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
The Bubble Lady!
Friday, May 31, 11:00 am
The one and only Bubble Lady will wow us all with her amazing bubble skills to kick off the 2024 Summer Learning Program. All are welcome to join us for a bubbly good time! Please choose one of two time-slots and register everyone attending.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
The Bubble Lady!
Friday, May 31, 1:00 pm
The one and only Bubble Lady will wow us all with her amazing bubble skills to kick off the 2024 Summer Learning Program. All are welcome to join us for a bubbly good time! Please choose one of two time-slots and register everyone attending.
IN-PERSON: Deep Dive
Wednesday, May 22, 2 p.m.
New generative AI tools can create exquisite works of art, realistic photographs, company logos, and so much more. During this hands-on introductory class, participants will experience how generative AI art works through models, prompts and specific techniques that transform words into images. Specific tools discussed in this class will include DALL-E 3, Stable Diffusion, Adobe Firefly, and more. Please note that this class will only cover free features of these AI tools. All premium features will not be demonstrated. 
CANCELLED: Dungeons
Thursday, May 23, 4:30 p.m.
CANCELLED: Join us twice a month for our virtual Dungeons and Dragons campaign for grades 4-7. This campaign is Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. You'll need a Roll20 and DNDBeyond account. Those links will be emailed the day of the program. We play over zoom. Registration is required. 
VIRTUAL: Bestselling
Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m.
Uncover the true story of five castaways abandoned on the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812 with bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin, hosted by the library on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Dolin’s latest book, Left for Dead, tells the tale of treachery, shipwreck, isolation, and the desperate struggle for survival. 
Animal Adaptations w
Friday, May 24, 10:00 a.m.
Join us as we welcome the Children's Museum of Cleveland for an exciting program about animals! Children ages 3-5 will explore different animal traits and adaptations through a story and hands-on activity. Children will decide how each animal uses their traits, and whether or not they are helpful to the animal. They will then apply what they learned as they construct their own animal out of clay. Registration is required.
Dungeons and Dragons
Friday, May 24, 3:30 p.m.
CANCELLED May 24th
Join us once a month for our in-person Dungeons and Dragons campaign for grades 5 and up. This campaign will be Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. Anyone is welcome to join at any time but joining after September you will need to arrive with a character pre-made. Registration is required.
 
Exploring the Cultur
Tuesday, May 28, 4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about the various cultures of our world? Join Gabriela, a junior at Hudson High School, with her international friends and have some fun as we learn about the history, food, culture, and languages of different countries across the globe. We will participate in games and crafts, try new foods, and learn phrases in new languages from native speakers as we expand our knowledge of the diverse world we live in and ignite a spark to learn more. For students in grades 2-5. Registration is required. 
Architecture of Huds
Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m.
Get an introduction to the architectural history of Hudson with a tour of the downtown area focusing on the different styles and history of area homes and buildings, including the clock tower, Brewster Mansion, town hall and more. Find out why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Magical Theater Comp
Thursday, May 30, 11:00 a.m.
Childrens ages 3-5 are welcome to join us as we welcome the Magical Theater Company for an exciting performance of Mother Goose! This very interactive experience will tickle your kids as they learn so many classic rhymes and songs from Mother Goose herself. Registration is required. 
Fan-Snack-Tic Last D
Thursday, May 30, 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Teen Room after your last day of school for a Fan-Snack-Tic good time.
Play games, enjoy snacks, and hangout with your friends!
For Teens ages 11 and up
No registration required.

 

Anime Club
Thursday, May 30, 6:30 P.M.

Cosplayers, anime lovers, and manga readers in grades 6-12 can join anime club! We will be sharing art, watching some anime, discussing our favorite anime and manga, and cosplaying is always welcome!
*please register* 

Dr. Insecta’s
Saturday, Jun. 1, 11:00

Families are welcome to join us on Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 for a un-bee-lievable program with Dr. Insecta and his Bug Lab. Experience real entomology magic, and introduced to some of the largest live insects on the planet. Dr. Insecta's Bug Lab is an interactive enrichment program that entertains, educates and desensitizes fears you may have about these incredible insects.

*Please register each person attending* 

Nate the Great Ballo
Monday, Jun. 3, 10:00-12:00

Celebrate the first day of our Summer Learning Program with us with a visit from Nate the Great! He will be in the children's room crafting balloon creations on June 3 from 10:00 am to noon. 
Rockin’ Robots
Monday, Jun. 3, 2:00 pm

Kick-start this summer with the Rockin' Robots! They have performed on America's Got Talent and stages across the USA and now will be at the Hudson Library as part of our Summer Learning Program kick-off celebration. The show starts at 2:00 pm. Don't miss this rockin' good time!
 
Yoga for Kids
Monday, Jun. 3, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come practice yoga and mindfulness with Miss Lisa from One Tree Love. For grades 2-5. Registration is required. This program will be held in the flood room. Please bring a yoga mat or towel, and a water bottle.

Disasters of Hudson
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 10 a.m.
Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson during this tour of the downtown area. Hear about floods, explosions, fires and accidents, some of which permanently altered the architecture and history of Hudson. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2 p.m.
During orientation training, learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and best practices on how to use the audio 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 podcast or audio projects must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
Summer Science
Tuesday, Jun. 4, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kids going into grades K-2 are invited to join us at the library for Summer Science! We will investigate science topics – different each date – and have fun with hands-on activities and experiments. We will be outside, weather-permitting. Registration is required for each child attending.
 
CANCELLED: Invention
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CANCELLED
Discover your tech abilities as you program your very own Bot ANN-E! Explore the many uses of robots, use design engineering to create a futuristic farm, and then put Bot ANN-E to the test. Imagine all the landscapes, cities, and worlds your Bot might navigate!
This program is 2 Wednesdays in a row and it is recommended to attend both for the full 90 minutes. Register once to sign up for both dates. For students entering grades 3-8.
Sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation
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