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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An Evening with Kath
Wednesday, May. 25, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kathleen Grissom, author of New York Times bestseller and book club favorite The Kitchen House, will discuss her latest novel Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House. In her new book, Grissom continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.
 
Graphic Design with
Thursday, May. 26, 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: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web skills.
Hands-Only CPR
Thursday, May. 26, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn a valuable lifesaving skill at the library! At this class taught by John Ganley, a volunteer with the Hudson EMS Outreach organization, participants will learn to do hands-only CPR. Please note that this class is informational only and does NOT offer CPR certification. 
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Tuesday, May. 31, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, returns to discuss her new novel. In Circling the Sun, McLain transports readers to Colonial Kenya in the 1920s, bringing to life the story of real-life adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham, and her passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of AfricaCircling the Sun is a New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR, BookPage, and Shelf Awareness. NPR called the book “Richly textured…Markham’s life is the stuff of legend…McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent.”
Wix.com Parts 1 & 2
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2-5 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff for a 2-part 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.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Thursday, Jun. 2, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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 (or antenna) and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu.  Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.
iPad for Beginners
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, the library will hold an “iPad for Beginners” workshop. 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.
Ukulele Lesson
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of the ukulele with Sean Collins, owner of Western Reserve Music.
Scandals of Hudson W
Thursday, Jun. 9, 1 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Quiet Midwest city?  Think again. Explore the notorious corners of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip during the walking tour. See the actual locations of speakeasies, a bank robbery and more.  Hear the accounts of the people involved and outcomes from their criminal activity.  

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.

 
Research Databases f
Saturday, Jun. 11, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Whether you are developing your business or looking for a job you need information to fulfill your networking, marketing, industry and company research needs.  Learn how to access six of the  nearly 90 databases the library subscribes to. 
Between The Lines Bo
Monday, Jun. 13, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont for its June selection. The novel is hailed as "an impressive debut" by the New York Times.  NPR's Maureen Corrigan says, "The chapters that follow the dramatic opening make it clear that there are going to be as many ingenious twists and turns in this literary novel as there are in top-notch work of suspense like Gone Girl."  

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.
 

Wednesday, Jun. 15, 1 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join archivist Gwen Mayer for the popular Underground Railroad walking tour and learn more about the homes, sites, and people that played a significant part in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson
 
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.

 
Author-in-Residence
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 4p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library's brand-new Author-in-Residence program will kick of with a Meet and Greet with the resident authors in the library cafe. The author-in-Residence Program, which will give unpublished children and adult writers the opportunity to work directly with two local award-winning authors, Shelley Pearsall and Amanda Flower. During one-on-one appointments, aspiring authors will have the opportunity to share their writing with one of the two published authors for critique and advice in a writing clinic format. Pearsall’s focus will be children and teens who love to write and budding children’s authors. Flower will focus on adults, in fiction and nonfiction.
Professor Francis Sc
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 7p.m.
The library's Great Decisions series continues with a discussion on the Koreas. Dr. Francis Schortgen, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Mount Union, will moderate the discussion.
Apps for Booklovers
Thursday, Jun. 16, 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.  Make searching for new library books simple and fun with the CLEVNET app.  Find out how the popular Goodreads app can broaden your reading interests.  Please bring your library card with you.
Cooking demonstratio
Thursday, Jun. 16, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Chef Joseph Perez, Executive Chef at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Provenance Café will show off a few of his dishes. Ann Walczak, General Manager of Provenance Restaurant and Hudson High School graduate, will assist.
3D Printed Jewelry
Monday, Jun. 20, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makerbot 3D printer.  See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software.  Participants will receive one free printed object in the weeks following the class based on a design of their choosing. 

Prerequisites:  Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for Tinkercad. Don’t miss a great opportunity to learn more about 3D printing! Space is limited, registration is required. Register for this free program online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Marriage Equality Ad
Monday, Jun. 20, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case for the legalization of same-sex marriage, will speak at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Obergefell, who co-authored the new book Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, will share his own personal story behind the historic legal decision. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia will moderate the discussion.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2p.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. June's selection is Julia Dahl's Invisible City. The novel is a 2015 Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel by an American Author. Library Journal says, “In her gripping debut mystery, veteran journalist Dahl creates an intriguing protagonist seeking justice for a victim's family as well as the truth about her own origins."
Tidy Home, Tidy Life
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to organize and simplify your home. when the Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Greg Perry from Senior Premier Concierge Perry will discuss how to streamline your household and optimize your workspace for more productivity. Learn how to sell valuable items and donate the rest. With a focus on reuse, restore, resale, and redesign, Perry will give tips on creating an organized home, workspace and lifestyle.
 
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