Hack The Library Open Registration

Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participants will learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today! 

Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm

Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged  8 – 17 years old

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Odds Against Tomorrow: Screening & Discussion

Program Description: The library’s History Room is pleased to present a special screening & discussion of Odds Against Tomorrow with documentary filmmaker David McDonald. Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte that was filmed in Hudson and New York City and used many Hudsonians for cast and crew. There will be a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of Odds Against Tomorrow and a discussion about the film, followed by the screening.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm.

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Black Panther

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Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council presents a free screening of Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) on Saturday, June 23 at 4pm in the Senior Center as part of a Beginning of Summer Celebration hosted by the Council.This movie is free and open to tweens and teens and families. As usual for our matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

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Careforce One : A Screening and Discussion

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Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School for a screening and discussion of CareForce One, a film and project by multimedia artist, filmmaker, and activist Marisa Jahn amplifying voices of the country’s fastest growing workforce: caregivers. The film screening and conversation afterwards will offer a chance to think about the rights of domestic workers in our community, and explore how we can create a model of care work that moves towards partnership between caregivers and employers. Guests will be provided with free childcare and pupusas from Pupuseria de Maria! Presented by Oral History Summer School, with support from Hudson River Exchange and the Hudson Area Library. For more information, email sabine@oralhistorysummerschool.com.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 6-8pm

Suggested Audience: All Ages. Childcare provided.

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Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

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It’s that time of year: the time to celebrate reading at the library! Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Hudson Area Library’s Summer Reading Program helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

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Nonfiction Book Group to Discuss Hillbilly Elegy in June & 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus in July

The library’s Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance on Monday, June 18, 6 – 8pm.  Vance recounts his own struggle growing up poor in the Rust Belt and, through his own life, shows the disenfranchisement of poor white Americans. From the book cover:

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. In Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck.

Also, Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8pm the book group will discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. The New York Times Book Review stated of 1491: “Marvelous. . . . A sweeping portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus. . . . A remarkably engaging writer.” Continue reading

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DIBS: Do It Better Series

 

As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call: 518-828-1792.

Painting with Jeffrey Gibson

Wednesday, June 27, 11am

This program will take place in Gibson’s studio located at the old Claverack Schoolhouse. Lunch, transportation and materials will be provided.

Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Program Description: Join us to celebrate and register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will make their own musical instruments and later be able to join with the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater for a drum circle and musical games. We will have other special guests, craft activities and will also be providing families with Summer Reading Logs, book giveaways and ice cream!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 from 3-5pm.

Suggested Audience: This is a family event!

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