Enjoy some Jazz with Shannon Eller Trio

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the Shannon Eller Trio at the Hudson Library & Historical Society Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Shannon Eller is one of Northeast Ohio's accomplished and diverse jazz/pop vocalists known for her "full, easy vocal style". Her show will be a mix of new contemporary arrangements of tunes from the 'Great American Songbook' and festive holiday tunes. Selections will include such favorites as "You and The Night and The Music," "If I Were a Bell" and "Too Darn Hot." All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.

For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Learn about self-publishing

The Hudson Library & Historical Society concludes its 2016 Writing to Publish Series with a panel of self-published authors on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Local self-published authors Eric Van Raepenbusch, Matthew Verish, Stephanie Verish and Elizabeth Yurich will share their experiences as independently published authors. They will discuss why they decided to take self-publishing route, best practices on self-publishing, self-promotion and how the industry has changed to make this format more accessible to writers. The panel will be moderated by Amanda Flower.

To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Pizza & Pages teen book Club

Teens in grades 7 and up can join the Hudson library on select Saturdays at noon to eat pizza donated by Donatos and talk about books.

The book for Dec. 10 is "Projekt 1065" by Alan Gratz.

Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies.

Copies of the books are available at the Teen Room desk. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to register.

Hudson Middle School orchestra holiday concert

The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a concert by the Hudson Middle School Orchestra.

Led by longtime Hudson schools music instructor Roberto Iriarte, this outstanding orchestra will play "New World Symphony Themes" by Antonin Dvorak; "The Code," an exciting rock syncopation work by TV and film composer Alan Lee Silva, "Locus Iste" by Anton Bruckner, as well as traditional holiday favorites including music from The Polar Express.

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

Book Club for Tweens meets Dec. 20

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 p.m. The book for Dec. 20 is "Beautiful Blue World" by Suzanne LaFleur:

"Beautiful Blue World" is a thrilling and moving story of children who become the key to winning a war.

Sofarende is at war. For 12-year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they'll be all right. But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.

This touching and suspenseful novel is a brilliant re-imagining of war, where even kindness can be a weapon and children have the power to see what adults cannot.

Copies of the book are available at the children's room desk. Register at www.hudsonlibrary.org.

Stop in or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 for more information.