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.

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Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher, and all will be live on ZOOM: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc!

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed).

We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher, and all will be live on ZOOM: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc!

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed).

We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

Kindermusik ... on Z
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher, and all will be live on ZOOM: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (with or without a caregiver) at 11:30.

No equipment or supplies are necessary, but feel free to bring any musical instruments you may have, including shakers, sticks, scarves, bells, etc!

Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event. Please register one child per family (no adult registration needed).

We will send you the Zoom link prior to the class, so please include your email address!

VIRTUAL Magical Fair
Saturday, Aug. 15

Join us for a special virtual magic show for the whole family!

Magician Mark Wood presents his VIRTUAL Magical Fairy Tales Fun & Magic Show! The zany Mark Wood Fun Show combines comedy, magic, juggling, and balloon sculpting, with a fairy tale spin for this year’s “Imagine Your Story” summer theme. Mark has created a video for us that includes his fun-filled magic show, followed by segments on learning how to make a magic wand, a cool magic trick for kids, and how to twist balloon animals. Perfect for families to watch together, and suitable for kids ages 3-12.

Registration is required. You will receive the video link by email prior to the show date. The video will not be live until Saturday, August 15 at 8 a.m.

Virtual Family Fort
Monday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Families will have some time at the beginning of the program to build a fort together out of materials they can gather in their own homes!  Once the forts are complete we will have a fun storytime in our PJ's. Registration is required.  This is an all ages family program.  

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
VIRTUAL Lock 15&rsqu
Monday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.
Chef John Taylor, Executive chef at Akron’s popular Lock 15 Brewing Co. will virtually demonstrate how to cook shrimp and grits.
Chef Taylor is a graduate of Pennsylvania Culinary School and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is the 2011 winner of Best Chef in the Real Men Cook competition in Santa Ynez Valley, CA, and 2018 People's Choice Award for the March of Dimes
 
Virtual Art Club (Gr
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young artists! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of Art Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with author Eric Jay Dolin as he discusses his most recent book, A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes. Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Historian H. W. Brands calls the book, "a riveting mix of natural science, institutional history and human experience. All in a great read.” 
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
VIRTUAL Buckeye Book
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children going into grades 3-6 are invited to join us for our fun and friendly Buckeye Book Club on Wednesday August 19 at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month, we will be discussing two books, and you may read one or both!

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a New York Times bestseller and Newbery Award winner. This timeless story “blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.”

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate is the much-anticipated sequel, published earlier this year. It stars the characters from the first book and features Ivan’s friend Bob the dog.

Some content is currently available on Hoopla and can be accessed with your library card. There will also be copies of the books available at the Children’s Desk in the library.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
 
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss the unforgettable debut novel, Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, an anticipated book by Ms. Magazine, USA Today, Book Riot, The Rumpus, Library Journal, PureWow, The Every Girl and Parade. Saving Ruby King examines the powerful bonds of friendship between two girls, Ruby and Layla, and how their bonds are tested and shaped when Ruby’s mother is murdered and dismissed by police as another act of senseless violence. Library Journal calls the book “A story of intrigue and heartbreaking family secrets...A fresh look into the church community of Chicago’s South Side with a bold female perspective.” Copies of the book are currently available to read and listen on Hoopla: either ebook or audiobook. No waiting, all you need is your library card!
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with journalist Ken McNab, author of the book, And In the End: The Last Days of the Beatles. With this in-depth look at The Beatles' acrimonious final year, McNab reconstructs for the first time the seismic events of 1969, when The Beatles reached new highs of creativity and new lows of the internal strife that would destroy them. 
Children’s Aut
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join children’s book author Anika Aldamuy Denise live this Thursday, August 20, at 2 p.m. as we explore her two newest books about trailblazing women: librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré and actress Rita Moreno. Anika’s recent works highlight the amazing stories of Puerto Rican women, which often go untold. Learn about Anika’s process and get special insights into her books.

This live event is part of the “Trailblazing Women for Kids” series produced by PBS Books. For kids and families! No registration is needed. Tune into the Hudson Library Facebook page on Thursday at 2 pm!
 
Virtual Parachute Cr
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Together, over Zoom, you will work to create your own parachute and see how well it can carry the basket or item that you design.  After everyone is done making their parachute we will go around and show off our designs. Registration is required.  This program is for children in grades K-2. 

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the program. This program will not be recorded.  

Participants will need to pick up a program bag for the program and will be emailed more details closer to the program date. 
If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Bookworm Buddies Boo
Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for Bookworm Buddies, the book club for children K - 2nd grade. Our next monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, August 20th at 4 p.m. In this parent/child book club, you will read a book together and then we will gather for a fun discussion. Grab a snack and share your thoughts about this month's book, Inspector FlytrapThis book is currently available on Hoopla as an e-book only and can be accessed with your library card. Print copies will become available as our interlibrary system continues to get back up to speed. To borrow via Hoopla, go to our main hudsonlibrary.org page, go to “Download It” and then “Hoopla.” This book club event will be via Zoom, so be sure to include your email address when you register. You will receive the invitation to the gathering closer to the event date.

"The plant detective works tirelessly with his assistant Nina the Goat on his community’s unsolved cases. There’s no case too big, but there are definitely cases too small for this endearingly self-important plant detective. On his first caper, Inspector Flytrap heads to the Art Museum’s Secret Lab to discover what important message lies in a mysterious glob on a recently discovered Da Vinci flower painting."

Games You Can’
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2:00 pm
Budding tricksters can learn the ropes with Zap as he teaches them how to wow their families with word games, puzzles and math tricks. This program will be presented on Zoom and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Register with an email address in order to receive the link.
Monday, Aug. 24, 2:00 pm
Children going into grades K-2 are invited to join us for our new Nonfiction Book Club on Monday August 24 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month we will be discussing Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

"In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter."

You can find the book, audiobook, or animated picture book on Hoopla which can be accessed with your library card.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Edgar-nominated author Brad Ricca, who will discuss his new book Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Africa. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a swift-moving re-creation of an intrepid, rare spirit of her age,” the book tells the true story of Olive MacLeod, an unconventional woman who defied the standards of her era by journeying to Africa in the early 1900’s on a perilous quest to find her missing fiancé.  Publishers Weekly calls the book “an illuminating portrait” and an “engrossing account.” Booklist calls MacLeod “a woman with grit and courage to spare…her story speaks for itself, and it is one for the books.”
Virtual DIY Club (Gr
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of DIY Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
Virtual Middle Schoo
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Creatives in grades 6 through 8 are invited to explore a wide range of artistic styles in mediums from painting to collage to textiles. Join us virtually on Wednesday, August 26 at 4:30p.m. for a hands-on DIY project. Registration is required. A valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. 
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