Library newsThe library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. On Saturday, May 26, the library will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on and Tuesday, May 29, 1-8 p.m.;
Special library hours
The library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. On Saturday, May 26, the library will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on and Tuesday, May 29, 1-8 p.m.; the library’s regular hours.
On Wednesday, May 30, the library will open at 3 p.m. This late opening is due to an Indianhead Federated Library System computer system software upgrade, during which the library’s computers will be shut down.
Workshop on Deer Resistant Plants
The Friends of the Hudson Library welcome Starla Enger, co-owner of My Sister's Garden. She will speak on plants deer generally avoid. The workshop held at the library on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but limited to 50 people. To reserve a seat, call the library (715-386-3101) or stop at the circulation desk.
MORE online research options
Just in case you are looking for Bildungsromas or Regency fiction, there is now an option to browse by these genres in the MORE Online Catalog (http://www.more.lib.wi.us.) On the left section of the catalog page under “Books, Music, and More,” “genre” is listed as one of the seven ways to search for library materials. (In library lingo, a genre is a kind or type of material characterized by a specific form, style or content, such as science fiction or mysteries.)
Clicking on the genre link brings up a page titled “Genre Search,” which gives the option of typing in a genre or clicking on “Browse by Genre.” Browsing links to a page with a list of the most-used genres in the MORE catalog, along with a smattering of other useful ones. Of the 56 genres listed, there are books and several different material formats such as: films, television programs, audio books, video recordings for the hearing impaired, and toy and movable books.
Once a genre is selected, the resulting list can be narrowed or re-sorted by typing in a specific subset. For example, clicking on “Coming-of-Age Stories (Bildungsromas)” brings up a page with 41 titles listed alphabetically. There is a space above the list to type in something more specific after “Bildungsromas” such as “American.” That will bring up a list which includes the subsets: “Canadian,” “Juvenile Fiction,” and “Juvenile Sound Recordings.”
Choosing the genre “Regency Fiction” will lead to fiction written during the Regency era typically set in Regency England, between 1811 and 1820, an era noted for its elegance and achievements in the fine arts and architecture. Two of the best know authors of the era are
Jane Austin and Sir Walter Scott. Regency fiction also includes fiction which was written later but set in the Regency era.
Two subsets of Regency fiction are military fiction by such authors as Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell, and C.S. Forester, and detective mysteries set in the era.
The biggest subsets of the genre is Regency romances which is sometimes broken into into "Traditional Regency Romance,” (also known as “Traditional Regency," or "Trad") and "Regency Historical.”
Speaking of romance, besides the general genre there are two other romance fiction genres listed: “Paranormal Romance Stories,” and “Romantic Suspense Fiction,” not to be confused with “Love Stories” and “Romantic Comedy Films.”
Teen and preteen Summer Reading Program
Registration for “Own the Night,” the 2012 Summer Reading Program, for teens (13-18) and preteens (10-12) begins on Saturday, June 9, the day after the last day of school. This reading incentive program, Rewards for Reading, will run through Aug. 31. It’s free and open to area preteens and teens. More information will be posted on the library’s website: http://www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org/ and on the library’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HudsonAreaLibrary.
“Dream Big—Read!” children’s Summer Reading program
The theme for the 2012 children’s Summer Reading Program is; “Dream Big--Read!” It’s for children nine and younger. There will be special programs on Tuesday afternoons as well as reading incentives, and other activities. Look for more information on the library’s website, Facebook page and library posters and handouts.
Summer Book Clubs for youth
Plans are in the works for several book clubs for school-age youth. The teen book club will continue to meet monthly on the fourth Thursday, if there is continuing interest and participation.
A preteen book club is being planned for August. This will be led by a member of the Teen Advisory Board, (TAB) and will focus on one book.
Another TAB member will lead a boy’s book club tentatively scheduled to start after July 4. The theme has not yet been chosen and suggestions are welcomed from boys in about third-fifth grade.
A book club for third- and fourth-graders will be held on Mondays at 12:45 p.m. and for fifth- and sixth-graders on Mondays at 2 p.m. These two book clubs will be held from June 18 through Aug.13.
Preschool Story Times
The summer session of preschool story times will start on June 11. In the meantime, Miss Mary is planning this year’s Summer Reading program and visiting area schools to promote the program and all the other exciting summer events.
On-going monthly programs and meetings:
--Teen Book Club Meeting: Thursday, May 24, (today) 4-5 p.m., “The Scorpio Races,” by Maggie Stiefvater.
--Preteen Book Club Meeting: Thursday, May 24, 5-7:30 p.m., special film presentation and brief discussion of the books “World Above,” and “The Storyteller’s Daughter,” by Cameron Dokey.
--Page Turners Book Club, Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., “One for the Money,” by Janet Evanovich.
--Bookmarks Book Club, Wednesday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., “Red Earth, White Earth,” by Will Weaver.
--Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, June 20, 1 & 6:30 p.m., “Murder in the Bastille,” by Cara Black.
More detailed information about programs, events and meetings can be found on the library website: http://www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org.