Events
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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Graphic Design With
Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this event is currently full. Click "Register Online" and complete the form if you wish to be added to the waiting list. 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.

 
A Tour of Windows 8
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this event is currently full. Click "Register Online" and complete the form if you wish to be added to the waiting list. 
Take a tour of Windows 8 at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Come and see what Microsoft’s completely redesigned operating system is all about during this informative program. Learn how to navigate and customize the interface and get tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Windows 8 experience. This class will cover the basics of Windows 8.1, the newest upgrade to Windows 8. Please note that this is a demonstration class only. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 
 
Registration is required. Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Intermediate PowerPo
Monday, Feb. 9, 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.
 
Introduction to 3D P
Monday, Feb. 9, 7 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.
Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
 
Space is limited, and registration is required. 
Library Apps for iPa
Monday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a “Library Apps for iPad” workshop.   Library staff will demonstrate how to access materials from the library’s e-media collection, including e-books, digital magazines, digital music, television and movies from your iPad. 

This program will feature the iPad apps Overdrive, Zinio, Freegal and hoopla.  It is recommended that iPad owners install these free apps from the Apple Store prior to the workshop.  If you need assistance installing these apps, stop by the second-floor reference desk any time before the workshop, or plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to the workshop (please bring your Apple ID and Apple ID password if you need assistance installing the apps).  Bring your iPad for the hands-on learning experience!     

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to access the library’s free e-media collection!  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
 
Photo Editing Basics
Monday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this event is currently full. Register for the May 20th class at 7 p.m. hereHave you ever wanted to learn how to retouch or edit your digital photos? Join us to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and the tools it offers. Photoshop Elements has most of the tools of the full Photoshop program, but also contains quick edit and guided edit modes to help you learn the program. Learn basic concepts like cropping, resizing, and adding different effects to your image, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills required. This is an intermediate level computer class.
All About the Cloud
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this event is currently full. Register for the April 16th class at 2 p.m. here
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. 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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.
 
Intro to Instagram
Thursday, Feb. 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 beginners’ class, you will learn how to take and post photos to the app, as well as a few photo editing tips and tricks. Participants should be familiar with downloading and using apps on their specific devices i.e. tablet, mobile phone, etc.
Space is limited, and registration is required.
 
Introduction to Powe
Thursday, Feb. 26, 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.
Got an Interest in P
Monday, Mar. 2, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Come learn about Pinterest, a simple, online way to organize images, projects, ideas and all of your favorite things.  The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a Pinterest class 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. 
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Pinterest! 

Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
 
Introduction to 3D P
Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2:00 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.
Photos with iPad
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7 p.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 Face
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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. 
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 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. 
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