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 »

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 »