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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Pete the Cat Fun Day
Friday, Oct. 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us Friday, October 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Children's Room for a Pete the Cat party! With crafts, balloon sculpting by Flower Clown, and special guest... Pete the Cat! No registration required.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
ACT Practice Test
Sunday, Oct. 14, 1:00-5:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Princeton Review will provide a practice ACT test on Sunday, October 14th from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Hudson Library for high school students. Participants must arrive prior to the 1:00 pm test and bring pencils and a calculator with them. The test will be timed and last approximately 3 1/2 hours. Registration is required
The Silent Mind: Mar
Sunday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On Sunday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m., please join us for a special family event presented by The Silent Mind: Martial Arts & More. Come and learn all about Jujutsu and take part in a family "mini-class". This event is designed for ages 4 and up. Registration is required.
Monday Totally 3&rsq
Monday, Sep. 24, 9:30 a.m.- 9:55 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stories and fun for threes and their caregivers.
Registration is required.
Through the Eyes of
Monday, Sep. 24, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman reveals the drama, passion, obsession and tragedy behind the hidden lives of some of the world’s most famous artists.  Learn which two artists have Broadway musicals based on their paintings, and who made a guest appear¬ance on The Love Boat.  Find out who suggested that firing a gun was an acceptable method of getting people to stop asking questions, and who had to be bribed to take a bath. Stadelman promises that “you will never view art the same way again!”

Monday Family Drop-i
Monday, Sep. 24, 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 – FA
Monday, Sep. 24, 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.


 
Introduction to Tai
Monday, Sep. 24, 1 pm (Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 1 pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Monday at 1pm beginning on September 10 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
Monday My Time for 4
Monday, Sep. 24, 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.
An Evening with Ceci
Monday, Sep. 24, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
You can add your name to the wait list or register for the Cecile Richards Live Simulcast event which will be held in the teen room.  All are welcome to attend the book signing and reception in the library rotunda following the program.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Cecile Richards, a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health, reproductive rights and social change. Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards and featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, will discuss her memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead. Joining Richards will be M. L. Schultze, award-winning reporter and analyst who has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN as well as being a regular panelist on WVIZ’s Ideastream.

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series.


 
Cecile Richards-Simu
Monday, Sep. 24, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
*Please note the Cecile Richards event is full, you are signing up for a live simulcast of the event that will take place in the teen room.  All are welcome to attend the book signing and reception in the library rotunda following the program.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Cecile Richards, a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health, reproductive rights and social change. Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards and featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington, will discuss her memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead. Joining Richards will be M. L. Schultze, award-winning reporter and analyst who has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN as well as being a regular panelist on WVIZ’s Ideastream.

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series. Copies of Make Trouble will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. 
Tuesday My Time for
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 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.
Tuesday Tales for Tw
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 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 – F
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 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.

 
Bad Art Night
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
We will start the night off by creating the weirdest and most ridiculous art imaginable.  Then, we will hold a small gala where teens will observe each other's creations and then vote on which one is they think is the craziest. Registration is required! This event is for grades 6th-12th!
History of the Symph
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
As part of the new Classical Music For All series, Christopher Wilkins, music director and conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, will take you on a listening tour of the history of the symphony.  Prepare to be astonished by 300 years of magnificent, gripping and deeply inspired music. Registration is required. 

This series is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation, The Friends of the Hudson Library and the Perry L. Noe Endowment.
 
Wednesday Lapsit – F
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Birth-10 months with a caregiver.                               

Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs  and a simple story or two. 
Registration is required.

Adult Crafting: Pain
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10 a.m.
Just in time for the fall, come design and paint your own set of mugs-perfect as a personalized gift or a treat for yourself!  Local artist Kimmy Henderson will guide you in making your very own masterpiece-you choose the design, words and colors.  No painting skills needed, only a willingness to be free and have fun.  

Space is limited and registration is required.  A $10 nonrefundable materials fee is due at registration at the second floor Reference desk. 
Research Databases f
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10 a.m.


The library subscribes to more than 80 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover five databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, and Reference USA.  These five are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
Wednesday Tales for
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 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.

 
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