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:
Lunch Bunch
Monday, Jun. 27, 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. 28, 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.  
Buckeye Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 4:30 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Book lovers going into grades 4 to 7 can join a monthly book group to discuss a recently published Tween book. The selection for June is The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price, about a brother and sister who are able to visit an alternative world where their mother lives.
Registration is required - copies of the book will be available at the Children's Room desk beginning May 17.
Shelley Pearsall & F
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:00 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can meet our children's Author-in-Residence Shelley Pearsall at a special author event. Ms. Pearsall will talk about her work and sign books. Then families can create a folk art project based on her latest book The Seventh Most Important Thing, a novel inspired by the work of outsider artist James Hampton.
Please register everyone attending.
Tween Computer Codin
Thursday, Jun. 30, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry this program is full.
Student going into grades 4th – 8th can learn basic computer coding.  The free 2-session class is a great introduction and foundation to computer science.
Club Invention - Whe
Thursday, Jun. 30, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Discover the Wheel of Invention, Part of Club Invention Afterschool an exciting program where students will learn through hands-on fun! This five session series begins on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Flood Family Meeting Room.  The sessions will continue on June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14 at 2:00 p.m.


Children in grades 2-5 are immersed in adventures that encourage creative problem-solving and enhance their understanding of essential STEM concepts.  During this fast-paced program, developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, students will participate in Entrepreneur Game Arenas and create amazing new invention prototypes.
 
This free five-session series of Club Invention is made possible with funds from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

For children entering grades 2 - 5 in the fall. 
Registration is required. Please register for each event separately.
 
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Jul. 1, 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, Jul. 1, 10:15 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. 
Lunch Bunch
Monday, Jul. 4, 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, Jul. 5, 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, July 5 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.   
EatPlayGrow
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays in July)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can have fun together while learning to live a healthy lifestyle through activities and crafts. Create a meal together with a professional chef at the final session. Participants should attend all four weeks.
Please register everyone attending.
Campfire Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 7:00 p.m. (Wednesdays: June 22nd, July 6th, August 10th)
Join us on the patio for a special family storytime of stories, songs, a craft, and a s'mores snack!

No registration is required.
Yoga & Smoothies for
Thursday, Jul. 7, 11:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Tweens entering into grades 3 to 5 can join us for some yoga with Lisa Meranti from One Tree Love Yoga, then try a healthy smoothie! Bring a yoga mat or towel and dress to move around in.

Registration is required.
Club Invention - Whe
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:00 p.m.
Discover the Wheel of Invention, Part of Club Invention Afterschool an exciting program where students will learn through hands-on fun! This five session series begins on Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s Flood Family Meeting Room.  The sessions will continue on June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14 at 2:00 p.m.


Children in grades 2-5 are immersed in adventures that encourage creative problem-solving and enhance their understanding of essential STEM concepts.  During this fast-paced program, developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, students will participate in Entrepreneur Game Arenas and create amazing new invention prototypes.
 
This free five-session series of Club Invention is made possible with funds from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

For children entering grades 2 - 5 in the fall. 
Registration is required. Please register for each event separately.
 
Walking Tours for Ki
Thursday, Jul. 7, 6:00 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. 
Tail Waggin’ T
Thursday, Jul. 7, 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.
Field Day Fridays
Friday, Jul. 8
or call (330) 653-6658.
Children going into grades 2 to 4 can get off the couch and play games on the back lawn of the library, or inside in case of rain.
Registration required
Kent/Blossom Music F
Sunday, Jul. 10, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues on Sunday, July 10 and again on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. with chamber ensembles from the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Concert to be held in the rotunda. No registration required.
Roaring Twenties Adv
Monday, Jul. 11, 9:00 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. )
or call (330) 653-6658.
Transport back to the time of prohibition, the Charleston and the Harlem Renaissance for the Roaring Twenties Adventure Camp! Come explore and enjoy the crime, sports, transportation and art of the 1920s. We will meet Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades 4 – 6.
Registration is required.  
Lunch Bunch
Monday, Jul. 11, 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. 
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