Events
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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
An Evening with Cele
Wednesday, Jun. 3, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Celeste Ng will speak about her critically-acclaimed bestselling novel Everything I Never Told You, which tells the story of a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio confronting a major tragedy. The novel was a standout success having been named a Best Book of the Year for 2014 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Grantland, Booklist, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Shelf Awareness. The novel was Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
An Evening Celebrati
Friday, Jun. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society cordially invites you to celebrate 10 Years of Innovation on Library Street. The Mayfield Strings Quartet will provide musical entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres from Hudson's Restaurant & Catering, plus beer and wine will be served. Free valet parking will be available. Tickets are on sale at $75 per person ($35 of the purchase price is tax deductible). They are available for purchase online, at the library circulation desk, or by calling (330) 653-6658 x1012. Proceeds from the event will go toward the library's children's collection and toward developing its programming. (Learn more...)

Powerhouse 5 Plays t
Sunday, May. 31, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society is proud to present Powerhouse 5 who will perform the music of the Raymond Scott Quintette. Scott was an American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick, and electronic instrument inventor who is perhaps best known for penning melodies that were adapted for use in over 120 classic Warner Brothers cartoons.
Who Is Your Hero? Wr
Monday, Jun. 1,
Tell us about the hero in your life! Writers of all ages can enter a summer writing contest with an essay on the theme of “Who Is your Hero?” Entry forms and guidelines will be available beginning June 1st.
Kit Homes of Hudson
Monday, Jun. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. 
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. Slip on your walking shoes and join Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Archivist Gwen Mayer as she introduces you to Hudson’s rich history. 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. 
Hearing Loss, Memory
Tuesday, Jun. 2, 7 p.m.
Do you have trouble with conversations in noisy places? Do those closest to you comment on your “selective” hearing? Is the hearing aid you bought sitting in a drawer?  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome back dynamic and knowledgeable geriatric communication consultant and national motivational speaker Kathryn Kilpatrick with a timely discussion about successful aging, hearing loss, and memory fitness.

No registration required.
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Jun. 8, 7 p.m.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will be the focus twice during the month of June. The author will visit the Hudson Library on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing, and the book will be discussed at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Between the Lines Book Club on Monday, June 8. 

The 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. No registration is required. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate.  New members are always welcome.  

Chair Exercise Class
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The library will offer four chair exercise classes during the month of June led by exercise and Reiki expert Carol Kushkin. Chair exercise is a great choice for those who are interested in starting an exercise program or looking for a low-impact workout. The class is open to all levels of fitness. Registration for each class is required.
 
Hands-Only CPR
Tuesday, Jun. 9, 7 pm
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn to do hands-only CPR at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on June 9 at 7pm. At this class, taught by John Ganley, a volunteer with the Hudson EMS Outreach organization, participants will learn the valuable lifesaving skill of hands-only CPR. Please note that this class is informational only and does NOT offer CPR certification.
Tech in an Hour: Pho
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Get a lot of tech in a little time: The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a condensed, one hour workshop to learn how to make photo editing fun, fast and easy on your tablet or mobile device.  Join us for a demonstration of a variety of free photo editing apps available in the Apple iTunes store and Google Play store.  This class will cover apps that can be used for editing photos using creative overlays, color filters, collages, editing tools and more to enhance your photos.  This class is especially ideal for those crunched for time or caretakers of children attending the Project Invention program for grades 6-8 that runs at the same time.

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
 Scandals of Hudson
Wednesday, Jun. 10, 6 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on "register" to be added to the wait list.  Quiet Midwest city?  Think again. Explore the notorious corners of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip during the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 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. 
Tech in an Hour: Int
Monday, Jun. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Get a lot of tech in a little time: The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a condensed, one hour version of the Intro to Facebook class in the computer lab on the second floor. This class is especially ideal for those crunched for time or caretakers of children attending the Invention Project program for grades 6-8 that runs at the same time.
Chair Exercise Class
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The library will offer four chair exercise classes during the month of June led by exercise and Reiki expert Carol Kushkin. Chair exercise is a great choice for those who are interested in starting an exercise program or looking for a low-impact workout. The class is open to all levels of fitness. Registration for each class is required.
 
Introduction to Reik
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Reiki with expert Carol Kushkin. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Come learn about how this technique can facilitate health and happiness in your life. Registration required.
 
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold an Excel for Beginners class. Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Attendees will get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions.
 
Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
Secrets of an Execut
Wednesday, Jun. 17, 7 p.m.

Learn how to work with job search recruiters when Dan Toussant  presents, Ten Qualities of a Place-able Candidate. Toussant will share his insider’s view of why businesses use recruiters and how you can best be represented by one in your job search. 
Disasters of Hudson
Thursday, Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson’s history during Hudson Library & Historical Society’s walking tour of Hudson. During this tour of the downtown area, learn about floods, explosions, fires, and accidents, some of which permanently altered the landscape of 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. 
 
Civil War Walking To
Monday, Jun. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. 
NEW 2015 walking tour! 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. 
Chair Exercise Class
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The library will offer four chair exercise classes during the month of June led by exercise and Reiki expert Carol Kushkin. Chair exercise is a great choice for those who are interested in starting an exercise program or looking for a low-impact workout. The class is open to all levels of fitness. Registration for each class is required.
 
Secrets to Being Tru
Tuesday, Jun. 23, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
 
Back by popular demand, Art of Living Foundation volunteer Manishi Bhatt returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society 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.
 
 
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