Program Description: The Pillow Project comes to the library! All children attending this program leave with a pillow they create themselves (no sewing, just cutting fabric strips with scissors!). The Pillow Project was founded by teenager Ella Gibbs who believes that children need and want a pillow to hug and comfort them. All of the materials needed to make a pillow are supplied by Ella at no cost. Participating children choose their own fleece fabrics, make and keep their own pillow.
Date/Time: Saturday, November 23/11am-1pm
Registration/Audience: This event is free and open to children of all ages (though younger ones will need help from their caregiver to create their pillow). Registration is preferred. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library. Continue reading →
Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.
Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.
In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center we are excited to co-present a cookie workshop for children and their grandparents Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 -4:30pm.
Kathy Parchuck, children’s library assistant teams up with culinary artist Theresa Corrigan, proud grandmother of eight and former student of the Culinary Institute of America. Theresa will share her icing techniques and whimsical style to help you and the little ones turn sugar cookies into edible works of art. While this program focuses on grandparents and grandchildren, families in general are warmly invited.Continue reading →
Come visit the Hudson Area Library tent at Summerfest Saturday, August 19 beginning at 11am at the Hudson Riverfront Park. We will have author/illustrator readings, origami demonstrations, collage making with Etsy makers, and more. Fun for the entire family!
Author Reading Schedule:
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Jacqueline Rogers + Barbara & Victor Mojica
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
James Preller + Tara Crowl
3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Elizabeth Zunon + Esme Shapiro + Lisa LaMonica
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library are a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Hudson River Exchange for two full days at the waterfront. A celebration of all things handmade and locally sourced, this is a market you won’t want to miss!
Look for the Friends table on Saturday, June 28th from 10 til 6 and on Sunday from 11 til 4, with vintage children’s books, handmade bookmarks, recipe cardholders, and Kindle covers as well as original art pieces made from recycled books. And bring the kids—there’ll be a special children’s craft and reading area sponsored by the Friends and Kites Nest.
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:
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 body.
Take Your Child to the Library Day was started by a Connecticut children’s librarian in 2012 and this year will include more than 350 libraries. Join us for this special event on Saturday, February 1st from 10am-3pm and check out everything the Hudson Area Library has to offer children and families: books, movies, crafts, games, homework help, special events, and a safe, welcoming place to spend time together.