Winter Swing Dance at the Armory!

Program Description: Relive the heyday of dances at the historic Hudson Armory and kick up your heels at the Winter Swing Dance with live music by the Fabulous Versatones. Refreshments will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 7-10pm

Audience/Registration:  Attendees do not need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Registration is appreciated. To do so, please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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2nd Saturday Story & Craft Hour w/ Robin Weber

Program Description: Robin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. December features Snow People and the book Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser. All materials provided.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 11am-12pm

Audience: For children 2 – 7 years old & their families

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Registration open for Winter/Spring sessions of Core Strength & Balance

Program Description: Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring sessions of our popular Core Strength & Balance program with instructor Paul Spector. This workshop introduces exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility and coordination. The class size has a cap of 12 to allow greater flexibility in addressing the needs of each participant. This program is a collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center. 

Date/Time: The class is free and open to all levels. Please come in clothes that are comfortable to move around in. This series of 4-week workshops meets weekly on Saturdays, January, March, and April, 1:30-2:30pm.

Registration: To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org

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The English Camino: A Virtual Walk w/ Kim Bach

Program Description: Take a virtual walk with Kim Bach, trekker extraordinaire and owner of Verdigris Tea, during her trek through Spain on “The Camino Ingles” (English Way), an alternate El Camino de Santiago. Kim discussed her trip on El Camino de Santiago at the library in 2018 and is returning to discuss this new journey. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 2, 4:00pm Continue reading

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Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Dust Bowl

Program Description: Join the group for a discussion of Ken Burns’ documentary film The Dust Bowl, (in 2 parts, totaling 4 hours of viewing time.) Be sure to watch the film BEFORE coming to the discussion group. You can access the two-part film for free through our new Kanopy streaming service (available to all library cardholders in Columbia County), as well as on DVD through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 6 – 7:30 pm. Continue reading

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Watercolor with your Grand Person

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and library’s last two 2019 Watercolor with your Grand Person sessions with local artist Gretchen Kelly continue with a focus on painting from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Date/Time: Saturdays, November 16 and December 21, 2-4pm

Registration/Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Attendees can learn basic techniques or just hang out and paint with others. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library.  Continue reading

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Hudson Area Library at Winter Walk!

 

This just in: The Hudson Area Library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2019 sponsored by Hudson Hall, Saturday, December 7, 5-8pm, with a space at 538 Warren Street! The library’s History Room will have a window display featuring photos by Howard Gibson of the holidays in Hudson from years past. In addition we will have other historic photographs on display and full size copies of our 1881 and 1923 bird’s eye view maps of  Hudson. Our local history researchers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our resources. And, the History Room, will have  notecards and framed and unframed giclèe copies of the Hudson maps for sale as well as rare local history books.

Emily Chameides, Library Director, commented, “We’re excited to take part in this beloved community event and we are particularly proud to have the wonderful resources of our History Room celebrated through our participation.”

We particularly want to thank Dina Palin of Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. and the owners of 538 Warren for their generous loan of this space.

 

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Travel to The Snow Queen with the Library and Senior Center

UPDATE: Our trip to The Snow Queen is cancelled but the show will go on at Ancram Opera House. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are providing free transportation to the Ancram Opera House for its production of The Snow Queen. Ancram Opera House is generously providing all attendees with deeply discounted tickets ($5) for this inaugural cultural trip. The van is provided by the City of Hudson Youth Department.

Date/Time: Sunday, December 8. Depart from library at 1pm. Performance begins at 2pm.

Audience/Registration: This staged concert is for adults and younger audiences, ages 9 and up. Attendees will meet at the library/senior center at 1pm. There are a limited number of seats available, so registration is on a first come/first serve basis. To register please email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, visit the main desk at the library, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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