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January 2018

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Health Fair at the Library

We’ve got an amazing event planned for Saturday, January 13th! Stop by the Hudson Area Public Library anytime between 10:30 am-1:30 pm and meet local business own-ers and wellness providers from the community. Get to know what types of amazing, unique services are being offered locally! There will be activities for the whole family, giveaways, free samples, and a prize drawing. This special day is meant to bring together the community and showcase healthy living in all its forms. Save the date and don’t miss the Health Fair at the Library!

Winter Reading Program

A good book, a cup of cocoa and a comfy chair—winter is for reading! The library’s winter reading program kicks off January 3rd and runs through March 3rd. Visit our website to register and check-out the reading challenges you’ll be able to complete to earn entries for prizes. Registration at the circulation desk and paper logs will also be available to log your reading time if you prefer to go the old-school route. Prizes include gift cards from our local Hudson businesses and some wonderful, winter-themed gift baskets. Anyone ages 13 and up is invited to participate. Don’t miss out!

SCORE - Small Business Mentoring

At the Hudson Area Public Library, we strive to offer support to our community members and neighbors in all sorts of areas. This month we’re focused on serving those who are interested in starting a small business. Thanks to the generous sup-port of our Hudson Area Library Foundation, we’ve scheduled a 5-part series on starting a small business presented by SCORE. SCORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground through education and men-torship, and you’re invited to attend their series at the library - for free! You will learn how to: define and evaluate your business idea, develop a marketing strategy, understand business financials, identify the best ways to fund your startup, get useful and helpful mentoring sessions, and connect with other entrepreneurs. Join us in room 219 every Thursday January 18-February 15 from 6-8 pm. Please visit score.org to learn more about our presenters.

New Fiction in January

City of Endless Night by Preston & Child

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

The Patriot by James Patterson

The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry

The Grave’s a Fine Quiet Place by Alan Bradley

Murder, Interrupted by James Patterson

Hell Bent by Gregg Hurwitz

Unbound by Stuart Woods

The Getaway by Nora Roberts

The Take by Christopher Reich

The Wife by Alafair Burke

Sisters Like Us by Susan Mallery

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

The Gatekeeper by Charles Todd

Spring Forward by Catherine Anderson

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Still Me by Jojo Moyes 

February 2018

Off the shelf newsletter

 

 

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Week

At the Hudson Area Public Library, we’re celebrating the birthday of one of America’s most cherished authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder, who would’ve turned 151 years old on February 7th. Her enduring series of Little House books continue to stir the imagination of generations of readers. We’re honoring this Wisconsin-born writer with a series of events emphasizing authenticity. Events featured include a Laura cook-a-thon, Laura inspired crafts, a story time, book club and a special presentation entitled “Everything Laura Ingalls Wilder Left Out of Her Novels.”

All the program details can be found on our website.

Engineering Design Challenge

On Saturdays, February 10th through March 3rd, the library is hosting an Engineering Design Challenge program for kids in grades 6-8. This special class is being offered by Christopher Mick from Space St. Croix with an Out of School Learning grant from the NASA Glenn Research Center. Using the engineering design process, students will design, build, and improve a stand-alone solar powered pumping system. Investigations will include building a solar-powered oven to learn about reflecting solar energy to heat up a tasty treat, learning how light intensity changes as you move away from the source and how lenses can be used to manipulate light.

Call in or stop by the front desk to register. 

Winter Reading

A good book, a cup of cocoa and a comfy chair - winter is for reading! The library’s winter reading program had its kick-off on January 3rd, but it’s not too late to join. Visit our website to register and check-out the reading challenges you’ll be able to complete to earn entries for prizes. Registration at the circulation desk and paper reading logs will also be available to log your reading time if you prefer to go the old-school route. Prizes include gift cards from several of our local Hudson businesses and some wonderful, winter-themed gift baskets. Anyone ages 13 and up is invited to join us. Don’t miss out on this winter fun!

New Fiction in February

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Fifty Fifty by James Patterson
Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
Poison by John Lescroart
Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
The Deceivers by Alex Berenson
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Sunburn by Laura Lippman
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra

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