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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Free Sewing Repairs at the Library on Mending Day!

Program Description:  Mending Day is the final event of Stitching Exchange, a community art project created by artist Melissa Sarris, in collaboration with the library and Hudson Family Literacy, which provides ESL classes for non-native speakers. The group in Stitching Exchange come from various countries including Bangladesh, India, and Yemen. The participants of Stitching Exchange will offer their sewing skills to attendees of Mending Day while having a conversation with the public to practice their English.

Date/Time: Saturday April 27, 1:30-3pm

Recommended Audience: This event is free and and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring an article of clothing for repair. All sewing materials needed for making garment repairs will be provided. 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. April 20: features April showers bringing May flowers, Easter bunnies, chicks, and colorful eggs. May 18:  flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 15: 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 15, 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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Library Story Time, Activities & Shop at Basilica’s Spring Farm & Flea

 

Photo courtesy of Basilica Hudson

Program Description: Story Time programs, crafts and activities, raffle prizes, and a shop will all be in the library tent at Basilica Hudson’s Spring Farm & Flea. The library’s Tween Advisory Council is selling t-shirts they designed and the History Room has items including tea towels, tshirts, postcards and notecards with historic Hudson image and giclèe prints of 1881 and 1923 Aeroview maps of Hudson. Come by Basilica Hudson’s amazing Farm & Flea and support our Tween Advisory Council and our History Room! Admission is $5 for the weekend, children 12 and under are free.

Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 10am-6pm, Sunday Story Times: 11-11:30am Pamela Badila & Folktales; 1-1:30pm Drag Queen Story Time w/ Trixie Starr

Location: Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY

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Spring Schedule for Library’s Nonfiction Book Group

Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.

Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm

  • Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken, April 29
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean, May 13
  • No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore, June 24

Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Spring Schedule for Library’s General Reading Book Group

Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s General Reading Book Group.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 5-6pm

  • The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner, April 24
  • Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, May 29
  • The Accident by Natalie Barelli, June 26

Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Library Fundraiser: Hudson History Bus Tour

Program Description: Join our tenacious History Room researcher John Craig and Former Mayor Richard F. Tracy on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour for the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History! The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company (99 South 3rd Street) and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city stopping to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm.

Registration/Tickets: Tickets are $60 and seating is limited. To order tickets click here. Continue reading

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Spring Fling Swing Dance at the Armory!

Howard Gibson photo of dance at the Armory in days gone by.

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library are proud to present Spring Fling Swing Dance at the Armory, a live music dance party with the Fabulous Versatones.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 7-10pm.

Recommended Audience:  Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners, all ages, families are welcome.

Registration: Registration is preferred. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org Continue reading

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