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 Pegg
Tuesday, May. 17, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, focuses on girls from high school to college in her new book Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Through in-depth interviews with over seventy young women as well as psychologists and other experts, Orenstein examines the “hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.” Orenstein was recently featured in the Washington Post and on NPR’s Fresh Air. Orenstein will speak as part of the Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series.

 
Between The Lines Bo
Monday, May. 9, 7 p.m.

The Kitchen House, a favorite novel among book clubs, focuses on an estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War.  The author, Kathleen Grissom, will visit the Hudson Library to talk about her new follow-up book Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House on Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. 

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.
 

Dr. Brandy Schillace
Monday, May. 9, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Dr. Brandy Schillace, a Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History at Case Western Reserve University, in her new book asks “what drove us to sanitize death and make it foreign and unfamiliar?” Delving in the history of mortality, Schillace uncovers how our Western modern world with its medical advances “sanitizes” death.  Yet, she discovers that rituals, communication and conversation are crucial for both the living and the dying. 
 
Neil Zurcher, Author
Tuesday, May. 10, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
One Tank Trips author Neil Zurcher will discuss the latest book in his well-known road trip series.  Zurcher has spent over 35 years traveling the roads of Ohio and sharing his stories through his writing and TV reporting.  He has driven more than a million miles throughout Ohio and worked over 25 years as a TV travel reporter.  Zurcher was the original host of the One Tank Trips travel report, which aired on Fox8 Television in Cleveland and has since been imitated in other television markets throughout the United States.  He also wrote regularly for AAA Ohio Motorist magazine and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Kit Houses Walking T
Wednesday, May. 11, 1 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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 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.
 
 
Facebook for Busines
Thursday, May. 12, 7p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to business pages on Facebook. Learn how to set up a business page, make posts and analyze analytics. Learn do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media and how to get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business.
Prerequisites: A personal account on Facebook or an active email account is required to set up a business page.
 
Political Documentar
Thursday, May. 12, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Political documentary Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal shows the ratings gold that ABC news mined by setting up two political intellectuals, one conservative (William F. Buckley) and the other liberal (Gore Vidal) to cover the 1968 Republican and Democratic conventions through live, on-air debates. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed and a new era in public discourse was born. 
Research Database Cl
Saturday, May. 14, 10 a.m.

Whether you are developing your business or looking for a job you need information. The Hudson Library & Historical Society subscribes to databases to fulfill your networking, marketing, industry and company research needs.
The Daniel Rylander
Sunday, May. 15, 2 p.m.
The Daniel Rylander Trio, an acoustic indie folk/rock group, will perform a concert full of mellow, feel-good music. Singer-songwriter Daniel Rylander, who plays piano, guitar and ukulele, will be joined by bandmates on bass and percussion. With ukuleles now available for checkout at the library, concert-goers will especially enjoy the many songs featuring this unique instrument. All ages are welcome.

 
 
67 Shots: Kent State
Monday, May. 16, 7p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Biographer and former editor of the Washingtonian Howard Means will discuss his new book, 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence. Using the university's oral-history collection and new eye-witness interviews, Means reveals the story of this iconic American moment through the experiences of those who were there, shedding light on a landmark event no one in America could have predicted. Forty-six years later, the historic event informs present-day issues, namely the application of military solutions to civilian disputes.
Photos with iPad & i
Monday, May. 16, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPhone/iPad to take, edit and organize photos. This class covers a variety of iPhone/iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows and editing photos. Learn how to use the synchronizing feature of the Photos app to use with other devices via iCloud. Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with navigating the device. 
 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, May. 17, 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. May's selection is Jenn McKinlay's Books Can Be Deceiving This is the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Library Lover's Mystery Series about a librarian sleuth.
A Tour of Windows 10
Wednesday, May. 18, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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. 
Professor Koop Berry
Wednesday, May. 18, 7 p.m.
The Great Decisions series continues with a discussion on International Migration. Dr. Koop Berry, Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs and Director of the Honors Program at Walsh University, will give a presentation and moderate the group discussion. 
Introduction to 3D P
Thursday, May. 19, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design an object to print on our Makerbot 3D printer. Get an opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Thursday, May. 19, 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.
Civil War Walking To
Saturday, May. 21, 1 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
 
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 Dr. Lisa Damo
Tuesday, May. 24, 7p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Cleveland psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour will discuss her New York Times bestselling book Untangled: Guiding Teen Girls through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood. Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the distinct developmental transitions for girls into adulthood, such as Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World and Caring for Herself. The book addresses the most common questions about raising a healthy, happy young woman.
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.
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