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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DIY Magnetic Slime
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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.
Scottish Folk Trio--
Thursday, Sep. 28, 7 p.m.
This highly entertaining folk trio, on tour direct from Scotland, will perform their brand of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. A wide range of musical instruments will be featured including guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles and banjo as well as their tremendous three-part harmonies. No registration required.
ACT Practice Test
Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 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.
 An Evening with Fre
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Accomplished French acoustic guitarist Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for his breathtaking guitar performances, labeled by Charlottesville, Virginia’s The Hook as “almost indescribable.” Born in France and based in the United Kingdom, Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. He has performed and studied all over the world, crafting a fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. No registration required.
3D Printed Halloween
Friday, Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to create a 3D printed HalloweenJack-O-Lantern with glowing face.  Participants will learn about 3D printing using Thingiverse and Tinkercad. LED lights and batteries will be available for each participant.  It will be printed and will be ready for pick-up within one week.
School’s Out M
Friday, Oct. 13, 2:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Fans of all ages can enjoy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on the big screen and enter contests and raffles! Registration is required.
Coding with Raspberr
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens grades 6-12 with use our Rapberry Pis to learn coding with Python. 

Registration is required. 
How to Write Great C
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 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. 
WordStage Literary C
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a unique evening of entertainment as WordStage Literary Concerts brings to life some of the most spine-tingling tales and poems written by the master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Selections will also be included from the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, H. P. Lovecraft, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, Robert Frost, and Ray Bradbury. 



3D Animation for Tee
Friday, Oct. 27, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
 Art and technology come to life with Carnegie Mellon’s free 3D programming environment Alice. Teens in grades 6-12 learn how to make their own animated creations. This program is presented by Gigalearn, LLC.  
Registration is required and space is limited.  
Escape the Room!
Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens, bring some clever friends and work together at a special Halloween Escape the Room. Teams of four will test their cunning and compete for the fastest time. Teams can enjoy some treats and a movie while they wait.
Registration is required. 
Grades 6-12
OPUS 216
Sunday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m.

At the special concert time of 3 p.m., dynamic string ensemble OPUS 216 will take you on a musical journey featuring American composers from the 20th century  Enjoy works from familiar and lesser-known composers including Scott Joplin, Terry Riley, George Gershwin and Stevie Wonder performed by Ariel Clayton Karas, violinist and OPUS 216 director, violist Carey Skinner and cellist Erica Snowden.


International Games
Monday, Oct. 30, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Compete in an epic Smash Brothers Brawl on the Wii U, tournament style. Winners will receive a gift card.
For teens grades 6 -1 2
Registration is required. 

Visit the teen desk for official rules 
Part of International Games Week.
Something Wicked: Sh
Monday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Celebrate Halloween with Ohio Shakespeare Festival as they present a performance of the bard's most wicked scenes  Join three Ohio Shakespeare Festival resident company members, Tess Burgler, Joe Pine and Ryan Zarecki, as they perform a sixty minute staged reading of Shakespeare’s creepiest scenes including selections from Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear.

International Games
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Drop by between 3 & 6 to try your hand some classic word games. 
Part of International Games Week. 
International Games
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Drop by between 3 & 6 to try your hand some classic word games. 

Part of International Games Week. 
International Games
Thursday, Nov. 2, 4:00pm-5:00pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Take part in an adventure! For International Games Week we'll be running a one hour Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Prior knowledge of the game isn't necessary, but teens who have played before are welcome to come!

Teens grades 6 and up. Registration required.
Friday, Nov. 3, 3:45-4:30 PM
or call (330) 653-6658.
As a part of International Games Week, teens will have a chance to participate in some deliciously fun Minute-It-To-Win-It Candy Games including Cookie Face and The Saran Wrap Ball. Sound intriguing? Join us! For Grades 6-12, registration required. 
Board in the Café
Saturday, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Stop by the cafe anytime from 10 to 3 to play one of the library's many board games or bring one of your own! 
Every hour one lucky gamer will win a prize from the library!

No registration required. 
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