Read Around The World

Read books set in various places around the world and help the library chart our collective adventure on a world map. How many cities, states, countries, and continents will we visit and explore through stories?

To submit your recent reads to the Read Around The World map, click here

Black History Month and Valentine’s Day in the Children’s Room

In addition to our regularly scheduled children’s programs, February will feature special children’s programs during out-of-school hours to celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day.

In honor of Black History Month, Operation Unite will offer a series of programs celebrating important people and events in African American history. The series will incorporate stories, music, movement, arts, and crafts. Join us Thursdays, February 12 and 19 and Wednesday, February 25, from 4-5pm for this fun and educational program.

Stop by the Children’s Room between 3pm and 5pm Tuesday through Friday, February 10-13 (the week of Valentine’s Day) to make your own unique Valentine’s Day cards with Ms. Kathy. We’ll provide the materials. Just bring your imagination and create a special card for a special someone (or more!) in your life.

Radio and Robots!

Social Robotics – Friday, October 12th, 3-5pm
Learn about how robots “sense, plan and act”. Come to a special workshop presented by a team from the University of Albany’s College of Computing and Information on Friday, October 12th from 3-5pm. The Social Robotics Program is an interactive presentation about making robots to help with social tasks. Kids will interact with actual robots and engage in thought exercises about how to design a robot for a task of their choosing. The aim of the program is to introduce students to the future roles of robots in our society and create excitement about the possibilities of working with technology. Ages 8 and up.

We Make Radio! – Two-Part Fall Workshops
Saturdays, October 13 & 27, 12-2:30pm

This two-part workshop invites young people to join us in a collaborative radio production process. We’ll introduce participants to the audio recorder and some tools and techniques for making great youth radio. Participants will design and produce a radio show for broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM. Try to come to both workshops, if you can. Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome. Call the Hudson Area Library to sign up at 518-828-1792. Ages 8-10.

Celebrate Black History Through Stories and Art!

In collaboration with Operation Unite, The Hudson Area Library is offering a free Children’s program in honor of Black History Month. The program will integrate creativity, literacy, history, and the arts as participants learn about the history and traditions of Black art, from music to visual art to dance. With featured guest artists, live music, hands-on creative activities, dancing, stories, and presentations made by youth for youth, this program is sure to be fun!

Join us in the Children’s Room Wednesdays from 4-5pm, beginning February 22 and running through March 21. The program is intended for elementary and middle school aged youth but all are welcome.

This special program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Fund.


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