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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Jim Gill’s Sin
Saturday, Jun. 29, 1:00 pm
Don't miss the family concert of the summer with the inimitable Jim Gill!! We will sing and dance and have a general great time on the First and Main Green. The concert will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather.

Please register everyone attending!
Family Storytime
Monday, Jun. 17, 9:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
Family Storytime
Monday, Jun. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
Reader’s Theat
Monday, Jun. 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kids going into grades 2-5 are invited to our Reader’s Theater program! No performance experience of any kind is needed. We will focus on the core elements of reader’s theater – reading aloud with expression and working collaboratively – while also having fun! Registration is required.
 
Virtual Book Club: <
Monday, Jun. 17, 7 p.m.
Please note this is not an author program but rather a (fun) book club discussion with other book worms.
The virtual book club will discuss Lucy Gilmore’s latest novel, The Library of Borrowed Hearts. In this novel, a librarian stumbles across a rare edition of a book from the 1960s that has cryptic notes written in the margins. These notes lead her on a bookish mystery that may involve her curmudgeon of a neighbor. Library Journal calls this book “a bookish love letter to anyone who has ever found solace between the pages of a book”.
Family Storytime
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 9:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
VIRTUAL TOUR: The Is
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, will present a virtual livestreamed tour of selected works from the museum’s collection, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Learn more about the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a radical and free-spirited woman who made it her life's mission to collect art from around the world and build this museum to share it with the public. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded. 
Babytime
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Babeies age 0-24 months and their caregivers are welcome to join us for an educational and invigorating storytime just for them! This drop-in session requires no registration.
Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for Lunch Bunch – a weekly program just for children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2024! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each week to enjoy while listening to stories on the patio! Afterwards, we’ll head into the storytime room for early literacy activities, crafts, and games that focus on concepts and skills for school readiness. 

The weekly program dates are on 6 Tuesdays, June 11 – July 16, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register only once for the entire session. This program is only for children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2024. 

 
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2 p.m.
During orientation training, learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and best practices on how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own video projects must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 9:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
Family Storytime
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
VIRTUAL: Juneteenth
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:30 p.m.
This is a one-time special streaming event that will not be recorded.  
On Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m., join us on a virtual walking tour that explores the rich history and significance of Juneteenth in Washington D.C. Learn about the events and landmarks that played pivotal roles in the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. 

The tour will begin at the Emancipation memorial, also known as the Freedman’s Memorial, as a symbolic starting point for our exploration of Juneteenth’s historical roots. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the Dred Scott decision, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the role of enslaved labor in the construction of iconic landmarks like the United States Capitol while navigating the streets of Washington D.C. 
 
Family Storytime
Thursday, Jun. 20, 9:30 a.m.
Come and bring the whole family to one of our engaging storytimes which are full of compelling rhymes and songs, and vibrant books for everyone!  Family storytimes are geared towards ages 2-5 but all ages are welcome!  This drop-in session requires no registration.
IN-PERSON: Adult Gen
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10 a.m.)
The library will offer a four-week session of in-person, gentle flow yoga classes for all levels. These classes will be held in the Flood Room on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Babytime
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Babeies age 0-24 months and their caregivers are welcome to join us for an educational and invigorating storytime just for them! This drop-in session requires no registration.
IN-PERSON: Advanced
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2 p.m.
Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level with our Advanced Excel workshop. During this hands-on class, explore features in Microsoft Excel that will allow you to extrapolate and analyze data. Specific tools include data validation, VLOOKUP, and how to work across multiple worksheets and pivot tables. Participants must have taken previous library Excel classes or be very comfortable using Excel.
Family Fort Night
Thursday, Jun. 20, 5:30p.m.

Families are invited to spend an evening building forts on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30! Bring pillows and blankets to help shape your forts, other building materials will be provided.

*Please register once per family*

Sensory Storytime
Friday, Jun. 21, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Join us for stories and several fun sensory-based activities geared toward children ages 2-6! This will be a hands-on event outdoors on the back lawn and patio, weather-permitting. (We will be indoors if it rains.) Registration is required for each child attending.
 
DIY French Memo Boar
Friday, Jun. 21, 3:00

Tweens and teens going into grades 4 and up can come create a custom board to display pictures and notes. 
 
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