VIRTUAL: Creative Writing w/ Maureen McNeil

NOTE: Due to the library’s temporary closure, this class will continue virtually. Registered students will receive an e-newsletter with writing prompts and Maureen will host virtual meetings through Zoom videoconferencing at regular class times. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information.

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering an 8-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. The class focuses on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and share a selection of their work.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, & May 7from 2:30-4pm.

Recommended Audience: The class is free and open to the public of all ages and is wheelchair accessible. All levels of writers are welcome.

Registration: 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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. Continue reading

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CANCELLED: Spring Sessions of Watercolor Class w/ Gretchen Kelly

UPDATE: Out of concern for the well-being of our community, all Hudson Area Library programs, classes, group meetings, and events are currently suspended. For information on precautions to stay healthy, for links to government websites with the latest news on Covid-19, and for links to our library online resources visit this link.

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library’s spring 2020 Watercolor with your Grand Person sessions with local artist Gretchen Kelly begin soon. In these workshops beginners and intermediate painters paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Note: This ongoing program has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.

Date/Time: Saturdays, March 21, April 18, and May 16, 2-3:30pm.

Recommended Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult.

Registration: Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading

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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 and Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.

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

Suggested Audience: Free and Open to All!

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Workshop at the Library!

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are hosting a workshop in our healthy living series sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York State: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 5-6pm

Audience/Registration: Registration is encouraged. To register call Sierra at 518-867-4999 x1691 or email ssnoddy@alz.org. This program will be held in the library’s community room, which is wheelchair accessible. Continue reading

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Fall Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Workshops

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue these popular art classes with local artist Gretchen Kelly. September features seasonal handpicked local botanicals in bud vases and bouquet arrangements, back to school still lifes with books, and picture references of animals. October’s themes include seasonal handpicked fall botanicals in arrangements with pumpkins and gourds, bats, ravens, skeletons, skulls, bugs and creepy creatures for Halloween. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, September 21 & October 19, 2-4pm

Audience/Registration: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.  Continue reading

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Gallery Hop Visits Tom Swope Gallery

Tom Swope & art at his gallery.

Program Description: In collaboration with the Hudson Senior Center, we present a Gallery Hop to the Tom Swope Gallery on Warren Street. At this gallery, we will be transported back to ancient times in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Mesoamerica as Tom Swope guides us through his amazing collection. Attendees will meet at the library and there will be transportation to the gallery as well as the opportunity to walk over. After the gallery visit all can return to the library for a lunch provided by Reference and Adult Services (RASS) Mini-Grant Committee of NYLA .

Date/Time: Friday, June 21 from 1-3 pm

Recommended Audience/Registration Required: Adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required and space is limited. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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Watercolor w/ your Grand Person Spring Classes!

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. Our April bunnies & spring buds theme is followed by May 18:  flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 22: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.

Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 22, 2-4pm

Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Ballroom Dance w/ Andrew Resto this Spring!

Program Description: Join us for a dance class series, brought to you by a collaboration of the City of Hudson Senior Center and Hudson Area Library. The series ends with a live music dance party open to the public with the Fabulous Versatones: the Spring Fling Swing Dance at the Armory. Dances studied in the class include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue.

Date/Time: Fridays, 5:30-7pm, April 26, May 3, 10 & 17.

Live music dance party: Saturday, May 18, 7-10pm.

Recommended Audience: Free and open to the public of all ages. Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.

Registration: Registration is required for the class and appreciated for the dance party. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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