Don’t Miss the Hudson Children’s Book Festival!

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Saturday, May 4th marks the day of the 5th annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the biggest gathering of children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators you’ve ever seen! There will be exhibitions, arts and crafts, workshops, and book readings. Also, you won’t want to miss the live performances by:

Aaron Nigel Smith, Call to Action at 11:00am

Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Amazing Astonishing Air at 12:30pm

John Farrell, We Can Do It Together at 2:00pm

The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free! Hudson Area Library will have a table at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!


Save the Date! 5th Annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival on May 4th

hudson children's book festival logo

Save the Date! The fifth annual Hudson Children’s Book Festival will be held at the Hudson Junior and Senior High School (215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson, New York) on May 4th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This is the largest book festival in New York State. There will be children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, hundreds of books to browse, author and illustrator presentations, arts & crafts, workshops & live music performances. Admission is FREE. More information at Hudson Children’s Book Festival.


Free Career Development Workshops!

Looking for employment? Having a hard time applying for job opportunities? Need help upgrading your skills? The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with Columbia Greene Workforce New York Career Center, introduces a series of free career development workshops. The workshops will be held Tuesdays from 9:30-11am between April 17 and May 15. The goal of the workshop series is to help participants develop skills important to today’s job seekers – from how to create and format a quality resume to using the Internet and email in your job search. Sign up today! Interested job seekers may register for one or more of the following free workshops:

Get Connected Workshop (April 17): Learn to use the mouse and get an email address so you can begin to use the Internet in your job search. Learn how to complete an online form and copy and paste information.

Resume Workshop (April 24): Learn about various types of resumes along with the requirements of a quality resume focusing on accomplishments and skills.

Interview Workshop (May 1): Learn how to practice and handle interview questions.

XP/Word (May 8): Learn the Word basics so you can format your resume and cover letter. Learn to find, save, adjust fonts, size, margins, bullets & email/paste a resume.

Internet Job Search (May 15): Learn how to find job leads online and become familiar with using a variety of search sites.

Space is limited. To reserve a spot in one or more of the workshops, call the Hudson Area Library at 518-828-1792. All workshops are offered by Columbia Greene Workforce New York Career Center instructors and are held at the Hudson Area Library at 400 State Street in Hudson, NY.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger communities and improves the quality of life for all residents of our region. Each year, the foundation distributes over $7 million through grants and scholarships, helping thousands of donors achieve their philanthropic goals and hundreds of nonprofits carry on their good work. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity.