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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 Limit by event type:
Eclipse Viewing
Monday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
All ages are invited to join us at the library to watch the eclipse of the sun, weather dependent. Free viewing glasses will be provided so that participants can safely view the eclipse as it takes place. 

Please register everyone attending. 
Estate Planning Boot
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Matthew F. Kadish, Esq. of the Cleveland Law firm of Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel will present a two-part series focusing on protecting you, your money, your family, and your legacy. The first session on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. will cover the difference between a will and an “estate plan,” documents needed, as well as basics of property law, taxes, probate and trusts. Part II on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. will focus on estate tax reform, the role of life insurance, planning for retirement accounts, charitable planning, business succession and more. 

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation in partnership with the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
 
Excel for Beginners
Friday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended
Pokémon League
Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:00 - Noon (Saturdays: Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 & Dec. 30)
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Bring your Pokémon cards or Nintendo DS to the library one Saturday a month to trade cards, battle your Pokémon and enjoy two hours with other Pokémon trainers.

For trainers ages 5 and up
No registration required.
Get Into Your Dream
Sunday, Aug. 27, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
There are always things a student can do to improve their chances of college admission to their dream school.  ACT, PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, AP Tests...what should students take and when should they take them?  The Princeton Review will describe the differences between all of these exams.  A complete timeline (9th-12th grade) will be explained for students and families. 
 
Estate Planning Boot
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Matthew F. Kadish, Esq. of the Cleveland Law firm of Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel will present a two-part series focusing on protecting you, your money, your family, and your legacy. Part II will focus on estate tax reform, the role of life insurance, planning for retirement accounts, charitable planning, business succession and more. 

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation in partnership with the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
 
Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, a writing critique group to meet monthly at the library in Brewster Café. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome. Coffee provided. No registration is required.
Writing To Publish S
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library kicks off its 2017 Writing to Publish Series with award-winning nonfiction author Jane Turzillo. Turzillo will share tips and tricks to make research easier and more enjoyable for writers of all genres and at any stage in their writing careers. Future topics in the Writing to Publish Series will be “Editing Your Work,” “Writing for Children” and “Social Media Platforms for Writers.”
Mail Merge
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use the Mail Merge tool in Microsoft Word to easily keep address lists, form letters, and mailing labels. Prerequisites: Must have familiarity with Microsoft Word.
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Sep. 1, 9:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood development. We are offering 2 sessions for the infant-2 year old group (9:30 and 10:30) and 1 session for 3-5 year olds at 11:30 am. We ask that the sessions for 3-5 year olds are children only. If your 3 year old child does not feel comfortable coming to the 11:30 session alone, please register with one of the younger groups. Registration is required.
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Sep. 1, 10:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood development. We are offering 2 sessions for the infant-2 year old group (9:30 and 10:30) and 1 session for 3-5 year olds at 11:30 am. We ask that the sessions for 3-5 year olds are children only. If your 3 year old child does not feel comfortable coming to the 11:30 session alone, please register with one of the younger groups. Registration is required.
Kindermusik Fridays
Friday, Sep. 1, 11:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood development. We are offering 2 sessions for the infant-2 year old group (9:30 and 10:30) and 1 session for 3-5 year olds at 11:30 am. We ask that the sessions for 3-5 year olds are children only. If your 3 year old child does not feel comfortable coming to the 11:30 session alone, please register with one of the younger groups. Registration is required.
Minecraft Club
Saturday, Sep. 2, 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come mine and craft in Minecraft on our multiplayer server!

Grades 2-5. 
Registration is required.
Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, Sep. 5, 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
It’s pajama time at the library! Put on your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal & drop in for an evening of stories and a speical snack. No regisration required. For children ages 2 and up.
Underground Railroad
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Discover the homes, sites, and people that played a significant part in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson.
Book Ends: Non-Ficti
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 7 p.m.
Book Ends is a Non-Fiction Book Club is a book club for those who know the truth is stranger than fiction. Read and discuss a new book choice each month. The inaugural selection is Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film by Alexandra Zapruder. The Wall Street Journal  says, "Alexandra…has written the entwined story of the Zapruder film and the Zapruders themselves with scrupulous care and attention to all the civic and familial sensitivities involved. It turns out to be a fascinating and cautionary tale.” No registration required. 
1000 Books Before Ki
Friday, Sep. 8, 10:00 a.m. (Friday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come one, come all to a celebration of the 4th anniversary of our early literacy program 1000 books before Kindergarten at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Curious George will be there and together we’ll share stories, play fun games, make crafts, and learn about the importance of early literacy.  

Registration Required

Please register all who are attending. 
Jewelry Making: Bead
Friday, Sep. 8, 10 a.m.
Unleash your inner artist and try your hand at jewelry making!  Join local artist Leila Griffiths for this hands-on workshop creating beaded memory wire bracelets.  The bracelets are made with spring steel memory wire, metal beads, spacers & bead caps, and a selection of small and large glass pearl beads and accent beads.  No skills necessary-just a willingness to have fun!  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Space is limited, registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $5 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.  For more information, call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
1000 Books Before Ki
Saturday, Sep. 9, 2:00 p.m. (Friday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come one, come all to a celebration of the 4th anniversary of our early literacy program 1000 books before Kindergarten at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Curious George will be there and together we’ll share stories, play fun games, make crafts, and learn about the importance of early literacy.  

Registration Required

Please register all who are attending. 
SAT Practice Test
Sunday, Sep. 10, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Students can find out where they stand without having to pay for an actual college admissions exam.  They will take a practice test under testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance   needed and receive score reports highlighting their strengths and areas of focus.
 
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