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.
Program Description: HAL TAC (Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council) is happy to announce the formation of a Dungeons & Dragons Club run by members of the council. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game where participants are invited to create their own characters and explore fantastical kingdoms and realms, taking in adventures along the way. This club is for the curious and mildly-experienced. Ages 8-15 are welcome.
Date/Time: 1st Saturdays of the Month beginning Saturday, November 2, 12-2pm
Age/ Registration: Ages 8-15 are welcome. For more information and to register, contact email@example.com or call 518-828-1792.
Program Description: It’s a half day of school! HAL TAC (Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council) will be hosting a special version of their on-going Movie Matinee Series. This month’s feature is 2019’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Detective Pikachu tells the story of a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Date/ Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:30-3pm
Registration/Suggested Audience: This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 Continue reading →
Altered Zone: NY, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council’s (HAL TAC) original escape room escapade will take place on Monday, October 14, 11am-3pm in the library’s community room.
The year is 2100, and the world is left reeling after a suspicious spacecraft appears in the sky over Hudson, NY. A team is chosen to make first contact, and to craft a peace treaty with the “Visitors.” Unfortunately, due to a mis-translation during talks, the team is imprisoned and now war with the Visitors is imminent! Trapped in an alien crater, the team has only 15 minutes to escape, fix their mistake, and warn everyone before the attacks start. The fate of mankind rests on THEIR shoulders.
Come and play as a ragtag team of friends, or with your family. The game is limited to 15 mins and the team that has the shortest time will win a special prize. Registration is mandatory and form is below.
Program Description: We are pleased to announce our Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art workshop during spring break for tweens and teens (8-17 years old) in collaboration with Processional Arts Workshop (PAW).
Participants will learn how to create giant masks, head-pieces, and puppets for an art parade in Hudson, NY. Drawing inspiration from worldwide Carnivale and masquerade traditions, this class explores how to design and construct large, lightweight wearable art for parades, theatre, and performance. NYC Halloween Parade designers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles emphasize a process of visual storytelling, introducing a range of low-tech, high-impact techniques to transform Hudson’s stories into performance art. The final creations will take to the streets for the city’s 1st Annual Mad Hatter’s Parade on May 11, celebrating Hudson’s industrial past and emerging future as a city of makers.
Date/Time: Monday-Thursday, April 22-25 from 10-3pm
Target Audience: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)
Registration: Required. Lunch and material provided. This program will take place at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St., Transportation to/from the library is available. Email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792
The library is excited to announce that for the month of October the Tween Advisory Council is exhibiting creative writing made during our summer Creative Writing & Performance workshop with Nuyorican poet and editor Joey de Jesus. The Incident Report Viewing Station is located at 348 Warren St. The installation features two blown up works on paper and free copies of a zine made specifically for the exhibit.
INCIDENT REPORT is an experimental viewing station located in Hudson, NY. They offer an interface between the many publics of the street, and the concepts and issues generated by artists and social thinkers. They engage in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations. They are always open.
Program Description: In collaboration with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley and Kuumba Dance & Drum we are pleased to present a three day tween performance and media program intensive: “Digital Dancing” with teaching artist, choreographer & dancer Adam H Weinert.
Digital Dancing consists of repertory and creative movement workshops integrated with Augmented Reality technology in the form of a mobile app created specifically for this project. Tween participants will choreograph, perform, and film a site specific dance for an Augmented Reality installation at the library. Using an app, visitors to the library will have the opportunity to view the performance by aiming their own devices at particular locations in the library space where the dance was performed.
Date/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, September 24 , 25 & 27, 3:30-5:30pm. Performance Friday, September 27, 6pm. Please note there is no workshop on Thursday.
Target Audience: Tweens
Pre-Registration: Required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the front desk of the library.
Friday, September 26, 6pm. A special performance in the main space of the library featuring library tweens and teens and Choreographer Adam H Weinert.
Choreographer & Dancer Adam H Weinert fresh from his triumphant performance at Jacob’s Pillow ( NYTIMES) has spent this week working with youth participants at the library to choreograph and present a first-of-its-kind live dance performance in the main library space. It’s the culmination of a two-day workshop for tweens and teens, incorporating dance and emerging technology.
Reception with complimentary food and drinks will follow the performance.