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:
Virtual Halloween Pa
Friday, Oct. 30, 11:00am-12:00pm
Join us on Zoom for some Halloween fun and to share your costumes the librarians. Register once for the whole family - please stop by or call to arrange pick-up of a program goodie bag!
 
Virtual First Musica
Sunday, Nov. 1, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn how to play the recorder! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on October 4 at 3 p.m. 

Each child will be provided with a new recorder that they may keep. Participating families do not need any other specific supplies or prior musical experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.

Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 8). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Spanish for
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn Spanish! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group language and music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on October 6 at 11:30 a.m. 

Participating families do not need any specific supplies or prior Spanish-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.


Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 6, 13, 20, 27, & November 3, 10). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Afternoon Ad
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Children in Kindergarten to 3rd grade are invited to a monthly exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. We'll meet on Zoom, share a story or two then end with an craft. Parents will be contacted via email when the programming bags are ready. 
 
Virtual STEAM Storyt
Friday, Nov. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Children ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver are invited to join us for STEAM Storytime: It's Yoga Time. We'll share a story, some discussion and explore the practice of yoga and its many benefits for our bodies. No special equipment is required, but feel free to add any yoga accessories you might have. This will be held as a live event via Zoom. Registration is required. 

Please be certain to include a valid email address for this registration. Closer to the program date, you will receive an email with the invitation link to attend this Zoom program.
 
Virtual Teen Library
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:00 a.m. (Saturdays, November 7th, December 3rd, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st)
Teens age 11-18 can join us virtually to discuss teen programs and teen life in the library. This is an opportunity for teens to get involved in at the library and in their community. We plan library events together, teens can volunteer at childrens events and our Teen Library Council even chooses books to order for our teen collection. 

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
VIRTUAL: Mustard&rsq
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Virtual Music Series continues with an intimate concert featuring folk duo Mustard’s Retreat. David Tamulevich and Libby Glover will perform a concert of well-known and original tunes grounded in early traditional 60’s folk music. Mustard’s Retreat represents an eclectic blend of old and new music mixed with entertaining storytelling. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, November 8 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety.
Virtual First Musica
Sunday, Nov. 8, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn how to play the recorder! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on October 4 at 3 p.m. 

Each child will be provided with a new recorder that they may keep. Participating families do not need any other specific supplies or prior musical experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.

Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 8). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Dream Big: E
Tuesday, Nov. 10, any time

Dream – Build – Create! Enjoy a virtual film screening of the award-winning documentary “Dream Big: Engineering Our World”, which introduces engineers and engineering to people of all ages, especially families and children. Virtually travel the world to see engineering in action, from the Great Wall of China, to solar car races in Australia, and underwater robots in the USA.

All ages welcome, but this program is geared toward grades 4 and up. Optional live, interactive panels with engineering experts will also be available to participants.


You will be able to watch the film at any time on the date you register for. Please register for one of these screening days: Tuesday November 10, Saturday November 14, Tuesday November 17, or Tuesday November 24. The film is approximately 45 minutes long and is available in English, Spanish, and closed captioning.

Registration is required for the film link and for information about the live panel discussions. Please register once per family.

This film is by MacGillivray Freeman Films, in collaboration with The American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation and StarNet.

Virtual Spanish for
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn Spanish! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group language and music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on October 6 at 11:30 a.m. 

Participating families do not need any specific supplies or prior Spanish-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.


Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 6, 13, 20, 27, & November 3, 10). Multiple children (ages 3-8) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household.

Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.

Virtual Slime Societ
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m.
Ready for some slime time? Children in grades 3-6 are welcome to join us as we make a different slime each month. This virtual program requires participants to pick up supplies from the library.  You will be notified closer to the program date about instructions for picking up your slime program bag. 

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 10th and 24th, December 8th and 22nd)
Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join this chapter book program, Chapter Chatter. In this four-part series, we will get together on Zoom to relax and listen to a chapter book read by Miss Beth (with brief discussion before and after each session). Our next book will be Good Dog, McTavish, by Meg Rosoff. Each session will last approximately 35-40 minutes. 

Participants do not need to read or prepare in advance. Participants only need to register ONCE for this series. Reminders will be sent in advance of each of the four sessions, including the Zoom invitation for each session. Please be sure to include your email address upon registration.

These Zoom gatherings will take place bi-weekly on the following four Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.:

Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
 
Virtual Evening Fami
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Families are invited to join us for a live and interactive evening family storytime on Zoom! We will share stories and rhymes before bedtime. Jammies and stuffies are not required but are definitely encouraged! This storytime is geared toward children ages 2-5, but all are welcome.

Storytime will meet on Zoom on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, and registration is required separately for each session. Join us as often as you are able!

The Fall dates are:

  • Wednesday September 23 at 7:30 pm   
  • Wednesday October 14 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday October 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday November 11 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday December 9 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday December 23 at 7:30 pm

Please include your email address in order to get the Zoom link prior to the program.

Virtual Lego Club (G
Thursday, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lego enthusiasts in grades 1-5 are invited to join our new virtual Lego Club for the first session, on Thursday September 10 at 4:30 p.m.! 

Each month we will meet on Zoom to talk about Legos, share what we’ve been working on, catch up on Lego news, and of course build some Lego creations! Any type of plastic bricks will work (Legos or others).

The Fall dates are:
•    Thursday September 10 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday October 8 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday November 12 at 4:30 pm
•    Thursday December 10 at 4:30 pm

Registration is required separately each month, although monthly attendance is not required. Join us as often as you are able! This program is for children in grades 1-5.

Please include your email address in order to get the Zoom link prior to the program.
 
Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Nov. 13, 9:30 - 10:00 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, and all will be live on ZOOM.

Please note the ages/times, as these are different from our past sessions:

  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 9:30 a.m.
  • infants/toddlers, ages 0-2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m.


No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc! Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed). We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Nov. 13, 10:30 - 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, and all will be live on ZOOM.

Please note the ages/times, as these are different from our past sessions:

  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 9:30 a.m.
  • infants/toddlers, ages 0-2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m.


No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc! Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed). We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Nov. 13, 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, and all will be live on ZOOM.

Please note the ages/times, as these are different from our past sessions:

  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 9:30 a.m.
  • infants/toddlers, ages 0-2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • preschool, ages 3-5 at 11:30 a.m.


No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc! Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed). We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

VIRTUAL Balto presen
Friday, Nov. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A HISTORY OF HUMANS, HUSKIES, AND HEALTH IN ALASKA

Did you know that the real Balto is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History?

Learn about the amazing achievements of mushers and their sled dogs on your day off of school. Educators from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will present the story of Balto and the heroic dogs and mushers of the 1925 Alaskan Serum Run, and compare their experience to the Iditarod of today.
It’s a ‘tail’ for all ages!

All ages are welcome to attend, though this is an educational event geared towards Kindergarten to 12 graders. 
Registration is required. This program will be recorded. 

 

Virtual Dream Big: E
Saturday, Nov. 14, any time

Dream – Build – Create! Enjoy a virtual film screening of the award-winning documentary “Dream Big: Engineering Our World”, which introduces engineers and engineering to people of all ages, especially families and children. Virtually travel the world to see engineering in action, from the Great Wall of China, to solar car races in Australia, and underwater robots in the USA.
All ages welcome, but this program is geared toward grades 4 and up. Optional live, interactive panels with engineering experts will also be available to participants.


You will be able to watch the film at any time on the date you register for. Please register for one of these screening days: Tuesday November 10, Saturday November 14, Tuesday November 17, or Tuesday November 24. The film is approximately 45 minutes long and is available in English, Spanish, and closed captioning.

Registration is required for the film link and for information about the live panel discussions. Please register once per family.

This film is by MacGillivray Freeman Films, in collaboration with The American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation and StarNet.

Virtual Crazy Cravin
Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.
This months recipe is from The Healthy Teen Cookbook by Remmi Smith.  We will be making Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice from this cookbook together on Monday, November 16th. The ingredients list is below.  You will need to acquire the ingredients on your own in order to participate in the program.  If you're interested in more recipes from this cookbook it is available for download on Hoopla. This program is children in grades 2-5. Registration Required. 

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Ingredients for Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice:
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil - 1 small onion (small dice) - 1 carrot (peeled, small dice) - 1/4 cup red bell pepper (small dice) - 2 green onions (sliced thinly) - 2 cloves garlic (minced) - 2 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover) - 1 tsp. soy sauce - 1 tsp. sesame oil - 1 tbsp. oyster sauce - 1 large egg - 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
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