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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Ballooning Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:30
or call (330) 653-6658.
Ever wanted to make your own balloon animals? Join professional clown and master balloon twister Flower Clown for a lesson in the art of making balloon animals and other balloon creations! This program is for children ages 9 to 14. Registration is required. 
Classical Music For
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.
The Classical Music For Everyone Series continues as members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra present works by three musical giants of the Classical Period – Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. The second half of the program will feature works by three lesser-known but influential composers of the Classical Period – Salieri, The Chevalier de Saint Georges and Boccherini. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 
Kids Love Musicals!
Monday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Musical Theater Project of Northeast Ohio returns to the Hudson Library!

Join us for a children's workshop based on the musical “You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” (Local schools are not in session on this day.) This fun, friendly environment will inspire your child’s creativity and imagination! No experience in music, theater, or performance is necessary!

For children in grades 2-5. This program is for children only.

A snack will be provided. Please do not send food with your child.

Registration is required and begins on December 21.
Matters of Science
Monday, Jan. 21, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
No school today, so come and spend your afternoon at the Hudson Library getting energized by Matters of Science, presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Kids in grades 3 - 6 are invited to this interactive program which will highlight specific states of matter and include amazing experiments they CAN try at home! Program begins at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required.
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Art Crew
Monday, Jan. 21, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Calling all young artists: come learn about art and create some too! Art Crew occurs the third Monday of each month from 4:30 -5:15  pm in the Teen Room. Registration is required - for children in Grades K-2. 
Clifford’s &ld
Friday, Jan. 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Preschool Reading Readiness Event!

Young children and their families are invited to party with Clifford the Big Red Dog! Join us at 10:00 a.m. on either Friday January 25 or Saturday January 26 as we share stories, crafts, games, and get the chance to enroll in the Library’s early literacy program 1000 books before Kindergarten. Learn about important early literacy skills that help prepare young children for success and instill a love of reading. This party is for everyone, but the activities will be geared towards children ages 2-5.  Registration is required for this free family event.

Please choose one of two dates to attend: Friday January 25 at 10:00 a.m. or Saturday January 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Clifford’s &ld
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Preschool Reading Readiness Event!

Young children and their families are invited to party with Clifford the Big Red Dog! Join us at 10:00 a.m. on either Friday January 25 or Saturday January 26 as we share stories, crafts, games, and get the chance to enroll in the Library’s early literacy program 1000 books before Kindergarten. Learn about important early literacy skills that help prepare young children for success and instill a love of reading. This party is for everyone, but the activities will be geared towards children ages 2-5.  Registration is required for this free family event.

Please choose one of two dates to attend: Friday January 25 at 10:00 a.m. or Saturday January 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

Geeky Games
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Calling all Pokémon Trainers, Dungeon Raiders, Magic Gatherers and Board Game Players! Come to the library the last Saturday of each month and get a chance to trade Pokémon cards, take part in a Dungeon & Dragons Campaign or have fun playing a new or favorite table top game. Bring your Pokémon cards, D&D dice or other gaming favorites and enjoy two hours with other geeky gaming enthusiasts.  This free program is for all ages and no registration is required.

The DIY Club
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4:30

Join us for a DIY series to learn about and practice upcycling and fabric arts skills. Each month, we will make a new fabric arts project out of existing materials. DIY Club meets the last Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm in the Teen Room. This program is for grades K-5. Registration is required.

STEAM Storytime: Hel
Friday, Feb. 1, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the library on Friday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for "Hello? Can You Hear Me?" Come for stories, songs, play, and crafts as we learn all about the world of communication, past and present. Registration is required. Please register for only ONE of the storytimes. For questions about the program or registration, please call 330-653-6658, ext. 1020.

 

 

STEAM Storytime: Hel
Friday, Feb. 1, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the library on Friday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for "Hello? Can You Hear Me?" Come for stories, songs, play, and crafts as we learn all about the world of communication, past and present. Registration is required. Please register for only ONE of the storytimes. For questions about the program or registration, please call 330-653-6658, ext. 1020. 
Groundhog Day Storyt
Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Will the groundhog see his shadow? Join us in celebrating Groundhog Day with stories, songs, games, and crafts! This program is for families with children ages 2 and up. (Infant siblings are welcome.) Registration is required. 
Groundhog Day Storyt
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Will the groundhog see his shadow? Join us in celebrating Groundhog Day with stories, songs, games, and crafts! This program is for families with children ages 2 and up. (Infant siblings are welcome.) Registration is required. 
Cleveland Chinese Mu
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the return of the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble. The ensemble will present a new and varied program and welcome special guest guzheng (Chinese zither) player Jarrelle Barton who will play several solo pieces and perform in collaboration with the ensemble. All ages welcome. No registration required. 
Afternoon Adventures
Monday, Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Afternoon Adventures - a monthly exploration into environmental science for children in Kindergarten to second grade. Each session will include a read-a-loud story, a group discussion with a hands on activity and end with a craft.

Registration is required. 
This free event is for children grades K-2 only.
Pajama Storytime
Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come in from the cold and warm up at pajama storytime! Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal for an evening drop-in storytime with stories, songs, and a special snack. No registration is required. For families with children ages 2 and up. (infant siblings are welcome to attend).
Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m. - 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: 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.
 
Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Feb. 8, 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.
 
Kindermusik (3-5 yea
Friday, Feb. 8, 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.
 
Tail Waggin’ T
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Keep your reading skills sharp while having a furry, fun time! Children of all ages are invited to practice their reading skills while reading to a dog. All dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International. Children are encouraged to participate as often as they would like throughout the winter and spring!

This program will be held on the second Sunday of the month:
Sunday, January 13, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

No registration is required. Please sign up for a time slot at the Children’s desk on the day of the event.
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