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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Eclipse Viewing
Monday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
All ages are invited to join us at the library to watch the eclipse of the sun, weather dependent. Free viewing glasses will be provided so that participants can safely view the eclipse as it takes place. 

Please register everyone attending. 
Estate Planning Boot
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Matthew F. Kadish, Esq. of the Cleveland Law firm of Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel will present a two-part series focusing on protecting you, your money, your family, and your legacy. The first session on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. will cover the difference between a will and an “estate plan,” documents needed, as well as basics of property law, taxes, probate and trusts. Part II on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. will focus on estate tax reform, the role of life insurance, planning for retirement accounts, charitable planning, business succession and more. 

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation in partnership with the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
 
Excel for Beginners
Friday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended
Estate Planning Boot
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Matthew F. Kadish, Esq. of the Cleveland Law firm of Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel will present a two-part series focusing on protecting you, your money, your family, and your legacy. Part II will focus on estate tax reform, the role of life insurance, planning for retirement accounts, charitable planning, business succession and more. 

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Community Foundation in partnership with the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
 
Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, a writing critique group to meet monthly at the library in Brewster Café. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome. Coffee provided. No registration is required.
Writing To Publish S
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library kicks off its 2017 Writing to Publish Series with award-winning nonfiction author Jane Turzillo. Turzillo will share tips and tricks to make research easier and more enjoyable for writers of all genres and at any stage in their writing careers. Future topics in the Writing to Publish Series will be “Editing Your Work,” “Writing for Children” and “Social Media Platforms for Writers.”
Mail Merge
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use the Mail Merge tool in Microsoft Word to easily keep address lists, form letters, and mailing labels. Prerequisites: Must have familiarity with Microsoft Word.
Underground Railroad
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Discover the homes, sites, and people that played a significant part in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson.
Book Ends: Non-Ficti
Wednesday, Sep. 6, 7 p.m.
Book Ends is a Non-Fiction Book Club is a book club for those who know the truth is stranger than fiction. Read and discuss a new book choice each month. The inaugural selection is Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film by Alexandra Zapruder. The Wall Street Journal  says, "Alexandra…has written the entwined story of the Zapruder film and the Zapruders themselves with scrupulous care and attention to all the civic and familial sensitivities involved. It turns out to be a fascinating and cautionary tale.” No registration required. 
Jewelry Making: Bead
Friday, Sep. 8, 10 a.m.
Unleash your inner artist and try your hand at jewelry making!  Join local artist Leila Griffiths for this hands-on workshop creating beaded memory wire bracelets.  The bracelets are made with spring steel memory wire, metal beads, spacers & bead caps, and a selection of small and large glass pearl beads and accent beads.  No skills necessary-just a willingness to have fun!  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Space is limited, registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $5 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.  For more information, call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Census Data for Smal
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 10 am
register
Join Timothy Sarko, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, to learn how to use information from the U.S. Census to find key data for your business plan and better understand your potential market. Sponsored by Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Facebook for Busines
Wednesday, Sep. 13, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Do you want to use Facebook to promote your business or side project but don’t know where to start? Get an introduction to business pages on Facebook at the library. This class will help you set up a business page, show you how to post, and examine analytics. Learn do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media and how to get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business. Prerequisites: A personal account on Facebook or an active email account is required to set up a business page.
Photoshop Elements
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
This class will cover many of the tools Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 offers. Basic concepts like cropping, resizing, and adding different effects to your image will be taught, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. 
Research Databases f
Saturday, Sep. 16, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by 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 and Reference USA.  
An Evening with New
Monday, Sep. 18, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Black returns to the library to discuss her new novel, Unpunished, a forensic thriller set in Cleveland. Library Journal calls Black’s thrillers, “Highly entertaining…Fans of forensic thrillers will look forward to seeing more.”
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. September's selection is Molly MacRae's Plaid and Plagiarism, the Highland Bookshop Mystery Series. New York Journal of Books says, “This cozy mystery has a fun premise. For an evening read on a cold night with a cup of tea, this will do nicely.” No registration required.
Great Decisions Seri
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 7 p.m.
The library continues its 2017 Great Decisions discussion series with a discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum. No registration required.
Artist as Entreprene
Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:30 pm
register
Gina Vernaci, Executive Director of Playhouse Square, will speak as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Fall 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Sponsored by Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Intermediate Excel
Friday, Sep. 22, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon your basic Excel knowledge to learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very familiar with Excel basics.
Art Journaling
Friday, Sep. 22, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Want to inspire your creativity in journaling and art?   Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Hudson’s Uncommon Art, for an art journaling workshop.  Art Journaling is a colorful creative outlet that combines writing with doodling, painting, and scrapbooking.  Anything goes – no drawing or painting skill needed.

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
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