Did you know you don't need a bunch of money to learn a new language? In fact, all you need is a library card and a computer. The Hudson Library provides language subscriptions through Transparent Language Online. You can learn how to speak another language free of charge by engaging in practice activities such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. Save time and money by learning a language from the comfort of your home, or you can use a public computer at the library.

What does Transparent Language Online provide?

• Smart insight and review: Your chart of learned vocabulary items tells you how many words and phrases you've learned and when it's time to review.

• Practice activities: You can practice listening, reading, speaking and writing with learning material from any lesson using over a dozen challenging activities.

• Core skill-building activities: You can give yourself the most robust program that builds all four core skills of language learning-listening, speaking, reading and writing.

• Enhanced compatibility: The subscription database is optimized on iPads and Android tablets. Transparent Language Online works on virtually any internet-connected device or computer.

This is an amazing database with boundless opportunities. Start learning a new language today!

For more information about this and other services, visit www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org or call 715-386-3101. See you at the library!

Upcoming events

What's Cooking at the Library? Book Club Appetizers, Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Register online or at the front desk. 18+

Adult Storytime at Hop & Barrel, Thursday, June 20, 7-8 p.m. This month's theme is "Blah Blah Land." Snacks provided, beer for purchase. 21+

Teen Summer Film Friday, Friday, June 21, 3-5:30 p.m. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (PG-13). Snacks and drinks provided.

Sensory Room Saturday, Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring the kids for our special sensory playtime. For toddlers and preschoolers.

Space Camp, Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2-4 p.m. Grades 3-6. Register and get a permission slip at the youth services desk.

Snake Discovery!, Tuesday, June 25, 1-2 p.m. Educational reptile program. Part of our Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program. Everyone welcome.

Story Time: Resumes 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.

Summer Mystery Book Club for Kids, Thursday, June 27, 3-4 p.m. "Finders Keepers" by Shelley Tougas. Grades 3-6. Register and get a permission slip at the youth services desk.

iLABS: Open during regular library hours.