Watercolor with your Grandperson! Make a Holiday Card or Picture

Program Description: Watercolor with your Grandperson!, hosted by The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library, is taught by Gretchen Kelly, artist and teacher. It is open to grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren who will paint a picture or card in watercolors with a holiday theme using pine cones, wreaths, candles, menorah, Christmas trees, holly, gift boxes and much more.

 Date/Time: December 15, 1-4pm 

Registration: Registration is required. Register for one of two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm.To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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The Hudson Trolley Arrives at the Library

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Early in the 20th century, a trolley ran up and down Warren Street. Is there anyone who remembers riding the trolley?

More recently many resident of the Hudson area may remember fondly the holiday window displays at Elijah Slocum Antiques on Warren Street owned by Bob & Marie Rasner. Bob is a train (& Hudson history) enthusiast and created a train set window display with some of Warren Street’s historic buildings (a project he created himself) and some creative license of trains and trolleys running through. His local history holiday scene will be recreated in the children area of the library for all to delight in.

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Second Saturdays Story & Craft Hour w/ Volunteer & Crafter Robin Weber

Program Description: The second Saturday Story & Craft Hour in December features a solstice-themed book reading & craft for little ones and their families with our our wonderful High Five! team member, Robin Weber.

Date/Time: December 8, 11am-12pm

Audience: Children 2 – 7 years old & their families Continue reading

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Visit Our Two Locations during Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018

The library joins the festivities of Hudson’s Winter Walk 2018, December 1, 5-8pm, in two different locations. Our Tween Advisory Council has created a winter hut in honor of the library and some of their favorite children’s literary characters including Peter from Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Harry Potter, and Gerald from the Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. “It’s always a wonder to see the dedication our Tween Council members give when they participate in community projects. Creating a library scene in one of the winter park huts is very special because it’s for the younger children and the community to enjoy. There’s something nice about seeing a 10-year-old take responsibility for things,” stated Shanekia McIntosh, the library’s Youth Services and Program Assistant. Come and view this display in Public Square (7th Street Park) across from the St. Charles Hotel.

In addition, the library’s History Room will have an exhibit at 427 Warren Street (the former City of Hudson Police Station) featuring examples from the library’s Historic Hudson Postcard Collection and other historic images including photos of the holidays in Hudson from years past by Howard Gibson. Our local history researchers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss our resources. Friends of the Hudson Area Library will provide home-baked desserts. And, the History Room, will have tshirts, notecards and framed and unframed giclèe copies of Hudson maps from 1881 and 1923 for sale as well as rare local history books.

Emily Chameides, Library Director, commented, “We’re excited to take part in this beloved community event and we are particularly proud to have the work of our Tween Council and the wonderful resources of our History Room celebrated through our participation.”

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High Five! Our Early Literacy Family Program Is Back!

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! October 27  Our last High Five! of the fall season will be with folkteller & performance artist Pamela Badila and Library Exploration educator Eileen Ordu. We will have a special Halloween story hour (not too scary!) and a Halloween party for our High Five! families. Lunch, free children’s books & door prizes!

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

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Watercolor w/ Your Grandperson: Halloween-Themed

Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library will host our second grandparents, children, and grandchildren watercolor workshop with teaching artist Gretchen Kelly. Youth and adult participants paint in watercolors with the Halloween theme as it is found in nature: pumpkins, fall leaves, gourds, branches, bugs, bats, spider webs, vines, branches, owls, and more.

All materials will be provided. Refreshments will follow.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 1-4pm

Registration: Registration is required. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library.

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Watercolor w/ Your Grandperson! Returns with a Thanksgiving Theme

Program Description:  Watercolor with your Grandperson!, hosted by The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library, is taught by watercolorist extraordinaire  Gretchen Kelly. Open to grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren. Participants paint in watercolors from fall foliage including flowers, bittersweet vines, horns of plenty, and other related Thanksgiving images.

 Date/Time: Saturday, November 17 1-4pm

Registration: Registration is required. Register for one of  two sessions: 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm. To register email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101 or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading

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Sculpture Dedication on the Grounds of the Galvan Armory

The library is pleased to announce the dedication of the public sculpture, “And Still I Rise” by Kris Perry, on Friday, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm. This public art sculpture has been recently installed on the grounds of the Galvan Armory; home to the library, the City of Hudson Senior Center and Perfect Ten After School. The sculptor, Hudson resident Kris Perry, who is known for his large-scale metal sculptures, has named this bronze piece “And Still I Rise” in honor of the work of Maya Angelou. The sculpture, whose theme is a powerful call to action for literacy and community, stands out prominently in front of the former armory building. It was purchased by the Galvan Foundation for the armory garden. Continue reading

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