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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Graphic Design With
Monday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It is an easy way to make professional looking web graphics, flyers, greeting cards and invitations at work or at home. 
The class will cover creating an account, using and editing templates, creating custom publications and publishing designs.
Prerequisites: an active email account and strong internet, mouse and keyboarding abilities.
Basic familiarity with graphic design is helpful, but not required.  
Attendees may visit to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
Space is limited, and registration is required.

Distinguished Speake
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m.
The right mix of clarity, charisma, vision and persuasion add up to a successful business pitch to investors…or does it? The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Series’ Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Lakshmi Balachandra, will outline the “art of the pitch.” 

Assistant Professor Balachandra of Babson College in Massachusetts, the country’s leading school of entrepreneurship, is an expert in improvisation, negotiation and entrepreneurial pitching and is also a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The Entrepreneurship Series Distinguished Speaker event is made possible with funds from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 
See Documentary &ldq
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 6:30 PM
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
See “The Sax Man”  the inspirational story of the life and legacy of the beloved and iconic Cleveland street musician, Maurice Reedus Jr. The son of a Grammy Award winning sax player, Maurice was once a rising star playing to stadiums of tens of thousands, touring the country with The O’Jays, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Count Basie, and other top acts. Today, he barely makes ends meet as a humble busker.
Thursday, Apr. 30, 6:30 p.m.
This event is full.  You may add your name to the waiting list by clicking the registration button. 
Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your job search using sox of the nearly 90 specialized premium databases . This class will cover  including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere,First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA.
Architecture Walking
Saturday, May. 2, 2:00 P.M.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join us for this 1.3 mile walk through downtown Hudson and discover the differences between Romanesque, Gothic Revival, Federal, Italianate and Greek Revival while you  also learn the history of the buildings.
Lisa & Greg Benedett
Sunday, May. 3, 2 p.m.
Join Lisa and Greg Benedetto as they take you down memory lane singing and playing the songs of prolific songwriter, Burt Bacharach. Their song list includes such favorites as I Say a Little PrayerThis Guys in Love with You, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, and The Look of Love.
Introduction to Powe
Monday, May. 4, 2 p.m.
Register Online 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 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. 
All About the Cloud
Wednesday, May. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Curious about what “the Cloud” is and how it can benefit you? Join us as we demystify the cloud. This class will introduce popular cloud storage websites like Google Drive and Dropbox. Demonstrations and some hands-on experience with Google Drive and Dropbox will give you some tools to get you started. Prerequisites: Basic computing skills and a valid email address are required. 
Cooking Night Out
Wednesday, May. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Looking for a fun and different night out with friends? Look no further than a cooking class at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Join Chef Jennifer Stoker for an exciting evening of cooking, eating, and storytelling. Whether you are a newbie, a chef extraordinaire or just want to learn how to cook some dishes for your family, friends, or significant other, this is the class for you.
Non-Profits Explaine
Thursday, May. 7, 9:30 am

Learn the requirements and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation with experts William Glaeser and Bob Labbe of Akron SCORE at a three-hour morning workshop. 
LinkedIn  II: Beyond
Thursday, May. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Deepen your knowledge of LinkedIn with Katherine Burik, co -author of The Job Search Marketing Plan. This session will explore ways  to increase your number of  Linkedin connections, build relationships and increase your networking prowess for your job search.
Muszikat-Shalom pres
Saturday, May. 9, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sing Songs and make a mask in celebration of Mexico's victory over the french at the Battle of Puebla!
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, May. 11, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Between the Lines book club has chosen Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See for its May 11 get-together.

The 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. 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 in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available. For more information, please contact the Reference department by calling 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

History of the Clyde
Monday, May. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

On Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Tiffany Middleton and James Semon, authors of The Clydesdale Motor Truck Company: An Illustrated History, will discuss their ground breaking research on the Ohio-made "Liberty Trucks of Europe."  Shipped from Clyde, Ohio Clydesdale trucks became internationally famous during World War I.

Small Business Owner
Tuesday, May. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Small business owners will share their stories of success. This popular "Success Stories" program, held each May, concludes the Winter-Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events for 2015.
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, May. 13, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon your basic Excel knowledge to really learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. The class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting, and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners or already be very familiar with Excel basics. 
CIA Veteran and Auth
Wednesday, May. 13, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Jack Devine, a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency will discuss his book Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Devine served as the head of the CIA’s operations outside of the United States and was involved in thousands of American covert operations. He was in Chile when Allende fell, ran Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, tried to stop Iran-Contra, hunted down moles and spies including Rick Ames and Robert Hanssen, pushed the CIA’s effort to run down Colombian narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar, and more.  Devine will discuss his career and his book as well as the history, myths, and future of the CIA during this exciting event.
Mark Angelo - Comedy
Thursday, May. 14, 4:30 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
He can wow you with his juggling and make you laugh, all at the same time! Bring the whole family for this one-of-a-kind comedy juggling show.
Please register all attending.
History of American
Thursday, May. 14, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Automobile racing has a century-long history in America.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Gordon Kirby, U.S. editor of Motor Sport magazine, to recount the history of auto racing in America & the Indy 500. Gordon Kirby remains one of the most outspoken and authoritative voices on the U.S. racing scene. Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Grant Seeker’s
Saturday, May. 16, 10 a.m.

Learn how to find grant resources ad identify potential funders during a training session.  The workshop will offer tips and suggestions on how best to identify funding sources for non-profit organizations and highlight the electronic resources available for free at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
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