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:
An Evening with Auth
Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Author Robert J. Roman will 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. Buckeye fans will delight in the rich, detailed history replete with rare photographs and fascinating true stories about this historic team.

Thanksgiving Flower
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.

SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino will return to the Hudson Library & Historical Society with fresh flowers and greens to help you design a beautiful floral arrangement in a small pumpkin for your Thanksgiving table or to use as a hostess gift. Space is limited. Registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $5 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.
 

 

Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. November's selection is Ruth Ware's Woman in Cabin 10. Library Journal gave the thrill a starred review and said, “Ware’s follow-up to her best-selling debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood, is a gripping maritime psychological thriller that will keep readers spellbound.  The intense final chapters just might induce heart palpitations.” No registration required.
Writing to Publish:
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library continues its 2017 Writing to Publish Series with literary agent Jennifer Wills. Wills will give a presentation about the social media platforms that writers, both published and pre-published, should be on and what agents and publishers expect from authors on social media today.

The final topic in the Writing to Publish Series will be “Writing for Children” in December.
Medicare Enrollment
Monday, Nov. 27

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer appointments with Medicare expert and social worker, Kristin E. Keller, on Monday, November 13 and Monday, November 27 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday, November 30 from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Anyone who is currently eligible for Medicare enrollment and needs help with the process can sign up for a half-hour help session. Be sure to bring copies of any current health insurance cards, your Medicare card if you already have one and a list of current medications including dosage information.

To make an appointment or for more information call or visit the reference desk at 330-653-6658 x 1010.

An Evening with Garr
Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Garrett M. Graff will discuss his latest book, Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself---While the Rest of Us Die, which focuses on the history of the U.S. government’s Doomsday plans spanning from the Cold War to today. Graff will shed light on the secret history of Raven Rock, a 650-acre compound, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program designed to protect top government officials in case of catastrophe. Relying upon thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, Graff will discuss the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we’re prepared to respond if it is.
Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Nov. 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? Join Hudson Writers, a 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. Coffee provided. No registration is required.
Thursday, Nov. 30

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer appointments with Medicare expert and social worker, Kristin E. Keller, on Monday, November 13 and Monday, November 27 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday, November 30 from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Anyone who is currently eligible for Medicare enrollment and needs help with the process can sign up for a half-hour help session. Be sure to bring copies of any current health insurance cards, your Medicare card if you already have one and a list of current medications including dosage information.

To make an appointment or for more information call or visit the reference desk at 330-653-6658 x 1010.

December Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Muszikat Shalom presents December Celebrations at the Hudson Library - bring the whole family for a joyous interactive musical tribute to the December holidays around the world, including Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas.
Please register everyone attending.
The Pop Tarts Holida
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.

It’s a blast from the past when ‘60s girl group, The PopTarts, returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society stage.  Dressed in matching ‘60s outfits and using the original artists’ movements, these four dynamic singers will thrill with a decade of top hit favorites and holiday classics by classic girl groups including The Marvelettes, The Chiffons, The Crystals and the Shangri-Las as well as hits by Dusty Springfield, Leslie Gore and others.  You won’t want to miss such favorites as The Shirelles’ Winter Wonderland, The Ronettes’ Frosty the Snowman, The Supremes’ Let It Snow plus some of the PopTarts’ own holiday originals. This afternoon of groovy tunes is sure to put you in a retro holiday spirit.

3D Printed Jewelry
Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer.  See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D software.  Prerequisites: strong mouse and keyboard skills.  

 

Introduction to Goog
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use Google’s online calendar for effective time management.  Find out how to share event information, invites, notifications and more. Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Writing to Publish:
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library's wraps up its 2017 Writing to Publish Series with bestselling children’s book author Tricia Springstubb. Springstubb will give a presentation detailing what writers need to know to effectively write for a younger audience.
Brunch with Ben Bebe
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Celebrate the season and local agriculture with the best Ohio has to offer when Chef Ben Bebenroth returns to create a Holiday Brunch.
Holiday Jewelry Maki
Friday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.
Just in time for the holidays-unleash your inner artist and try your hand at jewelry making!  Join local artist Leila Griffiths for this hands-on workshop creating beaded memory wire bracelets.  The bracelets are made with spring steel memory wire, metal and pearl beads, spacers & bead caps, and holiday-themed accent beads.  No skills necessary-just a willingness to have fun!  

Space is limited, registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $5 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.  For more information, call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

The Hudson Library’s Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months, beginning on December 11 with the lighthearted Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. The New York Times calls this contemporary fiction “Outrageously funny.” Semple is the author of the best seller Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Organizational Apps
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Start the new year on the right foot! Learn about the different apps available that can help you get organized in 2017. See how built-in iPhone and iPad apps such as Calendar, Reminders and Notes can help take the stress out of staying on task. Learn how to organize everything from to-do list, dates, documents, photos and more! Prerequisites: Please bring your iPhone or iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. December's selection is New York Times  bestsellig author Rhys Bowen's Twelve Clues of Christmas. Booklist said this about the novel, "Here’s a very cheeky cozy that both celebrates and satirizes the conventions of the English country-house mystery.” No registration required.
Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m.
Kick off the New Year with Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog: A memoir by the creator of Nike. Learn about the man behind the infamous swoosh Bill Gates said, “Phil Knight’s memoir about creating Nike is a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like.” 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

The Between the Lines Book Club will turn its attention to The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti. People magazine describes this road trip tale as “A shoot-em-up, a love story and a mystery, this is one heartwarming feast of a book.”

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