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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Family Book Club - C
Monday, Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can join us for this monthly series of book events made possible through a generous grant from Target. 

Read a favorite book by author Candace Fleming, and talk to the author about it on Skype! Here's a list.
Registration is required.

Sponsored by Target.
The Northeast Ohio T
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Former “Tech Czar” for the City of Cleveland and current Plain Dealer tech columnist Michael DeAloia will kick off the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2015 Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events. DeAloia will speak on trends happening in the local Northeast Ohio tech economy.
iPad for Beginners
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold another “iPad for Beginners” workshop. Learn the basics of using your iPad, including navigating, downloading and deleting apps, and accessing the internet. A demonstration on downloading e-media (e-books and recorded books) from the library’s e-media collection using the Overdrive app will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Bring your iPad and your questions. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about all things iPad! Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
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Wednesday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Dr. Renee Romano, Professor of History, Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College will kick off Hudson Library & Historical Society’s month-long celebration of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Dr. Romano will give historical context to the novel, discussing race, crime and punishment in the Jim Crow South. She will discuss her newest book Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders and examine how many of the themes of the novel continue to be especially relevant today.
Through the Eyes of
Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.
Register Online 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 artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. 

Lautrec was a bohemian artist of the “beautiful era” in Paris during the last decade of the 19th century.  As a painter, printmaker and illustrator, his colorful and theatrical life inspired a collection of provocative images of the modern life of those times.  He was once told, “your paintings are atrocious, but very chic.”  Lautrec, along with Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, is among the most well-known artists of the Post-Impressionist period.  Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.  Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658, x1010.
 
All About the Cloud
Monday, Jan. 12, 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 computing skills and a valid email address are required.
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Monday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
The Between the Lines Book Club will be reading The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills for their January reading selection.  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 book are available in the Circulation department.  Audio and large print copies may also be available.   
Secrets to Being Tru
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn about the power of breath to quiet the mind and experience guided meditation with Art of Living Foundation volunteer Manishi Bhatt. Registration is required.

 
Creating Your Linked
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.

Learn how to create your LinkedIn profile to attract recruiters and hiring managers.
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 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.
iPad for Beginners
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold another “iPad for Beginners” workshop. Learn the basics of using your iPad, including navigating, downloading and deleting apps, and accessing the internet. A demonstration on downloading e-media (e-books and recorded books) from the library’s e-media collection using the Overdrive app will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Bring your iPad and your questions. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
 
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about all things iPad! Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
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Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Watch a screening of, Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird a PBS  American Masters documentary about Harper Lee and the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Bobby Selvaggio & th
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society begins its 2015 Music Series with a concert by Bobby Selvaggio & the Hendectet Jazz Collective on Sunday, January 18 at 2 p.m. Come enjoy original modern jazz music composed by the members of this talented hendectet (musical group of eleven), all among Northeast Ohio’s top jazz artists. This concert will be held in the library rotunda. No registration is required.
 
Introduction to Powe
Monday, Jan. 19, 2 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.
History of Buttons w
Monday, Jan. 19, 7 PM
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Emilie Illson, also known as “The Button Lady,” will explain the different materials that are used in button-making as well as a brief history of buttons. The program will include a hands-on portion where attendees can see and touch nine different types of historical buttons (dating back to the 1840s) as well as household objects from the same time period.
Kindle Fire for Begi
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a Kindle Fire for Beginners workshop. Library staff will go over the basics of using your Kindle Fire, including navigating, browsing the internet, downloading and using apps, and using your Kindle Fire as an e-reader. A demonstration on downloading materials from the library’s e-media collection, such as e-books and audiobooks, will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Bring your Kindle Fire and your questions!
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Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Dec 22.
Hudson’s own Peachtree Southern Kitchen will present a Southern Cooking program, featuring a selection of expertly prepared appetizers, with a twist on the traditional flavors of the south. Space is limited, and registration is required. Don't miss out on this local culinary opportunity. 
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Monday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins Dec 26.
Attend the public screening of  the 1962 film, To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck.
iPad for Beginners
Monday, Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of using your iPad, including navigating, downloading and deleting apps, and accessing the internet. A demonstration on downloading e-media (e-books and recorded books) from the library’s e-media collection using the Overdrive app will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Bring your iPad and your questions. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Marja Mills, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, will speak as part of the final event of the Library’s “Mockingbird Month.”  Mills will discuss her book written about her friendship with the elusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle Harper Lee, and her sister, Alice.
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