Program Description: Join us for an introduction to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, an integrated society with indigenous families and European immigrants, both active in the local government and society. Heather Bruegl, director of community affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community and member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, speaks on this vibrant community.
Attendees also learn about the people who inhabited the land that makes up New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont. A question and answer period follows the talk.
Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 6pm
Registration: To register click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x102 or email@example.com to receive the Zoom link. Continue reading →
Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer at the library, 2019.
As part of the Hudson Area Library’s mission to serve the community we are expanding our Job Search Help program and offering it virtually during this time of health and economic crisis. This project is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to the Hudson Area Library. It is a collaboration of Hudson Area Library & Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
Program Description: Lives change and so do jobs! Let’s be prepared for when we go back to work! Do you need to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job? We have a Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, on our team who can work with you one-on-one – at a safe distance – by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.
Registration: Beth is available by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 to schedule an appointment for a one-on-one session. Residents of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library service area or surrounding area can email email@example.com or call 518-325-4101.
UPDATE: Both tours are currently filled. For information on the history of the cemetery click here for Dan Udell’s video of Kelley’s tour from two years ago AND click here for Gary Sheffer’s interview with Kelley about the cemetery as part of our History Room on Zoom series.
Program Description: Kelley Drahushuk’s talk at the library, Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts, was so popular we began this tour of Cedar Park Cemetery and it has become an annual event. Kelley once again acts as our tour guide and has added new graves and new stories to the tours.
Date/Time: 1. Saturday, October 17, 12-1:30pm (RAINDATE: Sunday, October 18, 12-1:30pm
2. Saturday, October 24, 12-1:30pm (RAINDATE: Sunday, October 25, 12-1:30pm).
Registration: Required and participation is limited to 10 participants. Mask wearing and social distancing at all times is required. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518-828-1792 x101.
Donations are appreciated but not required and they will support the archiving of the library’s History Room collection based in the history of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport. Continue reading →
Program Description: This fall the library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, continues its popular Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Paul Spector. These classes introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. Core Strength meets virtually on Zoom video conferencing services.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, September 5 – November 28.
Registration: A student already registered for the summer Virtual Core Strength can simply use the current Zoom link. Any new registrants can email email@example.com or call 518.828.1792 x101.
This program is funded, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. Continue reading →
Program Description: Our Adult Spanish Language classes continue virtually this fall. Profesora Sonia Cintron teaches students to express themselves in Spanish in real life situations and to develop Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! This free program emphasizes conversational Spanish skills in a fun & friendly class.
Time/Date: Tuesdays, September 8 – November 10. Advanced Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm. Intermediate: 6:30-7:30pm.
Registration: To register and receive the Zoom video conferencing link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.828.1792 x101. Continue reading →
UPDATE:Creative Writing class is filled. Sign up to be on mailing list for next session by emailing email@example.com
Program Description: We are offering a 5-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. In this fall session, participants will respond through writing to current events such as the pandemic and racial justice movement, and other topics central in their lives. This class will take place virtually. Students will receive an e-newsletter with writing prompts and Maureen will host a virtual meeting through Zoom video conferencing services at regular class times.
Time/Date: Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30pm, from October 1 – November 5
Registration: Limited to 12 participants and on a first come/first serve basis. To register, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is funded, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
Maureen McNeil, author, artist, educator, and social activist, 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 the author of Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe and Red Hook Stories