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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College Financial Pl
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Teens and parents can get a jumpstart on college financial planning through this free workshop presented by Tax and Financial Strategies of Kent, Ohio. This planning session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 2:00 pm and can apply to both pre-teens and teens to help parents and teens plan early! The session will dip into information on loans, scholarships, the FASFA and how to best apply for them regardless of your family's income bracket. 
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ACT Practice Test
Sunday, Feb. 3, 1:00-5:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
This free ACT Practice Test for high school students, administered by the Princeton Review, will take place on Sunday, February 3rd from 1:00-5:00 pm. It will last approximately 3 ½ hours -- there is no writing portion. Students are asked to bring pencils and a calculator to this free program.  Registration is required. 
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Ballooning Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:30
or call (330) 653-6658.
Ever wanted to make your own balloon animals? Join professional clown and master balloon twister Flower Clown for a lesson in the art of making balloon animals and other balloon creations! This program is for children ages 9 to 14. Registration is required. 
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An Evening with Form
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to announce an evening with former Senator Jeff Flake. Flake has nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake is renowned for his bravery in speaking out against the current administration, his principled stands on spending and free trade, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration. A traditionally conservative Republican, Flake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative.
 
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LIVE SIMULCAST-An Ev
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
*Please note: The program with Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake is currently full. Spots are still available for the live simulcast in the Teen Room. All are welcome to attend the author meet & greet / book signing in the library rotunda following the program. The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to announce an evening with former Senator Jeff Flake. Flake has nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake is renowned for his bravery in speaking out against the current administration, his principled stands on spending and free trade, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration. A traditionally conservative Republican, Flake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative.
 
Saturday Family Drop
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun.
No registration required.
Alpha Video Game Clu
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Try a different video game every month! For ages 11-18, in the teen room. For January: Soulcalibur VI.
Classical Music For
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.
The Classical Music For Everyone Series continues as members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra present works by three musical giants of the Classical Period – Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. The second half of the program will feature works by three lesser-known but influential composers of the Classical Period – Salieri, The Chevalier de Saint Georges and Boccherini. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 
Kids Love Musicals!
Monday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Musical Theater Project of Northeast Ohio returns to the Hudson Library!

Join us for a children's workshop based on the musical “You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” (Local schools are not in session on this day.) This fun, friendly environment will inspire your child’s creativity and imagination! No experience in music, theater, or performance is necessary!

For children in grades 2-5. This program is for children only.

A snack will be provided. Please do not send food with your child.

Registration is required and begins on December 21.
Monday Totally 3&rsq
Monday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stories and fun for threes and their caregivers.
Registration is required.
Monday Family Drop-i
Monday, Jan. 21, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun.
No registration required.
Monday Babytime - WI
Monday, Jan. 21, 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Enjoy simple stories, rhymes, and songs.
For babies 6-24 months with a caregiver.
Registration is required.

 
Monday My Time for 4
Monday, Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stories and activities for independent 4 & 5 year olds.
Caregiver must remain in the library during this storytime.

Registration is required.
Matters of Science
Monday, Jan. 21, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
No school today, so come and spend your afternoon at the Hudson Library getting energized by Matters of Science, presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Kids in grades 3 - 6 are invited to this interactive program which will highlight specific states of matter and include amazing experiments they CAN try at home! Program begins at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required.
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Art Crew
Monday, Jan. 21, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Calling all young artists: come learn about art and create some too! Art Crew occurs the third Monday of each month from 4:30 -5:15  pm in the Teen Room. Registration is required - for children in Grades K-2. 
An Evening with Davi
Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On the evening following the total lunar eclipse, acclaimed science journalist David Baron will be discussing the fascinating historical story behind the solar eclipse of 1878 as detailed in his book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. The book tells the true story of three of the most determined eclipse chasers, James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison, on their race to the Rocky Mountains to witness the event.
Tuesday My Time for
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stories and activities for independent 4 & 5 year olds.
Caregiver must remain in the library during this storytime.

Registration is required.
Through The Eyes of
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents the artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo was a sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the Italian Renaissance.  Best known for his sculptures Pietà and David, Michelangelo once said “carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.”  Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 
 

Tuesday Tales for Tw
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more for terrific toddlers!
Children age 2 with a caregiver.
Registration is required.

 
Tuesday Babytime – W
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Enjoy simple stories, rhymes, and songs.
For babies 6-24 months with a caregiver.
Registration is required.

 
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