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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Teen Art Celebration
 Teen Art Celebration
Drop off art from July 1-July 27. Art will be on display most of the month of August.Teen Art Celebration
Get creative at home!Create an original piece of art to display at the library. Ideas include, but are not limited to: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Collage, Digital Art, or Fabric Arts.This program is for grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please submit one artwork per person. You are resp...read more
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A Very Beary Storytime
10:00 a.m.
 A Very Beary Storytime
Friday, Jul. 19, 10:00 a.m.A Very Beary Storyti
In this exciting and interactive storytime, Mr. Bear will be joining us to act out a few stories and rhymes featuring bears! This program is for ages 0-5 and registration is required.
Goldilocks and All the Bears
3:00 p.m.
 Goldilocks and All the Bears
Friday, Jul. 19, 3:00 p.m.Goldilocks and All t
You've heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears more times than you can count but now you can come and experience it!  In this hands-on and engaging experience, children in grades K-2 will be on the hunt for Goldilocks and all the bears. Can you find them all? Registratio...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
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Fairytale Fair
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Fairytale Fair
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Fairytale Fair
Join us as we celebrate a love of fairytales and all things magical with a morning full of enchanting crafts, quests and special royal guests, Princess Rapunzel and Princess Belle! All ages welcome! Registration is encouraged.

or call (330) 653-6658.
IN-PERSON: Glass Mosaics for Adults
10 a.m.
IN-PERSON: Glass Mosaics for Adults
Saturday, Jul. 20, 10 a.m.IN-PERSON: Glass Mos
Explore the art of glass mosaics during this hands-on workshop with Art House, Inc. During this ninety-minute workshop, participants will be guided through the process of creating a glass mosaic design on a tile. All levels of experience are welcome whether you are new to glass mosaics or just want ...read more
Frozen Blast
3:00 p.m.
 Frozen Blast
Saturday, Jul. 20, 3:00 p.m.Frozen Blast
Tweens and Teens are invited to cool down with us at a foam party on the library's back lawn which will feature epic foam, music and a cold treat to help cool everyone down in this crazy summer heat! Please make sure to bring a towel, water and sunscreen! For tweens and teens in grades 4 and up....read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
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Dragon Encounter
2:00 p.m.
 Dragon Encounter
Sunday, Jul. 21, 2:00 p.m.Dragon Encounter
Join us as inventor and time traveler, Brock Barnabas, visits us from medieval times where there is an overpopulation of dragons! After being trained, kids will ready themselves to go back in time and work with Brock Barnabas to handle the dragon overpopulation problem. But be warned - time travel i...read more

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Create Your Own Adventure (grades 4-6)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Create Your Own Adventure (grades 4-6)
Monday, Jul. 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(July 8, 15, 22 -- 2:00-3:30pm)
Create Your Own Adve
Fans of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books will love selecting different paths to alter the stories of classic fairytales. Each kid will have the chance to get creative and design their own scene from various materials to make the new tale come to life.This program is for grades 4-6 a...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
Virtual Book Club: The Lioness of Boston
7 p.m.
Virtual Book Club: The Lioness of Boston
Monday, Jul. 22, 7 p.m.Virtual Book Club: <
Please note this is not an author program but rather a (fun) book club discussion with other book worms.  The virtual book club will discuss Emily Franklin’s latest novel The Lioness of Boston. This novel brings to life the incredible story of Isabella Stewart Gardner who would go on...read more
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Reader’s Theater
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Reader’s Theater
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Reader’s Theat
Kids going into grades 2-5 are invited to our Reader’s Theater program! No performance experience of any kind is needed. We will focus on the core elements of reader’s theater – reading aloud with expression and working collaboratively – while also having fun! Registration is...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
Coding Club (Grades 6-12)
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 Coding Club (Grades 6-12)
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Coding Club (Grades
Starting in 2024, we're teaming up with Fiero Code to bring a coding club to the library for grades 6-12. Fiero Code is a self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Learn Javascript, HTML, Python, ...read more
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Scandals of Hudson Walking Tour
10 a.m.
 Scandals of Hudson Walking Tour
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10 a.m.Scandals of Hudson W
Quiet Midwest city? Think again! Explore the notorious sites of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip. See the actual locations of speakeasies, bank robberies and more while delving into the captivating stories of intrigue, crime, and controversy. All walking tours are weather dependent ...read more
Reading Buddies
2:00 - 3:30 pm
 Reading Buddies
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pmReading Buddies
New readers going into Kindergarten to 2nd grade can choose a book and sit with an older student to practice their skills in this cooperative, multi-age program. Sign up for a half-hour time slot and we will pair you with the perfect partner!This program runs every other week on Wednesday - register...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
Reading Buddy Helpers
2:00 - 3:30 pm
 Reading Buddy Helpers
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pmReading Buddy Helper
Tweens and teens going into grades 5 and up can pair with younger students to help them practice their reading. Sign up for up to 3 half-hour shifts per session.This program runs every other week during Summer Learning Program - register for each date separately.

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Baby Olympics
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
 Baby Olympics
Thursday, Jul. 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Baby Olympics
Do you want to give your baby or toddler that competitive edge? Test their strength and stamina? Then sign them up for the Baby Olympics! Babies from 0 to 3 years old can join in the fun for activities like Diaper Derby and Block-Off.Please register your baby and indicate the number of fans they are...read more

Challenge Island (Session One)
1:00 p.m.
 Challenge Island (Session One)
Thursday, Jul. 25, 1:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, 1:00 p.m. and August 1, 1:00 p.m.)
Challenge Island (Se
Come join Challenge Island each Thursday afternoon in July (and one in August!) for some slime fun.  Each afternoon involves working with your teammates to design and create a different slime related business. You will have a blast creating and playing with slime while you learn about logos, sl...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
Challenge Island (Session Two)
3:00 p.m.
 Challenge Island (Session Two)
Thursday, Jul. 25, 3:00 p.m.
(Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, 3:00 p.m. and August 1, 3:00 p.m.)
Challenge Island (Se
Come join Challenge Island each Thursday afternoon in July (and one in August!) for some slime fun.  Each afternoon involves working with your teammates to design and create a different slime related business. You will have a blast creating and playing with slime while you learn about logos, sl...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
Callisto Quartet and Friends
6:30 p.m.
 Callisto Quartet and Friends
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m.Callisto Quartet and
Callisto Quartet returns to perform with the Hudson Montessori School Conservatory of Music. The group will perform works by Haydn, Dvorak, and more. Praised for their “lush intensity and bravado” and the “cohesion and intonation one might expect from an ensemble twice their a...read more

or call (330) 653-6658.
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The Day the Crayons Quit: A Family Literacy Event
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Day the Crayons Quit: A Family Literacy Event
Friday, Jul. 26, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.The Day the Crayons
Join us at the library for an open house event as we celebrate literacy! We will read stories, enjoy rhymes and songs, and do a few crafts and games. Let’s have some fun while focusing on important literacy skills, the science of reading, and our own Reading Adventures program. Geared toward c...read more
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The Day the Crayons Came Home: A Family Literacy Event and Petting Zoo!
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Day the Crayons Came Home: A Family Literacy Event and Petting Zoo!
Sunday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.The Day the Crayons
Join us at the library for an outdoor open house event and petting zoo as we celebrate literacy! We will enjoy stories, crafts, and games, plus a petting zoo! Let’s have some fun while focusing on important literacy skills, the science of reading, and our own Reading Adventures program. Geared...read more
Unicorn Rides
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Unicorn Rides
Sunday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Unicorn Rides
Pony Time Ranch is back for another round of pony rides. Sign up to ride a pony during our The Day the Crayons Quit: A Family Literacy Event and Petting Zoo open house! For Children ages 4-11, up to 95lbs.Registration Required. Space is limited. Please register one child at a time. Ti...read more
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Battle of the Books
6:30 p.m.
 Battle of the Books
Monday, Jul. 29, 6:30 p.m.Battle of the Books
Watch our book trivia team battle against teams from the Akron-Summit County, Stow-Munroe Falls, and Twinsburg. This year's Battle Books are: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, Falling Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson, It's the End of t...read more
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Backyard Wildlife for Kids
11:00am - 12:00pm
 Backyard Wildlife for Kids
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 11:00am - 12:00pmBackyard Wildlife fo
Join a Summit Metro Parks naturalist for an educational story about Miss Raccoon. You'll learn about local backyard wildlife and meet a live animal or two! Registration is required.
Creativity Lab Orientation: Video Production
2 p.m.
Creativity Lab Orientation: Video Production
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2 p.m.Creativity Lab Orien
During orientation training, learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and best practices on how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. All in...read more

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Goblins and Galaxies, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
7 p.m.
Goblins and Galaxies, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 7 p.m.Goblins and Galaxies
The Hudson Library’s Goblins & Galaxies, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, will meet to discuss, Starter Villain by Hugo Award winning author John Scalzi. Theis book tells the story of Charlie, who inherits a supervillain corporation from his uncle. Publishers Weekly describes Scalz...read more

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