We are excited to host award-winning mystery writer David Housewright on Thursday, May 23. He will discuss his new novel "Dead Man's Mistress," the 16th installment in the Rushmore McKenzie series. Housewright, a member of the illustrious "Minnesota Writers on the Map," has 23 novels under his belt.
For our last After-Hours Teen and Tween night, the library will turn into a spine-tingling space where youth will be transported to a world of mystery and intrigue. Mentalist and magician Robert Halbrook will present a program of "Dark Tales of Mystery and Intrigue" on Friday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m.
Even if you haven't seen "Star Wars," you know it. You know "May the Force be with you." You know Yoda. And you probably know Darth Vader is Luke's father. (If you didn't, our apologies for the spoiler.) We're celebrating all things "Star Wars" on Saturday, May 4, now known as May the Fourth Be With You Day. Join us from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for games, experiments, crafts, cookies and character visits, including Lord Vader himself.
Books and beer? Words and wine? At the Hudson Area Public Library, we like to try new things. On Friday, May 3 we're launching our first ever Happy Hour With Authors event featuring author Nickolas Butler. The library closes at 6 p.m. on Friday. We'll re-open right away for adults only. Butler fans can have some social time, enjoy a glass of wine or beer and hear about Nickolas Butler's new book "Little Faith." We'll have free appetizers with a cash bar. You need a ticket to get into the event; they're free and you can get them at the library.
It was unlike any other flu. Throughout 1918-1919, the monster flu pandemic swept the globe, infecting nearly one-third of the world's population and killing at least 50 million. It killed the young and the strong. And it killed them fast - often within 24 hours.
Managing life with a dog can get difficult when the baby comes, especially when that baby turns into a toddler who likes to pinch, pull and sometimes hit. At the Hudson Area Library, we've got a program to make sure your actual baby and your fur baby peacefully coexist. On Thursday, April 18, a professional dog trainer will present "Dogs & Tots" and provide tips and tricks to manage this new relationship. The session begins at 6 p.m.
Hudson Library is throwing a Book Character Party in recognition of National Library Week, and we invite everyone to join us on Saturday, April 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. to celebrate this special week. We'll be visited by Clifford the Big Red Dog, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and 2, Pete the Cat and Curious George! There will be games, photos and crafts as well as a birthday cake to celebrate author Beverly Cleary, creator of Ramona the Pest, who turns 103 in April!
The NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a one-book, one-community program that brings together residents from throughout the St. Croix Valley around a common book and related events. This year's book is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel is about actors trying to preserve art and culture after a flu pandemic wipes out much of civilization. Communities across the valley have planned unique events open to anyone who's interested. For the complete agenda, go to https://www.artreachstcroix.org/bigread/ . Hudson Library events: https://hudsonpubliclibrary.org/events/ .
Kids interested in community service now have a club designed specifically for them. The library is partnering with the Greater Hudson Kiwanis Club, a civic group that does amazing work for children in our community. Together we're launching a K-Kids Club, a service organization for upper elementary kids.