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:
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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Create snapchat and image filters and make your own memes! Learn all that and more that you can do with coding with Vidcode. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
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VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski. Perhaps best known as co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski is also the author of multiple books about empowering women in their personal and professional lives. Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, And Beyond is her most recent book, co-written with Ginny Brzezinski. This is a one-time only exclusive event and will not be recorded.

This event is sponsored by the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund.
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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Create snapchat and image filters and make your own memes! Learn all that and more that you can do with coding with Vidcode. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
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Virtual Special Even
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jerry Craft, author of the children's graphic novels New Kid and Class ActNew Kid follows 7th grader Jordan Banks, who was brought up in Washington Heights and is now starting at a new prestigious private school known for its academic excellence. However, Jordan isn't just the new kid, he is also one of the few kids of color in the whole school. As 7th grade progresses, Jordan struggles with trying to fit into these two different personae his old life and new school are demanding of him. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, follows Jordan's friend, Drew. Drew knows that because of the color of his skin, he must work harder than any other student at his school. As the year progresses, he struggles with his fellow students and even his closest friend, as they take everything in their lives for granted. 
 
Jerry Craft is both a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, will be released on October 6, 2020. Copies of Class Act and New Kid will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
 
This program is for children grades 3 and up. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658,
 x1020.

 
Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
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Coding Club with Vid
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Create snapchat and image filters and make your own memes! Learn all that and more that you can do with coding with Vidcode. For grades 6 and up. Sessions build off each other, please sign up for each session individually so the proper Zoom link can be sent to you. Will require being able to be on Zoom and the Vidcode page on a web browser at the same time. 
VIRTUAL Club Sippy C
Friday, Sep. 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For one day only Library will transform your living room into the hottest club in town, Virtual Club Sippy Cup! This preschool and toddler dancing story time event will feature music, dancing, crafts and more. Join us on Zoom as we dance the morning away. Club goers will need to pick up an event bag to make the most of Club Sippy Cup. Participants will be emailed when the bags are available,  closer to the date of the program.  

For ages 2 to 6, please register all children who are attending to receive the proper amount of event bags.

Registration is required for this program and a valid email is required at time of registration.  Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation before the program. This program will not be recorded.
VIRTUAL Tour of Grea
Saturday, Sep. 26, 11 am
Join us via Zoom for two tours at the Great Lakes Science Center! The first tour will be a Capsule Chat where a GLSC educator will tour a real capsule that was active in the SkyLab3 space mission in 1973. The 2nd tour will focus on Life in Space and highlights how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station. 
All ages welcome - please register once for the whole family and indicate how many people will attend. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.
Banned Book Surprise
Sunday, Sep. 27
Did you know that some of your favorite books have been banned by some schools and libraries? If you'd like us to pick out a surprise banned book for you, fill out this form and we will pick just the right one! For grades 4 and up.
Banned Books Week - September 27th - October 3rd - is an annual event put on by the American Library Association to promote our freedom to read.
Virtual Storytime fo
Monday, Sep. 28, 10:00 a.m.
This storytime is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? This storytime is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun. This is our Fall 12-Week Session that runs from September 14th - December 3rd. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom. 

This is not a drop-in storytime - you must register your child.

Registration is required for this storytime and a valid email is required at time of registration. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the storytime. This storytime will not be recorded.  


If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Virtual Beginner ASL
Monday, Sep. 28, 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 ASL courses for all ages. This four-week class is specially designed for children in grades K through 5 and will cover numbers, letters, family members, animals, and other basic subjects. Participants will enjoy a virtual, but hands-on learning experience. 

Beginner ASL for Kids will meet on Mondays, September 14, September 21, September 28, and October 5 at 4:30p.m. via Zoom. Each session will last 45 minutes. This program is designed for children in grades K through 5. 

Registration is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. Registration is for all four sessions and attendance at every session is strongly encouraged. 
Virtual Nonfiction B
Monday, Sep. 28, 6:30pm
Children going into grades K-2 are invited to join us for our new Nonfiction Book Club on Monday September 28th at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom video chat!

This month we will be discussing Nefertiti, The Spidernaut by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Valeria Tisnes.

"Most spiders spin a web and passively wait for prey to come to them. Jumping spiders, by contrast, actively hunt by jumping to catch their food. What if a jumping spider was sent to the International Space Station? When it jumped, it would simply float. No one knew if the spider could hunt in a weightless environment. This nonfiction picture book for elementary kids chronicles the amazing voyage of Nefertiti, the Spidernaut to the International Space Station and back. She's a Phiddipus johnsonii, or Johnson jumping spider, native to western United States. Her colorful anatomy-red, black and teal-made for stunning photography and video. In 2012, Nefertiti clocked a record-breaking 100 days in space, during which time she circled Earth about 1584 times, traveling about 41,580,000 miles."

You can find the read-along e-book on Hoopla which can be accessed with your library card.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program. 
Virtual Homework Con
Monday, Sep. 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homework getting you down? Need some help?

Then sign up for this free tutoring program, for middle school and high school students, every Monday and Tuesday on Zoom from 7:00 until 8:30.
Pop on Zoom anytime between 7:00 – 8:30 to receive help from the NHS Tutors.

Students from the Hudson High School’s National Honor Society volunteer their services for this program. The library is pleased to partner with the schools in this community outreach effort.

Registration is required each session to receive the Zoom link.
It will not take place on days that there is no school.

If you have any questions please email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Virtual Storytime fo
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 10:30 a.m.
This storytime is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? This storytime is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun. This is our Fall 12-Week Session that runs from September 14th - December 3rd. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom. 

This is not a drop-in storytime - you must register your child.

Registration is required for this storytime and a valid email is required at time of registration. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the storytime. This storytime will not be recorded.  


If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Virtual DIY Club (Gr
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young do-it-yourselfers! Gather your creativity and art supplies and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of DIY Club! This meeting will occur via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. 
Virtual Chapter Chat
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays, September 15 & 29, October 13 & 27, 6:30 p.m.)
Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join this 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 first book will be Frindle, by Andrew Clements. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Participants do not need to read or prepare in advance. Participants only need to register ONCE for this series. Reminders will be sent in advance of each of the four sessions, as well as a Zoom invitation for each session. Please be sure to include your email address upon registration.

These Zoom gatherings will take place bi-weekly on the following four Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Homework Con
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Homework getting you down? Need some help?

Then sign up for this free tutoring program, for middle school and high school students, every Monday and Tuesday on Zoom from 7:00 until 8:30.
Pop on Zoom anytime between 7:00 – 8:30 to receive help from the NHS Tutors.

Students from the Hudson High School’s National Honor Society volunteer their services for this program. The library is pleased to partner with the schools in this community outreach effort.

Registration is required each session to receive the Zoom link.
It will not take place on days that there is no school.

If you have any questions please email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.

VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual streaming event with profitability coach Susie Carder as she discusses her book, Power Your Profits: How to Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000. In her latest book, Carder outlines her “Predictable Success Method,” which acts as a bulletproof start-to-finish plan to build your business from startup to multi-million powerhouse. Entrepreneurs will learn how they can run their daily operations, account for sales and employ marketing systems that lead to predictable and substantial revenue and profit growth.  
Virtual Storytime fo
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 10:30 a.m.
This storytime is for everyone! Have a curious preschooler? Children all different ages? This storytime is for all of them! Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and a bunch of fun. This is our Fall 12-Week Session that runs from September 14th - December 3rd. All of our Fall storytimes will be held virtually via Zoom. 

This is not a drop-in storytime - you must register your child.

Registration is required for this storytime and a valid email is required at time of registration. Please register for only one weekly storytime per child. Participants will receive an email of their Zoom invitation the day before the storytime. This storytime will not be recorded.  


If you have any questions about this event you can contact the childrens desk at (330) 653-6658 x1020 or email us at mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us.
Virtual Middle Schoo
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 4:30p.m.
Creatives in grades 6 through 8 are invited to explore a wide range of artistic styles in mediums from painting to collage to textiles. Join us virtually on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:30p.m. for a hands-on DIY project. Registration is required. A valid email address is required at the time of registration in order to receive the Zoom link. 
Cleveland Museum of
Thursday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a live, virtual presentation on Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that provides a survey of Italy’s artistic heritage by exploring why particular subjects were depicted in sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts. Learn how factors such as patronage and subject matter convey some of the ideals and events important to residents throughout Italy in the last two thousand years. The objects shown range from decorative arts made by the ancient Etruscans to a print created by Boccioni, a proponent of the Italian Futurist movement in the early 20th century.
 
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