Alexander Hamilton has leapt off the $10 bill in a big way. The Broadway musical is a runaway hit, spawning a bestselling soundtrack, spin-off books, clothing and a renewed interest in one of America's most fascinating Founding Fathers. We're bringing the craze to Hudson with "Hamil-Con" on Saturday, June 15, in a celebration of both American history and the blockbuster broadway show.

At Lakefront Park we'll have Revolutionary War reenactors who will display artifacts, fire muskets over the river, and talk about military life during colonial America.

At the library, we'll have an all-ages cooking program featuring colonial recipes, a timeline of

Hamilton's life, a trivia contest, crafts for the whole family and drawings for prizes. Upstairs in

room 219 there will be a Hamilton history presentation, "Hamilton's Shot and Honor" with Professor Emeritus Kurt Leichtle, PhD. The talk explores Hamilton's areas of influence on early

American politics and his personality. In the library lobby, fans can sample authentic foods from

the era.

Join us in the afternoon at Lakefront Park for a karaoke-style sing-along of songs from the

musical written by playwright and musician Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on Ron Chernow's

biography "Alexander Hamilton."

The schedule is as follows:

Revolutionary War encampment - 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakefront Park

Colonial food samples - at the library all day until samples are gone

Family crafts - all day, upstairs

Trivia contest and prizes - all day - upstairs

All-ages Colonial cooking - 11 a.m. to noon. Register online or at the front desk

"Hamilton's Shot and Honor" history presentation - 12:30-1:30 .p.m in room 219

Hamilton Soundtrack Sing-Along - 2-3 p.m. at Lakefront Park

In case of rain, all events will take place at the library.

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

Upcoming events

Farm, Feral & Stray Information Session, Saturday June 8, 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about a trap-neuter-return program with feral cats and how important it is to control the pet population.

Family Movie Day: Lady and the Tramp (G), Saturday June 8, 1-3 p.m. Popcorn and snacks. Everyone welcome!

End of the School Year Cookie Decorating Celebration, Thursday June 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come decorate a cookie and check out what's happening at the library this summer. Available while supplies last. For all ages.

Genealogy at the Library, Thursday June 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m. "Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records," presented by Paula Stuart-Warren.

Teen Advisory Board T.A.B., Friday June 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. New members welcome. Grades


No Storytime this week. We will resume on June 18.

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.

Novel Bunch Book Club, Thursday June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m." Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

iLABS: Open during regular library hours.