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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 Limit by event type:
Get Your Tax Questio
Monday, Mar. 27, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (March 13, March 14, March 15, March 20, March 21, March 22, March 27, March 28, March 29)
Representatives from H&R Block of Stow will be available to answer your tax questions. Appointments are required and will be limited to 15 minutes per person. Please note that representatives are available to answer tax questions but will not prepare tax forms during these appointments. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return (if available) to the appointment. Please call the reference desk at (330) 653-6658 x1010 to make an appointment or for more information. 
An Evening with Auth
Monday, Mar. 27, 7 p.m.
THIS EVENT IS CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL. DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Author Robert J. Roman visits the library to discuss his book, Ohio State Football: the Forgotten Dawn. The book delves into the early years of Ohio State football as well as the early history of athletics at American public universities.
Get Your Tax Questio
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (March 13, March 14, March 15, March 20, March 21, March 22, March 27, March 28, March 29)
Representatives from H&R Block of Stow will be available to answer your tax questions. Appointments are required and will be limited to 15 minutes per person. Please note that representatives are available to answer tax questions but will not prepare tax forms during these appointments. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return (if available) to the appointment. Please call the reference desk at (330) 653-6658 x1010 to make an appointment or for more information. 
Author Paul Watson D
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson as he discusses the mystery behind an 1845 shipwreck and its recent discovery as chronicled in his latest book, Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition. Watson, who himself was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition in 2014, will tell the fascinating true story of Sir John Franklin and his crew who set off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage and were forced to abandon ship. Booklist calls the book, “Riveting. . . . An engrossing chronicle of a legendary doomed naval voyage and the nearly 200-year effort to bring the Franklin Expedition to a close.” 
Get Your Tax Questio
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (March 13, March 14, March 15, March 20, March 21, March 22, March 27, March 28, March 29)
Representatives from H&R Block of Stow will be available to answer your tax questions. Appointments are required and will be limited to 15 minutes per person. Please note that representatives are available to answer tax questions but will not prepare tax forms during these appointments. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return (if available) to the appointment. Please call the reference desk at (330) 653-6658 x1010 to make an appointment or for more information. 
Video Stories with F
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Create and share compelling, visual stories with the Flipagram app for your Apple or Android device.  Flipagrams are short photo-video stories created from your favorite images and music.  Learn how to create a flipagram and how to share your posts on your favorite social networks.  Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable navigating their device and should be able to install the free Flipagram app from their app store. Please bring smartphone or tablet. 
 
Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.   
 
Learn to use QuickBo
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 6:30 p.m.


Tips & techniques on using QuickBooks ONLINE will be explained in a two-part workshop from Kathy Dise, President and Founder of BudgetEase. Register for each session separately. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along with the program.

The first night will cover determining which version of QuickBooks Online is best for you, creating a QuickBooks Online account, setting company preferences, syncing transactions from the bank, learning how to add a product, customer or vender, and where to enter bills, invoices and checks. Part II will review adding products, customers and vendors, bank reconciliations, setting up an invoice template, adding memorized transactions, setting up inventory, inventory management, and customizing and exporting reports.
 
This program is part of the library’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research Entrepreneurship Series and is also co-sponsored by the Akron SCORE chapter.  Register for each session at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Hudson Library Launc
Wednesday, Mar. 29, 7 p.m.
Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? This March, the library will launch the first meeting of Hudson Writers, a new writing critique group to meet 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. No registration is required. 
Learn to use QuickBo
Thursday, Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m.


Tips & techniques on using QuickBooks ONLINE will be explained in a two-part workshop from Kathy Dise, President and Founder of BudgetEase. Register for each session separately. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along with the program.

The first night will cover determining which version of QuickBooks Online is best for you, creating a QuickBooks Online account, setting company preferences, syncing transactions from the bank, learning how to add a product, customer or vender, and where to enter bills, invoices and checks. Part II will review adding products, customers and vendors, bank reconciliations, setting up an invoice template, adding memorized transactions, setting up inventory, inventory management, and customizing and exporting reports.
 
This program is part of the library’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research Entrepreneurship Series and is also co-sponsored by the Akron SCORE chapter.  Register for each session at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Amy Stewart, New Yor
Monday, Apr. 3, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Amy Stewart returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discuss her New York Times bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. In Wicked Plants, Stewart tackles plants that kill, maim, intoxicate and otherwise offend. Learn about which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South) and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother). Stewart will draw upon history, medicine, science and more for this lively and entertaining program.

This program is generously sponsored by the Hudson Garden Club. 
William Geroux, Auth
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author William Geroux will discuss his book, The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-Boats, which tells the fascinating true story of seven U.S. merchant marine brothers who found themselves as targets of U-boats off the coast of the United States during World War II. Kirkus called it “poignant…a deep, compassionate group biography of these ‘unsung heroes’ of the Merchant Marines.”
Photo credit:Kema Geroux
Graphic Design with
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Canva is a free, web-based design tool that offers 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.
Cooking for Food All
Thursday, Apr. 6, 6:30 p.m.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
For individuals who have food allergies, finding healthy and tasteful meals can be challenging. Get some meal planning ideas from Heinen’s Wellness Consultants Colleen Burch and Ryan McKenna when they discuss meal preparation and provide samples of allergy-friendly meals, baking ideas and alternatives to pantry staples 
The Science of Good
Thursday, Apr. 6, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the techniques of sautéing and stir frying, the cornerstones of cooking, with Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking.
Exploring Japanese C
Friday, Apr. 7, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Haruhide Osugi, Japan Outreach Coordinator from Kent State University, for a presentation on traditional Japanese culture and calligraphy during the library's new extended Friday hours.  Learn about the different styles of Japanese calligraphy and its connection with daily life.  The program will include an introduction to Japanese Calligraphy Culture followed by a hands-on calligraphy activity.

Osugi is part of the Japan Outreach Initiative, a program that works to promote a greater understanding of Japan through interactive programs. Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.
Chardon Polka Band
Sunday, Apr. 9, 2 p.m.
Not your average polka! Known for being innovative and extremely adaptive, the Chardon Polka Band has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas mixed with their own tunes and polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. They love to entertain and enjoy adding their own unique edge and antics to the genre of polka. No registration required.
Meet Author Lindsay
Monday, Apr. 10, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Lindsay Mattick, author of the 2016 Caldecott Award-winning title, Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, will be presenting about her story at the library.

The event will be followed by a book signing, and books will be sold on site by The Learned Owl Book Shop. Please register everyone attending. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for its April selection.  The Swedish book, written in 2012, was translated into English a year later and a Swedish feature film was just released in the U.S. this fall.  The story follows a 59-year old curmudgeon who slowly learns to appreciate life again.  The San Diego Union Tribune named it one of the best books of 2015.  The paper proclaims, "You will laugh, you will cry, as his heartbreaking story unfolds through the diverse cast of characters that enter his life, all uninvited.  You will never look at the grumpy people who come into your life in quite the same way.  A very memorable read."    
 
The Between The Lines book 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. 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 next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Introduction to 3D P
Monday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design an object to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. Get an opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2 p.m.
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. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
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