In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews Bitsy Sheffer-Winig and Pat Maloy, who talk about The Blue Anchor. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.
Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
Link to video in YouTube: https://youtu.be/eaKXQVo3pqQ
The library and The Spark of Hudson presented a meeting on the history of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and HudsonUP, a current UBI pilot program based in Hudson, on August 20. In this virtual program, Albert Wenger and Susan Danziger, co-founders of The Spark of Hudson and HudsonUP, spoke on UBI’s history and the value and details of the UBI pilot program for Hudson. We have recorded the video and embedded it here for your convenience, but you can also click here to view it on our YouTube Channel.
Those interested in learning more about UBI, click here for the video podcast from the series Yang Speaks in which Susan, Albert and Andrew Yang discuss “What Happens When You Give Money Away?”.
In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews Reference and Tech Services Librarian Paul Costa, and History Room Research Volunteer, Jim Hoon. They discuss the collection and services of the History Room, including how to access much of it online while the library is closed. We’ve embedded the video here for your convenience. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of African Americans who were enslaved in the United States. It commemorates the arrival of Union troops to Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce the end of slavery – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This week both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson formally acknowledged Juneteenth as a State and City holiday.
As we celebrate the 155th Juneteenth, we have compiled a list of events and educational resources for those who wish to learn more about and commemorate this celebration of African American freedom.
Juneteenth Family Reunion – a day-long, in-person event held on Friday, June 19 in Hudson celebrating this important holiday and our black community. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
#blkfreedom – a virtual commemorative program in honor of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, offered in collaboration between Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI), Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head Island, SC), Northwest African American Museum (Seattle, WA), Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater (Miami, FL), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH), and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN).
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resistance – videos and articles discussing the history, significance, and celebration of Juneteenth, from The National Museum of African American History & Culture
Teaching Juneteenth – an educational resource for parents, educators, and other youth-service providers on teaching young people about the hard history surrounding Juneteenth while also empowering them to be advocates for change. From Teaching Tolerance, a project of The Southern Poverty Law Center.
“The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” – a famous speech by Frederick Douglass about the paradox of July 4 as Independence Day during slavery; Juneteenth is also known as Black Independence Day.
Explore Juneteenth through our physical and digital collections and online resources. Click here to see what is available through our online catalog (note: until June 22, to place a hold on a physical item you will need to call or email the library).
In this video Dr. Paul Spector continues his regular Virtual Core Strength & Balance class with more advanced work building from the basic exercises that can make us all steadier and healthier. These classes also include breath work to de-stress our bodies and minds. Classes continue Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm throughout the summer. Come and join us by emailing email@example.com to attend the class regularly.
In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews Tina Lesem and David Voorhees, of the Jacob Leisler Institute. The Jacob Leisler Institute studies the history of New York from 1664-1775. The three discuss this very important, but overlooked, period. We’ve embedded the video here for your convenience. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.