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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Monday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Attend the public screening of  the 1962 film, To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck.
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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
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Marja Mills, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, will speak as part of the final event of the Library’s “Mockingbird Month.”  Mills will discuss her book written about her friendship with the elusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle Harper Lee, and her sister, Alice.
Best Apps for the Ol
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m.
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Sorry, this program is full.  There are seats available in the April 2 Best Apps for the Older & Wiser program.  
Are you getting the most out of the apps on your tablet or mobile device? “Apps,” or useful software applications that can be easily downloaded to customize your device, have created a common ground between older persons, their children and their grandchildren. 

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a “Best Apps for the Older & Wiser” workshop.  We’ve put together some of the best apps for baby boomers and senior tablet users to facilitate in all facets of life.  If you’re looking for some new apps that will help to keep you in touch, monitor health and stay sharp, join us for this free workshop.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
Map Out a Website Ma
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 pm

Perfect your business’s web presence by mapping out your website plan. Stoney DeGeyter, CEO of Pole Position Marketing (PPM), will explain how to build an extraordinary web presence that outlasts search engines.
Managing Financial I
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.


How individuals decide to deal with the critical financial issues they or their spouse face during a career transition will have a significant impact on their long-term financial health. Mark Stratis a Senior Financial Planner, will discuss strategies to manage financial issues during a career transition.
Duo Unitas to Grace
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
Duo Unitas, made up of the combined talents of guitarist Adam Sarata and woodwind player Tom Lempner, will bring a flavorful arrangement of sambas, bossa novas, tangos, and Spanish music to the library rotunda.
Graphic Design With
Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
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Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It is 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.
 
Space is limited, and registration is required.

 
Ohio’s Archaeo
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
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Have you ever wondered what really happens on an archaeological dig? Join us for a special evening with Lynette Reiner, Science Director of the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, at the Hudson Library. Reiner will discuss Ohio’s significant dig sites and detail what was discovered. She will also talk about some of Ohio’s important nature preserves and bring a few of the museum’s small fossils. 
A Tour of Windows 8
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
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Take a tour of Windows 8 at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Come and see what Microsoft’s completely redesigned operating system is all about during this informative program. Learn how to navigate and customize the interface and get tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Windows 8 experience. This class will cover the basics of Windows 8.1, the newest upgrade to Windows 8. Please note that this is a demonstration class only. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 
 
Registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Gardening for Pollin
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
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Learn how you can plant your garden to attract pollinators with Denise, Ellsworth, the Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Program Director at the OSU Extension office. 
Intermediate PowerPo
Monday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m.
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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.
 
Introduction to 3D P
Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
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Learn all about 3D printing and design an object to print out on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Makerbot 3D printer! Join us to learn more about 3D printing and 3D design using Tinkercad 3D software. Attendees will get to see a demonstration of a print job and also gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for Tinkercad. Must be 18 years and up for this class.
Zentangle Valentine&
Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
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Design your Own Zentangle Valentine’s Day Cards at the Hudson Library!
 
Women Re-Entering th
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.

Rachel Creasy will provide strategies for Women Re-entering the Workplace .
Documentary Art and
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
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See the new talked-about documentary Art and Craft, he film profiles Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history who is finally exposed after his 30-year con. 
Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.
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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.
 
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Legendary Folk Singe
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
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Called "The most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard" by none other than Johnny Cash, John McCutcheon has ranked among the most highly regarded folk musicians for over thirty years. The singer-songwriter will perform at the Hudson Library & Historical Society as part of its year-long 10th anniversary celebration at the Library Street location.

McCutcheon is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the beautiful hammer dulcimer, and his thirty recordings have garnered numerous honors including seven Grammy nominations. In recent years McCutcheon has headlined over a dozen different festivals in North America (including repeated performances at the National Storytelling Festival), toured Australia for the sixth time, appeared in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in New York City and gave a featured concert at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The performance will take place in the library’s rotunda and all ages are invited to attend.
Celebrate the New Ye
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Ring in the Year of the Sheep with a special return performance by The Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble in the Hudson Library and Historical Society’s rotunda. The program, entitled “Ten Cups of Wine,” is offered as a toast to the Library, a celebration of its tenth anniversary in the new building. The guest vocalist will be Sandra Emmeline and the concert will feature several new instrumental and vocal pieces including a Manchu lullaby from Northeast China and an erhu solo imitating the sounds of birds.
 
 
Library Apps for iPa
Monday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
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The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a “Library Apps for iPad” workshop.   Library staff will demonstrate how to access materials from the library’s e-media collection, including e-books, digital magazines, digital music, television and movies from your iPad. 

This program will feature the iPad apps Overdrive, Zinio, Freegal and hoopla.  It is recommended that iPad owners install these free apps from the Apple Store prior to the workshop.  If you need assistance installing these apps, stop by the second-floor reference desk any time before the workshop, or plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to the workshop (please bring your Apple ID and Apple ID password if you need assistance installing the apps).  Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!     

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access the library’s free e-media collection!  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
Photo Editing Basics
Monday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to retouch or edit your digital photos? Join us to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and the tools it offers. Photoshop Elements has most of the tools of the full Photoshop program, but also contains quick edit and guided edit modes to help you learn the program. Learn basic concepts like cropping, resizing, and adding different effects to your image, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills required. This is an intermediate level computer class.
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