Give the Gift of Hudson History This Holiday Season!

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Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York, 1881

Not sure what to give that hard to shop for person? Not feeling the Black Friday madness? Looking for a unique gift that will create memories? The Hudson Area Library’s History Room can help with gifts that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include:

  • Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past
  • tshirts of historic Warren Street
  • giclèe prints of an original 1881 “Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York” (32.5” x 21.5”) map and a “1923 Aeroview of Hudson, New York” (43” x 22”) image created from a dirigible!

Interested shoppers can stop by the main desk at the library or go online where the History Room Shop is open 24/7 on our website at this link. Some of the History Room items will be featured at the library’s Winter Walk location, 427 Warren Street, on December 1, 5-8pm and all items are available at the library. Continue reading

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The Legacy of Anne Frank at the Library

Program Description:  The library’s newest author reading and book signing features The Legacy of Anne Frank by Gillian Walnes Perry. In Legacy, Walnes Perry, co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK, explores the influence Anne Frank’s life and diary has had on young people all over the world. It contains the stories of a diverse variety of readers, including Nelson Mandela and Audrey Hepburn, brought together by the extraordinarily articulate and wise young victim of the Holocaust. This reading is an excellent respite and refocus during the hectic holiday season and the book is certainly a great gift idea.

Date/Time: Sunday, December 9, 4-5:30pm Continue reading

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Our Tween Council at Basilica Hudson’s Farm & Flea!

Description: Come by Basilica Hudson’s amazing Farm & Flea and support our Tween Advisory Council and our History Room! Under the direction of Youth Services and Program Assistant Shanekia McIntosh the library’s Tween Advisory Council will be selling t-shirts they designed and items from our library’s History Room Shop at this weekend’s Farm & Flea Holiday Market. History Room Shop items include notecards with an historic Warren Street postcard image and giclèe prints of a 1881 Bird’s Eye View and a 1923 Aeroview map of Hudson.

Date/Time/Admission: Friday, November 23, 12-7pm; Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 10am-6pm; admission is $5 for the weekend, children 12 and under are free.

Location: Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY

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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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Incident Report Exhibit

The library is excited to announce that for the month of October the Tween Advisory Council is exhibiting creative writing made during our summer Creative Writing & Performance workshop with Nuyorican poet and editor Joey de Jesus. The Incident Report Viewing Station is located at 348 Warren St. The installation features two blown up works on paper and free copies of a zine made specifically for the exhibit.

INCIDENT REPORT is an experimental viewing station located in Hudson, NY. They offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers. They engage in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations. They are always open.

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Spirited Away (2002)

Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be of the Hayo Miyazki’s  classic Spirited Away. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 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 youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

 

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Digital Dancing: Tween Performance & Technology

 

photo by Michael Hart

Program Description: In collaboration with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum we are pleased to present a three day tween performance and media program intensive: “Digital Dancing” with teaching artist, choreographer & dancer Adam  H Weinert. 

Digital Dancing consists of repertory and creative movement workshops integrated with Augmented Reality technology in the form of a mobile app created specifically for this project. Tween participants will choreograph, perform, and film a site specific dance for an Augmented Reality installation at the library.  Using an app, visitors to the library will have the opportunity to view the performance by aiming their own devices at particular locations in the library space where the dance was performed.

Date/Time: Tuesday,  Wednesday & Friday, September 24 , 25 & 27, 3:30-5:30pm. Performance Friday, September 27, 6pm.  Please note there is no workshop on Thursday.

Target Audience: Tweens

Pre-Registration: Required. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library.

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Digital Dancing Performance

Friday, September 26, 6pm. A special performance in the main space of the library featuring library tweens and teens and Choreographer Adam H Weinert.

Choreographer & Dancer Adam H Weinert fresh from his triumphant performance at Jacob’s Pillow ( NYTIMES) has spent this week working with youth participants at the library to choreograph and present a first-of-its-kind live dance performance in the main library space. It’s the culmination of a two-day workshop for tweens and teens, incorporating dance and emerging technology.

Reception with complimentary food and drinks will follow the performance.

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