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 »

NEA Big Read

The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one-book, one-community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book and related events. This year’s book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel is about actors trying to preserve art and culture after a… Read more »

Meditation & Mindfulness

Research shows that the practice of meditation and mindfulness reduces stress, relieves pain, helps mental health conditions and teaches people to live in and enjoy the moment. We’ll explore these concepts and put them into practice with a two-part workshop led by Chantal Doriott, a certified instructor. The first session is an introduction to the… Read more »

Book Clubs at the Library

Reading doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. You can enjoy the journey with other readers through a book club. At the Hudson Area Library, we have book clubs for readers of all ages and fans of all genres. Younger kids tend to love a series, so we often hold multiple sessions focusing on one… Read more »

Adult Story Time at Hop & Barrel

Why should kids have all the fun? Hudson Public Library is working in partnership with Hop & Barrel Brewing to host an adult story time on Thursday, February 21st from 7:00-8:00pm. The evening’s theme is “Hot Nights!” Librarians, brewers, and community members will read aloud various “Hot Nights” themed stories to an adult (ages 21+)… Read more »

Adulting for Teens at the Library

    Adulting: The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. We’re running a series for teens who are launching themselves toward independence. Register online or at the front desk. 2/27 (Wed) 6-7:30pm Session One: What’s in Your Wallet? Hopefully Money. Learn about… Read more »

Winter Reading Program – Cold Nights, Hot Reads

It’s a dark and stormy night. Not to mention cold. Survive and thrive during the season with great books and the library’s winter reading program running from January 3rd through February 28th. Just stop by the library and pick-up a winter reading bingo sheet. Complete book-related activities. Submit the sheet. Win prizes and wait for… Read more »

Hudson Family Health Festival

The new year is often a time of reflection and of course resolutions. We thought a great way to begin 2019 would be to host a health fair to educate and inform our community about all the great health and wellness resources and opportunities we have right here in Hudson. So we hope you will… Read more »

We’re Opening On Sundays!

Beginning January 6th, 2019, the library will be open from 12-4pm every Sunday through May 19th. There will be a hiatus for summer break and then we’ll open on Sundays again when school resumes. We’ll be celebrating with a Grand Opening party on Sunday, February 3rd at 1pm. There will be refreshments and a performance… Read more »

Upcoming Holiday Programs for Kids and Families

Santa at the Library With a Full Red Bag! Santa is joining us for a holiday party – and he’s bringing bags full of books for kids on the nice list. Join us Saturday, December 8 from 1-2:45 pm for Santa mingling, photos, cookies, crafts and carols. We’ll be celebrating throughout the library. This is… Read more »