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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Disasters of Hudson Walking Tour
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Disasters of Hudson
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During this new walking tour of Hudson, Archivist Gwen Mayer will walk you to the sites of Hudson disasters and tell the stories of floods, fires, leaking gas, death and more. 

The 90-minute tour leaves at 6:45 from the front door of the library. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.  Register early because the walking tours fill quickly.
 
Walking Tour - Architectural History
Monday, Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Walking Tour - Archi
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During this new walking tour of Hudson, Archivist Gwen Mayer will explain why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. 

This 90-minute tour leaves at 6:45 from the front door of the library. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.  Register early because the walking tours fill quickly. All walking tours are weather dependent. 
Meditation 101: You Can Do It!
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Meditation 101: You
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In conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements,” the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome meditation and yoga expert, Paul DiFranco. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up online at www.hudsonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 x 1010.
 
 
A Tour of Windows 8
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
A Tour of Windows 8
Take a tour of Windows 8 on Thursday, August 7 at 2 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Come and see what Microsoft’s completely redesigned operating system is all about during this informative program. Learn how to navigate and customize the interface and get tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Windows 8 experience. This class will cover the basics of Windows 8.1, the newest upgrade to Windows 8. Please note that this is a demonstration class only. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 
 
Registration is required. For more information call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Resumes That Get Results
Thursday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.
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Resumes That Get Results will help patrons learn to understand the guidelines and purpose of a resume.
Walking Tour of Sears or "Kit" Homes of Hudson
Monday, Aug. 11, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Walking Tour of Sear
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Between 1908 and 1940, the Sears catalog offered “Modern Homes” that supplied building plans, materials and kits to build houses, shipped by rail to all corners of the nation. Hudson Library & Historical Society Archivist, Gwen Mayer, will conduct a walking tour past several of the Sears Roebuck homes and other mail-order prefabricated homes located in our own city of Hudson. Registration is required for this tour, and space is limited. 
Between the Lines Book Club
Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
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The book club selection for August is The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required. 

Copies of the book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

See the Book Club web page for more information.

Organize Your Life
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.
Organize Your Life
 
In conjunction with the Adult Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements,” the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome professional organizer Jeff Gergel. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us.
 
Summer Writing Workshops
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays June 11 & July 9 & August 13, 6:30 p.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Summer Writing Works
Sorry, the workshops are currently full. "Register Online" will take you to the sign-up for the wait list. Staff will contact you if an opening becomes available.  Thank you!

Join us for three MFA-Style workshops led by Andrew Wehmann of the Northeast Ohio MFA consortium.  A creative writing workshop offers a chance to submit work and receive feedback among a group of supportive peers. 
Happy 75 Birthday to Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz
Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
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Join a lively conversation in celebration of the 75 anniversary of two iconic films, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
Found Sounds Steelpan Duo
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m.
Found Sounds Steelpa
This concert on the library patio is sure to delight the whole family. Come enjoy the amazing sounds and possibilities of the steelpan artform and have fun participating in the creation of music as well. A good time for everyone!
 
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Excel for Beginners
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 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.
Tech Fest and iPad Mini Giveaway
Sunday, Aug. 24, 12:00 pm
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During this afternoon event, come experience all of the cutting-edge technology and services that the library has to offer. The Digital Bookmobile, an 18-wheel mobile lab, will be parked outside the Library and will feature interactive learning stations that give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.  
 
In the library, test out the latest and greatest technology gadgets including a 3D printer (the “Maker Bot” Replicator 2), Google Glass, as well various tablets and e-readers. Kids can play with some of our interactive circuit kits and build with Lego Mindstorms. There will also be a tech-themed craft for younger children. 
 A brand new iPad mini will be given away to one lucky guest!
iPad for Beginners
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
iPad for Beginners
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.
 
Best Apps for the Older & Wiser
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Best Apps for the Ol
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. 

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.  
Rustbelt Rebels: The Steel Fired Story of Emerging Chef Michael Nowak
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Meet the chef, sample his food and watch the  Cleveland documentary, “Rustbelt Rebels: The Steel Fired Story of Emerging Chef Michael Nowak”  Chef Michael Nowak, co-owner of the Black Pig restaurant in Ohio City is featured in the film and will be bringing samples of his French-inspired cuisine.
Scandals of Hudson Walking Tour
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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Quiet Midwest city? Think again. See the actual locations of speakeasies, the local paramour who was "the hardest character to disgrace our town", the bank robbery and more. Hear the accounts of the people involved and the outcomes from their criminal activity. Walk the streets with Archivist Gwen Mayer, who will guide you through Hudson and bring the stories alive for you from the archives of the Hudson Library.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.
An Evening with Wes Cowan, Real Life History Detective and Antiques Roadshow Appraiser
Wednesday, Sep. 3, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
An Evening with Wes
Join us for an evening with Wes Cowan, the internationally recognized expert in Historic Americana. Cowan stars in the PBS television series History Detectives and is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Monday, Sep. 8, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft PowerPoint
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.  
Between the Lines Book Club
Monday, Sep. 8, 7 p.m.
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The book club selection for September is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required. 

Copies of the book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

See the Book Club web page for more information.

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