Good News for our Core Strength & Balance!

One piece of good news in 2020: Dr. Spector will be teaching Core Strength & Balance THROUGH December this year!

Program Description: We are adding our sessions of our popular Core Strength & Balance for the month of December. These classes focus on exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. Core Strength meets virtually on Zoom video conferencing services.

Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, December 5, 12, 19, and 26

Registration: A student already registered for the summer Virtual Core Strength can simply use the current Zoom link. Any new registrants can email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518.828.1792 x101.

This program is funded, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
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Columbia County Photography Club Exhibit

Photograph of climbers on Mont Blanc in Chamonix France

Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France by Teresa Ribadeneyra

Program Description: The Columbia County Photography Club’s 9th annual exhibit at the Hudson Area Library features 20 works by 11 members. All photographs are available for purchase, ranging in price from $50-$150, with proceeds to support the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Date/Time: November through mid-December; viewing by appointment during library hours. To view the exhibit, please contact holds@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 to schedule your visit.

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A Delicious Fundraiser from the Friends of Hudson Area Library

Event Description: A virtual party with real cheese and real connection!

The Friends of Hudson Area Library, with help from the local cheese experts at Talbott & Arding, are hosting a new type of cheese tasting- one you can attend from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 5pm.

Registration: A $75 donation to the Friends of Hudson Area Library will net you a spot on an exclusive Zoom invite list and will reserve a box with a variety of delicious locally-sourced cheeses. Drop off your donation in cash or check form (payable to “Friends of Hudson Area Library”) at the library during open hours before November 9 along with your email address to be added to the list.

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Fall Sessions for Core Strength & Balance at the Library

Program Description: This fall the library, in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center, continues its popular Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Paul Spector. These classes introduce exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. Core Strength meets virtually on Zoom video conferencing services.

Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm, September 5 – November 28.

Registration: A student already registered for the summer Virtual Core Strength can simply use the current Zoom link. Any new registrants can email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518.828.1792 x101.

This program is funded, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
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Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil on Zoom

UPDATE: Creative Writing class is filled. Sign up to be on mailing list for next session by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

Program Description: We are offering a 5-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. In this fall session, participants will respond through writing to current events such as the pandemic and racial justice movement, and other topics central in their lives. This class will take place virtually. Students will receive an e-newsletter with writing prompts and Maureen will host a virtual meeting through Zoom video conferencing services at regular class times.

Time/Date: Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30pm, from October 1 – November 5

Registration: Limited to 12 participants and on a first come/first serve basis. To register, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

This program is funded, in part, with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Maureen McNeil, author, artist, educator, and social activist, has created writing programs for NYC public school students, US prisoners, seniors, veterans, and families of 9/11 victims. She believes that everyone’s story is needed to help solve the problems of the world. Maureen is also the author of Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe and Red Hook Stories

VIRTUAL: Creative Writing w/ Maureen McNeil

NOTE: Due to the library’s temporary closure, this class will continue virtually. Registered students will receive an e-newsletter with writing prompts and Maureen will host virtual meetings through Zoom videoconferencing at regular class times. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information.

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are offering an 8-week session of Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. The class focuses on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and share a selection of their work.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, & May 7from 2:30-4pm.

Recommended Audience: The class is free and open to the public of all ages and is wheelchair accessible. All levels of writers are welcome.

Registration: Registration is limited, and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register, please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Friends of the Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale

Program Description: Purchase new and gently-used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. And don’t forget to buy a freshly baked good on your way out! All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and enhance their contributions to the Hudson Area Library programs and collections.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm & Sunday, February 9, 1-3:30pm

Through Our Lens: A Columbia County Photo Exhibit

Photo Credit: Doug Stalker

We are pleased to announce a photographic exhibit by the members of the Columbia County Photo Club. This is the ninth year for the Columbia County Photo Club’s annual show. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library by donating 30% of sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

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