Brenda Shufelt

Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call …

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Local History Talk: The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675

Program Description: Dr. Evan Haefeli, historian of colonial North America and the Atlantic world at Texas A&M University, will discuss the history of the Iroquois Confederacy’s relations with its Indigenous neighbors to the east and south, especially the people of the Hudson Valley. Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 6-7:30pm Registration: For Zoom registration link click here or …

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Library and Leisler Institute Collaboration: Colonial Hygiene

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton. The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th …

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LIVE History Room on Zoom on Shantytown (The Furgary)

Program Description: The library History Room on Zoom is presenting a special LIVE session on The History of Shantytown (aka The Furgary) in Hudson. Gary Sheffer, member of the library Board of Trustees and chair of the History Room Committee, interviews Leo Bower, lifelong local and a resident historian with a special expertise in Hudson’s Shantytown. …

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Our Historical (Hysterical) Plunge

The Oakdale Plunge 2021: Hudson Safe was historic! All the more so because the Hudson Area Library History Room Team was sporting historic costumes and, of course, their historic community spirit. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Hudson Youth Department and the Hudson Fire Department’s Water Rescue and Dive Team. We thank everyone who …

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Virtual Talk on the History of the Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

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 Registration: For Zoom registration link click here.

Take the Plunge…..with our History Room Team!

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 …

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