Come to the library 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 to celebrate all things Dav Pilkey! Pilkey is author of several fabulously popular children's book series including Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Ricky Ricotta and The Dumb Bunnies, and the recipient of numerous children's literature awards. He is well known for his hilarious, comic illustration style and irreverent humor. At the party we'll have special games, crafts, treats and activities all related to Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
Beginning Jan. 6, 2019, the library will be open from 12-4 p.m. every Sunday, through May 19. There will be a hiatus for summer break and then we'll open on Sundays again when school resumes. We'll be celebrating with a Grand Opening party on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. There will be refreshments and a performance by the Schiffelly Puppets. The Schiffelly Puppets is an all-ages show with comedy, original puppet characters, and life lessons mixed with classic fairy tales. It's an action-packed entertainment extravaganza! We'll also be holding a prize drawing for baskets full of books.
Come to the library 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 19, to meet Jacqueline West, author of the bestselling middle-grade "Elsewhere" series. Her new novel "The Collectors," has been called "a brilliant fantasy adventure." West is also the author of the YA novel "Dreamers Often Lie," and the NYT-bestselling MG series "The Books of Elsewhere." Her debut, "The Shadows" (The Books of Elsewhere, Volume One), garnered multiple starred reviews and state award nominations, was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and received the 2010 CYBILS award for fantasy/science fiction.
It's a dark and stormy night. Not to mention cold. Survive and thrive during the season with great books and the library's winter reading program running from Jan. 3 through Feb. 28. Just stop by the library and pick-up a winter reading bingo sheet. Complete book-related activities. Submit the sheet. Win prizes and wait for spring. It's that easy. We're hosting several events to help you survive and thrive during our coldest Wisconsin winter months.
The new year is often a time of reflection and of course resolutions. We thought a great way to begin 2019 would be to host a health fair to educate and inform our community about all the great health and wellness resources and opportunities we have right here in Hudson. So we hope you will join us at the library 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 as we present the Hudson Family Health Festival.
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.
Santa at the library with a full red bag! Santa is joining us for a holiday, party — and he's bringing bags full of books for kids on the nice list. Join us Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1-2:45 p.m. for Santa mingling, photos, cookies, crafts and carols. We'll be celebrating throughout the library. This is a whole family event! Tweens can join us Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon for a Christmas Cooking Around the World program.
At the Hudson Area Public Library, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community members, business owners and patrons in the neighborhood of St. Croix County. We appreciate everything you do to support us — the people who volunteer here, who visit us, who donate prizes for programs, who lead a program, or donate to our annual campaign fund. We want to be the community's gathering place, a refuge and a resource for those seeking lifelong learning.
It took us awhile, but your library has finally hopped on the Black Friday bandwagon. The Hudson Area Public Library will add to the shopping madness with an event that won't cost you a dime. On Thanksgiving week, Monday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 24, we'll bundle up batches of great kids books and put them in three baskets - one for young readers, one for tweens and one for teens. No need to break down the door. Just submit your name in the raffle during those four days and we'll notify the winners on Monday, Nov. 26.
If you find yourself in love with donuts, candy, soda and even bread, you're not alone. Adult sugar consumption jumped 30 percent from 1977 to 2010, according to Science Daily. There's no denying sugar makes delicious treats. For decades, health professionals decried fat as the major wellness-buster. Research is turning that belief upside down. Now experts say healthy fats are good for the body while sugar, which is often added to low-fat foods, causes inflammation. And inflammation leads to chronic illnesses. At the Hudson Area Library on Thursday, Nov.