Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.
Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.
Suggested Audience: Children of all ages
Preregistration: Not required
Program Description: Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Summer Reading helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.
Date/Time: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 10, 10am – 12pm
The Sounds of Summer is led by children’s librarian Janice Scali; Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher; and one of the newest members of our staff, Sam Gruber. This summer reading program includes stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! Guests, like Hudson Mayor Rick Rector, Earth Scientist Wayne Kinney and Music Teacher Patricia Almstead read and do activities with the children. This program is recommended for Pre-K to elementary school aged children, but all ages are welcome.
Youth are also invited to log their reading this summer. Each time you read a book this summer, submit your book info via our online Summer Reading Book Log or pick up a paper book log at the library, the Greenport Town Park Little Free Library or the Greenport Town Hall Little Free Library. There will be special prizes and rewards for program attendance and summer reading log entries.
workshops for tweens and teens
In addition to our daily Summer Reading Program, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council, composed of youth ages 8-12 who create and host library events for their peers, have planned DIBS (Do It Better Series). DIBS is a series of workshops that offer participants the chance to work with an expert in a specialized field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program will include workshops on painting with artist Jeffrey Gibson and sound exploration with Deep Listening Institute, as well as a Creative Writing & Performance workshop.
The library continues its partnership with the City of Hudson Youth Center and various art organizations and spaces in the Mid-Hudson region to offer collaborative field trips for tweens and teens. This includes Watch + Talk, a new film screening series with Basilica Hudson in collaboration with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, and a private tour of El Anatsui, the new exhibition at Jack Shainman’s The School Kinderhook.
Happy Summer Reading!
As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE COMES TREBLE
Wednesday, August 15, 12-3pm
A music free for all! Bring your instrument or grab one in the workshop!
Here Comes Treble is a youth education project by musician/artists Rebecca Borrer and Thomas Roeschlein.
PAST DIBS WORKSHOPS
Creative Writing & Performance with Joey de Jesus, Tuesday- Wednesday, July 24-25, 12-3pm
Non-fiction prose, poetics, fiction. Learn to not only develop your voice through your word but also the confidence to perform them.
Joey de Jesus is a poet and editor. He is the is Poetry Editor of Apogee Journal and the New York Foundation of the Arts 2017 Poetry Fellow.
Exploring Sound with Deep Listening Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 12-2pm
Exploring the difference between hearing and listening, promoting improvisation and playfulness.
Deep Listening Institute (DLI) promotes the music and Deep Listening practice of pioneer composer Pauline Oliveros, providing a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing. It fosters creative innovation across boundaries and across abilities, among artists and audience, musicians and non-musicians, healers and the physically or cognitively challenged, and children of all ages.
Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. He has studied at Fordham University, Juilliard Evening Division, and University at Buffalo. Charles enjoys creating, conducting, performing, and studying with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Current teaching appointments at Berkshire Country Day School (MA) and University at Buffalo (NY).
Painting with Jeffrey Gibson. Wednesday, June 27, 11am
Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art.
Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council, is a 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.
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. Participants will 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 email@example.com 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
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 on site at the Hudson Area Library. These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs will be run by artists whose work are specialized in the field.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the sessions. To see past work by HACK participants check out hackthelibrary.tumblr.com
Hack The Library is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of NYS Council on the Arts, Administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant.
Program Description: Join us to celebrate and register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will make their own musical instruments and later be able to join with the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater for a drum circle and musical games. We will have other special guests, craft activities and will also be providing families with Summer Reading Logs, book giveaways and ice cream!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 from 3-5pm.
Suggested Audience: This is a family event!
Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre, is primarily a ballet Africain modeled in preservation of traditional African heritage. The company was founded in Paris, France by Elombe Andre Badila, co founder of the First National Ballet of the Congo, and wife Pamela Badila, who met Andre after touring the Ivory Coast. These days, Pamela is joined by several of her 10 children as they continue to perform educational concerts and cultural festivals throughout the Northeast.
The library’s summer reading program is Mondays – Fridays, 10am – 12pm, from July 9 through August 10. In addition, there are special programs including those planned by the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Visit the library website (hudsonarealibrary.org) for more information.
Diata Diata is an organization of seasoned performers who enjoy bringing a message of humble acknowledgement for all nature’s gifts. Programs are available to serve youth audiences and the general public with a focus on appreciation of the values derived from a healthy community dynamic. This is achieved through a variety of programs featuring music, song, dance, and folk life stories as established by our ancestors.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the library, which is wheelchair accessible. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings