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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Winter Reading Club

February 16-April 4, 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter Reading Program has something fun for readers of all ages. Just register and read to be eligible for various prizes and drawings.

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Genealogy Apps for M
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a “Genealogy Apps for Mobile Research” workshop.   The Internet opened up a world of possibilities for anyone eager to research their family history at the click of a button.  Now take genealogy to the next level with apps specifically designed to organize and research your family.  This class will cover a variety of apps to facilitate in your genealogical research, including apps for creating your family history, researching your family history, and some nontraditional resources.  This class will be a demonstration-only of the mobile apps. 

No Registration required.  For more information, call 330.653.6658 x1043. 
Author Jennifer Chia
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with The Learned Owl Book Shop, will welcome author Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York Times bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts novels and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. Ms. Chiaverini will discuss her newest book Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, which imagines the profound and complex relationship between beloved First Lady Julia Grant and the courageous, resourceful woman who was her slave.
MBA Lite: Lean Launc
Monday, Mar. 9, 6:30 p.m.

The MBA Lite series continues with a program on Lean LaunchPad, a methodology gaining increasing traction in the entrepreneurship community. Robert Chalfant, Director of the Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Akron, will give an overview of the Lean LaunchPad concept and how it applies to your business’ innovation efforts. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Between the Lines book club has chosen The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for its March 9th discussion. 

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.

Photos with iPad
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click here to register for the April 11 "Photos with iPad" program. 
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other devices via iCloud. 

Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Research Databases f
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your job search using premium databases.The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover six databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere,First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis andReference USA. 
Introduction to Face
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
This program is currently full. Please click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intro to Facebook class  in the computer lab on the second floor. 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.
Documentary Film: Wo
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will screen the 2012 documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Database Reserach Fo
Saturday, Mar. 14, 10a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business using premium databases.
St.  Patrick’s
Sunday, Mar. 15, 2 p.m.
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with Musicali, who will perform a wide selection of Irish music, from lyrical songs to jigs and reels. The concert will include such favorites as “Danny Boy”, “The Irish Washerwoman”, “Swallowtail Jig”, and “Si Bheag, Si Mhor”.
Don your green and enjoy this harbinger of St. Patrick’s Day! All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.
MBA Lite: Informatio
Monday, Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Information technology is a vital part of any business: is your information technology plan on the right track? Jon Elsasser, former senior vice president and chief information officer of The Timken Company and a lecturer at Ashland and Malone Universities, will discuss the “The Big Three Questions” you should ask before you create or update your information technology plan. This workshop is part of the Hudson Library & Historical’s MBA-Lite mini-series of more advanced programs for the small business community.
Landscaping for wild
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Attracting birds and butterflies to your backyard is easier than you might think.  Marne Tichenell Wildlife Program Specialist at Ohio State Extension, will discuss the habitat needs of songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. She will reveal what and where to plant to attract these beautiful species to your yard.
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 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. 
Home Buying Basics
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 7 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Buying a home can be a complicated and often stressful process - but it doesn't have to be! Real estate attorney Gregory Anglewicz will outline the home-buying process and discuss the things you need to know. 
Intro to Instagram
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Instagram is an app that allows users to share photos and videos with friends and followers in a photo feed, or send posts directly to friends. It is one of the most popular apps in use today, and the number of Instagram users continues to grow.
In this beginner’s class, you will learn how to take and post photos to the app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Create Your Job Sear
Thursday, Mar. 19, 7 p.m.

Learn the five steps to creating a Job Search Marketing Plan  with Katherine Burik, co -author of The Job Search Marketing Plan.  She contendsa job search marketing plan should outline the core elements of your job search. By putting energy and thought into a plan in the beginning, you can focus on how to get what you want during your search.
Intro to Prezi
Monday, Mar. 23, 7 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.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Entrepreneurs on Ets
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 6:30 pm

Have you ever considered selling your wares online? Come hear four experienced Etsy sellers for a panel discussion and learn how to turn your passion into a business.
Through the Eyes of
Thursday, Mar. 26, 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 artist Paul Gauguin. 

Gauguin, recognized for his bold use of color, was an important figure in the symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist and writer.  It was often said that Gauguin painted and dreamed at the same time.  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. 
Cyber Security: Safe
Monday, Mar. 30, 6:30

Bob Coppedge, owner and CEO of Simplex-IT, will discuss how to protect your business by safeguarding your perimeter, critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers, and partners. 
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