HUDSON — The Hudson Area Library, Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library are joining forces to present two programs about our local river: Hudson River Estuary Basics, a virtual program Wednesday, September 9, 6-7:30 p.m. for adults, and Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save Them, a virtual program for children Friday, September 11, 10-11am. Both programs will be conducted by Aiden Mabey, an environmental educator from the Hudson River Estuary Program, a division of the New York State Department of Conservation. To register for either or both programs email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

In Hudson River Estuary Basics adults can learn about the tides, saltwater and freshwater, and the geography of the Hudson River, a tidal river with maritime and river environments that begins in the Adirondacks at Lake Tear of Clouds and eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean at New York Harbor. There will be a question and answer period after Aidan’s talk.

In a special Story Hour for the four libraries, Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save Them, Aidan will discuss the life cycle and migration of eels and how children can be citizen scientists in observing eels and helping their chances of survival in our river.

The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn, and grow. For more information, visit hudsonarealibrary.org.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake, and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 22 and 23. Its mission is to inspire lifelong learning and curiosity, advance knowledge and understanding, and strengthen the vitality of the Roe Jan area. For more information visit roejanlibrary.org.

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