Young Adult Programs

Suggested for people 11 – 18 yrs old.

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Young Adult Program News

Only the most recent five Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings

Posted: November 27, 2021
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Songs and Stories for Winter Warmth

All ages are invited to join singer/songwriter and educator, Abby Lappen, for a family concert of seasonal joy. Winter-themed craft kits will also be available for children to take home.

Date/Time: Saturday, December 11, 11am – 12:30pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

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

Masks and social distancing will be required for all participants over the age of two.


Posted: November 26, 2021
Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Cosplay Contest & Anime Trivia!

Join us for a Cosplay Contest and Anime Trivia Challenge! There will be games, prizes, and giveaways for all! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Ages 9 – 18. Free!

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 15, 5 – 6:30pm

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

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

Masks and social distancing will be required for all participants.


Posted: November 16, 2021
Children, News, Programs, Volunteers, Young Adults

Hudson Area Library’s Tween/Teen Advisory Council (HAL TAC) December Meeting

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library’s Tween/Teen Advisory Council (HAL TAC) is made up of youth (ages 9-18) who take on leadership roles in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers and participating in community events representing the library.

Contact youth@hudsonarealibrary.org for information on attending the Council’s monthly meetings.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 14, 4-5pm

To participate in HAL TAC’s monthly meetings, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Posted: November 15, 2021
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Chestnut Roast at Oakdale Beach

Join Arthur’s Point Farm Director, Emerson Martin, to learn all about the ecology and use of chestnut trees while enjoying a toasty treat of chestnuts roasted on an open fire at Oakdale Beach. Emerson’s presentation will focus on the importance of chestnuts as a food source for both humans and wildlife, the successful growth of chestnut trees as a crop, and specific growing patterns for this amazing species. Bare root chestnut trees will also be available for sale. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. 

Date/Time: Saturday, December 4, 2-3pm

(Foul-Weather Date/Time: Saturday, December 11, 2-3pm)

Location: Oakdale Beach in Hudson, NY

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org to register. Space is limited.

This event is free and open to the public as part of “Sow, Grow, Reap, Repeat! Gardening & Foraging for Resilience,” a 2021 initiative of Library of Local. 

Special thanks goes out to the Hudson Department of Youth for sharing their beautiful space.


Posted: November 3, 2021
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Program Description: Join Pamela Badila for this all ages program full of interactive folktales, stories, music and dancing.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, November 3 – December 29, at 10am

Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room

Space is limited. To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

Masks and social distancing will be required for all attendees over the age of two.


Only the most recent five Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings



Ongoing YA Programs

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Dates: Recording sessions on Wednesdays at 4pm, broadcasts Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 9am
Location: WGXC Hudson Studio, at 7th St. and Columbia St. (recording via Zoom during the pandemic)
Ages: 10-19
The Bound By Books youth radio show broadcasts on WGXC 90.7FM every Monday from 3:30-4pm from the WGXC Hudson Studio. On the show, tweens and teens discuss books they have been reading and other bookish topics. Those interested in joining the Bound By Books radio crew should contact youth@hudsonarealibrary.org

Battle of the Books Trivia Team

Dates: dates TBD
Ages for tween program: youth entering grades 6-9 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
Ages for teen program: youth entering grades 9-12 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
The Battle of the Books is a yearly trivia contest where teams of young readers from throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System read the same 6 titles over the summer and compete in a trivia contest in August/September. Contact the library to sign up for the Hudson Battle of the Books Teams.