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Posted: July 5, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

We are excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading program, which will include all of the following, for ages birth to 18:

Free Backpacks, created in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy, packed full of free activities, crafts, and books. These bags will be available for pick-up at the library beginning on July 6. While supplies last!

Raffle Prizes for participants in our reading incentives program. For every five books read, a raffle ticket may be submitted to the library for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a local business of your choice! Visit the library to pick up reading logs and tickets.

In-Person Programs including weekly story times with Mrs. Badila and Ms. Christa, weekly craft times with Ms. Kathy, and a special pollinator exploration and seed planting event with Columbia Land Conservancy.

Virtual Programs including Virtual Movement & Music with Abby Lappen and weekly special events on Zoom:

Friday, July 9, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Sing-a-Long with Mike Pagnani
Friday, July 16, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Mush with Karen Land and Noggin
Friday, July 23, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Celebrate Zookeeper Week with Trevor Zoo
Friday, July 30, 10am-11am: Zoom In! Sing and Dance with Will Parker

Craft-to-Go Kits will also be available for pick-up Monday through Thursday of each week leading up to our Zoom In! programs. Each week’s kit will include a craft that corresponds with that week’s special event.

To register for all of this and more, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. You may also use this form to sign up for any or all of our special Zoom In! programs.

The Zoom In! programs are offered in collaboration with Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.


Posted: June 26, 2021
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Program Description: Join Columbia Land Conservancy staff for a walk around their newly created Pollinator Patch and Art installation at Greenport Conservation Area. We will discuss the types of flowers in the pollinator patch as well as how you at home can add plants to help out declining pollinator populations. We will then take a walk down to the “Step into Stillness” art installation by David McIntyre located along the trail.

Date/Time: Thursday, August 5, 6pm

Space is limited for this program. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

This program is a Library of Local event, presented in collaboration with the Columbia Land Conservancy.


Posted: June 24, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Program Description: Join local performers and storytellers, such as Pamela Badila and Christa Shook, for an hour of crafts, games, and stories at the library.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 7 – August 11, 10-11am

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: June 18, 2021
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Program Description: Learn to express yourself in real life situations and develop Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries. This free program emphasizes conversational Spanish skills in a fun & friendly class.

Date/Time of the first class of the summer session:
Tuesday, July 6, 5:30pm (Advanced Beginners)
Tuesday, July 6, 6:30pm (Intermediate)

This session runs July 6 – August 24 with weekly meetings on Tuesdays.

To register for this program, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: June 17, 2021
Adults, News, Programs

Program Description: Dr. Paul Spector is certified as a trainer with the American Academy of Sports Medicine. In this class, he shares exercises that improve postural stability, core strength, spatial body awareness, sensory integration, agility, and coordination. The class has become an important space for community through its focus on healthy connection, breathing, and its encouraging atmosphere.

To register for these virtual classes, click here.

Date/Time: Saturdays, 1:30 -2:30pm


Posted: June 16, 2021
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 by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 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: June 12, 2021
Children, Programs, Young Adults

Recording: Wednesdays, 4pm
Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 9am on WGXC 90.7FM

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely. Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, after the local news, Emilia, Lina, Georgia, AJ, Mashuda, Fatheah, and 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.


Posted: June 9, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! celebration of National Zookeeper Week, and learn about the animals at the nearby Trevor Zoo! The Trevor Zoo is the only zoo in this country that is located at a high school. The zoo was established in 1936 at Millbrook School, a coeducational independent high school in Millbrook, New York. Its founder, Frank Trevor, was Millbrook School’s first biology teacher and a man with a passion for sharing his love of wildlife with all people, especially children.

Learn more on the Trevor Zoo Website or check out one of their live webcams that give you a window to the lives of their lemurs, pandas, and other animals. To visit the zoo, check out our free museum pass program!

Program registration also includes a free craft-to-go kit available for pick-up Monday through Thursday of the week leading up to the program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 23, 10-11am

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101 or use this form to sign up for any or all of our Friday Zoom In! programs.

This program is offered in collaboration with Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.


Posted: June 8, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! song and dance party with musician, Will Parker! Will Parker is a children’s songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for “kids ages 1-100.” During Will’s whimsical and interactive shows, he plays guitar and harmonica and sings original songs that engage the audience in singing along, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play.

Program registration also includes a free craft-to-go kit available for pick-up Monday through Thursday of the week leading up to the program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 30, 10-11am

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101 or use this form to sign up for any or all of our Friday Zoom In! programs.

This program is offered in collaboration with Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.


Posted: June 7, 2021
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Program Description: Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for an hour of live, engaging, virtual fun. Abby plays guitar and sings, reads stories, and leads toddlers, kids, and families in fun and easy stretches and movement.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 6 – August 10, 10-11am

Registration: For the Zoom login, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


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