We are open by appointment for in-person services including computer use and printing, browsing of the collection, copying and faxing, and materials pickup (entrance hallway and curbside). We also offer a variety of virtual programs for all ages and access to digital resources. Continue reading
Program Description: Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center share their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York in this virtual talk titled People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited.
Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 6-7:30pm
Program Description: Pamela Price, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Education Program Coordinator at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, will lead a virtual nature event for kids and families. Learn fun facts about the moon, including moon phases and why the full moon has a different name each month.
Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 7pm
Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the Zoom link.
This program is offered in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
This winter/spring we are distributing special giveaway bags for kids ages birth to 5 and their parents each month. Each bag will include books, crafts, and activities to help encourage early literacy skills development in fun and meaningful ways. This month’s bag focuses on Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year. We will also hold a raffle each month for gift certificates to local businesses for participating families.
We have a limited supply of bags! To reserve a bag and schedule a pickup date/time, email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x100.
This project is supported by a mini-grant from Talk Read Sing Columbia, spreading the message that Talking is Teaching so every young child in Columbia County has the opportunity to thrive.
Description: Join Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea, for a virtual class and learn the basics of teas. Start with the plant – how and where it is grown, harvested, and processed. Then, practice brewing and sampling teas from the six basic tea categories: white, green, oolong, black, fermented, and herbal infusion.
Date/Time: March 16, 3pm (tea time!) via Zoom
Note: If you are not able to attend the live event, feel free to enroll and obtain the sample kit. We will provide you with an archived recording to view at a time more convenient for you.
Registration: To register, purchase your tea sample kit for $25. To purchase online click here or pay by check delivered to Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th Street, Hudson, NY.
Once enrolled, present your receipt at Verdigris Tea (135 Warren – corner of Warren and 2nd Street) to pick up your sample kit containing .5 oz. of 6 different teas, a tea infuser basket, tea timer, instruction sheet, and 10% discount coupon to use during a subsequent visit – all included with the class fee. The library will send you the Zoom link to attend the virtual tea time event.
Thank you to Kim Bach for donating her time and supplies in support of the library. Your $25 fee will completely benefit the library.
Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.
Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.
Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Residents of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library service area or surrounding area can email email@example.com or call 518-325-4101.
This project is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to our library and is a collaboration of the library & the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
Description: This virtual class, led by Maureen McNeil, 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. Open to all ages and any level of writing experience.
Date/Time: Thursdays, March 4 – April 1, 2:30-3:30pm via Zoom
Registration: Limited space is available. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. UPDATE: This program is currently full. If you would like to join the waitlist, please contact us.
This program is made possible through the generous support or the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
Program Description: In these virtual classes, Dr. Paul Spector introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, January 9-March 27. Meetings are held virtually via Zoom.
Registration: A student already registered for prior sessions of Virtual Core Strength & Balance can simply use the current Zoom link. Any new registrants, can register in advance here. Once approved you will be sent the link to the class. For more information, email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101.
Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
It’s that time of year again! The Fourth Annual Oakdale Plunge, which raises funds for two great causes: the Hudson Fire Department Water Rescue & Dive Team and the Hudson Youth Department, is on February 27.
The Hudson Area Library History Room Team, now in our third year of plunging, will be sporting vintage bathing costumes this year, like the ones pictured here. To register with our team click here.
For more information, including where to get our eye catching vintage team bathing costumes, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our team and plunge in historic style! (note: you do NOT have to wear a costume to plunge with us – all are welcome!)
Photo: Library Director Emily Chameides’ great grandmother and great great aunt.