Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Easter Holiday Hours

Thursday, April 2: 10:00 - 8:00

Friday, April 3: CLOSED

Saturday, April 4: 10:00 - 3:00

Create a DIY Recycled Book Wreath

wreath made of recycled booksCelebrate Earth Month by creating a wreath made from recycled books. There will be 2 sessions.

Moms and Children: Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 to 5:45 pm (hot glue guns will be used, children should be 8 or older)

Teens or the Young at Heart: Thursday, April 16 from 4:00 to 5:45 pm.

Registration is required. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk, call the Library at 715-386-3101, or register online using the buttons below.

Register for Moms and children session

Register for Teens



"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. 

To register, call the library at 715-386-3101 or use the online registration button.

Register online

Saturday Mornings at the Library

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

April 4 @ 10:30 am: Flower Power. Stories and a spring planting activity get you started on your own flower garden. For all ages.

April 11 @ 10:30 am: Amelia Bedelia. An interactive visit with Amelia Bedelia. For all ages.

April 18 @ 10:30 am: Faerie Galene's Stories. Faerie Galene re-opens the door to Faerie life with stories and songs. For all ages.

April 25 @ 10:30 am: Recycled Craft. Help the planet with a fun recycled craft for Earth Day.

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.

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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.

Join us on the first Thursday of the month.

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!

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.

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.

April 15: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

May 20: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths





Rhyme Time Baby Story Time

Rhyme 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

Walkey 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

Wiggles 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, April 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.