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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
An Evening with Expl
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Adventurer and environmentalist Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both Poles, will speak on his life as an explorer and his book, Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth’s Last Wilderness. Swan will be speaking as part of a series of educational events to commemorate the completion of a conservation work on a mammoth tusk in the collection of the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The conservation was funded by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
 
Research Databases f
Saturday, Apr. 21, 10:00 a.m.



Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium database. The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover five databases including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA.  These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
3D Printed Jewelry
Monday, Apr. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software.  Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.  Register for this free program online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Census Data for Gran
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 10 a.m.

Timothy Sarko Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will assist grant seekers in finding census data that can be useful in grant writing including American Community Survey (ACS) and American FactFinder. This program is part of the Winter/Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Series sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  
An Evening with Robe
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Robert Kurson, bestselling author of Shadow Divers, will discuss his latest book, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon. Rocket Men tells the story of NASA’s most audacious mission and the astronauts who risked everything to make it possible.
Through the Eyes of
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents American realist painter Andrew Wyeth and the Wyeth Dynasty.  Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 7 p.m.

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, the library's writing critique group. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome.

 

Coffee will be provided.  Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Chef Christopher Kaf
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Christopher Kafcsak, owner of Nomad Culinary catering will prepare Asian-inspired seafood   The menu will feature seared scallops with spring vegetable stir fry and mussels with a ginger coconut broth with Chinese sausage. Nomad Culinary is a catering service with a focus on fresh ‘food-from-scratch’ cooking from stocks to pierogis, raviolis, sauces and so much more.
PBS France Documenta
Monday, Apr. 30, 7 p.m.
It’s April in Paris at the Hudson Library & Historical Society!  Join local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman for the much-awaited PBS France documentary viewing.  

Stadelman, a long-time speaker at the library known for her Through the Eyes of the Artist series, has taken part in a PBS France film documentary about the relationship between Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.  The hour long documentary, titled Degas, Cassatt, the Terrible Children of Impressionism, tells the story of the 30-year friendship between the two artists and their influence on each other.  After both Degas and Cassatt's art were rejected from the prestigious Salon, they along with other modern artists created the Salon of the Impressionists, which promoted Impressionism and gave it visibility to the art world.  Stadelman was sent to Paris in August for the interview and filming, and was featured extensively throughout the documentary.   

Register for this program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 x1010 for more information.  
 
American Art Series:
Tuesday, May. 1, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series on American Art with Dale Hilton from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  America Enduring, the fourth presentation in the series, covers 1913-1945, an era which includes unprecedented prosperity, The Great Depression, enduring social and political change during the inter-war period and the reaction to European influence: Regionalism.
 
Cleveland Orchestra
Wednesday, May. 2, 6:30 p.m.

The Hudson Library Music Series presents a special Wednesday evening performance by ensembles from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.  This orchestra is made up of middle and high school student musicians from across Northeast Ohio. Membership is by audition only. The orchestra is coached by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and perfoms the season's concerts in Severance Hall. No registration required.

 

Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, May. 2, 7 p.m.
In anticipation of New York Times bestselling author Robert Kurson’s visit in April, the Book Ends Book Club will discuss his latest work, Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7pm. New York Times bestselling author of The Martian Andy Weir said “Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy.” Kurson will speak at the library on Tuesday, April 24th at 7 pm.
An Evening With Edwa
Thursday, May. 3, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
**Please note that the date of this event has been rescheduled from Wednesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 3**
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson will discuss his latest book, To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration, about the daring expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and the Himalayas. Larson will be speaking as part of a series of educational events to commemorate the completion of a conservation work on a mammoth tusk in the collection of the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The conservation was funded by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Mother’s Day F
Thursday, May. 10, 10 a.m.
Professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society to help you design a beautiful floral arrangement in a teacup for Mother’s Day. No previous flower arranging experience is necessary to attend this class. Space is limited. Registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $10 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.

 
<i>Our Woman in Hava
Thursday, May. 10, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, who served under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush as Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, will discuss the past several decades of U.S.-Cuba relations as detailed in her latest book, Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat's Chronicle of America's Long Struggle with Castro's Cuba.
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, May. 14, 7 p.m.
Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Must-Read Book for Fall [2016] was penned by renowned local author Celeste Ng. Little Fires Everywhere will be the focus of the May 14th meeting. Set in 1990s Shaker Heights, readers are bound to recognize many of the spots visited by the characters of this domestic drama. Ng’s previous book, Things You Never Told Me, was a favorite of many book clubs.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, May. 15, 2:00 p.m.
May's selection is local author P.L. Gaus's first novel, Blood of the Prodigal. This is the first of his Ohio Amish Country Mysteries. The New York Times said about Gaus's work, "With each new mystery, P. L. Gaus treats us to yet another view of life among the Old Order Amish.” 
American Art Series:
Tuesday, May. 15, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series on American Art with Dale Hilton from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  America Diversifying, the final presentation in the series, covers 1945-2000, including the empowerment of various segments of American society from the postwar period and beyond.  
 
Dr. Brian Redmond, C
Wednesday, May. 16, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Dr. Brian G. Redmond, Curator and John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, returns to the Hudson Library to discuss existing evidence for mammoths and mastodons living in North America, and their interactions with early humans. Dr. Redmond will be speaking as part of an educational series commemorating polar exploration and the completion of conservation work on a mammoth tusk in the collection of the Hudson Library. The conservation was funded by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio. Immediately following the program, a dedication ceremony will take place on the second floor of the library where the mammoth tusk will be formally unveiled. This program is part of The Perry L. Noe Program Series, funded by the Hudson Library & Historical Society endowment and the Friends of the Hudson Library.
Time Canvas Ensemble
Sunday, May. 20, 2 p.m.

Time Canvas Ensemble will present an afternoon of evocative Baroque music from Latin America. The ensemble will perform on period instruments including baroque violin, lute and baroque cello. No registration required.

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