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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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 1, 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. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
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VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski. Perhaps best known as co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski is also the author of multiple books about empowering women in their personal and professional lives. Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, And Beyond is her most recent book, co-written with Ginny Brzezinski. This is a one-time only exclusive event and will not be recorded.

This event is sponsored by the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund.
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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 15, 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. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
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Virtual Special Even
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jerry Craft, author of the children's graphic novels New Kid and Class ActNew Kid follows 7th grader Jordan Banks, who was brought up in Washington Heights and is now starting at a new prestigious private school known for its academic excellence. However, Jordan isn't just the new kid, he is also one of the few kids of color in the whole school. As 7th grade progresses, Jordan struggles with trying to fit into these two different personae his old life and new school are demanding of him. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, follows Jordan's friend, Drew. Drew knows that because of the color of his skin, he must work harder than any other student at his school. As the year progresses, he struggles with his fellow students and even his closest friend, as they take everything in their lives for granted. 
 
Jerry Craft is both a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, will be released on October 6, 2020. Copies of Class Act and New Kid will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
 
This program is for children grades 3 and up. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658,
 x1020.

 
Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 29, 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. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
Banned Book Surprise
Wednesday, Sep. 30 (through October 3rd)
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Virtual Storytime fo
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 10:30 a.m.
This storytime is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? This storytime is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun. This is our Fall 12-Week Session that runs from September 14th - December 3rd. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom. 

This is not a drop-in storytime - you must register your child.

Registration is required for this storytime and a valid email is required at time of registration. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the storytime. This storytime 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 Middle Schoo
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 4:30p.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, September 30 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. 
Banned Book Surprise
Thursday, Oct. 1 (through October 3rd)
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Cleveland Museum of
Thursday, Oct. 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 Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that provides a survey of Italy’s artistic heritage by exploring why particular subjects were depicted in sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts. Learn how factors such as patronage and subject matter convey some of the ideals and events important to residents throughout Italy in the last two thousand years. The objects shown range from decorative arts made by the ancient Etruscans to a print created by Boccioni, a proponent of the Italian Futurist movement in the early 20th century.
 
Virtual Storytime fo
Thursday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.
This storytime is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? This storytime is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun. This is our Fall 12-Week Session that runs from September 14th - December 3rd. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom. 

This is not a drop-in storytime - you must register your child.

Registration is required for this storytime and a valid email is required at time of registration. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the storytime. This storytime 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 STEAM Storyt
Thursday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2 - 5 and a caregiver are invited to join us for a story, discussion and fun as we explore trees and their importance in ecosystems. This will be held as a live event via Zoom. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MONTH'S STEAM STORYTIME IS SCHEDULED ON A THURSDAY AT 11:30 A.M.

Be certain to include a valid email address for this registration. Closer to the program date, you will receive an email with the invitation link to attend this Zoom program.
Banned Book Surprise
Friday, Oct. 2 (through October 3rd)
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Virtual What’s
Friday, Oct. 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this larger-than-life virtual anatomical experience, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History turns their big-hearted friend Stuffee inside out to look at his chest and abdominal organs. Learn about the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems. Put him back together to see how his systems are connected, and find out what you can do to keep your own organs in top shape!
All ages are welcomed though this event is geared towards Pre-K to 2nd grade.

Please register once per family. Registration is required for this program and a valid email and library card are required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom Webinar invitation a few days and an hour before the program. This program will be recorded.  
If you have any questions please call (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Virtual Spooky Story
Friday, Oct. 2, 5:00p.m.

Get into the Halloween spirit all throughout October in this four-session creative writing program exploring storytelling, common elements of scary stories, and spooky worlds of our own creation. Spooky Storytelling is for kids in grades 4 through 7. This program will meet virtually at 5p.m. on Fridays in October to check in on our stories’ progress, receive prompts, share inspiration, and develop our creative writing skills. Spooky Storytelling will result in our very own collection of spooky stories “published” just in time for Halloween!

This program is for kids in grades 4 through 7 and will meet at 5p.m. on Fridays, October 2, 9,16, and 23. 

Registration is required. A valid e-mail address required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link and further information. Once you are registered, you will be registered for every meeting of this program.

Banned Book Surprise
Saturday, Oct. 3 (through October 3rd)
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Virtual Gathering: L
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m.
Families are invited to join us for a virtual Sukkot celebration on Saturday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. We will talk about the traditions of the Sukkot holiday, read a story, and create our very own Sukkahs. This will be held as a live event via Zoom. Upon registration, please just provide family name and number of children attending the program. 

Be certain to provide a valid email address for additional program follow-up, including information on picking up program materials and a Zoom link invitation that will be emailed closer to the program date.
VIRTUAL: Beginning D
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society presents an introductory exploration of drawing with Salvatore Cammarata, an artist who specializes in watercolor, drawing and prints. Participants can choose between one of two live, virtual drawing workshops. During this workshop, students will learn various types of drawing and techniques and have the opportunity to create their own composition. An overview of drawing materials used will also be covered in this workshop. This program is generously funded by The Tom Hauser Arts & Humanities Series. 
Apollo’s Fire
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Apollo’s Fire, the GRAMMY® award-winning baroque orchestra, returns for an exclusive virtual concert featuring Rustic Music from Baroque Italy. Love songs by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi meet traditional street tunes in this exuberant music party with six musicians, evoking a summer evening in old Tuscany. This one-hour concert was recorded LIVE at Gervasi Vineyard in August and will stream for the first time virtually on the Hudson Library’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety).
 
Virtual First Musica
Sunday, Oct. 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to learn how to play the recorder! We are partnering with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online classes, to offer free live group music lessons. This beginner course is a 6-week series for children and their caregivers. It will run for approximately an hour on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on October 4 at 3 p.m. 

Each child will be provided with a new recorder that they may keep. Participating families do not need any other specific supplies or prior musical experience, but they will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom.

Registration is required only once for the entire 6-week session (October 4, 11, 18, 25, & November 1, 8). Multiple children (ages 3-8) 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.

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