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Purchase of Manhattan Island from the Indians by the Dutch in 1626, William Ranney 1853
Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute present “Imagination Aided by the Painter’s Brush”: The Creation of the Purchase of Manhattan, 1844–1909, a lecture by Stephen McErleane, Director of the New Netherland Institute.
Date/Time: This program will be rescheduled. The new date and time will be announced on the library website.
Audience/Registration: Free and open to the public. The library’s Community Room is wheelchair accessible. No registration required. Continue reading →
Program Description: Dr. David W. Voorhees presents the next lecture in the library’s Local History Speaker series. Explore the world of early censuses with a focus on New Netherland and colonial New York.
Program Description: Relive the heyday of dances at the historic Hudson Armory and kick up your heels at the Winter Swing Dance with live music by the Fabulous Versatones. Refreshments will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 7-10pm
Audience/Registration: Attendees do not need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Registration is appreciated. To do so, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email email@example.com. Continue reading →
Program Description: Join the group for a discussion of Ken Burns’ documentary film The Dust Bowl, (in 2 parts, totaling 4 hours of viewing time.) Be sure to watch the film BEFORE coming to the discussion group. You can access the two-part film for free through our new Kanopy streaming service (available to all library cardholders in Columbia County), as well as on DVD through the Mid-Hudson Library System.