Book and Activity Bags for Kids (ages 0-5) – June 2021

This June, we are distributing special giveaway bags for kids ages birth to 5 and their parents. Every bag includes books, crafts, and activities to help encourage early literacy skills development in fun and meaningful ways. They also include raffle tickets for participating families, which provide an opportunity to win gift certificates to local businesses. We have a limited supply of bags! To reserve a bag and schedule a pickup date/time, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100. This month’s bag features books, crafts, and activities celebrating all of the colors of the rainbow!

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.

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Recording: Wednesdays, 4pm
Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, Emilia, Lina, Georgia, AJ, Mashuda, Fatheah, and our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Library Time with Ms. Kathy

Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. Children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy for one-on-one visits, to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative.

To register for a virtual or in-person visit, call 518-828-1792 x100 or email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (by appointment)

Spring Virtual Story Hours

 

Program Description: Join Abby Lappen (Tuesdays), Pamela Badila (Wednesdays), and Christa Shook (Thursdays) for fun with stories, songs, games, and crafts to develop literacy skills and inspire a love of reading, singing, and storytelling.

To register for these virtual children’s programs, click here.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am

 

FDR: Rural Electrification


Program Description: In 1933, 90% of America’s farmers lived without electricity. Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss how FDR sparked economic growth and improved living standards by bringing affordable electricity to rural Americans.

Date/Time: Monday, May 3, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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Seeds of Community! A Library of Local Event with K. Greene of Hudson Valley Seed Co.

Program Description: To kick off the openings of the Library of Local seed libraries within our library, the Kingston Library and Mountain Top Library in Tannersville, and to salute the Morton Seed Library in Rhinecliff, renowned seed expert K. Greene will explore the art, beauty and generosity of seeds. Whether you’ve been gardening for years or are contemplating the idea for the first time, this presentation will provide just the inspiration and info you need to start off the planting season.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 24, 3-5pm

Registration: To register for this free virtual event, visit LibraryofLocal.org/events.

Those wanting to participate in a tactile seed exercise can pick up a packet of mixed seeds at at our library before the event. Contact us at 518-828-1792 x100 or by email at holds@hudsonarealibrary.org to schedule an appointment.
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FDR: WPA Federal Art Project

WPA poster that reads Work Pays America! Prosperity. Works Progress Administration. Pictures are a man with a rake and a man with a sledgehammer holding hands behind a wheat stalk.
Program Description: Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss one of the lesser known aspects of the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Art Project. The Federal Art Project helped to ensure that the American creative spirit continued on in writing, visual arts, dance, and performance during the dark days of the Great Depression.

Date/Time: Monday, April 5, 6pm

Registration: Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).

Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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Build a Home, Fulfill a Dream: Habitat for Humanity Webinar

Program Description: Columbia County Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent place to live. If you have ever wanted to own your own home, or if you know of a hard working individual or family who would, please join us to learn more about the program, hear updates on housing currently available, and get instructions on how to apply.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21, 4pm.

Registration: Registration is not required. To attend the webinar online click here or attend via phone by calling 929-205-6099 (Webinar ID: 956 8831 5307)

This webinar will be presented by Shawna Fitzsimmons and Al Bellenchia of Columbia County Habitat for Humanity and is brought to you by the Columbia County Libraries Association.