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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Sunday, Oct. 23, 12:30 p.m.
Teens often write average college essays—essays about “life
lessons learned from football” or “how my trip to Europe
broadened my cultural horizons.” Better tales are there for the writing. This workshop will show what admissions officers really look for in great college essays, and offer suggestions for finding and sharing the best stories.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Idle Twittering, a flute group from Northeast Ohio, will perform a well-rounded afternoon of romantic, baroque, modern and jazz music played on flutes of all shapes and sizes. All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.
Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Tips & techniques on using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software will be explained in a two-part workshop from Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, at the library. Part I will be held on Monday, October 24 and Part II on Wednesday, October 26, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register for each session separately. Part I will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview on customers, vendors and reports.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Baseball historian Scott Longert will discuss his latest book, No Money, No Beer, No Pennants: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression. Longert gives a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through the Great Depression. Longert will illustrate his talk with period photographs and anecdotes sure to delight fans of baseball and fans of Cleveland.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Seek out the legends, folk tales and ghost stories of Hudson’s dearly departed just in time for Halloween on the spooky walking tour.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Tips & techniques on using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software will be explained in a two-part workshop from Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, at the library. Part I will be held on Monday, October 24 and Part II on Wednesday, October 26, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register for each session separately. Part II will cover in-depth coverage of customers and vendors, inventory management and customizing and exporting reports.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Make a stop at the library for the Merchants of Hudson Trick or Treat! Costumed youngsters can get a sweet treat - or a non-candy surprise - between 4 and 6 pm.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Find your inner artist at a Master-Inspired Art Workshop with local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman. The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. In this interactive art workshop, participants will learn about artist Edgar Degas and create their own masterpiece inspired by his work. The program will include an overview of the artist followed by a hands-on workshop using pastels. A $5.00 materials fee must be paid at the door.
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. Space is limited, registration is required. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 x1010. A $5.00 materials fee per person must be paid at the door.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Jan Gusich, CEO of Hudson-based AKHIA, will discuss the “Five Myths about Entrepreneurs” as part of the library's 2016 Fall Entrepreneurship Series. Glorified by the media, entrepreneurs are often thought to be yacht-riding, carefree, risk-taking mavericks. While that is certainly true in some instances, most are hard-working, conservative, paranoid planners. Jan discusses five myths about entrepreneurs in a light-hearted look at what it takes to grow a successful business in today’s ultra-competitive age.
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Local authors Shelley Costa, Casey Daniels and Mary Ellis will share their experiences as traditionally published authors who write for large New York houses and small presses. They will discuss how the industry has changed in recent years and how to stay relevant in a transitional market. The panel will be moderated by Amanda Flower. The authors’ works will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
The Writing to Publish series will be held the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., September through December. The final top will be “Navigating the Changing World of Self-Publishing.”
Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
Early music ensemble Les Délices returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society for Caractères de la Danse, an exploration of the music for dancing, which is at the heart of French baroque style. Works include Jean Féry-Rebel virtuoso “Characters of the Dance,” a scene from Rameau’s Pigmalion, the earthy rollicking dances of Boismortier’s Ballets de Villages, plus solos for oboe, and viola da gamba. This program is presented as part of the Baldwin-Babcock Lecture Series. All ages are welcome but registration is required..
Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.
Build upon skills acquired in both Intermediate and Beginner’s Excel. This class will cover data validation, Vlookups & pivot charts. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Intermediate Excel or be very comfortable with Excel basics.
Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Want free advertising and powerful viral marketing? Come learn about Pinterest for your business—a simple, online way to help people discover the things they want to plan, buy and do. Learn the basics of using this website to get noticed, drive traffic and expand your business.
Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests. This class will cover Pinterest etiquette, smart pinning strategies, unique lingo, tools and general rules around using the Pinterest brand. Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended. Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
See what Microsoft’s completely redesigned operating system is all about during this informative program. Learn how to navigate and customize the interface and get tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Windows 10 experience. Please note that this is a demonstration class only. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
For those interested in joining the popular social network Facebook, this class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. We will also cover privacy and security issues. Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.
Do you have a story that needs to be told? Have you dreamed of writing a novel? Now is the time! As an official National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Come Write In location, library invites authors to bring their works in progress, notebooks, and laptops to Brewster Café to write and network with other NaNoWriMo participants and writers. Writing prompts and encouragement will be provided to keep writers on track and give new direction for writing projects. Prizes will be awarded to those who reach their writing goals. The Come Write In events will be November 9th, 16th, and 30th 6-9pm in the library’s café. Writers at all stages of their careers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray will visit the library to discuss her newest release An Amish Family Christmas, the fourth novel in her Charmed Amish Life Series. Gray is the author of over twenty inspirational Amish romances, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner.
Copies of An Amish Family Christmas and several other titles will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Chef Brandt Evans of Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern in Twinsburg and Pura Vida in Cleveland will demonstrate how to update family recipes with a fresh and modern taste. Chef Evans and his partner, Elizabeth Curley, are currently working on a book on the memories that old family recipes and the memories they provoke. Bring your own favorite family recipe to discuss and update.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
Steve Ostrow, a member of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, is one of the most versatile multi-instrumentalists in Northeast Ohio. His show includes audience-interactive pieces of all styles on a variety of instruments. Selections will include classical and klezmer pieces on violin, Irish selections on harp, Dixieland and jazz on trumpet and trombone. There is no registration for this free program.