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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.
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.
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.
Register Early for Adult Summer Reading
Adults are invited to participate in Hudson Library & Historical Society's Summer Reading Club from June 5 through July 29. To participate, either register online, over the phone or in the library. Register now through June 4 to be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to any 2017 production at Porthouse Theater, Kent State University's professional summer theater at Blossom Music Center..
Starting June 5, read for a chance to win weekly and grand prizes courtesy of local businesses. Once registered, read or listen to any book and complete an entry form. Enter as many times as you like! Each entry form entitles you to one chance to win a weekly prize and a chance to win one of several grand prizes.
Participants must be over 18 and have a valid library card. For more information go to www.hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.
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.
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 aboutdifferent 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.
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.
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.
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.
There is one more workshop on May 27 for grades 3 - 5.
Registration is required. 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.
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."
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles will be the focus on Aug. 14. This New York Times bestseller was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by NPR, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Full of humor and intrigue, the book tells the tale of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library. No registration is required. Even if you haven't finished the book, you're welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. Copies of the next month's book are available at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for more information.
An evening with author Amor Towles
Amor Towles, New York Times bestselling author of "Rules of Civility" and "A Gentleman in Moscow," will speak on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
Towles will discuss his wildly popular latest novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow," about a 30-year-old Russian aristocrat who is sentenced to house arrest in a luxury hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Kirkus calls the book "a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insightThis is a book in which the cruelties of the age can't begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind. A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." The library's Between the Lines Book Club will be discussing "A Gentleman in Moscow" at their Aug. 14 meeting.
Born and raised in the Boston area, Towles graduated from Yale College and received an MA in English from Stanford University. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback and was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011. The book was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film and its French translation received the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was also a New York Times bestseller and was ranked as one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the St. Louis Dispatch, and NPR. Both novels have been translated into over fifteen languages. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.