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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Music Apps
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The library will hold a workshop featuring the best free music apps available for download.  Learn more about apps for streaming, downloading, and making music.  This class will also include a demonstration of free library apps, including Freegal and Hoopla.  Please bring your library card with you.
 
Space is limited, registration is required. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Shelley Pearsall & F
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:00 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can meet our children's Author-in-Residence Shelley Pearsall at a special author event. Ms. Pearsall will talk about her work and sign books. Then families can create a folk art project based on her latest book The Seventh Most Important Thing, a novel inspired by the work of outsider artist James Hampton.
Please register everyone attending.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jun. 30, 9:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from June 30 to August 11 (no class July 14). Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Registration for each class is required. Sign up online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x 1010. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
 
Kit Houses Walking T
Thursday, Jun. 30, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Kit Homes of Hudson Walking Tour
 
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.
 
 
EatPlayGrow
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tuesdays in July)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can have fun together while learning to live a healthy lifestyle through activities and crafts. Create a meal together with a professional chef at the final session. Participants should attend all four weeks.
Please register everyone attending.
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
 
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jul. 7, 9:30 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from June 30 to August 11 (no class July 14). Each session will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness. Registration for each class is required. Sign up online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x 1010. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably.
 
Twitter for Beginner
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stay up on the latest news and trends and connect with friends. Twitter is a social networking site which allows users to send out updates, post links to interesting articles, photos and more! Learn how to create an account, send a tweet, retweet, and how to use and search hashtags. Prerequisites: email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web skills.
Civil War Walking To
Saturday, Jul. 9, 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 during Hudson Library & Historical Society’s newest walking tour.
 
Kent/Blossom Music F
Sunday, Jul. 10, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues on Sunday, July 10 and again on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. with chamber ensembles from the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Concert to be held in the rotunda. No registration required.
Between The Lines Bo
Monday, Jul. 11, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart for its July selection. People Magazine says, "This rollicking western about a woman who'll do anything to save her family is based on the true tale of one of the country's first female deputy sheriffs."  The book was a New York Times Editior's Choice title and appeared on many "Best Books of 2015" lists.  

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.
 

When Love Speaks: Sh
Monday, Jul. 11, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
 
In honor of the arrival of William Shakespeare's First Folio in Cleveland this summer, Ohio Shakespeare Festival will present a performance of the bard's most romantic scenes. When Love Speaks explores the amorous dynamics between the most beloved Shakespearean couples. Ohio Shakespeare Festival core company members will perform scenes from: Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part I, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and more. Registration required.
 
Underground Railroad
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3 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 during this walking tour..
 
Introduction to Gmai
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more!  If you are curious about switching to Gmail or want to learn more about your Gmail account, come find out what a free Gmail account has to offer. Prerequisites: basic mouse and computer skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Instagram
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Instagram, a photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps, and the number of people using it continues to grow. Learn how to use this app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: email address, as well as a smartphone or tablet
 
Digital Magazines
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff to learn how to access materials from the library’s digital magazine collection, including Zinio and Flipster.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own tablet or mobile device for the hands-on learning experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access the library’s free digital magazine collection!  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Author Jennifer Masc
Sunday, Jul. 17, 2:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Children's author Jennifer Maschari discusses writing her new book The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price, a fantasy novel for tweens about a boy who becomes an unlikely hero as he deals with grief.
Please register everyone attending.
A Tour of Windows 10
Monday, Jul. 18, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Library will offer a demonstration class on Windows 10. 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.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
An Evening with New
Monday, Jul. 18, 7p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Linda Castillo will visit the library to discuss her latest release Among the Wicked in her New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series. Castillo sets her chilling thrillers in Ohio’s Amish Country.
The Whodunit? Myster
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 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. July's selection is Linda Castillo's Sworn to Silence. The novel is a the first the Kate Burkholder series and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. It was turned into the Lifetime movie An Amish Murder. USA Today says, “Lovers of suspense will find no better novel to read...a teeth-chattering debut thriller."
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