Program Description: Robin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. September features books on autumn leaves and crafting with potato stamps. In October children make tissue paper cat collages. All materials provided.
Audience: For children 2 – 7 years old & their families
Program Description: We are proud to announce the fall series of High Five!, our 3-week early literacy family program, done in collaboration with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood. High Five! meets at the library and sessions include “Fall Family Activities and Vocabulary for your Child”, “Developing Fine Motor Skills Needed for Writing” and includes a trip to an apple orchard and a Halloween party curated by master storyteller Pamela Badila.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, October 12, 19, & 26
Audience/Registration: High Five! is free and open to all families with children five and under (older siblings are also welcome to attend). Transportation to the library is available upon request. To register for High Five!, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Continue reading
Photo Credit: JD Urban
Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Audience: Open to Children of All Ages. Continue reading
Program Description: Children’s library assistant Kathy Parchuk & Americorps worker Rajmina Chowdhury provide shared reading, arts & crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more for children during after school hours during the week. On Saturdays children’s library aide, Janice Scali, offers Drop-In Children’s Activities.
Date/Time: Monday – Friday, 3-5pm and Saturday 12 – 3pm
Audience: All ages of children and their families are welcome to join others in crafts, stories and more. No registration required.
Program Description: For the past two years, moms, dads and caregivers bring their tots (the program is for 0 – 5 years old) to the library each week for Movement & Music for Little Ones & Families with Abby Lappen for an hour of books, songs, exercise and community. Abby involves adults and children in play, rhythm and discovery.
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10-11am. The fall series begins on Tuesday, September 10.
Registration: No registration necessary for this popular drop in program. For more information, email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading
Program Description: The library’s General Reading Book Group is reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in September, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer in October.
Date/Time: Wednesdays 5-6pm, September 25 & October 23.
Registration: This monthly group covers fiction and nonfiction and is facilitated by long time member of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Sharon Getty. To register for this book group email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and library’s last two 2019 Watercolor with your Grand Person sessions with local artist Gretchen Kelly continue with a focus on painting from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. All materials will be provided. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.
Date/Time: Saturdays, November 16 and December 21, 2-4pm
Registration/Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by a grandparent, parent, teen or other adult. Attendees can learn basic techniques or just hang out and paint with others. Interested persons should register ahead of time by emailing email@example.com, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk at the library. Continue reading
UPDATE: This project has been fully funded. Thank you all, donors and those who shared our Go Fund Me fundraising campaign! We need your help to restore a unique map of the City of Hudson that dates back to 1871. The map is at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA awaiting treatment to clean and stabilize it. Thanks to a generous donor, we recently acquired this map for our History Room. Following its restoration, the map will be on display at the library and available digitally for public access. The map measures 4′ x 5′ and features 19 line drawings of prominent buildings. It’s current condition is legible but extremely fragile.
We have created a GoFundMe campaign to raise the necessary funds for the restoration project. For more information and to make a donation click here. All persons making a donation will have a unique opportunity to see the original copy up close and personal after restoration.
This map will be a valuable resource and a source of civic pride. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this valuable preservation project. Continue reading