Drag Queen Story Time with Trixie Starr!

Trixie Starr

Program Description: The library, in collaboration with Out Hudson, is proud to present a very special Drag Queen Story Time with Hudson’s very own Trixie Starr! Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event. Striving to celebrate differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up! There will be also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 2, 11am-12pm

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Film Screening & Celebration: I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan by Robert Shetterly, courtesy KaneLewis Productions

Program Description: In culmination of our month-long celebration of children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, join us for a screening of “I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan.” Directed by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, this documentary explores how Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. This screening is co-hosted with the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Special presentation, before the screening, of work created in our craft hours throughout the month. Fresh popcorn during movie & a sampling of home-cooked food from Kayah Payton of the newly formed Grandma’s House!. 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: People of all ages.

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Ashley Bryan Celebration

Beautiful Blackbird illustration by Ashley Bryan courtesy of The Ashley Bryan Center

Program Description: In celebration of Black History Month we are proud to present a month long tribute of famed children’s book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. The library’s regularly scheduled Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Story & Craft Hours will be showcasing the different works and artistry of Ashley Bryan and his impact in the field of children literacy and education.

Date/Time: Wednesday & Thursday Story & Craft Hour, 10am-11am. Saturday Story and Craft Hour, 11am-12pm

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Board of Trustees – Annual Meeting

The Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 10am on Saturday, March 16 in the library’s Community Room. At approximately 11:15am, the Annual Meeting will be held. New Board members and a slate of officers will be offered and voted on. Other business will include passage of the 2019 budget and reports by Library Director Emily Chameides and Board President Miranda Barry. Everyone is invited to attend both meetings. Light refreshments will follow the meeting.

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Code Girls: This Month’s General Reading Book Group Selection

Program Description: The general reading book group selection for February is Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

The meeting was rescheduled from February 27 to March 6 due to snow.

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News from our Story & Craft Hour: 2019 Edition!

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-12pm Robin 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.

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Second Saturdays Story & Craft Hour w/ Robin Weber

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

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Winter Hack: Video Production & Art Photography

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 youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!

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