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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Hudson Writers: Writ
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 7 p.m.
Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, a writing critique group to meet monthly at the library in Brewster Café. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome. No registration is required.
Saturday, Apr. 29, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff for a workshop on using the free website builder,  Wix offers a simple drag and drop approach to Web design for its users.  Wix gives you everything you need to create a free website, with no coding skills necessary.  This program is part of National Small Business Week at the library. 

This workshop will be a demonstration of the website—participants will not be creating personal websites during the presentation.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.   
Twitter & Instagram
Monday, May. 1, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to promote your business using two popular social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram. Get an overview of best marketing practices, as well how to create a business account for both sites. Prerequisites: Must be familiar with both Twitter and Instagram. This program is part of Small Business Week at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
Database Research fo
Wednesday, May. 3, 10 a.m.

 Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by accessing premium business databases: Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premier, First Research, Hoovers's, LexisNexis and Reference USA. This program is part of Small Business Week at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Google for Business
Thursday, May. 4, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Hoping to switch from Microsoft Office? Learn why Google products will help improve productivity for you and your business. This class will give you an overview of useful Google apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Hangouts and more. This program is part of National Small Business Week at the library. Prerequisites: an active email address (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
An Evening with Folk
Thursday, May. 4, 7 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this evening with world-renowned contemporary American folk singer-songwriter John Gorka. With his soulful baritone voice and rich multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion, Gorka has been filling concert venues throughout the United States and Europe for well over two decades. Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” No registration required.
Email Marketing with
Saturday, May. 6, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
MailChimp is a highly effective online email marketing tool. Learn how to create lists of email subscribers and send well-designed email blasts. Participants will create an email campaign from start to finish. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. This program is part of Small Business Week at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. 
An Evening with Puli
Monday, May. 8, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Susan Faludi will speak as part of the Libby Walker Women’s Studies Series.  Faludi will discuss feminism, while also exploring the other forms of identity--gender, religious, national--through the lens of her father’s many identity transformations—from Holocaust survivor to suburban dad to household despot to trans woman at the age of 76—and how that led her to explore the larger preoccupation with identity that consumes our age.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, May. 8, 7 p.m.
The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen the iconic dystopian classic, 1984 by George Orwell for its May selection. Renewed interest in this title caused it to sell out on Amazon in January and it remains on the top of many best-seller 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.
Intermediate Excel
Tuesday, May. 9, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Build upon your basic Excel knowledge to learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very familiar with Excel basics.
Entrepreneurs tell t
Tuesday, May. 9, 6:30 p.m.

A panel of entrepreneurs will present at the library’s annual “Success Stories” event.  Each of the guests will explain how they got their business off the ground and how they have continued to grow.
The Entrepreneurship Series of events is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  Register for this free program at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Census Data for Gran
Wednesday, May. 10, 10 a.m.

Learn about the many different sources of census data that can be useful in grant writing including American Community Survey (ACS) and American FactFinder wtih Tim Sarko, Data Dissemination Specialist  for the U.S. Census Bureau will lead the program.
Professor Neda Zawah
Wednesday, May. 10, 7 p.m.
The library continues its 2017 Great Decisions foreign series with a discussion on Saudi Arabia in Transition. Dr. Neda Zawahri, professor of political science at Cleveland State University, will moderate the discussion. No registration required.
Flavors of Spring wi
Thursday, May. 11, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Chef Bob Sferra as he explores the “Flavors of Spring, ” preparing recipes featuring seasonal ingredients. Chef Sferra earned a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York City and attended the Cooking School at the Ritz-Escoffier in Paris and L’Ecole Lenotre in Plaisir, France. 
3D Printed Jewelry
Monday, May. 15, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.

Registration is required for this free program.  Register online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, May. 16, 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. May's selection is Victoria Thompson's Murder on Astor Place. It is the first novel in the bestselling Gaslight Mystery Series about a midwife in turn of the 20th Century New York City. Thompson is a winner of RT Book Reviews' Career Achievement Award for Mystery. No registration required.
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Tuesday, May. 16, 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 and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu.  Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.

Registration is required for this free event.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
An Evening with Clev
Wednesday, May. 17, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a fascinating look into the growing interest and future of photography. Tannenbaum will discuss the history of photography through an examination of its success: Why is an Andreas Gursky photo currently worth fifty times more than an Emmet Gowin or a Cindy Sherman fourteen times more than an Aaron Siskind? How – and why – did this escalation in price and status occur?  Tannenbaum will examine how photography’s move into the same marketplace as painting and sculpture has altered our perception of the medium’s dual nature as object and as image and what these changes bode for the future of photography.
Hard Day’s Nig
Sunday, May. 21, 2 p.m.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles seminal album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night, will play Beatles favorites including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” ”Getting Better,” “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Hailing from Cleveland, Hard Day's Night is rated among the top national Beatles tribute groups performing today. No registration required.
Introduction to Chro
Monday, May. 22, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use Chromecast, a $35 Google gadget that turns your TV into a smart TV.  Learn how to use Netflix, Hulu, and more while using your smartphone as the remote.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
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