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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 email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 for time slot.
Age: Story line is suitable for ages 6 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
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
Program Description: We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish productive short stories.
Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm
Recommended Audience: Children and adults of all ages
Jack Gantos is a John Newbery Medal Award winner and has written numerous books for children and adults of all ages some of which include the Joey Pigza series, Rotten Ralph series, Dead End in Norvelt, and Hole in my Life. His latest work, “Writing Radar”, will be the focus of this workshop.
The 11th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival is held Saturday, May 4, 2019 10am-3pm at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave
The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages. It is the largest children’s book festival in New York State hosting over 75 authors & illustrators every year.
Only the most recent five Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings
Bound By Books Youth Radio Show
Dates: Mondays 3:30-4pm
Location: WGXC Hudson Studio, at 7th St. and Columbia St.
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 Emily at the library.
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 8 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.