Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
Disasters Walking To
Thursday, May. 24, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson’s history during this tour of the downtown area. Hear about floods, explosions, fires and accidents, some of which permanently altered the architecture and history of Hudson.

All walking tours are weather dependent. Registration begins 1 month prior to each walking tour date. Space is limited to 30 people. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

 

Melt Bar & Grilled t
Thursday, May. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Chef Matt Fish, owner of Melt Bar & Grilled, will demonstrate his grilled cheese magic and show why he is the recipent of multiple national awards. Fish is a restaurant entrepreneur with locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Since opening his first Melt in 2006, he has received many local awards and recognition including the most recent, 2017 and 2016 Best Sandwiches (Cleveland Magazine), America’s 50 Best French Fries (MSN.com), Best Veggie Burger, (Scene Magazine), 2017 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 (Small Business Magazine). John G, illustrator of Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Posters of Melt Bar & Grilled will be selling books at the event.
Pokemon League
Saturday, May. 26, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Bring your Pokémon cards or Nintendo DS to the library one Saturday a month to trade cards, battle your Pokémon and enjoy two hours with other Pokémon trainers.
For trainers ages 5 and up
No registration required.
Tween Volunteer Boot
Tuesday, May. 29, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Students going into grades 4 to 9 looking for an opportunity to volunteer this summer can help out in the Children’s Room of the Hudson Library. Participants must attend one of the volunteer training sessions. Jobs will include passing out Summer Reading packets, straightening up the Children’s Room and helping librarians with programs and tasks as needed. Volunteers will receive one entry form for a prize drawing for every hour worked.

Please choose only session to attend:

Tuesday, 5/29, at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 5/30, at 10:00 a.m.

 Saturday, 6/2, at 1:00 p.m. 

Tween Volunteer Boot
Wednesday, May. 30, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Students going into grades 4 to 9 looking for an opportunity to volunteer this summer can help out in the Children’s Room of the Hudson Library. Participants must attend one of the volunteer training sessions. Jobs will include passing out Summer Reading packets, straightening up the Children’s Room and helping librarians with programs and tasks as needed. Volunteers will receive one entry form for a prize drawing for every hour worked.

Please choose only session to attend:

Tuesday, 5/29, at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 5/30, at 10:00 a.m.

 Saturday, 6/2, at 1:00 p.m. 

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Wednesday, May. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun, returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discuss her latest book, Love and Ruin. McLain revisits the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, May. 30, 7 p.m.

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, the library's writing critique group. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome.

 

Coffee will be provided.  Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

A Evening with Richa
Thursday, May. 31, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Richard Munson will discuss his latest book, Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. Drawing together details from letters, notebooks and other primary sources, the book reveals the personal life and mindset of an underappreciated genius--a man who drew up designs for the Internet, cell phones and wireless charging a century before their common use. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention.
 
STEAM Storytime - Im
Friday, Jun. 1, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Calling all budding artists! Join us on Friday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as we continue our STEAM-based storytimes. Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the library for Imagine Art. Come for stories, songs, play, and create crafts to take home. STEAM is an educational initiative designed to encourage young children in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

STEAM Storytime - Im
Friday, Jun. 1, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Calling all budding artists! Join us on Friday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as we continue our STEAM-based storytimes. Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the library for Imagine Art. Come for stories, songs, play, and create crafts to take home. STEAM is an educational initiative designed to encourage young children in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Minecraft Club
Saturday, Jun. 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer server! For grades 2-5. 

This is the registration for our 11 a.m. session, please only register for one session. 
Minecraft Club
Saturday, Jun. 2, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer server! For grades 2-5. 


This is the registration for our 2 p.m. session, please only register for one session. 
RAIN DATE FOR Spin,
Saturday, Jun. 2, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

NEW DATE! Now on Saturday, June 2
Mad Science of Northeast Ohio returns to  Library’s patio with their astounding show “Spin, Pop, BOOM!” The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.
Registration is required for this free event. Please register all who are attending.

Tween Volunteer Boot
Saturday, Jun. 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Students going into grades 4 to 9 looking for an opportunity to volunteer this summer can help out in the Children’s Room of the Hudson Library. Participants must attend one of the volunteer training sessions. Jobs will include passing out Summer Reading packets, straightening up the Children’s Room and helping librarians with programs and tasks as needed. Volunteers will receive one entry form for a prize drawing for every hour worked.

Please choose only session to attend:

Tuesday, 5/29, at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 5/30, at 10:00 a.m.

 Saturday, 6/2, at 1:00 p.m. 

An Afternoon with Li
Sunday, Jun. 3, 2 p.m.

Always entertaining with stories and song, famed singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor’s performance is sure to be a hit with the whole family. A natural performer, his show will include many of his original songs and top-40 hits peppered with personal stories and anecdotes. No registration required.

The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 4, 11:00 -11:45 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
It's time for summer fun with the amazing Bubble Lady, Susan Durante! She will wow all ages with her entertaining bubble skill and humor - register everyone attending for one of 3 sessions. Sponsored by Hudson Preschool Parents.
The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 4, 2:00 - 2:45 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
It's time for summer fun with the amazing Bubble Lady, Susan Durante! She will wow all ages with her entertaining bubble skill and humor - register everyone attending for one of 3 sessions. Sponsored by Hudson Preschool Parents.
The Rockin’ Ro
Monday, Jun. 4, 3:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Rockin' Robots are back to kick off our Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock! - with their one-of-a-kind high energy show. All ages are welcome to rock and roll with the robots.  Sponsored by Hudson Preschool Parents.
The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 4, 7:00 - 7:45 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
It's time for summer fun with the amazing Bubble Lady, Susan Durante! She will wow all ages with her entertaining bubble skill and humor - register everyone attending for one of 3 sessions. Sponsored by Hudson Preschool Parents.
Through the Eyes of
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

**Please note that the date of this event has been rescheduled from Wednesday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 5**  The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the American painter, Mary Cassatt.  In regard to Cassatt, Stadelman will examine how the artist was singlehandedly responsible for introducing Impressionism to America to “rescue Americans from cultural ignorance.”   Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.  Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 

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