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. Participantswill 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer Session, 2017
As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we are pleased to present Winter Hack, a session of the successful tween program: Hack The Library, during school winter recess, February 22 & 23, 10am-3pm.
Tweens and Teens can join Filmmaker and Music Video director Zia Anger for a two day media camp at the library. They will learn how to shoot, edit and move on camera. Finished works will appear on the library’s YouTube channel and in house monitor. Continue reading →
Our Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and battle together on our special servers, has been such a huge success that we’re expanding our once-a-week session into Wednesday and Saturday sessions. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode!
The club will meet Wednesdays 3:30-5pm beginning January 3, led by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Tombrello, and Saturdays 12 – 2pm beginning January 6, with Sonia Ruscoe, artist and game enthusiast based in Hudson. These two sessions are part of our expanded programming for 2018. Continue reading →
Our fall class series are open for registration and patrons are rushing in to register! Classes are filling up so don’t forget to call, email or visit to register soon!
Adult Spanish Beginners & Intermediate Classes with Sonia Cintron, Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm, 6:45 – 7:45pm. Filled; wait list only. Bengali Bandhan with MD Gazi, Wednesdays 5-6pm. Space available. Minecraft Club with Paul Tombrello, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm.Filled; wait list only. Creating with Code: Teen Coding with Alyssa Panetta, Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm. Space available. Creative Writing for Seniors with Maureen McNeil, Thursdays, 2:30 – 4pm. Space available. Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series: Muslim Journeys with Karuna Foudriat, Mondays 6 – 8pm Filled; wait list only. Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto, Tuesdays, 3 – 4pm & Fridays 7 – 7pm. Space available. Healthy Living Series: Balance Workshop with Paul Spector, Saturdays 2 – 3pm. Filled; wait list only.
To register call (518) 828-1792 x101, email email@example.com, or visit the main desk of the library.
No experience necessary. This class is free and open to all teens 13+. Teens do NOT need a laptop but, are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and space is limited so do sign up soon if you would like to take the class. To sign up visit the front desk of the library, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading →
Independent teaching artist, Carol Rusoff, will be teaching an exciting, intensive and free teen theatre program this summer at the library. The program, “Page to Stage”, will run July 10 – August 3, Monday – Thursday, 5 – 7pm with evening performances on August 2 & 3 and a morning performance on August 4. Participants will adapt children’s stories as interactive theatre pieces and will perform their original “Pajama Plays” for families with young children.
This program is for teens of all levels of experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn theatre exercises, and practice improvisational and rehearsed theatre and scene work. They will choose from their favorite childhood stories and will create original plays to perform for audiences in the library’s community room. Continue reading →
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
Youth ages 12+ are invited to participate in a free videomaking workshop presented by Spark Media Project on Saturday, August 13 from 12-4pm in the library’s Community Room.
In the Video Poems workshop, youth will discuss poetry and the imagery it invokes, write an original poem and learn to interpret one of their own favorites. They’ll use film imagery, voice-overs, and Kinetic Typography to bring poetry to life. By the end of the class, participants will have their own animated poems!