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.

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

For additional program information, see:
 Limit by event type:  
 
The Boogie-Woogie Kid
Sunday, Sep. 21, 2 p.m.
The Boogie-Woogie Ki
Enjoy a rollicking concert of old-time piano fun with Michigan’s Best ragtime, boogie & blues pianist Matthew Ball in the library rotunda. No registration required.
 
American Heritage Historian Fred Kaplan on John Quincy Adams
Monday, Sep. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
American Heritage Hi
Fred Kaplan award-winning author of Lincoln, will speak about his newest biography, John Quincy Adams:  American Visionary on Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s American Heritage Series.
Cleveland Chef and Sustainable Foods Expert Parker Bosley to Speak
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Cleveland Chef and S
Parker Bosley, Cleveland chef and local foods advocate, will talk about how the changes in food and food production over the last fifty years, both good and bad, have had an impact on the family dinner table. In conjunction with Fresh Fork Market where he is chef in residence, Bosley will bring samples of his appealing and tasty hors d’oeuvres for everyone to enjoy during a meet and greet after the presentation. Fresh Fork Market will be on hand at an information table to answer questions.
Registration required.
 
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Excel for Beginners
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Attendees will get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions. 
Sorry, this event is full.
Underground Railroad Walking Tour
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Underground Railroad
Sorry, this event is full.
The very popular Underground Railroad Walking Tour is being offered again this year. Archivist Gwen Mayer will lead you to downtown Hudson area homes where anti-slavery advocates were known to live and thought to hide fugitive slaves fleeing slavery. She will discuss the activities of these 1830's era abolitionists and the known documentation regarding their advocacy for the abolition of slavery.
Register early - the walking tours fill quickly.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.  Meet at the entrance to the library.
Graphic Design with Canva
Thursday, Sep. 25, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Graphic Design with
Sorry, this event is currently full. There is another class available October 9, at 2 p.m. Register here
For those looking to take their graphic design to the next level, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering a Canva basics 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 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 www.canva.com to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
Registration is required. 
The Bluestones Bring an Entertaining Concert to the Library Stage
Sunday, Sep. 28, 2 p.m.
The Bluestones Bring
Kent’s own The Bluestones have entertained audiences in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area for over twenty years and play the finest in oldies, classic rock and country. It's founder states, “We are serious about the music, but ourselves, not so much. After twenty years of entertaining audiences every week, we've learned a thing or two about having fun!” Join the fun in the library rotunda. No registration required.
 
 
QuickBooks Workshops Return
Monday, Sep. 29, 6:30 p.m.
QuickBooks Workshops

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Part I will be held on Monday, September 29 and Part II on Tuesday, September 30, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register once to attend both sessions.
Public Screening of Katie Couric’s Fed Up!
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Public Screening of
 A new documentary release featuring Katie Couric contending everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP! is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see and will change the way you eat forever. 
Get Linkedin Or Get Left Out Part II
Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Get Linkedin Or Get

If you are a job seeker, a robust LinkedIn profile is vital for reinforcing your personal brand and candidate appeal. Part II for advanced techniques to optimize your LinkedIn profile. You must have a LinkedIn account already activated.
Lost Grand Hotels of Cleveland
Sunday, Oct. 5, 1:00 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Lost Grand Hotels of
Author Michael DeAloia on Sunday, October 5 at 1 p.m will discuss his book, Lost Grand Hotels of Cleveland. This chronicle provides a window into the splendor of the sixth-largest city during its heyday. These grand hotels marked the apex of Cleveland culture in the early twentieth century as they rose and fell with Cleveland’s fortunes. Michael will reveal the history of seven world-class Cleveland hotels and the influential businessmen, celebrities, and politicians who stayed there. 
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Monday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft PowerPoint
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.  
American Heritage Series: George Washington Historian and Biographer to Speak
Monday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
American Heritage Se
The Hudson Library and Historical Society American Heritage Series will feature author and historian Logan Beirne on Monday, October 6 at 7:00 P.M. Logan will discuss his book, Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Forging of the Presidency, an illustrative look at how the Founding Fathers tackled issues of governance that still face America today.
Bitcoin Explained - Opportunities, Risks and Solutions
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Bitcoin Explained -

The essentials of Bitcoin, the digital currency, will be discussed Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society as part of its Entrepreneurship Series of events. Nikhil Chand, founder of CoinNEO, a Northeast Ohio Bitcoin consultancy, will explain the Bitcoin boom.
Walking Tour - Architectural History
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:45 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Walking Tour - Archi
Sorry, this program is full. 
During this new walking tour of Hudson, Archivist Gwen Mayer will explain why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. 

This 90-minute tour leaves at 6:45 from the front door of the library. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate outerwear.  Register early because the walking tours fill quickly. All walking tours are weather dependent. 
An Evening with the Esselstyns
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
An Evening with the
Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, wife and daughter of the world-famous doctor and advocate of a plant-based diet Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., will speak at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Along with Dr. Esselstyn, the mother-daughter team will talk about their cookbook, a companion book to the New York Times bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, which features over 125 plant-based recipes. 
Graphic Design With Canva
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Graphic Design With
For those looking to take their graphic design to the next level, the Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering a Canva basics 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 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 www.canva.com to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
Registration is required. 
North Sea Gas Trio from Scotland to Entertain
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
North Sea Gas Trio f
North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular bands, is sure to please with a performance of  traditional, contemporary, and self-penned material, all put together with a style of their own. Together for over thirty years, this highly entertaining folk trio is on tour direct from Scotland.  No registration required.
 
Between the Lines Book Club
Monday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
Between the Lines Bo

The book club selection for October is The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. 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.

MBA LITE Session 2: Human Resources Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m.
MBA LITE Session 2:

In the second of our four-part MBA Lite Series, Dr. Lori Long from the Baldwin-Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth will discuss upper-level Human Resources Strategies for Entrepreneurs.  Participants who attend all four session will receive a MBA Lite certificate.
This series is made possible by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Powered by engagedpatrons.org Powered by engagedpatrons.org