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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Kit Homes of Hudson
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Walk by some of Hudson’s 20th century collection of homes ordered as kits through the catalogs of Sears Roebuck and other manufacturers of home materials. Slip on your walking shoes and join Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Archivist Gwen Mayer as she introduces you to Hudson’s rich history. Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
 
 
Yoga at the Library
Thursday, Jul. 30, 9:30 a.m. (Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 6 & 13, 9:30 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
These sessions are now full. You can click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from July 2 to August 13 (no class July 23). Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness but registration for each class is required. Sign up online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x 1010. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
 
 
iPad for Beginners
Thursday, Jul. 30, 7 p.m,
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on "register" to be added to the waiting list.  Back by popular demand, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold an “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.
 
Architectural Walkin
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
See why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. Meet at the entrance to the library. 

Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Yoga at the Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. (Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 6 & 13, 9:30 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
These sessions are now full. You can click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from July 2 to August 13 (no class July 23). Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness but registration for each class is required. Sign up online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x 1010. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
 
 
Tech How-To:  Shop f
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you in the market to purchase a computer? Learn what to look for in a laptop, desktop, or tablet. This class will go through how to look at product specifications and learn how to find the right device for the right person.

Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, call 330.653.6658 x1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org. 
Jungle Safari & Magi
Saturday, Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Katie Bee and Roger Dodger bring their Jungle Safari Show to Hudson!  The audience will use their imaginations to travel on a jungle safari, meeting several jungle animals along the way. Katie Bee does an excellent job as the puppeteer, while Roger Dodger handles the slapstick comedy and balloon animals with ease. It is a delightful show that will have the kids rolling on the floor with laughter.
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
Called “Brilliant…utterly compelling” by the Wall Street Journal, The Martian by Andy Weir takes center stage at the August 10 meeting of the Between the Lines Book Club. The book, about the first human to land on Mars, will be released as a feature film in November.

The 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. No registration is required. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate.  New members are always welcome.  

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available. For more information, please contact the Reference department by calling 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

Tech in an Hour: Pho
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Get a lot of tech in a little time: Have you ever wanted to learn how to retouch or edit your digital photos? Join us for an hour-long class to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and the tools it offers. Photoshop Elements has most of the tools of the full Photoshop program, but also contains quick edit and guided edit modes to help you learn the program. This class will give you a quick run-down of some basic tools and concepts like cropping, resizing, and adding different effects to your image, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Gain skills to edit your vacation photos or learn to edit your child’s senior pictures on your own! This class is especially ideal for those crunched for time or caretakers of children attending the LED Cuffs craft program for grades 6-12 that runs at the same time. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills required. This is an intermediate level computer class. 
Kit Homes of Hudson
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Walk by some of Hudson’s 20th century collection of homes ordered as kits through the catalogs of Sears Roebuck and other manufacturers of home materials. Slip on your walking shoes and join Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Archivist Gwen Mayer as she introduces you to Hudson’s rich history. Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
 
 
Disasters of Hudson
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson’s history during this tour of the downtown area. Hear about floods, explosions, fires, and accidents, some of which permanently altered the architecture and history of Hudson. 

Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
 
Yoga at the Library
Thursday, Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m. (Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 30, August 6 & 13, 9:30 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
These sessions are now full. You can click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from July 2 to August 13 (no class July 23). Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness but registration for each class is required. Sign up online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x 1010. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
 
 
Photos with iPad
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other devices via iCloud.  Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.     

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Birds on the move
Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn about the fall bird migration of Northeast Ohio  with Meghan Doran, Interpretive Naturalist at Summit Metro.
 
Documentary film: &l
Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Come to public screening of the documentary film: “Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes”  about the beloved comic strip and its reclusive creator Bill Watterson, who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. 
Underground Railroad
Monday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn more about the homes, sites, and people that played a significant part in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson. Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
 
Former Director of G
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Peter J. Hatch, professional gardener and former Director of Gardens at Monticello, will speak about Thomas Jefferson and the history of gardening. Hatch is a nationally-known speaker and has written four books on the gardens of Monticello including his latest, A Rich Spot of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. Sponsored by The Hudson Garden Club.
Hearing Loss Seminar
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

Hearing health is important at any age. Learn how to care for your hearing at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  Dr. Gina Stillitano, a hearing-loss specialist with HearUSA, will explain health factors related to hearing loss, the importance of amplification, and new discoveries within the hearing healthcare field. Free hearing screenings will be provided after the presentation.

Space is limited, registration is required. Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x 1010.

iPads for Beginners
Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
High School Testing
Sunday, Aug. 30, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
ACT, PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, AP Tests...what should students take and when should they take them?  The differences between all of these exams will be explained.  A complete timeline (9th-12th grade) will be explained for students and families.  Recommendations based on goals and schedules will be given.
 
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