Program Description: We are pleased to announce that modern and traditional Bangladeshi musical group, Moyna, is performing in our 2019 Music In The Stacks concert series. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and emceed by Hudson Muslim Youth. A short q&a and refreshments will be available after the concert.
Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28, 4-5:30pm
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Program Description: Join us for a dance class series, brought to you by a collaboration of the City of Hudson Senior Center and Hudson Area Library. The series ends with a live music dance party open to the public with the Fabulous Versatones: the Spring Fling Swing Dance at the Armory. Dances studied in the class include waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, cha-cha, hustle, rumba, and merengue.
Date/Time: Fridays, 5:30-7pm, April 26, May 3, 10 & 17.
Live music dance party: Saturday, May 18, 7-10pm.
Recommended Audience: Free and open to the public of all ages. Attendees do not need to attend with a partner. Beginners are welcome.
Registration: Registration is required for the class and appreciated for the dance party. To register please visit the main desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email email@example.com. Continue reading
Program Description: We are pleased to announce our Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art workshop during spring break for tweens and teens (8-17 years old) in collaboration with Processional Arts Workshop (PAW).
Participants will learn how to create giant masks, head-pieces, and puppets for an art parade in Hudson, NY. Drawing inspiration from worldwide Carnivale and masquerade traditions, this class explores how to design and construct large, lightweight wearable art for parades, theatre, and performance. NYC Halloween Parade designers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles emphasize a process of visual storytelling, introducing a range of low-tech, high-impact techniques to transform Hudson’s stories into performance art. The final creations will take to the streets for the city’s 1st Annual Mad Hatter’s Parade on May 11, celebrating Hudson’s industrial past and emerging future as a city of makers.
Date/Time: Monday-Thursday, April 22-25 from 10-3pm
Target Audience: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)
Registration: Required. Lunch and material provided. This program will take place at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St., Transportation to/from the library is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792
Program Description: Mending Day is the final event of Stitching Exchange, a community art project created by artist Melissa Sarris, in collaboration with the library and Hudson Family Literacy, which provides ESL classes for non-native speakers. The group in Stitching Exchange come from various countries including Bangladesh, India, and Yemen. The participants of Stitching Exchange will offer their sewing skills to attendees of Mending Day while having a conversation with the public to practice their English.
Date/Time: Saturday April 27, 1:30-3pm
Recommended Audience: This event is free and and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring an article of clothing for repair. All sewing materials needed for making garment repairs will be provided. Continue reading
Program Description: The City of Hudson Senior Center and the library continue watercolor painting with local artist Gretchen Kelly this spring season. April 20: features April showers bringing May flowers, Easter bunnies, chicks, and colorful eggs. May 18: flowers and fruit still life, the May Pole imagery, Spring elements like birds, sprouts, and planting images. June 15: flower still life, Father’s Day cards, picnic imagery, bees, butterflies, and Flag Day.
Each of these three workshops can add to developing regular attendees’ personal calendars featuring their watercolor painting. All materials will be provided.
Date/Time: Saturdays, April 20, May 18 & June 15, 2-4pm
Recommended Audience: All ages, beginner and intermediate painters welcome: children accompanied by parent, teens, adults, seniors.
Registration: Registration is required. Email email@example.com
Program Description: We are pleased to announce the opening reception of “Letters to Wild Women”, an art exhibition in the library’s community room featuring the work of Hudson-based artist Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda. The exhibition consists of a series of collages in which Viejo interprets the texts of female authors and poets into a visual language of abstract shapes and color. Each of the collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern. The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, a current event. Viejo has chosen texts that evoke a strong personal and emotional response and include themes involving human relationships, human rights, female identity and intimacy. What palette arises when visually interpreting Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists”? What does Sylvia Plath’s story “The Bell Jar” look like when translated into color?
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 3-5pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 31, 2019.
Photo courtesy of Basilica Hudson
Program Description: Story Time programs, crafts and activities, raffle prizes, and a shop will all be in the library tent at Basilica Hudson’s Spring Farm & Flea. The library’s Tween Advisory Council is selling t-shirts they designed and the History Room has items including tea towels, tshirts, postcards and notecards with historic Hudson image and giclèe prints of 1881 and 1923 Aeroview maps of Hudson. Come by Basilica Hudson’s amazing Farm & Flea and support our Tween Advisory Council and our History Room! Admission is $5 for the weekend, children 12 and under are free.
Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 10am-6pm, Sunday Story Times: 11-11:30am Pamela Badila & Folktales; 1-1:30pm Drag Queen Story Time w/ Trixie Starr
Location: Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY
Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.
Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm
- Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken, April 29
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean, May 13
- No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore, June 24
Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading