Universal Class – lifelong learning courses online!

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!

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Help with Job Search at the Library

Beth Gordon at her Job Search area in the library with a Literacy Connections volunteer.

Program Description: Whether you are writing a resume for the first time or just need a professional eye to fine tune an existing one, the library has ongoing free one-on-one Job Search Help weekly and by appointment.

Date/Time: Every Friday 10am – 1pm & by appointment.

Registration: To make an appointment call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, or stop by the main desk of the library

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Parents, Caregivers & Students: Afterschool Bus Service for the Hudson Area!

There is an afterschool bus service for the Hudson area that stops at many of our youth’s favorite places: The Hudson Area Library, Perfect Ten Hudson, Hudson Youth Center, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Youth Clubhouse of Columbia-Greene Counties, Kite’s Nest. We thank all the people who made this important service for our youth happen. To fill out the form to have your child/tween/teen get on the bus click here.

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Reserve Free Museum Passes Today

Laurie Anderson, VR experience at MASS MoCA

Visit a museum for free this summer! With your library card, you can borrow passes to the Clark Art Institute, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Columbia County Historical Society, MASS MoCA, Shaker Museum: Mount Lebanon, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum pass program is made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more details, click here.

 

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Job Search Help Continues

We have two facilitators for one-on-one Job Search Help continuing in 2018:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5-7pm (with Beth Gordon)
Fridays, 10am-1pm (with Beth Gordon)
or by appointment (with Heather Martin)

Beth Gordon is an NCDA trained Career Development Facilitator and Heather Martin is the Area Coordinator of Literacy Connections.

These one-on-one sessions will focus on resume and cover letter writing, online job applications, job search resources, and interview preparation. Job hunters should have basic computer skills and bring a copy of their resume if they have one.

To sign up for appointments, call 518-828-1792 x101, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by the library circulation desk. The Job Search Help Consultations are made possible, in part, with support from Mid-Hudson Library System.

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New OverDrive Big Library Read for Oct

From October 12 – 26, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti will be available as a free digital download for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no wait lists.

The Big Library Read (facilitated by OverDrive) is a reading program through the library that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. By participating in the Big Library Read, we are joining a global movement of passionate readers and library patrons who support the availability of digital materials at libraries.

This time around, the title will be available in both E-Book and E-Audiobook formats – both will be available for instant unlimited access on the MHLS Digital Download page at http://mhls.lib.overdrive.com/ and there will be a promotional spotlight at the top of that page.

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Register to Vote at Your Library!

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. If you turned 18 recently, changed your name, moved, or haven’t voted in recent elections, then you need to update your voter registration.

We’re excited to be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering voters. On Tuesday, September 26, also known as National Voter Registration Day, stop by the library during open hours (9am-8pm) to register! We’ll have paper registration forms on-hand and instructions and applications for absentee ballots. Not sure if your registration is up-to-date? We can help with that as well!

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Library Card Sign Up Month

Looking for a way to transform your life? All you need is a library card! Our library offers you the tools you need to expand your knowledge and skill set with access to the world’s information both in print and digitally, plus hands-on training and innovative programming.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so visit us today, sign up for your free library card, and check out all we have to offer!

Click here to learn what you’ll need to apply for your card.

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