Trying to navigate today’s job market is tough. Luckily, the library has resources to make finding your new career easier! Just visit the Columbia County Job Resource Center and you’re on your way. Everything on this page is accessible for free; all you need to sign in is your library card barcode and PIN.
For your one stop job search needs, try JobNow, one of the sites available in the Resource Center. This database has links with useful tips and resources to help you start your job search, or to help you decide on a new career path. Once you find a position to apply to, JobNow gives you helpful hints on how to write a resume, complete with templates to get you started. If you have an upcoming interview, JobNow also offers live interview coaching!
If you’re looking to complete your education before applying to jobs, try both JobNow and the Gale Testing & Reference Center for practice tests, study help, and more. To browse current job openings in New York State, try Jobs Express through the NYS Department of Labor. And if you still have unanswered questions about your job search, check out Quick Answers for links to newspaper job listings, unemployment resources, and much more.
Hudson Area Library will be offering two free computer workshops for those who are new to using computers. Come join us in the library computer lab on either (or both) of the following dates:
Saturday, May 18 from 10am-11:30am Computer Basics Workshop With Ms. Cruz- Learn the basic functions of the computer, including using the mouse, keyboard and taskbar, and a brief introduction to the Internet.
Monday, June 10th from 10am-11:30am Internet and Email Basics With Ms. Cruz- Learn how to search the Internet, and how to set up and use email.
Both classes will take place in the Hudson Area Library public computer lab. Space is limited, so call 518-828-1792 or stop by the Hudson Area Library staff office to sign up today! These workshops are made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
The Hudson Area Library announces a new reading group for parents. This book group will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Hudson Area Library, starting on Saturday, May 25th from 10am-12pm.
The reading group is tailored for parents of kids of all ages who wish to connect with others through books and life in general. Participants will discuss parenting books, adult fiction, children’s literature, teen literature, and more. For the first meeting, parents are encouraged to bring a book to share with the group that they or their children have enjoyed. The June book club pick will be decided at the first meeting. Babies and young children are welcome to accompany their parents, and children who can use the bathroom independently are welcome to join Ms. Janice in the library’s children’s room for stories, crafts, music, movement, and free play.
The design of the new library at the Armory (5th and State Streets.) is almost complete. A design review was held recently in NYC with the architect Vincent Benic and his team (Winnie Moy and Lauren Printz). Dan Kent from the Galvan Foundation and Theresa Parsons, Mark Orton, and Library Director Emily Chameides attending.
With a just a few items outstanding the final cost estimates will be completed and we will be ready for the job of creating the detailed construction documents.
Eight new popular magazine subscriptions are now available for in-house (or rather, in-library!) reading, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.
The magazines are all full color monthly subscriptions and includeBon Appetit, a magazine that has great recipes, food trends and more; Dwell, devoted to modern architecture and design; Outdoor Photographer; Outside, award winning coverage of sports, adventure, health and fitness; Poets and Writers, providing information, support, and guidance for creative writers; Rolling Stone, a bi-monthly publication that focuses on music, liberal politics and pop culture; Sports Illustrated for Kids; andWired, a magazine that reports on how new and developing technology affects culture, the economy and politics. All titles are in the main circulation room at the Library, with the exception of SI Kids, located in the Children’s Room.
The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free! Hudson Area Library will have a table at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Did you know that there will be over 90 authors and illustrators showcasing their work at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival? There will be well known authors like Bruce Coville and new debuts such as Jon Apple. Here are just a few of the many children and young adult authors and illustrators who have copies of their work at Hudson Area Library:
Great news! Due to popular demand, the Friends have extended the Adopt a Book deadline through May 15th! Just review our list of available titles, select a book for adoption and donate $10 to the Hudson Area Library. We’ll put you at the top of the waiting list so that you can read it first, and put a commemorative bookplate in the book honoring your donation! The general Adopt a Book donation gift is $15, but through May 15th the Friends of the Hudson Area Library are contributing $5 for each book, so the cost for the participant is only $10!
Just a few of the many books still available for adoption are Zero Hour by Clive Cussler, Heist by Janet Evanovich, Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella, Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire: 125 Recipes For Cooking Outdoors, The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell, Fools: Stories by Joan Silber, The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. Contact the library staff or visit us today to adopt a book for the Hudson collection!