Online Resources

Here is a guide for free online resources to enjoy while we are closed. Some of these resources require a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Online Resources for Families and Kids

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus via PBS

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Free resources available online 

Virtual Field Trips – A collection of various museums , zoos and farms that have guided digital tours and activities for kids.

Online Resources for Tweens and Teens

Untitled by Natasha Wedd, Hack The Library Summer 2017 Session

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

Digital Arts Media ToolKit– Free programs for digital arts media production (video, audio, coding and photography )

Educational Video Games 

Other free resources available online

Online Resources for Adults

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus via PBS

Resources accessible with a Library card. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for a virtual card here.

  • OverDrive – Digital collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks.
  • RB Digital – Features a collection of digital magazines.
  • Universal Class – Catalogue of continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects.
  • Kanopy – An on-demand streaming service that includes The Great Courses, a series of college-level classes.
  • Mango – Online language learning classes.

Free resources available online 


Mahogany L. Browne, Curator In Residence at the Library

We are excited to announce that in celebration of the library’s 60th Anniversary, Award-winning poet, writer and organizer Mahogany L. Browne will be the inaugural Curator – In – Residence. Browne has worked closely with the library programming staff to curate special programs to take place in 2020.

In February, Mahogany L. Browne has curated poet and educator, Jive Poetic, as an instructor for the library’s signature youth program Winter Hack. Youth participants will work closely with Jive Poetic to create visual poems and later in the week present them to an audience of community members during a special presentation of Living Poetry at the Library, curated by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring a performance by her, Jive Poetic, and local youth poets. This presentation of Living Poetry will be held on Friday, February 21 at 6pm and is co-sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute.

(updated 3/14) – As a precautionary measure, we will be postponing Mahogany L. Browne’s Woke Baby Book Fair, originally scheduled on Saturday, April 4, to a later date. New event date for the program is TBD.

In April, Browne will present her Woke Baby Book Fair, a multi-media, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational public program that includes storytelling, crafts, and other fun hands-on activities. More programs TBA! Stay tuned!

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Leapin Line Dance : An Introduction to Line Dancing

Program Description: Leapin Line Dance: An Introduction to Line Dancing is a one time dance workshop led by Diane Teutschman. Dancers will learn the steps in unison to choreographed country or popular songs. No experience or partner needed!

Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 4:00-5:30pm in the library’s community room.

Registration: Email or call 518-828-1792 X101
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Living Poetry at the Library with Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic

Program Description: Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.

Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 6-7:30pm

Suggested Audience: Free and Open to All!

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Book Club October Pick: A Discovery of Witches

The Hudson Area Library Book Group has chosen to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness for their October meeting. Discussion will be held at the library on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hudson Area Library or call 828-1792 to order a copy of the book.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

All are welcome! Contact the library at 518-828-1792 or email Sharon Getty at for info.


June Computer Classes for Adults

The Hudson Area Library is offering two free computer classes this month for adults interested in learning more about social media and Internet safety. Both classes are open to adult library patrons with basic computer & Internet skills and are held in the Children’s Foundation Room of the Hudson Area Library.

Social Media (2 sessions)
Tuesdays, June 14th & 21st, 6:30-7:30pm

What is social media? How does it work? What are facebook and twitter and how can you use them?

Caution! Internet Safety!Internet Safety
Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:00pm

Are you putting too much information on the Internet? Can you share your personal info on facebook without the entire world seeing it? Who is looking at you (or your children) on the Internet? Can you buy something online without your identity being stolen?

For more information or to sign up, stop by the library or give us a call at 518-828-1792.


Free Adult Spanish Classes Every Tuesday

Learn to express yourself in real life situations and improve your Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! This free programs offers adult patrons of the Hudson Area Library an opportunity to develop and enhance conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class.

The class meets Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15pm at the Hudson Area Library beginning May 3, 2011. All are welcome to join in! For more information or to sign up, visit the library office or call 518-828-1792.



Library programs are free to the public.

The library offers programs for all ages. Go to individual pages for  brief descriptions of our current offerings. Check our All Program News and the calendar for more program announcements. Contact the Library or our partner organizations listed below for more details.

Program Listings – Current Announcements and Ongoing Programs

All Program News

Children’s Programs

Summer Reading Program

Young Adult Programs

Adult Programs

History Room Programs

Adult Literacy Partner Programs

Archive of Previous Programs

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All Programs Archive

Children’s Programs Archive

Summer Reading Program Archive

Young Adult Programs Archive

Adult Programs Archive

History Room Programs Archive