Dances of India

Program Description: Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining the teaching artists of Ajna Dance Company for a live introduction to Indian dance, a video presentation of a spectacular Ajna performance, and an interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance lesson catered to families — adults, children and teens.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 18, 6pm

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

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Plant Identification Walk & Regenerative Health Workshop at River City Garden

Program Description: This in-person program, led by Antonia Estela Pérez of Herban Cura, will focus on the growth and use of medicinal plants found in the Northeast, with the goal of building mutually regenerative relationships for our survival. Throughout the event, participants of all ages will have a chance to taste herbs and deepen their awareness of their own body systems, while considering the important role of plants as preventative, accessible, and sustainable medicine. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, at 6pm

To register for this program, please email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

The River City Garden is located at 59 N. Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

This program is a Library of Local event. Library of Local is a new initiative from Lifeboats HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System that offers library patrons in the Hudson Valley a collection of books, tools, and other resources that foster local self-sufficiency and community resilience.

The River City Garden is an intergenerational and multicultural public garden. Learn more at https://www.kitesnest.org/river-city-garden.

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Virtual Family Cooking Classes with Fresh Food Meal Kits

Program Description: These virtual cooking classes, and free meal kits, are available for children 18 and under with at least one parent or guardian. Meal kits will be available for local pick-up at Rolling Grocer 19 (62 S. 2nd St. Hudson, NY 12534).

Date/Time:
First meal kit pick-up on Thursday, May 13, 5:30-6:30pm.
First virtual cooking class on Friday, May 14, 5-6pm.

All meal kit pick-ups available on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm.
All classes take place on Fridays, 5-6pm.

Registration: Email kate.snider@sylviacenter.org for more information and Zoom link.

This program is provided by The Sylvia Center, with support from Rolling Grocer 19, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Hudson Area Library.

Spring Tech Labs on Zoom

Program Description: Freelance IT consultant and educator, Pam Doran, leads this series of tech labs on Zoom.

Date/Time: Select Thursdays at 5:45pm on Zoom

  • April 29: Advanced Zoom
  • May 13: Google Drive
  • May 20: Library Apps (Libby, Kanopy & More)
  • May 27: Google Search Tips
  • June 3: iPhone Tips & Tricks

Ages: All ages welcome.

Register: Email director@roejanlibrary.org to register

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

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Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.

Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Residents of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library service area or surrounding area can email director@roejanlibrary.org or call 518-325-4101.

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May Non-Fiction Book Club Selection

Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group  will read All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung for this month’s meeting and discussion.

Date/Time: Monday, May 24, 6-7:30pm 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. Continue reading

Core Strength & Balance

Program Description: Dr. Paul Spector is certified as a trainer with the American Academy of Sports Medicine. In this class, he shares exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. The class has become an important space for community through its focus on healthy connection, breathing, and its encouraging atmosphere.

To register for these virtual classes, click here.

Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30 -2:30pm