Pokémon League starts Dec. 8

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Pokémon League

starts Dec. 8

n The Hudson Children's Room begins its new Pokémon League Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants who bring their own Pokémon cards and Nintendo DS games will play against each other. No registration is required. The program will be in the Flood Family Meeting Room. For more information, visit the Hudson Children's Library or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Hudson Middle School

orchestra to perform

n The Hudson Library and Historical Society Music Series continues Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. with a concert by the Hudson Middle School Orchestra. Led by longtime Hudson schools music instructor Roberto Iriarte, the orchestra will perform a variety of music including: Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Brahms Symphony No. 3, movement 3, Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons, John Williams Theme from Schindler's List, plus a variety of holiday music. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Enjoy Pizza and Pages

n On Dec. 8, teens in grades 6 to 9 are invited to meet in the Teen Room at noon to talk about books and enjoy some pizza. The book for December is "Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill." Copies are available at the teen room desk. Book titles for future sessions will be decided at this meeting. Call the Teen Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032 with questions or to sign up.

Teens can make

holiday craft Dec. 8

n Teens in grades 6 to 12 can create a unique Perler Bead ornament to keep or give as a gift on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Perler Beads are colorful plastic beads that can be fused together by ironing. All materials are supplied for this free crafting session. The program will take place in the Flood Family Meeting Room, and registration is required. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032 for more information or to sign up.

'The Hobbit party' planned for Dec. 8

n The Hudson Library Children's Room will host an Unexpected Party Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the release of the new movie "The Hobbit." Participants can travel to Middle-earth and back again (in the Flood Family Meeting Room) for games, crafts and a second breakfast. Registration is required and begins Dec. 8. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Program addresses anxiety in children

n Dr. Christopher Flessner returns to the Hudson Library and Historical Society Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. with a second program about treating anxiety in children. He will focus on different forms of treatment available to the families of children with anxieties. He will discuss some ways to help families sort through the many treatment options and will conclude with a more detailed description of cognitive behavior therapy for children experiencing symptoms of anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Dr. Flessner is an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Kent State University and director of the Child Anxiety Research (CARe) Program. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral training at Brown Medical School. He is also a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation.

There is no registration for this program. For more information, call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.

Experience 'Science Madness' Dec. 17

n The Hudson Library Children's Room concludes its series of science programs for children in kindergarten through second grade Dec. 17 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Registration for this session begins Dec. 10. This hands-on program will feature stories, games, crafts and a snack based on the theme Animal Antics. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 to sign up.

All aboard for

the Polar Express

n Families can go on a holiday adventure together at the Hudson Library's annual Polar Express event at 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 19 and 20. Participants can choose one of three sessions, which will include songs, crafts, refreshments, and a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's award-winning modern classic, "The Polar Express." Kids and parents should be on their best behavior, because there could even be a visit from Santa Claus.

Registration begins on Dec. 6 for all three programs. The events will be in the Flood Family Meeting Room. For more information, or to register, visit the Children's Library or contact the library at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Program looks at job transition finances

n Mike Stratis of Szarka Financial will appear at the Hudson Library and Historical Society Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to lead the workshop "Managing Financial Issues During Career Transition."

Szarka is a certified financial planner and investment adviser, and senior financial planner at Szarka Financial. He has been working with individuals and small businesses in the insurance, employee benefits, financial and investment planning areas since 1979.

Participants will learn practical approaches to making financial and money management decisions and how to develop an interim financial strategy while involved in a job search.

To register for this free workshop, visit www.hudsonlibrary.org then click on the "Adult Programs" tab.  Contact the Reference desk for more information at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Donate mittens

at Giving Tree

n Everyone is invited to join in decorating the Children's Library Giving Tree. Donations of children's mittens and gloves are being accepted. Add a pair to the tree and make an ornament. Donations will be paired with the Coats for Kids collection at Howard Hanna Realty to provide a warmer winter for area children. Items will be accepted through Dec. 15. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 for more information.

E-Reader buying guide offered Dec. 11

n Hudson Library and Historical Society staff will go over all of the different e-readers on the market Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

The goal of the session is to help people decide which e-reader is best for them, and help them make sense of the different features and e-reader technical terms. Several different types of e-readers will be available for attendees to try.

The library now has a growing collection of e-books available for download to most e-reader devices. Additionally, patrons can now check-out NOOKs and Kindles at the Hudson Library.

There is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org.

Apollo's Fire to perform

n Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will return to the Hudson Library and Historical Society Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. for its interactive "An Early Music Christmas" program. The performance will feature selections from Apollo's Fire Celtic Christmas program with early carols and vespers, soprano chamber arias from Messiah, and fiddle tunes with violin and cello.

The Hudson library has underwritten this free family program. Free tickets are available at the second floor reference desk. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org.

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