Many have been enjoying our virtual programming, offered via Zoom, while the library facility is closed. In order to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure, we strongly recommend regularly updating your Zoom app. This is especially important now, as Zoom will be forcing an update, starting May 30, for anyone running anything older than Zoom Version 5. Zoom is activating a special encryption to make meetings more secure, but it won’t work on older versions of Zoom.
Be sure to check your app store for updates, or click “Check for Updates” in Zoom on your computer. For more information about how to update Zoom, click here. If you would like additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in joining any of our virtual programming, please click here.
We 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 oniPad 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.
We’ll be teaming up with HATCH (Hudson Area Teaching Cooperative for Homeschoolers) this fall to offer fun, educational STEAM programs for youth ages 5 to 11 and 12 to 16. STEAM is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math.” STEAM into Imagination will spark children’s curiosities as we ask questions about the emerging intersections of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
The program will meet on Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm starting Tuesday, September 9 and continuing through Tuesday, December 16.
Older students will join the Programming Club where they’ll learn how to use computer coding and programming during a 12-session class with RPI Computer Science student, Rachel King.
Younger students will participate in two 6-session classes. HATCH co-founder, Will Pflaum, will offer a 6-session class called “Islands of the Imagination,” a creative investigation of geography, math, and drawing, in which students create their own fictional island. The second 6-session classes will again invite students to explore the arts and sciences through diverse experiments, painting and crafts, the use of a USB microscope and Snap Circuits, and more!
STEAM into Imagination is geared toward homeschooling families, kids in school, and anyone considering homeschooling or looking for more choice in education.
To register your child or teen, come to our registration party on Tuesday, September 9 at the library. For more information, call the library at 518-828-1792.
STEAM into Imagination is made possible with grant support from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.