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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ACT Strategy Session
Sunday, Sep. 25, 12:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Attendees will learn about the format and content of the ACT tests.  The Princeton Review will walk participants through sample questions.  Students will leave with proven strategies for beating the test.
Double Play Flute &
Sunday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.
Double Play Flute & Tuba will kick off the fall season of The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Music Series with Marches Minuets and Medleys, featuring the duo’s own musical arrangements from Bach to Bagley and the Romantic to the roaring ‘20’s. There is no registration for this free program.
Author Anne Trubek o
Monday, Sep. 26, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Anne Trubek will discuss her book, The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, which covers the cultural impact of handwriting, from the advent of Sumerian clay tablets to current discussions about writing and typing. As handwriting is being overshadowed by typing, some schools are eschewing cursive lessons altogether – a curricular decision that is sometimes controversial. In this short history, Trubek describes the various innovations behind the written and printed word, arguing that a decline in handwritten communication indicates the beginning of yet another phase in the evolution of communication.
Succession Planning
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Terry Fairfax, Director of Business Development of a-roi group of Hudson, will discuss Succession Planning as part of the library's 2016 Fall Entrepreneurship Series.  Creating a succession plan is an important part of planning for the future for you and your business.  It can help you identify and develop internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.  A succession plan can lead you to better judgement calls rather than erratic reactions. a-roi group is an independent of experienced professionals aiming to support business owners through the sale or transfer of their business using the best strategies that increase bottom line, mitigate internal and external risk and successfully transition out from under the business, all while alleviating tax obligation.
Twitter for Business
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to promote your business in 140 characters or less. Get an introduction to using Twitter for business, such as composing tweets, best practices, and more. Learn the do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media. Prerequisites: Attendees must have an active email address and familiarity with Twitter is encouraged.
iPad Tips & Tricks
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Have you learned the iPad basics and are ready to take it to the next level? Get the latest iPad tips and tricks at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  Learn how to extend your iPad’s battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad, and more!
Prerequisite: Attendees must have taken iPad for Beginners or be very comfortable with iPad basics.  Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Chromebook Crash Cou
Thursday, Sep. 29, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn more about the ultra low-cost, but powerful Google Chromebook at the library.  Attendees will get an introduction to the device and all of its functions. A few Chromebooks will be available for participants to try.  Please note that this is a demonstration class only.  Participants are welcome to bring their own Chromebooks.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Intermediate Excel
Saturday, Oct. 1, 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.
Modern Alchemy: Art
Monday, Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn about the fascinating art and science of baroque pipe organs with Chemist Catherine Oertel.  Pipe organs of the Baroque era are the “endangered species” of the musical world and are noted for their ties to significant composers and pre-industrial technologies.  Centuries-old organs stand as valuable documents not only of musical history but also of technological history.  Today, the natural atmospheric corrosion of organ pipes threatens the ability of these historic pipe organs to produce sound.  Oertel will discuss the historical and environmental causes of corrosion, the chemistry involved in restoration and the importance of preserving these historical instruments. Anyone interested in history, science or music will enjoy this captivating talk.
Evernote & Note-Taki
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn about Evernote, the note-taking app that has been called “your second brain!”  Jotting down class notes or writing your grocery list is just the beginning with this handy tool.  The class will also cover a number of Evernote alternatives including OneNote, Apple Notes, Google Keep and SimpleNote.  Prerequisites: familiarity with Internet basics is recommended.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff for a workshop on using the free website builder,  Wix offers a simple drag and drop approach to Web design for its users.  Wix gives you everything you need to create a free website, with no coding skills necessary.  Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.  

This workshop will be a demonstration of the website—participants will not be creating personal websites during the presentation.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Writing to Publish S
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
As an Associate Agent at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, receiving hundreds of queries a week, Victoria A. Selvaggio has learned that composing that exceptional query and querying agents can be daunting tasks. She will share a few quick tips on research, do’s and don’ts , and examples of what makes a query standout in the slush pile. Selvaggio has graciously agreed to accept queries from workshop attendees after the session.

The Writing to Publish series will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., September through December. Future topics will be “Getting the Call and Selling Your Book the Traditional Route” and “Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing.”
Amy Stewart, Bestsel
Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Amy Stewart, the bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun, will discuss her latest book in the Kopp Sisters series: Lady Cop Makes Trouble. Stewart will share photographs and the history behind the true story of the three crime-fighting sisters who inspired the series. 
The Coastliners
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
The Coastliners, the celebrated small ensemble from North Coast Men’s Chorus, will bring their tight harmonies, fabulous costuming and outrageous humor to the Hudson Library stage. This concert will be a mix of pop and Broadway standards including audience favorites from past North Coast Men’s Chorus concerts. All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program. 
Master-Inspired Work
Monday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Find your inner artist at a Master-Inspired Art Workshop with local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.  The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.  In this interactive art workshop, participants will learn about artist Edgar Degas and create their own masterpiece inspired by his work.  The program will include an overview of the artist followed by a hands-on workshop using pastels.  A $5.00 materials fee must be paid at the door.    

Stadelman, inspired by her enthusiasm for art, has dedicated her career to sharing the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most recognized and influential artists. 
Space is limited, registration is required.   Register online at or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  A $5.00 materials fee per person must be paid at the door.  
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos" by Dominic Smith for its October selection. "Booklist" says that it "does what the best books can do: sweep the reader into unfamiliar worlds filled with intriguing characters...[a] true pleasure to read."  This historical fiction is filled with intrigue and mystery as it follows a master work of art from the 1600s to the 20th century.  

The Between The Lines book 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. 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 next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

LinkedIn for Small B
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your small business.  Katherine Burik will show you ways to increase your LinkedIn connections, build relationships and increase your networking prowess.
Genealogy Databases
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Discover the vast amount of information available through the Library’s premium database collection for your genealogy research needs. This class will introduce you to non-traditional genealogy databases as well that can help you with your quest to research your family history.
Advanced Gmail
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Take your email skills to the next level with our Advanced Gmail class. Learn advanced email functions and applications including managing contacts, creating folders and filtering email.  Find out how powerful this free email service can be.  Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Distinguished Speake
Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Vera and the #1 national bestseller Cleopatra: A Life, will discuss her latest book, The Witches: Salem, 1692. In her book, Schiff painstakingly reconstructs the facts behind the mass hysteria that sparked the Salem witch trials, events that captivated the imaginations of Americans for centuries.
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