Young Adult Programs

Suggested for people 11 – 18 yrs old.

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Young Adult Program News

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

Posted: June 9, 2024
Adults, Children, LGBTQ+, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Family Pride Craft: Sharpie Tie-Dye Bandanas (Tuesday, June 18)

Gather the fam and get ready for the 15th annual Hudson Pride Parade by decorating your own bandana with fun and easy Sharpie Tie Dye techniques. All ages are welcome, but adult supervision is required for little ones, due to the use of permanent markers.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 4 – 5:30pm
(Parade: Saturday, June 22, 2pm)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is required and space is limited! To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

This program is presented in partnership with OutHudson.


Posted: June 9, 2024
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bollywood Dance Classes (Wednesdays at 10am)

Dance Bollywood with skilled instructor, Arobi! You will learn moves to trendy and iconic Bollywood songs in a fun, beginner-friendly environment. No experience required.

Date/Time: Wednesdays, through July 31, 10am – 11am
(except for Wednesday, June 19 and Wednesday, July 3)

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required. All are welcome!

 


Posted: May 10, 2024
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Who’s Behind Black Art: A Screening and Talk with Writer/Director John Campbell (Saturday, June 29)

Join Director, Writer and Producer John Campbell as he explores the lives of five young Black emerging artists from Good Black Art in this first-look screening and discussion of the new docu-series, Who’s Behind Black Art. Interviews with each artist against a backdrop of their work will illuminate their family history, community, influences, mentors, education, support systems, their battles and triumphs, as well as candid experiences with racism in the industry and in America. To learn more about the artists, and to watch a trailer, click here.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 29, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration appreciated. Contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

Presented in partnership with Hudson’s Juneteenth Festival.


Born in London and now residing in Columbia County, John Campbell’s career started in the music industry with artists including Whitney Houston, Elton John, George Michael, Boy George, Jon Secada, Zucchero, Nu Colors, Brand New Heavies, and Eurythmics. Moving his career into the financial industry for 17 years, John then forged his management and creative skills to form JCINTIME, LLC the production company that developed Who’s Behind Black Art, as well as several groundbreaking and award-winning films and features. John’s full bio can be found here.


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

Celebrate Summer Party (Tuesday, July 9)

Celebrate the start of your summer adventures at the library with face painting, art-making activities, pizza and treats, a backpack and book giveaway, an opening of the Hudson City School District’s Student Art Show, and more! All free! All ages!

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 9, 4 – 6pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated but not required. All are welcome! To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

 


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, Music, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

2024 Summer Reading Program: Giveaways, Raffles, and Special Events! (July 9 – August 24)

Summer Reading is a national celebration of books and readers that goes on all summer long. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and we’ve got a ton of free events, giveaways, and activities planned for readers of all ages, including:

Giveaway Backpacks, packed full of free art supplies, crafts, books, and more. These bags will be available for pick-up at the library’s Celebrate Summer Party on Tuesday, July 9. While supplies last!

Raffle Prizes for participants in our All Ages Reading Challenge. From July 9 to August 24, every day that you read is a chance to win a prize! Pick up a reading log at the library’s main desk, circle each day that you read, and collect raffle tickets for your chance to win one of our phenomenal prize baskets! Newborns through seniors are eligible to win, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 27.

Free Programs for All Ages
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Free Programs for Kids and Families
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Free Programs for Tweens and Teens
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Free Programs for Adults
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For more information about the Summer Reading Program, and/or to register for any of the special events, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, History Room, Programs, Young Adults

BLACC Exhibition: A Dialogue Across Generations: Making Connections through the BLACC Collection

Delve into the cultural, familial, economic, social, and religious history of Black people in the county through our exhibition of the 1980s Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Oral History Project collection. Curated by Tanya Jackson, founder of the annual Columbia County Juneteenth archival exhibit and celebration, Who We Be!, this exhibition is an effort to bridge historical knowledge gaps and foster a more inclusive community narrative.

Date/Time: On display through June when room is not in use for programming. The recording from the opening reception & panel will be shared on our YouTube page when it becomes available.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

There will also be a youth workshop and educator event associated with this exhibition. Email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org for more information or visit historyroom.hudsonarealibrary.org.


Posted: May 1, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

World of Lizards (Wednesday, July 10)

Dive into learning about our reptile species from 5 different continents and what makes each one unique, with a visit from The Reptile Nook! Attendees will be able to view and interact with the animals up close and leave with a deeper appreciation for the amazing world of lizards!

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 10, 3 – 4pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828- 1792 x101.


Posted: April 30, 2024
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults, teen

Owls & Raptors (Wednesday, July 24)

Meet and learn about eight different owls and raptors with our friends from Wild Mountain Birds, who specialize in wild bird rescue, rehab, and education programs in the Hudson Valley. All ages are welcome!

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, 3 – 4pm

Location: In person at the Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

 


Posted: April 29, 2024
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.

Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance in person at the Hudson Area Library or by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Studies have shown that having a qualified person work through the process of seeking a job gives an individual a much greater chance of success. Beth Gordon is a Certified Career Services Provider, trained as a career coach through NCDA, the National Career Development Association. Beth provides professional development and advocacy to a diverse group of people who are out of work, looking to re-enter or join the workforce. She inspires and empowers individuals to achieve their career and life goals by consulting on resume writing, job search guidance, interview preparation and work ready assistance. Beth has training to help with, not only resumes and interview skills, but online job applications, and finding the right market for your particular job skills. She has access to job search resources online and in our area and has successfully taken many people through the process of searching for a job.


Posted: April 28, 2024
Children, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely on Tuesday afternoons. Tune in Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to hear tweens and teens, along with our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Recording: Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 6:30am on WGXC 90.7FM

Register: Contact Emily at info@hudsonarealibrary.org to learn more.


Only the most recent ten 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.