Adult Programs

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Adult Program News

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Posted: October 14, 2020
Adults, Fundraising, News, Programs

We’re excited to announce our first online art auction! The collection contains over 80 pieces of art by local Hudson Valley artists! The art auction is designed not only to help raise funds for the library but also to help local artists generate some much-needed income. Proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist and the library (45% to the artist, 55% to the library). Take a look at this incredible collection and share it with your friends! https://one.bidpal.net/hudsonarealibrary/


Posted: October 8, 2020
Adults, Children, Fundraising, News, Programs, Young Adults

Virtual: 20th Annual Ghostly Gallop 5K and Kids Fun Run Challenge

Competitors in the 2019 Ghostly Gallop

Program Description: This year’s Ghostly Gallop 5K and Kids Fun Run Challenge will be a virtual race!

Each registrant is invited to run a 5K distance over the race weekend and submit their times on the Ghostly Gallop website. The male and female runners who record the fastest 5K times will receive the Cranna Cup. The first 100 people to register will receive a t-shirt celebrating the 20th year of the race and the 60th anniversary of our library. For the Kids Fun Run Challenge, parents and caregivers are asked to take and submit a photo of children (12 and under) running any distance (costumes encouraged). We will share the photos on the Ghostly Gallop website and, for each photo received, $1 will be donated to the library by a private donor.

Date/Time: Friday-Sunday, October 16-31 (end date extended!)

Registration: Runners and walkers can learn more and register at ghostlygallop.info


Posted: October 7, 2020
Adults, Programs, Videos

New Video from Dr. Paul Spector

Core Strength & Balance with Dr. Paul Spector

Dr. Paul Spector’s Core Strength and Balance is one of the library’s signature, and most popular, programs.

This video is a recorded session that Dr. Paul led in October, and includes some more advanced exercises for those looking to change up their routines or take on new challenges.

Be safe. Be smart. Stay healthy. Watch and workout with this video as much as you like! The live class currently runs virtually via Zoom video conferencing services on Saturdays from 1:30-2:30pm. Join us by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org for the Zoom meeting information. And, also, feel free to join the Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s Core Strength and Balance classes with Paul Thursdays, 9-10am.


Posted: October 5, 2020
Adults, Programs, Young Adults

From Your Local Libraries: Songs and Stories of the Strange and Macabre

Virtual Program Description: An evening of music, theatre, spooks, and mystery! Join us over Zoom for a performance by two local groups: singing duo the NiverMoores, and award winning theatre company The Two of Us Productions.

Date/Time:
Friday, October 30, 7pm via Zoom

Registration: To reserve your spot email info@claveracklibrary.org.

The NiverMoores are a cure for your cheerfulness and company for your misery. They sing delightfully depressing songs of melancholy, hard living, and death.

The Two of Us Productions will perform virtual-live staged readings of two radio dramas from Suspense Theater: The Burning Court and The Devil’s Saint. In The Burning Court, Edward Stevens, an book editor is on the train home, recounting the story of the death of the rich uncle of his neighbor, Mark Despard. In The Devil’s Saint, a man has to prove his love by spending a night in a mysterious bedroom that kills its guests.

 


Posted: October 4, 2020
Adults, History Room, News, Programs, Young Adults

The Stockbridge-Munsee – Not the Last of the Mohicans: a Virtual History Talk

Program Description: Join us for an introduction to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, an integrated society with indigenous families and European immigrants, both active in the local government and society. Heather Bruegl, director of community affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community and member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, speaks on this vibrant community.

Attendees also learn about the people who inhabited the land that makes up New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont. A question and answer period follows the talk.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 6pm

Registration: To register click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x102 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.
The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department of the Stockbridge Munsee Community is to protect, preserve and tell the history of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Indians. The organization does this through the archives at the Arvid E. Miller Memorial Library and Museum, protection of their ancestral lands through Historic Preservation, and revitalization of their Language.


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Ongoing ADULT PROGRAMS

Job Search Help

Note: Job Search Help will be offered virtually due to library closure. Virtual one-on-one meetings will be held on Fridays, 10am-1pm, through Zoom video conferencing. For more information or to sign up, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.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 at the library every 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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org


Columbia County Photography Club

Note: This ongoing program has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.
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.


Hudson Area Library General Reading Book Group

Note: This ongoing program has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.
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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.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: The March meeting of this group has been rescheduled to Monday, April 27, 6-7:30pm and will meet virtually on Zoom hosted by facilitator Mark Orton.
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 for upcoming dates and book titles. For more information call 518-828-1792 x101 or email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

See the list of books, past and future, and more here.


Local History Speaker Series

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.