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:
Pokémon League
Saturday, May. 28, 10:00 a.m.- Noon
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Bring your Pokémon cards or Nintendo DS to the library one Saturday a month to trade cards, battle your Pokémon and enjoy two hours with other Pokémon trainers.

For trainers ages 5-13

No Registration Requried. 
 
 
Chalk the Walk
Saturday, May. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 6-12 are welcome to chalk Hudson Library’s sidewalk with their most creative and artistic creations.
Meet outside the library entrance where they will receive their chalk and be assigned a sidewalk square.

No registration is required
Summer Volunteering
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Motivated students going into grades 5 to 8 can sign up to help out this summer with children's programs, Summer Reading Program registration, and a variety of other tasks throughout the summer. 
Register for one of two training sessions. Bring a light-colored t-shirt to tie-dye!
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Jun. 3, 9:30 a.m.
Presented by Hudson’s Kindermusik, this popular program combines music and learning for small children. Kindermusik is the world's leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood.

This free program requires registration. 
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Jun. 3, 10:15 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Presented by Hudson’s Kindermusik, this popular program combines music and learning for small children. Kindermusik is the world's leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood.

This free program requires registration. 
Summer Volunteering
Saturday, Jun. 4, 10:00 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Motivated students going into grades 5 to 8 can sign up to help out this summer with children's programs, Summer Reading Program registration, and a variety of other tasks throughout the summer. 
Register for one of two training sessions. Bring a light-colored t-shirt to tie-dye!
Tops and Bottoms Sto
Saturday, Jun. 4, noon
Come and check out our new Story Garden on the patio. The featured book is Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Watch the garden grow all summer!
No registration required
The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 6, 11:00 am
Susan Durante brings her spectacular bubble show to the library once again to kick off our Summer Reading Program 2016 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
Please register for one show only: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m - Include every adult, child and baby attending.
The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 6, 2:00 pm
Susan Durante brings her spectacular bubble show to the library once again to kick off our Summer Reading Program 2016 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Please register for one show only: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - Include every adult, child and baby attending.
The Bubble Lady
Monday, Jun. 6, 7:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Susan Durante brings her spectacular bubble show to the library once again to kick off our Summer Reading Program 2016 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Please register for one show only: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m - Include every adult, child and baby attending.
Tween Writing Worksh
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Tuesdays in June)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Budding authors going into grades 4 to 7 can learn the ins and outs of writing through exercises and visits from local authors. Work completed in the 4-week workshop will be included in a published chapbook. Participants should attend all four sessions.
Registration required.
Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
This program will match a “Big Readers” (grades 4-12) with “Little Readers” (grades K-3) once a week for a half hour session to build reading skills. During these sessions the Reading Buddies will have the opportunity to select a book from the library, read together, play games and other activities.

The Big Reader will act as a reading mentor for each child, helping them with reading as well as guiding them in discussion and making book selections. The Reading Buddies program will meet once a week on Tuesdays.  The first 4-week session will begin on June 7th and the second 4-week session July 5th.  Participants may choose to register for one of two different time slots, 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Students interested in being a Big Reader (grades 4-12) during the month of June will be required to come to an orientation session on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.  Students interested in being a Big Reader (grades 4-12) during the month of July will be required to come to an orientation session on Tuesday, July 5 at 12:00 p.m.  All Buddies (Big and Little) must register for this program.  
Walking Tours for Ki
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 3:00 p.m. (Wednesday, June 8 at 3 p.m. and Thursdays, July 7 & August 11 at 6 p.m. )
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come explore and learn about the city of Hudson’s disasters, Underground Railroad and Clock Tower! We will end our tour with refreshing popsicles on the patio. Grades 4 – 6 only: registration required.
 
Register for one of the following tours:
Wednesday, June 8 at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m.
 
All walking tours are weather-dependent and meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
Drop in Crafts
Thursday, Jun. 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Children going into Kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to drop in at the Hudson Library Flood Family Meeting Room between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. to make some exciting crafts on June 9 and July 28. Younger children may need adult assistance. This program is free and requires no registration.
 
For more information, please call the Children’s Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020
Tail Waggin’ T
Thursday, Jun. 9, 4:30 p.m. (Thursdays: June 9, July 7, August 25 at 4:30 p.m. & Sundays: June 26, July 24, August 14 at 2:30 p.m.)
Children can build confidence and practice reading with one of our therapy dogs from Therapy Dogs International! Sign up for a 15 minute time slot on a first-come first-serve basis the day of the program.
 
Our tutors will be here one Thursday afternoon and one Sunday afternoon each month.
Mother Goose Games
Friday, Jun. 10, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
 
Hey Diddle Diddle, don’t miss this little event! Are you as quick and nimble as Jack? Can you put Humpty back together again? Play Mother Goose Games and find out!  Children, ages 4-6, can play non-competitive games based on Mother Goose and other popular nursery rhymes.  We’ll share rhymes, play games and make a craft. 
 
Registration is required.
Water Festival
Saturday, Jun. 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wet and wild fun on the library's back lawn with games and contests for all ages.
Weather dependant - No registration required.
Lunch Bunch
Monday, Jun. 13, 11:30 a.m. ( June 13, June 20, June 27 & July 11, July 18 )
or call (330) 653-6658.
For children entering Kindergarten Fall 2016. Bring a sack lunch and a drink for stories and activities on the patio 11:30am - 12:00pm. Our focus will be early literacy skills for school readiness. Early Literacy "to go" packs will be provided. 
Reading Buddies
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
This program will match a “Big Readers” (grades 4-12) with “Little Readers” (grades K-3) once a week for a half hour session to build reading skills. During these sessions the Reading Buddies will have the opportunity to select a book from the library, read together, play games and other activities.

The Big Reader will act as a reading mentor for each child, helping them with reading as well as guiding them in discussion and making book selections. The Reading Buddies program will meet once a week on Tuesdays.  The first 4-week session will begin on June 7th and the second 4-week session July 5th.  Participants may choose to register for one of two different time slots, 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Students interested in being a Big Reader (grades 4-12) during the month of June will be required to come to an orientation session on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.  Students interested in being a Big Reader (grades 4-12) during the month of July will be required to come to an orientation session on Tuesday, July 5 at 12:00 p.m.  All Buddies (Big and Little) must register for this program.  
Yard Art & Moss Graf
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Create fun art for your very own yard. Decorate garden rocks, water bottle wind spirals and start a “moss graffiti board” that will grow into the design you paint!  Grades K and up with a caregiver: registration required. 
 
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