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Virtual Family Cooking Classes and Free Fresh Food Meal Kits (Thursdays, October 13 – November 17)

Join the Sylvia Center for a six-week virtual cooking program geared towards families with children ages 18 and younger. During each hour-long class, a Chef Educator guides participants through a seasonal vegetarian recipe. Each family can opt-in to pick up weekly free fresh food meal kits that feed 4-6 and include all ingredients needed, save …

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The Great Give Back: Winter Coat Drive

The Great Give Back is an annual community service initiative to provide opportunities for library patrons in New York State to participate in service-oriented experiences. As part of this year’s Great Give Back, the Columbia County Libraries Association is collecting coats and winter outerwear (hats, mittens, scarves) to donate to local charities, such as the …

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Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil (Thursdays, October 13 – November 10)

This five-week Creative Writing Workshop is designed for participants of all levels, ages and backgrounds. Participants will be asked to share one page of writing each week: fiction, nonfiction, a journal entry or poetry. Writing assignments will focus on practicing innate storytelling skills such as our senses, imagination, memory, emotions and intuition. We will ask …

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After-School Snack and Craft: DIY Spooky Lanterns (Wednesday, October 19)

Enjoy an after-school snack while learning how to make your own spooky lanterns during this casual craft program for students in grades 6-12. All snacks and craft supplies provided. Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 3:30 – 5pm Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room Registration: No registration required.

October Early Literacy Giveaway

This month’s early literacy giveaway explores colors with a storybook, Sky Color, a fun paper rainbow weaving activity, plus a watercolor kit and paper. These giveaways are intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. Date/Time: Available starting Saturday, October 1 Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk Registration: No registration required. …

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Pumpkin Painting with Ms. Kathy!

Program Description: Have fun painting and decorating your own pumpkin with the help of Ms. Kathy! Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 – 6:30pm Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room Space is limited and registration is required! To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

Fall Storytimes (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

Celebrate the changing seasons with these early literacy storytimes throughout September, October, and November: Folktales & Stories Join celebrated community leader, writer, and performing artist, Pamela Badila, for this all ages program full of interactive folktales, stories, music and dancing. Date/Time: Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25, 4 – 4:30pm Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room …

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