Young Adult Programs

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Only the most recent five Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings

Posted: September 24, 2018
Programs, Young Adults

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.

Adam H Weinert is a performance-based artist born and raised in New York City. He began his training at The School of American Ballet, and continued on to Vassar College, The Juilliard School, and New York University, where he recently earned a Master’s Degree under the tutelage of André Lepecki. Adam has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, The Mark Morris Dance Group, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Christopher Williams, and for six years served as the Artistic Associate to Jonah Bokaer. In addition to his performance work, Adam has been published in The New York Times, the Juilliard Journal, and as a featured profile in New York Magazine. He produced and choreographed an award-winning collection of dance film shorts screened nationally and abroad, and his performance works have toured to four continents including a number of non-traditional dance venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Britain Museum, and The Tate Modern Museum. He was awarded Presidential Distinction and Scholastic Distinction from the Juilliard School, and in 2008 received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Outstanding Choreography.

The performance on Friday, September 28 is free and open to the public with a light reception to follow;  it will take place in the main space of the library, which is wheelchair accessible.This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.

NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum are also presenting two workshops at Hudson Hall Saturdays, October 13 – December 15. African Dance Instruction and Family African Dance. For more information visit hudsonhall.org.

 

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Posted: September 21, 2018
Adults, Programs, Young Adults

Fall Fling Swing

 

Program Description: Recapture the magic of the Armory dance parties of past years at Fall Fling Swing Dance Party “Our Spring Fling Swing Dance was such a hit we are bringing the party back to the Armory for a wonderful social fall evening.” states Sher Stevens, director of the City of Hudson Senior Center. This program, sponsored by the Senior Center and Hudson Area Library, is free and open to all ages. Registration is appreciated. The Fabulous Versatones will play while you dance the night away in the library’s community room. Refreshments will be served. So bring your dance shoes and your attitude and get ready to swing to music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 7 – 10pm

Target Audience: All Ages.

Registration: Not required but appreciated. To register visit the front desk at the library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

The Fabulous Versatones are a 5-man swing band based in the Hudson Valley with members from Hudson, Millbrook and Red Hook. Brought together by their love of swinging jazz, they have all played in a variety of bands and in a variety of musical styles. Swingin’ standards and beboppin’ blues make up the Versatones repertoire… favorites include Benny Goodman’s ‘A Smooth One’, Stompin’ At The Savoy’,’Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues’, roadhouse favorite ‘Route 66’ and ‘Pennies From Heaven’ to name just a few of the classic tunes that are a part of every Fabulous performance.

Pete Jung and Ambrose Verdibello on guitars, Pete Tenerowicz, drums; Eric Rosi-Marshall on bass and vocals, Chris Kendall on tenor and soprano sax.

The City of Hudson Senior Center is located on the 2nd floor of 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. There are county and city services at the center, such as meals for seniors, yoga, aerobics and painting classes. For more information call: (518) 838-3200.

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Posted: September 11, 2018
Programs, Young Adults

Minecraft Club After-School and Saturday Sessions

The library’s Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, is back to its after-school and Saturday sessions. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! These club meetings are Wednesdays 3:30 – 5pm beginning September 5, led by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Costa, and Saturdays 12 – 2pm beginning September 29, with Sonia Ruscoe, artist and game enthusiast based in Hudson. 

To register for either session, email reference@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x100, or visit the main desk in the library. Please note that the pre-existing Wednesday session is full as of this writing, but we can add you to a waitlist.

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Posted: September 2, 2018
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Author Talk & Star-Watching Party at Churchtown Dairy

Program Description: Photographer Barbara Bosworth speaks about The Heavens, her new work which contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camera.  Following the talk will be a star-watching party led by the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston. This event will take place at the Churchtown Dairy, in their beautiful interior as well as on the grounds.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 27, 7-9pm.

Location: Churchtown Dairy, 357 County Route 12, Hudson, NY 12534

Suggested Audience: All ages

Registration: Suggested. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.This program is being done in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library.

Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served.

The Heavens contains images of the moon, sun and sky made over several years with an 8×10 camer. The star images are hour-long exposures with the camera mounted on a clock drive. The sun and moon images are made with a telescope attached to her camera. Speaking of her inspiration for these images, Bosworth writes: “Every clear night of the summer my father would go out for a walk to look at the night sky. Many nights I would join him. We knew the North Star, and the Big Bear, but the rest became our own. At times we stood still for an hour or more to watch for shooting stars. We had no agenda. It was all about amazement at a sky full of stars. With this sense of wonder, I began making photographs of the Heavens. In these days of the Hubble Telescope and its spectacular imagery from deep space, I wanted a reminder of the mystery of our own night sky.” The book also includes facsimile editions of three artist’s books that Bosworth has made as a nod to Galileo’s 17th-century publications in which he first observed the skies through a telescope.

Barbara Bosworth’s publications include The Meadow, Natural Histories, Trees: National Champions, and Chasing the Light. In 2016, The Meadow was nominated for the Aperture-Paris Photo Book of the Year prize. Bosworth’s work has been exhibited in several one-person shows at museums throughout the United States. A recipient of multiple fellowships and grants, Bosworth’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Kittredge Foundation Grant. Her work is represented in major collections including Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Princeton Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Bosworth lives in Massachusetts. She is professor of photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Churchtown Dairy is a working Biodynamic farm that intends to serve as a beacon for those working to promote sustainable agriculture and regenerative communities. Built under the direction of Abby Rockefeller from her vision and passion to bring beauty to farming the dairy supports the development of just and resilient food systems while raising public awareness of the positive impacts ecological agriculture can have on the health of the human being and the earth. They strive to imbue all their work with beauty — the buildings, the gardens, the care for the animals, and the economic and social systems within which they work.

 

 

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Posted: July 17, 2018
News, Programs, Young Adults

Hack The Library Shorts!

We were very pleased to host this year’s Hack The Library for an extended session of two days to a full week. This allowed us to split the participants in two groups: one for tweens + teens new to our hack program and an advanced workshop for returning HACK participants.

The advanced participants were given the full week to research in the library’s History Room with volunteer John Craig, write, shoot, score and edit their own short films around the History of 5th Street. They worked under the guidance of filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony. We are excited to present their video below

In order of Appearance: “Ze Movie” by Nick Savulich, “AG News” by Guinevere Dermott & Abigail Fleurimond, “Hannah’s House” by Graciela Rodriguez & Emily Membero, “Kenneth’s Movie” by Kenneth Jackson, “Stephen Kardos & The Ruthless Whale” by Will Savulich & Monte Romero, “Cat Comix. Ink” by Emery Dibben”,  “Alien Movie” by Sophie Salisbury & Charlotte Herzhauser

In our Beginner’s workshops created two shorts collectively around the concept of a chase scene. With the aide of Teaching Artist Peter McPartland the kids wrote a short scene, storyboarded and acted in two different shorts.

Chase 1: Are You A Superhero? Tuli Akter, Sebastian Dermott, Sunny Miah, Jahan Uddin, Ben Walters, Shawn Walters  Chase 2: Stinkbomb Jason Carius, Marc Mena,  Rogan Verdon, Shawn Vernon,  Khloe Walters,  Jayden Walters

For a look at the other works created by the Beginner HACK participants please check out the Hack The Library Archive! 

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Only the most recent five Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings



Ongoing YA Programs

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Dates: Mondays 3:30-4pm
Location: WGXC Hudson Studio, at 7th St. and Columbia St.
Ages: 10-16
The Bound By Books youth radio show broadcasts on WGXC 90.7FM every Monday from 3:30-4pm from the WGXC Hudson Studio. On the show, tweens and teens discuss books they have been reading and other bookish topics. Those interested in joining the Bound By Books radio crew should contact Emily at the library.

Battle of the Books Trivia Team

Dates: dates TBD
Ages for tween program: youth entering grades 6-9 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
Ages for teen program: youth entering grades 9-12 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
The Battle of the Books is a yearly trivia contest where teams of young readers from throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System read the same 8 titles over the summer and compete in a trivia contest in August/September. Contact Shanekia at the library to sign up for the Hudson Battle of the Books Teams.

 

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