We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In- Residence. Browne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020.
In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program, Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of Living Poetry at the Library , curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, inter generational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other hands-on fun activities.
Program Description: We are happy to announce open registration for the library’s second iteration of Winter Hack, a digital art media camp that runs during the school winter recess. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create their own work on site at the Hudson Area Library.
These labs encompass video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Join filmmaker and music video director Zia Anger and photographer Yulia Zinshtein to create photography, gifs and video using open source or free software. Winter Hack is an abridged version of the library’s successful digital art summer program Hack The Library!.
Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 19- Friday, February 22, 10-3pm
Suggested Age: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)
Registration: Required. Limited Spots Available.To register email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!
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
Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to announce a new club for tweens and teens in the community. Languages Club is a weekly meeting place for tweens and teens to casually hang out in an immersive environment to learn Spanish, Arabic and Bangla facilitated by the bilingual members of the Tween Advisory Council.
This program is free and open to tweens and teens in the community. Drop-ins welcome! For more information email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x 101
A few weeks ago we had the wonderful opportunity to host a winter installment of our popular tween summer program, Hack The Library. Entering in its third year, Hack is a series of labs centered around digital creation in video, photography and music. Enabling kids with the open source, free and affordable tools to create digital work.
Winter Hack took place on Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23 during winter recess and focused specifically on video production. The lab was taught by long time HACK teaching artist film-maker and music video director, Zia Anger. Throughout the two days participants between the ages of 8-15, learned how to create gifs, edit using imovie, storyboard and film using a camera. The intention behind the program was to allow participants to pinpoint the media they chose to consume and analyze why they like it and what about it they themselves with the long term goal to empower them to continuously create their own work.
Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council, is a new committee made up of youth (ages 8-12) who take on a leadership role in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers.
The council is pleased to announce their first event: A free screening of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:30pm in the library’s community room. The council will also be providing free popcorn, treats and door prizes! This event is open to tween and teens in the community.
For more information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792
We are pleased to present a specialized campaign of Dungeons and Dragons for Tweens and Teens on Saturday, February 24, 11-2pm . No experience necessary!
Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Participants will get the opportunity to enter a land of magic, monsters and mortals in a campaign created by Chris Strom specifically for tweens and teens.
This program is free and open to the tweens and teens, who must register in advance. Space is limited and registration is on a first come/first serve basis. For more information email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
The Library’s Bengali Bandhan* Class will be meeting this fall Wednesdays 5-6pm beginning September 6.This program, taught by M.D. Gazi, is geared toward school age youth, but all are welcome. Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Bengali. There are also lessons on Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, and arts and crafts. Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.
*Bandhan means “togetherness”
This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.