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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Latest Episode of History Room on Zoom: The Erwin Family!

Marin “Butch” Erwin. Register Star, May 22, 1974.

Hudson natives Kimberly Erwin, library board member and author of There’s Only One Race – the Human One, Says Me!, and Carl Erwin, musician, discuss the history of their family in Hudson. From The renowned Chicken Shack at 221 Columbia Street run by Carl’s mother Helen Erwin for decades to the accomplishments of Hudson Hall of Famer, journalist, photographer, and poet Marin L. Erwin, aka Dr. Americus Moses Kash, III, interviewer Gary Sheffer elicits the fascinating stories of this community-minded family. To view the interview, which follows the Erwin family from Hudson to the Apollo Theater to the LA Times to Baja California, click here.

To check out the books of Kimberly Erwin or Dr. Americus Moses Kash, III visit the Mid-Hudson Library Catalog on our website.

Non-Fiction Book Group: How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson

Program Description: Our Non-Fiction Book Group will discuss How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson. The book is available to borrow in multiple formats through the Mid-Hudson library system and as a book, e-book, and audiobook through hoopla (for cardholders in Hudson, Greenport and Stockport).

Date/Time: Monday, November 30, 6-7pm (via Zoom)

Registration: To register for this book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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.

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Free Virtual One-on-One Job Search Help

Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer.

As part of our mission to serve the community we are expanding our Job Search Help program and offering it virtually during this time of health and economic crisis. This project is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to our library and is a collaboration of the library & the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

Program Description: Lives change and so do jobs! Do you need to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job? We have a nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, on our team who can work with you one-on-one – at a safe distance – by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Beth is available by appointment. 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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Virtual Library Time with Ms. Kathy

Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. While we can’t all visit in person just yet, children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy on Wednesday afternoons via Zoom to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative. We are also scheduling one-on-one visits with Ms. Kathy Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

To register for the virtual drop-in sessions, click here. To register for an in-person visit, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30pm (virtual); Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (virtual or in person by appointment)

Fall/Winter 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

 

Contribute to our Local History Archive

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire globe in a historic way. The killing of George Floyd has sparked protests in our community, nation, and around the world as well as demands for police reform and restructuring to combat systemic racism in society. Both of these events serve as the inspiration to collect the history of our community during this time for use by future researchers. The Hudson Area Library History Room Committee invites you to submit images (photos, artwork), videos, and words (poems, stories, journal entries, personal essays) that help to document the personal experiences of our community in 2020.

Those wishing to contribute to the archive can submit work through the library’s website by following the link “Community Archiving of Local History” found underneath the main banner on the home page or by clicking here. If you are contributing works as physical items rather than digital submissions, please also submit using the form on the website to schedule your drop-off. In keeping with the mission of the Hudson Area Library’s History Room, we request that all submissions be either from individuals who live in the library’s service area – Hudson, Greenport and Stockport – or that feature these areas as the main subject.

To learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.