Register Today for Our Free Summer Programs for Kids!

Join us this summer for one or more of our fabulous, free programs for kids and teens!

Every Hero Has a Story
Summer Reading Program

Every Hero Has a StoryDates: July 7 through August 7, Tuesday through Thursday, 10am-12pm
Ages: All ages welcome

Stories, crafts, special guests, book giveaways, and more. Keep track of your reading over the summer and you could be eligible to win some special prizes. Stop by to pick up your free reading log and to learn how it works.

Register at the library or by calling 518-828-1792.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the BooksDates: Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm, July 9-September 10
Battle: Saturday, Sept. 12
Ages: Grades 6-9

Battle of the Books is a regional book trivia contest for youth. All Hudson participants have the opportunity to participate in the Bound By Books radio show! Battle books will be supplied.

Register at the library or by calling 518-828-1792.

Spark Media Moviemaking & Animation

Spark SharkWorkshop: Mini Movies
Dates: Saturday, July 18, 1-5pm
Ages: 13-18
In this workshop, youth will learn the entire process of filmmaking including scripting, cinematography, and editing their own narrative short films.

Workshop: Animation Mania
Dates: Wednesdays, July 29-Aug. 19, 4-6pm
Ages: 7-12
In this workshop, youth will learn the art of stop-motion animation to create a short animated video. Participants will write the story, create the backgrounds and characters, use animation software, and record voiceovers and sound effects.

Both workshops are led by Spark Media Project. To register contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480.

Make a Graphic Novel

graphic_novelDates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2:30pm, June 30-July 23
Ages: 10-14

Create your own comic! Make your own characters, dialogues, and story. Learn how to combine words and images in panels to tell a story. Led by Barbara Slate. Space is limited.

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Register at the library or by calling 518-828-1792.

We look forward to seeing you this summer at the Hudson Area Library!

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Holiday Fun in the Kids Room!

The Children’s Room is always a fun place to be, with opportunities for reading, drawing, painting, imaginative play, and crafting. This week, in addition to our regularly scheduled programs, we have some special programs to make it that much more exciting!

Kwanzaa celebration

Kwanzaa Celebration with Operation Unite
Wednesday, December 18, 5:30-6:30pm postponed – stay tuned for an updated day/time

Operation Unite will host a special Kwanzaa celebration, including drumming, singing, & a candle ceremony.

Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19, 3-5pm

Join us for some holiday fun, including holiday-themed crafts and stories. Snacks will be served too!

The Children’s Room will also be staffed while the Hudson City School District is on Winter Break. We hope you’ll join us!

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Welcome to the New Website

After several months of work by library staff, Board members, and volunteers, the new website is up and running.

Please look around.

All of the old features of the earlier website are here and many new ones added. A key feature of this new site is that we will be able to make changes to the site very readily. This means that the website will be up to date and filled with current information about what is going on at the Library.

Watch this space on the Home page of the website for future announcements of how you can become involved in writing about and photographing library events and programs for inclusion on the website.

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