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Posted: November 25, 2019
Adults, History Room, Programs, Videos

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.

Registration: This book group is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group, email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org. For more information on the Nonfiction Book Group, click here.

The Dust Bowl tells the story of “the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the ‘Great Plow-Up,’ followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.” For more information on the film, visit https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/.

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Posted: October 6, 2019
Adults, Programs, Videos

In Case You Missed it: Malcolm Nance

Thanks to Dan Udell, our generous community cameraman, please enjoy this recording of Author Talk and Book Signing: Malcolm Nance, held here at the library on November 9. This talk was highly anticipated, with a capacity crowd. Spotty Dog Books & Ale sold books at this event, signed by the author. Thank you to all who attended and all who were so understanding that we could not accommodate everyone.

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Posted: August 7, 2018
Programs, Videos

Video of book discussion by Alexandra Cox: An Exploration of Youth Incarceration in the Hudson Valley

Held in the Community Room on Monday August 6, 2018 at 6pm. Video courtesy of Dan Udell via YouTube: https://youtu.be/q4991Aw8cKQ

Program Description: Alexandra Cox discussion of youth incarceration in the Hudson Valley and her book Trapped in a Vice: the Consequences of Confinement for Young People. The book explores the consequences of a juvenile justice system that is aimed at promoting change in the lives of young people, yet ultimately relies upon tools and strategies that enmesh them in a system that they struggle to move beyond.

 

 

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