Adult Programs

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Adult Program News

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Posted: April 21, 2024
Adults, News, Programs

Nonfiction Book Group (Monday, April 22)

For April, we’ll read and discuss How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going by Vaclav Smil. Discover the interconnection of our world’s energy, production, and globalization and how they might propel us into the future, while examining the past.

Date/Time: Monday, April 22, 6pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To register and receive the Zoom link, email info@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: April 11, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs

Movement & Music Storytime (Thursdays at 4pm)

Celebrate spring with songs, stories, and fun moves led by local musician, Abby Lappen, as we continue this joyful storytime. All are welcome!

Date/Time: Thursdays, through June 27, 4 – 5pm
(except for Thursday, May 2)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated, but not required. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: April 11, 2024
Adults, History Room, News, Programs

A French Fabulist in Leisler’s New York (Thursday, April 25)

In this Jacob Leisler Institute collaboration, Owen Stanwood, Professor of History at Boston College, speaks about Mathieu Sagean, a Canadian explorer, raconteur, and inveterate liar. Sagean’s tales about Jacob Leisler and the early history of New York intrigued the elites of Europe during the early days of the 1700s and, though not to be relied upon, they give us a glimpse into the stories in this time period.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 25, 6 – 7:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required, all are welcome.

Photo caption: Detail from Guillaume Delisle, Carte du Canada et de la Nouvelle France et des découvertes qui y ont été faites (Paris, 1703)

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of the Van Dyke Family Foundation and Hudson River Bank and Trust.

 


Posted: April 11, 2024
Adults, News, Programs

Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances (Thursday, April 25)

If you or someone you know is facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join us to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs, and the benefits of early planning.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 25, 2pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: To register, email tarivera@alz.org or call 518-675-7214

This program is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.


Posted: April 10, 2024
Adults, News, Programs

HAL Book Group (Wednesday, April 24)

Join us to read and discuss Jojo Moyes’ Someone Else’s Shoes. All are welcome!

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 5 – 6pm

Location: In person, 2nd Floor Senior Center, upstairs from the library (elevator available)

Registration: To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: April 10, 2024
Adults, News, Programs

Qigong ~ TaiChi (Tuesdays at 10am)

Learn various Qigong sets and then work on a traditional Tai Chi Form – a set series of movements and postures – with instructor Curt Anthon, a member of the Yang Family Tai Chi Association. All are welcome!

Date/Time: Tuesdays, through June 25, 10 – 11am

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room and virtual via Zoom!

Registration: No registration required for the in-person sessions. To access the Zoom stream, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org


Posted: March 25, 2024
Adults, History Room, Programs, Young Adults

BLACC Exhibition: A Dialogue Across Generations: Making Connections through the BLACC Collection

Delve into the cultural, familial, economic, social, and religious history of Black people in the county through our exhibition of the 1980s Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Oral History Project collection. Curated by Tanya Jackson, founder of the annual Columbia County Juneteenth archival exhibit and celebration, Who We Be!, this exhibition is an effort to bridge historical knowledge gaps and foster a more inclusive community narrative.

Date/Time: On display through June when room is not in use for programming. The recording from the opening reception & panel will be shared on our YouTube page when it becomes available.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

There will also be a youth workshop and educator event associated with this exhibition. Email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information or visit historyroom.hudsonarealibrary.org.


Posted: March 16, 2024
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bollywood Dance Classes (Wednesdays at 10am, starting 5/1)

Dance Bollywood with skilled instructor, Arobi! You will learn moves to trendy and iconic Bollywood songs in a fun, beginner-friendly environment. No experience required.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, May 1 – June 26, 10am – 11am
(except for Wednesday, June 19)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required. All are welcome!

 


Posted: March 15, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Hey DJ! Performance and Pizza Party (Friday, May 3)

Join Hudson’s newest batch of DJs for their first performance, where they will show off their skills for the whole community to enjoy! Free pizza, while supplies last. All are welcome!

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 5- 7pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required.

This program is made possible by the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation, and it is presented in partnership with Shaker Museum.

 


Posted: March 14, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs

La Leche League (Wednesday, May 8)

Join La Leche League for these free meet-ups and support for nursing families. Whether you are pregnant, caring for a newborn, nursing, pumping, supplementing, weaning, or beyond – all are welcome!

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, May 8, June 12, and August 14, 4 – 5:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Visit “La Leche League Columbia Greene NY” on Facebook or contact a leader to confirm meeting times.

Leaders:
Lee 413.561.3070
Sara 802.733.4765
Mary 518.392.7919
Connie h: 518.392.5854 Connie c: 518.965.8295


Only the most recent ten Adult Programs are shown here. Go to Adult Programs Archive for complete listings



Ongoing ADULT PROGRAMS

Job Search Help

Note: Job Search Help will be offered virtually or in person. Virtual one-on-one meetings will be held by appointment, through Zoom, Skype, Facetime or by phone. For more information or to sign up, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.
Dates:By appointment
Beth Gordon, NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator assists patrons in 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 club meets twice per month, sometimes in person and sometimes virtually, with some outdoor photo field trips when the weather allows.
Dates: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6-8pm
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 info@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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 encouraged 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 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: 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 morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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


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 may be 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.