The Library is Closed Wednesday, February 7

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Source: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/

The Hudson Area Library is closed Wednesday, February 7 due to inclement weather and road conditions. For additional area cancellations check out the websites for or tune in to 90.7FM, 98.5FM, 93.5FM, 1230AM, and the Register-Star.

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Read Our Senior Writing Class’s Zine!

This past September and October, we offered the second semester of our Creative Writing for Seniors class, taught by author, artist, educator, and social activist, Maureen McNeil. This class was offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center and is made possible in part by funds from Mid-Hudson Library System. We’ve put the results of that class together into a zine, which you can enjoy by clicking here. This class has been very popular and will be offered again in Spring 2018. To be on the mailing list for more information, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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For Your Ears Only: Audio Clips from A Thousand Splendid Suns: The Opera

It’s not often that residents of the Hudson area get the insider’s view on a new creation – particularly one based on a novel that has sold over 30 million copies world-wide. But with the workshop performance of Act II, Hudson will be among the first to hear the creation of composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos – A Thousand Splendid Suns – a brand new opera.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, and set in Afghanistan from the mid-1970s to the present era, the opera tells the story of two women from different walks of life, one older, one younger, forced into marriage with the same brutal man. Initially cold to one another, they form a bond that enables them to survive and ultimately risk their lives for a chance at freedom.

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New OverDrive Big Library Read for Oct

From October 12 – 26, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti will be available as a free digital download for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no wait lists.

The Big Library Read (facilitated by OverDrive) is a reading program through the library that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. By participating in the Big Library Read, we are joining a global movement of passionate readers and library patrons who support the availability of digital materials at libraries.

This time around, the title will be available in both E-Book and E-Audiobook formats – both will be available for instant unlimited access on the MHLS Digital Download page at http://mhls.lib.overdrive.com/ and there will be a promotional spotlight at the top of that page.

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Minecraft Club Returns Wed, Sep 6!

Our Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, has been such a huge success that we’re extending our original 5-week session into an ongoing program. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! This class will be taught by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Tombrello and will be meeting every Wednesday from, 3:30-5:00pm.

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Creating with Code, a Teen Coding Class

This fall we are offering a 10-week teen programming class: < Creating with Code> Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm beginning Sept 14 in the Teen Room of the library. Teens will make apps, websites, games, music, art and more…with code. Code is the language that brings phones and computers to life. In this class teens will explore the core concepts behind writing code by playing games and learning languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript and Python. They will build the problem solving skills that it takes to turn your own ideas into digital realities.

No experience necessary. This class is free and open to all teens 13+. Teens do NOT need a laptop but, are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and space is limited so do sign up soon if you would like to take the class. To sign up visit the front desk of the library, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading

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