Happy Thanksgiving!


Turkey photograph courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

The Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 26. Items left in the drop box while we are closed for the holiday will be backdated to November 25.

Our adult education partners, Questar III and Literacy Connections, are not holding classes Wednesday and Thursday this week.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

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Friends Welcome Children’s Author, Barbara Mojica and Illustrator Victor Ramon Mojica to Winter Walk

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Barbara Mojica and illustrator, Victor Ramon Mojica at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 5th from 5-8pm.

The Little Miss History (Travels to…) series of six books will all be available for purchase, including the brand new Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island, making its debut at Winter Walk 2015. Other books in the series include Little Miss History Travels to: The Statue of Liberty, Fords Theater, The Intrepid, Sequoia National Park, and Mount Rushmore.
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The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: Author Talk and Book Signing with Kathryn Aalto

Natural_WTP_coverJoin us this Thursday, November 19 at 7pm at Spotty Dog Books & Ale for an author talk and book signing with Kathryn Aalto, landscape designer and author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.

Hear stories of Eeyore’s house, the North Pole, and the game of Poohsticks. Aalto will discuss the beauty of Ashdown Forest – the real woods that inspired A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood – its flora and fauna, and the ongoing efforts to raise funds to continue protecting this national treasure.

Aalto is appearing in this region exclusively at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson. A portion of book sales will benefit the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library.

Listen to a recent interview and walk through the woods with the author as heard on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Webcomics Workshop with Spark Media Project

Constantine,Zoe_Phillip-The-Parrot_22-15Our friends at Spark Media Project are back this month to host a brand new, free Webcomics Workshop! On Saturday, November 21, from 10am-4pm, young artists, ages 10-15, are invited to explore visual storytelling techniques while creating their own original narratives, and illustrating them in comic strips using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Wacom Tablets.

While this program is expected to fill quickly, there is still plenty of time to register. You can sign your child up online at sparkmediaproject.org/workshops, or by calling 845-485-4480 for more information. We also have paper registration forms at the library. Please stop by the library office if you want assistance registering your child.
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FASNY Museum of Firefighting visits Pre-K Children’s Story and Craft Hour

fran fasnyJoin us Thursday, November 12 from 10am-11am in the Children’s Room for a morning of learning and fun! Come to our Pre-K Story Hour and meet your friendly neighborhood firefighter, Fran, as she reads a book and teaches about fire safety through interactive games. After the program, make a Dalmatian puppet to take home and practice fire safety with! All are welcome!

Radio from the Field Workshop With WGXC

fieldradioWave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM will offer a two-session public radio workshop at the library this month. WGXC Mobile Studio Manager and artist Max Goldfarb will lead participants in making field recordings and editing audio, as they learn to construct projects that give voice to our local environments. The two sessions will culminate in a short, radio-ready production that will become a part of Wave Farm’s WGXC archive.

The sessions will be held Tuesdays, November 10 and 17 from 5pm-7pm. Adults and mature teens interested in environmental sound recording, soundscape research and radio production are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is required. The sessions are free, but reservations are recommended. To learn more, or to reserve your place, email max@wgxc.org or call (518) 697-7400.

iPad Basics and Computer Class for Beginners – Sign Up Today!

image courtesy of Fatima via http://tinyurl.com/p3quwt8 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

image courtesy of Fatima via http://tinyurl.com/p3quwt8 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

We have two adult computer classes scheduled for November. The first class will focus on iPad basics and the second class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or both of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
Learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet. All participants must bring their own iPad to the class.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
Learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.