Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.
Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.
Suggested Audience: Children of all ages
Preregistration: Not required
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!
Program Description: Young gardeners will plant cuttings to make new plants, plant seeds and design bouquets. All materials provided courtesy of the Greenport Garden Club, whose members will work with the youth.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 3, 2 – 3pm
Suggested Audience: 5 – 10 year olds
Pre-registration required. Continue reading
From Ciancetti/Neefus Photo Collection in Hudson Area Library History Room
Program Description: Commemorate the 241st year since the adoption of the American flag, with presentations about the history and importance of the flag, of Flag Day itself and of our ever popular Hudson Flag Day Parade. There will also be a special American flag cake.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 7 from 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: This is a family-friendly event.
Children of all ages are welcome to join our children’s librarian, AmeriCorps workers, and volunteers and Make a Mother’s Day Vase on Saturday, May 12 at 11:30am. This program is free and all supplies will be provided. Participants will create colorful flower vases yarn-wrapped bottles and jars that they can bring home and gift to mom on Sunday! Continue reading
The library and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood’s High Five! program Saturday, April 28, 11am – 1pm features a trip to the Hudson Farmers’ Market with program facilitator Kathy Mabb, program director and librarian Brenda Shufelt, and the High Five! team. Transportation is available upon request to the library to meet up and then to the farmers’ market. Brenda and Kathy will be leading a tour of the market and demonstrating how reading and exploring the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the market can develop children’s vocabulary skills.
Each family who is a regular attendee of High Five! will receive $25 to spend at the Farmers’ Market courtesy of Berkshire Taconic Foundations’ Fresh and Healthy Food for All Initiative. Lunch will be provided at the market. 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 program is free and open to all families with children five and under (older siblings are also welcome to attend). Continue reading
The library, in collaboration with Out Hudson, is proud to present Drag Queen Story Time, Saturday, May 26 from 11am-12pm.
Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event with Ella Ghent, a local drag performer. Striving to celebrate differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up, Ella Ghent will be reading stories, accompanied with a ukulele, that celebrate diversity, self expression and creativity. There will be also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven. Continue reading