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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Adult Crafting: Pain
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10 a.m.
Just in time for the fall, come design and paint your own set of mugs-perfect as a personalized gift or a treat for yourself!  Local artist Kimmy Henderson will guide you in making your very own masterpiece-you choose the design, words and colors.  No painting skills needed, only a willingness to be free and have fun.  

Space is limited and registration is required.  A $10 nonrefundable materials fee is due at registration at the second floor Reference desk. 
Research Databases f
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10 a.m.

The library subscribes to more than 80 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover five databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, and Reference USA.  These five are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 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, the library's writing critique group. 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.

Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month.

No registration is required.

Instagram for Beginn
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Instagram, a fun photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps. Learn how to use this app along with a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: Please bring smartphone and/or tablet, as well as device ID and password.
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Thursday, Sep. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Sandeep Jauhar, cardiologist and bestselling author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation and Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, will tell the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ as profiled in his latest book, Heart: A History.
Learn to prepare the
Sunday, Sep. 30, 2 p.m.
Chef Anna Weisend will demonstrate the simplicity of making the French pastry dough, Pâte `a Choux,  a versatile dough (cream puff pastry) that has sweet and savory applications. Weisend will demonstrate how to make cream puffs using this dough and will also demonstrate how to make pastry cream for the filling. 
Fall Flower Arrangin
Monday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
Professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino will help you design a unique floral arrangement. Participants will use carnations, mums and baby’s breath to create an arrangement that looks like a beautiful two-layer cake. No previous flower arranging experience is necessary to attend this class. Registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $10 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.

Introduction to Tai
Monday, Oct. 1, 1 pm (Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 1 pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Monday at 1pm beginning on September 10 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 pm

The truth is definitely stranger than fiction in Kirk Wallace’s The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century, which will be discussed on Wednesday, October 3rd. The book uncovers the true story of the heist of feathers from over 300 specimens from the British Natural History Museum. Publishers Weekly called it a “page-turner that will likely appeal to science, history and true crime readers.

Candidates  Cordray
Thursday, Oct. 4, 12:30 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine will participate in “Talking Jobs with Ohio’s Next Governor,” a unique forum that will address education and jobs with workers and students across Ohio.  Hudson Library will simulcast the live event being held at Cleveland's  Playhouse Square  front of a studio audience.  

Health Series: Energ
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Do you have any stress in your life? Tight muscles or achy joints? Could you use a little more energy? If so, then join Nancy L. Gardner, state-licensed massage therapist, Polarity Therapy practitioner and certified instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong to learn how to “Energize Your Day.” This program incorporates movements from Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga, self-massage, breathing practices and energy exercises. Most of these take less than a minute to do and, when practiced daily, produce profound, long-lasting results!
Classical Music For
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
Explore the glory of Renaissance music from 15th century madrigals and motets to the magnificent antiphonal music of Gabrielli, played by a modern brass quintet from the Akron Symphony Orchestra. This concert is part of the new Classical Music For Everyone series of free concerts and educational programs designed to engage all ages on the form and history of Classical Music.

This series is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation, The Friends of the Hudson Library and the Perry L. Noe Endowment.
Monday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead morning meditation classes. Learn how to pay more attention to your existence in the present moment and use the breath as the anchor point to calm and balance the mind. Beginners welcome at every class!

Register for each session online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Genealogy Databases
Monday, Oct. 8, 6:30pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
In celebration of National Family History Month, discover the vast amount of information available through the Library’s premium database collection for your genealogy research needs. This class will introduce you to non-traditional genealogy databases to help with your quest in researching your family history. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
The #1 New York Times best-selling novel “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas will be discussed during the October meeting. This powerful Young Adult book captured the country by storm with its timely theme of racial tensions and youth empowerment. It received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Review and School Library Journal.
Greeting Card Craft
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.

Create two beautiful greeting cards with crafter Marilyn Pearce. One card uses dry embossing on vellum and the other features a pull tab message. 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.

An Introduction to G
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
This class will introduce you to the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more! If you have never used email before, want to learn more about your current Gmail account or are curious about switching to Gmail, come find out all that a free Gmail account has to offer. Prerequisites: Must have a phone that accepts text messages. Also, basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Beginning Ukulele cl
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Please tell us if you need a ukulele  in the special needs section of registration.
Music instructor Lisa Heinrich will teach Beginning Ukulele. Students will learn basic strumming patterns, how to tune a ukulele and basic chords that will enable you to play more than a dozen songs.
Through the Eyes of
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the art of the Spanish Surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about Dali’s life.

Entrepreneurship Ser
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you longing to design an encore career chapter where you can apply your best talents to make a difference--perhaps a segue from full-time job to part-time freelance gig to boost your retirement nest egg? Join Donna Kastner, founder of, for an interactive workshop filled with inspiring stories, insights and tips from others  who are living their dream. Sponsored by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
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