Kwanzaa Cultural Class

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Come to the library every Wednesday from 5:00-6:00pm to learn about the African tradition of Kwanzaa. Taught by cultural and arts educator Elena Mosley, the class includes lessons about the history of the festival, crafts, and activities of Kwanzaa. This class is presented by Operation Unite Education & Cultural Arts Center, a not-for-profit that provides programs for youth and community members.

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Local History Speaker Series – Hudson’s Ukrainian Community

ukrainianimageJoin us on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00pm in the library’s Community Room for a Local History Speaker Series event focused on Hudson’s historic Ukrainian community.

The history of the Ukrainian community in Columbia County dates back to the 19th century, when immigrants from western Ukraine moved to this area. Learn about why they settled here and how they developed a community in Hudson. Guest speakers Reverend Richard Washburn and Rosa Pfeil will discuss the 200 year history of the Ukrainian churches in Hudson, as well as Ukrainian heritage, traditions and holiday celebrations that are still observed today.
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Bengali Bandhan

bengaliJoin the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and library staff on Wednesdays, beginning August 5, from 6-7pm in the Children’s Room for Bengali Bandhan*, a series of programs for children and families celebrating Bengali language and culture.

Participants will be introduced to the Bengali alphabet and learn about Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, arts and crafts, and more. The program is geared towards elementary school aged youth, but all are welcome.

*Bandhan means “togetherness”

This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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Multicultural Adventures with Operation Unite

Join us on an adventure each week as we discover new countries and explore different cultures through music, dance, stories, crafts, and other fun activities! The next sessions will focus on Haiti (October 23) and India (October 30).

The program runs each Thursday from 3:45-5pm in the Children’s Room. All ages are welcome!

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This free community arts program, a collaboration with Operation Unite, is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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Bengali Celebration for Kids

Join us during Spring Break for a celebration of Bengali heritage with hands-on participation, a children’s story, music, and traditional dress. This special program will be held on Thursday, April 21st, from 3:30-5:30pm, in the library’s Children’s Room.


This program is part of the Cultural Stories and Dance Series, presented by the Kuumba Dance and Drum in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library and supported by Operation Unite, New York and the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the New York State Decentralization Grant.

 

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