Library Story Time, Activities & Shop at Basilica’s Spring Farm & Flea

 

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

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

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1st Annual Hudson Mad Hatter’s Parade!

Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art Spring Break Workshop, Photo by Thomas Roeschlein

Program Description: Community members are invited to join our Tween Advisory Council members participating in the Hudson Mad Hatters’ Parade: a parade of wearable art, created by tweens, local artists, and community participants as a shared celebration of Hudson’s industrial history and emerging future as a city of makers. The Parade is organized by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW), a non-profit arts organization that works with communities to create site-specific art parades and performances. PAW is teaming up with local Hudson organizations, including Basilica Hudson and the library with hands-on workshops to create Hudson-inspired headdresses, costumes, puppets, and other wearable mobile artworks. The Parade steps off from the library and ends at Basilica Hudson, making a final grand entrance at Basilica’s Spring Farm and Flea. For more info, visit madhattersparade.org/.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 1pm-3pm. Meet up in front of the Galvan Armory at 1pm. Parade kick-off at 2pm.

Target Audience: All Ages

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Author Jack Gantos Speaks on How to Craft Great Stories from Journals

Program Description:  We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish productive short stories.

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm

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Ballroom Dance w/ Andrew Resto this Spring!

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 programs@hudsonarealibrary.org. Continue reading

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Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art Workshop

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 youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

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Free Sewing Repairs at the Library on Mending Day!

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

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Music In The Stacks: Moyna

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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Letters To Wild Women

 

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.  

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