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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Civil War Hudson Wal
Saturday, Sep. 5, 2:00 P.M.
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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.
Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2 p.m.
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Learn the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. We’ll also cover privacy and security issues. Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Priceline.com Co-Fou
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 6:30 p.m

Co-founder of Priceline.com and Northeast Ohio native Jeff Hoffman will kick off the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2015 Fall Entrepreneurship Series of events. Hoffman will discuss his career as the founder of multiple startups, CEO of public and private companies, a Hollywood film producer, as well as his involvement in a number of well-known companies including Priceline.com, uBid.com, CTI, and ColorJar. Hoffman will focus his talk on his “Ten Keys to Entrepreneuring Success.”
 Scandals of Hudson
Thursday, Sep. 10, 6 p.m.
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Sorry, this program is full.  Please click on the register button to be added to the waiting 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. 
Research Databases f
Saturday, Sep. 12, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business and job search using premium databases. The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover six databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere,First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis andReference USA. 
Neo-Tessares Saxopho
Sunday, Sep. 13, 2 p.m.
Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet will perform a mixture of classical, contemporary classical and jazz music composed by such artists as Perrine, Pierne, Veldhuis, Iturralde, Morton, and Swerts. The concert will conclude with an improvisational score to a silent film, an entertaining nod to days gone by. No registration required.
 
QuickBooks Parts I &
Monday, Sep. 14, 6:30 pm (September 14th and 15th, 6:30 pm)

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Register once to attend both sessions.
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Sep. 14, 7 p.m.
Called "a surprisingly beautiful story of human relationships and devastation" by the Washington Post, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel will be the focus of the September 14 meeting of the Between the Lines Book Club

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. 

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available. For more information, please contact the Reference department by calling 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.
 
QuickBooks Parts I &
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6:30 pm (September 14th and 15th, 6:30 pm)

Tips & techniques on using the latest version of accounting software QuickBooks will be explained in a two-part workshop from the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Register once to attend both sessions.
 
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon your basic Excel knowledge to really learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. The class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting, and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners or already be very familiar with Excel basics.
An Evening with Puli
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 7:00 p.m.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie will discuss the great sea battles of World War I as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s year-long commemoration of the Great War. The author has previously detailed the lives of Catherine the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book Peter the Great. He has written on the World War I era in his books Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War. Registration is required.
Introduction to Game
Thursday, Sep. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to get started with game and app development with user experience designer and app developer Gordon Hardy at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Topics include platforms, monetization, development tools, source code management, game assets, analytics, testing, publicity and press.

Secrets to College A
Sunday, Sep. 20, 1:00 p.m.
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There are always things a student can do to improve the chances of college admission.  Grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews will be covered in this seminar.   The Princeton Review will offer strategies to make high school students stronger applicants make sure they avoid the most common application mistakes.
Women and Equality w
Monday, Sep. 21, 7 p.m.
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Jessica Neuwirth, founder of the international women’s rights organization Equality Now and former director of the New York branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will discuss her new book Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment is Now. The book, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, examines topics like pay equity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women and argues the need for an Equal Rights Amendment. Earlier this summer, actress Meryl Streep sent each member of Congress a personally signed letter along with a copy of Neuwirth’s book urging them to revive the Equal Rights Amendment. Neuwirth recently appeared on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR and the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS. Neuwirth will speak as part of the Library’s Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series.
Tom Heinen--Changing
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Tom Heinen, Co-President of Heinen’s, Inc., has been instrumental in changing the face of downtown Cleveland with his recently opened grocery store at the corner of East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue. The grocer will speak at the Hudson Library about his game-changing Cleveland experiences and challenges and the chain’s expansion to the Chicagoland area.
 
Best Travel Apps
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.
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Explore the best travel apps available for your mobile device at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. We will cover apps on booking flights and hotels, getting around, as well as apps suitable for different locales, for business travel, and a few fun ones--all designed to make your trip less stressful and more relaxing. 15 apps will be covered in class, but you will leave with a handout of 25 total apps. All apps (or suitable alternatives) covered are compatible with Apple or Android devices.
Adult Coloring Party
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 7 p.m.
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Life got you stressed out? Relax and get in touch with your creative side at the Hudson Library and Historical Society’s 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. This program is for ages 12 and up.

Space is limited, registration is required. For more information call (330) 653-6658 x1010. 
Learn about Digital
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2 p.m.
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Library staff will demonstrate 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.
 
iPad Tips & Tricks
Saturday, Sep. 26, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Have you learned the iPad basics and are ready to take it to the next level? Get the latest iPad tips and tricks at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Learn how to extend your iPad’s battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad, use Facetime, the camera and more!  We will also show you some of our favorite apps.
 
Prerequisite: Attendees must have taken iPad for Beginners or be very comfortable with iPad basics.  Space is limited, registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
ACT/SAT Strategy Ses
Sunday, Sep. 27, 1:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Attendees will learn about the format and content of the ACT & SAT tests.  The Princeton Review will walk participants through sample questions.  Students will leave with proven strategies for beating both tests.  This FREE program requires registration for each family member in attendance.  
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