Spring Break Activities in the Children’s Room

Kids Break Week

During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will offer special programming each day as well as our regularly scheduled programming. We hope you’ll join us! All ages welcome!

Tuesday

Poetry & Songs en Espanol
Tuesday, April 15, 12pm-2pm

Will Pflaum, of Hudson’s new homeschool group HATCH, will translate an old Spanish poem that has never before been translated into English. Pflaum, who will instruct this program entirely in Spanish, will also teach kids a song from Argentina & have his guitar & drums on hand for some musical fun!

Kids Fun Night
Tuesday, April 15, 3:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday

Pre-K Story Hour
Wednesday, April 16, 10am-11am

What Can You Make With an Egg Carton?
Wednesday, April 16, 12pm-5pm

A critter garden. A flower wreath. Tulips, goggles, fish, ships, owls, & turtles! Use recycled cardboard egg cartons to make any of these ideas, or come up with your own!

Scholarshop with Operation Unite
Wednesday, April 16, 4pm-5pm

ESL Language Enrichment
Wednesday, April 16, 6pm-8pm

Thursday

Pre-K Story Hour
Thursday, April 17, 10am-11am

Make Your Garden Grow!
Thursday, April 17th from 12-5pm

The Kids First Initiative, the Hudson Community Garden, & the HCSD Enrichment Initiative have collaborated for this exciting program. We will plant basil, parsley, lavender, mint, calendula, marigold, lemon balm & kale seeds using paper towel tubes & organic soil. Information will be provided on how to care for your plants at home & ideas for using your herbs, flowers, & veggies in recipes & teas.

Friday

Hear a Poem, Draw a Picture!
Friday, April 18th from 12pm-3pm

During this program, kids will listen to poems & use their imaginations to draw pictures of what’s happening in the poems.

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Youth Art Month Watercolors Class, Saturday March 29th

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Join us in the Children’s Room for our Youth Art Month finale programs with artist Jesse Chapman. Learn watercolor techniques and create your own landscape paintings to bring home! This program will take place on Saturday, March 29th from 12-1pm. Registration is not required and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

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Gardening Supplies Needed! Donate To the Library Today!

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Earth Day is coming and the Kids’ First Initiative needs your help! An Earth Day seed planting event is in the making and the Children’s Room is in need of gardening supplies. Donations needed include potting soil, plastic containers, trowels/small shovels, and seeds for easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs that are appropriate for early season planting. Donations may be brought to the staff office during normal business hours, or to Jaclyn in the Children’s Room from 3-8pm on Tuesdays and 3-5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stay tuned for upcoming details about this fun event, and thank you in advance for your generous donations!

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March Children’s Programs

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March is Youth Art Month, so let’s create & get messy! According to The Council for Art Education, Youth Art Month is an “annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art & art education for all children.” On Tuesday afternoons, Ms. Jaclyn will facilitate different art projects that will be displayed in the library, so be sure to stop by! Youth Art Month will culminate with a special watercolor landscape class with artist Lea Springstead.

We have a new monthly program beginning this month called “First Friday Mosaic of Hudson.” This program will celebrate, from children’s perspectives, the diverse array of cultures in our community through storytelling, dress, food, games, toys, & special customs. We are looking for kids & families to come in & share stories from their own cultures, so if you are interested, let us know! 

Also new this month is “Story Time on the Go,” an early literacy program that will visit a new location in Hudson each month. Our first Story Hour on the Go will be at Camphill Solaris. Story Hour on the Go, along with our second month of special early literacy story hours at the library, are made possible with support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Early Literacy Grant. 

The Children’s Room special events calendar is listed below. To see a list of ongoing programs, visit our programs page on our website.

Special Events
Youth Art Month Kickoff Painting Program: Tuesday, March 4th from 4pm-7pm, All ages
First Friday Mosaic of Hudson: Friday, March 7th from 3-5pm, All ages

Join us to learn about and celebrate Irish culture with storytelling, games, and traditional customs.
Storytelling with Movement: (Rescheduled from February 22nd) Saturday, March 8th from 1-2pm, All ages 
Join Dancer & Visual Artist Victoria Wilde Langley in learning storytelling through physical play & communication.
Youth Art Month Fun With Clay Program: Tuesday, March 11th from 4pm-7pm, All ages
Story Time On The Go: Saturday, March 15th from 1-4pm, Ages 0-6 & siblings welcome!

Our first mobile story time will be at Camphill Solaris (360 Warren St., Hudson). Stop in for stories with puppetry & songs throughout the afternoon.
Youth Art Month Flower Collages: Tuesday, March 18th from 4pm-7pm, All ages
Lunch For Bear: Thursday, March 20th from 10-11am, All ages

Bear wakes up from hibernation & is HUNGRY!  Sing songs, hear a story, & walk like a bear during this fun & interactive program with Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson.
Mommy & Me / Daddy & Me Story Time, Saturday, March 22nd from 11am-12pm, Ages 1.5-3 years
Enjoy great stories, songs & rhymes, finger plays, & movement activities designed for toddlers & their caregivers.
Youth Art Month Pencil Self-Portraits: Tuesday, March 25th from 4pm-7pm, All ages
Baby & Me Story Time: Wednesday, March 26th from 5-6pm,  Ages 0-18 months
We will share books for babies, learn fun songs & rhymes, & meet other families in this interactive & fun family program.
Youth Art Month Watercolors Class: Saturday, March 29th from 12-1pm, All ages
Join us for our Youth Art Month finale program with Artist Lea Springstead. Learn watercolor techniques & create your own landscape paintings to bring home!

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library Presents: Kids Book Sale and Magic Show

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Book Sale Room bargains abound for kids of all ages during a special two-day sale on February 21st and 22nd. On Friday, 11-4pm and Saturday 10-2pm, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be offering thousands of children’s books at bargain prices. This is a perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library and purchase great books to encourage reading throughout the year!  Continue reading

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Special February Children’s Programs

Library Lovers’ Month continues in the Children’s Room as the Kids First Initiative provides some lovely children’s programs and events, as usual free of charge! During the HCSD’s Mid-Winter Recess the Children’s Room will be staffed from 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday. Here is the special events Children’s Room calendar for February:
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Valentine’s Day Crafts: Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-7:30pm, All ages
Create beautiful Valentine’s day cards and crafts to take home or give as gifts!
Friends Kids Book Sale: Friday, February 21st from 11am-4pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-2pm
Music+Art+Books=Musical Master with Shelly Ley: Friday, February 21st from 11am-12pm, Ages 5-10
Read musical books, dance to lyrical music and create a piece of art that connects it all.
Wildlife Detectives with Chelsea Benson from Mud Creek: Friday, February 21st from 12pm-1pm, All ages
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation! Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home, too!
Black History Month Program: Friday, February 21st from 2-3pm, All ages
Fun craft projects and healthy snacks will be provided.
Special Magic Show with Entertainer D3mAgIc: Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-1pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library
Storytelling with Movement with Visual Movement Artist, Victoria Wilde Langley: Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm, All ages
Focusing on storytelling through physical play and communication, this program
contributes to the development of expression, intellect and a flexible
body.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 1st

Take Your Child to the Library Day was started by a Connecticut children’s librarian in 2012 and this year will include more than 350 libraries. Join us for this special event on Saturday, February 1st from 10am-3pm and check out everything the Hudson Area Library has to offer children and families: books, movies, crafts, games, homework help, special events, and a safe, welcoming place to spend time together.

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Special Winter Break Programs in the Children’s Room

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Join us in the Children’s Room from January 2nd to January 4th for some fun winter-themed activities! All programs are free! *Please note: The Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st.*

Winter Wildlife Detectives
Thursday, January 2 from 10am-11am, All ages welcome!
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation. Become a wildlife detective as you search for signs of animal life and solve mysteries by examining evidence. Make a plaster cast of an animal track to bring home, too!

Music & Crafts with Shelly Ley
Friday, January 3 from 11am-12pm
Rescheduled due to weather. New date: January 22 10am-11am, all ages welcome!
Join music educator Shelly Ley for a fun morning of creating music and crafts!

Story & Craft Hour with Ms. Janice
Saturday, January 4 from 11am-12pm, All ages welcome
Warm up at the library with some good stories and fun crafts!

 

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