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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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.
Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases. This class will cover six databases including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA. The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home.
Saturday, Sep. 3, 11 a.m.
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.
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 7 p.m.
In preparation of November’s National Novel Writing Month, the library will kick off its brand-new Writing to Publish Series with award-winning and USA Today bestselling mystery author Amanda Flower. Flower will offer advice on how to plot a bestselling novel that will sell into today’s high stakes and competitive market.
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 “Writing Query Letters with literary agent Vicki Selvaggio,” “Getting the Call and Selling Your Book the Traditional Route,” and “Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing.”
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2 p.m.
Design an object to print on our new Makergear M2 3D printer. Get an opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Thursday, Sep. 8, 7 p.m.
Frustrated with your cable service or your high cable bill? Ready to cut the cord, but not sure what else is out there? The library will provide an overview of alternatives to cable for broadcast, live events, television series and movies. Learn how to find the right streaming player and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.
Registration is required for this free event. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Saturday, Sep. 10, 10:00 am
Families can meet live birds of prey rescued by the Medina Raptor Center. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Please register everyone attending.
Monday, Sep. 12, 7 p.m.
The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer for its September selection. This family drama, which covers five generations, is called "A flawless, compassionate portrayal...literary fiction at its finest." by Library Journal (starred review).
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.
Monday, Sep. 12, 7 p.m.
Have you taken a basic Zentangle class? Are you wanting to learn more tangles? Come learn how to make a Zendala, similar to a Mendala, instead of using color, we will be using patterns to fill in the spaces. You will receive one round zendala, which we will be completing with new tangles and for you to take home. Supplies will be provided for you to use to complete your Zendala. Be sure to bring a small sketchbook or note paper to take notes.
Tuesday, Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Jodi Berg, President and CEO of Cleveland-based Vitamix Corporation, will kick off the library’s Fall 2016 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Berg will discuss her career trajectory and rise to CEO, and her role in transforming Vitamix into a major global brand.
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2 p.m.
Join the library for a walking tour of the downtown area focusing on the architectural styles and history of area homes and buildings including the clock tower, Brewster Mansion, town hall, and more. Find out why Hudson streets and buildings are said to define the image of the Western Reserve. Space is limited, registration is required. All walking tours are weather dependent. All tours meet at the entrance to the library. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Thursday, Sep. 15, 7 p.m.
The battle for the voters of Ohio is underway. Come learn about this epic political struggle for the Buckeye State with political science professor, Daniel Coffey. He will discuss his book, Buckeye Battleground: Ohio, Campaigns & Elections in the 21st. Century which outlines why Ohio is a crucial swing state in presidential elections.
Saturday, Sep. 17, 2 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts Series, Jennifer Chiaverini, returns the the library to discuss her new novel, Fates and Traitors, which tells the story of the four women who kept the confidence of President Abraham Lincoln's notorious assassin, John Wilkes Booth. In the novel, Chiaverini masterfully brings the time of the Civil War and the conspiracy of Lincoln’s assassination to life.
Sunday, Sep. 18, 1:00 p.m.
Students can find out where they stand without having to pay for an actual college admissions exam. They will take a practice test under testing conditions, get a feel for the endurance needed and receive score reports highlighting their strengths and areas of focus.
Monday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m.
Join local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman as she reveals the drama, passion, obsession and tragedy behind the hidden lives of some of the world’s most famous artists. Learn which two artists have Broadway musicals based on their paintings, and who made a guest appearance on The Love Boat. Find out who suggested that firing a gun was an acceptable method of getting people to stop asking questions, and who had to be bribed to take a bath. Stadelman promises that “you will never view art the same way again.”
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. “Through the Eyes of the Artist” was a series originally created by Stadelman with a grant provided by the Cleveland Museum of Art to help bring art into the lives of children. It has evolved into a program for all ages to provide a deeper insight into the enigmatic appeal of some of our favorite artists. Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658, x1010.
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 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 Dennis Lehane's The Drop. Booklist gave the novel a starred review, and it was turned a major motion picture, starring Tom Hardy. No registration required.
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 7 p.m.
Learn the basics of using your iPad, including navigating, downloading and deleting apps, and accessing the internet. A demonstration on downloading e-media (e-books and recorded books) from the library’s e-media collection using the OverDrive app will be included. This class will be geared toward beginners, but more advanced users may learn a thing or two. Bring your iPad and your questions. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about all things iPad! Space is limited, registration is required. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Great Decisions series continues with a discussion on the United Nations on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Dr. Pamela Mason, professor of political science at John Carroll University, will moderate the discussion.
Great Decisions, the largest discussion group on foreign affairs in the United States, is free and open to anyone interested in discussing foreign policies. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. (the group will not meet July, August, and December). Participants will meet, watch a 30-minute documentary from the Great Decisions in Foreign Policy PBS televisions series and discuss. Expert moderators from area universities and organizations will lead the conversation. Copies of the briefing books, which contain short essays about each topic, are available for participants to check out from the library. No registration required.
Thursday, Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Learn the luscious art of cake decorating with Luna Bakery & Café Decorators Brynn Keefe, Cake Shop Manager & Decorator and Annalisa Digiantonio, Lead Cake Designer.
Saturday, Sep. 24, 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: Essential
, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis
and Reference USA.
These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources and can be valuable aids when researching companies and industries, markets and financial information. They provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
Sunday, Sep. 25, 12:30 p.m.
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.