Literary Guild Book-Into-Movie

November is Book-Into-Movie month for Literary Guild! We are reading Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, a retired CIA officer with a 30-year career. Red Sparrow has been called “a timely and electrifying thriller that is impossible to put down.” Join us November 21 at 5:30pm for dinner and discussion followed by a viewing of the movie based on the book.

Copies of the book are available at the library desk. New members are welcome!

Explore Hudson History

The Hudson History Club and Hudson Public Library is co-sponsoring a series of history programs beginning November 18 at 7pm at the library. There will be three short presentations by Susan Harsha, Jill Barth, and Robin Siebert in this first installment. There will be a drawing for free books, and those attending will have the opportunity to purchase The Hudson Colony and Images of Hudson for half price. The program series will continue in the winter and spring.

Never Miss a Hudson Event Again

Introducing a great new service that allows you to easily keep track of everything going on in the Hudson area! is a FREE website and app that puts schools, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You’ll also receive important notifications if events change.  

Sign up at or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.

Many of Hudson’s calendars are already posted! If you are involved in a group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact:

Explore More Illinois

Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is developing a new online program to allow cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.

With your Hudson library card you will be able to take advantage of free/discounted admission and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois museums and cultural attractions. Visit the Explore More Illinois FAQ page.

Go to Explore More Illinois reservation page.

Attraction of the Month
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of scholarship and showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincoln’s life and times. As an Explore More Illinois attraction, they are offering $2 off the price of a regular adult admission. 

The following new exhibits are on display for limited times and are included with museum admission. In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II, All Aboard: America’s Love of Railroads, and C-SPAN’s traveling exhibit American Presidents: Life Portraits.

Participating Attractions

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield
  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston
  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth
  • Chicago Children’s Museum / Chicago
  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago
  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford
  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago
  • Edwards Place / Springfield
  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park
  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie
  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee
  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston
  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria
  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield
  • Viking Ship / Geneva

This list was last updated on May 9, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change. Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.

Knit & Crochet Group

The Knit and Crochet group meets every other Wednesday at 1:00pm to craft items for donation to local charities. We are currently crafting for the Boys and Girls Clubs. This is a fun and chatty group, and new members are a treat!

Yarn is provided. Can’t make it to the meetings? Pick up some yarn at the Library then drop off your finished projects! Watch the Library calendar for upcoming meeting dates.