Events
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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Intermediate Excel
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. 
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. 
 
Behavioral-Based Int
Behavioral-Based Interviewing: Be Prepared!
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.


The interview is one of the most critical and fragile portions of the job search process.  Join us for an in-depth discussion of Structured Behavioral-Based Interviews.

Though employers attempt to objectively choose the right person for the job based upon qualifications, sometimes environment, psychology, and body language interfere during the interview. Holly Klinger, an expert in nonverbal analysis, will also examine ways you can create a more positive and confident nonverbal presence so that, “you will understand the process of interviewing better, and be able to communicate, both verbally and nonverbally, your skills and abilities as the best candidate for the job.”

Intermediate Microso
Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. 
You’ve learned the basics of PowerPoint, now it’s time to discover some of the advanced features that make PowerPoint fun to use.   The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you learn how to create a professional looking presentation.   

PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers adding media-rich content to your presentation, including inserting a sound clip, inserting a video into a presentation, setting movie options, and inserting a Photo Album.  It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
MBA LITE Session 3:
MBA LITE Session 3: Leadership, Ownership & Stewardship for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

In the third of our four-part MBA Lite Series, Dr. Stacy Feiner of SS & G Parkland will present Leadership, Ownership & Stewardship for Entrepreneurs. Participants who attend all four session will receive a MBA Lite certificate.
Spooky Hudson Walkin
Spooky Hudson Walking Tour
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.
Seek out the legends, folk tales and ghost stories of Hudson's dearly departed with Archivist Gwen Mayer.
Register early - the walking tours fill quickly.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.  Meet at the entrance to the library.
The Informational In
The Informational Interview in Your Job Search
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.

Learn about the informational interview, a valuable tool for job seekers with Paul DiFranco, owner of HR ProSolutions  and member of the leadership team of the North Canton Executive Networking Group. He will show you how to break down the informational interview into six easy steps.  

 

Heroin & the Courts
Heroin & the Courts with Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
By every measure,Summit County has an addiction epidemic.  To discuss what role the courts play in this social scourge, the Honorable Mary Margaret Rowlands, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division will discuss Heroin and the Courts.
Intro to Facebook
Intro to Facebook
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intro to Facebook class on Thursday, October 30 at 2 p.m., in the second-floor computer lab.  For those interested in joining the popular social network, the class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. 
Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Registration is required. 
Through the Eyes of
Through the Eyes of the Artist-Andrew Wyeth
Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents Andrew Wyeth and the Wyeth Dynasty. 

Wyeth was primarily a realist painter, working predominately in a regionalist style.  In his art, Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and the people around him.   In regards to Wyeth, Stadelman will discuss the Wyeth Dynasty that goes on for generations. Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.  Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658, x1010.
 
Amethyst String Duo
Amethyst String Duo
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues when Amethyst String Duo graces the library rotunda stage. Violinist Mary Beth Ions and cellist Kent Collier will entertain with a varied musical world tour complete with humorous stories about the wonderful world of music. No registration is required.
 
Intro to Publisher
Intro to Publisher
Monday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
We're sorry. This program is currently full. Click "Register Online" to be added to the waiting list. 
Publisher is a program used in many office environments to create flyers, banners and other graphics. In this class, learn the basics of creating publications from templates and from scratch.
Prerequisites: Participants should have strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Holiday Cards With C
Holiday Cards With Canva
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

For those looking to design a professional-looking, personalized Holiday card, we're hosting a Holiday Cards With Canva class. Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It’s an easy way to make web graphics, flyers, greeting cards and invitations at work or at home. 
Participants should bring any digital family photos they’d like to include in the card design. Cards will not be printed during the class, but participants will have a finished design to print professionally or at home. Attendees should bring a flash drive or have an active cloud storage account set up (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). The library also sells flash drives for $5.
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 www.canva.com to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
Registration is required.
To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.

Gluten-Free Cooking
Gluten-Free Cooking
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Looking for some gluten-free menu options for the upcoming holiday season? Join us for a cooking demonstration filled with recipes and tips on gluten-free cooking and baking with Chef Geraldine Koprowski. 
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 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.  
MBA Lite Session 4:
MBA Lite Session 4: Igniting Innovation with Integrity
Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

 
In the final session of our four-part MBA Lite Series, Dr. Alan Kolp, co-founder of the Baldwin-Wallace University Center for Innovation and Growth, presents a discussion of ideas from his book, Igniting Innovation with Integrity. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a MBA Lite certificate.  This series is made possible by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

 
Between the Lines Bo
Between the Lines Book Club
Monday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

The book club selection for November is The Everything Store by Brad Stone. 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 book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

See the Book Club web page for more information.

Nonverbal Perks and
Nonverbal Perks and Pitfalls of the Interviewing Process.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Learn about the nonverbal elements that can influence an employer's decision in the interviewing process.

Though employers attempt to objectively choose the right person for the job based upon qualifications, sometimes environment, psychology, and body language interfere during the interview. Holly Klinger, an expert in nonverbal analysis, will also examine ways you can create a more positive and confident nonverbal presence so that, “you will understand the process of interviewing better, and be able to communicate, both verbally and nonverbally, your skills and abilities as the best candidate for the job.”
Author James Robbins
Author James Robbins-The Real Custer
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Author James Robbins will speak about his new book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. as a part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s American Heritage Series.  In this book, Robbins takes a hard look at the life and storied military career of George Armstrong Custer – from cutting his teeth at Bull Run in the Civil War, to his famous and untimely death at Little Bighorn in the Indian Wars.
 
Through the Eyes of
Through the Eyes of the Artist-Edgar Degas
Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents Edgar Degas, Impressionist artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.

Degas wanted to be “famous but unknown.”  As an unrelenting perfectionist, his vibrant paintings and sketches of everyday life made him a central figure of the Impressionist movement.  In regards to Degas, Stadelman will reveal the story behind the reluctant artist who had difficulty parting with his work. Attendees will all be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.  Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Introduction to Prez
Introduction to Prezi
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Prezi is an internet-based presentation and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a Zooming User Interface, which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, giving the presentation a modern, dynamic look.
Prerequisites: Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint,  are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required.
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