Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Technology Hands-on Help

Barbara KruegerTechnology expert Barbara Krueger will be at the library to answer your technology and Internet related questions including those about security and privacy.

Each session is 30 minutes and sessions begin Thursday, October 23. Reservations are needed. Please sign up at the help desk or call the library.

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Tuesdays: December 30 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursdays: October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Saturdays: November 22; December 13, 27 from 11:00 - 1:00 pm

How Much Is Too Much Book TalkBOOK TALK

What: Book Talk

Where: Hudson Public Library

When: Thursday - October 23,  6:30-7:30

Who: David J. Bredehoft, Ph.D., CFLE, coauthor of "How Much is Too Much?"

Cost: Free to the public

"How Much Is Too Much?" helps parents recognize when they are overindulging and what they can do instead.   Parents, educators and mental health workers everywhere can use "How Much Is Too Much?" to help them identify and avoid overindulging.  And children, even those who complain bitterly, will benefit and will be thankful as adults.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will have their semi-annual book sale in the lobby of the Hudson Library beginning Tuesday, October 28. Book donations are gratefully accepted and tax deductible.

Tuesday, October 28: 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday, October 29: 10 am - 8 pm

Thursday, October 30: 10 am - 8 pm

Friday, October 31: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, November 1: 10 am - 3 pm

Page Turners Book Club

Come join the Page Turners! A variety of interest book club, set to read books of a fun, whimsical, educational, and thought provoking nature.

Meetings to be held on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. All are welcome!

October 16: Conversion by Katherine Howe

November 20: A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

December 18: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

January 15: The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin

February 19: The miniaturist by Jessie Burton

March 19: The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel by Gabrielle Zevin

April 16: Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

May 21: The end of always : a novel by Randi Davenport

June 18: Now I see you by Nicole C. Kear

July 16: We are not ourselves by Matthew Thomas

August 20th: Big little lies by Liane Moriarty

September 17th: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

Bookmarks Book Club

The Bookmarks Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am.

In this book club, members read both fiction and non-fiction on a variety of topics, including history, biography, and current topics.

The book club welcomes new members to its meetings. For more information call the library (extension 105) and speak with the Director, Linda Donaldson.


November 19: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death In A Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

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December 17: Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.

For further information contact Library Assistant Joan Bushman, 715-386-3101.  


November 17: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

December 17: Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch

January 21: River of Darkness by Rennie Airth

February 18: Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

March 18: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

April 15: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

May 20: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Preteen Book Club

Book Clubs are free (with free refreshments!) and open to local preteens, but enrollment is limited!!!

Please preregister at least a week in advance of the first meeting. You will need to have a valid library card.

Teen Choice Book Club (ages 13-18)

This school year’s Teen Book Club, for ages 13-16, meets the 3rd Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Most meetings are led by teens.

To join, call the library 386-3101 or sign-up at the library. (Membership is limited).

This teen program is free. Call to reserve one of the limited copies of the book. You will need to have a valid library card. 


November 20: Maze Runner by James Dashner

December 18: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence 

January 15: Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

February 19: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

March 19: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

April 16: Messenger by Lois Lowry

May 21: Son by Lois Lowry

Rhyme Time Baby Story Time

storytimeRhyme Time Baby Story Time is for children birth to talking. Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of stories, puppets, poems, finger plays, and action activities.

  • Registration is not required.
  • Programs are held every Wednesday at 10:15 am The current session runs until December 17.   

Walkey Talkey Story Time

storytimeWalkey Talkey Story Time is for children talking to age 3. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us in the story room for 25 minutes of stories, songs, poems, puppets, and activities.

  • Registration is not required.
  • Programs are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:15 am. The current session runs until December 17.

Wiggles and Giggles Story Time

storytimeWiggles and Giggles Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Open the world of books by participating with them during the weekly story time. Books, puppets, songs, poems, flannel board stories, crafts, and action activities help to ready your child for a future of reading.

  • Registration is not required.
  • Programs are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm and Thursdays at 10:15 am and 1:00 pm. The current session runs until December 18.   

Library Board Meetings

  • Library Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the library (700 First Street).
  • The agenda will be posted in the lobby of the Municipal Building and published in the Community Calendar section of the Hudson Star-Observer newspaper.
  • The meetings are open to the public, and interested people are invited to attend.