Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Events, Programs & Book Clubs

"Keys To Getting Your Book Published" workshop

Fran Lynghaug"Keys to Getting Your Book Published" will be presented by Fran Lynghaug (author of 4 books) on Saturday, April 11 at the Hudson Public Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Admission is free and there will be a drawing for 2 free books. 

Topics covered:

  • What is the difference between self published and professionally published books?
  • How do you find the right publisher and get him to look at your book? 
  • What is a good royalty rate?
  • How can you cut costs for a self published book?

Come join the fun and learn the ins and outs of publishing! 

Fran Lynghaug has authored 4 books and writes articles for 2 equine magazines, "Today's Horse Trader" and "Valley Equestrian Newspaper". Her latest book "Horse Training" was co-authored with TV's popular horse trainer, Dennis Brouse, who combines his humor with expert advice to solve typical riding problems. 

Saturday Mornings at the Library

Saturday morning is a good time for the family to visit the library and now it is even better.

March 7th: Timing it at the Library 

March 14th: "Pot of Gold" scavenger hunt 

March 21st: Faerie Galene's Water stories

March 28th:  To be announced

Watch for future Mermaid Galene's stories, an American Girl Party, Adventures with NASA and other Saturday morning happenings at the Hudson Area Library.

Hands-on Technology 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. Reservations are needed. Please sign up at the help desk or call the library.

Visit Barbara on Facebook at

Thursday, March 12: 12:30-2:30

Saturday, March 28: 11-1

Thursday, April 9: 12:30-2:30

Saturday, April 25: 11-1

Thursday, May 14: 12:30-2:30

Anne Shirley is back!

The Anne of Green Gables Fan Club is for grades 4-8!

More laughs, more fun, and more Anne Shirley. So grab your raspberry cordial and your broken slates! Together, we’ll be getting up close and personal with the world of Anne of Green Gables.

Victorian Craft PartyJoin us on the first Thursday of the month.

In March, we will have a special meeting on Friday, March 13 from 4:30-6:00. This will be in place of our regular monthly meeting. The Anne of Green Gables Fan Club will be hosting a Victorian Craft Party. Sign up at the children's information desk to reserve your spot. Space is limited!

Check us out on Facebook:

See you there! :)


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!

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.

March 18: Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande, nonfiction

April 15: The Wife, the maid, and the mistress by Ariel Lawhon, biographic fiction

May 20: The Storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, fiction

June 17: The Girls of Atomic City: the untold story of the women who helped win World War II by Denise Kiernan, nonfiction

July 15: The Time in between by Maria Duenas, historical fiction

August 19: Leaving time by Jodi Picoult, suspense fiction

September 16: Such good girls: the journey of the Holocaust's hidden child survivors by R.D. Rosen, nonfiction

October 21: Madame Picasso by Anne Girard, biographic, historical fiction, love stories

November 18: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr, historical fiction

December 16: Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest trail by Cheryl Strayed

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.



March 18: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

April 15: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

May 20: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths


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.



March 19: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

April 16: Messenger by Lois Lowry

May 21: Son by Lois Lowry


Teen Movie Nights

Movies every month from 6-8 pm. Free, including the popcorn!. All movies rated PG-13 or younger. Preregistration is recommended.

Wednesday, March 18: film based on the novel “Beautiful Creatures,” by K. Garcia & M. Stohl

Wednesday, April 15: film based on the novel “Mockingjay,” by Suzanne Collins.

Wednesday, May 20: film based on the novel “Struck by lightning: the Carson Phillips Journal,”  by Chris Colfer

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 April 29.   

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 April 29.

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. The current session runs until April 30.   

Library Board Meetings

  • Library Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 17 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.