Reminder that the Hudson library's hours have been extended, and will now be open until 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Chardon Polka Band performs April 9

The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series welcomes The Chardon Polka Band on April 9 at 2 p.m.

Known for being innovative and extremely adaptive, this group of five has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas mixed with their own tunes and polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. They love to entertain and enjoy adding their own unique edge and antics to the genre of polka.

While continuing to be active in Cleveland where they got their start, these musicians often take to the road. They have played at an NFL game, headlined for some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation, and even opened for the Cleveland Orchestra.

All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit

Meet authorLindsay Mattick

Lindsay Mattick, author of the 2016 Caldecott Award-winning title, "Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," will be presenting at the library on April 10 at 6:30 p.m.

This event was rescheduled from November due to unforeseen traveling issues at that time. Mattick's story chronicles how her great grandfather, a veterinarian in World War I, rescued a bear while on his way to tend horses. The relationship that grew out of Harry Colebourn meeting Winnie the baby bear is one that has captured hearts ever since, and today Winnie the Pooh is a name known to readers around the world. Learn the remarkable true story of Harry and Winnie and hear about Mattick's journey of turning her family's heart-warming story into a published book that would become an award-winning title.

The event will be followed by a book signing, and books will be sold on site by The Learned Owl Book Shop.

Registration is required for this program. All ages are welcome to attend. Register at to reserve a spot. Stop by or call the library at 330-653-6658 for more information.

Girls to explorechemical engineering

The Hudson Library invites girls in grades 6-12 to join the University of Akron's Women in Engineering group in activities exploring chemical engineering on April 11 at 4 p.m.

The Women in Engineering network includes innovative and exciting programming to introduce girls to engineering opportunities and to support women in reaching their full potential. It serves as a catalyst for increasing the number of women in engineering.

All materials will be provided at this free hands-on engineering activity, however registration is required. To register, visit For more information, call the Teen Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

Caribbean Carnival Art Workshop

Take a trip to the warm tropics with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on April 13. Explore the diversity and cultures of the world through various artistic techniques of the beautiful "Carnival" world of color. The event is for grades 3 5 at starts at 4:30 p.m.

Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit to sign up.

Book Clubnotes new titles

The Hudson Library's Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months.

On April 10 the group will discuss one of the biggest books of 2016, "A Man Called Ove," by Fredrik Backman. The Swedish book, written in 2012, was translated into English a year later and the resulting Swedish feature film was nominated for two Academy Awards. The story follows a 59-year old curmudgeon who slowly learns to appreciate life again.

On May 8 the club will turn its attention to the iconic dystopian classic, "1984" by George Orwell. Renewed interest in this title caused it to sell out on Amazon in January and it remains on the top of many best-seller lists.

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,, 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover April 13

Bring your favorite stuffed animal (or second favorite) to the library on April 13 at 7 p.m. for a special storytime, and then tuck your animal in for a sleepover. They will spend the night at the library listening to stories, playing games and probably staying up very late.

Pick them up the next morning on April 14 at 10 a.m. where we'll see pictures of their antics, make a craft and enjoy a light breakfast.

Open to all ages! Only one furry friend per person. Registration is required. Please register each child participating at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Dates forpajama storytime

Stop by the Hudson library for Pajama Storytime on April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle while you listen to stories, singsongs and have a special snack. For families with children ages 2 & up (Infant siblings are welcome to attend.)

No registration required.

Learn about early village life,ritualism in Ohio

About the time Stonehenge was new and work began on the pyramids of Egypt, local Native Americans were creating one of the first substantial settlements in northern Ohio. Dr. Brian Redmond, Curator of Archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will discuss the exciting excavations of the Burrell Orchard site on April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Learn about the discovery of mysterious clay floors that date to 4000 years ago, which tells us that local hunters and gatherers were much more settled and culturally complex than previously believed.

Redmond received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University in 1990 and received his bachelor of arts and master of arts and education in anthropology at the University of Toledo. He maintains appointments as adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Cleveland State University, and Research Associate of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Redmond began doing field work in 1978 and has carried out surveys and excavations at numerous pre-Contact (prehistoric) Native American sites in the lower Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions. His major research interests include the development of settled village life and community organization in the lower Great Lakes, the origin of maize agriculture, and Paleoindian bone modification.

Register for this free program at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Learn how to kick the sugar April 20

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Erin Schenkenberger, a registered, licensed dietitian, for an eye opening and interactive presentation on how to navigate sugar in your diet April 20 at 7 p.m.

Break the sugar addiction by learning what to look for on ingredient lists, the difference between added and natural sugars and how to avoid deceptive marketing. Bring your favorite food package labels from home and find out if you are making smart sugar choices.

Schenkenberger earned her Bachelor's degree in the Science of Dietetics from the University of Akron. She has worked with the Ohio Women, Infants & Children program and the bariatric department at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland. Currently in private practice, Schenkenberger's counseling encompasses a variety of nutritional issues including weight loss/gain, food allergies, diabetes, athletic performance, gluten sensitivity, vegetarianism and heart health.

Register for this free program online at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Introductionto Facebook

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Introduction to Facebook class on April 20 at 2 p.m. For those interested in joining the popular social network, this class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. Privacy and security issues will also be covered. Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Register online at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Drawing forAdult Beginners

Always wanted to try your hand at drawing but not sure where to begin? Join local artist Martin Siegel for a beginning drawing workshop on April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Participants will get a hands-on introduction to drawing faces--including handling proportions, expressions and the basics of shading. Drawing faces from the front and in profile will be explored. While drawing faces can seem intimidating since everyone's face is different, Siegel will show how the relationship of features is surprisingly similar.

Registration for this free workshop is required. Newsprint paper, charcoal sticks and a kneaded eraser will be provided. Please bring a soft cotton rag and wear clothing you don't mind getting messy. Register at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Oboe Ensembleperforms April 23

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Oboe Ensemble will perform as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society's 2017 Music Series on April 23 at 2 p.m.

All attendees may enter a drawing for free tickets to the next BlueWater Chamber Orchestra concert.

All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit