Our NEW Spring Parent Child Academy at the Library to Begin Soon!


Parent, volunteer and children reading during a Parent Child Academy session.

Sign up at the library for our new 5-week Parent Child Academy, which will be Saturdays, 10:30am – 1pm, Apr. 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Children’s activities, including a Story and Craft Hour, by our Children’s Librarian and AmeriCorps workers for ages 2+ will available in the library while parents attend a workshop and discussion session. This is our third series of workshops and all are welcome including parents who have already attended.

Families with a child, birth to five, can join a supportive community of families and learn how to develop your child’s vital early literacy skills so they will enter Kindergarten ready to read! Participants will receive free books and prizes each week! Continue reading

Tiny Book Exhibit & Miniature Book-Making Workshop

We are partnering again this spring with Drop, Forge & Tool and The Creativity Caravan for miniature book-making events in anticipation of a Hudson-wide exhibit of tiny books.

Bookmaking workshops will take place Tuesday, April 25 in the Community Room at the Hudson Area Library. A workshop for seniors and other library patrons will run from 1-3pm; a program with members of Perfect Ten teen group and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood children will take place from 4-6pm. Both sessions at the library are free to attend and open to the general public.

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New in the Library: The Public Library, a photographic essay by Robert Dawson

This newly published book contains over a hundred photographs of libraries around the US – tiny one room affairs to enormous buildings –  architecture ranging from wood frame to Beaux Art extravaganzas to sleek contemporary palaces. There are wonderful images of grand reading rooms and intimate ones of nooks and crannies.

The Public Library: a photo essay by Robert Dawson

[The Public Library: a photographic essay | Robert Dawson; foreword by Bill Moyers; afterword by Ann Patchett. First edition 2014 Princeton Architectural Press. Catalog Number: 027.7097DAW]

Punctuating the visual are essays by Bill Moyer, Isaac Asimov, Barbara Kingsolver, Dr. Seuss, Amy Tan and many more – writing from as wide a range of perpectives as the photographs.

This book is now available to reserve and borrow through the MHLS catalog. Reserve a copy today!