Children’s Programs

Suggested for children 0 – 10 years old

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Children’s Program News

Only the most recent five Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.

Posted: August 18, 2017
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Hudson Area Library Tent at Summerfest!

The Hudson Area Library will have their own tent at Summerfest Saturday, August 19 beginning at 11am at the Hudson Riverfront Park. The Library will have author/illustrator readings, origami demonstrations, collage making with Etsy makers, and more. Fun for the entire family!

Author Reading Schedule:

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Jacqueline Rogers + Barbara & Victor Mojica

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
James Preller + Tara Crowl

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Zunon + Esme Shapiro + Lisa LaMonica

Come and visit. Fun and crafts all day!

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Posted: August 9, 2017
Adults, Children, Programs, Young Adults

Game Night with your turn

We are excited to announce Game Night with your turn on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5-8 pm in the library’s community room. This program is based around the exhibition Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with artist’s Cindy Hoose and Jacinta Burnell currently on view in the community room.  

Drop in anytime on the  your turn team Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose and Hudson Area Library’s game-loving Director, Emily Chameides, for a fun night of games with special door prizes and refreshments. Come relax with your friends and neighbors.

This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

This program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

 

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Posted: July 28, 2017
Adults, Children, Programs, Young Adults

Opening Reception of “your turn: a Collaborative Art Project”

original art piece created in “your turn” workshop.

Join us Friday, August 4 at 5pm in celebrating collaborative art pieces created in our two “your turn” workshops! This opening reception will feature original artwork created with game boards and a mix of other recycled materials and traditional art-making techniques.

Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, two Hudson Valley-based artists who have been collaborating for over a decade on various artistic projects, led the two workshops with a spirit of play and adventure. Participants took turns, chances, developed trust, and learned to make art without judgment. Work from Bunnell and Hoose’s “your turn, dear” will also be on display.

The reception will be in the community room of the library, which is wheelchair accessible. The exhibit will be up through Labor Day in the community room of the library.

This program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund.

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Posted: June 30, 2017
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Summer Reading Begins!

We are excited to be kicking off our free Summer Reading Program. Led by children’s librarian Janice Scali and Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher, our Summer Reading Program for kids includes book readings and stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! There will also be guests reading with the children and making special presentations throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program will run from July 5 through August 11, meeting daily Tuesday through Friday from 10am-noon. Recommended for pre-k to elementary school aged children. All ages are welcome.

We will also be bringing the Summer Reading Program for kids to Greenport Town Park this summer. Library staff will visit with children Monday mornings during the Greenport Summer Recreation Program. The Park’s Summer Recreation Program runs for six-weeks from July 5 through August 12, Monday-Friday from 8AM – 2PM. Registration is required. Visit http://greenport.yourtownhub.com/4602-2/ for more info.

Library members are also invited to log their reading this summer. Let’s see how many books we can read as a community! Each time you read a book this summer, submit your book info via our online Summer Reading Book Log or pick up a paper book log at the library, the Greenport Town Park Little Free Library or the Greenport Town Hall Little Free Library. Happy Summer Reading!

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Posted: June 29, 2017
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Lucy Swope Reads! A Special Story Hour at the Library

Image from Lucky Dog: A True Story, Lucy Swope, 1994

Local artist and book maker, Lucy Swope, will read from a selection of her children’s books at the library on Saturday, July 8 at 11am.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the children’s area of the library, which is wheelchair accessible, during the regular Story and Craft Hour. Lucy’s woodcut prints and her children’s books will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Hudson Area Library. There will be refreshments after the story hour and a chance to speak with the artist.

Lucy has worked with children throughout her life on arts, crafts and literature including book making workshops. Her career retrospective, The Artistry of Lucy Swope, is currently on exhibition in the library’s community room. On the occasion of this retrospective Lucy writes, “Ever since I can remember I have been drawing and making things with my hands. It is my way of seeing, of knowing the world.” Her whole life has been dedicated to creating visual and written works of art as well as sharing with children her works and teaching them about the creative process.

She and her husband Stanley Yarian raised sheep, goats, chickens and grew vegetables on their own farm for many years. Their farm life is reflected in her artwork and her books. In 1990 Lucy was offered a platen letterpress that the local school was no longer using. This serendipity led to a whole new direction in Lucy’s career: the publishing of handmade books that Lucy wrote, illustrated, printed on a letterpress and bound by hand. Lucky Dog Press presents a coming together of word and image, a hallmark of Lucy’s artistic vision. The storyboards in the exhibition are illustrations from a selection of her books.

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Only the most recent five Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.



Ongoing Children’s Programs

Pre-K Children Story and Craft Hour

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11am
Stories with crafts and free play.

Children’s Story and Craft Hour

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Stories with crafts and free play.

Kids’ Out-of-School Time Activities and Free Play

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3pm-8pm, Thursdays and Fridays 3pm-5pm, and Saturdays 10am-3pm.
Join Ms. Kathy for arts and crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more.

Language Enrichment for Kids

Ages: 2 and up
Dates: Wednesday, 6pm-8pm
Literacy skills practice for youth ages 2 and up who are wishing to improve their English language abilities. Coincides with Wednesday evening Adult ESL classes.

For more information call 518-828-1792 or email info @ hudsonarealibrary.org.

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