Library Events

The Hudson Library building will remain closed for the time being as we continue to develop reopening plans based on public health and safety guidelines. The library outside book return bin will reopen beginning on Wednesday, May 27 between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Due dates will continue to be extended. More information >>
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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VIRTUAL Art Show --
Monday, Jun. 1, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Share your artwork and enjoy the work of others in this virtual art gallery opening on June 1, 2020 as part of our Summer Learning Program kickoff! Children in grades K through 8 can participate. Submit scans or well-lit, high quality photos of your child's art to mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us before May 31 at 5p.m. to be included. Submissions must include child's name and age and the title and medium of the work. Gallery will be available virtually through August 15, 2020. 
Write Your Story! (p
Monday, Jun. 1, 9:00 a.m. (ongoing from June 1 through August 8)

Imagine Your Story … and write it, too! Children in preschool through fifth grade are welcome to join our fun and creative “Write Your Story” program this summer!

Registered participants will pick up a blank booklet from the Children’s department and then write and illustrate their own stories … fiction, fantasy, biography, graphic novel, poetry, or anything at all. We encourage you to write about whatever you would like, and we look forward to reading each and every one!

We will contact you after you register to let you know when to pick up your blank book, and it will be due back to us by Saturday August 8. More details will follow on what we will be able to do at the end of the summer for all of our young authors!

Registration is required and begins on June 1.

VIRTUAL: Monday Morn
Monday, Jun. 1, 10 a.m. (Mondays, May 18 & 25 and June 1 & 8)
Learn how to pay more attention to your existence in the present moment and use the breath as the anchor point to calm and balance the mind during Monday morning live virtual meditation classes. A member of the Center for Health, Happiness and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead the one-hour morning meditation class using the Zoom platform. No previous experience is required.
VIRTUAL Didgeridoo D
Monday, Jun. 1, 5:30-6:30
Feed your traveling bug with a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. Great for families to Zoom together!
Please register once per family. Email address and library card number required.
VIRTUAL: American Si
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 7 p.m.
Join us for a live virtual introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) with Stephanie Bowlin, nationally certified sign language interpreter. Participants will learn important beginner signs including the manual alphabet and cardinal numbers. No previous sign language experience is required! 
VIRTUAL: Power Your
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2 p.m.
Learn how to enhance your job search and organization skills using Google tools. Participants will learn how to use G Suite collaborative apps to track jobs and create their resume along with helpful tips on using Google to search for jobs and receive alerts when new postings are made available. This program is presented in partnership with Grow with Google. 
VIRTUAL: Live Gentle
Thursday, Jun. 4, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 4, 11, & 18, 10 a.m.)
Certified yoga teacher Jodi Fill will teach live virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Thursdays June 4, 11 and 18. Each class will last 60 to 75 minutes. Registration for reach class is required. Participants will receive an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010.

 
Exquisite Family Boo
Thursday, Jun. 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a Facebook Live family event on Thursday June 4 at 2 pm! Author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera will read aloud and discuss their children’s book “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” with a Q & A session afterwards. In 1950, Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. This live event is in conjunction with PBS’s “Trailblazing Women for Kids” summer-long celebration in honor of the women’s vote centennial. No registration is required for this live event on the library's Facebook page.
Virtual Games with J
Thursday, Jun. 4, 2:00 p.m.
Grab a snack and join us over Zoom for an afternoon of playing some fun virtual games from Jackbox Games.  The way this works is you will recieve an email reminder the day before with a Zoom invite for the program time.  Once we are all together virtually we will play a handful of games such as Trivia Murder Party, Drawful 2, Quiplash and more. This program is for teens 11-18 and registration is required.  Make sure to please provide an email address when registering to ensure that you will recieve the Zoom invite.
Virtual: Catherine S
Thursday, Jun. 4, 7 p.m.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will virtually demonstrate High Tea recipes as showcased in the Official Downton Abbey Cookbook.
VIRTUAL Magic of Ric
Saturday, Jun. 6, 2:00 p.m.

Cleveland magician Rick Smith Jr. will astound and amaze with his Cutting-Edge Magic & Illusions, right from the comfort of your own home!

Great for families to Zoom together!

Please register once per family. Email address and library card number required.
For more information, email mail.child@Hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 ext 1020 

VIRTUAL: Les Délices
Sunday, Jun. 7, 2 pm
Les Délices, Cleveland-based Baroque and early music orchestra, will present a concert featuring a sampling of the delightful music from past concerts offered by this outstanding orchestra. Enjoy selections from Marin Morais’s Les Folies d’Espagne, Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville’s “Gloria” from Venite Exultemis with Quire Cleveland, Jean-Féry Rebel’s Caractères de las danse and more. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter.
VIRTUAL: Monday Morn
Monday, Jun. 8, 10 a.m. (Mondays, May 18 & 25 and June 1 & 8)
Learn how to pay more attention to your existence in the present moment and use the breath as the anchor point to calm and balance the mind during Monday morning live virtual meditation classes. A member of the Center for Health, Happiness and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead the one-hour morning meditation class using the Zoom platform. No previous experience is required.
VIRTUAL Story, Snack
Monday, Jun. 8, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Grab a snack and join us for a story (or two) and chat with Miss Christine and your library friends.

For children entering grades 1-3 in the fall.

Registration is required, this program will be held over Zoom.
For more information, email mail.child@Hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 ext 1020 
Please register once per family. Email address and library card number required.

Virtual Anime Meet-U
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 3:00 p.m.
Love talking Anime?  Hang out with us over Zoom as we discuss our favorite Anime and Manga series.  These meet-ups will be every other week and will be a half hour each.  This program is for teens 11-18 and registration is required.  Please make sure to provide an email address to ensure you recieve the Zoom invite.
VIRTUAL: Mixed Media
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2 p.m.
Create fun and funky postcards or greeting cards using materials easily found at home during this virtual art class. Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Uncommon Art, an art studio and gallery on Main Street in Hudson for an introduction to mixed media art making. We will upcycle empty cracker boxes or cereal boxes using a variety of collage techniques to make cheerful cards you can send to your friends, family-and neighbors. Suggested supplies include: empty box from cereal, crackers, or pasta (be sure they're clean), glue, scissors, a ruler, a pencil, magazines and markers. Acrylic paint, rubber stamps, stencils and washi tape are a few more ideas to enhance your mixed media project!
 
VIRTUAL: Live Gentle
Thursday, Jun. 11, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 4, 11, & 18, 10 a.m.)
Certified yoga teacher Jodi Fill will teach live virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Thursdays June 4, 11 and 18. Each class will last 60 to 75 minutes. Registration for reach class is required. Participants will receive an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010.

 
VIRTUAL Art Crew (Gr
Thursday, Jun. 11, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Calling all young artists! Gather your crayons, colored pencils, or markers and your paper and join Miss Louise for a virtual meeting of Art Crew! This month we'll practice our landscape drawing together. This meeting will occur via Zoom on Thursday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for this class and a valid email is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to meet on Zoom one day before the class begins.
VIRTUAL Mad Science
Saturday, Jun. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

This highly engaging event follows a friendly dragon and fairy tale friends thought a series of exciting adventures, including launching a hot air balloon, generations of mystical clouds even an explosive fiery dragon’s breath. We couldn’t IMAGINE more Fun!
Great for families to Zoom together!
Please register once per family. Email address and library card number required.
For more information, email mail.child@Hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 ext 1020 

Virtual Music Show &
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Miss performing for others? Want to enjoy "live" music again?
Join Miss Christine and her ukuele in this Virtual music Show & Tell over Zoom. 
All are welcome to play or sing or just watch. To sound your best it is recomended to enable orginal sound in your zoom account. You can find more information about that here 
Performers should be between ages 4 and 11. Family members welcome to tune in and enjoy! Please register once per household. Email address and library card number required.
For more information, email mail.child@Hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 ext 1020 
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