Co-sponsored by the City of Hudson Senior Center, this program is free and open to all ages. The Fabulous Versatones will play while you dance the night away in the Library’s Community Room. Refreshments will be served. So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Continue reading
In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center we are excited to co-present a cookie workshop for children and their grandparents Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 -4:30pm.
Kathy Parchuck, children’s library assistant teams up with culinary artist Theresa Corrigan, proud grandmother of eight and former student of the Culinary Institute of America. Theresa will share her icing techniques and whimsical style to help you and the little ones turn sugar cookies into edible works of art. While this program focuses on grandparents and grandchildren, families in general are warmly invited. Continue reading
Due to popular demand, we are offering another series of Creative Writing For Seniors, on Thursdays from March 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 2:30 – 4pm.
This class will be taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist Maureen McNeil. Maureen has created writing programs for NYC public school students, US prisoners, seniors, veterans, and families of 9/11 victims. She believes that everyone’s story is needed to help solve the problems of the world. Maureen is also author of the recently published Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe and Red Hook Stories.
The class will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Each week, Maureen will share the work of one inspiring writer who broke through social barriers and connected with the community. Seniors will be asked to share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. Copies of the zine published with students’ work from the fall classes are available at the library and on the library’s website. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library.
The class is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a special hands-on three hour workshop on Monday, October 16 from 3:30-6pm with Wild Gather: Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
“Intergenerational Cooking with Medicinal Food” is an afternoon of kitchen magic and herb infused cookery in a three hour interactive intergenerational workshop. Participants will prepare nourishing and delicious medicinal foods focusing on the fall season. Together we will chop, decoct, eat and sip while we discuss and explore food as medicine. Continue reading
illustration by Omer Mufti
In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we are happy to present a new 5-week course, Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto. This 5-week series will be Tuesdays, 3-4pm beginning September 19 and Fridays, 6-7pm beginning September 22. The series will end with a practice party Friday, October 27, 6-8pm. Dances will include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue. Attendees can sign up for one or both weekly sessions and do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.
Andrew Resto is a professional certified Bronze level Dance instructor who has trained in the Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire systems. He has taught in ballroom studios in Hollywood, New York City and in upstate New York.
This series is offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center and is made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System. The classes are free and open to the public. Registration is limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email email@example.com.