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Banana Splitter: A Celebration of Local Stories (ice cream included!)

Listen to recorded stories from Hudson-area residents while enjoying a banana split side-by-side with fellow community members. Oral histories shared will include recorded stories from Oral History Summer School’s Community Library of Voice and Sound, the library’s oral history collection, and the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County collection. Date/Time: Sunday, July 24, 1 – …

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Library and Leisler Institute Talk on Indigenous Slavery in Colonial New York and New Jersey (Thursday, June 9)

Join us and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History for a talk by Linford Fisher titled The Persistence of Indigenous Enslavement in Dutch and English New York and New Jersey. Indigenous peoples played important roles in the histories of Dutch colonialism and the colonies that later became New York …

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Albany-Hudson Electric Trail Exhibition and Talk at the Library (Thursday, May 26)

The Hudson Area Library, in partnership with Columbia Friends of the Electric Trail, presents an exhibit of the interpretative panels along the Electric Trail in Columbia and Rensselaer counties. The exhibition runs through June 30. On Thursday, May 26, 6-7:30pm Matt Kierstead, who provided the documentation and interpretive services for the Electric Trail panels, will …

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Community Wellness: Free Ear Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (Saturday, May 21)

Join Rich Maddocks, Hudson-based Community Herbalist and Acupuncture Detox Specialist, for a free drop-in wellness clinic, which will include ear acupuncture, ear seeds, acupressure, and a wide variety of free herbal medicines. Participants receiving acupuncture treatment immediately experience a deep sense of calm, reduced cravings, relief from stress, emotional trauma and chronic pain. Using the …

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Author Talk on Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York with Andrea Mosterman (Friday, May 20)

The Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, presents Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York , an author talk by Andrea Mosterman. A Q & A will follow book discussion and reading by the author …

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