Adult Computer Classes Announced!

computer classWe have three adult computer classes scheduled for the fall. The first class will focus on using Microsoft Word to create a resume, the second class will focus on iPad basics and the third class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Microsoft Word – Resume and Career Focus
Friday, October 30, 12:30-2pm 
This course will focus primarily on the creation of a cover letter and resume. All participants should bring their most recent resume and/or job history (with dates/locations). A flash/thumb drive is also suggested, but not required. You’ll learn how to set up a resume, how to select and use Microsoft Word templates and how to format the document to meet your needs.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
All participants will be required to bring their own iPad to the class. You’ll learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
This class is a Beginner Level Class which will introduce participants to the basic computer file organization. You’ll learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.

Free Computer Classes at the Hudson Area Library

computer classThe Friends of the Hudson Area Library announce a new series of free computer classes for adults starting later this month.

Beginning Saturday, October 25th, three classes will be held at the Library from 10-11:30am on Saturdays in the Computer Room on the main floor. The classes include an introduction to computer basics (October 25th), instruction for Internet and email communications (November 1st), and an introduction to Microsoft Word (November 15th). Class size is limited, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may register now at the Library or by phone at 518.828.1792.
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We want to hear from you!

Click here to take our survey From April 22 through May 19, the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community.

The Impact Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information.

Click here to take our survey

Please support the library and help us improve our services. Click the “Take Our Survey” button to access the survey. If you are using a library public access computer to fill out the survey, feel free to let office staff know if you need your computer time extended.

The Impact Survey is a project of the University of Washington Information School. For more information about the Impact Survey, visit

Two New Job Search Databases Now Available!

HomeAccess has added two new job search databases, open and free to anyone with a library card. The two new sites are Cypress Resume and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success.


Cypress Resume is the essential tool for anyone creating a resume, cover letter, or reference sheet for the first time, or those who would like to improve the ones they already have. Simply choose the format, fill in the blanks, and you’re one step closer to obtaining your dream job!

workforce skills

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success includes a resume and cover letter builder as well, but that’s just the beginning! Here you can learn to improve your computer skills in areas such as printing, web browsing, maintenance, and more. You may also practice for your GED or prep for your career related tests with sample questions, study guides and tutorials. And don’t forget to brush up on your core business skills while visiting this site as well!

As always, databases through HomeAccess are available on the Reference page of the Hudson Area Library website and are accessible to patrons with an active library card. So stop by the Library and sign up for a library card today!

FREE Computer Workshops…Sign Up Now!


Hudson Area Library will be offering two free computer workshops for those who are new to using computers. Come join us in the library computer lab on either (or both) of the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 18 from 10am-11:30am
    Computer Basics Workshop With Ms. Cruz– Learn the basic functions of the computer, including using the mouse, keyboard and taskbar, and a brief introduction to the Internet.
  • Monday, June 10th from 10am-11:30am
    Internet and Email Basics With Ms. Cruz– Learn how to search the Internet, and how to set up and use email.

Both classes will take place in the Hudson Area Library public computer lab. Space is limited, so call 518-828-1792 or stop by the Hudson Area Library staff office to sign up today! These workshops are made possible with support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.