New Digital Resource: hoopla

We are proud to introduce hoopla to our digital resources collection! With hoopla and your Hudson Area Library card, you can borrow e-books, audiobooks, television shows, movies, e-comics, and music. Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow up to 5 titles each month, with no waitlists or late fees to worry about.

Access the hoopla collection here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

In addition, during this extraordinary time, hoopla is offering Bonus Borrows – a collection of over 1,000 items you can borrow without using up one of your 5 monthly items.

Need help getting hoopla set up on your device? Check out the hoopla user guide or reach out to info@hudsonarealibrary.org or 518-828-1792 x103 for support.

If you don’t have a library card yet, you can apply for a virtual card.

Note: hoopla is available through our library to cardholders residing in Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport.

Online Resources

While our doors are temporarily closed, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the diverse online resources available for learning, connection, and engagement. In addition to our virtual programming, we also offer a variety of resources for library cardholders, including OverDrive for ebooks and e-audiobooks, Kanopy for streaming video, RBDigital for digital magazines, TumbleBooks for children’s ebooks and animated books, Universal Class for online courses, Mango for language learning, and JobNow for resumé help and test preparation. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card online. If you have misplaced your card or it has expired, contact library staff for assistance.

Visit our Online Resources page for a list of additional free online resources to explore. Library staff are available for assistance via email and phone. For more information on COVID-19 and local support services, visit our COVID-19 Resources page.

Kanopy – video streaming service!

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 – 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!

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.

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.

 

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.