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Community Scan Day
Do you have historic family photos, documents, letters, or other items that offer insight into the Hudson area’s past? Join in the Community Scan Day to preserve and contribute to local history. The Hudson Area Library, in partnership with the St. Croix County Historical Society, is hosting a Community Scan Day on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St.
Members of the public are invited to share their local history and help build a community digital photo collection. Volunteers will scan or photograph historic photos, slides, documents or objects (limit 10 to 20 items per person). Original items are returned along with CD of digitized copies for sharing or saving. The library and the historical society will keep a copy of the scans for their digital archives. The scans will be posted online where family, friends and the community can access them.
Items that reflect local history, people, places and events, in particular, photos of local scenes and buildings, past residents, social events, the Toll Bridge, the St. Croix River, Civil War, World War I, World War II, the North Hudson car shops and local railroads, the lumber industry, farming, churches, schools and businesses are requested.
This is a free event, however donations are appreciated. Items will be scanned on a drop-in basis; patrons may experience a wait during busy times. For more information, call the Hudson Area Library at (715) 386-3101.
Volunteers areneeded to help out. Contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 386-3101 ext. 108 if interested for more details.
Introducing Tech Tuesdays
Starting Sept. 25, the library will be holding bi-weekly technology workshops for patrons. Workshops will alternate times at 1 and 6:30 p.m. This fall, the first round of classes will focus on how to download library eBooks onto e-reading devices. Call the library at (715)386-3101 or visit the library to sign up for the following classes. Space is limited.
--Sept 25, 1 p.m. Downloading library books onto your Kindle. Please bring your Kindle, library card, Amazon username and password, and connecting cord if your Kindle does not connect to Wifi.
--Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Downloading library books onto your Nook. Please bring your Nook, library card, and connecting cord. If you have one, bring your Adobe username and password. If not, we will create an Adobe account for you during the workshop, as it is needed to download library books.
--Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Downloading library e-books with a Kindle Fire. Please bring your Kindle, Amazon username and password, and library card.
--Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. Downloading library e-books with an iPhone or iPad. Please bring your Apple device and library card.
Autism materials grant
The Hudson library, and several others in the system, received a grant to purchase more books and DVDs about autism. These include materials that might be useful for therapy (MeMoves, Floortime, and more) or for parents and others seeking more information. For a list of all the resources purchased with this grant and available on the MORE system, go to http://www.more.lib.wi.us/ and search for 2012 Autism Grant under the Quick List tab. You can request things from other libraries to be delivered to the Hudson library. Here’s a list of some of the new books at Hudson:
--“Seven Keys to Unlock Autism” by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs.
--“The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All it Can Be” by Martha Herbert, with Karen Weintraub.
--“The Child with Autism at Home & in the Community” by Kathy Labosh and LaNita Miller.
--“Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families” by Sandra L. Harris and Beth A. Glasberg.
--“The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention” by Robert W. Sears.
--“Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism” by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons.
--“A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism” by Kenneth J. Aitken.
--“The New Social Story Book: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, and their Peers” by Carol Gray.
Join local photography experts Michael Huber and Jeff Bucklew of the Western Wisconsin Photo Club at the library on Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for an introduction to taking photos with your SLR camera. Learn the basics of using the features on your camera and taking great photos. This program is for adults, and registration is limited. Call the library at (715) 386-3101 or visit us to sign up.
Countdown to Story Time
Baby Bear is still enjoying his summer vacation, but he’ll be back soon. Preschool and baby story times will resume Oct. 1st, with Walk-Talkey Story Time on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Rhyme Time Baby Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m., and Wiggles and Giggles Story Time on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. To find out the exact number of days, hours, and minutes until story time starts, visit the library’s home page (www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org) and check out the official countdown.
On-going monthly programs and meetings
--Teen Book Club: Thursday, Sept. 27, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth.
--Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., “Thirteen Hours” by
--Bookmarks Book Club, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m., “Choice of Social Animal by David Brooks or Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman.
--Page Turners Book Club, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., “The Paris Wife: A Novel” by