Nonfiction Book Group April Meeting

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group will read Who Really Feeds the World: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology by Vandana Shiva and view the documentary Seed: The Untold Story directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel for this month’s meeting and discussion.

 

This month’s Non-Fiction Book Club meeting is part of the “Library of Local” pilot program.

Date/Time: Monday April 26, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom.

Register: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at morton@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 for Zoom link.

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets each month Mondays, 6-7:30pm on Zoom. The group is facilitated by library Board President, Mark Orton. For more information on the Non-Fiction Book Group, and to see previous book selections, visit their page.

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HAL Book Group Meets Virtually In April

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Book Group, which reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, will read Three Souls by Janie Chang for this month’s virtual meeting and discussion. All are welcome.

 

 

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom.

Register: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

 

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History Room On Zoom: The History of Shantytown

On Thursday, March 25, 2021 Gary Sheffer, library board of trustees member and History Room Committee chair, interviewed Leo Bower, local resident and historian, on all things Shantytown for this special LIVE History Room on Zoom. Learn about the history of Shantytown/The Furgary from the 1600s to the present day.

The talk is viewable in full on the library’s YouTube channell, or here on our library website.

Watch February’s Local History Talk on YouTube

On Thursday, February 25, Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center shared their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York in this virtual talk, People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited.
The talk is viewable in full on the library’s YouTube channel, or here on our library website.

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Watch The “Turkish Captivity” of Jacob Leisler

 

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, Dr. David Voorhees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History presented a talk on Jacob Leisler’s capture and enslavement by pirates in 1677. The lecture focused on Leisler and his family members’ dramatic captivity, the efforts to obtain the prisoners’ release, and their enslavement’s subsequent impact on New York Politics.

This talk was presented by the Hudson Area Library History Room in conjunction with the Jacob Leisler Institute, and was made possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Institute.

The talk is viewable in full on the library’s YouTube channel, or here on our library website.

Non-Fiction Book Group Reads: Begin Again

Program Description: The Non-Fiction Book Group will read and discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Date/Time: Monday, February 22, 6-7:30pm via Zoom.

Registration: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at morton@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.
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FDR In The Hudson Valley

A black and white photograph of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt sitting on wooden chairs in a field, smiling at the camera.
Program description: The Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, NY was a place where FDR’s ideals, ambitions and character were shaped. This history talk, offered by Jeff Urbin of the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library, explores the magic the Hudson River Valley held for FDR.

Date/Time: Monday, February 8, 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 first in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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Snow Moon with Mud Creek

Photograph of a full moon taken from the ISS

Program Description: Pamela Price, Certified Wildlife Biologist and Education Program Coordinator at Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, will lead a virtual nature event for kids and families. Learn fun facts about the moon, including moon phases and why the full moon has a different name each month.

Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 7pm

Registration: Email pamela.price@ccswcd.org to register and receive the Zoom link.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
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