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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Flower Arranging wit
Thursday, Sep. 21, 10 a.m
On Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino will show you how to design a beautiful flower arrangement using fresh flowers and greens to take home. No experience is necessary. 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.

Artist as Entreprene
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:30 pm
Gina Vernaci, Executive Producer of PlayhouseSquare, will speak as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Sponsored by Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Intermediate Excel
Friday, Sep. 22, 11 a.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.
Art Journaling
Friday, Sep. 22, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Want to inspire your creativity in journaling and art?   Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Hudson’s Uncommon Art, for an art journaling workshop.  Art Journaling is a colorful creative outlet that combines writing with doodling, painting, and scrapbooking.  Anything goes – no drawing or painting skill needed.

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Transportation Walki
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how the progression of transportation impacted the movement of people and development of Hudson. 
Spiralize Your Veget
Sunday, Sep. 24, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will demonstrate how to spiralize your vegetables. Spiralizing is a way to prepare your vegetables in a way that resembles spaghetti with the added benefit of increasing your vegetable intake.  She will demonstrate three different spiralizing tools and present samples of a Greek Zoodle and a Zucchini Zoodle.
Introduction to Powe
Monday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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 introductory class to 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 2013 is recommended.   
Writing to Publish:
Monday, Sep. 25, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library continues its 2017 Writing to Publish Series with editor Jennifer Sawyer Fisher. Fisher will teach self-editing with specific examples from writers in the session.

Future topics in the Writing to Publish Series will be “Writing for Children” and “Social Media Platforms for Writers.”
An Evening with Jen
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 7 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author Jen Sincero will discuss her latest book, You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. This program is part of the library’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Sincero’s book combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size aha concepts to unlock earning potential, perfect for anyone: soon-to-be-financially-independent college grads, employees who have been stuck in a workforce rut for decades and entrepreneurs who want to take it to the next level.

Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 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.
Video Editing for iP
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2 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.
Scottish Folk Trio--
Thursday, Sep. 28, 7 p.m.
This highly entertaining folk trio, on tour direct from Scotland, will perform their brand of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. A wide range of musical instruments will be featured including guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles and banjo as well as their tremendous three-part harmonies. No registration required.
Indian Cooking with
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Chef George Colaco, owner of the Bombay Grill restaurant in Fairlawn, will  prepare authentic Indian cuisine . He will provide food to celebrate the Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. George and his wife  Elizabeth have operated the Bombay Grill since 2009. 
On the Table: A Comm
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The community will have an opportunity to discuss and share thoughts about the opioid epidemic as part of the Hudson and Akron Community Foundations' On the Table initiative. On The Table is a one-of-a-kind initiative where thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds gather to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. Dessert and coffee will be served.
Grow Your Business w
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10 am

Join Karen Leonard of Innovative Global Vision for a workshop on growing your business with email and social media, the first session in a four-workshop series on social media marketing co-sponsored by Akron SCORE. Sponsored by Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Akron SCORE.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

The Between the Lines Book Club will discuss “Commonwealth” by Ann Pachett. Called “…impossible to put down” by the New York Times, it is “…a funny, sad, and ultimately heart-wrenching family portrait,” according to Publisher’s Weekly.

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge 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 at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available. Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, for more information.


The Music of the Gre
Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Dr. Jane K. Dressler of Kent State University’s School of Music will discuss the music of Ernestine Schumann-Heink, once called “the world’s greatest contralto.”
Schumann-Heink, an Austrian-born opera singer, came to the United States at the turn of the century. A naturalized citizen before the outbreak of World War I, she became very involved in countless War Bond fund drives and in efforts to raise money for care of wounded veterans. Schumann-Heink had a large family, including six sons that due to their birthplaces, served on either the German or the American armed forces during World War I. Given her own parentage, she was also open to criticism as a German supporter. Dr. Dressler’s talk will focus on Schumann-Heink’s life and work, which will feature recordings of Schumann-Heink’s performances.
Through the Eyes of
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Back by popular demand, The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the brilliant yet troubled life of Vincent Van Gogh.  Stadelman promises to “dispel rumors and tales surrounding his life with the true story of his passion and obsession.” Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about Van Gogh’s life.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 

Advanced Excel
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon skills acquired in both Intermediate and Beginner’s Excel. This class will cover data validation, Vlookups & pivot charts. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Intermediate Excel or be very comfortable with Excel basics
Alexandra Zapruder,
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Alexandra Zapruder, author of Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, will share the personal story behind her grandfather’s film footage of President Kennedy’s assassination. 
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