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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Kent/Blossom Music F
Thursday, Jul. 27, 7 p.m.
These performing chamber groups are made up of talented string, woodwind, horn and piano students who come to Kent State University every summer from all over the world to develop professional skills through intensive study with visiting master artists, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Kent State School of Music University
faculty. No registration required.
Coding Camp - Raspbe
Friday, Jul. 28, 2:00 p.m.
In this 3-session program, teens in grades 6-8 will learn robotics and programming. In session 3,  teens will learn to assemble a Raspberry Pi and then work through its pre-loaded activites. Registration is required.
App Development for
Saturday, Jul. 29, 9:30 a.m. (Saturday, July 15, 29)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the ins and outs of app development with hands-on instruction from TechCorps. For grades 5-8.  Sponsored by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  You need only to sign up for one of the two sessions.
Battle of the Books
Monday, Jul. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Cheer on your home-town library team as they pit their book-smarts against teams from Stow-Munroe Falls Library, Twinsburg Library, Cuyahoga Falls  Library, and Akron-Summit County Library in the Battle of the Books.  This year's competition will be held at Stow-Munroe Falls Library.
National Coloring Bo
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 2 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at the library for an afternoon of coloring for all ages. We will be giving away coloring books to the first 30 participants. There will be giant coloring sheets for participants to color as well as coloring pages for all ages, including Quiver coloring sheets that "come to life" with the Quiver app on the iPads. 

All ages are welcome. No registration required. Stop by any time between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Found Sounds Steel D
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
 Led by Matt Dudack, artistic director of the acclaimed University of Akron Steel Drum Band, Found Sounds Steel Drum Trio will perform a mix of instrumental Caribbean music including calypso, soca, and reggae.  Learn about the steelpan artform and enjoy a delightful afternoon of lively music. This concert will be held on the library patio weather permitting. Chairs will be provided but feel free to bring your own blanket or chair to enjoy the music from the lawn. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the library rotunda. No registration required.

Eclipse Viewing
Monday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
All ages are invited to join us at the library to watch the eclipse of the sun, weather dependent. Free viewing glasses will be provided so that participants can safely view the eclipse as it takes place. 

Please register everyone attending. 
Get Into Your Dream
Sunday, Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
There are always things a student can do to improve their chances of college admission to their dream school.  ACT, PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, AP Tests...what should students take and when should they take them?  The Princeton Review will describe the differences between all of these exams.  A complete timeline (9th-12th grade) will be explained for students and families. 
SAT Practice Test
Sunday, Sep. 10, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Students can find out where they stand without having to pay for an actual college admissions exam.  They will take a practice test under testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance   needed and receive score reports highlighting their strengths and areas of focus.
ACT Strategy Session
Sunday, Sep. 17, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Attendees will learn about the format and content of the ACT tests.  The Princeton Review will walk participants through   sample questions.  Students will leave with proven strategies for beating the test.
DIY Magnetic Slime
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Come join us for some slimey fun with magentic slime! Create your own magnetic slime and then tests its magnetism. Registration required. Grades 6-9. 
Video Game Coding
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Teens in grades 6-12 can learn to code their own video games with Game Maker Studio, free software that can use at home long after the class. Game Maker Studio offers a transition for those accustomed to visual programming environments like Scratch to text-based languages like Python, C++ and more. Game Maker Studio is free and can be installed on Windows computers. Presented by Gigalearn, LLC.  Students should bring a flash drive to save their games.
ACT Practice Test
Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Students can find out where they stand without having to pay for an actual college admissions exam.  They will take a practice test under testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance needed and receive score reports highlighting their strengths and areas of focus.  Please bring a caculator and pencils.
How to Write Great C
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens often write average college essays—essays about “life lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.”  Better tales are there for the writing.  The College Review will show what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing the best stories. 
Coding with Circuits
Saturday, Nov. 11, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Like to experiment with energy and tinker with technology? Teens in grades 6-12 can learn how to program an Arduino® micro-controller, create circuits, play with sensors and use a breadboard in this introductory class. Presented by Gigalearn, LLC.
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