Bridal Expo, Featuring 80 Wedding Gowns, to Benefit Hudson’s Library & Hospital!

The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health announce a joint fundraising event built on the growing interest in Columbia County, and specifically Hudson, as exceptional wedding destinations. The BRIDAL EXPO will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at Helsinki Hudson (405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY) to benefit the Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health.

This expo will feature 80 magnificent designer wedding gowns, many valued at more than $2,500, with each dress now priced at an affordable $300. The Expo is free to the public and complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day. All proceeds from this one-day BRIDAL EXPO will benefit The Hudson Area Library and Columbia Memorial Health, while drawing attention to the talented wedding services available in the area.
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Summer Reading Program

Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings

Posted: July 11, 2018
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Folktales & Stories for Little Ones & Their Families

Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.

Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.

Suggested Audience: Children of all ages

Preregistration: Not required

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Posted: July 10, 2018
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

Program Description: Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Summer Reading helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

Date/Time: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 10, 10am – 12pm

 The Sounds of Summer is led by children’s librarian Janice Scali; Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher; and one of the newest members of our staff, Sam Gruber. This summer reading program includes stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! Guests, like Hudson Mayor Rick Rector, Earth Scientist Wayne Kinney and Music Teacher Patricia Almstead read and do activities with the children. This program is recommended for Pre-K to elementary school aged children, but all ages are welcome.

Youth are also invited to log their reading this summer. 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. There will be special prizes and rewards for program attendance and summer reading log entries.

workshops for tweens and teens 

In addition to our daily Summer Reading Program, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council, composed of youth ages 8-12 who create and host library events for their peers, have planned DIBS (Do It Better Series). DIBS is a series of workshops that offer participants the chance to work with an expert in a specialized field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program will include workshops on painting with artist Jeffrey Gibson and sound exploration with Deep Listening Institute, as well as a Creative Writing & Performance workshop.

The library continues its partnership with the City of Hudson Youth Center and various art organizations and spaces in the Mid-Hudson region to offer collaborative field trips for tweens and teens. This includes Watch + Talk, a new film screening series with Basilica Hudson in collaboration with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, and a private tour of El Anatsui, the new exhibition at Jack Shainman’s The School Kinderhook.

 Happy Summer Reading!

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Posted: July 3, 2018
Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

DIBS: Do It Better Series

 

As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email: youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call: 518-828-1792.

HERE COMES TREBLE

Wednesday, August 15, 12-3pm

A music free for all! Bring your instrument or grab one in the workshop!

Here Comes Treble is a youth education project by musician/artists Rebecca Borrer and Thomas Roeschlein.

 

PAST DIBS WORKSHOPS

Creative Writing & Performance with Joey de Jesus, Tuesday- Wednesday, July 24-25, 12-3pm

Non-fiction prose, poetics, fiction. Learn to not only develop your voice through your word but also the confidence to perform them.

Joey de Jesus is a poet and editor. He is the is Poetry Editor of Apogee Journal and the New York Foundation of the Arts  2017 Poetry Fellow.

 

Exploring Sound with Deep Listening Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 12-2pm

Exploring the difference between hearing and listening, promoting improvisation and playfulness.   

Deep Listening Institute (DLI) promotes the music and Deep Listening practice of pioneer composer Pauline Oliveros, providing a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing.  It fosters creative innovation across boundaries and across abilities, among artists and audience, musicians and non-musicians, healers and the physically or cognitively challenged, and children of all ages.

Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. He has studied at Fordham University, Juilliard Evening Division, and University at Buffalo. Charles enjoys creating, conducting, performing, and studying with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Current teaching appointments at Berkshire Country Day School (MA) and University at Buffalo (NY).

 

Sha-He, Tuli & Kai painting in the studio of artist Jeffrey Gibson. June 27,2018

Painting with Jeffrey Gibson. Wednesday, June 27, 11am

Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art.

 

 

 

 

Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council, is a committee made up of youth (ages 8-12) who take on a leadership role in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers.

 

 

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Posted: June 12, 2018
Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Hack The Library Open Registration

Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participants will learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today! 

Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm

Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged  8 – 17 years old

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 on site at the Hudson Area Library. These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs will be run by artists whose work are specialized in the field.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the sessions. To see past work by HACK participants check out hackthelibrary.tumblr.com

Hack The Library is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of NYS Council on the Arts, Administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant.

 

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Hudson Area Library Receives $100,000 Gift to the Capital Campaign

The Hudson Area Library announced today a $100,000 pledge from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Co. Foundation for its capital campaign to re-purpose the Armory building as a 21st century library. Continue reading

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Armory Project Update & Open House

Library banner on the Armory on State St. Hudson NYThe design of the new library at the Armory (5th and State Streets.) is almost complete. A design review was held recently in NYC with the architect Vincent Benic and his team (Winnie Moy and Lauren Printz). Dan Kent from the Galvan Foundation and Theresa Parsons, Mark Orton, and Library Director Emily Chameides attending.

With a just a few items outstanding the final cost estimates will be completed and we will be ready for the job of creating the detailed construction documents.

Construction Starts

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Board of Trustees – profiles

Ever wonder who is on the Board of Trustees?

New Board of Trustees Profiles

To put a face and some life stories to the members of the Board of Trustees of the library we have added a profiles page here.

You can always access this page as a menu item above at – About Us: Board of Trustees – profiles

Ginger Benedict Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library, Hudson NY

Ginger Benedict

 

Kelley Drahushuk, Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Kelley Drahushuk

 

Jeff Rigby Board of Trustees Hudson Area Library Hudson NY

Jeff Rigby

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Ghostly Gallop Results Coming Shortly

The 2012 Ghostly Gallop, an annual race in honor of William F. Cranna, went off without a hitch yesterday, Sunday October 28th. Unlike the 2011 race which featured a snowstorm the night before that made for some icy conditions, this year’s race took place under cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 60s. A perfect day for a run or walk through the streets of Hudson.

2012 GhostlyGallop, Hudson Area Library, Hudson NY - start of 5K

Start of 5K

Click here for full results of the 5K Race

2012 GhostlyGallop Hudson Area Library Hudson Ny Kids One Mile start

Kids’ One Mile Start

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