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:
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jun. 22, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Research Databases f
Saturday, Jun. 24, 10 a.m.


Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business or your job search by using six of the library's premium, business databases. 
An Evening with New
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica, visits the the library to discuss her new novel, Every Last Lie, a psychological thriller about a widow’s search for truth after her husband’s tragic death.
 
Copies of Every Last Lie will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
 
Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 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, a writing critique group to meet monthly at the library in Brewster Café. 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. No registration is required.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jun. 29, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Photos with iPad & i
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPad/iPhone to take, edit and organize photos.  This class will cover a variety of iPad/iPhone apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos.  Bring your iPad/iPhone for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.     

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Wave on Wheels: Shar
Monday, Jul. 3, 11:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Newport Aquarium is back with a live shark! Learn about and touch a shark at this educational and fun program. 

This presentation is geared toward grades K-2, but all ages are welcome to enjoy this program and participate in a shark craft afterward.  Sponsored by Hudson Community Foundation and Akron Children’s Hospital.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jul. 6, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Women of Hudson Walk
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join our walking tour to learn how women impacted the history and success of Hudson. Learn about these dynamic pioneers, trailblazers, and leaders. 
Kent/Blossom Music F
Sunday, Jul. 9, 2 p.m.
These performing chamber groups are made up of talented string, woodwind, horn and piano students who come to Kent State University every summer from all over the world to develop professional skills through intensive study with visiting master artists, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Kent State School of Music University
faculty. No registration required.
Scandals of Hudson W
Monday, Jul. 10, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Quiet Midwest city? Think again! Explore the notorious corners of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip. See the actual locations of speakeasies, a bank robbery and more. Hear the accounts of the people involved and outcomes from their criminal activity.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Jul. 10, 7 p.m.
The Between the Lines will discuss the 2016 National Book Award Winner The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for its June selection. Michael Schaub of NPR calls it “an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction."

The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.
Instagram
Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Instagram, a photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps. Learn how to use this app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: Please bring smartphone and or tablet, as well as device ID and password.
 
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jul. 13, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Video Stories with F
Monday, Jul. 17, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Create and share compelling, visual stories with the Flipagram app for your Apple or Android device.  Flipagrams are short photo-video stories created from your favorite images and music.  Learn how to create a flipagram and how to share your posts on your favorite social networks.  Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable navigating their device and should be able to install the free Flipagram app from their app store. Please bring smartphone or tablet. 
 
Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.   
 
Essential Oils 101
Tuesday, Jul. 18, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Christina Dawson will discuss the use of essential oils to promote health and wellness. Essential oils are powerful aromatic compounds that have been used for natural wellness benefits since ancient times. Dawson will cover the basics of essential oils: what essential oils are, how they are produced, how they work to support the body, why the purity and quality of essential oils is important, how to use them, and the safety guidelines for their use. 
Excel for Beginners
Friday, Jul. 21, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
Family LEGO challeng
Saturday, Jul. 22, 10:30 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can try a number of challenges using LEGO and/or Duplo-type blocks. Participants must bring their own LEGOs; we will supply the fun and prizes!
Registration is required - all ages welcome.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. July's selection is Nelson Demille's The Quest. It is a brand new version of Demille's first novel from 1975. Bookreporter says, "It has been fully rewritten, showcasing this masterful author's historical knowledge, understanding of the human psyche, and matchless entertainment skills." No registration required.
Spice Kitchen + Bar
Tuesday, Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Join chef and farmer, Ben Bebenroth for an authentic farm to table experience. This seasonally-focused cooking demonstration will spotlight produce from his farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National park, Spice Acres, as well as small family farms across the region.
 
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