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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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Winter Reading Club

February 16-April 4, 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter Reading Program has something fun for readers of all ages. Just register and read to be eligible for various prizes and drawings.

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Teen LAB
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10:00 a.m. (Saturdays, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join the Teen Library Advisory Board! We'll meet monthy to eat, chat about movies and books, and do good deeds with like-minded teens. For teens in grades 7 to 12.
Registration is required.
Vegetarian Cooking f
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 12 can join chef Audrey Hylton at making delicious and nutritious vegetarian dishes. Registration required.
“Glow Games&rd
Monday, Mar. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Students in grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to design their own glowing signs and solar powered objects at a pilot program designed by “Invention Project”.
 
Teams of students will compete in “Glow Games,” where they will design a glowing sign and apply for a mock trademark to protect the intellectual property of their logo. They’ll be borrowing inspiration from the work of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee, Emmett Chappelle, inventor of Bioluminescence Techniques. Also, inventor-entrepreneur Steve Katsaros will “digitally” meet with students and show them how to utilize his solar technology to design their own unique solar-powered innovations. 
 
Invention Project was developed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for students in grades 6-8.  It is designed to provide a perfect balance of STEM content, entrepreneurial concepts, kinesthetic activities and a “hang out” space, allowing participants’ creativity to flourish.
 
A free ten-session series of Invention Project will also be offered at Hudson Library this coming summer.

Space is limited.  For more information call, 330-653-6658 x1032
3D Printing for Teen
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 12 will learn how to create a simple 3D model on Tinkercad, then design something that we'll make on our 3D printer to pick up later!

Registration is required.
Scratch/Makey Makey
Thursday, Mar. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 12 can learn how to create a video game in Scratch, then make a controller using Make Makey! All equipment will be provided.

Registration is required.
Documentary Film: Wo
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will screen the 2012 documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Pizza and Pages Book
Saturday, Mar. 14, Noon to 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays - January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 9 are invited to join us once a month to talk about books and enjoy some pizza. 

Copies of the book will be available when you register.

 

Super Smash Brothers
Saturday, Mar. 14, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 12 can compete against their friends in an epic Smash Brothers brawl on the Wii U. Winners will receive a gift card to Game Stop. For a complete list of tournament rules, please visit the Teen Desk. Warm-ups and registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the tournament will promptly begin at 2:00 p.m.

Registration is required.
Anime Club
Sunday, Mar. 15, 1:00 p.m.
Do you like anime, manga, and graphic novels? If so, join us at our anime club meetings! Possible activities include watching popular anime, making Japanese crafts, and deciding what manga and anime to purchase for the teen collection. Snacks will be provided.

January 4th: Shrinky Dink Keychains
February 15th: Japanese Food Tasting
March 15th: Japanese/Kanji Workshop
April 12th: Movie party
May 3rd: Yonkoma Manga Drawing
 
No registration is required. For teens in grades 6 to 12.
 
Landscaping for wild
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Attracting birds and butterflies to your backyard is easier than you might think.  Marne Tichenell Wildlife Program Specialist at Ohio State Extension, will discuss the habitat needs of songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. She will reveal what and where to plant to attract these beautiful species to your yard.
Intro to Prezi
Monday, Mar. 23, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Prezi is an internet-based presentation and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a Zooming User Interface, which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, giving the presentation a modern, dynamic look.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
LEGO Mindstorms
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Kids in grades 4 to 7 can learn how to build and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot on the following Wednesdays:

April 1st - Obstacle Course
April 29th - Robot Battle!

Then we’ll command our robots to complete various challenges. Kids will work together in groups of 2 or 3.

Registration is required.
Edible Book Festival
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Show off your talents, creativity, and your love of books.  Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters, or authors. Open to all ages.  

Regestistration is required.  For more information call 330-653-6658 Ext. 1032.
Teen LAB
Saturday, Apr. 4, 10:00 a.m. (Saturdays, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join the Teen Library Advisory Board! We'll meet monthy to eat, chat about movies and books, and do good deeds with like-minded teens. For teens in grades 7 to 12.
Registration is required.
Zombie Prom
Saturday, Apr. 4, 2:00 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Attend a prom to die for! Create a costume, get made up zombie-style and enjoy some refreshing blood punch while practicing for the Thriller dance contest. BYOB - Bring Your Own Brains!
Girls & Engineering
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Girls in grades 6-12 can join the girls from University of Akron’s Women in Engineering and build hydraulic robot arms. 

Registration is required.  For more information call, 330-653-6658 x1032
 
Pizza and Pages Book
Saturday, Apr. 11, Noon to 1:00 p.m. (Saturdays - January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6 to 9 are invited to join us once a month to talk about books and enjoy some pizza. 

Copies of the book will be available when you register.

 

Anime Club
Sunday, Apr. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Do you like anime, manga, and graphic novels? If so, join us at our anime club meetings! Possible activities include watching popular anime, making Japanese crafts, and deciding what manga and anime to purchase for the teen collection. Snacks will be provided.

January 4th: Shrinky Dink Keychains
February 15th: Japanese Food Tasting
March 15th: Japanese/Kanji Workshop
April 12th: Movie party
May 3rd: Yonkoma Manga Drawing
 
No registration is required. For teens in grades 6 to 12.
 
SAT Test Changes
Sunday, Apr. 19, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The SAT Test is changing.  Princeton Review will walk participants through all of these changes to the New SAT Test and explain what they mean.  The instructor will also demonstrate techniques for cracking questions on the redesigned test.
Graphic Design With
Monday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It is an easy way to make professional looking web graphics, flyers, greeting cards and invitations at work or at home. 
The class will cover creating an account, using and editing templates, creating custom publications and publishing designs.
 
Prerequisites: an active email account and strong internet, mouse and keyboarding abilities.
Basic familiarity with graphic design is helpful, but not required.  
Attendees may visit www.canva.com to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
 
Space is limited, and registration is required.

 
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