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.
Recently the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reported there were 1,579 data breaches exposing nearly 179 million records in 2017. Identity theft is the top consequence of these breaches. At the Hudson Area Public Library, we want to help patrons protect themselves from identity theft. We're offering a special program Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. A team from WESTconsin Credit Union will lead the session. Please call to register or go to our website. The session will cover trends in identity theft, best practices for prevention and what to do if you suspect you're a victim.
The Hudson Public Library will host two Wisconsin authors in November and we hope you can join us. For history buffs we are welcoming Wisconsin author Chad Lewis for a presentation and discussion about his book, "Wisconsin's Gangster Past - Turning the Badger State into the Crime State." Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turn Wisconsin into their personal crime vacationland.
Most tweens aren't regulars at fancy restaurants or glamorous dinner parties. That's why the Hudson Area Public Library is planning a special event for kids to learn etiquette and practice manners and social skills. The etiquette dinner will tackle those perplexing dining questions. Why are there three forks, and which should I use? Where do I put my napkin when I go to the bathroom? Why is there a small bowl with warm water on the table? What is a palate cleanser?
This fall, after the lights go down at the library, a limited few will join us for Hogwarts After Hours, a Fantastical Feast and Magical Fundraiser. Wizards 21 years and older can purchase tickets to enjoy the finest house-elf fare paired with drinks from Madam Rosmerta's stores. Throughout the night you will have several opportunities to showcase your knowledge of Hogwarts lore and immerse yourself in a magical experience.
Beginning Oct. 18, we hope you can join us for a St. Croix County traveling book club. Each month a different St. Croix County library will host a book discussion at a local restaurant. All meetings will be held the third Thursday of the month with optional dinner beginning at 6 p.m., or just join us for the book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Please register at your local library and order a copy of the book to check out. The schedule is: Oct. 18 at Phoenix Grill in Baldwin. "The Same Sky" by Amanda Eyre Ward.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. This year's celebration takes place Sept. 23-29 and the library is marking the event with a display of historically and recently banned and challenged books.
Join us for a fun evening with author, actress and comedienne Lorna Landvik. Lorna, a Minnesota native, has written 11 novels, including "Patty Jane's House of Curl," "The Tall Pine Polka," "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," "Once in a Blue Moon Lodge," "Welcome to the Great Mysterious," and "'Tis the Season and Best to Laugh." She has performed both improv and stand-up comedy and has also acted in plays such as "Bad Seed," "Valley of the Dolls," and "My Backyard Party."