Top 5 Fad Diets: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many people hoping to lose weight are lured into trying fad diets marketed by the weight loss industry. However, many of these diets are often untested and may cause more harm than good.  On Thursday, October 3rd, 6:00-7:00pm, UW-Madison will join us for a discussion about current weight loss trends.  We will discuss fad diets… Read more »

Michael Perry is Coming to Hudson

Population 485 at the Phipps. After a 12-year absence, a prodigal son returns to his hometown. Joining the volunteer fire department leads him on a journey into the shared lives of his neighbors. Based on the New York Times bestseller, it captures the comic and sometimes heartbreaking true stories of New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485.… Read more »

Children’s Area Revitalization

Patrons may have noticed that our children’s area has been “under construction” for a few months and may be wondering why! The Friends of the Library and local businesses provided us with grants to overhaul our children’s area to better meet the needs of patrons. The grants allowed us to replenish all of our children’s… Read more »

Summer Fun Programs in August

We’ve rallied hundreds of young readers into the library’s summer reading program, and now it’s time to celebrate. In partnership with the city police department, the library is joining the National Night Out event and featuring Fantasy Corral, a traveling petting zoo featuring baby animals. The petting zoo is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday,… Read more »


From July 16-21 Hudson will be celebrating its annual RiverFest with a wide range of activities. The community is coming together for the theme of “RiverFest – A Party with a Purpose.” This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to learn more about our natural landscape. Here at the library we’re excited to… Read more »

Library Summer Camps

Summer Reading at the library has officially started! Blast off into space, learn about writing, travel back to the early days of Wisconsin, and experience the wizarding world of Harry Potter! We have something for everyone so come on down to the library for an unforgettable summer. All of our Summer Camps are full, but you… Read more »

Summer Reading Tuesday Programs

Our summer reading program has an exciting array of activities. Alongside blasting off into reading, you can also come to the library every Tuesday to enjoy lots of fun entertainment. Our schedule includes magicians, ventriloquists, music and more!                                                     June 18, 1pm  Isaiah the Magician: Join us for an interactive comedy magic show. Everyone is… Read more »


Alexander Hamilton has leapt off the ten-dollar bill in a big way.  The Broadway musical is a runaway hit, spawning a bestselling soundtrack, spin-off books, clothing and a renewed interest in one of America’s most fascinating Founding Fathers. We’re bringing the craze to Hudson with “Hamil-Con” on Saturday, June 15, in a celebration of both… Read more »

Last After Hours Tween & Teen Night

For our last After-Hours Teen and Tween night, the library will turn into a spine-tingling space where youth will be transported to a world of mystery and intrigue. Mentalist and magician Robert Halbrook will be presenting a program of “Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue” on Friday, May 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.… Read more »

Happy Hour With Authors: Nickolas Butler

At the Hudson Area Public Library, we like to try new things. On Friday, May 3 we’re launching our first ever Happy Hour With Authors event featuring author Nickolas Butler. The library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday. We’ll re-open right away for adults only. Butler fans can have some social time, enjoy some appetizers… Read more »