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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Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Guided Meditation
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
Sorry, this program is now full. Another session of Guided Meditation will be offered on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Art of Living Foundation volunteer Manishi Bhatt returns to demonstrate meditation and breathing techniques. Participants will learn about the power of breath to quiet the mind and will experience guided mediation. Registration is required. 
Research Databases f
Wednesday, Jan. 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: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA. These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports. This is part of the  Winter/Spring 2018 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.
Advanced Gmail
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.
Take your email skills to the next level with an 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 hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Learn the Basics of
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking returns to demonstrate the basics of French cooking. The menu and instruction will consist of Smoked Salmon Canapes (smoked salmon with an herb cheese on top of a cucumber), Coq au Vin (chicken braised in red wine with pearl onions, glazed mushrooms and buttered noodles), and rich dark chocolate mousse for dessert. 
Excel for Business 
Friday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

An intermediate level Excel course covering some basic business functions such as formatting charts & tables and using named ranges. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very comfortable with Excel basics.
 

 

Website Design with
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a workshop on using the free website builder, Wix.com.  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.  

This workshop will be a demonstration of the Wix.com website—participants will not be creating personal websites during the presentation.  Strong mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
Health and Fitness A
Monday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

If you made a New Year's resolution to improve your health in 2018? The Hudson Library & Historical Society can help you stick to your goals. On Monday, January 29th at 2pm, the library will offer a class on health and fitness apps for your smartphone or other mobile device. Get an overview on the latest and most popular free health and fitness apps that will help you stay on track. Prerequisites: Smartphone or mobile device required to use apps.

Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Intermediate PowerPo
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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, and using a Master Slide.  It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
Internet Security 10
Friday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn important tips to keep your information and your computer safe.  Learn more about antivirus software, scams like email spoofing and social engineering, the dangers of public W-Fi and how to create strong passwords.
Learn How to Use Ets
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Apps for Booklovers
Monday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library will hold a workshop featuring the best free apps for booklovers.  Learn about free library apps for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks.  Get familiar with apps like OverDrive and Hoopla and find out how the popular Goodreads app can broaden your reading interests.  Prerequisites: Please bring your library card with you.
Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Guided Meditation
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, Art of Living Foundation volunteer Manishi Bhatt returns to demonstrate meditation and breathing techniques. Participants will learn about the power of breath to quiet the mind and will experience guided mediation. Registration is required. 
Through the Eyes of
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the French painter, Suzanne Valadon.  Valadon modeled for several of the most important painters of the day, including Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.  Although she could not afford formal art training, Valadon learned from the painters she modeled for, eventually transitioning into a successful artist in her own right.   Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about Valadon’s life.  

Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
Entrepreneurship Ser
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to leverage your website to reach clients with Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru. Learn how to win more targeted traffic predictably and reliably by optimizing with Google Analytics and Google Search Console. Carruthers founded The Search Guru, a search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) company serving medium and large businesses who think big.
Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Patti Smith's 2010 National Book Award Nonfiction winning memoir, Just Kids, is the February book selection. The Washington Post described the book as “one of the best books ever written on becoming an artist…”
Chinese New Year Cel
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.
Returning for its seventh year, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Northeast Ohio’s traditional Chinese orchestra, will present a colorful new program of music to ring in the “Year of the Dog.” The concert will highlight music from China and beyond, using an array of traditional instruments including bamboo flutes, mouth organ, fiddles, lutes, gongs, drums and other percussion. The performance will feature guest artist Jerry Rockwell, a renowned mountain dulcimer player and builder.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s is the setting for the adventure tale To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey, to be discussed on February 12. The Miami Herald says, “Ivey has created a world that is dangerous and beautiful, worrisome and satisfying, all in a novel that readers will not soon forget."

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