Events
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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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Winter Reading Club

February 16-April 4, 2015

The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter Reading Program has something fun for readers of all ages. Just register and read to be eligible for various prizes and drawings.

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Introduction to 3D P
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full. Please click the register button to be added to the waitlist, or click here to register for the April 13th class at 7 p.m. Learn all about 3D printing and design an object to print out on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Makerbot 3D printer! Join us to learn more about 3D printing and 3D design using Tinkercad 3D software. Attendees will get to see a demonstration of a print job and also gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for Tinkercad. Must be 18 years and up for this class.
Genealogy Apps for M
Saturday, Mar. 7, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a “Genealogy Apps for Mobile Research” workshop.   The Internet opened up a world of possibilities for anyone eager to research their family history at the click of a button.  Now take genealogy to the next level with apps specifically designed to organize and research your family.  This class will cover a variety of apps to facilitate in your genealogical research, including apps for creating your family history, researching your family history, and some nontraditional resources.  This class will be a demonstration-only of the mobile apps. 

No Registration required.  For more information, call 330.653.6658 x1043. 
 
Photos with iPad
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click here to register for the April 11 "Photos with iPad" program. 
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other devices via iCloud. 

Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Introduction to Face
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
This program is currently full. Please click register to be added to the waitlist. The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intro to Facebook class  in the computer lab on the second floor. For those interested in joining the popular social network, the class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. 
Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 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. 
Intro to Instagram
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Instagram is an app that allows users to share photos and videos with friends and followers in a photo feed, or send posts directly to friends. It is one of the most popular apps in use today, and the number of Instagram users continues to grow.
In this beginner’s class, you will learn how to take and post photos to the app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Intro to Prezi
Monday, Mar. 23, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Prezi is an internet-based presentation and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a Zooming User Interface, which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, giving the presentation a modern, dynamic look.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Intro to Publisher
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Publisher is a Microsoft Office application used to create cards, flyers, brochures newsletters and more in an office or home environment.
This class will cover the basics of Publisher 2010, but users of all versions will benefit. 
Topics will include using Publisher templates, creating a publication from scratch, and adding images and type to a design to create a cohesive, professional publication.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills are recommended, and registration is required. 
Best Apps for the Ol
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you getting the most out of the apps on your tablet or mobile device? “Apps,” or useful software applications that can be easily downloaded to customize your device, have created a common ground between older persons, their children and their grandchildren. 

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a “Best Apps for the Older & Wiser” workshop.  We’ve put together some of the best apps for baby boomers and senior tablet users to facilitate in all facets of life.  If you’re looking for some new apps that will help to keep you in touch, monitor health and stay sharp, join us for this free workshop.

Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
Introduction to Powe
Thursday, Apr. 9, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
You’ve been asked to put together a presentation using PowerPoint and you have no idea where to begin.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you 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 2010 is recommended.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
 
Photos with iPad
Saturday, Apr. 11, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use your iPad to take, edit and organize photos at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.  This class will cover a variety of iPad apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows, and editing photos, as well as the “syncing” feature to use with other devices via iCloud. 

Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!  It is recommended that participants have taken iPad for Beginners or be very familiar with navigating the device.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Introduction to 3D P
Monday, Apr. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn all about 3D printing and design an object to print out on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Makerbot 3D printer! Join us to learn more about 3D printing and 3D design using Tinkercad 3D software. Attendees will get to see a demonstration of a print job and also gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for Tinkercad. Must be 18 years and up for this class.
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online 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. Attendees will get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
All About the Cloud
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Curious about what “the Cloud” is and how it can benefit you? Join us as we demystify the cloud. This class will introduce popular cloud storage websites like Google Drive and Dropbox. Demonstrations and some hands-on experience with Google Drive and Dropbox will give you some tools to get you started. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and computer skills.
Intermediate PowerPo
Monday, Apr. 20, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
You’ve learned the basics of PowerPoint, now it’s time to discover some of the advanced features that make PowerPoint fun to use.   The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint class to help you learn how to create a professional looking presentation.
   
PowerPoint is used to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers adding media-rich content to your presentation, including inserting a sound clip, inserting a video into a presentation, setting movie options, and inserting a Photo Album.  It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.   

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
 
Intro to Publisher
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Publisher is a Microsoft Office application used to create cards, flyers, brochures newsletters and more in an office or home environment.
This class will cover the basics of Publisher 2010, but users of all versions will benefit. 
Topics will include using Publisher templates, creating a publication from scratch, and adding images and type to a design to create a cohesive, professional publication.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills are recommended, and registration is required. 
Graphic Design With
Monday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Canva is a web-based design tool that provides users with templates, stock images, illustrations and designer fonts. It is an easy way to make professional looking web graphics, flyers, greeting cards and invitations at work or at home. 
The class will cover creating an account, using and editing templates, creating custom publications and publishing designs.
 
Prerequisites: an active email account and strong internet, mouse and keyboarding abilities.
Basic familiarity with graphic design is helpful, but not required.  
Attendees may visit www.canva.com to create an account and explore the program beforehand.
 
Space is limited, and registration is required.

 
Intro to Prezi
Monday, May. 4, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Prezi is an internet-based presentation and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a Zooming User Interface, which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, giving the presentation a modern, dynamic look.
Intermediate mouse and keyboard skills and some experience with presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, are recommended.
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
All About the Cloud
Wednesday, May. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Curious about what “the Cloud” is and how it can benefit you? Join us as we demystify the cloud. This class will introduce popular cloud storage websites like Google Drive and Dropbox. Demonstrations and some hands-on experience with Google Drive and Dropbox will give you some tools to get you started. Prerequisites: Basic computing skills and a valid email address are required. 
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, May. 13, 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. 
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