700 First Street
Hudson, WI 54016
Events & Programs
"Journey Into Genealogy" Library Program
The Hudson Area Library (in celebration with Hudson’s Annual Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day) will be hosting a free workshop on exploring genealogy. Presented by Helen Stoltz-Wood; author of “from Denmark to Wisconsin One Family—Two Ships, 1641-2011” (recipient of the 2012, Genealogy—Family Book Award of Merit.)
The fundamentals of starting a family research project will be covered, including: where to look for information using print and online resources, as well as, how to organize census information and vital records.
A JOURNEY INTO GENEALOGY will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 - 11:30 am. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Area Joint Library and the St. Croix County Historical Society.
If you would like to participate, please pre-register by phone (715-386-3101) or visit the Library’s help desk to sign-up; this workshop is limited to the first 40 people that register.
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!
June 20: Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
July 18: Gone girl : a novel by Gillian Flynn
August 15: The light between oceans : a novel by M. L. Stedman
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.
June 19 - Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
July 17 - Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes
The book club welcomes new members to its meetings. For more information call the library (extension 105) and speak with the Director, Linda Donaldson.
Mystery Book Club
The Mystery Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.
June 19 - Talking To The Dead by Harry Bingham
July 17 - A Question Of Identity by Susan Hill
August 21 - Vengeance by Benjamin Black
September 18 - And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
October 16 - Before The Poison by Peter Robinson
November 20 - Death At La Fenice by Donna Leon
For further information contact Library Assistant Joan Bushman, 715-386-3101.
Preteen Book Club
Look for a new Preteen Book Club (ages 10-12) beginning this summer.
Teen Book Club
The teen book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4-5 pm. Copies of the books will be loaned from the library so club members will need valid library cards.
May 23: The Drowned Cities by Paola Bacigalupi
Rhyme Time Baby Story Time
Rhyme 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 will be held every Wednesday at 10:15 am. The next session begins June 19.
Walkey Talkey Story Time
Walkey Talkey Story Timeis 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 next session begins June 18.
Wiggles and Giggles Story Time
Wiggles 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 from 7:00-7:30 pm and Thursdays at 10:15 am and 1:00 pm. The next session begins June 18.
Hudson History Room
The History Room is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm by Nancy Hawkinson, an Historical Society volunteer. Patrons who would like assistance in the History Room are advised to come when Nancy is there.
The room is available to patrons during regular library hours. However, it is locked when it’s not staffed. Patrons who wish to use the room when it’s not staffed may sign-in with a valid ID at an information desk on the second floor.
Library Board Meetings
The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21 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. More information may be found on the Library Board page.