Young Adult Programs

Suggested for people 11 – 18 yrs old.

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Young Adult Program News

Only the most recent ten Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings

Posted: November 29, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

College Information Sessions (Mondays, December 5, January 9, and January 30)

Join Matthew Green, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management at Columbia-Greene Community College, for a series of free information sessions recommended for high school students as well as any adults interested in the college application process. These sessions will cover various topics, including Understanding a College Degree, Campus Resources, Financial Literacy, and College Terminology.

Date/Time: Mondays, December 5, January 9, and January 30, 4 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: No registration required.

This program is presented in collaboration with Operation Unite NY and Columbia-Greene Community College.


Posted: November 25, 2022
Children, News, Programs, Young Adults

Winter Scavenger Hunt (December 1 – January 2)

We’ve hidden wintry items all over the library! If you find them all, you will receive a small treat and entry into our raffle for the Grand Prize, which includes a cool backpack stuffed full of goodies! Stop by today to pick up your checklist and begin looking for clues. All ages are welcome to play.

Date/Time: December 1 – January 2. Grand Prize winner announced on January 3.

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Main Desk

The Grand Prize is presented with support from Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar. 


Posted: November 24, 2022
Children, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Our youth radio crew records their weekly Bound By Books radio show remotely on Tuesday afternoons. Tune in Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to hear tweens and teens, along with our library director Emily Chameides discuss books they love, books they’re currently reading, and other tween and teen media and literary topics. Bound By Books has been broadcasting on WGXC since 2011. In addition to the weekly show, past Bound by Books radio shows can be accessed online via the WGXC Audio Archive.

Recording: Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Broadcast: Fridays, 7pm and Sundays, 6:30am on WGXC 90.7FM

Register: Contact Emily at info@hudsonarealibrary.org to learn more.


Posted: November 22, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

After-School Snack & Craft: Winter Slime (Wednesday, December 14)

During this casual craft program for students in grades 6 – 12, we will enjoy some light snacks while learning how to make winter-themed slime. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 14, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required. While supplies last!


Posted: November 18, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults

Free One-on-One Job Search Help and Career Development

Program Description: Nationally Certified Career Services Provider, Beth Gordon, will work with you one-on-one to re-fresh your resume or brush up on your interview skills to land that next job.

Date/Time: Beth is available by appointment for one-one-one sessions offered at a safe distance in person at the Hudson Area Library or by telephone, Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime.

Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x100 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Studies have shown that having a qualified person work through the process of seeking a job gives an individual a much greater chance of success. Beth Gordon is a Certified Career Services Provider, trained as a career coach through NCDA, the National Career Development Association. Beth provides professional development and advocacy to a diverse group of people who are out of work, looking to re-enter or join the workforce. She inspires and empowers individuals to achieve their career and life goals by consulting on resume writing, job search guidance, interview preparation and work ready assistance. Beth has training to help with, not only resumes and interview skills, but online job applications, and finding the right market for your particular job skills. She has access to job search resources online and in our area and has successfully taken many people through the process of searching for a job.


Posted: October 14, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

After-School Snack and Craft: DIY Terracotta Pottery (Wednesday, November 30)

During this casual craft program for students in grades 6 – 12, we will enjoy some light snacks while learning how to make clay pots, cups, and more. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required. While supplies last!


Posted: August 27, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

After-School Snack and Craft: DIY Spooky Lanterns (Wednesday, October 19)

Enjoy an after-school snack while learning how to make your own spooky lanterns during this casual craft program for students in grades 6-12. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required.


Posted: August 14, 2022
Adults, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Masters of Shape: The Lives and Art of American Women Sculptors (Wednesday, September 28)

This inspiring presentation, based on the beautifully illustrated book by Maria Ausherman, chronicles the lives of pioneering women sculptors who dared to express their truths about inequality and injustice and overcame obstacles of gender and race in the last hundred and fifty years.

The works that these talented artists cast, carved, and molded mirror both their internal worlds and the society surrounding them. There is no better way to inspire young women to fulfill their destiny with courage than to give them these brilliantly brief and cogent portraits of great women who shaped the world of sculpting and through that, our culture, and our world.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 6 – 7:30pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Space is limited. To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101


Maria Ausherman is the author of Masters of Shape: The Lives and Art of American Women Sculptors, Behind the Camera: American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World, The Photographic Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston, and co-author with Patricia Jennings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii.
Photo credit: Maria Ausherman


Posted: August 14, 2022
Adults, Children, News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

Nature Quest Celebration! (Saturday, September 24)

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy and partners (including your local Columbia County libraries) as we celebrate the launch of Nature Quest! All ages are welcome to this free event to enjoy the afternoon at Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area and test out Nature Quest.

During this spectacular adventure, all ages are welcome to read and learn about what creatures live at each Public Conservation Area. Complete your quest and send in your form by mail or online to receive a special prize!

After this launch event, Nature Quest booklets will also be available for pick up at various locations, including Hudson Area Library.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, 1 – 4pm

Location: Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area (1452 County Road 21)

Registration: Register here.

The Nature Quest project was supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Funding was also provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program.


Posted: August 14, 2022
News, Programs, Young Adults, teen

After-School Snack & Craft: DIY Paper Stickers (Wednesday, September 21)

Enjoy an after-school snack while learning how to make your own stickers during this casual craft program for students in grades 6 – 12. All snacks and craft supplies provided.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21, 3:30 – 5pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Teen Room

Registration: No registration required. While supplies last!


Only the most recent ten Young Adult Programs are shown here. Go to the Young Adult Program Archive for complete listings



Ongoing YA Programs

Bound By Books Youth Radio Show

Dates: Recording sessions on Wednesdays at 4pm, broadcasts Fridays at 7pm and Sundays at 9am
Location: WGXC Hudson Studio, at 7th St. and Columbia St. (recording via Zoom during the pandemic)
Ages: 10-19
The Bound By Books youth radio show broadcasts on WGXC 90.7FM every Monday from 3:30-4pm from the WGXC Hudson Studio. On the show, tweens and teens discuss books they have been reading and other bookish topics. Those interested in joining the Bound By Books radio crew should contact youth@hudsonarealibrary.org

Battle of the Books Trivia Team

Dates: dates TBD
Ages for tween program: youth entering grades 6-9 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
Ages for teen program: youth entering grades 9-12 or homeschooled youth of equivalent ages
The Battle of the Books is a yearly trivia contest where teams of young readers from throughout the Mid-Hudson Library System read the same 6 titles over the summer and compete in a trivia contest in August/September. Contact the library to sign up for the Hudson Battle of the Books Teams.