First library book sale of 2013 set for Jan. 5

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First book sale of 2013 set for Jan. 5

The first Friends of the Hudson Library book sale for the new year will be Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured genres will include diet and health related books and cookbooks. The children's non-fiction section will also be featured.

The book sale room is well-stocked with a wide variety of items ,such as puzzles, music CDs, books on tape and more.

The Friends welcome donations of clean and sellable books, CDs and DVDs, as well as collectible and vintage books. For more information, call Sue McDonald at 330-653-9751.

Wear pajamas to Sleepytime Stories

The Sleepytime Stories series at the Hudson Library continues Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This on-going drop-in program takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, with the exception of January, and features stories, songs and activities for children of all ages and their families. Pajamas and pillows are welcome. This is a free program and registration is not required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Winter Storytime

starts Jan. 14

Registration for winter storytimes at the Hudson library will begin Jan. 5. Phone registrations will be accepted at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020. The winter storytime session will begin Jan. 14 and end the week of Feb. 25. This is a 7-week storytime session.

Storytime programs that require registration and are limited to 20 children include (ages are by Feb. 1, 2013):

LAPSIT: A program of simple stories, songs and nursery rhymes for pre-walking babies up to 10 months old and their caregivers, It is offered on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. in the Laurel Lake Room. This program is limited to 10 babies.

BABYTIME: A program of simple stories, rhymes, songs and activities for children 6 to 24 months old and their caregivers. It is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 11 to 11:20 a.m.

TALES FOR TWOS & THREES: Features stories, rhymes, songs and activities for children 2 and 3 years old, accompanied by an adult. It is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m.

TOTALLY THREES: Features stories, rhymes, songs and activities for 3 year olds, accompanied by an adult. It is offered on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.

MY TIME FOR FOURS & FIVES: For children 4 and 5 years old, this storytime includes stories, activities and a craft. Kindergartners are welcome. Parents and caregivers are asked to remain in the building. Times available are Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

All TOGETHER NOW: Stories, songs and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, with an adult. It is offered on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

EVENING STORYTIME: Stories, songs and activities for children 2 to 5 years old. Parents and caregivers are welcome to accompany their children. This will be offered Thursdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

The Hudson Children's Library also offers weekly, Drop In storytimes that do not require registration, including "Babytime" on Mondays from 11 to 11:20 a.m., and "All Together Now" on Mondays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Program addresses anxiety in children

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.

Learn how to used LinkedIn to find jobs

Sonya Weiland will lead a program on how to use LinkedIn to assist in a job search at the Hudson Library and Historical Society Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. Weiland, president of WeilandWorks Consulting, has more than 18 years of experience in human resource and business management. You must have a completed LinkedIn Profile with at least 20 connections and have joined a group or received a recommendation. You may bring your laptop to the session. Registration is required at hudsonlibrary.org/.

Children invited on

Afternoon Adventure

The Hudson Library Children's Room will host a series of Afternoon Adventures for children in kindergarten to second grades, beginning Jan. 10 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Registration for the first session begins on Jan. 3.

This hands-on program will feature stories, games, crafts and snacks based on the following themes: Jan. 10: January SnowJinks; Feb. 7: February Frenzy; March 21: Spring Fling; April 4: April Showers; and May 8: Monkey MAY-hem.

The programs take place in the Flood Family Meeting Room, and registration begins one week in advance of each session. Call the Children's Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 to sign up.

Study for midterms

The Hudson library will host a Study Hall for high school students preparing for midterms Jan. 13 and 14. The Flood Family Meeting Room will be set up for studying alone or in groups from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Monday. Snacks, beverages and hourly door prizes will be provided by the library Teen Room and the Hudson PTO and PTA. WiFi is available in the meeting room. This is a drop-in program that does not require registration. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

Anime Club meets

Okatus as well as anime, manga and graphic novel fans, are invited to attend Anime Club beginning Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room, and continuing on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Activities include watching popular anime, making Japanese crafts, and deciding what manga and anime to purchase for the teen collection. Snacks will be provided. Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1032 for more information or to sign up.

Pokémon League

continues Jan. 19

The Hudson Children's Room continues its Pokémon League Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants who bring their own Pokémon cards and Nintendo DS games will play against each other. Pokemon expert Austin Chick will be on hand to answer questions and run the league play. Future meetings will take place at the same time Feb. 2 and 16, March 2 and 23, and April 13. No registration is required. The program will be in the Flood Family Meeting Room. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

E-reader help sessions offered in January

The Hudson Library and Historical Society will offer several 30-minute, one-on-one help sessions on e-readers, including the NOOK, Kindle and iPad. These tutoring sessions will be offered on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in January, beginning Jan. 14. The library will also offer a session to learn how to download library e-books Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up at the reference desk on the second floor or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

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