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.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
An Evening with Tom
Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
This program is full.
Tom Murdough, founder of Little Tikes, Step2, and his newest venture Simplay3 will kick off the Hudson Library’s 2017 Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series.  Murdough will join award-winning reporter Kabir Bhatia for a conversation about the evolution of Murdough’s long and successful career.

Introduction to 3D P
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2 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.
Generation Startup S
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
With support from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the movie GENERATION STARTUP will be presented in the Teen Room.  It captures the struggles and triumphs of recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.
Introduction to Gmai
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!  If you are curious about switching to Gmail or want to learn more about your Gmail account, find out what a free Gmail account has to offer. Prerequisites: basic mouse and computer skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Author Tracy A. Thom
Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Tracy A. Thomas, Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of Law and the director of the Center for Constitutional Law, will discuss her new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Feminist Foundations of Family Law. The book examines Stanton’s views on women’s equality in marriage, divorce, domestic violence, childcare and other family issues.

Copies of Thomas’s book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.
Chinese New Year Cel
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Bring the whole family to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with food, crafts and entertainment. Please register everyone attending.
English for Speakers
Monday, Jan. 30, 10 am
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, along with Project Learn, will hold an information session on Monday, January 30 for people who want to learn English. Project Learn will give out information about English learning resources and do basic tests of participants’ English ability. Anyone who is interested in ESOL classes should attend. You do not need to register. 
Through the Eyes of
Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the photographer Steve McCurry.    

McCurry is an American photographer who is known for his work in photojournalism.  He is best known for his 1984 photograph “Afghan Girl,” which originally appeared in National Geographic.  Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.
Kick the Sugar!
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Watch the library website for the new date.
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon your basic Excel knowledge to learn how to use some of Excel's more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very familiar with Excel basics.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
An Evening with Auth
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier returns to discuss her latest book, At the Edge of the Orchard. The book, set in Northwest Ohio, tells the story of a pioneer family living and struggling on the American frontier. 
iPad Tips & Tricks
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Have you learned the iPad basics and are ready to take it to the next level? Learn how to extend your iPad’s battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad, and use the camera.
Prerequisite: Attendees must have taken iPad for Beginners or be very comfortable with iPad basics.  Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Creative Lettering W
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Larry Gabler of The Western Reserve Calligraphers for a creative lettering workshop. The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. or Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m.   Creative lettering is useful for signs, greeting cards, journaling, scrapbooking and any other artistic expression.  If you can write your name you can make your own handwriting a personal expression! 

Learn how to work with basic design elements, line variation, shape, size and patterns to develop your own artistic lettering style.  Registration is required for the free workshop.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Video Editing for iP
Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPad to make and edit videos. This class will cover apps that can be used for making videos, adding fun effects and general video editing. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken iPad for Beginners or be comfortable with navigating the device.
Content Marketing
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Jessa Hochman, CEO of Citrus Social, a Cleveland content marketing firm, will speak as part of the library’s Winter/Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship Series.  Hochman will discuss content marketing with a focus on social media.

The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  Register for this free program online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Introduction to Goog
Thursday, Feb. 9, 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.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Dessert for Valentin
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Barbara Talevich, owner of the West Side Bakery in Akron, will demonstrate the art of baking French Sable Heart cookies in time for your Valentine’s Day.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance for its February selection.  The Economist says, "You will not read a more important book about America this year." The non-fiction debut set in Appalachia "is a beautiful memoir but it is equally a work of cultural criticism about white working-class America," says the Wall Street Journal.  

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.

Professor Dr. Keith
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
The library kicks off its 2017 Great Decisions foreign affairs discussion series with a discussion on the Future of Europe. Dr. Keith K. Lepak, the Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies at Youngstown State University, will moderate the discussion. Copies of the briefing books, which contain short essays about each topic, are available for participants to check out from the library.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Instagram, a photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps. Learn how to use this app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: Please bring smartphone  and/or tablet.
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