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Posted: April 10, 2021
Adults, Programs

Estate Planning

Program Description: Join Lorraine Coyle of Coyle & Associates LLP to learn about estate planning. This presentation will cover topics such as wills, trusts, power of attorney, health care proxies, and Medicaid planning to protect assets should one need nursing home care.

Date/Time: Monday, April 19, 6-7:30pm

Registration: Please email director@roejanlibrary.org for Zoom link

This program is presented as a collaboration between Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, and Philmont Public Library.


Posted: April 9, 2021
Adults, Programs

Build a Home, Fulfill a Dream: Habitat for Humanity Webinar

Program Description: Columbia County Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent place to live. If you have ever wanted to own your own home, or if you know of a hard working individual or family who would, please join us to learn more about the program, hear updates on housing currently available, and get instructions on how to apply.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21, 4pm.

Registration: Registration is not required. To attend the webinar online click here or attend via phone by calling 929-205-6099 (Webinar ID: 956 8831 5307)

This webinar will be presented by Shawna Fitzsimmons and Al Bellenchia of
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity and is brought to you by the Columbia County Libraries Association.


Posted: April 9, 2021
Adults, History Room, News, Programs, Young Adults

Library and Leisler Institute Collaboration: Colonial Hygiene

Lady Undressing for a Bath, c. 1730/1740, Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton. The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th century colonial Dutch family with this Schuyler Mansion program come to Hudson. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 6-7:30pm.

Registration: For Zoom registration link click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

The lecture is the second of four collaborations this year between the two organizations, each featuring an expert in early colonial history.

The presenter, Ian Mumpton, is the Historic Site Assistant at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. His work focuses on highlighting underrepresented narratives as essential parts of the site’s history, including the stories of Loyalists, Native Americans, women, tenant farmers, and enslaved people of African descent. He is also currently researching the martial arts and martial identity of colonial New Netherland.

The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History is an independent, not-for-profit study and research center devoted to collecting, preserving, and disseminating information relating to colonial New York under English rule. In the years spanning 1664 to 1773, New York province’s diverse European settlements and Native American and African populations fused into a cosmopolitan colonial territory with ties throughout the Atlantic World. The Institute is unique in focusing on this under examined 109-year period in American history. The Institute contains a collection of original, digital, and/or paper copies of primary source manuscripts, books, maps, and illustrative materials, as well as a library of secondary resources that provide scholarly context to the primary sources. The Jacob Leisler Institute is an open resource for both scholars and the interested public.

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, was the eighteenth-century home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler (1733- 1804) and his family. Beginning mid-May 2021, the mansion will be open for limited visitation (reservations required) and will require visitor adherence to current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. For further information about this or other site programs, please call (518) 434-0834 during regular business hours, visit www.nysparks.com, or find us on Twitter and Instagram.


Posted: April 7, 2021
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

Beth Gordon with Dan Marinovic, a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.

Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Residents of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library service area or surrounding area can email director@roejanlibrary.org or call 518-325-4101.

Studies have shown that having a qualified person work through the process of seeking a job gives an individual a much greater chance of success. Beth Gordon is a Certified Career Services Provider, trained as a career coach through NCDA, the National Career Development Association. Beth provides professional development and advocacy to a diverse group of people who are out of work, looking to re-enter or join the workforce. She inspires and empowers individuals to achieve their career and life goals by consulting on resume writing, job search guidance, interview preparation and work ready assistance. Beth has training to help with, not only resumes and interview skills, but online job applications, and finding the right market for your particular job skills. She has access to job search resources online and in our area and has successfully taken many people through the process of searching for a job.


Posted: April 7, 2021
Adults, News, Programs

Nonfiction Book Group April Meeting

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group will read Who Really Feeds the World: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology by Vandana Shiva and view the documentary Seed: The Untold Story directed by Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel for this month’s meeting and discussion.

 

This month’s Non-Fiction Book Club meeting is part of the “Library of Local” pilot program.

Date/Time: Monday April 26, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom.

Register: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at morton@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 for Zoom link.

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets each month Mondays, 6-7:30pm on Zoom. The group is facilitated by library Board President, Mark Orton. For more information on the Non-Fiction Book Group, and to see previous book selections, visit their page.

About this month’s selections:

Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and genuine sustainability, drawing upon Shiva’s thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.


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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 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 meeting virtually during the pandemic.
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:All sessions are offered virtually during the pandemic.
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.