Registration is now open for the library’s Summer Reading Program, Imagine Our Stories. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have developed special virtual programs and initiatives for families, tween/teens and adults for this year’s Summer Reading Program to take place from July 7-August 7.
We are pleased to be working in collaboration with the Claverack and Philmont Libraries as well as other partners to serve the needs of the community at this time. This year’s summer reading theme, “Imagine Our Stories”, serves as the inspiration for shared experiences celebrating our similarities and differences. For more information and registration of our various programs click here.
Wondering what your children can do this Summer? Join us in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, May 21 from 1-4pm to meet representatives from local youth-serving organizations. From band camp to sailing, sports to computers, find out what’s available this summer for kids and teens at this summer program meet and greet. At the event, pick up a copy of the Summer Festival Guide — a booklet highlighting activities for children and teens in the area. The event will include light refreshments and free pen giveaways for the first 50 students that attend.
Tweens and teens ages 10-14 are invited to join graphic novelist, Barbara Slate, for a series of her critically acclaimed “You Can Do a Graphic Novel” workshops at the Hudson Area Library this summer.
The free workshop series will run 1pm-2:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 30 through July 23.
Described by comic book legend Stan Lee as “titanically talented,” Slate will offer tips and instructions to participants as she leads youth participants through the creation of their own original comics. Topics covered will include tapping into the creative process, creating memorable characters, developing the plot, writing compelling dialogues, and laying out a successful graphic novel page. Bring your sketches, doodles, cartoons, or if you don’t have anything, just bring your enthusiasm for comic books!
For more information or to register for this exciting program, contact us at 518-828-1792 or drop by the library office.
This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered through the Community Arts Grants Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
The Friends are pleased to announce the addition of eleven newly released movies this summer, now available on our library shelves. Included in this new selection are the following titles: The Call, starring Halle Berry; The Host, adapted from the book by Stephenie Meyer; Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith; Venus and Serena, a documentary film about the Williams sisters; Boy, a coming of age film set in New Zealand;No, an Academy Award-nominated Spanish language film; and Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise based on the popular book series by Lee Child. Coming this month will be four new films, including Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby; Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, Amour;The Sapphires, and The Place Beyond the Pines, a drama filmed in Schenectady starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eve Mendes.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announce their most recent contribution to the collection of the Hudson Area Library for July. The new summer selections include ten new releases on a variety of topics and age ranges to encourage summer reading for everyone. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services of the Library.
Four new children’s titles include: Home Sweet Horror (Scary Tales Book 1) by James Preller for ages 7-10; A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury, an historical fiction book for young adults based on the lives of three teens in India in 1947; The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers for ages 3-7;and Night Night, ZooBorns, by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland for ages 4-6.
Six new titles in the adult category include: Blood and Beauty: The Borgias by bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels, Sarah Dunant; The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer is a novel about a woman who finds herself transported in time to visit her alter egos; Big Girl Panties, a novel by Stephanie Evanovich is a sexy page turner with heart; Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda, a riveting literary mystery set in Brooklyn, New York; Rendezvous With Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War by Michael Fullilove, tells the remarkable untold story about World War 11; and for the do-it-yourself crafter, Sweet Paper Crafts: 25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life by Mollie Greene, a fun and clever craft book for all skill levels.
All titles will be available at the Hudson Area Library or can be requested online at www.hudsonarealibrary.org and can be borrowed for up to 21 days with a library card from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all proceeds from its fundraising go to the library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the library’s services.
For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, please contact the library at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook and Like us.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library announce their most recent contribution to the collection of the Hudson Area Library. The new summer lineup of books and audio books includes fourteen new adult nonfiction, including three cookbooks, and seven new audio books (three of which are suitable for family listening). The titles were all carefully chosen to reflect our patrons growing interest in these media. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services of the Library.
New cookbook titles include: Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison; a vegetarian cookbook with 300 recipes as well as descriptions of edible plants and their relationships to one another; Mediterranean Cooking(at Home with The Culinary Institute ofAmerica) by Lynne Gigliotti, with over 200 recipes featuring light fare and less meat; and Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi featuring 120 recipes from Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities.
Other new nonfiction titles include Dear Mark Twain by R. Kent Rasmussen: 200 letters from Mark Twain’s fans from around the world reveal the impact he had on his 19th century readers; The Incidental Steward by Akiko Busch, a book that provides reflections on our changing world and how “citizen scientists’ try to bring us closer to nature; The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli: how to recognize and avoid “cognitive errors” and shape your decision making;VB6 by Mark Bittman, the story about a “flexitarian” diet; Double Double by Martha and Ken Grimes, a memoir told by bestselling author and her son about the struggles of alcoholism;National GeographicGuide to Medicinal Herbs by Rebecca L. Johnson;Farmacology by Daphne Miller, M.D., explains how organic farming can help increase health and prevent disease.
Also on the list are: Scatter, Adapt, and Rememberby Annalee Newitz: this book suggests that while the Earth is overdue for a worldwide natural disaster, humans will be able to adapt, evolve, and ultimately bounce back; Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson: a biography of Nikola Tesla and the contributions he made towards the electrical revolution, including television and radio; Finding Your Elementby Ken Robinson: a guide to self-improvement, happiness and personal transformation; and Backyard Foraging by Ellen Zachos: how to identify edible herbs and plants that grow everywhere.
Seven new audio books are also available for loan this summer. Three titles are suitable for families and are: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, an adult fairy tale about a young boy who discovers a supernatural secret of the family next door; The Engagements by J.Courtney Sullivan: the tale of four different marriages over a hundred years, while also tracing the tale of diamonds in America; Beautiful Dayby Erin Hilderbrand: a novel about a couple planning their wedding while seeing their loved ones lives begin to crumble.
Also available on CD are The Heistby Janet Evanovich: a mystery/thriller; Joyland by Stephen King, a murder mystery in a small town amusement park in 1973; Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky: a tale about two women whose friendship is tested when they join up for a summer to write a book in Maine; and The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes: a science fiction/crime thriller about the lone survivor of a serial killer bent on bringing him to justice.
All titles will be available at the Hudson Area Library or by request online on the Hudson Area Library website and may be borrowed for up to 21 days with a library card from the Mid-Hudson Library System.
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and all proceeds from its fundraising go to the library for the acquisition of books and other media and for the development and delivery of the library’s services.
For more information about the Friends, including membership and volunteer opportunities, contact the library at 518.828.1792 or visit us on Facebook and Like us.
Come join the Hudson Area Library for some fun and educational summer programs!
Dream Big! Read! Summer Reading Program
July 10 through August 9 Tuesday through Thursday, 10am-12pm All ages welcome Stories, crafts, special guests, book giveaways, and more! Download the registration form or pick one up at the Library.
Battle of the Books
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 June 27—Sept 5 Battle: Saturday, Sept. 8 Grades 6-9 Participants needed! Battle of the Books is a regional book trivia contest for youth. All Hudson participants receive a copy of each Battle title and have the opportunity to participate in the Bound By Books radio show!
Kids Movie Night!
July 3 through August 8 Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm Films rated G and PG Escape the heat and watch a film with friends! Popcorn and snacks included! Check with the library for a detailed schedule.
Birds of Prey at the Library!
Wednesday, July 11 3:30-5pm Join us to meet and learn about: a falcon, a flying hawk, a problem-solving raven, and two owls! See the Talons! live presentation on bird adaptations, flying techniques, hunting skills and more!
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week from June 14 – August 22, 2012, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.
The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title’s theme and is likely to show up on a student’s summer reading lists. For example, Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities.
To find out more about this summer’s audiobooks, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827 (texting will sign you up for notifications, letting you know when the next audiobook pairing is available for download). Audiobooks will be downloaded using Overdrive Media Console, the same system that many of our patrons use to download audiobooks through the Mid-Hudson Library System.
06/14/12-06/20/12 The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)
06/21/12-06/27/12 Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Listening Library) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Media)
06/28/12-07/04/12 The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Read by Simon Jones (Listening Library) Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, Read by Toby Stephens (Naxos AudioBooks)
07/05/12-07/11/12 Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross (AudioGO) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm (AudioGO)
07/12/12-07/18/12 Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka [Ed.] et al., Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot (Harper Audio) The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Read by Norman Dietz (Recorded Books)
07/19/12-07/25/12 Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Read by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio) Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)
07/26/12-08/01/12 Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio) Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Brilliance Audio)
08/02/12-08/08/12 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Read by Khristine Hvam (Hachette Audio) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Read by Simon Prebble (Blackstone Audio)
08/09/12-08/15/12 Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Read by Rupert Degas (Harper Audio) Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Jennifer Aspen and a Full Cast (Galaxy Press)
08/16/12-08/22/12 The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, Read by Jay Laga’aia (Bolinda Audio) The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Read by William Roberts (Naxos AudioBooks)