Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal

Antiques appraisalThere will be an antiques and collectibles appraisal with Mark Moran, author and antiques expert, on Friday, May 1 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and cost per item is $15.00 payable at sign-up by cash or check. Make check payable to: Friends of the Hudson Library. The $15 fee is non-refundable. SIGN-UP AT THE HELP DESK TODAY! Spectators are welcome to watch. Advertisement (PDF). List of included and excluded items (PDF).

For house calls contact Mark Moran at 715-281-5060 or Visit his website at


Retirement Celebration

Linda Donaldson retirement



Our Library Director Linda Donaldson is retiring! Join us in celebrating her 12 years of service at the Hudson Library. The open house celebration will be held in the second floor atrium at the library from 12 noon - 3 p.m on Saturday, May 16. Program is at 1 p.m.



Drop In / DIY Workshops for Teens

drop in workshops for teens


No registration required. Spaces guaranteed to the first 15 teens or as long as supplies last. Held in the YA Area.

Wednesday, May 6 @ 4:00: Newspaper gift bags
Tuesday, May 12 @ 5:00: Tattoo a banana
Thurday, May 14 @ 5:00: Button bracelets
Friday, May 22 @ 4:00: Sharpie tie dyed bookmarks  



Saturday Mornings at the Library

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

May 2 @ 10:30 am: Past, Present and Future of Space. Visit the library for a mini exhibit on space and stay for a presentation about a Day in the Life of an Astronaut. Family friendly and questions are encouraged.

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, 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!

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.


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.


May 20: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths






Teen Book Club

Upcoming Book Club: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Led by teen volunteers. Come and enjoy snacks, beverages, meeting new friends, fun activities, and transporting yourself into a mortal world!!! Sign up at the Youth Information Desk or use the button below. PDF flyer

Saturday, April 11: 10:30 to 11:30 am (pick up copy at first meeting)

Saturday, April 18: 10:30 to 11:30 am (discuss chapters 1-6)

Saturday, April 25: 10:30 to 11:30 am (discuss chapters 7-12)

Saturday, May 2: No meeting

Saturday, May 9: 10:30 to 11:30 am (discuss chapters 13-20)

Saturday, May 16: 10:30 to 11:30 am discuss chapter 21 and epilogue)

Saturday, May 23: 10:30 to 12:40 pm - Movie Showing

Signup for book club

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, May 19 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.