Book and Activity Bags for Kids (ages 0-5) – April 2021

This spring, we are distributing special giveaway bags for kids ages birth to 5 and their parents each month. Every bag will include books, crafts, and activities to help encourage early literacy skills development in fun and meaningful ways. We will also hold a raffle each month for gift certificates to local businesses for participating families. We have a limited supply of bags! To reserve a bag and schedule a pickup date/time, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. The April bag will feature books, crafts, and activities celebrating spring and getting out in the garden!

This project is supported by a mini-grant from Talk Read Sing Columbia, spreading the message that Talking is Teaching so every young child in Columbia County has the opportunity to thrive.

Estate Planning

Program Description: Join Lorraine Coyle of Coyle & Associates LLP to learn about estate planning. This presentation will cover topics such as wills, trusts, power of attorney, health care proxies, and Medicaid planning to protect assets should one need nursing home care.

Date/Time: Monday, April 19, 6-7:30pm

Registration: Please email director@roejanlibrary.org for Zoom link

This program is presented as a collaboration between Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, and Philmont Public Library.

Build a Home, Fulfill a Dream: Habitat for Humanity Webinar

Program Description: Columbia County Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent place to live. If you have ever wanted to own your own home, or if you know of a hard working individual or family who would, please join us to learn more about the program, hear updates on housing currently available, and get instructions on how to apply.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21, 4pm.

Registration: Registration is not required. To attend the webinar online click here or attend via phone by calling 929-205-6099 (Webinar ID: 956 8831 5307)

This webinar will be presented by Shawna Fitzsimmons and Al Bellenchia of
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity and is brought to you by the Columbia County Libraries Association.

Library and Leisler Institute Collaboration: Colonial Hygiene

Lady Undressing for a Bath, c. 1730/1740, Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton. The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th century colonial Dutch family with this Schuyler Mansion program come to Hudson. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 6-7:30pm.

Registration: For Zoom registration link click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

Library Time with Ms. Kathy

Program Description: For many children, and their parents/caregivers too, “library time” means a visit with Ms. Kathy. Children and families are invited to join Ms. Kathy for one-on-one visits, to catch up, enjoy some books, and get creative.

To register for a virtual or in-person visit, call 518-828-1792 x100 or email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons (by appointment)

Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.

Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: 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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Nonfiction Book Group April Meeting

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group will read Who Really Feeds the World: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology by Vandana Shiva and view the documentary Seed: The Untold Story directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel for this month’s meeting and discussion.

 

This month’s Non-Fiction Book Club meeting is part of the “Library of Local” pilot program.

Date/Time: Monday April 26, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom.

Register: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at morton@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 for Zoom link.

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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Spring 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