Events

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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Spinosaurus Encounter
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Spinosaurus Encounter
Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pmSpinosaurus Encounte
Ever wonder what it would be like to see a dinosaur in real life? On Saturday, August 1, the renowned Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History from Pittsburgh will take a field trip to the Hudson Library and Historical Society, to guide you on your journey back to the Age of Dinosaurs. During the ...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Pajama Storytime
7:30 p.m.
 Pajama Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.Pajama Storytime
Wear your PJ's and bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with for stories, songs and a special snack. For the whole family. No registration is required.
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Architectural Walking Tour
6:30 p.m.
 Architectural Walking Tour
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.Architectural Walkin
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on the register button to be added to the waiting list.
See why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. Meet at the entrance to the library. 

Space is limited, ...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Yoga at the Library
9:30 a.m.
 Yoga at the Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 6 & 13, 9:30 a.m.)
Yoga at the Library
These sessions are now full. You can click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:3...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Baby Yoga
9:30 a.m.
 Baby Yoga
Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m.Baby Yoga
Come learn some special yoga poses and stretches just for little ones! Please bring a towel or blanket and wear comfortable clothes to move around in.

This session is for ages 0 months to 15 months (or pre-walkers).
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Baby Yoga
11:00 a.m.
 Baby Yoga
Thursday, Aug. 6, 11:00 a.m.Baby Yoga
Come learn some special yoga poses and stretches just for little ones! Please bring a towel or blanket and wear comfortable clothes to move around in.

This session is for ages 16 months to 36 months (or walkers).
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Reading Buddies
1:00 p.m.
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Aug. 6, 1:00 p.m.Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies will match a “Big Readers” (grades 4-12) with “Little Readers” (grades K-3) once a week for a one-hour sessions to build reading skills. During these sessions the Reading Buddies will have the opportunity to select a book from the library, read together, play ...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Tech How-To: Shop for the Right Computer
2:00 p.m.
Tech How-To: Shop for the Right Computer
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:00 p.m.Tech How-To:  Shop f
Are you in the market to purchase a computer? Learn what to look for in a laptop, desktop, or tablet. This class will go through how to look at product specifications and learn how to find the right device for the right person.

Space is limited, registration is required. For more informat...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Jungle Safari & Magic Show
10:00 a.m.
 Jungle Safari & Magic Show
Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m.Jungle Safari & Magi
Katie Bee and Roger Dodger bring their Jungle Safari Show to Hudson!  The audience will use their imaginations to travel on a jungle safari, meeting several jungle animals along the way. Katie Bee does an excellent job as the puppeteer, while Roger Dodger handles the slapstick comedy and balloo...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Tail Waggin’ Tutors
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Tail Waggin’ T
Children can build confidence and practice reading with one of our therapy dogs! Sign up for a 15 minute time slot on a first-come first-serve basis the day of the program. Bring a favorite book from home, or choose one of ours.

No registration is required.
 
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Between the Lines Book Club - The Martian
7 p.m.
Between the Lines Book Club - The Martian
Monday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.Between the Lines Bo
Called “Brilliant…utterly compelling” by the Wall Street Journal, The Martian by Andy Weir takes center stage at the August 10 meeting of the read more
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Tech in an Hour: Photoshop Elements
2:00 p.m.
Tech in an Hour: Photoshop Elements
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 p.m.Tech in an Hour: Pho
Get a lot of tech in a little time: Have you ever wanted to learn how to retouch or edit your digital photos? Join us for an hour-long class to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and the tools it offers. Photoshop Elements has most of the tools of the full Photoshop program, but also conta...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
DIY LED Cuffs
2:00 p.m.
 DIY LED Cuffs
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 p.m.DIY LED Cuffs
Teens in grades 6 to 12 can learn how to make a light-up cuff using duct tape, a battery, and some LED lights! All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required.


Photo courtesy of Oakland Hand Made

 
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Kit Homes of Hudson Walking Tour
6:30 p.m.
Kit Homes of Hudson Walking Tour
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.Kit Homes of Hudson
Walk by some of Hudson’s 20th century collection of homes ordered as kits through the catalogs of Sears Roebuck and other manufacturers of home materials. Slip on your walking shoes and join Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Archivist Gwen Mayer as she introduces you to Hudson&rs...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Campfire Storytime
7:00 p.m.
 Campfire Storytime
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:00 p.m.
(June 18th, July 7th, & August 11th)
Campfire Storytime
Join us on the library patio for a special family storytime with campfire stories, crafts, and a snack. (Storytime will move to the Flood Room if inclement weather.)

No registration is required.
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Pizza Taste-Off
12:00 p.m.
 Pizza Taste-Off
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 12:00 p.m.Pizza Taste-Off
Teens are invited to celebrate the end of summer by attending a pizza taste-off and vote for their favorite pizza in Hudson. Delicious pizza from area pizzerias will be served to teens entering 6-12 grades.  This program is free, however registration is required. 
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Disasters of Hudson Walking Tour
1 p.m.
Disasters of Hudson Walking Tour
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m.Disasters of Hudson
Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson’s history during this tour of the downtown area. Hear about floods, explosions, fires, and accidents, some of which permanently altered the architecture and history of Hudson. 

Space is limited, registration is required. All...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Yoga at the Library
9:30 a.m.
 Yoga at the Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m.
(Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 6 & 13, 9:30 a.m.)
Yoga at the Library
These sessions are now full. You can click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:3...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Reading Buddies
1:00 p.m.
 Reading Buddies
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m.Reading Buddies
Reading Buddies will match a “Big Readers” (grades 4-12) with “Little Readers” (grades K-3) once a week for a one-hour sessions to build reading skills. During these sessions the Reading Buddies will have the opportunity to select a book from the library, read together, play ...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Notebook Decorating
2:00 p.m.
 Notebook Decorating
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2:00 p.m.Notebook Decorating
Teens, entering grades 6-12, can decorate notebooks.  The library will provide the decorating supplies such as teen magazines, candy wrappers, ribbon, wrapping paper, cloth, etc.  Students should take one or two new notebooks with them to the library.  This program is free, howev...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Photos with iPad
7 p.m.
 Photos with iPad
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.Photos with iPad
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other ...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Soup Garden Harvest
11:00 a.m.
 Soup Garden Harvest
Saturday, Aug. 15, 11:00 a.m.Soup Garden Harvest
Help us harvest our garden by taking home some soup-er vegetables! We'll also share crafts and a snack.

Registration is required.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Birds on the move
1:00 p.m.
 Birds on the move
Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.Birds on the move
Learn about the fall bird migration of Northeast Ohio  with Meghan Doran, Interpretive Naturalist at Summit Metro.
 
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Grilled Cheese Demo and Tasting with Grilled Cheese Author Shane Kearns
7 p.m.
Grilled Cheese Demo and Tasting with Grilled Cheese Author Shane Kearns
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.Grilled Cheese Demo
Make room for some ooey, gooey, melty grilled cheese when the Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Shane Kearns, author of Melt: 100 Amazing Adventures in Grilled Cheese. Learn new twists on the classic and enjoy samples of imaginative and mouthwatering grilled cheese conco...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Documentary film: “Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes”
7 p.m.
Documentary film: “Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes”
Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.Documentary film: &l
Come to public screening of the documentary film: “Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes”  about the beloved comic strip and its reclusive creator Bill Watterson, who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Back to School Crafternoon
4:30 p.m.
 Back to School Crafternoon
Monday, Aug. 24, 4:30 p.m.Back to School Craft

Kick off the school season with a fun Back to School Crafternoon! We will read stories and make a craft in honor of the new school year. For children ages 4 and up. 
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

Underground Railroad Walking Tour
6 p.m.
Underground Railroad Walking Tour
Monday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.Underground Railroad
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on the register button to be added to the waiting list. 
Learn more about the homes, sites, and people that played a significant part in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson. Space is limited, re...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello Peter J. Hatch
7 p.m.
Former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello Peter J. Hatch
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.Former Director of G
Peter J. Hatch, professional gardener and former Director of Gardens at Monticello, will speak about Thomas Jefferson and the history of gardening. Hatch is a nationally-known speaker and has written four books on the gardens of Monticello including his latest, A Rich Spot of Earth:  <...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Hearing Loss Seminar
7 p.m.
 Hearing Loss Seminar
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.Hearing Loss Seminar
Hearing health is important at any age. Learn how to care for your hearing at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  Dr. Gina Stillitano, a hearing-loss specialist with HearUSA, will explain health factors related to hearing loss, the importance of amplification, and new discoveries with...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Pokemon League
10:00 a.m.
 Pokemon League
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:00 a.m.
(Saturdays, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26, 10:00 a.m.)
Pokemon League
Bring your Pokemon cards and accessories, and have fun trading, talking shop, and playing against each other on the last Saturday of every month! For kids ages 6 to 13. No Registration Required....read more
iPad for Beginners
10:00 a.m.
 iPad for Beginners
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:00 a.m.iPad for Beginners
Learn the basics of using your iPad, including navigating, downloading and deleting apps, and accessing the internet. A demonstration on downloading e-media (e-books and recorded books) from the library&...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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High School Testing Timeline
1:00 p.m.
 High School Testing Timeline
Sunday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.High School Testing
ACT, PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, AP Tests...what should students take and when should they take them?  The differences between all of these exams will be explained.  A complete timeline (9th-12th grade) will be explained for students and families.  Recommendations based on goals an...read more
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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