Library newsThe Friends of the Hudson Library book sale continues through Saturday, Nov. 5 during regular library hours. The sale of used books is the Friends’ single biggest source of funds for the much needed financial support for the library.
Friends’ book sale
The Friends of the Hudson Library book sale continues through Saturday, Nov. 5 during regular library hours. The sale of used books is the Friends’ single biggest source of funds for the much needed financial support for the library. While there is an on-going sale of books in the library, the special sales held in the first floor lobby offer more books.
Donated artisan birdbath
The Friends of the Library have donated funds to purchase a hand-crafted copper birdbath to place among the plants in the library’s atrium. The birdbath was made by sculptural artist Duane Seward who lives in Canton, Minn.
Seward currently specializes in creating copper items. In addition to birdbaths, he also makes other garden items such as copper animal lawn ornaments, bird houses and in the past year chairs, benches and arbors. His artwork for indoors includes umbrella stands, vases, bowls and other vessels.
Using mostly recycled scrap copper, Steward uses a variety of finishes on his pieces creating many textures and patterns. The birdbath in the library is a good example with its bright bowl with a protective finish and the oxidized mushrooms which will have richer colors with age.
Friends meet at North Hudson Town Hall
The Nov. 10 meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held at the North Hudson Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. The town hall is located at 400 Seventh Street North, in the Village of North Hudson. The meeting is open to the public.
Teen Book Club and Movie
The next Teen Book Club meeting on Thursday, Dec 1, 4-6 p.m. will feature both a book discussion and a film presentation of “I Am Number Four.” The book’s author is listed as Pittacus Lore, one of ten Elders from the planet Lorien, three hundred million miles away.
A limited number of reading copies will be available to be checked out. They may be picked up at the information desk near the children’s library.
The film based upon the novel is rated as PG13. Free popcorn and a beverage will be served at the viewing. This special book club event is free and open to ages 13-18. It’s requested that those attending should have read the novel prior to meeting.
Teen Tech Tutors
The Teen Tech Tutors (T3) are back. Our tech-savvy teen volunteers once again offer to help patrons learn how to use computers and modern electronic devices. The teens will be available to assist patrons during their volunteer shifts at the library. The times, mostly afternoons after school and in the evenings, will be posted at the help table across from circulation desk.
Preschool story Times
--Rhyme Time Baby Story Time is for ages new born to talking. Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of stories, puppets, poems, finger plays, and action activities. Programs are held every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
--Walkey-Talkey Story Time is for children talking to age 3. Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for 25 minutes of stories, songs, poems, puppets, and activities. Programs are held every Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.
--Wiggles and Giggles Story Time is for children ages 3-5. Books, puppets, songs, poems, flannel board stories, crafts, and action activities help to ready your child for a future of reading. Programs are held on Tuesday nights from 7-7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
On-going monthly programs and meetings
--Library Board meeting, Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., 219 meeting room.
--Friends of the Library meeting, Thursday, Nov.10, 6:30 p.m., North Hudson Town Hall.
---Page Turners Book Club, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., "Sarah’s Key,” by Tatiana de Rosnay.
--Library Book Club, Wednesday, Nov.16, 10:30 a.m., “My Name Is Asher Lev,” by Chaim
--Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2 & 6:30 p.m., “Jar City,” by Arnaldur
--Teen Book Club, Thursday, Dec.1, 4-6 p.m., “I Am Number Four,” by Pittacus Lore, special book club discussion and film presentation.
More detailed information about programs, events and meetings can be found on the library website: www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org