August 2017

Off the shelf newsletter



Fiber Arts

We’re offering a series of crafts and classes for fiber-lovers! In August, attend our Learn to Knit program. Beginners are invited to attend and learn from an expert! In September, look for a needle-felting craft and enjoy Spin in Public Day—there will be a variety of spinners in the Library Lobby with their spinning wheels. Each month we offer Stitch Night, a program where community members bring their knitting, crocheting, etc., and participants enjoy relaxed conversation and refreshments while they work. Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy fiber arts this fall!

Lawn Games

Check out lawn games at the Library! We have 16 lawn games available for you to choose from. These games are perfect for the whole family and you can play them at the beach, Lakefront Park, your backyard, or your living room! Come browse the collection—you’ll find giant tic-tac-toe, horseshoes, throwing games, bocce ball, and more. Check them out for a week with your Library card!


This September, we’re launching our iLABS at the Hudson Library. An iLAB is a makerspace—it’s a place for people to come and create, make, tinker, try, develop, share resources and knowledge, and to collaborate. It’s an informal learning space where ideas can become reality, innovation happens, and the entrepreneurial spirits soar.  Users can explore audio/visual/graphic design creation, photo and video equipment, a writers’ station, crafting labs—and more. Some of the offerings will include a 3-D printer, new Mac and Dell computers with a variety of software, a photography kit with a green screen, a computerized sewing machine—and much more. The iLABS will be offered on the main floor of the Library, in a room next to the public computers, and there will be a schedule posted of the specific monthly offerings. Join us at the Library and put ideas into action!

New Fiction in August

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
The Store by Richard DiLallo and James Patterson
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
Glass Houses by Louise Penny
Barely Legal by Parnell Hall and Stuart Woods
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
You Say It First by Susan Mallery
Before Evil by Alex Kava
The Saboteur by Andrew Cross
Need to Know by Fern Michaels
The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
The Right Time by Danielle Steel
Exposed by Lisa Scottoline
Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson
Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger
Charlatans by Robin Cook


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