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.

Book and Activity Bags for Kids (ages 0-5) – May 2021

This spring, we are distributing special giveaway bags for kids ages birth to 5 and their parents each month. Every bag will include books, crafts, and activities to help encourage early literacy skills development in fun and meaningful ways. We will also hold a raffle each month for gift certificates to local businesses for participating families. We have a limited supply of bags! To reserve a bag and schedule a pickup date/time, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. The May bag will feature books, crafts, and activities celebrating Mother’s Day, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and having fun in the kitchen!

This project is supported by a mini-grant from Talk Read Sing Columbia, spreading the message that Talking is Teaching so every young child in Columbia County has the opportunity to thrive.

Spring Virtual Story Hours

 

Program Description: Join Abby Lappen (Tuesdays), Pamela Badila (Wednesdays), and Christa Shook (Thursdays) for fun with stories, songs, games, and crafts to develop literacy skills and inspire a love of reading, singing, and storytelling.

To register for these virtual children’s programs, click here.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am

 

Library Time with Ms. Kathy

Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. Children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy for one-on-one visits, to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative.

To register for a virtual or in-person visit, call 518-828-1792 x100 or email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (by appointment)

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Recording: Wednesdays, 4pm
Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, Emilia, Lina, Georgia, AJ, Mashuda, Fatheah, and our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Book Sale

Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library’s first book sale of the year will include books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Friends, who support library collections and programming. Social distancing and masks will be required for all visitors.

Date/Time:
Friday, June 4, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, June 5, 10am – 3pm