Dolores Bauman 1942-2019

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Mar 192019

We are sad to relate the passing of Dolores Bauman, Hudson Area Public Library Director from 1991 to 2005. Her obituary is below.

October 08, 1942 – March 17, 2019

Dolores M. (Godshall) Bauman, 76, of Pennsburg, PA, formerly of Normal, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 in the hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA.

She was the loving wife of Wilbur E. Bauman for 53 years. Dolores was born in Harleysville, PA to the late Stanley and Minerva (Landis) Godshall.

A graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in 1960, she graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1966 with a degree in elementary education.

Dolores will be remembered for her gregarious personality and contagious laugh. She enjoyed volunteering for Care & Share Book Shoppe, Souderton from 2010 to 2017. She served as Library Director at the Hudson Area Public Library District, Hudson, IL from 1991 to 2005. During the 80’s she worked as “Story Lady” in the Unit 5 School District, Normal, IL. Dolores began her career in the late 60’s teaching elementary school in Green Lane, PA.

Dolores was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where she was a pastoral care visitor and a member of the sewing circle. She had also been a member of Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal, IL, and First Deaf Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA, where she was active in Sunday School and Bible School programs.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbur; her daughter Angie D. Clemens (married to Jim) of Dayton, VA; her son Tony D. Bauman (married to Pam) of Bloomington, IL; her grandchildren Alex, Lena, Adam, and Emily; her brothers Leon Godshall (married to Carol) of East Petersburg, PA, Samuel Godshall (married to Sharon) of Harleysville, PA, Luke Godshall (married to Suzanne) of Springfield, VA, and Glenn Godshall (married to Cindy) of Souderton, PA; and her sister Norell Godshall of Ambler, PA.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groff’s Mill Road, Harleysville, PA 19438. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groff’s Mill Road, Harleysville, PA 19438 c/o Sewing Circle, and to the Care & Share Thrift Shoppes, 783 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964 c/o Book Shoppe.

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, PA 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit

Spring Break Movie Matinees

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Mar 182019

Enjoy a movie and refreshments over spring break at the Hudson Area Public Library. Ralph Breaks the Internet will be shown Monday, March 25, The Grinch will be shown Tuesday, March 26, and The House With a Clock in Its Walls will be shown on Wednesday, March 27. All shows will begin at 2:00 PM.

Spring Story Time – Register Now

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Feb 222019

Spring Story Time sessions are April 4/5, April 11/12, April 18/19, April 25/26, May 2/3, May 9/10. Each session will last from 30-40 minutes for Preschool Ages 3-5.

Click here to register. Please choose Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 OR Friday mornings beginning at 10:30.

Parent/Guardian must remain in the building during session times. Please call to cancel your registration if your child is unable to attend as there is a cost associated with the art supplies.

Literary Guild

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Feb 222019

Join us March 21st at 7pm as we discuss Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, the author of Chocolat.

Light refreshments will be provided and copies of the book are available at the front desk!

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.