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 Evening with Form
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to announce an evening with former Senator Jeff Flake. Flake has nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake is renowned for his bravery in speaking out against the current administration, his principled stands on spending and free trade, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration. A traditionally conservative Republican, Flake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative.
 
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LIVE SIMULCAST-An Ev
Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
*Please note: The program with Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake 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. The Hudson Library & Historical Society is pleased to announce an evening with former Senator Jeff Flake. Flake has nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Heralded as an "ideal public servant" in The New York Times, Flake is renowned for his bravery in speaking out against the current administration, his principled stands on spending and free trade, and his shrewd negotiations and bipartisanship on complicated issues such as immigration. A traditionally conservative Republican, Flake defended the core values and principles of his party-- and revealed how they are currently under threat-- in his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative.
 
Classical Music For
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.
The Classical Music For Everyone Series continues as members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra present works by three musical giants of the Classical Period – Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. The second half of the program will feature works by three lesser-known but influential composers of the Classical Period – Salieri, The Chevalier de Saint Georges and Boccherini. All ages are welcome. No registration is required. 
An Evening with Davi
Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
On the evening following the total lunar eclipse, acclaimed science journalist David Baron will be discussing the fascinating historical story behind the solar eclipse of 1878 as detailed in his book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. The book tells the true story of three of the most determined eclipse chasers, James Craig Watson, Maria Mitchell, and Thomas Edison, on their race to the Rocky Mountains to witness the event.
Through The Eyes of
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents the artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo was a sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the Italian Renaissance.  Best known for his sculptures Pietà and David, Michelangelo once said “carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.”  Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 
 

An Evening with Robi
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Bestselling author Robin Hutton will discuss her latest book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II. Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heartwarming and sometimes hilarious history of bona fide heroes of feather and fur.

An Evening with Stev
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Linguist, author, and psychologist Steven Pinker will be speaking about his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. In his book, he urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom to show that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. Bill Gates called Enlightenment Now his “new favorite book of all time.”

Live Simulcast-An Ev
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

*This is a live simulcast of the Steven Pinker program which will be held in the Teen room. All are welcome to attend the author meet & greet / book signing in the library rotunda following the program. Linguist, author, and psychologist Steven Pinker will be speaking about his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. In his book, he urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom to show that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. Bill Gates called Enlightenment Now his “new favorite book of all time.”

Pastry Chef Shelby C
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Shelby Costo, pastry chef for Bull & Bird Steakhouse and owner of Sweet Costo Bar, Bakes & Cakes will prepare chocolate shortbread and provide samples of her signature creation, macarons. She is former pastry chef at Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Research Databases f
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.


This class has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business or job seeking activities by using premium databases. 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: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s and Reference USA.  These five 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.

Winter Yoga Series
Monday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer five free yoga classes this winter. The sessions will be taught by licensed professional clinical counselor and registered yoga therapist and teacher Marcie Nithang, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. 

 
An Introduction to G
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more! If you have never used email before, want to learn more about your current Gmail account or are curious about switching to Gmail, come find out all that a free Gmail account has to offer. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Entrepreneurship Ser
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
*Please note: This is the rescheduled program date from Wednesday, January 17. Donna Kastner, founder of Retirepreneur.com, returns to the Hudson Library to discuss freelance work in retirement, even in a part-time capacity. The workshop will focus on freelance launch steps, including legal and financial considerations as well as getting clients, with special focus on content marketing and building referral networks. With digital channels expanding, there’s never been a better time to launch a home-based freelance business, either as a side-gig while you’re still working or as a part-time endeavor in retirement. Come join us and explore steps to activate your freelance plan.
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 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.

Learning with the Li
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library is more than just books! With your Hudson library card you can learn a new language, take a class in digital photography or Microsoft Excel, and access Consumer Reports ratings. This class will cover resources such as Lynda.com, Transparent Languages, Consumer Reports and Creativebug. Prerequisites: basic computer and mouse skills, and library card.

Cleveland Chinese Mu
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the return of the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble. The ensemble will present a new and varied program and welcome special guest guzheng (Chinese zither) player Jarrelle Barton who will play several solo pieces and perform in collaboration with the ensemble. All ages welcome. No registration required. 
Winter Yoga Series
Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer five free yoga classes this winter. The sessions will be taught by licensed professional clinical counselor and registered yoga therapist and teacher Marcie Nithang, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. 
 
Through The Eyes of
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the artist Leonardo da Vinci. Few people know the amazing story behind the man often described as the embodiment of the Renaissance. da Vinci once said “people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 

Foundation Center Da
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to find grant resources and identify potential funders at a training workshop of the  Foundation Center database.  You will be shown r tips and suggestions on how best to identify funding sources for non-profit organizations and highlight the electronic resources available for free at the Library.
Family Memories: Sav
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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 media will also be covered.
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