Kanopy – video streaming service!

UPDATE (10/23/20): New access link for all Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport residents: https://hudsonarealibrary.kanopy.com/. We’ve had to limit the play credits to 5 per month to keep us within our collections budget. We hope you enjoy access to this resource!

ORIGINAL POST 11/05/19):

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for all library cardholders in Columbia County. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

Access Kanopy via columbiacountyny.kanopy.com and sign up to start streaming films. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Each cardholder has 10 play credits per month and unlimited viewing of Great Courses and Kanopy Kids. More information on how play credits works can be found on the Kanopy website.

This service is made possible with support from the Crandell Theatre and Columbia County Libraries Association.

James Baldwin’s America: A Free Screening of “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

A black man and woman sit on a porch. The woman sits in a chair. The man, dressed in overalls, sits on the floor of the porch, reading a bookJoin us for a free screening of James Baldwin’s Go Tell it on the Mountain on Saturday, September 10 from 5-7pm in the library’s Community Room. This screening is being offered as a kickoff to a reading and discussion series on Baldwin in partnership with the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center and SURJ Hudson. All are welcome to attend the screening.

Go Tell it on the Mountain was James Baldwin’s first novel. “The book”, he said, “I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” It tells the moving story of a 14 year-old African American boy, growing up in Harlem in the 1930’s and struggling to find himself despite his tyrannical step-father. The stellar cast includes Paul Winfield, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Cole, Ruby Dee and Giancarlo Esposito.

James Baldwin took America’s promise of democracy seriously. The novel explores the conflict between America’s promise and its racial history, and is a powerful introduction to Baldwin’s work.

This program is free and open to the public, and is made possible in part with public funds from the New York Council for the Humanities. The program is done in partnership with Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center and SURJ-Hudson. For more information call (518) 828-1792 x101, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by our front desk.

Free Sci-Fi/Fantasy Filmmaking Workshop

A teen holds a boom mic over two other teens in front of a green screen. The two wear costumes made out of paper.

Come to the library on August 27 from 12-4pm and learn the secrets of making Sci-Fi and Fantasy films! From scripting to storyboards to special effects, you’ll be able create your own fantastical worlds.

This workshop is provided by the Spark Media Project. Be sure to register at http://sparkmediaproject.org/registration/ or by calling 845-485-4480

Summer 2016 Teen Videomaking Workshops

1935225_10153475535707686_3309072744040545315_nJoin us this summer for a series of videomaking workshops with our friends at Spark Media Project. Learn video production skills while working as a team to create original, short videos.

These workshops are designed for youth ages 12 and up. Each workshop is held on a Saturday afternoon from 12pm-4pm. Sign up for one or more today!

Space is limited and registration is required. To register for one or more of these workshops, please contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480 or register online at sparkmediaproject.org/registration.

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History & Film Presentation: Rhythm Feet with Operation Unite

teaching_tap4Kuumba Dance and Drum Academy/Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center kick off their Rhythm Feet Part II tap dance program on Saturday, April 4 at 1:30pm at the Library with a family presentation of the history of tap dance. Dance artist, Stefanie Weber, will lead the presentation and offer a tap demonstration. All are welcome. For more information on the complete Rhythm Feet program visit Operation Unite’s event listing on Facebook.