Vol. 3: No. 35 | October 15, 2021
Normal Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Announcements
MASKS PREFERRED
Inside the Library
Please continue to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe!
Monthly Book Raffle: Enter to Win!
The Wish
by Nicholas Sparks
through October 31st
This month, enter to win a copy of bestselling author Nicholas Sparks' new novel "The Wish" a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt you forever.

How to enter:
  • Visit the library and submit a raffle ticket.
  • Email Adult Services Librarian Amy Friedman by clicking the button at right and request she enter your name. Please include your name and phone number. NOTE: You may only enter once by email.
Book Donations This Saturday!!
Saturday, October 16th, 1-3pm, Parking Lot
Sponsored by Friends of the Library
Have you been looking for a new home for those brand new books you purchased during COVID, but know you'll never read again? This is it! The right place and time to donate those items. Please bring no more than two boxes of newish books in excellent condition to Rodgers Memorial Library. The Friends of the Hudson Library will be happy to take them off your hands!
The "Library of Things" Has New Additions! Items!
Monthly Spice Club
Each month will feature a different spice or spice mix from around the world. The spice kit will include a small amount of the spice, some recipes, and a bit of background about the spice's use. Spice kits can be reserved through the library catalog and picked up at the library while supplies last..

The October spice blend is Baharat. This spice blend is used in Persian cuisine and other Middle Eastern dishes to flavor lamb, chicken, beef, sweet potatoes, and more.

Join us for a Zoom “Spice Chat” with special guest Nicole Gagliardi, owner of The Spice and Tea Exchange in Portsmouth, Wednesday, October 27 at 10:30 AM. Share your opinions & experiences with this month’s spice mix.
Hudson Community Fright Ride!!
The 2nd Annual HUDSON COMMUNITY FRIGHT RIDE
On Spooky Saturday October 23, 2021 (rain date is October 24)
For Hudson residents ONLY, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Located at the Hudson Speedway

This is a drive through event geared towards grades K-5th. There will be a ton to see from Police Department vehicles, Fire Department vehicles and trucks, monster trucks, and more! Goody bags will be handed out to registered children.

Candy donations are urgently needed!
Bags of candy are very welcome! If you wish to donate, please bring your donation to the Circulation Desk anytime before Thursday, October 21 during our regular operating hours so we can fill our goody bags.
Events This Week: October 16 through October 22
Visit our website to see all upcoming events
Teens After Dark: Pumpkin Carving and Pizza
TONIGHT!! Friday, October 15 @ 6pm

Teens ages 13+ are invited to hang out in the library after hours, carve pumpkins, and eat pizza! 
We'll provide the pumpkins and tools. You can carve a jack-o-lantern. 

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.  Please include your contact information so that we can let you know if there are changes due to weather or COVID. 
Virtual Fright Night Series: The Legends and Lore of the Bridgewater Triangle
TONIGHT!! Friday, October 15 @ 7pm
Join paranormal researcher Tim Weisberg for a journey through the history, haunts and high strangeness of southern New England's own paranormal vortex -- the Bridgewater Triangle.

This program is presented in partnership with the Tewksbury, MA Public Library.

Registration required. Click on the button at right register. 
Virtual Scary Saturday Series: Haunted Lighthouses of New England
Saturday, October 16 @ 10am
Join Michael Girard, founder and writer for "Strange New England," for his popular "Monsters of New England" presentation. Pull up a log and listen to Michael as he shares stories of some of New England's most interesting monsters. This program is presented in partnership with the Tewksbury, MA Public Library. 

Registration required. Click the button on the right to register.
Curious Kids: Pumpkins
Monday, October 18 @ 10am

Preschool sensory playtime. For ages 2.5-5. 
Pumpkin guts sensory bin. Pumpkin craft. 
A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants). 

Registration required. Click the button on the right to register. 
Mystery Lover's Book Club
Monday, October 18 @ 1pm

This is the regularly scheduled meeting for the Mystery Lovers Book Club. We meet on the third Monday of each month to discuss murder, mayhem and whodunnit! October's title is "A Fatal Grace," by Louise Penny:

Registration required. Click the button below to register.
Novel Nation: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Monday, October 18 @ 4pm

Join Ms. Tanya for a discussion of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, then paint and decorate a memory box. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register.
Adventurers Storytime: Spiders
Tuesday, October 19 @ 10am
Join Ms. Tanya for stories, songs, games, and activities. For ages 3-5. Listen to stories, sing songs about pumpkins.

Caretaker participates with their child or children. Please indicate the number in your party.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Book Discussion: "Pope Joan" by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Tuesday, October 19 @ 1:30pm
Join us at 1:30pm the third Tuesday of the month for a lively discussion on a book chosen by the group. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Pokémon Club
Tuesday, October 19 @ 6pm
Pokémon Club returns! Drop in to play the game, trade cards, hang out, and draw fan art.

Due to COVID, we are only allowed to have 20 kids at a time attend this program. This program is only for children ages 6+. 

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register.
Movers and Shakers:
Wednesday, October 20 @ 10am
Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 
Limited space. Caretaker participates with child or children.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register. 
Movers and Shakers:
Wednesday, October 20 @ 10:30am

Toddler Storytime for kids that don't sit still for long. Songs, stories, games, and activities for ages 1-3. 
Limited space. Caretaker participates with child or children.

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register. 
Teen Smash Bros. Tournament
Wednesday, October 20 @ 2:30pm

Teens are invited to come to the library afterschool to hang out, eat snacks, and play video games. 

Registration required. Click on the button below to register.
Austen Book Club: "The Other Bennett Sister" by Janice Hadlow
Wednesday, October 20 @ 7pm

Whether you're new to Jane Austen or an avid Janeite, you'll have fun in this inclusive group for all who love Jane Austen. The group meets the third Wednesday of the month.

October: "The Other Bennet Sister" by Janice Hadlow
November: "Persuasion" by Jane Austen

Registration required. Click on the button at right to register. 
Family Dance Party
Thursday, October 21 @ 10am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Geopolitics on Zoom
Thursday, October 21 @ 1:00pm
VIRTUAL The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources.

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Homeschool STEAM: Catapults
Thursday, October 21 @ 2:30pm
STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math

Build a catapult!

Registration required. Click the button below to register. 
Full STEAM: Catapults
Thursday, October 21 @ 5:30pm
STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math

Build a catapult!

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Stitchers Group
Friday, October 22 @ 9:30am
Bring a stitching project, share ideas, learn new skills. Register to reserve a space. Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

Registration required. Click on the button below to register. 
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, October 22 @ 10am

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 prewalkers and babies not yet steady on their feet. 

Registration required. Click the button below to register. Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby. 
Virtual Bestselling Author Program: Jeffrey Archer Discusses "Over My Dead Body"
Saturday, October 23 @ 2pm

"Over My Dead Body" is an unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer. Participants in this program will be entered to win a signed copy of the book. This program is presented in partnership with the Tewksbury, MA Public Library.