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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Amethyst String Duo
Amethyst String Duo
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues when Amethyst String Duo graces the library rotunda stage. Violinist Mary Beth Ions and cellist Kent Collier will entertain with a varied musical world tour complete with humorous stories about the wonderful world of music. No registration is required.
Intro to Publisher
Intro to Publisher
Monday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
We're sorry. This program is currently full. Click "Register Online" to be added to the waiting list. 
Publisher is a program used in many office environments to create flyers, banners and other graphics. In this class, learn the basics of creating publications from templates and from scratch.
Prerequisites: Participants should have strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Holiday Cards With C
Holiday Cards With Canva
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

For those looking to design a professional-looking, personalized Holiday card, we're hosting a Holiday Cards With Canva class. Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It’s an easy way to make web graphics, flyers, greeting cards and invitations at work or at home. 
Participants should bring any digital family photos they’d like to include in the card design. Cards will not be printed during the class, but participants will have a finished design to print professionally or at home. Attendees should bring a flash drive or have an active cloud storage account set up (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). The library also sells flash drives for $5.
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 to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
Registration is required.
To register, visit or call 330.653.6658 x1010.

Gluten-Free Cooking
Gluten-Free Cooking
Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Looking for some gluten-free menu options for the upcoming holiday season? Join us for a cooking demonstration filled with recipes and tips on gluten-free cooking and baking with Chef Geraldine Koprowski. 
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. 
You’ve been asked to put together a presentation using PowerPoint and you have no idea where to begin.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you learn the basics of creating a professional looking presentation.    

PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers the basics of PowerPoint, including creating a slideshow featuring text and pictures, rearranging slides, and saving and printing the presentation.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
MBA Lite Session 4:
MBA Lite Session 4: Igniting Innovation with Integrity
Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

In the final session of our four-part MBA Lite Series, Dr. Alan Kolp, co-founder of the Baldwin-Wallace University Center for Innovation and Growth, presents a discussion of ideas from his book, Igniting Innovation with Integrity. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a MBA Lite certificate.  This series is made possible by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Between the Lines Bo
Between the Lines Book Club
Monday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

The book club selection for November is The Everything Store by Brad Stone. 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 book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

See the Book Club web page for more information.

Nonverbal Perks and
Nonverbal Perks and Pitfalls of the Interviewing Process.
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Learn about the nonverbal elements that can influence an employer's decision in the interviewing process.

Though employers attempt to objectively choose the right person for the job based upon qualifications, sometimes environment, psychology, and body language interfere during the interview. Holly Klinger, an expert in nonverbal analysis, will also examine ways you can create a more positive and confident nonverbal presence so that, “you will understand the process of interviewing better, and be able to communicate, both verbally and nonverbally, your skills and abilities as the best candidate for the job.”
Author James Robbins
Author James Robbins-The Real Custer
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Author James Robbins will speak about his new book, The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero, on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. as a part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s American Heritage Series.  In this book, Robbins takes a hard look at the life and storied military career of George Armstrong Custer – from cutting his teeth at Bull Run in the Civil War, to his famous and untimely death at Little Bighorn in the Indian Wars.
Through the Eyes of
Through the Eyes of the Artist-Edgar Degas
Thursday, Nov. 13, 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 Edgar Degas, Impressionist artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.

Degas wanted to be “famous but unknown.”  As an unrelenting perfectionist, his vibrant paintings and sketches of everyday life made him a central figure of the Impressionist movement.  In regards to Degas, Stadelman will reveal the story behind the reluctant artist who had difficulty parting with his work. 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.
Introduction to Prez
Introduction to Prezi
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 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.
Prerequisites: Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint,  are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required.
An Afternoon in Ital
An Afternoon in Italy with Nightingale Opera Theatre
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues with a very special performance by the Nightingale Opera Theatre in the library rotunda. An Afternoon in Italy will delight with famous songs and arias from Nightingale Opera Theatre’s Italian repertoire including works by Donizetti, Bellini, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and Donaudy. This program is made possible by the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund. Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
iPad for Beginners
iPad for Beginners
Monday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold another “iPad for Beginners” workshop on Monday, November 17th at 2 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.
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Business Author Brad Stone - The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek writer and author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, will speak at the Hudson High School auditorium on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. as one of many city-wide events being held in the City of Hudson in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 16-22. 
Thanksgiving Flower
Thanksgiving Flower Arranging
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Sorry, this program is full.
Professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino will return to the Hudson Library & Historical with fresh flowers and greens to help you design a beautiful floral arrangement for your Thanksgiving table or to use as a hostess gift.

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.
Public screening of
Public screening of Blackfish, winner of Humane Society ‘s Impact Award
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Come to the public screening of Blackfish,the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity.  
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Second Annual Entrepreneur “Pitch Night” Competition and Cash Prizes
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research at the Hudson Library will hold its second annual “Pitch Night” where entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges. This “shark tank” style program is one of many city-wide events being held in the City of Hudson in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

Participants will need to apply online for one of the six 20-minute time slots  available.  Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, October 1 and must be received by Saturday, November 1, 2014. All entries will be prescreened. 
Sell it on eBay!
Sell it on eBay!
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to sell on eBay, avoid fraud, and market your eBay store. Paul Eash, a top-rated eBay seller, will discuss how to get started and demonstrate how to set up a store. He will also teach you how to navigate the site and explain some of the fees that are involved for selling on eBay. Paul formerly worked as an eBay broker consignment seller and has had $2.5 million in sales through his store, chaseco321, since it opened in 2003. He is a top-rated seller and has close to 100% positive feedback. Items he has sold and found have been on the news and he regularly gives seminars on eBay selling. 
Resumes, The Employe
Resumes, The Employer’s Looking Glass
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Learn to structure a resume with broad appeal and gain insight to understand how employers review them at "Resumes, The Employer’s Looking Glass."
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Got An Interest In Pinterest?
Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and all of your favorite things.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a Pinterest class to learn the basics of using this virtual pinboard photo-sharing website.

Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests.  Pinners collect images from the web and organize them on virtual pinboards.  Learn how to create and browse pinboards, repin items, add new pins, pin etiquette, and more!   Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Pinterest!  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
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