Enjoy a StoryWalk in Nature with Columbia Land Conservancy and Columbia County Libraries!

Take a StoryWalk this summer to enjoy an outdoor adventure while reading a good book. The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is partnering with the Columbia County Library Association to install StoryWalks at several of their Public Conservation Areas: Drowned Lands, Greenport, Hand Hollow, High Falls, and Siegel-Kline Kill. Each StoryWalk will feature pages of a children’s book posted in order along a trail so kids and families can enjoy a story while taking a walk through nature. CLC is also working with partners who are creating StoryWalks along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, at the Roe Jan Park, in the Village of Philmont, along Warren Street in Hudson, and at PS21. Many of these are works-in-progress, so visit clctrust.org/storywalk to confirm the walk is ready for you, and for more information, including an interactive map of StoryWalk sites.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program.

Recording of An Intro to HudsonUP & the History of UBI

An Introduction to HudsonUP & the History of Universal Basic Income

The library and The Spark of Hudson presented a meeting on the history of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and HudsonUP, a current UBI pilot program based in Hudson, on August 20. In this virtual program, Albert Wenger and Susan Danziger, co-founders of The Spark of Hudson and HudsonUP,  spoke on UBI’s history and the value and details of the UBI pilot program for Hudson. We have recorded the video and embedded it here for your convenience, but you can also click here to view it on our YouTube Channel.

Those interested in learning more about UBI, click here for the video podcast from the series Yang Speaks in which Susan, Albert and Andrew Yang discuss “What Happens When You Give Money Away?”.

What You Should Know about Health Coverage through the NYS Health Plan Marketplace

Program Description: This Zoom webinar led by Deborah La Due, community relations specialist with Fidelis Care, covers information on the New York State of Health enrollment guidelines; NYS’s special enrollment period; health insurance enrollment, options, and benefits; and health insurance renewal changes.

Date/Time: Friday, September 18, 11am-12pm

Registration: For the Zoom meeting link click here

The program is a collaboration of the Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

Two Virtual Events/Four Libraries: All About The Hudson River

Virtual Program Description: We are joining forces with three other libraries: Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, to present two programs on our local river: Hudson River Estuary Basics, for adults and Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save  Them, a special Story Hour for children, ages 2-7

Date/Time:
Hudson River Estuary Basics: Wednesday, September 9, 6-7:30pm
Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save Them: Friday, September 11, 10-11am.

Registration: To register for either or both programs email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

Virtual Non-Fiction Book Group August Selection

Program Description: Our Nonfiction Book Group will discuss The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. This book is available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System. Library cardholders may also borrow ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive.

Date/Time: Monday, August 31, 6-7:30pm (via Zoom)

Registration: To register for this book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

History Room on Zoom: Paul Costa and Jim Hoon

In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews Reference and Tech Services Librarian Paul Costa, and History Room Research Volunteer, Jim Hoon. They discuss the collection and services of the History Room, including how to access much of it online while the library is closed. We’ve embedded the video here for your convenience. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.

“An Introduction to HudsonUP & the History of Universal Basic Income”

Virtual Program Description: The Hudson Area Library and The Spark of Hudson present an informational meeting on the history of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and HudsonUP, a current UBI pilot program based in Hudson. In this virtual program, Albert Wenger and Susan Danziger, co-founders of The Spark of Hudson and HudsonUP, will speak on UBI’s history and the value and details of the UBI pilot program for Hudson. Q & A will follow.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 20, from 6 to 7pm (via Zoom)

Registration: To register for this meeting and receive the Zoom link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 ext 101. Continue reading

Virtual Non-Fiction Book Group July Meeting

Program Description: Our Nonfiction Book Group will discuss The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben. This book is available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System. Library cardholders may also borrow ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive or Hoopla.

Date/Time: Monday, July 27, 6-7:30pm (via Zoom)

Registration: To register for this book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading