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 Early Litera
Friday, Jul. 23, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Join us as we celebrate early literacy on Zoom! We will read stories, enjoy rhymes and songs, and do a few crafts and games, having fun while focusing on literacy skills. Program bags will be available the week before the program. Choose from one of two dates: Friday July  23 at 11am or Saturday July 24 at 11am. Geared toward children ages 2-6. Registration is required in order to get the Zoom link.
VIRTUAL Fridays with
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us every other Friday this summer as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will present a topic related to the Summer Learning theme “Tails and Tales.” Each event will include an hour long presentation from a CMNH Educator followed by an activity or craft led by a HLHS Librarian. All activities can be completed with supplies from home, though the library will be providing up to 50 take home kits, first come first serve. Kits will be available closer to the date of the event.

These events will be held on Zoom and will not be recorded.

 

All ages are welcome. Content will be geared towards 1st to 5th grades, touching on Ohio Learning Standards for Grades 1-8th.

 

Registration is required for each event.

Virtual Akron Zoo Ed
Saturday, Jul. 24, 2 pm
Join a fun, interactive virtual tour as Akron Zoo educators walk through the zoo grounds to visit and talk about different animal enclosures - the next best thing to being there!
Registration with email is required to recieve Zoom link, which will be sent the day before the program.
Virtual French for K
Sunday, Jul. 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (6 Sundays: July 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15, 22)
Children ages 5-11 are invited to learn to speak French! 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 45 minutes on six consecutive Sundays, beginning on July 18 at 1:00 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 session. Children who have taken our French classes in the past are welcome to join again!
 
In-Person Storytime
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:00 a.m.
Storytime is for everyone! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us on the library lawn with their caregivers. Mondays will be live and in-person at the library! We will sing songs, learn some rhymes, and read lots of books!  This 8-week session starts on June 14 and goes until August 5. Registration is required. (Bring a blanket, towel, or mat to sit on.)
Outdoor Gentle Yoga
Monday, Jul. 26, 10 a.m. (Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings July 12, 19, 26, and August 2. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants must bring their own mat or blanket. Proper social distancing will be required.           
Separate registration is required for each class.

In case of inclement weather this class will be held virtually. If the class cannot be held outdoors, participants will receive an email the morning of the class.



 
In-Person Babytime
Monday, Jul. 26, 11:00 a.m.
Welcome back to Babytime! Babies 0-24 months and their caregivers are invited to join us on the library lawn for a special weekly storytime just for babies!  We will sing songs, learn some rhymes, and enjoy books together! This 8-week session starts on June 14 and goes until August 5. Registration is required. (Bring a blanket, towel, or mat to sit on.)
Virtual Beginner Ame
Monday, Jul. 26, 3:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate courses for children of all ages. This six-week beginner course is designed specifically for children in grades K through 4. Register once for all six weeks. 
Virtual Beginner Ame
Monday, Jul. 26, 4:30p.m.
Explore new possibilities for communication and language in this interactive American Sign Language class with Signing With Miss Steph. Miss Steph is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and local instructor who offers fun and developmentally appropriate courses for children of all ages. This six-week beginner course is designed specifically for children in grades 5 through 8. Register once for all six weeks. 
Virtual Nonfiction B
Monday, Jul. 26, 5:30pm
This program has been cancelled.
Join us on July 26th at 5:30 pm on Zoom for a virtual discussion of Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis and illustrated by Gilbert Ford.

Copies of the book will be available at the children's desk. Copies may be picked up at the desk, curbside, or at the window. Please call (330) 653-6658 x1020 for availabilty, and for curbside or window pickup.

Please register once per family/screen and list the names & grades of children participating when prompted.
Outdoor Tai Chi for
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10 a.m. (Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 a.m.)

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of Tai Chi for adults at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings July 13, 20, 27, and August 3. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Learn how Tai Chi can boost energy, improve balance, and help reduce and manage stress. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities. These 60-minute classes are taught by certified Tai Chi instructor Nancy Gardner. Participants may want to bring a chair or blanket. Proper social distancing is required. 
Separate registration is required for each class. 

Virtual Storytime Fo
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10:00 a.m.
Storytime is for everyone! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us over Zoom with their caregivers.  We will sing songs, learn some rhymes and read lots of books!  This 8 week session starts on June 14th and goes until August 5th. Registration Required. 
Virtual Spanish Thro
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (6 Tuesdays: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17)
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 30-40 minutes on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on July 13 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. Children who have attended this program in the past are welcome to join again!

 
In-Person Lunch Bunc
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (6 Tuesdays at noon: June 22 & 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27)
Kindergarten, here we come! Children going into kindergarten are invited to join us for our 6-week in-person Lunch Bunch program, weekly on Tuesdays beginning June 22 at noon! This program will be held outside the library, on the lawn behind the back patio. Bring a lunch, and we will enjoy books and early literacy activities that focus on concepts and skills for school readiness. 
Masks are encouraged, and social distancing will be required. This program is only for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Registration is required only once for the entire summer.
Virtual Behind the S
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m.
Children entering in to grades k-5th are invited to a behind the scenes look at several locations in Hudson! We will be exploring different businesses and children will get the chance to ask questions and see some of their favorite Hudson buinesses like never before.  This is a 5 week session every Tuesday from June 29-July 27.  Registration is required and you only need to sign-up once for the whole 5 weeks. 
Virtual Theatre Powe
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 Tuesdays: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17)
Kids ages 6-12 are invited to participate in a fun weekly kid’s theatre & singing group! We are partnering with Lessonface to offer this free live group musical theatre experience on 6 consecutive Tuesdays, beginning July 13 at 3 p.m. on Zoom.

In this class, we’ll explore using our voices and our body language as tools for self-expression, learn healthy vocal techniques for singing and performing, and encourage collaboration and self-confidence in a positive environment through virtual drama games and activities. No experience necessary! Just bring a positive attitude and a willingness to be silly!

Kids will need a computer/tablet with a webcam for Zoom. Registration is required once for the session. 

 
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 4:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Join us for a virtual meeting of DIY Club and learn how to turn ordinary materials into extraordinary projects! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m. All children in grades K through 5 are welcome. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 6:15 p.m. (Tuesdays, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 at 6:15 p.m.)
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). Our July book will be Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Each session will last an average of 45 minutes.
Virtual Storytime Fo
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Storytime is for everyone! Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us over Zoom with their caregivers.  We will sing songs, learn some rhymes and read lots of books!  This 8 week session starts on June 14th and goes until August 5th. Registration Required. 
In-Person Lunch Bunc
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. (Six Wednesdays: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28)
Kindergarten, here we come! Children going into kindergarten are invited to join us for our 6-week in-person Lunch Bunch program, weekly on Wednesdays beginning June 23 at noon! This program will be held outside the library, on the lawn behind the back patio. Bring a lunch, and we will enjoy books and early literacy activities that focus on concepts and skills for school readiness. 

Masks are encouraged, and social distancing will be required. This program is only for children entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. Registration is required only once for the entire summer.
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