Newsletter

November 2017

Off the shelf newsletter

 

 

 

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an annual creative writing project. Participants are challenged to write 50,000 words during the month of November. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to encourage creativity, get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process.

The Hudson Library is registered as a Come Write In location; let us be your host as you work on your novel this November.  Join us on Wednesdays: November 1: 3:00-6:00 pm, November 15 and November 29: 4:00-7:00 pm upstairs in Room 219. Visit NaNoWriMo’s website (www.nanowrimo.org) to learn more.

Author Visit: Anthony Wedgeworth

Anthony Wedgeworth grew up with severe learning disabilities until he was diagnosed with dyslexia later in life. He coped by getting involved with sports, choir, art, dance & theater. After experiencing numerous successes in the business world, he picked up his pen and began his writing career as an author of epic fantasy adventures.

Anthony's books are based on his experiences playing Dungeons & Dragons, and his love for the Lord of the Rings, Dark Crystal, and Star Wars. He has created a realm with all new species, races, history and landscapes. Don't miss the chance to meet Anthony Wedgeworth on Friday November 10 from 3:15-5:00 pm and learn about his series!

iLabs

Have you visited our new iLABS yet? Located downstairs next to the Computer Lab, you will find iLABS for all ages—a 3-D printer, new computers and tablets with  amazing software for audio/visual/graphic design creation, a digital converter for transferring your personal VHS movies to DVD, and more.

You’re invited to use the new equipment during Open Lab time: noon-7:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm Friday, and 11:00 am-2:00 pm on Saturdays. You can use your library card to check out equipment for use in the library: a Brother computerized sewing machine, Cricut machine, Canon camera and/or tripod, a drawing touch tablet & art pen, a Snowball microphone for recording vocals, podcasts & narration, and a photo studio kit with green, black & white backdrop screens, lightboxes & umbrella reflectors. Join us at the Library and put ideas into action!

New Fiction in November

The Midnight Line by Lee Child
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Artemis by Andy Weir
Hardcore Twenty Four by Janet Evanovich
End Game by David Baldacci
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans
In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone
Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler
The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason
Old Scores by Will Thomas
The People vs Alex Cross by James Patterson
The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith
Sleep Mo More by P.D. James
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
American Drifter by Heather Graham
The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren Estleman

December 2017

Off the shelf newsletter

 

 

 

January Preview

In 2018 we’re kicking off the new year by offering our third annual Winter Reading Program from January 3 through March 4. Teens and adults (13+), make sure you visit our website and register on January 3 to participate in the reading program: Winter is For Reading! Catch up on your reading and complete challenges to earn entries for fun prize drawings!

We’re also planning a Health Fair to start the new year off right! Stop by and enjoy activities, samples, games, and fun for all ages. Mark your calendars and join us on January 13th to explore the great health resources Hudson has to offer!

Meet local author Linda James

The Space in Between by Linda M. James is her debut self-published novel. It’s a coming-of-age tragedy set in the fictitious town of Springville, Minnesota in 1986.

Linda James lives in Hudson, Wisconsin with her husband and two dogs. She has a journalism background, having worked in the industry for several years. A love of words and a lifelong dream of writing a book sprang into reality with this story, The Space in Between. Come meet local author Linda James at the Hudson Area Public  Library on Saturday December 9, 10:30-11:30 am.

iLabs

Visit our new iLABS and you’ll find new computers and tablets with amazing software for audio/visual/graphic design creation, a digital converter for transferring your personal VHS movies to DVD, and more.

You’re invited to use the new equipment during Open Lab time or use your library card to check out equipment for use in the library: a Brother computerized sewing machine, Cricut machine, Canon camera and/or tripod, a drawing touch tablet & art pen, a Snowball microphone for recording vocals, podcasts & narration, and a photo studio kit with green, black & white backdrop screens, lightboxes & umbrella reflectors. Join us at the Library and put ideas into action!

New Fiction in December

Year One by Nora Roberts
The Wanted by Robert Crais
The Demon Crown by James Rollins
Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
A Distant Heart by Dev Sonali
Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
Death at Nuremberg by William Butterworth and W.E.B Griffin
Now That You Mention It by Kristin Higgins
The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons
Mississippi Roll by George R.R. Martin
Colorado Boulevard by Phoef Sutton
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
Unnatural Causes by Dawn Eastman
Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Art of Running In Heels by Rachel Gibson
A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds
Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden
The Last Man in Tehran by Mark Henshaw
Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak

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