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Hudson Library parking lot closed over Memorial Day weekend
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will be closed all day May 28 and May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. During this time, the library parking lot will be closed for repairs and therefore be blocked off to any auto or foot traffic.
Because the Library's "book drop" return bins will be inaccessible during that time, any materials due on either May 28 or May 29 will not be charged overdue so long as they are returned by May 31 at 9 p.m. Call 330-653-6658 if you have any questions.
Try out PlayStation
VR at library
Teens, grades 6-12, can step inside the virtual gaming world with PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift at the Hudson Library and Historical Society. The PlayStation VR is used in conjunction with Sony PlayStation 4 and it takes video gaming to a whole new level. Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset that allows people to experience the computer like it has never been experienced before. Teens can bring a valid Clevnet library card to the Teen Room and the desire to be wowed by this latest technology.
Book Club for Tweens meets monthly
Book lovers in grades 4 to 6 are invited to join us at the Hudson Library for a monthly book discussion on the third Tuesday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. The book for May 16 is "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Copies of the book are available at the children's room desk. Register at www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Stop in or call 330-653-6658 x1020 for more information.
Cut the Cord on Cable May 16
Frustrated with your cable service or your high cable bill? Ready to cut the cord, but not sure what else is out there?
On May 16 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will provide an overview of alternatives to cable for broadcast, live events, television series and movies. Learn how to find the right streaming player and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.
Registration is required for this free event. Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.
An evening with Barbara Tannenbaum
Join Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a fascinating look into the growing interest and future of photography May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
Tannenbaum will discuss the history of photography through an examination of its success: Why is an Andreas Gursky photo currently worth 50 times more than an Emmet Gowin or a Cindy Sherman 14 times more than an Aaron Siskind? How and why did this escalation in price and status occur? Tannenbaum will examine how photography's move into the same marketplace as painting and sculpture has altered our perception of the medium's dual nature as object and as image and what these changes bode for the future of photography.
Tannenbaum has been curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 2011. From 1985 through 2011, as chief curator at the Akron Art Museum, she grew the photography collection from 500 to 2,500 works. Dr. Tannenbaum has authored numerous publications including major books on Ralph Eugene Meatyard, TR Ericsson, and on the Akron Art Museum's collection, and lectured throughout the U.S. and in Canada and China.
Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.
Hard Day's Night performs
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles seminal album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Beatles tribute band, Hard Day's Night on May 21 at 2 p.m.
The band will play Beatles favorites including "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Getting Better," "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "When I'm Sixty-Four."
Since 1996, Hard Day's Night has been entertaining Beatles fans across the country. Hailing from Cleveland, Hard Day's Night is rated among the top national Beatles tribute groups performing today.The band focuses on performing songs exactly as the Beatles themselves did. Four musicians perform onstage in character as John, Paul, George, and Ringo wearing perfect replications of the suits made famous by the Beatles and featuring authentic instruments playing the world-famous songs note-for-note.
Don't miss this rousing, fun-filled trip down memory lane. All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program. For more information, please call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.
iPad for Beginners
Back by popular demand, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host an iPad for Beginners workshop on May 25 at 2 p.m. 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's e-media collection using the OverDrive app will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Prerequisites: Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
Space is limited, registration is required. Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.
Japanese Raku Pottery Workshop
Explore the exciting world of Japanese Raku Pottery with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. This in-depth, three-part workshop, will allow children to create their own individual pieces of breathtaking Japanese Raku pottery, formulate glazes from scratch and have the unique experience of firing their work in a kiln they construct!
Three consecutive May Saturdays from 2 to 3 pm: May 20 and 27. Grades 3 - 5.
Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to sign up.
Children can enjoy Art to Go
The Cleveland Museum of Art comes to the Hudson Library & Historical Society as part of a new interactive art education series for elementary-aged children. Children in grades 2 6 can see and touch real art objects from the museum's collection as they learn about different arts around the world each month.
On May 24 at 4:30 p.m. (grades 2 3) and at 5:30 p.m. (grades 4 6), will focus on Classical Art. Children will learn about Greek and Roman art with an emphasis on its cultural connections to modern Western culture. Genuine artifacts included ancient Greek pottery and sculpture and Roman implements used in daily life activities. A craft activity inspired by Greek and Roman art will conclude the session.
Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to sign up.
Friends of Hudson Library book sale
The Friends of the Hudson Library hold full day book sales on the first Saturday and third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Morning only book sales take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Most major credit cards are now being accepted for purchases over $10. Books make great gifts, and many new and like-new books can be found at the book sales. Specialty books such as large print, books on CD and non-English texts are also available.
The Friends welcome donations of clean, sellable books. CDs, DVDs and collectible or vintage book are also appreciated. Outdated reference materials, textbooks, damaged items and VHS tapes are not accepted. For more information, contact Sue McDonald at 330-653-9751.
Enjoy Music Together May 26
Discover the joy of family music! Join teacher David Palomo from Music Together Summit on May 26 at the Hudson Library and Historical Society. At 10 a.m. babies 6 to 24 months and their caregivers are invited to a play, rattle and sing at a developmentally appropriate music program. Siblings are welcomed though the class will be geared towards babies under 24 months of age. At 11 a.m. Families with children of all ages are invited to make some music and have fun together!
Music Together Summit is part of an international recognized organization, Music Together Worldwide, and focuses on a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes adult involvement.
Registration is required for this free event. Please stop in, call 330.653.6658 ext. 1020, or visit hudsonlibrary.org to sign up.
Visit the Fairy Garden
To find the kingdom of the fairies and learn of magic things, one must come to the Hudson Library at 4:30 p.m. on May 30.
There you will find the garden of the fairies and learn to spot their silly wings, build a garden for them to laze, and talk of tiny things.
For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext.1020.
Tween summer volunteering
Students going into grades 5 to 8 looking for an opportunity to volunteer this summer can help out in the Children's Room of the Hudson Library. Participants should attend a one-hour training session on May 31 at 6:30 p.m. or June 2 at 10 a.m. Jobs will include passing out Summer Reading packets, straightening up the Children's Room and helping librarians with programs and tasks as needed. Volunteers will receive one entry form for a prize drawing for every hour worked.
Register at hudsonlibrary.org. For further information, call the Hudson Library Children's Department at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Book Club upcoming titles
The Hudson Library's Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months.
The June 12 selection, "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren, is an autobiography called "Brilliant" by the Washington Post and "EngrossingThrilling" by The New York Times. Jahren, a geobiologist, puts forth "a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist." This surprise best-seller was nominated for the National Books Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable Book and named "One of the Best Books of the Year" by The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kirkus Reviews.
July 10 the club will discuss the 2016 National Book Award Winner "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Michael Schaub of NPR calls it "an American masterpiece, as much a searing document of a cruel history as a uniquely brilliant work of fiction."