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 Jame
Monday, Nov. 30, 7 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join us as we welcome author James Renner in partnership with the Learned Owl Book Shop. Renner's latest book, The Great Forgetting, is a genre-bending science fiction thriller in the vein of Philip K. Dick. This globetrotting mystery incorporates some of the most famous and controversial conspiracy theories in existence. 
Introduction to Powe
Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.
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Sorry, this program is full.  Click on "register" to be added to the waiting list.  You’ve been asked to put together a presentation using PowerPoint and you have no idea where to begin.  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.
Health Benefits of M
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
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Licensed massage therapist Laurie Weber will present an informative discussion about massage therapy and how it can be used to solve chronic pain issues. Learn how massage therapy eases pain from fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis and other ailments and how massage therapy can be incorporated into a healthier lifestyle. All attendees will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary 30 minute massage.
Email Marketing usin
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Email marketing is one of the most important tools you can use to promote your business or organization. Get an introduction to email marketing using MailChimp, an online email marketing solution used by more than 8 million people and businesses.
MailChimp allows you to send marketing emails and targeted campaigns, and is free depending on the size of your list of subscribers and the amount of email you send. During this class you will learn how to create lists of email subscribers and send well-designed email blasts in MailChimp. Participants will create an email campaign from start to finish. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for MailChimp.
Space is limited, registration is required. Register for this free program online after November 1st, 2015 at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
MBA Lite: The Elusiv
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Poise your business for success by learning more about the art of innovation at the Hudson Library & Historical Society with Dr. R. Ray Gehani, Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Akron. Managing and leading innovation is a primary engine of survival and growth for enterprises in our highly competitive global economies.  Yet many entrepreneurs often understand innovation selectively and consider it a challenging and elusive art.  Based on Dr. Gehani’s multi-decade experience and a multi-disciplinary study of innovation, this interactive session will first precisely define innovation collectively, and then discuss the basic skill-set needed to nurture and nourish the different phases of management of innovation in an enterprise. Real-life case studies will illustrate the process.
Author Jan Brett
Thursday, Dec. 3, 10:00 a.m.
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Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books.  Jan will be traveling in her specially decorated bus for her newest book, The Turnip, so keep an eye out for it around town! Beloved character, Hedgie, will also make an appearance. 
Frank Sinatra 100th
Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
In honor of the 100th birthday of “Old Blue Eyes”, singer Michael Sonata will perform his one-man Frank Sinatra Tribute. Sonata’s show reflects the long and illustrious career of the famous crooner and will include holiday selections. No registration required.
Award-winning Clevel
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
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Renowned Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer will prepare dishes from his family-centric cookbook, Noodle Kids: Around the World in 50 Fun, Healthy, Creative Dinners the Whole Family Can Cook Together. This family cooking demonstration program is for adults and children eight years and older.
Free Hearing Screeni
Monday, Dec. 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
We will be offering free hearing screenings. Audiologist Angela Damron of HearUSA will be on hand to screen attendees for signs of potential hearing loss, which may indicate the need for further testing. Please note that this is a screening, not a full hearing test, and is intended for people who do not know whether they have a hearing problem.

Registration is required; attendees must sign up for a time slot by calling 330.653.6658 x 1010.  
Pinterest for Busine
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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 Pinterest basics is recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Registration begins November 1st, 2015 for this program. 
Adult Coloring Party
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
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Holiday prep got you stressed out? Relax and get in touch with your creative side at our Adult Coloring Party. Adult coloring books are all the rage lately—they’ve been described as fun, therapeutic, and even “yoga for your brain!” Find out what all the fuss is about and de-stress while you’re at it. All materials will be provided.

Hudson Middle School
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m.
The outstanding Hudson Middle School Orchestra, led by longtime Hudson schools music instructor Roberto Iriarte, will play classics by Haydn, Smetana, and Bach with seasonal works as well as Holiday Pops. No registration required.
Between The Lines Bo
Monday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
The Between the Lines book club has chosen A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, for its December selection. This family drama is called “An act of literary enchantment . . . How can it be so wonderful?” by The Washington Post and was named a “Best Book of the Month” on Amazon.

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library. No registration is required. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. Copies of the next month’s book are available at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available. Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, for more information.
Time Canvas Ensemble
Saturday, Dec. 19, 3 p.m.
Time Canvas is a trio consisting of violin, cello, and classical guitar. Its mission is to rediscover classical chamber music by exploring three often forgotten genres: early music, new music, and improvisation. This concert is focused on baroque music including sonatas by Veracini, Couperin, and Marais, in addition to a modern trio by Estonian composer Rene Eespere. No registration required.
Through the Eyes of
Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
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Local art historican Felicia Zavarella Stadelman continues her series of artist biographical lectures with a presentation on the artist Henri Matisse. 
Influenced by the works of the post-Impressionists Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, Matisse made color an essential element in his paintings.  Many consider the artist one of the greatest innovators of the 20th century.  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. 

Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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. To celebrate the PBS Sherlock Special set to air in early January, the book club will discuss Anthony Horowitz’ The House of Silk: a Sherlock Holmes Novel. The House of Silk is the first pastiche authorized by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate. Publisher’s Weekly says “Horowitz gets everything right-the familiar narrative voice, brilliant deductions, a very active role for Watson, and a perplexing and disturbing series of puzzles to unravel-and the legion of fans of the originals will surely be begging for Horowitz to again dip into Watson's trove of untold tales."
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