Children’s Programs

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Only the most recent five Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.

Posted: June 8, 2019
Adults, Children, News, Programs

Understanding Hudson’s Natural Resources

Two local organizations recently provided the library with additional tools to study the natural resources and ecology of Hudson.

 

Copies of Nature In The City, a 56-page report by the Hudson Conservation Advisory Council (CAC), are now available to pick up for free at the library and City Hall. The report was completed after four years of work, including hundreds of volunteer hours, and with two state grants. It provides a broad overview of natural and urban conditions within the city and establishes a baseline of information essential to ensuring the health and well-being of Hudson’s citizens, civic spaces and natural resources.

If you want to get up close and personal with Hudson’s natural resources, use your library card to check out one of the Estuary Explorer Backpacks provided by the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC). Then, proceed on your expedition with all the tools you need to investigate the local ecosystem according to one of the following themes: night sky, hiking, birding, insects, or water.

What’s an estuary, and why should you explore it? You may be surprised to know that the Hudson River is more than a river – it’s an arm of the sea, where salty sea water meets fresh water from streams. This means the river has two high and two low tides each day, and that the land near the river, and surrounding it, is especially rich in plant and animal life.

While the backpack kits can be used anywhere, Heidi Bock of the CLC suggests getting up close and personal with the ecosystem at Greenport Conservation Area. “There’s so much you can see and experience at Greenport,” she says. “There are small streams, wetlands, forests – and so many kinds of plants and animals that benefit from these habitats!”

This Project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Questions about Columbia Land Conservancy’s environmental education program? Contact Heidi Bock at 518-392-5252 x207 or heidi.bock@clctrust.org, or visit clctrust.org

A digital version of the Nature in the City report is also available on the City of Hudson website. The Hudson Conservation Advisory Council was established in 2015 to provide Hudson’s governmental bodies and citizens with objective information about environmental concerns. There are currently several open seats on the council; interested volunteers should contact Common Council President Tom DePietro.

Stop by the main desk at the library or call 518-828-1792 to pick up a copy of the report or to reserve an Estuary Explorer Backpack for your next adventure!

 

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Posted: June 4, 2019
Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Summer Reading Registration!

 

Registration is now open for the library’s Summer youth programs! Go to this link for more information

 

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Posted: June 3, 2019
Adults, Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Escape Room: Altered Zone NY

Program Description: The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, New York. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.

Join the Tween Advisory Council for an original escape room escapade! Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize.

Date/Time: Friday, June 28, 11am-3pm. Reservation mandatory. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 for time slot. 

Age: Story line is suitable for ages 6 and up

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Posted: May 26, 2019
Adults, Children, Friends, News, Programs, Young Adults

Friends Book & Bake Sale Coming Up!

Program Description: We are very happy to announce that the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book & Bake Sale in the Community Room at the library. Come one, come all! Find a treasure, enjoy a treat, and support the library!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10am – 3pm and Sunday, June 23, 1pm – 3:30pm

Friends Book & Bake Sale Coming Up!

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be hosting a Book and Bake Sale in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and gently used books on a variety of subjects, including art books as well as CDs and DVDs. So come out and support the library, get that unique book you’ve been looking for and didn’t know it, enjoy a baked good, and support the Hudson Area Library!

There will also be homemade treats and desserts for sale during this event. (Bakers’ Drop off for treats and baked goods will be Friday, June 21 from 9-5 and Saturday, June 22 from 10-12 at the Library.)

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library supports library collections and programming. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Friends, and enhance contributions to the Hudson Area Library.

For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Posted: April 2, 2019
Adults, Children, History Room, News, Programs, Young Adults

Library Story Time, Activities & Shop at Basilica’s Spring Farm & Flea

 

Photo courtesy of Basilica Hudson

Program Description: Story Time programs, crafts and activities, raffle prizes, and a shop will all be in the library tent at Basilica Hudson’s Spring Farm & Flea. The library’s Tween Advisory Council is selling t-shirts they designed and the History Room has items including tea towels, tshirts, postcards and notecards with historic Hudson image and giclèe prints of 1881 and 1923 Aeroview maps of Hudson. Come by Basilica Hudson’s amazing Farm & Flea and support our Tween Advisory Council and our History Room! Admission is $5 for the weekend, children 12 and under are free.

Date/Time: Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 10am-6pm, Sunday Story Times: 11-11:30am Pamela Badila & Folktales; 1-1:30pm Drag Queen Story Time

Location: Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY

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Only the most recent five Children's Programs are shown here. Go to Children's Programs Archive for complete listings.



Ongoing Children’s Programs

Pre-K Children Story and Craft Hour

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-11am
Stories with crafts and free play.

Children’s Story and Craft Hour

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Stories with crafts and free play.

Kids’ Out-of-School Time Activities and Free Play

Ages: All ages welcome
Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3pm-8pm, Thursdays and Fridays 3pm-5pm, and Saturdays 10am-3pm.
Join Ms. Kathy for arts and crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more.

Language Enrichment for Kids

Ages: 2 and up
Dates: Wednesday, 6pm-8pm
Literacy skills practice for youth ages 2 and up who are wishing to improve their English language abilities. Coincides with Wednesday evening Adult ESL classes.

For more information call 518-828-1792 or email info @ hudsonarealibrary.org.

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