Wild Harvest: Foraging at Oakdale Lake

Program Description: Join herbalist and author, Dina Falconi, on a walk to explore the plants of Oakdale Lake. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills and discover how they are used for food, medicine and pleasure. This walk will include practical information on harvest and preparation. Please bring a notepad, camera, and water bottle. Signed copies of Dina Falconi’s Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook will also be available for purchase, for anyone who is interested (please bring cash or check). Masks and social distancing will be required.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 29, 6-8pm
Meet at Oakdale Beach, Hudson

To register for this program, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100. Space is limited.

This program is a Library of Local event.

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Chitt Chat: Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Talk

Program Description: Join us for a talk about an endangered snail whose entire population only exists at one location, Chittenango Falls State Park! Why are snails important? What do snails eat? How are researchers helping endangered snail species like the Chittenango Ovate amber snail (COAS)? Cody Gilbertson, who will be speaking, has studied and worked with COAS for over 10 years and has written her master’s thesis on these beautiful unique snails. Her work has been highlighted in Scientific American, WRVO public media, and Hypothesis WNYC public radio. Come hear her talk and enjoy the snail tales!

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 16, 7-8pm

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email info@claveracklibrary.org or call 518-851-7120

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

Hudson River Fishing Advisory: Fishin’ with Fran

Program Description: Join educator, Fran Martino, and the Hudson River Fish Advisory for health advice about eating fish from New York State waters by visiting one of these outdoor, drop-in events. Learn where you can safely fish for dinner with the family, learn how to identify fish species, take a selfie at the Big Fish photo frame, and pick-up free activity books, fishing maps of local waters, and other special rewards for kids.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 23, 5-8pm and
Saturday, July 3, 11am-3pm

Mohicans and Iroquois Discussed in Latest Leisler Institute and Library Collaboration

The Mohican Chief Etow Oh Koam, referred to as one of the Four Mohawk Kings, in a state visit to Queen Anne in 1710. By John Simon, c. 1750.

Program Description: The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675 by Evan Haefeli, historian of colonial North America and the Atlantic world at Texas A&M University, will be our June local history talk at the library. This talk derives from one of Dr. Haefeli’s current research projects on the history of the Iroquois Confederacy’s relations with its Indigenous neighbors to the east and south, especially the people of the Hudson Valley. The incorporation of the Mohicans into the Iroquois League has remained obscured but was pivotal to the history of the colonial northeast. It explains why the Mohicans and Munsee neighbors did not join in King Philip’s War and so prevented that conflict from spilling over into the Hudson Valley. It also clarifies the nature of Indigenous politics in the region in the era of Jacob Leisler.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24, 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

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

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 x100 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.

HACK the Library: Video Making Workshop

2018 HACK session with teaching artist, Zia Anger

Program Description: HACK returns in a modified form, as tweens and teens join teaching artists Zia Anger, Rebecca Borrer and Shanekia McIntosh on a two day visual scavenger hunt throughout the streets of Hudson, NY. Using accessible digital tools, tweens and teens will explore and navigate the changes of Hudson in the past year of the pandemic. Then, they will work to assemble footage and content for a livestream broadcast via the Hudson based LiveFromQuarantine platform. Finished works will be screened on LiveFromQuarantine on June 26.

Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 11am-3pm

To register for this two-day event, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100. Space is limited.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education.

Rescheduled: 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: Thursday, June 10, at 6pm
Previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, at 6pm, but postponed due to thunderstorms.

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. We thank Kite’s Nest for sharing their beautiful space for this event. Learn more at https://www.kitesnest.org/river-city-garden.

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