Friends of Hudson Area Library Book & Bake Sale – Saturday, September 22

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Program Description: The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the community room of the library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. 

Date/Time:Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10am-2pm.  Continue reading

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Rolling Grocer 19

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Rolling Grocer 19 (RG19) is a non-profit, year-round, mobile grocery store that hits the streets of Hudson starting September 19 and will be located in front of the library on Saturdays from 1:30-4pm.

Developed in collaboration with local Hudson residents, RG19 is a community-led response to solve real challenges around food and economic inequality in our county. RG19 will offer a wide range of wholesome products, including fresh produce, dairy, bread, meat, seafood, canned and dry goods, toiletries and other miscellaneous products. Food on the trailer will be made affordable through a fair pricing system: customers will self-select into one of three price levels and pay for products according to their financial ability. Continue reading

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Digital Dancing: Tween Performance & Technology

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photo by Michael Hart

Program Description: In collaboration with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum we are pleased to present a three day tween performance and media program intensive: “Digital Dancing” with teaching artist, choreographer & dancer Adam  H Weinert. 

Digital Dancing consists of repertory and creative movement workshops integrated with Augmented Reality technology in the form of a mobile app created specifically for this project. Tween participants will choreograph, perform, and film a site specific dance for an Augmented Reality installation at the library.  Using an app, visitors to the library will have the opportunity to view the performance by aiming their own devices at particular locations in the library space where the dance was performed.

Date/Time: Tuesday,  Wednesday & Friday, September 24 , 25 & 27, 3:30-5:30pm. Performance Friday, September 27, 6pm.  Please note there is no workshop on Thursday.

Target Audience: Tweens

Pre-Registration: Required. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library.

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High Five! Our Early Literacy Family Program Is Back!

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Program Description: The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood are proud to announce another 5-week series of High Five! Families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community and learn everyday, fun activities to help build their child’s reading skills! Trips, free books & prizes!

Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 Continue reading

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Fall Fling Swing

 

Program Description: Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at Fall Fling Swing Dance Party “Our Spring Fling Swing Dance was such a hit we are bringing the party back to the Armory for a wonderful social fall evening.” states Sher Stevens, director of the City of Hudson Senior Center. This program, sponsored by the Senior Center and Hudson Area Library, is free and open to all ages. Registration is appreciated. The Fabulous Versatones will play while you dance the night away in the library’s community room. Refreshments will be served. So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 7 – 10pm

Target Audience: All Ages.

Registration: Not required but appreciated. To register visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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Minecraft Club After-School and Saturday Sessions

The library’s Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, is back to its after-school and Saturday sessions. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! These club meetings are Wednesdays 3:30 – 5pm beginning September 5, led by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Costa, and Saturdays 12 – 2pm beginning September 29, with Sonia Ruscoe, artist and game enthusiast based in Hudson. 

To register for either session, email reference@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x100, or visit the main desk in the library. Please note that the pre-existing Wednesday session is full as of this writing, but we can add you to a waitlist.

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Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.

Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9 Continue reading

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Creative Writing Class with Maureen McNeil

Program DescriptionIn conjunction with the City of Hudson Senior Center, we bring you Creative Writing with Maureen McNeil. This extended class, made possible in part by funds from mid-Hudson Library System, will run all through the fall and will focus on discovering the power of the inner self through the practice of daily writing. Students will explore memories, sensory observation, dreams, autobiography, fiction, and poetry and will share a selection of their work. All levels of writers are welcome. A zine of student work will be available at the library and on the library’s website.

Date/Time: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm Beginning September 20. A final celebration of student writing will be held in the library on December 13.  

Registration: Required

Suggested audience: Adults

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