We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In- Residence. Browne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020.
In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program, Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of Living Poetry at the Library , curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, inter generational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other hands-on fun activities.
Program Description: Tweens and teens are invited to join HAL TAC on a trip to the kitchen of the famed Lil’ Deb’s Oasis. Take a special tour of the restaurant and cook a dish right off the menu under the tutelage of the James Beard-nominated chefs of Lil’ Deb’s. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis is an ongoing restaurant/installation/performance project, created by artist-chefs Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis is a community-centered space based in Hudson, NY, that frequently collaborates with artists, galleries and the like-minded.
Date/Time: Thursday, January 23, 3:30-4:30pm. Transportation will be available to and from the restaurant.
Target Audience: Update (1/14) Program is currently full. Email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
This program Tweens & Teens. Registration mandatory and space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792.
This program was created by HAL TAC (Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council
Program Description: Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. This annual literary event celebrates and introduces diverse literary artists to community members presenting different literary traditions to the community as an opportunity for cultural exchange and growth. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.
This program is part of the library’s inaugural Curator-In-Residence program with Mahogany L. Browne, in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary.
Program Description: Leapin Line Dance: An Introduction to Line Dancing is a one time dance workshop led by Diane Teutschman. Dancers will learn the steps in unison to choreographed country or popular songs. No experience or partner needed!
Diane Teutschman has been line dancing for many years and loving it! She has performed at country clubs, adult centers, adult education venues, with adults of all ages and abilities. This program is presented in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 4:00-5:30pm in the library’s community room.
Registration: Email email@example.com or call 518.828.1792 X 101
Program Description: Dr. David W. Voorhees presents the next lecture in the library’s Local History Speaker series. Explore the world of early censuses with a focus on New Netherland and colonial New York.
Program Description: Instructor Paul Spector introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. All levels welcome. This program is a collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
Date/Time:Series of 4-week workshops meets weekly on Saturdays in January, March, and April, 1:30-2:30pm.
Registration: Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading →