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Hudson Library Notes: Winter break fun at the library

We hope you can spend some time with us here at the library over winter break. Here's a rundown of some of the things we have going on.

1-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 26-29: Legos at the Library. Come to the library during Christmas break and build with Legos. For kids grades K-6. In the children's department.

Dec. 27-29, all day. Harry Potter Escape Room. Take a trip to the world famous school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You and some friends have been given detention by Professor Snape. It's rumored the last student in Snape's detention - a boy from Hufflepuff - was lost and never seen again. You must escape so the same fate does not befall you. You and your friends have 45 minutes to solve all the puzzles and escape from detention!

You don't need to be a Potter fan to participate. Wizards will surely enjoy this immersive experience. This is an all ages, whole community event. Please register at the youth services desk.

4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28: Winter Break Movie Matinee. Come join us for the holiday classic, "Elf"(PG). A make-and take Christmas craft begins at 1 p.m. We'll be having snacks as well! Everyone is invited to attend. Bring the whole family!

For more information about these and other programs, please visit www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org or call us at 715-386-3101.

Upcoming events

American Girl Doll Club, Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m. We'll have a cooking program with food from three of the dolls' stories. Half the class will meet on the 4th, the other half on the 6th. Class is full but you can get on the waiting list.

Tween STEAM - Christmas Cooking Around the World, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon. We'll make and sample traditional Christmas favorites from around the world: Flotegrot from Norway, Ring Cookies from Mexico, and Spiced Hot Chocolate from Peru. Register online or at the front desk.

Santa at the Library, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-2:45 p.m. Join us for Santa mingling, photos, crafts, cookies and carols. We'll be celebrating throughout the library. This is a whole family event!

Cheers Pablo at the Library, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Kids 10-14 can paint a high-quality 8x10 canvas with assistance from a professional artist. This class is full but you can still get on the waiting list.

Make a Gingerbread House, Wednesday, Dec. 12, all day while supplies last. For all ages. In the library lobby.

National Cocoa Day, Thursday, Dec. 13, 3-5 p.m. Enjoy free cocoa in the lobby.

Preschool Craft Morning, Friday, Dec. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Come for a make-and-take craft program! Ages 3-5. Parents will need to assist.

Teen Advisory Board T.A.B., Friday, Dec. 14, 4-5 p.m. New members welcome! Grades 6-12.

Toddler Time, Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.

Babies & Books, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15 a.m.

Stories for All (0-5), Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Book Club, Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. We'll be reading "The Miserable Mill," by Lemony Snicket. Register and get a copy of the book at the youth services desk.

iLABS: Open during regular library hours.

Tech Help: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4-5 p.m.

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