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All ages are invited to join singer/songwriter and educator, Abby Lappen, for a family concert of seasonal joy. Winter-themed craft kits will also be available for children to take home.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 11, 11am – 12:30pm
Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room
Registration: Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101. Space is limited.
Masks and social distancing will be required for all participants over the age of two.
Program Description: This month, the Nonfiction book group is hosting their second “Documentarypalooza”. Members are invited to watch a documentary on any interesting subject and bring their opinions and insights to share at the December 20th meeting. Films can be borrowed on DVD from the library, streamed via Kanopy, the library’s free movie platform accessible, or through any other movie streaming service.
Date/Time: Monday, December 20, 6-7:30pm via Zoom.
Registration: All are welcome. Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.
Join Arthur’s Point Farm Director, Emerson Martin, to learn all about the ecology and use of chestnut trees while enjoying a toasty treat of chestnuts roasted on an open fire at Oakdale Beach. Emerson’s presentation will focus on the importance of chestnuts as a food source for both humans and wildlife, the successful growth of chestnut trees as a crop, and specific growing patterns for this amazing species. Bare root chestnut trees will also be available for sale. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation.
Date/Time: Saturday, December 4, 2-3pm
(Foul-Weather Date/Time: Saturday, December 11, 2-3pm)
Location: Oakdale Beach in Hudson, NY
Registration: Email email@example.com to register. Space is limited.
This event is free and open to the public as part of “Sow, Grow, Reap, Repeat! Gardening & Foraging for Resilience,” a 2021 initiative of Library of Local.
Special thanks goes out to the Hudson Department of Youth for sharing their beautiful space.
Before Hudson’s Winter Walk festivities begin on Saturday, December 4, the library will have a special one-day sale 3-5pm, Give the Gift of Hudson’s History, at the library. After purchasing unique items for your holiday shopping at the library head out to Warren Street, 5-8pm, as Winter Walk returns to its street festival format to celebrate 25 years as Hudson’s favorite winter celebration. And make sure you visit the Hudson Area Library’s homage to Hudson’s fascinating history at 441 Warren Street, which includes Bob Rasner’s vintage trains set in an historic setting of Warren Street buildings.
The sale at the library includes archival quality copies of historic maps, aeroviews, and posters of Hudson from 1871 – 1923; sets of night-scene and Warren Street postcards; a set of note cards of prominent buildings from an 1871 map of Hudson; and tote bags and tea towels with a line drawing of the historic Armory by local artist and musician Tony Kieraldo. To view these items, visit the new History Room website, historyroom.hudsonarealibrary.org, and click on “Shop”. In addition to items in the online shop, there will be unique gifts including one of a kind framed photographs and antique books on the history of Hudson.
All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. Consider giving the Gift of Hudson’s History this holiday season! Your friends and family will receive unique items and you will be funding the work of preserving and making accessible to the public the history of the Hudson area.
441 Warren Street, our Winter Walk 2021 home, happens to be the former home of Rowles Studio, which preserved negatives from various photographic studios in the building from the 1860s into the 1980s that capture Hudson throughout these years. The window at 441 Warren Street will feature images from Rowles as well as historic postcard and map collections.
“The library is pleased to participate in Winter Walk for the fourth year. We are proud and happy to share some of our History Room resources with Warren Street visitors this holiday season”, stated Emily Chameides, library director, “We congratulate Hudson Hall on its 25th Anniversary of this marvelous community event!”
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Job Search Help
Note: Job Search Help will be offered virtually. Virtual one-on-one meetings will be held by appointment, through Zoom video conferencing. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: Fridays 10am – 1pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 5 – 7pm, and by appointment (see calendar for current dates)
The library has two job coaches available for one-on-one consultations to learn how to write a resume and cover letter, use online job applications and resources, and interview successfully. Heather Martin, Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections is available by appointment. Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator is available Friday 10am – 1pm and 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. These Job Search sessions have resulted in patrons polishing resumes, being better prepared for interviews and getting jobs! For more more information call 518-828-1792 x101, email email@example.com
Columbia County Photography Club
Note: This club is meeting virtually during the pandemic, with some in-person outdoor photo field trips when the weather allows.
Dates: 2nd Tuesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Share tips and techniques and support one another in photographic endeavors. For more information, please email CCNYphotoclub@yahoo.com or refer to their web site: ccnyphotoclub.weebly.com. Note: this club is independently run by its members, not by the library, but we are proud hosts/partners for both their onsite and virtual meetings.
Hudson Area Library General Reading Book Group
Note: This group is once again meeting in person, in the Hudson Area Library’s Community Room. Masks and social distancing are required at all meetings.
This group covers fiction and nonfiction and meets once a month. Sharon Getty, a longtime Friend of the Hudson Area Library is the group’s facilitator. Check our calendar for upcoming dates and book titles. To register for this book group email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets once per month in the afternoon or early evening. For more information, contact the library at 518-828-1792 x101. All are welcome.
Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group
Note: This group is meeting virtually during the pandemic.
Focused on history and social and political life in North America, books are chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today. All are welcome to join with the hope that participants will impact each other through discussion and community. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, is the moderator for discussions. The group meets once a month in the evening. Check our calendar and the link below for upcoming dates and book titles. For more information call 518-828-1792 x101 or email email@example.com.
Local History Speaker Series
Note: Some of these sessions will be offered virtually while others are offered in person, in the Hudson Area Library’s Community Room. Masks and social distancing are required for all in-person events.
The History Room Committee’s Local History Speaker Series offers monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County. Check the library calendar or contact us for information on upcoming events.