Events
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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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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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.

Edible Books Festival Guidelines and Information Sheet
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.
 
The Chardon Polka Ba
Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 p.m.
Not your average polka band! The Chardon Polka has made a name for itself by adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka. This innovative group of five musicians has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas mixed with their own tunes and polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. They love to entertain and enjoy adding their own unique edge and antics to the genre of polka.
 
This is a concert sure to please the whole family! No registration required.
 
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.
Cleveland Orchestra
Sunday, Apr. 19, 2 p.m.
Chamber Ensembles from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will once again grace the Hudson Library & Historical Society stage as part of the library’s ongoing Music Series. This orchestra is made up of middle- and high-school student musicians chosen by audition from across Northeast Ohio.
 
No registration required.
 
Movie - Ella Enchant
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 4:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
In preparation for Gail Carson Levine’s appearance on Saturday, April 25, the film version of her popular book, Ella Enchanted will be shown in the Flood Family Meeting Room.  
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Saturday, Apr. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Award-winning children’s author Gail Carson Levine will be discussing her new book Stolen Magic (slated for release April 21), as well as the writing process and her experiences as a successful author. The Learned Owl will be on hand with copies of an assortment of Levine’s books for purchase and signing. 
Film Screening: All
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2 p.m.
Registration required, begins Apr 1.
All Quiet on the Western Front, the filmbased upon the book written by Erich Maria Remarque is considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I In commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will show the 1930 fil.
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.

 
LEGO Mindstorms
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 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.
See Documentary &ldq
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 6:30 PM
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
See “The Sax Man”  the inspirational story of the life and legacy of the beloved and iconic Cleveland street musician, Maurice Reedus Jr. The son of a Grammy Award winning sax player, Maurice was once a rising star playing to stadiums of tens of thousands, touring the country with The O’Jays, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Count Basie, and other top acts. Today, he barely makes ends meet as a humble busker.
Teen LAB
Saturday, May. 2, 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.
Anime Club
Sunday, May. 3, 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.
 
Pizza and Pages Book
Saturday, May. 9, 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.

 

Book Dominoes iMovie
Saturday, May. 16, 1:00 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens can learn the basics of iMovie editing while creating a video of Book Dominoes. We will meet in the Teen Room to set up and film our domino sequence, and then merge our footage and edit into an amazing video for the Teen Room Youtube Channel.
Google LIBRARY BOOK DOMINOS to see some great examples! Registration required.
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