Reading doesn't have to be a solitary experience. You can enjoy the journey with other readers through a book club. At the Hudson Area Library, we have book clubs for readers of all ages and fans of all genres.

Younger kids tend to love a series, so we often hold multiple sessions focusing on one author's work. Last year we started a "Series of Unfortunate Events" book club. This book club meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This is for kids in grades 3-6. You can register and get a copy of the book at the youth services desk.

The Novel Bunch Book Club is led by our librarians and features fiction and nonfiction titles. It meets during the evening, and members can attend regularly or sporadically-whatever fits their schedule. You can pick up a brochure at the front desk or check out the "Book Clubs" page on the website to get the new schedule and book list. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We'll be reading "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.\

Bookmarks Book Club is organized by library patrons. Bookmarks meets the third Wednesday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 p.m. Pick up a brochure at the front desk or check the library website for their reading list. February's title is "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Gramm.

If you would like to visit other St. Croix County communities and meet readers from throughout the area, you could join the St. Croix County Traveling Book Club. Each month's book discussion is hosted by a different library at a local restaurant. February's meeting is hosted by the Somerset Library at the Bass Lake Cheese Factory. They'll be reading "Delicious," by Ruth Reichl. Sign up at the library front desk.

For more information about this and other programs, please visit or call 715-386-3101. See you at the library!

Upcoming events

Harry Potter World Book Night, Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Come celebrate all things Harry Potter. There will be trivia games, crafts and a scavenger hunt. Wear your Harry Potter gear and costumes! Grades K-6.

Teen Advisory Board, Friday, Feb. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. New members welcome! Grades 6-12.

Teen Fridays, Friday, Feb. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Join us for an after-hours party with fun activities for teens. Register and get a permission slip at the youth services desk.

American Girl Doll Club, Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We'll be making a snack and watching an American Girl doll movie. This class is full but you can still get on the waiting list at the youth services desk.

Valentine Day Cookie Decorating, Sunday, Feb. 10, noon to 4 p.m. Come decorate Valentine cookies in the lobby. Available while supplies last.

Tween STEAM - Excellent Eggs-periments, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7 p.m. Experiment with eggs to learn principles of chemistry, engineering and physics. Register online or at the front desk.

Genealogy at the Library, Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Using the Minnesota and Wisconsin Historical Societies for Genealogical Research." Presented by Tina Norris M.L.I.S.

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.

Book Clubs this week: There are no book clubs this week.

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