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
Miss Electricity!
Saturday, Apr. 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
Kids can learn all about Greek mythology, electricity, and rising above bullying all at once as the Columbus Children's Theatre presents a dynamic performance of Miss Electricity! 
This show is recommended for grades K to 6. Please register everyone attending.
The DIY Club
Thursday, Apr. 25, 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleep
Thursday, Apr. 25, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what happens when the library lights go out at night? We will share our secret world with your stuffed animal at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring your favorite stuffed animal (or second favorite) to the library for a special evening storytime, craft, and snack. (Pajamas encouraged!) Then tuck in your animal for a sleepover. The animals will spend the night at the library listening to stories, playing games, and probably staying up very late!  

Come back the next day to pick it up (Friday April 26, anytime between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and see photos of the animals’ fun adventures overnight at the library! 

Open to children age three years and older.

Registration is required and begins on March 25. Please register each child participating. Only one furry friend per person.
 
Geeky Games
Saturday, Apr. 27, 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.

Cleveland Orchestra
Wednesday, May. 1, 6:30 p.m.
A special Wednesday evening performance by an octet from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will perform the Schubert Octet in F Major, part of the repertoire slated for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra June 2019 European Tour. No registration required.
Pajama Storytime
Thursday, May. 2, 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spring has sprung so come in for some pajama fun! 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).

STEAM Storytime: Fan
Friday, May. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for crafts,songs and stories as we learn about  the fantastic frog at this program for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
STEAM Storytime: Fan
Friday, May. 3, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for crafts,songs and stories as we learn about  the fantastic frog at this program for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
Mom and Me Tea
Saturday, May. 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tea and books is the perfect pairing for a wonderful tea for mom and me! Come celebrate Mother's Day at the library with a tea party! We’ll have food, refreshments and a craft. For children ages 4 and up and the special lady in your life - Grandmas welcome too!
Registration is required. Please register all attending for one of the two sessions.

 

 

Mom and Me Tea
Saturday, May. 4, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Tea and books is the perfect pairing for a wonderful tea for mom and me! Come celebrate Mother's Day at the library with a tea party! We’ll have food, refreshments and a craft. For children ages 4 and up and the special lady in your life - Grandmas welcome too!
Registration is required. Please register all attending for one of the two sessions.

 

 

Star Wars: The Force
Saturday, May. 4, 2:00 p.m.
Teens aged 11-18 are encouraged to join us Saturday, May 4th at 2 p.m. in the teen room for a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  As the First Order gains power in the Galaxy an ex-stormtrooper crash lands on a desert planet where he meets Rey and her droid BB8, who contains a secret map to the where abouts of Luke Skywalker.  The two embark on a dangerous adventure to return the droid to the resistance and save the galazxy. For teens aged 11-18. Registration Required.
Classical Music For
Sunday, May. 5, 2 p.m.
In this final concert of the Classical Music for Everyone Series, members of the Akron Symphony will present music from the Classical period, exploring chamber works by familiar composers (Schubert, Haydn and Mozart) and less well-known, but influential composers (Salieri, Boccherini and Chevalier de Saint Georges). This concert was postponed from Sunday, January 20. No registration required.
Afternoon Adventures
Monday, May. 6, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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.
Bookworm Buddies Boo
Thursday, May. 9, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Join us for Bookworm Buddies our book club for children K- 2nd grade. Our last monthly meeting of the year is May 9th from 4:30 – 5:15. In this parent/child book club you’ll read a book together and then come for a discussion, fun activities and a snack to go with it! For May 9th, we’re reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes.

“Billy Miller visits the statue of the Jolly Green Giant at the end of the summer vacation, he has an unlucky fall and ends up with a small lump on his head. What a way to start second grade, with a lump on you head! As the year goes by, though, Billy figures out how to navigate elementary school, how to appreciate his little sister, and how to ne more grown up and responsible.”

Registration required – register child only and list name of adult attending.
Copies of the book are available at the Children's Desk

The Very Hungry Cate
Saturday, May. 11, 10:30 am
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Eric Carle's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a special reading of the book, crafts and live caterpillars! 
Minecraft Club
Saturday, May. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer Minecraft server! For grades 2-6.

This is the 11 am session, please only register for one session. 
Saturday, May. 11, 2:00 pm
Come mine and craft on our multiplayer Minecraft server! For grades 2-6.

This is the 2 pm session, please only register for one session. 
STEM Afterschool
Tuesday, May. 14, 4:30

Join us as and create a STEM based project… all from things you could find around your house.  For Grades 3-5.

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, May. 15, 6:30 p.m.
This monthly book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm and is for children in grades 3-5.  Tweens will have a month to make their way through Robin Davis', Wookiee Cookies: A Star Wars Cookbook, which can be picked up at the children's desk.  While cooking at home they can follow the recipe's exactly or put their own special twist on it.   At the book club meeting they can bring in their favorite dish and we will discuss recipe's that worked and recipe's that didn't and which ones were our favorites. Registration Required. 
Art Club
Thursday, May. 16, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Calling all budding artists in Grades 3-5: learn about an artist's style or an art movement and then try it for yourself! Art Club meets the 3rd Thurday of the month from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Teen Room. Registration is required - for children in Grades 3-5. 
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