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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 Limit by event type:
Creativity Lab Previ
Thursday, Mar. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Preview tours of the space and equipment in the library's brand-new Creativity Lab are now available. The state-of-the-art studio on the library’s second floor consists of almost 500 square feet of space that houses conjoining performance and production rooms, which feature equipment for music, video and photographic production. The soundproof performance room includes professional stage lighting, three pan-tilt-zoom video cameras, a green screen and several backdrop options for photography and videography. 
Musicians can use a Michael Kelly electric guitar, a Blues Junior amplifier, a Carlsboro digital drum set, and a Casio WK-6600 electric keyboard. The production room features an X32 Producer audio mixer and a Ross Carbonite production switcher. Computer software features the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, which includes design, photo and movie editing, and layout software.
 
Graphic Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use Canva, a free, web-based design tool that offers everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. This class will explore how to create designs for Web or print including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web navigation skills.
 
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 8, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Instagram
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2 pm
Instagram, a photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps. Learn how to use this app along with a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: Please bring smartphone and/or tablet, as well as device ID and password.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 15, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Google Calendar
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2 p.m.

Explore Google’s online calendar, ideal for managing personal and professional schedules. Learn how to create and manage calendars, reminders and how to invite other Google users to your programs!
Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password), and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

iPhone Tips & Tricks
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2 pm
Improve your iPhone skills, and learn about new features with Apple's newest operating system such as: customizing your phone, security settings and more. Prerequisites: Familiarity with iPhone.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 22, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Photoshop Elements
Thursday, Apr. 25, 2 pm
This class will cover many of the tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Basic concepts like cropping, resizing and adding different effects to your image will be covered, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 29, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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