Teach Us: a Virtual Listening Party and Community Conversation about Education, Community, Care, and Covid

Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School and the library for a virtual interactive listening party with conversation celebrating educators as they respond to their extraordinary experiences of teaching in the age of Covid-19.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 8, 7-8:30pm

Registration: For Zoom registration link contact us at 518-828-1792 x106 or info@hudsonarealibrary.org.

This event was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practice for Small Libraries grant.
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FDR: WPA Federal Art Project

WPA poster that reads Work Pays America! Prosperity. Works Progress Administration. Pictures are a man with a rake and a man with a sledgehammer holding hands behind a wheat stalk.
Program Description: Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss one of the lesser known aspects of the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Art Project. The Federal Art Project helped to ensure that the American creative spirit continued on in writing, visual arts, dance, and performance during the dark days of the Great Depression.

Date/Time: Monday, April 5, 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 third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021.
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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.

Virtual Resumé Help for Teens


Program Description: Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, shares the do’s and don’t’s of resumé writing, templates, and one-on-one feedback. With Beth’s help, High School students will have a chance to create quality resumés for college applications and career development.

Date/Time:
Monday, April 12, 5-7pm – Introduction to Resumé Writing Workshop
Monday, April 19, 5-7pm – One-on-One Sessions Begin

Registration: Please email programs@hudsonarelibrary.org for Zoom link. Space is limited.

This project is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

LIVE History Room on Zoom on Shantytown (The Furgary)

Program Description: The library History Room on Zoom is presenting a special LIVE session on The History of Shantytown (aka The Furgary) in Hudson. Gary Sheffer, member of the library Board of Trustees and chair of the History Room Committee, interviews Leo Bower, lifelong local and a resident historian with a special expertise in Hudson’s Shantytown. A question and answer period follows the program.

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 25, 6-7:30pm.

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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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Fundraiser: Virtual Tea Tasting with Kim Bach

Description: Join Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea, for a virtual class and learn the basics of teas. Start with the plant – how and where it is grown, harvested, and processed. Then, practice brewing and sampling teas from the six basic tea categories: white, green, oolong, black, fermented, and herbal infusion.

Date/Time: March 16, 3pm (tea time!) via Zoom
Note: If you are not able to attend the live event, feel free to enroll and obtain the sample kit. We will provide you with an archived recording to view at a time more convenient for you.

Registration: Registration is now closed.

Once enrolled, present your receipt at Verdigris Tea (135 Warren – corner of Warren and 2nd Street) to pick up your sample kit containing .5 oz. of 6 different teas, a tea infuser basket, tea timer, instruction sheet, and 10% discount coupon to use during a subsequent visit – all included with the class fee. The library will send you the Zoom link to attend the virtual tea time event.

Thank you to Kim Bach for donating her time and supplies in support of the library. Your $25 fee will completely benefit the library.

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Winter Sessions for Core Strength & Balance at the Library

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

Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.

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