Literary Speed Dating

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Feb 072019

Does the smell of books make your knees weak? Then start your search for literary love with a night of Literary Speed Dating! Join us February 19th, anytime between 5:30pm and 8pm to become a target for Cupid’s arrow! You’ll have a chance to “date” a wide range of titles to potentially find a new literary love interest. Afraid you’ll go home alone? Then bring a friend! ; ) Henry Ward Beecher said, “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” At the Library, you can be as weak as you want! Speed Dating…but with BOOKS! And we’ll provide the chocolate!

Blind Date with a Book

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Feb 042019

Spice up your reading life by going on a Blind Date with a Book! Come to the Library to check out your prospects! There are many eligible ones to choose from! Bring your Blind Date Book home and see if you find true love! If not, we have plenty of other fish in this sea!

A Huge Thank You

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Jan 262019

Thank you, Hudson Woman’s Club, for sponsoring our Family Dinner & Movie at Hudson Town Hall Friday night! And thank you, Kelly’s on 66, for providing great pizza and great service!

Book Chat

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Jan 162019

Book Chat meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30am. Come and discuss what you’ve been reading with other fun and friendly readers!

Knit & Crochet Group

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Jan 162019

The Knit and Crochet group meets every other Wednesday at 1:00pm to craft items for donation to local charities. Yarn is provided. Can’t make it to the meetings? Pick up some yarn at the Library then drop off your finished projects! Our next meeting date is January 23rd.

Core Collection

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Jan 112019

The Core Collection is a selection of classics, well-written popular books, and great representations of a genre. View our Library’s Core Collection list or browse our shelves to locate books with a Core Collection label.

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Jan 112019

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

You can use on a library computer or your own device when you are logged in to the library’s wifi.


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Jan 112019
What Will You Read Next?

With NoveList you can discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series or author. You can find out what book comes next in a series, create lists of books you’ve read or want to read. NoveList keeps you up to date with new releases and award lists. You can print or download discussion questions for book groups and much, much more!

The link to NoveList is in the QuickLinks section of the sidebar to the right. Simply sign in with your library card number and find your next great read!

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service

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Jan 112019

Please don’t let a visual or physical impairment keep you or your loved one from enjoying great books. The Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service provides titles and technology absolutely free of cost to any Illinois resident needing their services.

Click HERE to HEAR your next great read!