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:
Outdoor Gentle Yoga
Monday, Jul. 26, 10 a.m. (Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings July 12, 19, 26, and August 2. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants must bring their own mat or blanket. Proper social distancing will be required.           
Separate registration is required for each class.

In case of inclement weather this class will be held virtually. If the class cannot be held outdoors, participants will receive an email the morning of the class.



 
Outdoor Tai Chi for
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10 a.m. (Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 a.m.)

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of Tai Chi for adults at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings July 13, 20, 27, and August 3. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Learn how Tai Chi can boost energy, improve balance, and help reduce and manage stress. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities. These 60-minute classes are taught by certified Tai Chi instructor Nancy Gardner. Participants may want to bring a chair or blanket. Proper social distancing is required. 
Separate registration is required for each class. 

Goblins & Galaxies S
Wednesday, Jul. 28, 7 p.m.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Goblins & Galaxies, Science Fiction and Fantasy Outdoor Book Club will meet on July 28 at 7:00 p.m. on the library's outdoor patio. Bring along your favorite science fiction or fantasy book that you have read, or one you want to read.  

Registration is required to attend the book club and new members are always welcome. 

Please note, masks are strongly recommended. This event will be dependent on the weather and may be moved indoors if space allows. Feel free to bring along your own blanket or folding chair.

Outdoor Gentle Yoga
Monday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. (Mondays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings July 12, 19, 26, and August 2. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Participants must bring their own mat or blanket. Proper social distancing will be required.           
Separate registration is required for each class.

In case of inclement weather this class will be held virtually. If the class cannot be held outdoors, participants will receive an email the morning of the class.



 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Eric Dean Wilson, author of After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort. In his book, Wilson interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a haunting meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world.
Outdoor Tai Chi for
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. (Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 10 a.m.)

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of Tai Chi for adults at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings July 13, 20, 27, and August 3. These classes will be held in person on the lawn by the library patio. Learn how Tai Chi can boost energy, improve balance, and help reduce and manage stress. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities. These 60-minute classes are taught by certified Tai Chi instructor Nancy Gardner. Participants may want to bring a chair or blanket. Proper social distancing is required. 
Separate registration is required for each class. 

VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a virtual livestreamed presentation on Modernism: Early 20th-Century Art. Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, and other selected movements in early 20th-century art are introduced highlighting the museum’s collection. Explore the visual innovations of artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Mondrian, and Miró in a period marked by the primacy of personal expression over a realistic rendering of the world. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded. 
 
Virtual Book Club: <
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss Cheryl Diamond’s unbelievable memoir Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood. According to her own account “by the age of nine, I will have lived in more than a dozen countries, on five continents, under six assumed identities. I’ll know how a document is forged, how to withstand an interrogation, and most important, how to disappear” (Diamond, 2021). As her family’s tightly constructed lies start to unravel, Cheryl is forced to reexamine her entire life. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with acclaimed Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell, author of The Debt Trap: How Student Loans Became a National Catastrophe, a must-read for parents and students. Kirkus Reviews calls this book “An alarming study of an economic crisis long in the making, and entirely avoidable.” 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Rebecca Donner, author of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler. Called a “stunning biography” by Publishers Weekly, Donner’s book tells the true story of the extraordinary life and brutal death of Mildred Harnack, the American leader of one of the largest underground resistance groups in Germany.  
Goblins & Galaxies S
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Goblins & Galaxies, Science Fiction and Fantasy Outdoor Book Club will meet on August 25, at 7:00 p.m. on the library's outdoor patio. Bring along your favorite science fiction or fantasy book that you have read, or one you want to read.  

Registration is required to attend the book club and new members are always welcome. 

Please note, masks are strongly recommended. This event will be dependent on the weather and may be moved indoors if space allows. Feel free to bring along your own blanket or folding chair.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Becky Munster Sabky, author of Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College. Valedictorians at the Gate is an inspiring battle cry for a college application process that looks beyond the rankings to successfully determine what is truly the best school for you or your child. Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for students and their parents, Sabky illuminates the pathway to finding the school that is the ideal match. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Callazo, authors of The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border. A Publishers Weekly starred review calls this a “disturbing and unforgettable memoir [that] brings to vivid life the plight of the many families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.”  
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Ann Hagedorn, author of Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away. Sleeper Agent is a gripping, fast-paced, extensively researched story about one undetected spy who influenced history. “Compelling” and “well-researched” according to Booklist, Kirkus Reviews calls this book “An eye-opening account of perhaps the Soviet Union’s most successful sleeper agent.” 
VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, Sep. 13, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a virtual livestreamed presentation on Spanish Art. Through the use of art and artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, this program features paintings by artists working from or born in Spain. Learn about the cultural and historical context as well as the varied stylistic range of Renaissance, Baroque, and modern Spanish art offer a varied stylistic range to participants, who also learn about the cultural and historical context of the works highlighted. Many of the artists—El Greco, Goya, and Picasso, for example—are among the best known in western art history. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded. 
VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a virtual livestreamed presentation on French Art. French art has been renowned throughout the centuries for its elegance and inventiveness. In this overview of French masterworks in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, explore everything from luxury goods made for the Dukes of Burgundy prior to the Renaissance to shimmering paintings by Impressionists to colorful compositions by the Fauves. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded. 
 
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