Zoom In! Sing and Dance with Will Parker

Program Description: Join us for a Zoom In! song and dance party with musician, Will Parker! Will Parker is a children’s songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for “kids ages 1-100.” During Will’s whimsical and interactive shows, he plays guitar and harmonica and sings original songs that engage the audience in singing along, dancing, high-fiving, and imaginative play.

Program registration also includes a free craft-to-go kit available for pick-up Monday through Thursday of the week leading up to the program.

Date/Time: Friday, July 9, 10-11am

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101 or use this form to sign up for any or all of our Friday Zoom In! programs.

This program is offered in collaboration with Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

Virtual This Summer: Movement & Music

Program Description: Join local musician, Abby Lappen, for an hour of live, engaging, virtual fun. Abby plays guitar and sings, reads stories, and leads toddlers, kids, and families in fun and easy stretches and movement.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, July 6 – August 10, 10-11am

Registration: For the Zoom login, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

In Person This Summer: Story Time With Pamela Badilla & Christa Shook

Program Description: Join local performers and storytellers, such as Pamela Badila and Christa Shook, for an hour of crafts, games, and stories at the library.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 7 – August 11, 10-11am

Registration: Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

Chitt Chat: Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail Talk

Program Description: Join us for a talk about an endangered snail whose entire population only exists at one location, Chittenango Falls State Park! Why are snails important? What do snails eat? How are researchers helping endangered snail species like the Chittenango Ovate amber snail (COAS)? Cody Gilbertson, who will be speaking, has studied and worked with COAS for over 10 years and has written her master’s thesis on these beautiful unique snails. Her work has been highlighted in Scientific American, WRVO public media, and Hypothesis WNYC public radio. Come hear her talk and enjoy the snail tales!

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 16, 7-8pm

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email info@claveracklibrary.org or call 518-851-7120

This program is presented as a collaboration between the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, Hudson Area Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

HACK the Library: Video Making Workshop

2018 HACK session with teaching artist, Zia Anger

Program Description: HACK returns in a modified form, as tweens and teens join teaching artists Zia Anger, Rebecca Borrer and Shanekia McIntosh on a two day visual scavenger hunt throughout the streets of Hudson, NY. Using accessible digital tools, tweens and teens will explore and navigate the changes of Hudson in the past year of the pandemic. Then, they will work to assemble footage and content for a livestream broadcast via the Hudson based LiveFromQuarantine platform. Finished works will be screened on LiveFromQuarantine on June 26.

Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 11am-3pm

To register for this two-day event, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100. Space is limited.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Greene County Council on the Arts dba CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education.

Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books

Program Description: This summer, students entering grades 4-8 (middle grade) and 8-12 (high school) are invited to join our Battle of the Books teams! Together, we will read a small selection books, practice our trivia skills with regular meetings (in-person and virtual options available), and compete in a quiz show style “battle” against other area library teams the weekend of August 12.

Date/Time of Virtual Information Sessions:
Monday, May 3, 6pm – Middle Grade Team
Monday, May 10, 6pm – High School Team

To register and receive the Zoom login link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore through stories?

To submit your recent reads to the Read Around The World map, click here