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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Jim Gill’s Sin
Saturday, Jun. 29, 1:00 pm
Don't miss the family concert of the summer with the inimitable Jim Gill!! We will sing and dance and have a general great time on the First and Main Green. The concert will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather.

Please register everyone attending!
VIRTUAL TOUR: The Is
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will present a virtual livestreamed tour of selected works from the museum’s collection, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Learn more about the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a radical and free-spirited woman who made it her life's mission to collect art from around the world and build this museum to share it with the public. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded. 
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2 p.m.
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 individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own video projects must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
VIRTUAL: Juneteenth
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:30 p.m.
This is a one-time special streaming event that will not be recorded.  
On Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us on a virtual walking tour that explores the rich history and significance of Juneteenth in Washington D.C. Learn about the events and landmarks that played pivotal roles in the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. 

The tour will begin at the Emancipation memorial, also known as the Freedman’s Memorial, as a symbolic starting point for our exploration of Juneteenth’s historical roots. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the Dred Scott decision, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the role of enslaved labor in the construction of iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol while navigating the streets of Washington D.C. 
 
IN-PERSON: Adult Gen
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10 a.m.)
The library will offer a four-week session of in-person, gentle flow yoga classes for all levels. These classes will be held in the Flood Room on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
IN-PERSON: Advanced
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2 p.m.
Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level with our Advanced Excel workshop. During this hands-on class, explore features in Microsoft Excel that will allow you to extrapolate and analyze data. Specific tools include data validation, VLOOKUP, and how to work across multiple worksheets and pivot tables. Participants must have taken previous library Excel classes or be very comfortable using Excel.
Goblins and Galaxies
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 7 p.m.
On June, 25 at 7:00 p.m. the Hudson Library’s Goblins & Galaxies, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, will meet to discuss, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, on the library patio. This book follows a scholar and a civil servant who must prove that magic once existed and that it is possible to bring it back to help society. Kirkus Reviews calls the book an ([i]mmensely and immensely entertaining genre-hopping yarn."
Hudson and WW2 Walki
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10 a.m.
Discover what Hudson in the 1940s was like during the Second World War. Along the way, you will learn all about those who served in the armed forces, as well as those who volunteered their services to help win the war for the Allies. All tours meet at the entrance to the library and are weather dependent. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
IN-PERSON: Adult Gen
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10 a.m.)
The library will offer a four-week session of in-person, gentle flow yoga classes for all levels. These classes will be held in the Flood Room on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
IN-PERSON: Advanced
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2 p.m.
Discover how you can automate repetitive tasks in Microsoft Excel. During this advanced class, participants will learn how to create macros and use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to record keystrokes and create automations for simple or complex tasks. Please note this is an advanced Excel course. All participants must have excellent keyboard and mouse skills and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
IN-PERSON: Ceramics
Saturday, Jun. 29, 10 a.m.
Explore the art of ceramics during this hands-on workshop with Art House, Inc. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. During this ninety-minute workshop, participants will be guided through the process of creating a clay pinch-pot. All levels of experience are welcome whether you are new to ceramics or just want to explore a new medium. Space is limited, registration is required for this in-person workshop. There is a $15 materials fee to cover supplies and kiln firing, payable by cash or check. Materials fee can be paid prior to the date of the program at the second-floor reference desk or on the day of the program. 
Kent Blossom Music F
Saturday, Jul. 6, 2 p.m.
Chamber ensembles from the Kent Blossom Music Festival return Hudson Library. The Kent Blossom Music Festival, a partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and Kent State University, stands as one of the top summer training institutes in the United States. It remains the only partnership of its kind between a major American orchestra and a public university.  The Young Artists who spend their summers here experience intensive coaching and mentorship from members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Kent State music faculty and internationally significant guest artists. Faculty, guests and Young Artists perform twenty or more concerts per season at the Glauser School of Music, Blossom Music Center and surrounding communities.  
 
Hudson the Early Yea
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 10 a.m.
Explore the first fifty years of Hudson from David Hudson’s first foray into the “howling wilderness” to the railroad boom. Hear stories about early pioneer families, like Heman Oviatt and Anson Brewster, the founding of Western Reserve College, and the people and events contributing to the rapid development of the town. All walking tours are weather dependent. Registration begins 1 month prior to each walking tour date. Space is limited. All tours meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Didgeridoo Adventure
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:00 am
Join us on an epic adventure to the Land Down Under, where we'll hear otherworldly sounds from the didgeridoo, explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback, and learn about amazing creatures like kangaroos and koalas with Didgeridoo Down Under. This is a fun, interactive and musical program for families.

Please register everyone attending.
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2 p.m.
During orientation training, learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and best practices on how to use the audio 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 individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own podcast or audio projects must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
Virtual Book Club: <
Monday, Jul. 22, 7 p.m.
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 to leave an indelible impression on the history of American art. Starting with Isabella's arrival in Boston, Franklin richly portrays her life up to the founding the eponymous museum in Boston.  Publishers Weekly called the book "a vivid narrative…brims with pitch-perfect period details…cannily captures Isabella Stewart Gardner’s ambition, independence, and quirks. Fans of strong female protagonists and Gilded Age historicals will enjoy this.” 
Scandals of Hudson W
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 10 a.m.
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 and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
Callisto Quartet and
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30 p.m.
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 age” (Third Coast Review), the American-Canadian Callisto Quartet brings together four musicians who share a deep passion for bringing chamber music to audiences around the world. Selected high school students in the Advanced Chamber Program at the Hudson Montessori School Conservatory of Music receive the opportunity to work and perform with the The Callisto Quartet as part of the school's Summer Chamber Intensive Program.
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2 p.m.
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 individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own video projects must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
Goblins and Galaxies
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 7 p.m.
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 Scalzi's book, a "classic supervillain tropes with equal measures of tongue-in-cheek humor and common sense."

 
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