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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Photoshop Elements
Thursday, Apr. 25, 2 pm
This class will cover many of the tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Basic concepts like cropping, resizing and adding different effects to your image will be covered, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Spring Meditation Se
Monday, Apr. 29, 10 a.m.

Every Monday in April at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, a member of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead a morning meditation class. 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.

 

Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 29, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Andrew McCabe Former
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 7 p.m.
Former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, will discuss his book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump. The book offers a dramatic and candid account of his own career along with an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents and the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution. 

McCabe recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, during which time the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. While under Director Robert Mueller, McCabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. And under James Comey, he was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.
LIVE SIMULCAST: Andr
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 7 pm
*Please note: The Andrew McCabe program is currently full. Spots are still available for the live simulcast in the Teen Room. All are welcome to attend the author meet & greet / book signing in the library rotunda following the program. Former Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, will discuss his book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump. The book offers a dramatic and candid account of his own career along with an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents and the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution. 

McCabe recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, during which time the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. While under Director Robert Mueller, McCabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. And under James Comey, he was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.
Research Databases f
Wednesday, May. 1, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business or job seeking activities by using premium databases  as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Winter/Spring 2019 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. 

The library subscribes to more than 90 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.

iPad Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, May. 1, 2 p.m.
Are you ready to take your iPad skills to the next level? Learn about Apple's newest operating system iOS 12, as well as how to extend your iPad’s battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad and use the camera. Prerequisites: Attendees must have taken iPad for Beginners or be comfortable with iPad basics.
Cleveland Orchestra
Wednesday, May. 1, 6:30 p.m.
A special Wednesday evening performance by an octet from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will perform the Schubert Octet in F Major, part of the repertoire slated for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra June 2019 European Tour. No registration required.
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Wednesday, May. 1, 7 p.m.
Hudson Library’s Nonfiction Book Club will discuss Christopher Skaife’s The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London. Learn all about Skaife’s role as the Ravenmaster, the official caretakers of infamous ravens of the tower, and how the tradition of keeping these birds dates back to the 17th century. According to NPR, “Skaife himself is an unending fount of raven lore — not just myths and stories, but habits, personalities and discoveries he's made over his years on the job.”

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library, unless otherwise noted. 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.
Learn to prepare Ita
Thursday, May. 2, 6:30 P.M.

Join Anna Weisend as she demonstrates making Italian buttercream then filling and icing a cake .

Classical Music For
Sunday, May. 5, 2 p.m.
In this final concert of the Classical Music for Everyone Series, members of the Akron Symphony will present music from the Classical period, exploring chamber works by familiar composers (Schubert, Haydn and Mozart) and less well-known, but influential composers (Salieri, Boccherini and Chevalier de Saint Georges). This concert was postponed from Sunday, January 20. No registration required.
Through The Eyes of
Wednesday, May. 8, 10 a.m.
The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the American painter, illustrator and sculptor, Frederick Remington. Remington specialized in depictions of the Old American West. Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 
 
Adult Crafting: Pain
Friday, May. 10, 10 a.m.
Design and paint three personalized salvaged wood signs to add to your home décor. Local artist Kimmy Henderson will guide you in making your very own masterpieces-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 for this program.  A $10 nonrefundable materials fee is due at registration at the second floor Reference desk.
 
Entrepreneurship Ser
Saturday, May. 11, 10 a.m.
Interested in connecting with like-minded 50- and 60-somethings who are exploring encore career opportunities? Donna Kastner, founder of Retirepreneur.com, will lead a series of small group meet-ups and dig into smart tips for launching a part-time freelance business in retirement.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, May. 13, 7 pm
The Tin Man by Sarah Winman will be discussed at the May 13th meeting. Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it “[An] achingly beautiful novel about love and friendship.”
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Monday, May. 13, 7 p.m.

Are you interested in learning how to break free from your cable or satellite provider? The Hudson Library & Historical Society will present an introductory class on how to cut the cord on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to access broadcast television, choose a streaming device, enjoy on-demand and live television, lower your Internet costs and maximize your savings. 

 

Genealogy Databases
Thursday, May. 16, 2pm
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. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Chef Eric Wells prep
Thursday, May. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Chef Eric Wells, owner of Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services, prepares Low Country Cuisine.  Low Country cooking is a Southern, regional cuisine with strong parallels to New Orleans and Cajun cooking. Wells is a participant in the Michael Symon’s Autism Speaks benefit. 
Night Owls
Sunday, May. 19, 2 p.m.
Night Owls, a 10-piece ensemble tuxedo clad ensemble, will perform music from the 1920s and 1930s Jazz Age. The group’s repertoire includes songs such as ‘You're the Cream In My Coffee”, “A Hot Dog, A Blanket, and You”, and “Crazy Words”, “Crazy Tune”, as well as fox trots, waltzes, and standards of the 1920's such as "Baby Face".  All are welcome. No registration required. 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, May. 21, 2 pm
In May book club will discuss The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, the debut mystery by Stuart Turton. Kirkus describes the book as a “dizzying literary puzzle, the hapless protagonist is doomed to relive the same day over and over unless he can solve a murder at a masquerade ball.”
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