Vol. 3: No. 35 | October 22, 2021
Normal Library Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Inside the Library
Please continue to wear your mask in the Rodgers Library.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe!
The Jane Austen book club has been moved to Wednesday Oct 27th at 7pm.

"The Other Bennett Sister" by Janice Hadlow

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.

November: "Persuasion" by Jane Austen
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.
Next Week! 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!!
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 23 through October 29
Visit our website to see all upcoming events
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. This Zoom program is presented in partnership with the Tewksbury, MA Public Library. Participants in this program will be entered to win a signed copy of the book.
Curious Kids: Spiders
Monday, October 25 @ 10am

Preschool sensory playtime. For ages 2.5-5. 
Balance on a spider web. Fizzy spider science. Spider craft.  A caregiver should accompany the child or children. Please indicate the number in your party (including infants). 
Page Turners: Treehouse Drawing and Book Discussion
Monday, October 25 @ 4pm

This program meets twice a month. At both meetings we will do different acitivities relating to the world of the book (games, crafts, snacks, etc.) as well as discuss it. Grades 1-5. 

We will be drawing our own dream treehouses and discussing the book The 13-Story Tree House. Copies are available to pick up in the Children's Room. 
Adventurers Storytime: Halloween
Tuesday, October 26 @ 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.
Sing-along at Fairview Senior Living
Tuesday, October 26 @ 2pm
Come join library staff for a sing along with the residents at The Inn at Fairview, 203 Lowell Road Hudson. Come in the main entrance, on the side of the building closest to Market Basket, before 2pm and take the elevator downstairs to the program room. Song books with lyrics are provided.
Tween MarioKart
Tuesday October 26 @ 3:30pm
Tweens entering grades 4-8 are invited to come eat snacks and play video games afterschool at the library! 
Pokémon Club
Tuesday, October 26 @ 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+. 
Movers and Shakers:
Wednesday, October 27 @ 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.
Movers and Shakers:
Wednesday, October 27 @ 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.
Teen Anime Club
Wednesday, October 27 @ 2:30pm

Teens are invited to come watch anime, discuss manga, and eat ramen at the library. 

Family Dance Party
Thursday, October 28 @ 10am
Bring your kids to the library for some dancing, music, and instruments!
Geopolitics on Zoom
Thursday, October 28 @ 1:00pm
VIRTUAL The Geopolitics Class focuses on current world geopolitical events using information from multiple U.S. and world internet sources.
Homeschool STEAM: PopRocks
Thursday, October 28 @ 2:30pm
STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math

Science experiments with pop rocks.
Full STEAM: PopRocks
Thursday, October 28 @ 5:30pm
STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math

Science experiments with pop rocks.
Adult/Young Adult Fantasy Book Club
Thursday, October 28 @ 7pm
This book club is open to anyone age 18 or above who loves to read fantasy (or is even just getting into the genre!) We will meet once a month on Thursday to discuss that month's book. This month's book pick is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Copies are available to be picked up at the front desk. 
Stitchers Group
Friday, October 29 @ 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.
Songs & Snuggles
Friday, October 29 @ 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. 

Please let us know how many people are in your party, including your baby. 
Teen Cosplay Meetup
Friday, October 29 @ 2:30pm

Teens are invited to come to the library in cosplay for a cosplay meetup. Food will be provided!