Events, Programs & Book Clubs

Workshop: Understanding the Design and Construction Process for a New Home, Addition or Remodeling

Jay CatesMichael HuberThinking about starting a building project but don't know how or where to begin? The Hudson Area Joint Library is offering a program that will help you better understand the decision making process when starting a new building project or remodeling an existing building.  This program is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 10th in Room 219. Limited seating is available so preregistration is required.  Please call the library at 715-38Register online6-3101 x102, visit the library to sign up, or use the registration button.

Local Architect Michael Huber and General Contractor Jay Cates will demystify the process of design and construction.  The program will walk through a typical project, explaining each step from initial idea to move in day. They will present an overview of evaluating site issues, project scope and budgeting. Other topics will include Code, City and Agency reviews, bidding, timelines and other available resources.

Planning and constructing a building project should be exciting and not stressful. Understanding the relationships and processes between the Homeowner, Architect and Contractor will help in creating a successful project!

Michael Huber work has been seen on HGTV.
Jay Cates builder of small and large project since 1970.

Job Search Help

Workforce ResourceJob search help from the St. Croix Valley Job Center

  • Career Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Navigating the Internet for Jobs
  • Heating Assistance

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library, Room 106

Thursday, December 4, 2-4 pm
Wednesday, December 17, 1-3 pm

Sessions are designed to help job seekers find that next job or provide funds to gain additional skills needed to fill the needs of today’s employers.

Contact the library to make an appointment at 715-386-3101 ext. 102. 

Walk-ins are welcome.

Anne Shirley is back!

Anne of Green Gables Fan Club for grades 4-8From the librarians that brought you the Anne of Green Gables Summer Book Club comes a brand-new club never before seen at the Hudson Public Library:

The Anne of Green Gables Fan Club 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. Next meeting is December 4 from 4:15-5:15.

Sign-up at the children’s information desk.

Check us out on Facebook:

See you there! :)

PDF flyer

Technology Hands-on 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 and sessions begin Thursday, October 23. Reservations are needed. Please sign up at the help desk or call the library.

Visit Barbara on Facebook at

Tuesdays: December 30 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursdays: December 4, 11, 18 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Saturdays: December 13, 27 from 11:00 - 1:00 pm

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!

WonderDecember 18: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

January 15: The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin

February 19: The miniaturist by Jessie Burton

March 19: The storied life of A. J. Fikry : a novel by Gabrielle Zevin

April 16: Unbroken : a World War II airman's story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

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.





December 17: Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain



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.  

Fleet Street MurdersDecember 17: Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch

January 21: River of Darkness by Rennie Airth

February 18: Book of Killowen by Erin Hart

March 18: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

April 15: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

May 20: The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Teen Choice Book Club (ages 13-18)

This school year’s Teen Book Club, for ages 13-16, meets the 3rd Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Most meetings are led by teens.

To join, call the library 386-3101 or sign-up at the library. (Membership is limited).

This teen program is free. Call to reserve one of the limited copies of the book. You will need to have a valid library card. 


If I StayDecember 18: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

January 15: Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

February 19:  Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

March 19: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

April 16: Messenger by Lois Lowry

May 21: Son by Lois Lowry

Rhyme Time Baby Story Time

storytimeRhyme 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 December 17.   

Walkey Talkey Story Time

storytimeWalkey 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 December 17.

Wiggles and Giggles Story Time

storytimeWiggles 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 and 1:00 pm. The current session runs until December 18.   

Library Board Meetings

  • Library Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is Tuesday, December 16 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.