Experimental Film Workshop for Teens!

ConstantinePhotoYouth ages 12 and up are invited to participate in a free experimental filmmaking workshop presented by Spark Media Project on Saturday, July 30, from 12-4pm.

Youth participants will learn about shots and angles and the process of filmmaking. They will get to experiment with sound, color, time and shot composition with an emphasis on the genre of experimental film.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register for these workshops, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online at http://sparkmediaproject.org/registration/.

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Youth Ages 9-13 are Invited to HACK THE LIBRARY! This Summer

powrplntHACK THE LIBRARY! is a FREE weekend of labs for kids centered around learning how to create digital work taught by digital artists. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use various programs to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create a new website to showcase work that will be hosted on newhive.com

These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs are run by artists whose work are specialized in the field. This art-base is geared toward kids ages 9-13. Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 11am to 1pm. Sunday (July 10) & Monday (July 11) there will be a full day from 10am to 4pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This program is co-organized by New York-based digital art educators, Powrplnt, local zine publication ZeroCool and the Hudson Area Library.

Space is limited! Sign up at the library or by calling 518-828-1792 x101. The sign up form is accessible here: HACK THE LIBRARY! sign up form.

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The Tiny Book Show Comes to Hudson

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

Featured image courtesy of The Creativity Caravan highlights a tiny book created by Bay Area Artist, Jeka Lambert.

We are excited to announce The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan, will be bringing its collection of books to the Hudson Area Library on May 12. The Tiny Book Show features hundreds of handmade books, each measuring no more than 3 inches in dimension, and made by artists of all ages from all over the world.

Poets and educators Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, founders of The Creativity Caravan, will be offering a unique, hands-on bookmaking workshop as part of the exhibit stop at the Hudson Area Library. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. The exhibit and workshop will take place Thursday, May 12 from 2pm-6pm.

For more information about The Tiny Book Show, visit www.thecreativitycaravan.com/tinybookshow.

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Computer Basics Class

computer classThe Hudson Area Library will be offering a free computer class on Saturday, March 12, from 10am-11:30am in the library’s computer lab. This class is a beginner level class, which will cover computer basics. Participants will learn the basic functions of the computer, including using the mouse, keyboard, taskbar, and software; how to choose a computer for purchase; and a brief introduction to the Internet.

Space is limited! Sign up today by calling 518-828-1792 or drop by the library office.

This free program is made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

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Digital Painting Workshop for Tweens and Teens

On Saturday, April 16, from 12pm-4pm, youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate in a free Digital Painting workshop with our friends from Spark Media Project. The workshop will be held in the Community Room of the new Hudson Area Library at 51 N. 5th Street.

In this workshop, youth will use Wacom Tablets and Photoshop software as they learn about the creative process behind digital painting from concept to finishing touches. To create their original digital illustrations, youth will learn about frame composition, shading, perspective, and color theory, as well as tips and tools of digital visual art.

digitalpaintingSpace is limited and registration is required. To register for this workshop, please contact Spark Media Project at 845.485.4480 or register online.

This free youth media arts workshop is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

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Webcomics Workshop with Spark Media Project

Constantine,Zoe_Phillip-The-Parrot_22-15Our friends at Spark Media Project are back this month to host a brand new, free Webcomics Workshop! On Saturday, November 21, from 10am-4pm, young artists, ages 10-15, are invited to explore visual storytelling techniques while creating their own original narratives, and illustrating them in comic strips using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Wacom Tablets.

While this program is expected to fill quickly, there is still plenty of time to register. You can sign your child up online at sparkmediaproject.org/workshops, or by calling 845-485-4480 for more information. We also have paper registration forms at the library. Please stop by the library office if you want assistance registering your child.
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Radio from the Field Workshop With WGXC

fieldradioWave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM will offer a two-session public radio workshop at the library this month. WGXC Mobile Studio Manager and artist Max Goldfarb will lead participants in making field recordings and editing audio, as they learn to construct projects that give voice to our local environments. The two sessions will culminate in a short, radio-ready production that will become a part of Wave Farm’s WGXC archive.

The sessions will be held Tuesdays, November 10 and 17 from 5pm-7pm. Adults and mature teens interested in environmental sound recording, soundscape research and radio production are encouraged to attend. No prior experience is required. The sessions are free, but reservations are recommended. To learn more, or to reserve your place, email max@wgxc.org or call (518) 697-7400.

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Adult Computer Classes Announced!

computer classWe have three adult computer classes scheduled for the fall. The first class will focus on using Microsoft Word to create a resume, the second class will focus on iPad basics and the third class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Microsoft Word – Resume and Career Focus
Friday, October 30, 12:30-2pm 
This course will focus primarily on the creation of a cover letter and resume. All participants should bring their most recent resume and/or job history (with dates/locations). A flash/thumb drive is also suggested, but not required. You’ll learn how to set up a resume, how to select and use Microsoft Word templates and how to format the document to meet your needs.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
All participants will be required to bring their own iPad to the class. You’ll learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
This class is a Beginner Level Class which will introduce participants to the basic computer file organization. You’ll learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

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