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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 email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!
Zia Anger is a filmmaker and music video director. Her most recent short MY LAST FILM premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival. In 2015 her short I REMEMBER NOTHING had its world premiere at New Directors/New Films and its international premiere at Festival del film Locarno and has shown at other film festivals throughout the world. She has made music videos for various independent artists including: Angel Olsen, Mitski, Julianna Barwick, Maggie Rogers, and Jenny Hval. Her music videos have been featured in various online publications including: Pitchfork, the Guardian, and NPR.
Yulia Zinshtein born 1990 in Philadelphia to Ukrainian parents, Zinshtein relocated to Moscow at the age of 10. Photographing people she felt connected to was a way to make something permanent in a life full of temporary arrangements. Yulia graduated from SVA in 2015 with a BFA in photography. She has been published in magazines like Dazed Digital, Editorial Magazine and had work shown during Planned Parenthood Gala in 2017. Yulia has recently relocated to Hudson, New York.
Program Description: Join us for the opening reception of the expanded exhibit, titled “Oakdale Past & Future,” originally shown in the Beach House during the First Annual Oakdale Picnic this past summer. Includes historic photographs, maps, plans memorabilia and text on the history of Oakdale Lake, as well as Columbia University’s Hudson Valley Initiative final design concept after a season of community input on improving ecological conditions and recreational opportunities at Oakdale. This exhibition is a collaboration of Friends of Oakdale Lake, Friends of Hudson Youth, the Hudson Valley Initiative and the library.
Time/Date: Thursday, February 7, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: All Ages
This much expanded exhibit features: historic black and white photographs of Oakdale in its heyday–including Rowles photos restored by Stair–; maps from early Oakdale Lake plans; a concise history of Hudson’s relationships with its lake; environmental projects by Oakdale campers; and, thrillingly, the Hudson Valley Initiative’s final design concept, founded in community input on improving ecological conditions and recreational opportunities at Oakdale.
Friends of Hudson Youth supports the Hudson Department of Youth and Oakdale Camp with dynamic programming. For more information visit https://hudsonyouth.org
Friends of Oakdale Lake advocates for the revitalization and improvement of Oakdale Lake and Park. For more information visit https://www.friendsofoakdalelake.com
City of Hudson Department of Youth is a safe place for youth with recreational facilities, quality after school programs and a summer day camp for kids ages 5 to 16.
The Hudson Valley Initiative (HVI) facilitates applied research into the complex spatial, ecological, and economic opportunities of this vast region. Extending several hundred miles north from Manhattan Island, touching five states, the region includes nine counties, 13 cities and over 200 villages and towns, and its watershed covers over 13,000 square miles. The status and future of this area deeply affects the lives of millions, from New York City to a broad swath of the American northeast. By serving as the GSAPP clearinghouse for urban design, architecture, landscape, preservation, and planning work, the HVI enables substantive contributions to the long term health and viability of the region.
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
Gillian Walnes Perry was awarded an MBE for her work in education. She has spent time with many people who knew Anne Frank personally, and educators from all over the world who have tirelessly been perpetuating the powerful messages of Anne’s life and writing. After 26 years of building the Anne Frank Trust, she retired as the charity’s Executive Director in 2016. She now lectures and writes about the life and legacy of Anne Frank, as well as a range of popular social history topics.
Refreshments follow the reading. The book will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library thanks to Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The author will be available to sign copies.. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792
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Bound By Books Youth Radio Show
Dates: Mondays 3:30-4pm
Location: WGXC Hudson Studio, at 7th St. and Columbia St.
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.