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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Virtual Popsicles an
Monday, Aug. 10, 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a popsicle while we try a couple of different physics experiments together virtually.  Participants will need to pick up a program bag before the event that will include everything you'll need including supplies for the physics experiments and a popsicle. Registration is required.  This program is for children in grades 3-5. 

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.  

Participants will need to pick up a program bag for the program and will be emailed more details closer to the program date. 
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.
Learn Spanish Throug
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Young children ages 3-6 are invited to learn Spanish through music! 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 4-week series for young children and their caregivers. It will run for an hour on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on July 21 at 11 a.m. 

Spanish Through Music combines music and language, with songs, rhythmic patterns, specific melodies, and live instruments. Children will be exposed to Spanish for the full duration of the class, learning 5 -10 specific words per class.

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

Registration is required once for the entire 4-week session (July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11). Multiple children (ages 3-6) 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 Art Crew (Gr
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young artists! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of Art Crew! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
VIRTUAL Campfire Sto
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Join us for virtual Campfire Storytime on Wednesday August 12 at 7 p.m.! We will share fun stories and songs in this evening family storytime.

We will have Campfire Storytimes on three Wednesdays this summer: July 8, July 22, and August 12, all at 7 p.m. At this time, we are planning for them all to be virtual.

Separate registration is required for each of the three sessions and for each person attending. Please include your email address.
Beginner Piano Class
Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Beginner piano classes for kids ages 7-12! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group music lessons. This course is a 4-week beginner piano series. It will run for an hour on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning on July 23 at 4 p.m. 

Participating children will need access to a keyboard or piano, as well as a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.

Registration is required once for the entire 4-week session (July 23, July 30, August 6, and August 13). Multiple children (ages 7-12) 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.

Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Aug. 14, 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, and all will be live on ZOOM: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

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, Aug. 14, 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, and all will be live on ZOOM: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

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, Aug. 14, 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: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

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 Magical Fair
Saturday, Aug. 15

Join us for a special virtual magic show for the whole family!

Magician Mark Wood presents his VIRTUAL Magical Fairy Tales Fun & Magic Show! The zany Mark Wood Fun Show combines comedy, magic, juggling, and balloon sculpting, with a fairy tale spin for this year’s “Imagine Your Story” summer theme. Mark has created a video for us that includes his fun-filled magic show, followed by segments on learning how to make a magic wand, a cool magic trick for kids, and how to twist balloon animals. Perfect for families to watch together, and suitable for kids ages 3-12.

Registration is required. You will receive the video link by email prior to the show date. The video will not be live until Saturday, August 15 at 8 a.m.

Virtual Family Fort
Monday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Families will have some time at the beginning of the program to build a fort together out of materials they can gather in their own homes!  Once the forts are complete we will have a fun storytime in our PJ's. Registration is required.  This is an all ages family program.  

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 Art Club (Gr
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young artists! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of Art Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
VIRTUAL Buckeye Book
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children going into grades 3-6 are invited to join us for our fun and friendly Buckeye Book Club on Wednesday August 19 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month, we will be discussing two books, and you may read one or both!

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a New York Times bestseller and Newbery Award winner. This timeless story “blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.”

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate is the much-anticipated sequel, published earlier this year. It stars the characters from the first book and features Ivan’s friend Bob the dog.

Some content is currently available on Hoopla and can be accessed with your library card. There will also be copies of the books available at the Children’s Desk in the library.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
 
Virtual Parachute Cr
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Together, over Zoom, you will work to create your own parachute and see how well it can carry the basket or item that you design.  After everyone is done making their parachute we will go around and show off our designs. Registration is required.  This program is for children in grades K-2. 

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.  

Participants will need to pick up a program bag for the program and will be emailed more details closer to the program date. 
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.
Bookworm Buddies Boo
Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for Bookworm Buddies, the book club for children K - 2nd grade. Our next monthly meeting will take place on Thusday, August 20th at 4 p.m. In this parent/child book club, you will read a book together and then we will gather for a fun discussion. Grab a snack and share your thoughts about this month's book, Inspector FlytrapThis book is currently available on Hoopla as an e-book only and can be accessed with your library card. Print copies will become available as our interlibrary system continues to get back up to speed. To borrow via Hoopla, go to our main hudsonlibrary.org page, go to “Download It” and then “Hoopla.” This book club event will be via Zoom, so be sure to include your email address when you register. You will receive the invitation to the gathering closer to the event date.

"The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting."

Games You Can’
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2:00 pm
Budding tricksters can learn the ropes with Zap as he teaches them how to wow their families with word games, puzzles and math tricks. This program will be presented on Zoom and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Register with an email address in order to receive the link.
Monday, Aug. 24, 2:00 pm
Children going into grades K-2 are invited to join us for our new Nonfiction Book Club on Monday August 24 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month we will be discussing Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

"In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter."

You can find the book, audiobook, or animated picture book on Hoopla which can be accessed with your library card.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
VIRTUAL DIY Club (Gr
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of DIY Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
VIRTUAL Middle Schoo
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Creatives in grades 6 through 8 are invited to explore a wide range of artistic styles in mediums from painting to collage to textiles. Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 26 at 4:30p.m. for a hands-on DIY project. Registration is required. A valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. 
Jungle Bob’s V
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2:00 pm
The show may be virtual, but the animals are alive! Join us on Zoom as Jungle Bob shows off his latest menagerie - we never know what he's going to bring! Please register once per family and note the number of people attending. The zoom link will be in the confirmation email.
Junior Naturalists
Monday, Aug. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Join Miss Beth on Monday, August 31st at 7 p.m. for a virtual walk, exploring some natural features at our neighboring Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This program will be posted as a video event at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/children/junior-naturalists/ and will be provided to you again closer to the event in a separate email.  

This program is designed for approximately preschool - 2nd grade, however anyone is welcome to have a look. Registration is required. Please be sure to supply email address in order to receive the link to this online event, and please check this link closer to program date for more information.
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