Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Preteen Fun and Games Night

Hudson Area Library Teen Advisory Board presents a Preteen Fun and Games Night on Friday April 25 from 7-10 pm. This after hours program is for ages 10-12. There will be games, videos, refreshments and prizes. Costumes welcomed and it is free. Registration and permission slips are required. Sign up at the info desk upstairs. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Hands-on Tech Help with Barbara

hands on techTechnology expert Barbara Krueger will be at the library to answer your technology and Internet related questions including online security and privacy.

No appointment is needed and it is for all ages. Sessions are as follows:

Thursday, April 24: 1-2 pm
Saturday, April 26: Noon-1 pm
Tuesday, April 29: 3-4 pm
Thursday, May 8: Noon-1 pm

Saturday Read-Aloud Program

  • For Grades 1-5 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Stories read by adult and teen volunteers
  • Runs every Saturday until the end of May
  • No registration needed, just come and join the fun!
  • It's free and there will be prizes and activities!

Brochures in PDF format

Teen/Preteen activities

Children's activities

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!

Ocean at the end of the laneMay 15: The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

June 19: Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld

July 17: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

August 21: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

September 18: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

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.

Dear LifeMay 21: Dear Life by Alice Munro

June 18: Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker

July 16: Secrets Of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

August 20: Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester

September 17: Tapestry Of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

October 15: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell

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

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

Mystery Book Club

Beekeeper's ApprenticeThe 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.  

April 16: The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie King

Teen Choice Book Club (ages 13-18)

Perks of being a wallflowerMeets the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

To join, call 715-386-3101 or sign-up at the library. (Membership is limited.)

This teen program is free and a valid library card is required.

Free refreshments!

May 15: Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (runs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for viewing the film which is rated PG-13)

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 Wednesday, February 5 to Wednesday, April 23.

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 Tuesday, February 4 to Wednesday, April 23.

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 Tuesday, February 4 to Thursday, April 24.     

Library Board Meetings

  • Library Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 20 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.