Thanks to the generous support of people like you, our library is a vibrant community destination where people connect, create, learn and grow.
We need your support to continue to fulfill our mission. Since the move to our new space, library visits have more than doubled and without your generous financial support, many of our programs and services would simply not be possible.
Only 45% of our budget comes from city, county, and state funding, and we count on our community to help fill the gap, starting with this annual appeal. Our annual appeal is one of our biggest fundraisers — so please give generously. Make a donation by credit card or PayPal account.
Program Description: The classes, taught by Sonia Cintron, offer adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills.
Date/Time: Series of weekly classes on Tuesdays from January 7 – April 14, Advanced Beginner 5:30-6:30pm or Intermediate 6:45-7:45pm.
Registration: Update (1/15) This series is currently full.
Space is limited. To register please visit the front desk at the library, call 518-828-1792 x101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
Program Description: Dr. David W. Voorhees presents the next lecture in the library’s Local History Speaker series. Explore the world of early censuses with a focus on New Netherland and colonial New York.
Date/Time: Thursday, January 9, 6:00-7:30pm. Continue reading
Visit our Holiday Shop at the library or onlineto purchase special gift items from our History Room that reflect the richness of the history of Hudson and Columbia County. Items for sale this holiday season include:
- Notecards & postcards of historic Warren Street & other images of Hudson’s past
- Giclèe prints of an original 1881 “Bird’s Eye View of Hudson, New York” (32.5” x 21.5”) map and a “1923 Aeroview of Hudson, New York” (43” x 22”) image created from a dirigible!
- Our special tea towels with a line drawing of the historic Hudson Armory designed by Tony Kieraldo
Support your library and impress your friends and family with our unique gifts!
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for all library cardholders in Columbia County. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.
Access Kanopy via columbiacountyny.kanopy.com and sign up to start streaming films. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Each cardholder has 10 play credits per month and unlimited viewing of Great Courses and Kanopy Kids. More information on how play credits works can be found on the Kanopy website.
This service is made possible with support from the Crandell Theatre and Columbia County Libraries Association.
Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses online in over 30 subject areas. More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. You can take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Many of the courses offer continuing education units authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.
From technical courses on computer software to digital photography to babysitting 101, a huge range of topics is available. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, plus hundreds more. Click here to register and start exploring!
Program Description: Shared reading, arts & crafts, games, free play, homework help, and more for children during out-of-school hours. With children’s librarian Janice Scali, children’s library assistant Kathy Parchuck, and AmeriCorps worker Rajmina Chowdhury.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday, 3-5pm and Saturday 12-3pm
Audience: Children of all ages and their families. No registration required.
Photo Credit: JD Urban
Program Description: Arts educator, writer, director, and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world, with music and performance and a related craft.
Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Audience: Children of all ages and families. Continue reading