Radio Studio with Kite’s Nest

Three teens on a sidewalk. Two have audio equipment.Join us for Radio Studio at the Hudson Area Library! We don’t usually hear the voices and perspectives of youth in the news, but young people have a lot to say. If you’ve ever wanted to be a reporter or a DJ, or you’re just curious about making radio, this is your chance to be the media! We’ll learn hands-on radio and broadcasting skills, use digital audio recorders, come up with story ideas, conduct interviews, and broadcast our voices on WGXC: 90.7-FM.

RADIO STUDIO with Kite’s Nest

Friday, October 7, 3pm-6pm
at the Hudson Area Library
in partnership with WGXC: Hands-on Radio (90.7-FM)
Ages 9 – 15

To register,, or call 518-945-8445.

This program is free and open to the public. Donations towards this program will be shared with the Library and WGXC (Kite’s Nest has suggested a donation of $10-$40).


Author Talk With Award-winning Author Kwame Alexander

KwameOn Friday, May 6 at 3:30pm join us in welcoming Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover (winner of the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King award) and Booked to the Hudson Area Library.

Kwame Alexander is known for his signature blend of fast-paced verse combined with sports lingo and rhythmic raps, with which he creates an accessible mix of drama and poetry. A former reluctant reader himself, Alexander hopes his books will show young readers, in particular African-American boys, that books can be as exciting and fun as sports or video games. He travels the world each year speaking to young people about the power of books and poetry. We are pleased to join the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in welcoming him to Hudson. Continue reading


Broadcasts to Promote “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom”

AllySheedyThursday, February 11, 11:05AM – Northeast Public Radio, WAMC – 90.3 FM
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Hear Ally Sheedy, director of “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom”, Thursday, February 11, beginning at 11:05am on Northeast Public Radio, WAMC – 90.3 FM. She’ll be joined by actress Damaras Obi who plays the lead (and only role) in the production and Lynda Blackmon Lowery, author of the book of the same name.

“Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom” is the story of a young girl who took part in the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama during the tumultuous 1960s. Beaten and arrested more than 9 times by her 15th birthday, Ms. Lowery is now eager to tell her story to young people – hopefully encouraging them to become activists and help make changes to their communities, their country, and the world.

Ms. Sheedy adapted the book into a stage production, which includes sound recordings of actual events during the era’s sit-ins, freedom rides, demonstrations and marches.

Thursday, February 11, 4:10PM – WGXC – 90.7 FM
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Then, in the afternoon, hear Hudson Area Library Programming Committee members Miranda Barry and Pamela Badila at 4:05pm on WGXC – 90.7 FM. They will be joined by members of Perfect Ten After School – young women who have been studying the Civil Rights movement after reading Ms. Lowery’s book. Together with hosts Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro, they will discuss their take on Civil Rights and how this book has affected them.

The play will be performed at the MC Smith Intermediary School, 102 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm. Prior to the production, the Hudson High School Choir will perform songs from the time period. The printed program will include photographs of that era along with brief captions describing the activities. Admission is suggested at $10.00 per person. It is a benefit for the Hudson Area Library.


Teen Tech Week: Bound By Books Radio Show and Blog!

Bound By Books Crew

If you need a good source for what’s popular in the world of teen literature, look no further than the We Are Bound By Books blog and the Bound By Books radio show!

The Bound By Books crew broadcasts every Monday from 3:30-4:00pm on WGXC: Hands-On Radio on 90.7 FM. This group of book-hungry teens and tweens talk about books they have read, books they are currently reading, and anything else book related. Check out their radio archive to read about and listen to their past radio shows. Or, check out the reviews written by the Bound By Books crew on the We Are Bound By Books blog.

If being on the radio sounds like fun, join us at the Radio Workshop on Thursday, March 21st from 3:00-5:00pm here at the Hudson Area Library. We will be making radio pieces to put on the radio and online!


Teen Tech Week

teen tech week

Check In @ Your Library during Teen Tech Week (March 10 – 16)! Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use their library’s non-print resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. This year we’ll be offering three special programs for Teen Tech Week and sharing information about tech resources on the Library website throughout the week.

Monday, March 11, 3:30-4pm Bound By Books! Listen in to the Bound By Books radio show on WGXC: Hands-on Radio 90.7FM or streaming online at

Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm Movie Night! Join us for a youth-friendly (PG rated) viewing of a movie based on a popular book series! (licensing restrictions prevent us from sharing the movie title online, but feel free to call and we’ll let you know what movie we are showing!)

Thursday, March 14, 3-5pm Radio Workshop! Come help us make radio pieces to broadcast on the radio and online!

Friday, March 15, 3-5pm Blog and Connect! Learn how to write a book review for the web, write a letter to your favorite author, and learn more about your favorite books or authors online!

Be sure to check the website throughout the week for more information on some of the non-print resources available at your library!