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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 Limit by event type:
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jul. 27, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Genealogy Databases
Thursday, Jul. 27, 2 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. 

 
Kent/Blossom Music F
Thursday, Jul. 27, 7 p.m.
 
These performing chamber groups are made up of talented string, woodwind, horn and piano students who come to Kent State University every summer from all over the world to develop professional skills through intensive study with visiting master artists, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and Kent State School of Music University
faculty. No registration required.
Civil War Walking To
Saturday, Jul. 29, 2 p.m.
Learn about the places and people of Hudson who played a role in our nation's Civil War, from John Brown to the homes and stories of those involved.
3D Printed Jewelry
Monday, Jul. 31, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.

Registration is required for this free program.  Register online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
National Coloring Bo
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 2 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at the library for an afternoon of coloring for all ages. We will be giving away coloring books to the first 30 participants. There will be giant coloring sheets for participants to color as well as coloring pages for all ages, including Quiver coloring sheets that "come to life" with the Quiver app on the iPads. 

All ages are welcome. No registration required. Stop by any time between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, June 22 & 29, July 6,13,27, August 3, 10 a.m.)
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 22 to August 3 (no class July 20). Each session will last between 60 and 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration for each class is required.  
Found Sounds Steel D
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
 Led by Matt Dudack, artistic director of the acclaimed University of Akron Steel Drum Band, Found Sounds Steel Drum Trio will perform a mix of instrumental Caribbean music including calypso, soca, and reggae.  Learn about the steelpan artform and enjoy a delightful afternoon of lively music. This concert will be held on the library patio weather permitting. Chairs will be provided but feel free to bring your own blanket or chair to enjoy the music from the lawn. In case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the library rotunda. No registration required.
 

 
Kit Homes Walking To
Monday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Walk by some of Hudson’s 20th century collection of homes ordered as kits through the catalogs of Sears Roebuck and other manufacturers of home materials.
Canva
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Canva is a free, web-based design tool that offers everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Learn how to create designs for Web or print including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web navigation skills.
Cooking from the Jer
Thursday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will demonstrate recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks, The Jerusalem Cookbook. She will prepare and share several dishes including roasted butternut squash and barley risotto with marinated feta cheese.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.
The Between the Lines has chosen A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles for its August selection. 
This New York Times bestseller was chosen as a “Best Book of the Year” by NPR, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Full of humor and intrigue, the book tells the tale of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.

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.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 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. August's selection is PD James's Death Comes to Pemberley. Set six year after the end of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, James continues their story with murder mystery. The Plain Dealer writes, "“The queen of mystery has taken on the queen of literature, [and] the combination sings." New members always welcome. No registration required.
Introduction to Acry
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Unleash your inner artist and try your hand at acrylic painting!  Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Uncommon Art, an art studio and gallery on Main Street in Hudson.  This class is perfect for beginners—no painting skill is needed, only a willingness to be free and have fun. 

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.  
Transportation Walki
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how the progression of transportation impacted the movement of people and development of Hudson. 
Bringing Down the Da
Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Elaine Marsh, award-winning Watershed Specialist with the Summit Metro Parks, will tell the story of the 100 year Gorge dam, its possible removal and current issues facing the Cuyahoga River. The Gorge Dam is a fascinating tale of gravity and water, of scenic beauty, water contamination, and competing economies. March will discuss how our vision for the use of the Gorge has evolved and the transformative benefits of dismantling the dam.
Eclipse Viewing
Monday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
 
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