Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Santa's Visit To The Library

Santa visits the library



Santa will visit the library on December 18 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Pictures are allowed so bring your cameras.




Job Search Assistance

Workforce ResourceThe Library and the St. Croix Valley Job Center (SCVJC) are continuing to team up to help job seekers find that next job or provide funds to gain additional skillsneeded to fill the needs of today's employers. SCVJC provides assistance in:

  • Career Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Navigating the Internet for Jobs
  • Guidance for completing online applications

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library, Room 106

Tuesday, January 6, 1-3 pm
Thursday, January 15, 10-noon
Tuesday, January 27, 2-4 pm 

Other assistance includes applying for SSI (Social Security Income), training and education, heating assistance, planning a career, etc.

Contact the library to make an appointment at 715-386-3101 ext. 102. 

Walk-ins are also welcome.

For immediate assistance, visit the St. Croix Valley Job Center at 387 Arrow Court, Suite 205 in River Falls or call 715-426-0388.

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

Visit Barbara on Facebook at

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

Thursdays: December 18 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Saturdays: December 27 from 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Anne Shirley is back!

Anne of Green Gables Fan Club for grades 4-8From the librarians that brought you the Anne of Green Gables Summer Book Club comes a brand-new club never before seen at the Hudson Public Library:

The Anne of Green Gables Fan Club 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. Next meeting is February 5 from 4:15-5:15 (no meeting in January).

Sign-up at the children’s information desk.

Check us out on Facebook:

See you there! :)

PDF flyer


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!

WonderDecember 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.





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



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.  

Fleet Street MurdersDecember 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

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. 


If I StayDecember 18: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

January 15: Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

February 19:  Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

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, December 17: film based on the novel “The Giver,”  by Lois Lowry

Wednesday, January 21: film based on the novel “If I Stay,” by Gayle Forman

Wednesday, February 18: DCU film about a flying rodent/man & an assault on an asylum

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 next session begins February 4.   

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 next session begins February 3.

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, January 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.