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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Kent/Blossom Music F
Sunday, Jul. 24, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues 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.
iPad Tips & Tricks
Monday, Jul. 25, 7 p.m.
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 including how to extend your iPad’s battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad, and use Facetime and the camera.
 
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.
Intro to Mailchimp
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2 p.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.
 
Security Basics for
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to keep your valuable information like photos, contacts and text messages on your iPhone or iPad safe and protected.  Steven Taylor, CEO of ITworks, will show you how to back up your device and offer practices for protecting your important information.
 
Registration is required.  Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658, x1010.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Jul. 28, 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.
 
LinkedIn for Your Jo
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6:30 p.m.


Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your job search with Katherine Burik, co -author of The Job Search Marketing Plan. This session will explore LinkedIn basics including setting up a profile, adding connections and using LinkedIn for networking.  LinkedIn is a critical social media tool for networking and building relationships, vital for staying relevant in the work world whether you are looking for a job, networking or just looking for information. 
?Research Databases
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business or your job search by 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,
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Aug. 4, 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.
 
Secrets of College A
Sunday, Aug. 7, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
There are always things a student can do to improve their  chances of college admission.  Grades, test scores, activities, even essays and interviews will be covered in this seminar.  Strategies that will make students stronger applicants will be shared to make sure they avoid the most common application mistakes. 
Between The Lines Bo
Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen one of the most talked about non-fiction titles of the last few years, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald for its August selection. The memoir was on more than 25 "Best Books of the Year" lists, including the New York Times, Time Magazine and NPR.  "Her book is so good that, at times, it hurt me to read it...[An] instant classic," says Dwight Garner of the New York Times.     

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.
 

Music of the Olympic
Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Olympic spirit will abound when William Guegold, Ph.D shares the fascinating history of the music of the Olympic Games. Dr. Guegold, author of 100 Years of Olympic Music: The Music and Musicians of the Modern Olympic Games, will talk about the integral part music has played in Olympic Games since 1896 and share musical selections.
Registration required.
Introduction to Goog
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn more about the popular program Google Drive and find out more about cloud computing.  Take your basic skills to the next level by introducing yourself to word processing, spreadsheets and other document creation online.  See how Google Drive can help you collaborate on projects and get more organized. Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password), and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Summer Yoga Series
Thursday, Aug. 11, 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.
 
Got An Interest in P
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and all of your favorite things. Join library staff to learn the basics of using this virtual pinboard photo-sharing website.

Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests.  Pinners collect images from the web and organize them on virtual pinboards.  Learn how to create and browse pinboards, repin items, add new pins, pin etiquette, and more!   Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
LinkedIn II, Beyond
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Take the next step to leveraging Linkedin for your job search with Katherine Burik, co-author of The Job Search Marketing Plan.This session will ways to increase your Linkedin connections, build relationships and increase your networking prowess.
Master-Inspired Work
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.
Find your inner artist at a Master-Inspired Art Workshop with local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.  The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. or Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.  In this interactive art workshop, participants will learn about artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and create their own masterpiece inspired by his work.  The program will include an overview of the artist followed by a ninety minute workshop.    

Stadelman, inspired by her enthusiasm for art, has dedicated her career to sharing the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most recognized and influential artists. 

Space is limited, registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $10 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.  For more information, call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Master-Inspired Work
Monday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Find your inner artist at a Master-Inspired Art Workshop with local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.  The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. or Monday, August 15 at 6 p.m.  In this interactive art workshop, participants will learn about artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and create their own masterpiece inspired by his work.  The program will include an overview of the artist followed by a ninety minute workshop.    

Stadelman, inspired by her enthusiasm for art, has dedicated her career to sharing the fascinating details of the lives and works of some of our most recognized and influential artists. 

Space is limited, registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $10 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.  For more information, call 330-653-6658 x1010.  
Introduction to Powe
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
You’ve been asked to put together a presentation using PowerPoint and you have no idea where to begin.  Join library staff to learn the basics of creating a professional looking presentation.
    
PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers the basics of PowerPoint, including creating a slideshow featuring text and pictures, rearranging slides, and saving and printing the presentation.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2013 is recommended.   
Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
An Evening with Chef
Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Spend an evening with Douglas Katz, owner and executive chef of fire food and drink in Shaker Heights He will demonstrate a dish developed for his new Fire Spice Company.
 
High School Testing
Sunday, Aug. 21, 1:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
ACT, PSAT, SAT, Subject Tests, AP Tests...what should students take and when should they take them?  The differences between all of these exams will be explained.  A complete timeline (9th-12th grade) will be explained for students and families. Recommendations based on goals and schedules will be given.
 
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