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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.
Note: This ongoing program has been canceled until the library has reopened and we are able to safely resume programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792.
Program Description: We are happy to announce open registration for the library’s second iteration of Winter Hack, a digital art media camp that runs during the school winter recess. Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create their own work on site at the Hudson Area Library.
These labs encompass video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Join filmmaker and music video director Zia Anger and photographer Yulia Zinshtein to create photography, gifs and video using open source or free software. Winter Hack is an abridged version of the library’s successful digital art summer program Hack The Library!.
Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 19- Friday, February 22, 10-3pm
Suggested Age: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)
Registration: Required. Limited Spots Available.To register email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the main desk of the library!
Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participantswill learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today!
Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm
Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged 8 – 17 years old
Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to announce a new club for tweens and teens in the community. Languages Club is a weekly meeting place for tweens and teens to casually hang out in an immersive environment to learn Spanish, Arabic and Bangla facilitated by the bilingual members of the Tween Advisory Council.
This program is free and open to tweens and teens in the community. Drop-ins welcome! For more information email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x 101
Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer Session, 2017
As part of our expanded programming in 2018, we are pleased to present Winter Hack, a session of the successful tween program: Hack The Library, during school winter recess, February 22 & 23, 10am-3pm.
Tweens and Teens can join Filmmaker and Music Video director Zia Anger for a two day media camp at the library. They will learn how to shoot, edit and move on camera. Finished works will appear on the library’s YouTube channel and in house monitor. Continue reading →
Youth ages 12 and up are invited to participate in a free experimental filmmaking workshop presented by Spark Media Project on Saturday, July 30, from 12-4pm.
Youth participants will learn about shots and angles and the process of filmmaking. They will get to experiment with sound, color, time and shot composition with an emphasis on the genre of experimental film.
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.