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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An Afternoon with <e
Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will discuss her novel, Sins of the Fathers, the latest in her J. P. Beaumont series, which finds the Seattle investigator drawn into an intriguing and shockingly personal case.
An Introduction to G
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2 pm
Learn the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!  If you are curious about switching to Gmail or want to learn more about your Gmail account, find out what a free Gmail account has to offer. 

Prerequisites: basic mouse and computer skills. 
An Evening with Sist
Thursday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m.
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Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will discuss her memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Sister Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from one who looked to God to solve the world's problems to one actively engaging in social change. Sister Prejean will share her personal story and her relationships with friends, fellow nuns and mentors who have influenced her over the years.
LIVE SIMULCAST-An Ev
Thursday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m.
The program with Sister Helen Prejean is currently full. Spots are still available for the live simulcast in the Teen Room. All are welcome to attend the author meet & greet / book signing in the library rotunda following the program. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will discuss her memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Sister Prejean’s work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Less widely known is the evolution of her spiritual journey from one who looked to God to solve the world's problems to one actively engaging in social change. Sister Prejean will share her personal story and her relationships with friends, fellow nuns and mentors who have influenced her over the years.
Collage Makes the Wo
Friday, Sep. 20, 2 p.m.
Unleash your inner artist and try your hand at collage making! Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Uncommon Art, an art studio and gallery on Main Street in Hudson for an afternoon of mixed media art making.  Beginning students as well as experienced artists will enjoy this collage sampler using old music CDs, paper, buttons, glue and more to create mini works of art on CDs. Even if you have made collages before, it's a fun way to try new textures, media and materials.  All supplies provided. Participants will be able to take home their finished artwork.
 
Through the Eyes of
Monday, Sep. 23, 10 a.m.
The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents the artist Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 19th century Austrian painter known for the highly decorative style of his works.  The artist is perhaps best known for his works The Kiss and The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 
 
Fall Adult Yoga
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10 a.m. (Tuesdays, September 17, 24, & October 1, 15, 22, & 29)

The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes with instructor Jodi Fill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings September 17, 24, and October 1, 15, 22, and 29. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Separate registration required for each class.
 

Web Design with Wix
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.
Wix offers a simple drag-and-drop approach to website design and gives you everything you need to create a stunning, free website, with no coding skills necessary. This workshop will be a demonstration of the Wix editor—participants will not be creating personal websites during the presentation. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Guided Meditation Th
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7 p.m.
Lydia Snyder returns for suizen breathing meditation through the shakuhachi flute. The presentation will include the history behind the shakuhachi and how it is perceived and used in modern day. Participants will then be guided through a visualization exercise that will end with Synder playing a few pieces from the classic repertoire while attendees are in deep thought. 

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket to sit on, if desired. Chairs will also be provided. 
 
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 7 pm

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Hudson Writers, a writing critique group, meets monthly at the library in Brewster Café. 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 provided.

iPhone Tips & Tricks
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2 p.m.
Improve your iPhone skills, and learn about new features with Apple's newest operating system, customizing your phone, security and more. Prerequisites: Familiarity with iPhone, please bring smartphone and/or tablet, as well as device ID and password.
Advanced Gmail
Thursday, Sep. 26, 7 pm
Learn advanced email functions and applications including managing contacts, filtering email, and discover how to access Google Calendar, Keep and Tasks from the comfort of you Gmail inbox!  Find out how powerful this free email service can be.  

Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills. 
 
Fall Adult Yoga
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. (Tuesdays, September 17, 24, & October 1, 15, 22, & 29)

The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes with instructor Jodi Fill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings September 17, 24, and October 1, 15, 22, and 29. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Separate registration required for each class.
 

Podcasting for Entre
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Dave Jackson, owner of School of Podcasting, will show you how to create your own podcast. Jackson will share professional tips and tricks that have been used by hundreds of successful podcast hosts in the field today. Topics will include planning, producing, building and promoting your podcasts along with best practices that Jackson has learned through his years as a podcast coach. Participants will leave with insight on getting their podcasts moving in the right direction and learning common mistakes to avoid. 
 
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very familiar with Excel basics.
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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library and Historical Society’s nonfiction book club will discuss The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson on Wednesday, October 2 at 7p.m. Bryson decides the best way to study for an upcoming dual citizenship test is to retrace the same route he made 20 years ago while writing Notes from a Small Island. Although much has changed, according to The New York Times: “[Bryson] remains convinced that Britain’s greatest treasure is its countryside. It’s a treasure, he adds, that’s endangered because too many people take it for granted.”

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library, unless otherwise noted. 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.
Family Memories: Sav
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m.
Learn how to save, share and organize your family memories. In this class, we will highlight equipment in our Digital Family History Center that can be used to convert slides, negatives, photos and videos to a digital format. Alternative storage solutions and organization for your digitized slides, negatives, photos and videos will also be covered. Participants are encouraged to attend the follow-up program on editing and creating family memories.
How to Make Your Boo
Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
The Library will kick off its 2019 Writing to Publish Series with author and writing coach T.L. Champion. Champion will present tips and techniques for writers of all genres to transition their stories into page turners. This methodology, called the Story Climax Formula, is a proven method that allows writers to increase drama and intrigue in their story and characters, creating conflict and tension until the story’s climax. By keeping the drama and intrigue high, your readers will be glued to your story until the final pages. 

 
Ukulele Classes, Bac
Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Please indicate in Special Needs if you need to borrow a ukelele
Music instructor Lisa Heinrich will teach Beginning Ukulele. Students will learn basic strumming patterns, how to tune a ukulele and basic chords that will enable you to play more than a dozen songs. A Beyond Basics class is scheduled for Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Google Analytics for
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use Google Analytics to boost your business and website’s performance. This class will cover how to create your free Google Analytics account, analyze basic reports, identify customer behaviors and use all of the provided data to create achievable goals for your company. 
Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know email and password), an active website URL for your company and basic keyboard skills. 
 
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