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Posted: November 30, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

Join Rich Maddocks, Hudson-based Community Herbalist and Acupuncture Detox Specialist, for a free drop-in care clinic, which will include ear acupuncture, ear seeds, acupressure, a wide variety of free herbal medicines, Narcan, Fentanyl test strips, and more.

Participants receiving acupuncture treatment immediately experience a deep sense of calm, reduced cravings, relief from stress, emotional trauma and chronic pain. Using the NADA protocol, this treatment involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific acupressure points on each ear. The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 20-45 minutes. To learn more about the history of this practice and all of its benefits for those coping with the stresses of modern life, scroll down below.

Dates/times:
Saturday, December 3, 11am – 2pm
(More winter dates coming soon!)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required. First come, first served.

This program is presented in collaboration with Spark of Hudson and with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.


The NADA protocol consists of five specific auricular (ear) acupuncture points, that address the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of folks dealing with behavioral health issues; including addictions, mental health, PTSD and disaster & emotional trauma.

The NADA protocol is a 5 point auricular acupuncture treatment radically rooted in the community care and activism of the Black Panthers and Young Lords.

Dr. Mutulu Shakur and the folks at the Lincoln Detox Center led a revolutionary movement in the South Bronx during the 1970s where they developed the NADA protocol. They were looking for ways to serve vulnerable communities in their struggle with opioid use. These treatments turned out to be effective for detoxification, withdrawal, and stress management. Because of this movement, acupuncture will always be known as the peoples’ medicine.

Please watch  the documentary @dopeisdeath (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua-m7AANkQ4) for a full history of this treatment and the communities it has supported for almost 50 years.

Ear seeds (beads), will also be available for those preferring to avoid needles but still wanting to receive this treatment.

We will also have a huge assortment of herbal medicine available to the community for free. Tinctures, glycerites, oxymels, herbal teas and more.

Benefits of the NADA protocol:

  • Relief from stress and emotional trauma
  • Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation
  • Reduced cravings for substances, including nicotine
  • Minimized withdrawal symptoms
  • Decreased cortisol levels
  • Several organ systems are stimulated and detoxified

Truly anybody can benefit from receiving this treatment.

Explanation of the NADA points:

Shen Men:
Shen Men is a Master Point. Master points are always electrically active in comparison to other points on the ear. This point is often needled first in acupuncture, it relaxes the mind and helps the body to become more receptive to treatment. Shen Men is also known as Divine Gate, it is so powerful that it treats almost everything – stress, anxiety, depression, pain, inflammatory diseases, etc.

Sympathetic / Autonomic:
Bringing us out of fight-or-flight mode. Our sympathetic nervous system is designed to jump start our bodies into fight-or-flight mode for survival purposes. When that part of our system is activated, our digestive and organ functions shut down so that we can put all our energy into doing whatever is required to survive an emergency situation.

However, many people often live in a constant sympathetic nervous system state, always on high alert, anxious, fearful, and energetically out of balance. Living this way leads to a multitude of mental, emotional, and physical health issues; insomnia, anxiety and digestive issues are some of the most common. Parasympathetic mode, on the other hand, is where we should be most of the time. This is where our body regenerates and heals. Treating the Sympathetic / Autonomic Point will bring your body back to this state.

Kidney:
In Eastern Medicine, the kidney meridian is associated with fear. This point improves willpower, calms fear, is good for backache, and calms digestion.

Liver:
In Eastern Medicine, the liver meridian is associated with anger. This point helps to lift depression, support digestion, improve blood circulation, alleviate aches and pains, and help us to better assimilate our experiences in life.

Lung:
In Eastern Medicine, the Lung meridian is associated with the emotion of sadness. The lung point controls breathing, cleanses the skin, assists in letting go mentally, supports the process of grief and facilitates forgiveness.


Posted: November 29, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Join Matthew Green, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at Columbia-Greene Community College, for a series of free information sessions recommended for high school students as well as any adults interested in the college application process. These sessions will cover various topics, including Understanding a College Degree, Campus Resources, Financial Literacy, and College Terminology.

Date/Time: Mondays, December 5, January 9, and January 30, 4 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required.

This program is presented in collaboration with Operation Unite NY and Columbia-Greene Community College.


Posted: November 27, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Sing and dance your way through the chilly months with local musician, Abby Lappen, during our winter Movement & Music Storytime sessions. Toddlers, kids, and families of all ages will enjoy this bright, animated program as they learn how to use stories, songs and motion to develop early literacy skills.

Date/Time: Thursdays, December 1 – February 23 (except 12/22 and 12/29), 4 – 5pm
Please note: Due to a holiday break, Movement & Music will not take place on December 22 nor December 29.

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: November 26, 2022
Children, News, Programs

This month’s early literacy giveaway celebrates the winter season with a storybook and themed activities. This giveaway is intended for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. First come, first served.

Date/time: Pick up begins Thursday, December 1

Location: Hudson Area Library Main Desk


Posted: November 25, 2022
Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

We’ve hidden wintry items all over the library! If you find them all, you will receive a small treat and entry into our raffle for the Grand Prize, which includes a cool backpack stuffed full of goodies! Stop by today to pick up your checklist and begin looking for clues. All ages are welcome to play.

Date/Time: December 1 – January 2. Grand Prize winner announced on January 3.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk

The Grand Prize is presented with support from Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar. 


Posted: November 24, 2022
Children, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely on Tuesday afternoons. Tune in Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to hear tweens and teens, along with our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Recording: Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 6:30am on WGXC 90.7FM

Register: Contact Emily at info@hudsonarealibrary.org to learn more.


Posted: November 23, 2022
Adults, History Room, News, Programs

Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s historic home, is awash in amazing historically accurate wallpaper. Join Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Museum Specialist, Mike Wasko, to learn about how the park reproduced wallpaper using historical evidence, the reproduction of the wallpaper, and the result of the rooms being returned to their original state.

Date/Time: Monday, December 12, 6pm – 7pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To register and receive the Zoom link, email director@roejanlibrary.org

This Zoom program is sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association.


Mike Wasko is the Museum Specialist for Martin Van Buren NHS since 2009.  He has worked as a museum tech and an interpretive tour guide.  Has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree in Public History from SUNY Albany. Originally from Northeastern PA and currently live in East Greenbush.

Posted: November 22, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

During this casual craft program for students in grades 6 – 12, we will enjoy some light snacks while learning how to make winter-themed slime. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 14, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required. While supplies last!


Posted: November 21, 2022
Adults, Programs

Learn to administer Narcan and reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This is a free training with the Columbia County Mental Health Center, and each participant will receive a free nasal Narcan kit.

Date/Time: 3rd Tuesdays, 10 – 11am

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: To register, email info@hudsonarealibrary.org. For more information, contact Al White at Columbia County Mental Health Center, 518-828-9446 Ext 1235.


Posted: November 20, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

Choose one or more documentaries available from Kanopy (the library’s service), YouTube, Vimeo or any other source of documentaries, watch, then share your thoughts with the group at this month’s meeting.

Date/Time: Monday, December 19, 6 – 7pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To participate in the group discussion, email info@hudsonarealibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Posted: November 18, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

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 in person at the Hudson Area Library or by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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: October 14, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

During this casual craft program for students in grades 6 – 12, we will enjoy some light snacks while learning how to make clay pots, cups, and more. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required. While supplies last!


Posted: October 13, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

The Nonfiction Book Group will meet in November for a discussion of A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell.

Date./Time: Monday, November 28, 6 – 7pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To participate in the group discussion, email info@hudsonarealibrary.org for the Zoom link.


The Hudson Area Library Book Group, which reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, will read Murder in the Lincoln Bedroom by Elliott Roosevelt for this month’s meeting and discussion. All are welcome.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 5 – 6pm

Location: In person, Senior Center Game Room (2nd Floor of the Hudson Area Library)

Registration: To participate in the book group discussion, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: October 12, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

Join the Columbia County Photography Club for their annual show at the Hudson Area Library. The club has been meeting at the library for over a decade, and we always look forward to their annual exhibit! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any photos in the show will benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Reception Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 6 – 7:30pm (light refreshments will be provided)

Exhibition Dates/Times: On display through December 30, 2022; during the library’s open hours

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required. All are welcome.

Photo credit: Mum by William Shaughnasey


Posted: October 9, 2022
Adults, Children, News, Programs

Experience a sunset Moon Walk at Greenport Conservation Area with the Columbia Land Conservancy! We’ll walk the trails and use materials from the Night Sky Explorer Backpack to take a closer look at the moon and constellations while discussing nocturnal adaptations used by animals. Bring water, weather-appropriate clothing, and a flashlight or headlamp. Recommended for children ages 5 – 12, but all are welcome.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 4:30pm

Location: Greenport Conservation Area

Registration: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

This project is supported with funding from both the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.


Posted: October 8, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

President Martin Van Buren is considered to have been anti-slavery or an abolitionist later in life, but is that really the case? Van Buren grew up in a household with enslaved people and knew how to use slavery for political gain, regardless of moral considerations. Join Zachary Anderson, Park Guide at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site,  for this discussion which explores Martin Van Buren’s stance on slavery.

Date/Time: Monday, November 14, 6 – 7pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To receive the Zoom link, email director@roejanlibrary.org

This program is sponsored by the Columbia County Libraries Association.


Zachary Anderson is a 2016 graduate from the Georgia Southern University Recreation and Tourism Management program. Zachary is in his third year as a Park Guide with Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.

Picture of Martin Van Buren taken from the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site website.


Posted: October 7, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Celebrate the changing seasons with these early literacy storytimes throughout November:

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe
Join Señora Sonia for a special series of bilingual storytimes, presented in Spanish and English, which will include craft activities.
Únase a la Señora Sonia para una serie especial de cuentos bilingües, presentados en español e inglés, que incluirán actividades artesanales. 

Date/Time: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 9, 4 – 5pm
Miercoles, 12 de octubre – 9 de noviembre, 4 – 5pm

Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room
en persona, la Sala de Comunitaria de la Biblioteca del Área de Hudson

Registration: Registration appreciated, but not required. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101
Para registrarse, envíe un correo electrónico a youth@hudsonarealibrary.org o llamar al 518-828-1792 x101 (Se agradece el registro, pero no es obligitorio)

Movement & Music
Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for a story hour full of live guitar, creative storytelling, and fun movements. Toddlers, kids, and families of all ages will enjoy this bright, animated program as they learn how to use songs and motion to develop early literacy skills.

Date/Time: Thursdays, through November 17, 4 – 5pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

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


Posted: October 5, 2022
Adults, Children, News, Programs, teen

Join the Sylvia Center for a six-week virtual cooking program geared towards families with children ages 18 and younger. During each hour-long class, a Chef Educator guides participants through a seasonal vegetarian recipe. Each family can opt-in to pick up weekly free fresh food meal kits that feed 4-6 and include all ingredients needed, save for salt and pepper. Curriculum emphasizes the role of nutrition in good health and focuses on building participants’ skills, confidence, and food knowledge inside and outside of the kitchen.

Families that attend at least 5 out of 6 classes will also receive a copy of America’s Test Kitchen’s The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, a recipe journal, and set of pencils for note-taking!

Date/Time:
Meal Kit pick-up: Wednesdays, October 12 – November 16, 4 – 6pm
Virtual Cooking Classes: Thursdays, October 13 – November 17, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Location:
Meal pick-ups: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk
Cooking classes: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Interested? Please fill out this form and we will contact you to confirm your registration.

This program is presented in collaboration with The Sylvia Center.


Posted: October 4, 2022
Adults, News, Programs

This five-week Creative Writing Workshop is designed for participants of all levels, ages and backgrounds. Participants will be asked to share one page of writing each week: fiction, nonfiction, a journal entry or poetry. Writing assignments will focus on practicing innate storytelling skills such as our senses, imagination, memory, emotions and intuition. We will ask essential questions about creative awareness, developing a personal language, targeting an audience, understanding point-of-view, building characters and, after writing a first draft, relishing the editing process.

Date/Time: Thursdays, October 13 – November 10, 2:30 – 4pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org


Maureen McNeil is a writer, artist and activist based in Brooklyn and upstate New York. In 2021, she was a finalist for the Tiferet Fiction Prize, and won second place for the Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize. Her stories, Wild Blueberries, and the first novel of a trilogy, Anna Magdalena, will be published in this fall. Her previous books include Red Hook Stories and Dear Red: The Lost Diary of Marilyn Monroe, A Work of Fiction. She lectures, designs and teaches writing workshops in partnership with arts and cultural organizations, such as Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, PEN America, Prison Public Memory Project, Yad Vashem, The Morgan Library, New York Public Schools, Woodstock Day School and the Hudson Area Library.


Posted: October 3, 2022
Adults, History Room, News, Programs

The library, in collaboration with the FASNY Museum of Firefighting and the Greenport Historical Society, presents a lecture on FASNY’s current exhibit celebrating the 200th Birthday of Harry Howard, Chief of the New York City Volunteer Fire Department (1857-1860). Featuring artwork and documents, the exhibit recounts Harry’s life, accomplishments, philanthropy and legacy as it relates to Hudson, New York State, and beyond. This lecture will provide an overview of this exhibit, titled Forged by Fire: The Life and Legacy of Harry Howard, on display through June 2023.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 6 – 7:30pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required.


Lauryn Czyzewski is the Assistant Curator at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, NY. She recently curated two new exhibits that celebrate the 200th Birthday of Chief Harry Howard and the 150th Anniversary of the Firefighter’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). Lauryn graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Archaeological Studies and minors in History, Anthropology, and Museum Studies. Lauryn’s other historical interests include maritime history of the 20th and 21st century.

Established in 1925 with an original donation of four fire engines, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, New York has grown into an educational institution occupying more than 50,000 square feet and featuring 90 vintage and rare fire engines dating back to 1731.

The Greenport Historical Society was founded on April 25, 1985. The Society cultivates an awareness of the rich history that existed in the Town of Greenport and its environs, and to record and preserve that history for future generations.


Posted: October 2, 2022
Adults, Friends, Fundraising, News, Programs, Volunteers

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library’s fall Book and Bake Sale will include books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, and some scrumptious baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Friends, who support library collections and programming.

Date/Time: Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, 10am – 3pm
Sunday, November 6, 1 – 3:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room


Posted: September 5, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, teen

The Great Give Back is an annual community service initiative to provide opportunities for library patrons in New York State to participate in service-oriented experiences. As part of this year’s Great Give Back, the Columbia County Libraries Association is collecting coats and winter outerwear (hats, mittens, scarves) to donate to local charities, such as the Hudson Lions Club, who have hosted an annual coat drive in our area since 2010. New or clean and gently-used donations can be dropped off at our library throughout the month of October.

Date/Time: Throughout October, during library hours

Location: Hudson Area Library Main Desk


Posted: September 4, 2022
Children, News, Programs

The Hudson Area Library and Olana invite you to attend, Arte y Lugares Especiales, a free family program at Olana, presented in English and Spanish. Families with children ages three and up are welcome to enjoy a free tour of Olana’s Main House, art-making activities, and refreshments.
La biblioteca del Área de Hudson y Olana los invitamos a asistir, Arte y Lugares Especiales, una programa familiar en Olana, presentado en inglés y español. Las familias con niños a partir de los 3 años son bienvenidas a disfrutar un visita gratuito a la Casa Principal de Olana, actividad de creación de arte, y refrescos.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 29, 12 – 1:30pm
Fecha y hora:
Sábado, 29 de octubre, 12 – 1:30pm

Location: In-person at Olana in Hudson
Ubicación: En persona en Olana en Hudson

Space is limited. Let us know that you are interested by clicking here.
El espacio es limitado. Háganos saber que está interesado haciendo click aquí.

This project has been supported by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Este proyecto ha sido apoyado por el Fondo para el Condado de Columbia, un fondo de la Fundación Comunitaria Berkshire Taconic.


Posted: September 3, 2022
Adults, History Room, News, Programs

In our fourth 2022 Leisler Institute collaboration, Patricia Bonomi will discuss Colonial New York as a Model for our Nation. New York contributed vital elements to the formation of the United States and this talk will highlight the special significance of New York’s religious and racial diversity, its unique geography, and its tumultuous politics.

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 6 – 7pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: This event is free and no registration is required.

Photo: “New York City — View of the Fort and Town. Circa 1708.” from The Lord Cornbury Scandal by Patricia Bonomi and in the Collection of the New-York Historical Society


Patricia U. Bonomi is Professor Emerita at New York University, where she taught American history for 27 years, specializing in the colonial and early national periods. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Seminar on Early American History & Culture at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in 1970.  Her books include A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New YorkUnder the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America; and The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America.

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: September 2, 2022
Children, News, Programs

Have fun painting and decorating your own pumpkin with the help of Ms. Kathy!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Space is limited and registration is required! To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Samascott Farms.
www.samascott.com


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