Dances of India

Program Description: Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining the teaching artists of Ajna Dance Company for a live introduction to Indian dance, a video presentation of a spectacular Ajna performance, and an interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance lesson catered to families — adults, children and teens.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 18, 6pm

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

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Plant Identification Walk & Regenerative Health Workshop at River City Garden

Program Description: This in-person program, led by Antonia Estela Pérez of Herban Cura, will focus on the growth and use of medicinal plants found in the Northeast, with the goal of building mutually regenerative relationships for our survival. Throughout the event, participants of all ages will have a chance to taste herbs and deepen their awareness of their own body systems, while considering the important role of plants as preventative, accessible, and sustainable medicine. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, at 6pm

To register for this program, please email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

The River City Garden is located at 59 N. Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

This program is a Library of Local event. Library of Local is a new initiative from Lifeboats HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System that offers library patrons in the Hudson Valley a collection of books, tools, and other resources that foster local self-sufficiency and community resilience.

The River City Garden is an intergenerational and multicultural public garden. Learn more at https://www.kitesnest.org/river-city-garden.

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Virtual Family Cooking Classes with Fresh Food Meal Kits

Program Description: These virtual cooking classes, and free meal kits, are available for children 18 and under with at least one parent or guardian. Meal kits will be available for local pick-up at Rolling Grocer 19 (62 S. 2nd St. Hudson, NY 12534).

Date/Time:
First meal kit pick-up on Thursday, May 13, 5:30-6:30pm.
First virtual cooking class on Friday, May 14, 5-6pm.

All meal kit pick-ups available on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm.
All classes take place on Fridays, 5-6pm.

Registration: Email kate.snider@sylviacenter.org for more information and Zoom link.

This program is provided by The Sylvia Center, with support from Rolling Grocer 19, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Hudson Area Library.

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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Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Recording: Wednesdays, 4pm
Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, Emilia, Lina, Georgia, AJ, Mashuda, Fatheah, and our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Stress Inoculation Webinar

Program Description: Come learn about stress inoculation and managing your mental health during an ongoing crisis from Dr. Karla Vermeulen, the deputy director of the Institute of Disaster Mental Health. The anniversary of the pandemic has come and gone, and it’s been a hard year. 41% of adults are reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression. The good news is there are ways of fostering resilience, gaining peace, and finding joy even during hardship.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 11, 7pm

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

Note: The library facilitator will be emailing instructions on how to change your Zoom information ahead of time if you would like to attend this webinar anonymously.

This program is presented as a collaboration between the Hudson Area Library, Millbrook Library and the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.

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Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books

Program Description: This summer, students entering grades 4-8 (middle grade) and 8-12 (high school) are invited to join our Battle of the Books teams! Together, we will read a small selection books, practice our trivia skills with regular meetings (in-person and virtual options available), and compete in a quiz show style “battle” against other area library teams the weekend of August 12.

Date/Time of Virtual Information Sessions:
Monday, May 3, 6pm – Middle Grade Team
Monday, May 10, 6pm – High School Team

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101