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Virtual Listening Party: Teach Us, a Listening Party and Community Conversation about Education, Community, Care, and Covid

Join Oral History Summer School and the Hudson Area Library  for a virtual interactive listening party with conversation celebrating educators as they respond to their extraordinary experiences of teaching in the age of Covid-19.

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The evening begins with audio excerpts from the Education Narratives Project, an oral history project initiated by Oral History Summer School in June 2020. Over the last nine months, educators have been interviewed by ENP interviewers every two-three months, covering subjects including but not limited to: remote learning, illness, progressive education, trauma, disability rights, Black Lives Matter, vaccines, and the future of education.

The evening honors these educators and brings to the forefront crucial issues in education today. How does this unique educational history shine a light on larger questions about the roles and rights of children and educators in our society, the difference between education and childcare and ameliorative uses of technology? What has been destroyed and what do we wish to create in its place?

This event was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practice for Small Libraries grant.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 8, 2021 / 7 – 8:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Online via Zoom
For Zoom registration link contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Hudson Area Library Fundraiser: Virtual Tea Tasting with Kim Bach

The Hudson Area Library is hosting a virtual fundraiser event. Join Kim Bach, owner of Verdigris Tea, for a virtual class and learn the basics of teas. Start with the plant – how and where it is grown, harvested, and processed. Then, practice brewing and sampling teas from the six basic tea categories: white, green, oolong, black, fermented, and herbal infusion.

Once enrolled, present your receipt at Verdigris Tea (135 Warren – corner of Warren and 2nd Street) to pick up your sample kit containing .5 oz. of 6 different teas, a tea infuser basket, tea timer, instruction sheet, and 10% discount coupon to use during a subsequent visit – all included with the class fee. The library will send you the Zoom link to attend the virtual tea time event.

Each kit contains:

  • .5 oz. of each of these teas for brewing: Pai Mu Tan (white), Organic Sencha (green), Ti Kuan Yin (oolong), Tarajulie Assam (black), Immortal Nectar (pu-erh), and Fairytale Blend (herbal)
  • Tea Infuser basket
  • Tea timer
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Coupon good for 10% discount against one-time subsequent purchase

Participants must have:

  • Hot water source
  • Teacup
  • Teaspoon
  • Saucer to rest wet infuser on
  • Small Bowl to empty wet tea leaves into
  • Pen & Notepad

Your $25 fee will completely benefit the library. Thank you to Kim Bach for donating her time and supplies in support of the library.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 / 3pm (tea time!) 
Note: If you are not able to attend the live event, feel free to enroll and obtain the sample kit. The library will provide you with an archived recording to view at a time more convenient for you.

LOCATION: Online Via Zoom

REGISTRATION: To register, purchase your tea sample kit for $25
Click here to purchase online, or pay by check delivered to Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th Street, Hudson, NY.

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Virtual Talk on History of the Underground Railroad in Capital Region, Feb 25

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The Hudson Area Library, as part of its series of local history talks, presents People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited, on Thursday, February 25th. Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, share their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York, specifically the Albany/Troy area. A question and answer period will follow the talk.

The Underground Railroad, often characterized in our historical memory by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and secret hiding places, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe.  In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to end the institution of enslavement in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with the Stewarts as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center is engaged as it works to connect the public with this local history and its relevance for us today. 

Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the Underground Railroad movement, its international connections, and its legacy for today’s social justice issues, thereby empowering people of all ages to be agents of change toward an equitable and just society.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 25, 2021 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Online via Zoom
Visit hudsonarealibrary.org for Zoom registration link or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Local History Event: Collaboration of Jacob Leisler Institute and Hudson Area Library

The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present The “Turkish Captivity” of Jacob Leisler and the Susanna by David Voorhees, on Thursday, January 28. The lecture is the first of four collaborations between the two organizations, each featuring an expert in early colonial history. A question and answer period will follow the talk. 

The Turkish Captivity follows the capture in Africa of Dutch New Yorker Jacob Leisler. Throughout the early modern era, North African raiders known as Barbary Corsairs, trolled Europe’s coasts from the Aegean Sea to the Netherlands and as far north as Iceland in search of European slaves. American ships were among their victims. On October 8, 1677, Algerian Corsairs boarded New York City merchant Jacob Leisler’s ship Susannah in the English Channel and captured Leisler along with his crew, two stepsons, nephew, and a passenger. This lecture focuses on the Susannah’s dramatic captivity, the efforts to obtain the prisoners release, and their enslavement’s subsequent impact on New York politics. 

Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.

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. 

The Hudson Area Library History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport; as well as Columbia County and New York State. The History Room also hosts the Local History Speaker Series at the library, offering free monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 28, 6-7:30pm

LOCATION/REGISTRATION: Zoom
Visit HudsonAreaLibrary.org for registration link or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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The Hudson Area Library Presents ‘Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts’

LocalHistoryCemetery2020The Hudson Area Library presents ‘Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts’ with Kelley Drahushuk on Saturday, October 24th at noon. This will be a special, socially-distanced guided tour of Cedar Park Cemetery.

As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. You may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways.

Mask wearing required at all times.

DATES/TIME: Saturday, October 24, 2020 / 12pm1:30pm
(Rain Date: October 25)

LOCATION: Cedar Park Cemetery
20 Columbia Turnpike,
Hudson NY 12534
Meet at the cemetery office parking lot

ADMISSION: Free – Registration required
Participation is limited to 10.
Register by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or
calling 518-828-1792 x101.

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