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Memorial Day: Monday, May 29th

The library will be closed for Memorial Day. 
Museum passes for Sunday 28th, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th may be picked up on Saturday.
Transparent Language
Sylvan Roots Duo
DCU Concert Series
Saturday, June 10, 2PM
Friday, July 7, 7PM
Friday, August 18, 7PM 

Thanks to a generous grant from Digital Federal Credit Union, the library is pleased to host a free concert series throughout 2017. 

June 10: Sylvan Roots Duo - Old Time Song Fest
July 7: Bel Airs - Doo Wop
August 18: Fallen Houses - Classic rock 

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga Class
Friday, June 2, 1PM

Join us for this gentle yoga session with instructor Deb Shaw. Chair yoga is appropriate for all ages and body types: there are no floor poses involved.

Registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome on a space available basis.
Bug Spray
Make Natural Summer First Aid Products with Essential Oils
Tuesday, June 6, 3PM
Tuesday, June 6, 7PM

Essential oils are made from all natural ingredients and can be used to create many useful products.  At this session, learn how to make natural bug and tick repellant, "boo boo" spray or roll-on, and after-sun relief spray.

There is a $15 materials fee required to make and take these products. Pre-registration is requested to guarantee your place. If it is not full, walk-ins will be welcome on the day of the workshop.
Time Management
Time Management
Tuesday, June 13, 7PM
Time management is a key skill in the fast-paced world we live in.

Join Master Life Coach Diane MacKinnon, M.D. for an interactive presentation where she'll share her strategies for good time management. You'll also go beyond tips and hacks to discuss mindset, procrastination and free time.  Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome.
Cupcake Extravaganza
Saturday, June 24, 9:30AM
People of all ages are invited to bake a batch of cupcakes for the Extravaganza and enter them in our Cupcake Challenge Baking Contest. There will be prizes for kids, teens and adults who bake our favorite cupcakes. You may also bake cupcakes without entering the contest.

Everyone baking cupcakes will recieve a cupcake box made on our new 3D Printer!

Cupcakes should be dropped off on Friday, June 23 from 9AM-4PM. Please bring a printed recipe with your cupcakes and put your name, age (or 'adult') and phone number on the back of the recipe.   Let us know if you're planning to bake for us!

Come by the library on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30-12:30PM for the extravaganza! Eat cupcakes and watch the LEGO Batman movie in the community room.
City Street
Artist Reception: Diana Caron
On display during the month of June

Hudson artist and retired educator Diana Caron will be displaying her paintings during the month of June. The title of this exhibit is "Our Town and More", and many of her paintings are familiar Hudson scenes.

Join the artist for a reception on Saturday, June 3 from 2-4PM. Light refreshments will be served.
Woman cooking
Coming This Fall: Recipe Book Discussion Group
Love to cook and bake?

Come join us each month as we highlight and sample foods from recipe books found here at the Rodgers Library. Each month, participants are encouraged to make and bring in a recipe from that month's chosen cookbook or food theme. Engage with others about what has and has not worked in your recipe adventures. And, of course, lots of food tastings included!

Look for more details at summer's end...
Animal Adventures
New Museum Passes!
Animal Adventures, Bolton, MA
See a wide variety of exotic and native animals that are unwanted or unable to care for themselves at this animal rescue center. Three animal encounter shows daily. Pass admits up to 4 people at no charge.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Explore this 30-acre sculpture park and the art museum on the grounds that features rotating exhibits. A wonderful place for a summer picnic. Pass allows 4 adults admission for $5 each. Children 12 and under free.

And enjoy our other attractions and passes this summer!
Franklin Park Zoo, Squam Lake Natural Science Center, York's Wild Kingdom Zoo & Amusement Park, Castle in the Clouds, Stone Zoo, Strawbery Banke, and more!

Second Hand Prose
Sunday, June 11 , 11AM - 3PM
Thursday, June 15, 5PM - 8PM
Hills Memorial Library
'Early Bird' admitta nce at 10AM Sunday granted to paid members of the Friends. You may become a member at the sale for as little as $10. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building. DONATIONS of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books are NEEDED and may be brought to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours. 
Become a Friend

A special relationship...

Become a Friend of the Rodgers Memorial Library by joining a group of volunteers who support a variety of activities including the purchase of the 3D Printer, the Telescope, learning modules and other equipment for the children's room; award the Leonard A. Smith Memorial Scholarship; provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, movie licenses, Santa photos, author forums and a variety of Humanities Council programs.

Choose from activities including being a Santa's Helper, Second Hand Prose "librarians", celebrating National Library Week with library staff, or participate in a variety of other opportunities. 

The Friends have supported the Hudson library system for over 35 years and were instrumental in focusing on the need to build a new home for expanded services which culminated in the construction and opening of the new library donated by the Rodgers family in 2009. 

The Friends are a 501c(3) organization, have business meetings five timesa year to plan for activities and form necessary sub-committees. Tax-deductible annual membership dues are $10 (individual), $20 (family), $30 (patron) or $50 (business). Even if your time is limited you can make a difference! Pick up an application at the library or contact the Friends by email.

Additional June Events
Evening Book Group
Thu 6/1, 7PM
Inside the O'Briens
Thu 7/6, 7PM

Genealogy Club
Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune
Fri 6/9, 1:30PM

Free Film
A Dog's Purpose
Mon 6/12, 2PM
Mon 6/12, 6:30PM 
Group Singing
Mon 6/19, 1:30PM 

Book Discussion
Tue 6/20, 1:30PM 

Family Film
LEGO Batman
Sat 6/24, 10AM

Mother/Daughter Bookclub
The London Eye Mystery
Wed 6/28, 6:30PM 
Through 6/14
Wednesdays, 2:15-4:30PM

Geopolitics in Today's World
Thursdays, 11:30AM-1:30PM

Button Mashers
Through 6/15
Thursdays, 2:15-4:45PM 

Drop In Stitchers
Fridays, 9:30-11:30AM