Program Description: The library’s and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood early literacy program “High Five!” is back. Our new spring session includes “Using Gardening Activities to Develop Literacy”, “Literacy Activities to do on a Rainy Day” and trips to Hudson Farmers’ Market, Greenport Conservation Area and Hudson Children’s Book Festival.
Each week the program begins with Story Time in the library with High Five! facilitator Kathy Mabb and special guest readers including the ladies of the Greenport Garden Club, crafter Robin Weber, and educators Pamela Badila and Hosneara Kader. Crafts and literacy activities, with an emphasis on dictated writing, follows. Families will also have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books available for check-out at the library. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week. Gift certificates to Rolling Grocer 19 and Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be awarded to all families with excellent attendance! Lunch is also provided and we will be emphasizing healthy foods kids like to eat.
Date/Time: Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27, May 4 & 11, 11am – 1pm.
Registration: 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. Transportation to the library is available upon request.
Target Audience: Families with children birth to 6 years old. Older siblings welcome.
Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be Academy Award winning movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018). When Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, his path crosses with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 4-7pm
Registration/Suggested Audience: This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792
Ashley Bryan by Robert Shetterly, courtesy KaneLewis Productions
Program Description:In culmination of our month-long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, join us for a screening of “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan.” Directed by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, this documentary explores how Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. This screening is co-hosted with the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie & a sampling of home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s House!.
Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center
Program Description: In celebration ofBlack History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.
Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm
Program Description: We are happy to announce open registration for the library’s second iteration of Winter Hack, a digital art media camp that runs during the school winter recess. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create their own work on site at the Hudson Area Library.
These labs encompass video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Join filmmaker and music video director Zia Anger and photographer Yulia Zinshtein to create photography, gifs and video using open source or free software. Winter Hack is an abridged version of the library’s successful digital art summer program Hack The Library!.
Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 19- Friday, February 22, 10-3pm
Suggested Age: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)
Registration: Required. Limited Spots Available.To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!
Program Description: Join our Nonfiction Book Group, facilitated by Mark Orton, for a discussion on The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis,which unveils the lifelong activism of Mrs. Parks. As Neil Irvin Painter writes in the New York Times: “Parks was not an apolitical, middle-aged lady whose fatigue kept her seated. Both shy and militant, she was a committed activist enmeshed in racial politics — and their class and gender complications — wherever she lived.”
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 as well as CDs and DVDs. There will also be homemade baked desserts for sale during this event. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.
Date/ Time: Saturday, February 9, 10-3pm & Sunday, February 10, 1-3:30pm
Program Description: Join us for the opening reception of the expanded exhibit, titled “Oakdale Past & Future,” originally shown in the Beach House during the First Annual Oakdale Picnic this past summer. Includes historic photographs, maps, plans memorabilia and text on the history of Oakdale Lake, as well as Columbia University’s Hudson Valley Initiative final design concept after a season of community input on improving ecological conditions and recreational opportunities at Oakdale. This exhibition is a collaboration of Friends of Oakdale Lake, Friends of Hudson Youth, the Hudson Valley Initiative and the library.