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.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Friday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Andrew McCarthy best known for his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and Less Than Zero, will discuss his latest book Brat: An ‘80’s Story. In his memoir McCarthy focuses on his time as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack, an iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs who included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, that has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. McCarthy will be in conversation with Dani Shapiro, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance

Please note: This event will take place on a Friday evening.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Virtual Animals in S
Saturday, May 15, 11:00 am
Why do birds and frogs sing in the Spring?  What do tadpoles turn into? Where do baby bunnies live?  Learn the answers to all these questions and more during this fun and educational show about the seasons of Spring and Summer. For pre-k to 3rd grade.
Virtual Storytime Fo
Thursday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Thursday storytime! Our storytimes are geared towards children age 0-5 and take place over Zoom. All our storytimes are designed to help children engage and improve their literacy and social skills. We are excited to have you join us each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for the following 5 weeks!
Virtual Life Hacks
Thursday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
This month in Life Hacks we will be learning about different tools in the kitchen to help you make the best meal. We will be learning the difference between chopping, dicing and mincing. We will experiment with different ways to make eggs, pasta and rice and we will be learning about different pots, pans and utensils and what their functions are.  Life Hacks is Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. and is for teens age 11-18. Registration Required.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with David Murray, author of An Effort to Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half. This new collection of essays from rhetoric authority and celebrated writing blogger, Murray, applies his signature blend of humor and heart to a free-wheeling conversation about how we communicate in America. With essays like “We Deserve Leaders Who Act Like They Like Us,” and “Speaking Truth to Power: Talking to Myself,” Murray’s words give readers a window into everyday American discourse. Ohio governor, Mike DeWine, calls this book “Sharp, witty, and entertaining…a fun, but equally instructive, read!”
Virtual STEAM Storyt
Friday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.

Children ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver are invited to join us for a story, discussion and fun as we explore the world of dinosaurs! 
 
Virtual Mom & Me Tea
Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Our annual “Mom & Me Tea” will be held on Saturday May 8 at 10 a.m. virtually on Zoom. Children ages 2 and older are invited to attend with their moms, grandmas, or other special ladies, and join us for some games, a story, a craft, and tea! Program bags will be available to pick up prior to the program. Registration is required. Please separately register each child who will be attending.

VIRTUAL: Sell Online
Monday, May 10, 2 p.m.
Discover how to use e-commerce tools to easily sell your goods and services online. During this virtual class, participants will learn how to use Google My Business, Google Marketplace and Shopify to grow their customer base, develop better customer relationships and grow their sales. This workshop is geared for those looking to launch e-commerce solutions or for small businesses looking for tips and tricks to improve online visibility.  
Virtual Homework Con
Monday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homework getting you down? Need some help?

Then sign up for this free tutoring program, for middle school and high school students.

Registration is required each session to receive the Zoom link.
It will not take place on days that there is no school.
 

Virtual Spanish Thro
Tuesday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (6 Tuesdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1, 8)
Young children ages 3-6 are invited to learn Spanish through music! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for young children and their caregivers. It combines music and language, with songs, rhythmic patterns, specific melodies, and live instruments. Children will be exposed to Spanish for the full duration of the class. The session will run for approximately 45 minutes on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on May 4 at 11 a.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific instruments or prior Spanish-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required once for the session.
Virtual Slime Societ
Tuesday, May 11, 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon making slime! We provide all the ingredients you'll need to make slime with us. Programming kits are ready for pickup, please stop by the library or call the Children's Desk to schedule a curbside pickup. Slime Society is open for children in grades 3-6. Registration is Required. 
 
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, May 11, 6:15 p.m. (Tuesdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th)
Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join our chapter book program, Chapter Chatter. In this four-part series, we will get together on Zoom to relax and listen to a chapter book read by Miss Beth (with brief discussion before and after each session). 
Virtual Homework Con
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homework getting you down? Need some help?

Then sign up for this free tutoring program, for middle school and high school students.

Registration is required each session to receive the Zoom link.
It will not take place on days that there is no school.
 

Virtual Mandarin for
Wednesday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (6 Wednesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2, 9)
Children ages 7-12 are invited to learn to speak Mandarin! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer free live group language lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series that will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on May 5 at 12:30 p.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior Mandarin-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required only once for the session.
Virtual Book Club <e
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
The library's virtual book club will meet to discuss Elly Griffiths’ award-winning thriller The Stranger Diaries. Clare Cassidy is an English teacher whose life is turned upside down when her colleague is found dead and the killer has taken inspiration from Clare’s favorite book. Unable to trust her closest confidants, Clare turns to her trusty diary as an outlet for her darkest suspicions and fears. However, writing that does not belong to hers appears on the page, "Hallo Clare. You don't know me." People magazine called it a "lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end."
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Historian John Ferling's book Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781, explores the second half of the Revolutionary War, when, after years of fighting, American independence often seemed beyond reach. Winning Independence tells the dramatic story of how and why Great Britain, so close to regaining several southern colonies and rendering the postwar United States a fatally weak nation, ultimately failed to win the war.
Virtual Evening Fami
Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Families are invited to join us for a live and interactive evening family storytime on Zoom! We will share stories and rhymes before bedtime. Jammies and stuffies are not required but are definitely encouraged! This storytime is geared toward children ages 2-5, but all are welcome. 

Storytime will meet on Zoom on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, and registration is required separately for each session. Join us as often as you are able!
Virtual Coding Club
Thursday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. (Thursdays, May 13, 20, & 27, 4:30 p.m.)
Create snapchat and image filters and make your own memes! Learn all that and more that you can do with coding with Vidcode. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. Grades 6 and up. 
Virtual Lego Club (G
Thursday, May 13, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lego enthusiasts in grades 1-5 are invited to join this month’s Lego Club! We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required separately each month, although monthly attendance is not required. Join us as often as you are able! 

Each month we will meet on Zoom to talk about Legos, share what we’ve been working on, catch up on Lego news, and of course build some Lego creations! Any type of plastic bricks will work (Legos or others). This program is for children in grades 1-5.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, May 13, 6 p.m.
In The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist, author John Mullan explores the literary machinations of Charles Dickens's eccentric genius, from his delight in clichés to his rendering of smells and his outrageous use of coincidences. The Times calls it “A feast of Dickensian knowledge.” Mullan is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, who has published extensively on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. 

Please note: This program will begin at 6 p.m.
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