April 2017

Off the shelf newsletter




Community Service Event: With Love, Hudson 

All ages are invited to join us at the Library and participate in a community service event. We will trace and cut denim and plastic pieces and ship them to Uganda where local cobblers are employed to make the pieces into shoes. The shoes are given free through the non-profit organization, Sole Hope, who also provides medical assistance to children for removal of jiggers (a health epidemic among those without shoes). Visit for more info, and drop by the Library Lobby April 6-8, anytime during regular hours, to participate.


Enjoy our brand new subscription to the Morningstar Investment Research Center. Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research and now you can access data on nearly 540,000 investment offerings, including stocks & mutual funds, along with real-time global market data on approximately 18.5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. To access Morningstar free of charge, go to the Hudson Area Public Library’s website (, click on the link for Morningstar and enter your Hudson Library barcode.

Job Center @ the Library!

Explore the Job Center of Wisconsin at the Hudson Library! Aracely Olguin and Pat Miller will offer a presentation on April 25th and introduce you to all of the job services available to Wisconsin residents. Some topics for discussion include: free resources available 24/7, the Job Center’s computer resource center and databases, creating resumes, job fairs, job clubs, and hiring events.

Bring your questions to the event and visit: for more information about our presenters.

New Fiction in April

The Fix (Amos Decker #3) by David Baldacci
Golden Prey (Prey #27) by John Sandford
No Easy Target by Iris Johansen
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Blue Moon by Linda Howard
Any Day Now by Robyn Carr
Fast and Loose by Stuart Woods
The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White
The Burial Hour (Lincoln Rhyme #13) by Jeffery Deaver
The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger
War Cry by Wilbur Smith
Falling Darkness by Karen Harper
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr
Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves
Fallout by Sara Paretsky
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Legion by Julie Kawaga
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis

May 2017

Off the shelf newsletter




1000 Books before Kindergarten

You’re invited to participate! Read a book—any book—to your newborn, infant or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before Kindergarten and yes, you can repeat books! Don’t be intimidated; remember that one book a night is 365 books in one year, 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.

Stop by the Library and we can help you track your progress—online or on paper—and we will provide rewards along the way. For more info. visit our website, Read and reap the benefits!

Pride and Prejudice

We love Jane Austen at the Hudson Library! One of her most beloved books, Pride and Prejudice, has been re-told by a rising star in the literary world in a new, modern interpretation. We selected it for discussion during May’s Novel Bunch book club on Thursday May 11; join us for Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. 

For contrast, we decided to show the film based on the traditional version of Pride and Prejudice on May 27. Join us for both events so you can enjoy and compare the traditional VS the modern version of one of the best classics of all time!

Summer Reading 2017

It’s almost summer—and almost time for our summer reading program! We will offer reading challenges from June 3-August 5th, and special events all summer. This year’s theme is Build a Better World, and we hope children of all ages, tweens, teens, and adults will participate in this summer’s programming. 

If you’re interested in our summer events, connect with us!  Subscribe to our event listings on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, chat with us on Twitter and Goodreads, and don’t forget our website calendar:

New Fiction in May

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
No Middle Name (Jack Reacher short story collection) by Lee Child
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Marathon (Stride #8) by Brian Freeman
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson
Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
Nighthawk by Clive Cussler
Against All Odds by Danielle Steel
Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton
The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
The Thirst by Jo Nesbø
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
Price of Duty by Dale Brown
Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer


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