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Program Description: Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. This annual literary event celebrates and introduces diverse literary artists to community members presenting different literary traditions to the community as an opportunity for cultural exchange and growth. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.
This program is part of the library’s inaugural Curator-In-Residence program with Mahogany L. Browne, in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary.
Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: Free and Open to All!
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research, and Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, and Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books), and Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) and as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration investigating its impact on women and children. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Jive Poetic is a writer, organizer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. In 2017, Jive received the John Morning Award for Art and Service. He is the founder of Insurgent Poets Society, Carnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and the co-founder of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased onTVONE’s Lexus Verses and Flow, PBS NewsHour, and BET. International support for his work has come from the British Arts Council; US Embassies in Australia, Brazil, and Poland; and the Minister Of Culture in Antigua and Barbuda. Currently, Jive is the Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam curator.
This program is made possible with support from the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation, the New York State Writers Institute and Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Program Description: Update (1/24) – Registration is now full for winter recess programs. To be added to the wait list email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for the library’s youth winter recess programs!
WINTER HACK: Video Poetry with Jive Poetic
Winter Hack is a digital arts media camp for tweens and teens, taught by practicing artists. This session, youth participants will have the opportunity to take a writing workshop with poet and educator Jive Poetic. Participants will create video poems, taking language into image, using their original poems to make videos. These poems will be published on the library YouTube channel and be on display at the library. Poet Mahogany L. Browne guest curates this year’s Winter Hack session.
DIBS: Streetwear Design with Bergen Hendrickson
Local artisan Bergen Hendrickson (Big Ant) will work with participants to create their own unique designs for caps, shirts, and patches. DIBS, or Do It Better Series is a series of workshops that pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement-free zone. This program is sponsored by HAL TAC (Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council).
Date/Time: Tuesday-Thursday, February 18-20, 10am-3pm
Suggested Audience: Tweens and Teens (8-15)
Registration: Lunch and materials provided. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 or stop by in person at the circulation desk at the library.
Program Description: Tweens and teens are invited to join HAL TAC on a trip to the kitchen of the famed Lil’ Deb’s Oasis. Take a special tour of the restaurant and cook a dish right off the menu under the tutelage of the James Beard-nominated chefs of Lil’ Deb’s. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis is an ongoing restaurant/installation/performance project, created by artist-chefs Carla Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis is a community-centered space based in Hudson, NY, that frequently collaborates with artists, galleries and the like-minded.
Date/Time: Thursday, January 23, 3:30-4:30pm. Transportation will be available to and from the restaurant.
Target Audience: Update (1/14) Program is currently full. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
This program Tweens & Teens. Registration mandatory and space is limited. Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792.
This program was created by HAL TAC (Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council
The Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is comprised of youth ages 8-12 who take a leadership role in providing input on youth library programs, planning and implementing their own program ideas, recruiting other tweens to be involved in library programs, and engaging in community based projects. For more information on HALTAC email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In- Residence. Browne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020.
In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program, Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of Living Poetry at the Library , curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute. In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, inter generational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other hands-on fun activities.
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration investigating its impact on women and children. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Program Description: Local artist Gretchen Kelly facilitates this intergenerational program where participants paint from seasonal still lifes, objects, and photos. Offered in collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center.
Date/Time: Saturdays, November 16 and December 21, 2-4pm
Registration/Audience: All ages are welcome and adults are encouraged to bring children from their families; children must be accompanied by an adult parent or caregiver. Registration is encouraged. To register, email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk at the library.
Attendees can learn basic techniques or just hang out and paint with others.
The November class will focus on seasonal flowers, fall foliage, still lifes created with Thanksgiving holiday items and more. In December attendees can create watercolor holiday cards.
Gretchen Kelly works in a variety of mediums and styles, primarily painting figurative, landscape and flowers. Her fashion and home decor background influence her work at times. She is inspired by the beauty of what is natural in the world and embellishes with her own personal touches of color, pattern and ornament. Gretchen endeavors to capture the gestures and nuances of fleeting moments which are the details that bring life and beauty to her work, as she sees it in her subject. Simplicity is the mark that she strives for.
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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.