Here at Hudson Library we would like to extend our internet services outside of the confines of the library. We have started lending patrons portable hotspots so that anywhere they go they will have access to the internet. Do you need Wi-Fi for a long trip in your car? We've got you covered! Did your Wi-Fi go out in your house? We've got you covered! And it's free of cost.

But what is a portable hotspot? It is a device which allows you to connect to the internet with high speeds and acts as your personal mobile broadband connection. This is a secure way to connect to your Wi-Fi enabled devices anywhere you have cellular service.

Currently we have two devices available to borrow, and getting one is easy.

What to do and what you need:

• Ask for a Hotspot at the Hudson Area Library circulation desk

• Provide a driver's license or Wisconsin ID

• Provide a current MORE library card in good standing

• You must be at least 18 years of age

• Must complete a "Mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot User Agreement"

Return information:

• 14 day, checkout; no renewals

• $5/day, late fee

• Devices must be returned in person to the Circulation Desk at the Hudson Area Public Library

For more information about this and other services, visit www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org or call 715-386-3101.

Upcoming events

Adult Story Time at Hop & Barrel Brewing, Thursday, March 21, 7-8 p.m. Why should kids have all the fun? This month's theme is "Get Me Outta Here!" Snacks provided. Beer for purchase. Ages 21+.

Harry Potter Escape Room, Friday, March 22, 10:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, March 2, 12:15-4 p.m. For all ages. Sign up at the youth services desk.

Toddler & Preschool Sensory Room, Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 24, 12-3 p.m.

Meditation & Mindfulness, Session 2: An Introduction to Meditation, Monday, March 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn practices that can bring peace and a sense of calm. 18+. Register at the front desk or online.

Adulting: Random Acts of Adulting & Dinner Etiquette, Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. Laundry tips, button sewing, stain removal, plus a mock business dinner. For teens. Register online or at the front desk.

Doggone Responsibility: A Workshop for Kids About Understanding & Caring for Dogs, Thursday, March 28, 6-6:45 p.m. Presenter Shar Patnoe from Pawsitive Dog will bring a dog and share information with kids about their responsibilities and how to understand the needs & behaviors of their pets. A snack is included. Grades K-6. Register online or at the front desk.

Toddler Time, Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.

Babies & Books, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15 a.m.

Stories for All (0-5), Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

Traveling Book Club, Thursday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. We will be reading "Prairie Fires: the American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder." Hosted by Hudson Library at the Postmark Grille. Sign up at the front desk.

iLABS: Open during regular library hours.