This fall the library is so excited to return to indoor, in-person programming! We’re bringing back old standbys and adding in some new.
All our storytime sessions will be back including PJ Storytime and Adult Storytime on Thursday evenings. STEM program opportunities include hands-on Science Guy Tuesdays and Girls Who Code, both scheduled to begin in September. Genealogy is back as well with Lois Abromitis Mackin and a series of Genealogy 101 classes set to start Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 pm. We’ve made the switch from mornings to evenings, hoping that more patrons will be able to participate in this fascinating and popular program. Adult crafting class will change from Saturday afternoons to Tuesday evenings; Just Craftin’ Around will kick off with a Pom-Pom Wreath class Tuesday, September 7 at 6:30. And for all the kids who loved just kicking back and hanging out with a furry companion, Marley has returned as well for Read With Marley, every other Saturday beginning August 14.
The library also has some very exciting news – NASA has selected the library to be a “host site” for a James Webb Space Telescope launch event! By becoming a “host site,” the Library will receive up to 200 James Webb Telescope folders, pins, stickers, posters, and lithographs to help promote science education in the greater Hudson community. The new telescope, whose launch date is yet to be determined, will be the “largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space” and will be the “premier observatory of the next decade” according to the Space Telescope Science Institute. Chris Mick will be holding programs about the telescope and the launch throughout the day on Friday, November 19. We hope you can join us for this very exciting and history making occasion! In conjunction with the launch program, the library is also hosting popular local astronomer Mike Lynch for a Star Watch evening on Friday, November 12th.
Several whole community events are on the calendar including a Trick or Treat Trail on October 30th, visits from both the Carpenter Nature Center and Willow River State Park, paranormal author and lecturer Chad Lewis on November 2nd, and a Community Christmas Party with a visit from Santa Claus on December 11th.