May 2017

Off the shelf newsletter




1000 Books before Kindergarten

You’re invited to participate! Read a book—any book—to your newborn, infant or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before Kindergarten and yes, you can repeat books! Don’t be intimidated; remember that one book a night is 365 books in one year, 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.

Stop by the Library and we can help you track your progress—online or on paper—and we will provide rewards along the way. For more info. visit our website, Read and reap the benefits!

Pride and Prejudice

We love Jane Austen at the Hudson Library! One of her most beloved books, Pride and Prejudice, has been re-told by a rising star in the literary world in a new, modern interpretation. We selected it for discussion during May’s Novel Bunch book club on Thursday May 11; join us for Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. 

For contrast, we decided to show the film based on the traditional version of Pride and Prejudice on May 27. Join us for both events so you can enjoy and compare the traditional VS the modern version of one of the best classics of all time!

Summer Reading 2017

It’s almost summer—and almost time for our summer reading program! We will offer reading challenges from June 3-August 5th, and special events all summer. This year’s theme is Build a Better World, and we hope children of all ages, tweens, teens, and adults will participate in this summer’s programming. 

If you’re interested in our summer events, connect with us!  Subscribe to our event listings on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, chat with us on Twitter and Goodreads, and don’t forget our website calendar:

New Fiction in May

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
No Middle Name (Jack Reacher short story collection) by Lee Child
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Marathon (Stride #8) by Brian Freeman
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson
Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow
Nighthawk by Clive Cussler
Against All Odds by Danielle Steel
Exit Strategy by Steve Hamilton
The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
The Thirst by Jo Nesbø
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
Price of Duty by Dale Brown
Enemy of the Good by Matthew Palmer

June 2017

Off the shelf newsletter



Summer Reading 2017!

 Saturday June 3rd is the kickoff date for our Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World. Stop by and participate in our first summer event, Camping 101, and while you’re here make sure you register for the Reading Program! We’re offering reading challenges and incentives for all ages June 3-August 5th, and we’re happy to offer online registration for the first time. You can register, track your reading progress, and complete challenges online. Kids can even design their own online avatar as part of the online options!

Make the Library your destination this summer; we are offering special events June-August every Tuesday from 1-2 pm that are family friendly and perfect for all ages.

Lawn Games

 Check out lawn games at the Library this summer! 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!

Nickolas Butler

 Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler is coming to the Hudson Library! We are so excited to host him on June 1st and hear about his newest novel, The Hearts of Men. He will read some excerpts from his book, touch on the writing process, answer questions from the audience, and sign books for interested patrons.

Nickolas Butler is an award winning Wisconsin author whose first novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, quickly made the New York Times’ bestseller list. He followed that novel with a collection of short stories called Beneath the Bonfire. Check out his website:, and find him on Goodreads!

New Fiction in June

Camino Island by John Grisham
The Ultimatum by Karen Robards
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
Use of Force by Brad Thor
The Switch by Joseph Finder
Point of Contact by Tom Clancy and Mike Maden
Race Against Time by Sharon Sala
The Child by Fiona Barton
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
The Force by Don Winslow
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
The Duchess by Danielle Steel
The Black Elfstone by Terry Brooks
Dunstan by Conn Iggulden
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Love Story by Karen Kingsbury
Long Summer Days by Nora Roberts 


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