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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Scandals of Hudson Walking Tour
Tuesday, Sep. 2, 6:45 p.m.
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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.
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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
*Please note: Wes Cowan will not be conducting appraisals during this event.
Through the Eyes of the Artist-William Bouguereau
Thursday, Sep. 4, 7 p.m.
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The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues its series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will discuss William Bouguereau, one of the most important and influential artists of his time.  

Stadelman, inspired by her enthusiasm for art, has dedicated her career to sharing the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most recognized and influential artists.  “Through the Eyes of the Artist” was a series originally created by Stadelman with a grant provided by the Cleveland Museum of Art to help bring art into the lives of children.  It has evolved into a program for all ages to provide a deeper insight into the enigmatic appeal of some of our favorite artists. 

Stadelman will discuss Bouguereau, despite being one of the most important and influential artists of his time, why any reference to him was completely eliminated from art history books.  Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 

Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Monday, Sep. 8, 2 p.m.
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Microsoft PowerPoint
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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.

Health Care for Your Small Business
Tuesday, Sep. 9, 6:30 p.m.
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How will your business be affected by the Affordable Care Act? Learn about many of the law’s provisions will impact your business.
Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2 p.m.
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Intro to Facebook
Sorry, this event is currently full. There is another class available October 30, at 2 p.m. Register here. The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intro to Facebook class on Wednesday, September 10 at 2 p.m., in the second-floor computer lab.  For those interested in joining the popular social network, the class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. 
Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Registration is required. 
An Evening with Author Thrity Umrigar
Thursday, Sep. 11, 7 p.m.
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An Evening with Auth
Critically beloved, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar will visit the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discuss her newest book. In The Story Hour, experienced psychologist Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. However, her life is broken wide open when she goes beyond her usual professional boundaries to help a young, isolated Indian woman in trouble. The Story Hour is a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.
 
Got An Interest In Pinterest?
Thursday, Sep. 11, 7 p.m.
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Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and all of your favorite things.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a Pinterest class to learn the basics of using this virtual pinboard photo-sharing website.

Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests.  Pinners collect images from the web and organize them on virtual pinboards.  Learn how to create and browse pinboards, repin items, add new pins, pin etiquette, and more!   Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Pinterest!  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Family Fun and Wellness Fair
Saturday, Sep. 13, 10 am - 2 pm
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On Saturday, September 13, from 10-2 p.m., families can have fun while getting healthy at the Hudson Library’s Family Fun and Wellness Fair. A University Hospitals MedEvac helicopter will land on the library’s back lawn for an up-close look at this invaluable service to the Northeastern Ohio community.
Strolling performers, a Music Together interactive concert, and a hula-hooping tutorial for students in 3rd to 5th grade (registration required for this program only) will round out this action-packed event. In addition, UH will be conducting health screenings and various vendors from different health industries will be on hand to answer health-related questions.
Take advantage of this amazing opportunity for the whole family to have fun and get fit together! This is an event for all ages. No registration required except where noted. 

Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
Monday, Sep. 15, 2 p.m.
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You’ve learned the basics of PowerPoint, now it’s time to discover some of the advanced features that make PowerPoint fun to use.   The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you learn how to create a professional looking presentation.   

PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers adding media-rich content to your presentation, including inserting a sound clip, inserting a video into a presentation, setting movie options, and inserting a Photo Album.  It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
MBA LITE Session 1: Finding Experienced Mentors
Monday, Sep. 15, 6:30 p.m.
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In the first of our four-part MBA Lite Series, Dan Foust and Mike Nock from the Baldwin-Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth share upper-level experience on finding experienced mentors to help grow a business.  Participants who attend all four session will receive a MBA Lite certificate.
This series is made possible by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Strategic Networking for Your Job Search
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 10 a.m.
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Learn how to develop a networking strategy for your job search with Mike Perry.
The Rockefeller Family: The Cleveland Connection
Tuesday, Sep. 16, 7 p.m.
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History comes alive at the Hudson Library & Historical Society with history storyteller Katherine Kohl, who will illuminate the family history of industrialist John D. Rockefeller, Sr. In her dynamic approach to storytelling, Ms. Kohl will examine Rockefeller’s parents, wife, and children and uncover some surprising facts about this sometimes-misunderstood figure.
iPad for Beginners
Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2 p.m.
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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.
 
Get Linkedin Or Get Left Out Part I
Thursday, Sep. 18, 7 p.m.
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If you are a job seeker, a robust LinkedIn profile is vital for reinforcing your personal brand and candidate appeal. Attend a two-part series to
optimize your LinkedIn profile. You must have a LinkedIn account already activated.

The Boogie-Woogie Kid
Sunday, Sep. 21, 2 p.m.
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Enjoy a rollicking concert of old-time piano fun with Michigan’s Best ragtime, boogie & blues pianist Matthew Ball in the library rotunda. No registration required.
 
American Heritage Historian Fred Kaplan on John Quincy Adams
Monday, Sep. 22, 7:00 p.m.
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Fred Kaplan award-winning author of Lincoln, will speak about his newest biography, John Quincy Adams:  American Visionary on Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s American Heritage Series.
Cleveland Chef and Sustainable Foods Expert Parker Bosley to Speak
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 7 p.m.
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Parker Bosley, Cleveland chef and local foods advocate, will talk about how the changes in food and food production over the last fifty years, both good and bad, have had an impact on the family dinner table. In conjunction with Fresh Fork Market where he is chef in residence, Bosley will bring samples of his appealing and tasty hors d’oeuvres for everyone to enjoy during a meet and greet after the presentation. Fresh Fork Market will be on hand at an information table to answer questions.
Registration required.
 
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2 p.m.
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Excel for Beginners
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program 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. 
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