Events
Library Events
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Winter Reading Club

February 16-April 4, 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter Reading Program has something fun for readers of all ages. Just register and read to be eligible for various prizes and drawings.

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Cyber Security: Safe
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:30

Bob Coppedge, owner and CEO of Simplex-IT, will discuss how to protect your business by safeguarding your perimeter, critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers, and partners. 
Intro to Publisher
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this event is currently full. Click "Register Online" to be added to the waiting list. Staff will contact you if an opening becomes available.
Publisher is a Microsoft Office application used to create cards, flyers, brochures newsletters and more in an office or home environment.
This class will cover the basics of Publisher 2010, but users of all versions will benefit. 
Topics will include using Publisher templates, creating a publication from scratch, and adding images and type to a design to create a cohesive, professional publication.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills are recommended, and registration is required. 
Actors’ Summit
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Actors' Summit Theater will present the play Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters.  The drama written by Jerome Kilty portrays the relationship between playwright George Bernard Shaw and actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell ("Mrs. Pat").  The adaptation is based upon the legendary 41-year exchange of letters in which Shaw expresses his passionate, yet unconsummated, love. The play opened on Broadway and toured North America and Europe for two years.
Edible Book Festival
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Show off your talents, creativity, and your love of books.  Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters, or authors. Open to all ages.  

Regestistration is required.  For more information call 330-653-6658 Ext. 1032.

Edible Books Festival Guidelines and Information Sheet
Best Apps for the Ol
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on the register button to be added to the waiting list. 
Are you getting the most out of the apps on your tablet or mobile device? “Apps,” or useful software applications that can be easily downloaded to customize your device, have created a common ground between older persons, their children and their grandchildren. 

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a “Best Apps for the Older & Wiser” workshop.  We’ve put together some of the best apps for baby boomers and senior tablet users to facilitate in all facets of life.  If you’re looking for some new apps that will help to keep you in touch, monitor health and stay sharp, join us for this free workshop.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
Cleveland TV Tales:
Thursday, Apr. 2, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Mike Olszewski, author of Cleveland TV Tales: Stories from the Golden Age of Local Television, and WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia will take a time trip back to  the days of Ghoulardi, Barnaby and Dorothy. These pioneers invented television before our eyes, and Olszewski and Bhatia will discuss the book and share clips from Cleveland's TV past.
Copies of Cleveland TV Tales will be provided by The Learned Owl for purchase and signing. Registration is required for this free event. 
Excel for Beginners
Saturday, Apr. 4, 11:30 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Attendees will get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions. This class will be approximately 2 hours long. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
Technology for Today
Monday, Apr. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about current IT trends and technology to benefit your small business with Steven Taylor, President of ITworks. 
Mad Men Style: 1960s
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
To coincide with the premier of the final season of the Mad Men TV series, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Professor and Department Chair of Fashion Design at Ursuline College Dr. Constance Korosec. Dr. Korosec will discuss 1960s fashion history, which she will illustrate with pieces from Ursuline’s extensive Historic Costume Study Collection.
(Photo by Don Bensman Photography)
Pizza 101 Cooking De
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Nothing captures the stomachs of Americans like an amazing pizza. Learn how to make great pizza at home with Chef Jeff Fisher. Chef Fisher is an unparalleled expert on pizza and how to create a new, unique flavor for this ubiquitous food.  
Introduction to Powe
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
You’ve been asked to put together a presentation using PowerPoint and you have no idea where to begin.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you learn the basics of creating a professional looking presentation.    

PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers the basics of PowerPoint, including creating a slideshow featuring text and pictures, rearranging slides, and saving and printing the presentation.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
 
Photos with iPad
Saturday, Apr. 11, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other devices via iCloud. 

Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
The Chardon Polka Ba
Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 p.m.
Not your average polka band! The Chardon Polka has made a name for itself by adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka. This innovative group of five musicians 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.
 
This is a concert sure to please the whole family! No registration required.
 
MBA LITE: Understand
Monday, Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m.

The last session of Hudson Library & Historical Society's 2015 Winter MBA Lite series concludes with a program on native advertising.  Dr. Colin Campbell, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University, will discuss this growing form of social media advertising.This workshop is part of the Hudson Library & Historical’s MBA-Lite mini-series of more advanced programs for the small business community.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 13, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Between the Lines book club has chosen Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian for its April 13 discussion . 

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading 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 in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available. For more information, please contact the Reference department by calling 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

Introduction to 3D P
Monday, Apr. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. Please click register to be added to the waitlist or click here to register for the May 18th program at 7 p.m.
Learn all about 3D printing and design an object to print out on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Makerbot 3D printer! Join us to learn more about 3D printing and 3D design using Tinkercad 3D software. Attendees will get to see a demonstration of a print job and also gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for Tinkercad. Must be 18 years and up for this class.
The Plot to Assassin
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
On Tuesday, April 14 at 7p.m., exactly 150 years following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome John C. Fazio, author of Decapitating The UnionJefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln.
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Attendees will get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
Free Antiques Apprai
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Have an old antique sitting around and wondering if it is worth something? Stop in at the Hudson Library & Historical Society for a free antiques appraisal. Antiques appraisers and specialists from Cowan’s auctions, of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow fame, will be available from 4-8 p.m.

Patrons are limited to a verbal appraisal on two items and no firearm appraisals will be allowed. Walk-in appraisals will begin at 4 p.m. with last entry at 8 p.m. Appraisals will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required for this free program.

All About the Cloud
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Curious about what “the Cloud” is and how it can benefit you? Join us as we demystify the cloud. This class will introduce popular cloud storage websites like Google Drive and Dropbox. Demonstrations and some hands-on experience with Google Drive and Dropbox will give you some tools to get you started. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and computer skills.
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