Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance and leads a related craft with children and their families. This special story hour will give families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures.
Date/Time: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginning March 16, 11am-12pm
Maria Manhattan with poster of her 1980s art installation “The Box Lunch”
Program Description: Feminism in Art: The Box Lunch & Beyond, an illustrated talk by Maria Manhattan in collaboration with Perfect Ten Hudson. Manhattan discusses her 1980s art exhibition, The Box Lunch, her response to Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking feminist work, The Dinner Party. Perfect Ten girls bring The Box Lunch into the 21st century with their own box lunches, created in workshops with Manhattan.
There will be a few pieces from the original exhibit on display in the library as well as collages or assemblages created by the young women of Perfect Ten Hudson that honor women of their choosing. The Box Lunch and Beyond will be on display through April 30.
AmeriCorps Mary Shivers & Christa Shook work on a craft with a young library patron.
Wednesday 10-11am Story & Craft Hour Americorps workers Mary Shivers & Christa Shook read picture books and lead children in theme-related crafts. Recent craft activities include making superhero capes, designing children’s book bags, and creating turkeys from pine cones and pipe cleaners.
Americorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”
Janice Scali oversees the work of two of our youngest patrons.
Thursday 10-11am, Saturday 11am-12pm, Story & Craft Hour Children’s librarian Janice Scali reads picture books and leads children and families in theme-related crafts.
Story & Craft Hour: Second Saturdays w/ Robin Weber – Saturdays, January 12, February 9 & March 9, 11am-12pmRobin Weber, High Five! volunteer, collaborates with children’s librarian Janice Scali on special Story & Craft Hour every second Saturday of the month. Each session will have a seasonal theme with a story reading and craft activity.
All materials provided. For children 2 – 7 years old & their families.
Program Description: In the second Saturday Story & Craft Hour in March children will craft a yarn nammas (god’s eye) and will be read an Ashley Bryan book with our our wonderful High Five! team member, Robin Weber.
Date/Time: March 9, 11am-12pm
Audience: Children 2 – 7 years old & their families
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: 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.
We will be closing at 5pm due to snow. Our Adult Spanish language classes are canceled for this evening. The Friends of Hudson Cemetery meeting originally scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled and will now be held on Monday, February 4 from 6-8pm.