Library Events

The Hudson Library is currently closed until at least April 5 and all programs are canceled.
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.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

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Cut the Cord on Cabl
Monday, Mar. 30, 7 p.m.
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Are you interested in learning alternatives to your cable or satellite provider? The Hudson Library & Historical Society will present an introductory class on how to cut the cord on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to access broadcast television, choose a streaming device, enjoy on-demand and live television, lower your Internet costs and maximize your savings. 
Google Drive Tips &
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2 p.m.
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Learn about tips and tricks in Google Drive, such as voice typing and how to create templates in Google Docs. Participants will also learn about some of the hidden features of Google Drive: Draw, Forms and My Maps.
Prerequisites: Users must know Google Drive user name and password. Strong mouse and keyboard skills also required.

An Evening with Russ
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m.
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Award-winning investigative journalist Russell Gold will discuss his book, Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy, which chronicles the obstacles encountered by infrastructure builder Michael Skelly, who began working on wind energy in 2000 when many considered the industry a joke. Skelly helped create the second largest wind power company in the United States, which was sold for $2 billion. The book examines the issues involving the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.


 
Email Marketing with
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 7 p.m.
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MailChimp is a highly effective online email marketing tool. Learn how to create lists of email subscribers and send well-designed email blasts. Participants will create an email campaign from start to finish. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Goblins & Galaxies B
Thursday, Apr. 2, 7 p.m.
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The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley will be the focus of the Hudson Library’s science fiction/fantasy book club meeting. Desperate to lead her people from the grips of living world ships called Legion, Zan hatches a daring plan: take control of another living ship. To make matters worse, Zan suffers from amnesia. Can Zan regain her memories and gain control of the ship to leave the galaxy? Kirkus Reviews calls The Stars are Legion “a thought-provoking space opera.”
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2 p.m.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently produce their own video recordings must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. Please note that anyone interested in using the video equipment (including those who have already completed the podcast training) must complete this separate video orientation. 
Smart Home: Systems
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m.
Interested in making your home a smart house? This introductory class will cover the basics of smart home systems and devices.  We will cover specific items, as well as go over considerations like upfront cost, warranties and compatibility. 
Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2 p.m.
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson will be discussed at the April meeting. In his book, Bryson guides readers through the human body including how it functions, its mesmerizing abilities and how it can fail. With a plethora of facts and Bryson’s trademark witticism, readers will leave with a deeper understanding of life and yourself. The New York Times Book Review calls the book “Delightful...(The Body) reveals the thousands of rarely acknowledged tasks our body takes care of as we go about our day.”
Graphic Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
Ever wondered what might be possible with just a little extra design knowledge in your back pocket? Whether you are a novice or have an eye for graphic design, Canva's free, web-based design tools offer everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Learn how to create designs for Web or print including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web navigation skills.
 
YouTube Creator Stud
Saturday, Apr. 11, 10 a.m.
Learn the process of creating your YouTube channel from the ground up at the YouTube Creator Studio Bootcamp. During this session, participants will learn how to create their YouTube channel, utilize YouTube’s creator studio tools, learn YouTube best practices and try their hands at filming and uploading a short clip. Participants are asked to bring short video clips on their mobile device or portable storage to the program. 
Prerequisites: A valid Google email address (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills
 
Creativity Lab Orien
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2 p.m.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own podcasts and audio must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session. 
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies, best practices and how to use the equipment in the space. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 13, 7 p.m.
Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, will be the focus of the April meeting. The book, a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read, is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love and the redemptive power of storytelling. WSJ. Magazine calls it a “stunningly written journey that…explores how race, masculinity, addition and poverty are seen in our country—all topics that feel especially significant today.”
Catherine St. John P
Thursday, Apr. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will demonstrate High Tea recipes as showcased in the “Official Downton Abbey Cookbook”. Copies of the "Official Downton Abbey Cookbook" will be available to purchase from the Learned Owl Bookstore.
Creativity Lab Orien
Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently produce their own video recordings must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. Please note that anyone interested in using the video equipment (including those who have already completed the podcast training) must complete this separate video orientation. 
Using Foreign Newspa
Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m.

Discover all about the Library of Congress online newspaper database: Chronicling America. Drawn from across the United States, these digitized newspapers are written in many different languages. Participants will learn how to use Chronicling America, as well as how to make the most out of online translation programs to aid in their research.
Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills

Mustard’s Retr
Sunday, Apr. 19, 2 p.m.
Influenced by early 1960s folk music, this duo is  known for creating an intimate connection with the audience. Enjoy an eclectic blend of old and new music mixed with entertaining storytelling, a guaranteed good time for the whole family. No registration required.
 
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2 p.m.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own podcasts and audio must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session. 
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies, best practices and how to use the equipment in the space. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2 p.m.
Real Murders by New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will be the topic of discussion for the mystery book club in April. Meet Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a small town librarian who has to stop someone from killing members of the true crime club called Real Murders. Publishers Weekly described the book as “ingenious…an engrossing tale…a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P.D. James’s Cordelia Gray.” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has adapted the Aurora Teagarden series for film.
<em>Let the People P
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.
In his thoroughly researched book, Let the People Pick the President, Supreme Court journalist and New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman draws upon the history of the founding era, as well as information gleaned from campaign managers, field directors and other officials from twenty-first-century Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns, to make a powerful case for abolishing the Electoral College. 
Website Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.
Create a beautiful website in just a few clicks with Canva, a free, web-based design tool. In this class we will explore a variety of elements in Canva that can be used to design and publish a website from scratch, or choose from high-quality website templates to guide you along the design process. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web navigation skills. 
 
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