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:
Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
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.
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.

Best Travel Apps
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
Learn about Digital
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
 
Introduction to Powe
Monday, Sep. 28, 2 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.
 
 
Wix.com Parts 1 &2
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. (Saturdays, October 3 & 10, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff for a two-part workshop on using Wix.com, a free website builder that offers a simple drag and drop approach to Web design—with no coding skills necessary. 

This workshop will be a demonstration of the Wix.com website—participants will not be creating personal websites during the workshop.  Space is limited, registration is required for each workshop.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Learn Scratch!
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, October 7 & 14 & 21, 4:30 p.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

This hands-on weekly Scratch courses to students in grades 4-8 allows students to create interactive stories, games, animations, music and art.  The classes will be held in the library’s computer lab.  Each session will build upon material learned in the previous class. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.  

This program is free, however space is limited and registration is rquired.  Sign-up once for alll three classes.

Wix.com Parts 1 &2
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. (Saturdays, October 3 & 10, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Join library staff for a two-part workshop on using Wix.com, a free website builder that offers a simple drag and drop approach to Web design—with no coding skills necessary. 

This workshop will be a demonstration of the Wix.com website—participants will not be creating personal websites during the workshop.  Space is limited, registration is required for each workshop.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Learn Scratch!
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, October 7 & 14 & 21, 4:30 p.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

This hands-on weekly Scratch courses to students in grades 4-8 allows students to create interactive stories, games, animations, music and art.  The classes will be held in the library’s computer lab.  Each session will build upon material learned in the previous class. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.  

This program is free, however space is limited and registration is rquired.  Sign-up once for alll three classes.

Learn Scratch!
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, October 7 & 14 & 21, 4:30 p.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.

This hands-on weekly Scratch courses to students in grades 4-8 allows students to create interactive stories, games, animations, music and art.  The classes will be held in the library’s computer lab.  Each session will build upon material learned in the previous class. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.  

This program is free, however space is limited and registration is rquired.  Sign-up once for alll three classes.

Facebook for Busines
Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Oct 1.
Do you want to use Facebook to promote your business or side project but don’t know where to start? Get an introduction to business pages on Facebook at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. This class will help you set up a business page, show you how to post, and examine analytics. Learn do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media and how to get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business. A personal account on Facebook or an active email account is required to set up a business page. 

Space is limited, registration is required. Registration will open on October 1st, 2015 for this program. 
Email Marketing usin
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Email marketing is one of the most important tools you can use to promote your business or organization. Get an introduction to email marketing using MailChimp, an online email marketing solution used by more than 8 million people and businesses.
MailChimp allows you to send marketing emails and targeted campaigns, and is free depending on the size of your list of subscribers and the amount of email you send. During this class you will learn how to create lists of email subscribers and send well-designed email blasts in MailChimp. Participants will create an email campaign from start to finish. Prerequisites: Participants must have good mouse and keyboard skills as well as a valid email address to sign up for MailChimp.
 
Space is limited, registration is required. Register for this free program online after November 1st, 2015 at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Pinterest for Busine
Monday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Registration required, begins Nov 1.
Want free advertising and powerful viral marketing?  Come learn about Pinterest for your business—a simple, online way to help people discover the things they want to plan, buy and do.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a Pinterest for Business class to learn the basics of using this website to get noticed, drive traffic and expand your business. 

Pinterest is a social networking website that connects people through the sharing of their interests. This class will cover Pinterest etiquette, smart pinning strategies, unique lingo, tools and general rules around using the Pinterest brand.   Familiarity with Internet basics is recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Registration begins November 1st, 2015 for this program. 
 
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