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September Early Literacy Giveaway: Tortillas are Round

This fall, we are distributing special giveaways for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. This month’s giveaway celebrates shapes with a bilingual (English/Spanish) storybook and a fun paper tangram activity, which also includes instructions in both English and Spanish. Date/Time: Pick up begins Thursday, September 1 Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk …

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2022 Summer Reading Program: Giveaways, Raffles, and Special Events! (July 11 – August 20)

Summer Reading is a national celebration of books and readers that goes on all summer long. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and we’ve got a treasure trove of free events, giveaways, and activities planned for readers of all ages, including: Giveaway Backpacks, created in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy, packed full of free …

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Photos of the Green family. J.R. Green is wearing his WWI uniform. The other photos are his wife Ruth Green and their three children. Photo found in trunk at 433 State Street, Hudson, NY. Image from Hudson Area Library’s BLACC Oral History Project Collection.

History of the Black Community in Hudson: A Discussion of the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Collection

Join Library Director Emily Chameides, Senior Policy Advisor of Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition Quintin Cross, and founder/executive director of Black Entrepreneur Market, Tiffany Garriga, for an evening celebrating the launch of the website dedicated to the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Collection. This collection of local oral histories, images, and documents from the …

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History Webinar: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Based on the New-York Historical Society’s 2018-19 exhibition, this virtual presentation explores Black Americans’ struggle for equality under the law from 1865 through World War I. Learn about both Southern and Northern roles in this dark chapter of our history as well as Black New Yorkers’ organizing and community-building in the face of discrimination. Date/Time: …

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Webinar: Eating Well on a Budget

Are you looking to eat well in 2022 but want to stay within your budget? Join nutrition educator Megan M. Dhanabala of SNAP-Ed New York and Cornell Cooperative Extension for tips and tricks to help you to make small changes that make a big difference. Date/Time: Thursday, February 10, 5:30 – 6:30pm Location: held virtually …

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HAL Book Club January Meeting

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5pm Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Book Group, which reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, will read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig for this month’s meeting and discussion. All are welcome. Meetings take place at the Hudson Area Library, in the Community Room. Masks and social …

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