New: Cook Books at Dish Hudson

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Now you can shop at three local stores in Hudson and Catskill for great books! Dish, Hudson is the third retail outlet for Friends books, in addition to SKETCH Art Supply (wonderful art books at 701 Warren Street) and Magpie Books, Catskill (original book art at 392 Main Street).

Dish now has a curated selection of vintage and collectable titles on sale at 103 Warren Street, where you’ll find the perfect title for the host/hostess, the foodie that loves cook books, or the chef on your list. No two books are alike, so you have to stop in to see what’s on the shelf! And of course, all proceeds benefit the Friends to continue its mission of new books, DVDs, magazines and other media, as well as valuable programs throughout the year!

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Friends Welcome Children’s Author, Barbara Mojica and Illustrator Victor Ramon Mojica to Winter Walk

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce award-winning children’s author, Barbara Mojica and illustrator, Victor Ramon Mojica at 217 Warren Street for Winter Walk on Saturday, December 5th from 5-8pm.

The Little Miss History (Travels to…) series of six books will all be available for purchase, including the brand new Little Miss History Travels to Ellis Island, making its debut at Winter Walk 2015. Other books in the series include Little Miss History Travels to: The Statue of Liberty, Fords Theater, The Intrepid, Sequoia National Park, and Mount Rushmore.
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iPad Basics and Computer Class for Beginners – Sign Up Today!

image courtesy of Fatima via http://tinyurl.com/p3quwt8 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

image courtesy of Fatima via http://tinyurl.com/p3quwt8 (CC BY-NC 2.0)

We have two adult computer classes scheduled for November. The first class will focus on iPad basics and the second class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or both of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
Learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet. All participants must bring their own iPad to the class.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
Learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

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National Friends of Libraries Week: Oct. 18-24

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is proud to announce the launch of their new logo in tandem with the 16th Annual National Friends of Libraries week, October 18-24, 2015.

As the Hudson Area Library prepares to move into the new location, the Friends are conducting their annual membership appeal during the month of October in order to continue their service and support of the library and community. The campaign, “Let’s Be Friends” invites all members of the community to join and get involved. Membership and donations to the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will help us continue to provide books and supplies in addition to programming and events to enhance library services for Hudson and our greater community.
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Adult Computer Classes Announced!

computer classWe have three adult computer classes scheduled for the fall. The first class will focus on using Microsoft Word to create a resume, the second class will focus on iPad basics and the third class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Microsoft Word – Resume and Career Focus
Friday, October 30, 12:30-2pm 
This course will focus primarily on the creation of a cover letter and resume. All participants should bring their most recent resume and/or job history (with dates/locations). A flash/thumb drive is also suggested, but not required. You’ll learn how to set up a resume, how to select and use Microsoft Word templates and how to format the document to meet your needs.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
All participants will be required to bring their own iPad to the class. You’ll learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
This class is a Beginner Level Class which will introduce participants to the basic computer file organization. You’ll learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

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The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition On View at the Hudson Area Library

"Mexican Radio" by Carol Denton

“Mexican Radio” by Carol Denton


The Best of Hudson: A Photographic Exhibition, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library and the Columbia County Photo Club announce the opening of the Fourth Annual Photography Exhibit at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street, Hudson. Twenty-six members of the Columbia County Photo Club are participating in this exhibit, with over fifty images on display. All original photographs are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The exhibit will continue through October 20, 2015.
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Super Summer Kids Book Sale

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library encourage kids and families to stretch their summer reading lists and come to a special two-day Super Summer Kids Book Sale. On Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, the Book Sale Room will be offering thousands of children’s books at bargain prices. Open from 10am til 2pm each day at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street in Hudson. Books for vacation reading fun, for school or for special interests, this Super Summer Kids Book Sale will have it all!

As a special bonus, the Friends will also host a face-painting artist on Friday from 11am-1pm. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library, stock up on great titles to encourage reading throughout the summer. Raffle tickets for a large gift basket of children’s books will also be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. This basket is full of great books and activities for all kids, and is valued at more than $75– a great deal!
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