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:
VIRTUAL: Introductio
Friday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. (Fridays, February 19, 26 & March 5, 12, 19)
The library will offer a five-week introductory course on essential Italian words and phrases for travel and social situations as part of the library’s February “Taste of Italy” programming series. Learn how to make proper greetings, essential verbs, how to order at a restaurant and much more. This course will also cover any questions students may have about Italy and the Italian language. 
VIRTUAL: Tour of Pom
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.
Virtually explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with archaeologist Raffaele Romano as part of the Hudson Library’s February “Taste of Italy” programming series. Take a trip back in time to learn more about the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the final hours of the Roman colony. Virtually stroll down the streets, shops, bath houses and theatres as Romano reconstructs life in Pompeii using never-before-seen images, 3D building reconstructions and video footage. 
Cleveland Museum of
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For 12,000 years or more, Native Americans have been living in Ohio. From the Paleo-Indians, through the mound building of the Woodland tradition, to the historic tribes, evidence, in the form of artifacts, reveals their lifestyles. Become an archaeologist and discover clues to the past. 
All ages are welcome. 
Content will be geared towards Kindergarten to 4th grades, touching on Ohio Learning Standards for Grades 1-4. 
Virtual French for K
Sunday, Feb. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Sundays, February 28 and March 7, 14, 21, and 28)
Children ages 5-9 are invited to learn to speak French! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group language and music lessons. This beginner course is a 5-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on five consecutive Sundays, beginning on February 28 at 1 p.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior French-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. 

Registration is required only once for the entire 5-week session (February 28, and March 7, 14, 21, 28). Multiple children (ages 5-9) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household. Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.
VIRTUAL: Italian Mus
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Capping off the Hudson Library’s February “Taste of Italy” programming series the library will welcome members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra for a virtual concert of Italian music through the centuries. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety.
Cleveland Museum of
Monday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a live, virtual presentation on Renaissance Painting. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that acquaints participants with the Renaissance, the transitional period of European history in which learning and the arts blossomed and medieval thought was gradually subjected to the beginnings of scientific scrutiny. Portraiture, early landscape elements, and contemporary details in these works show the artists’ growing attention to the world around them. 
Virtual Storytime Fo
Monday, Mar. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Monday 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 Monday at 10:30 a.m. for the following 10 weeks!
Virtual Homework Con
Monday, Mar. 1, 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: An Evening
Monday, Mar. 1, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with George Friedman, author of The Storm Before the Calm: American’s Discord, the Crisis of the 2020’s, and the Triumph Beyond. In his book, Friedman, a master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author, predicts how the 2020’s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture. One of Bloomberg’s Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews calls it “A provocative, idea-filled burst of prognostication.”
Virtual Storytime Fo
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Tuesday 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 Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for the following 10 weeks!
Virtual French for K
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Tuesdays, February 23 and March 2, 9, 16, and 23))
Children ages 3-6 are invited to learn to speak French! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group language and music lessons. This beginner course is a 5-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on five consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on February 23 at 11 a.m. 

Participating families do need not need any specific supplies or prior French-speaking experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. 

Registration is required only once for the entire 5-week session (February 23, and March 2, 9, 16, 23). Multiple children (ages 3-6) in each household are welcome to attend together, but please register only one child per household. Please make sure to include your email address to ensure that you receive the Zoom invite.
Virtual Afternoon Ad
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Children are invited to a monthly exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. We'll meet on Zoom, share a story or two, then end with a craft. Parents will be contacted via email when the programming bags are ready.  
 
Virtual Homework Con
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 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: An Evening
Tuesday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with former CIA veteran Jack Devine, author of Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression. Through the unique perspective of a seasoned CIA professional, Devine details the unending struggle with Russia and its intelligence agencies as it works against our national security.
Virtual Storytime Fo
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Wednesday 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 Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for the following 10 weeks!
Virtual Dungeons and
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for the start of a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign! We'll be playing over Discord and using DnDBeyond -- if you want to have a character made before this session use this link. Grades 6 and up.
VIRTUAL: Visual Stor
Wednesday, Mar. 3, 7 p.m.
Join local artist and illustrator Salli Swindell for a virtual art workshop on visual storytelling. Whether you are a professional illustrator or an amateur doodler, Swindell will demonstrate her technique used for visual storytelling. This virtual course is designed to help you create an illustration by using a design method Swindell calls "Nestle In & Draw Close." For this course you will only need paper, pencil, eraser and a few colored pencils. We will start by brainstorming ideas. From there we will use written prompts, sketching and color selection to create a finished sketch. After the class, you will be able to complete your illustration using any medium or art technique. 
Virtual Storytime Fo
Thursday, Mar. 4, 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 10 weeks!
Virtual Life Hacks
Thursday, Mar. 4, 6:00 p.m.
In this new series teens 11-18 will learn different life skills like learning to write a check, preparing for an interview, basic cooking skills and other tips and tricks to prepare them for adulthood. For March we will  continue lessons on finance and we learn about investments, loans and credit cards. 
VIRTUAL: Craft Entre
Thursday, Mar. 4, 6:30 p.m. (March 4, March 11, March 13, March 18 & March 25)
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free virtual classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income. This 5 session course will be taught by Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist who has extensive experience with using Etsy to sell and promote her art. Participants must fill out an application to apply for the Etsy course. Applications are due by Thursday, February 25. 
 
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