Vol. 4: No. 18 | May 6, 2022
Upcoming Events - Adults
Second Hand Prose Sale
Sunday, May 8 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Hills Memorial Building (downstairs)
18 Library Street, Hudson

Masks preferred. Capacity may be limited. Books, CDs, DVDs for all ages, $2.00 or less.
Rest and Play - Life Coaching Event
Thursday, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Rest and play seem to be very low on our list these days, but research shows that rest and play are essential to a healthy, happy life. Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon for a discussion of what rest and play mean to you and some strategies to help you fit it into your daily life. 
Join Diane for a different life coaching topic each month!

Registration Required. Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.
Stitchers Group
Friday, May 13 @ 9:30am

This special meeting of the Drop-In Stitchers group will take place at HILLS MEMORIAL LIBRARY. IT Librarian and knitter extraordinaire Vicky Sandin will be on hand to meet and hang out with the group!
Genealogy Club:
Tracing Your English Ancestors (Online)
Friday, May 13 @ 1:30pm
This is a virtual program via Zoom.

Join Jan Murphy and Linda MacIver as they prepare you to cross the pond to your ancestral roots with techniques to guide you through census decades 1841-1939 and the years of civil registration to the period back from 1837 into the wonderful world of parish registers, manorial records and wills. 
Birding Tour in Benson Park
Friday, May 13 @ 6:00pm
Join Naturalist Steve Hale from Open World Explorers for a two-hour bird walk in Benson Park! Steve Hale holds university degrees in marine biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology.

Meet at the entrance by the Benson Park parking lot before 6 pm when the walk will begin. Bring binoculars if you have them and/or a camera with a zoom lens for optimum viewing. Rain Date: May 16, 6-8PM
Make a Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Pot
Saturday, May 14 @ 10:00am
Join stained glass artist Leslie Doherty from Ways of Color to decorate a flowerpot with stained glass mosaic tiles. The library is subsidizing part of the materials cost for this workshop. Participants will pay a $15 materials fee toward the cost of this project.

Please add your name to the waiting list if this program is full. We usually have cancellations and no-shows so waiting list people often get to participate. 
Upcoming Events - Youths
Curious Kids: Transportation
Monday, May 9 @ 10:00am
Drop-in preschool sensory playtime. For ages 2-5. 

Stop by between 10:00 and 11:00 to participate in three or more centers. Only 10 people allowed in the room at a time. We will rotate participants on a first come, first served basis. Most children spend about 15 minutes trying the sensory centers. 

Registration required. A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants). 
Page Turners: Squish, Super Amoeba
Monday, May 9 @ 4:00pm
Register your child for our kid's book club! This program meets twice a month. At both meetings we will do different activities relating to the world of the book (games, crafts, snacks, etc.) as well as discuss it. Grades 1-5. 
Adventurers at Alvirne Farm!
Tuesday, May 10 @ 10:00am
Join Ms. Tanya at Alvirne Farm for songs, farm stories, and a tour of the working farm at Alvirne High School! 

Meet near the lilac bushes in front of the red barn. Park in the Wilbur H. Palmer CTE Center parking lot across from the Hills House. When that lot is full, park in the student lot behind the new CTE Center and use the sidewalk along the CTE driveway to walk to the barn.
In case of rain, storytime will take place as usual at Rodgers Memorial Library. Raindate for the storytime at Alvirne Farm is May 17th. 
Teen Smash Bros.
Tuesday, May 10 @ 2:30pm
Teens are invited to come to the library afterschool to hang out, eat snacks, and play video games
Pokemon Club
Tuesday, May 10 @ 6:00pm
Drop in to play the game, trade cards, hang out, and draw fan art.
Please note: This program is only for children ages 6+.
Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, May 11 @ 10:00am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 

Limited space. Registration is required. Caretaker participates with child or children. Please indicate how many will attend. 
Movers & Shakers
Wednesday, May 11 @ 10:30am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 

Limited space. Registration is required. Caretaker participates with child or children. Please indicate how many will attend. 
Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, May 11 @ 2:30pm
Teens are invited to come watch anime, discuss manga, and eat ramen at the library.
Family Dance Party
Thursday, May 12 @ 10:00am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!
Full STEAM Ahead: Towers
Thursday, May 12 @ 6:00pm
Join Ms. Tanya for an interactive STEAM activity each week. 

STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math
For children in grades K-5. 
Registration required.
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, May 13 @ 10:00am
For babies and their caregivers. Enjoy time together with other caregivers and their babies as we learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. For infants, birth to 18 months. 

Registration required. Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby. 
Tween Candy Bar BINGO
Friday, May 13 @ 3:30pm
Play BINGO. Win candy bars. 

Students entering grades 4-8 are invited to come to the library to play BINGO! 
Normal Library Hours
Monday & Friday: 
9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 
9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED