Special February Children’s Programs

Library Lovers’ Month continues in the Children’s Room as the Kids First Initiative provides some lovely children’s programs and events, as usual free of charge! During the HCSD’s Mid-Winter Recess the Children’s Room will be staffed from 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday. Here is the special events Children’s Room calendar for February:
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Valentine’s Day Crafts: Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-7:30pm, All ages
Create beautiful Valentine’s day cards and crafts to take home or give as gifts!
Friends Kids Book Sale: Friday, February 21st from 11am-4pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-2pm
Music+Art+Books=Musical Master with Shelly Ley: Friday, February 21st from 11am-12pm, Ages 5-10
Read musical books, dance to lyrical music and create a piece of art that connects it all.
Wildlife Detectives with Chelsea Benson from Mud Creek: Friday, February 21st from 12pm-1pm, All ages
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation! Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home, too!
Black History Month Program: Friday, February 21st from 2-3pm, All ages
Fun craft projects and healthy snacks will be provided.
Special Magic Show with Entertainer D3mAgIc: Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-1pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library
Storytelling with Movement with Visual Movement Artist, Victoria Wilde Langley: Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm, All ages
Focusing on storytelling through physical play and communication, this program
contributes to the development of expression, intellect and a flexible

Chinese New Year Celebration!

Area children ushered in the Year of the Rabbit with a Chinese New Year celebration Wednesday, February 9th at the library. Led by Elena Mosley with assistance from youth of Kuumba Dance and Drum, the children made Chinese paper lantern crafts while listening to traditional Chinese music, learned interesting facts about China and Chinese culture, shared Grace Lin’s picture book “Round is a Mooncake”, and danced in the style of Chinese ribbon dancing with some crafty streamers. “Round is a Mooncake” is available through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

This celebration was part of the Cultural Stories and Dance program presented by the Kuumba Dance and Drum in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library. The Cultural Stories and Dance program is supported by Operation Unite and the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the New York State Decentralization Grant. In April, the program’s focus will be Bengali Heritage.

Visit The Big Picture for an interesting collection of photographs from this year’s Chinese New Year celebration in China and other celebrating countries.