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.

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 Limit by event type:
Genealogy Databases
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2 pm
Discover the vast amount of information available through the Library’s premium database collection for your genealogy research needs. This class will introduce you to non-traditional genealogy databases to help with your quest in researching your family history. 
An Evening with Clai
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Claire McMillan for a discussion of her latest book, The Necklace, which tells the fictional story of two generations of the Quincy family and their connection to a mysterious family heirloom. The story, partially set in Cleveland, was inspired by the travel journals of Amasa Stone Mather. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “a complex and compelling narrative that balances intensity and levity.  Written with wit, compassion, and a meticulous attention to period and cultural detail." 
3D Print Club for Te
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 and up can create objects to be printed on our 3D printer. No prior knowledge of Tinkercad is necessary. 
Art Club: Grades 3-4
Thursday, Aug. 16, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Calling all budding artists entering Grades 3&4: learn about an artist's style and then try it for yourself! Workshop will meet on Thursday, August 16th from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Teen Room. Registration is required - for children entering Grades 3 & 4. 
Civil War Walking To
Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Learn about the places and people of Hudson who played a role in our nation's Civil War, from abolitionist John Brown to the homes and stories of those involved. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library.

Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, which is July 17.
 
Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, which is July 17.
 
Kindermusik (3-5 yea
Friday, Aug. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event, which is July 17.
 
College Timeline
Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Calling all teens gearing up for the college application process. Join College Review for a thorough review and evaluation of your academic and extracurricular background including transcripts, projected courses, and talents accomplished to help you prepare your college application. 

This one-hour session on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm will include:
  • Successes, endeavors, achievements and methods to emphasize the student’s strengths
  • Students learn how to effectively utilize the knowledge and experiences gained in high school 
  • Students explore and learn about various college programs
  • Preliminary college lists are drafted
Registration is required. For teens preparing for the college process. 
 
Art Crew
Monday, Aug. 20, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Calling all young artists: come learn about art and create some too! Workshop will take place in the Teen Room on Monday, August 20th from 4:30 -5:15  pm. Registration is required - for children entering Grades K-2. 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
August's selection is New York Times bestselling author Brian Freeman's thriller Marathon. Library Journal said of the suspense novel, "
"Fast-paced . . . A reminder that, in these days and times, what seems to be foreign, politically, or religiously inspired terrorism may really be something quite different."
Writing to Publish S
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library will kick off its annual Writing to Publish Series with memoir author Jill Grunenwald. Grunenwald will tell of her own experience writing memoir and give tips and tricks for the genre for aspiring writers.

Grunenwald is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Running with a Police Escort.

American Girl Julie
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join us for a fun afternoon program about Julie, the historical American Girl doll from the 1970s. Children are encouraged to bring any doll at all with them. We will enjoy crafts and activities for both kids and dolls. For children in grades 1 through 5.

Registration is required and begins on July 25.
The College Review E
Sunday, Aug. 26, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Calling all teens gearing up for the college application process. Join College Review for a session to help you with your college essays and personal statements.

This one-hour session on Sunday, August 26th at 1:00 pm will:
  • Assist in writing college essays that stand out
  • Provide personal statement examples and writing assistance
  • Brainstorm college essay topics, develop college essay ideas and make revisions
  • Provide detailed suggestions for content, vocabulary and correct structure
  • Emphasize the student’s own voice and reveal the strength of character
  • Discuss intent of essay prompts and how to best answer questions
 
Registration is required. For teens preparing for the college process. 
 
An Evening with Jame
Monday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
James Robenalt, bestselling author of January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month that Changed America Forever, will return to the Hudson Library to discuss his latest book, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland. Robenalt will discuss the armed confrontation between Black Nationalists and Cleveland Police officers, which led to at least 15 wounded and 6 people killed. Ballots and Bullets examines the roots of the violence, the trial and the political aftermath in Cleveland, a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement. A painstakingly researched and written study that is all too relevant today.
Through the Eyes of
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, whose distinct flowers, cityscapes, landscapes and images of bones are iconic contributions to American Modernism.  Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about O’Keeffe’s life.
 

Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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.

Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month.

No registration is required.

Learn to Play Ukulel
Thursday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
A recent Gallup Poll found that 85% of adults in the US. who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one. Here's your chance  when musician Mia Hess teaches beginning ukulele. Bring your own instrument or let us know in the special needs section of registration if you require a ukulele to be provided.

Bring your own instrument or let us know in the special needs section of registration if you require a ukulele to be provided.

Minecraft Club
Saturday, Sep. 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer minecraft server! For grades 2-5.

This is for the 11 am session. Please only register for one session. 
Minecraft Club
Saturday, Sep. 1, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer minecraft server! For grades 2-5.


This is for the 2 p.m. session. Please only register for one session. 
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