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February Early Literacy Giveaway / Febrero Obsequio De Alfabetización Temprana

Celebrate all the things that babies love with a free bilingual (English/Spanish) picture book and two themed crafts. This giveaway is intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. First come, first served. The first twelve children to collect a kit will also receive a special heart-shaped bucket! Date/Time: Pick up begins on …

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Image of the Rensselaerville manufactory.

Local History Talk: The History of Chocolate in the Hudson Valley (Saturday, February 11)

Join Culinary Historian Peter G. Rose for her talk on the History of Chocolate in the Hudson Valley. Ms. Rose will discuss the early trade by the Valley’s Dutch settlers in the 17th century and the subsequent manufacturing developments of chocolate through the 18th century into the late 19th century. There will be free samples …

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Love is Love: LGBTQIA+ Youth Dance Party! (Sunday, February 12)

We’re throwing a party for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! Students in grades 6 – 12 are invited to join us for karaoke, dancing, snacks, pronoun button-making, candy box crafts, raffles, giveaways, and more! For more information and to register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Date/Time: Next Party Planning Meet-up: Tuesday, February 7, 4 – 5pm Love …

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Virtual Adult Spanish Classes (Tuesdays, beginning February 7)

Learn to express yourself in real life situations and develop Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries. This free program emphasizes conversational Spanish skills in fun and friendly classes for both “Complete Beginners” and “Advanced/Intermediate” …

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Virtual Tech Labs: Learn New Skills in the New Year! (beginning Monday, January 30)

Local tech whiz Pam Doran will lead six free online tech labs, designed to help you navigate the digital world. Date/Time: All sessions are on Mondays at 6:15pm. January 30 – Photo Sharing and Archive Management February 13 – Secret Tips & Tricks for iPhone February 27 – Manage Your Cell Phone Storage March 13 …

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