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.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
Let’s Go on a
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2 p.m.
Enjoy and discover far-away places from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to “walk” down the streets of Venice, Italy using Google Earth and Google Street View, tour the most famous galleries in the Louvre, and test your knowledge of geography using visual cues with the game Geoguessr. Prerequisites: basic mouse and keyboard skills.
An Introduction to G
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Explore Google’s popular web-based cloud storage program, Google Drive. Learn how you can store and edit files and see how Google Drive can help you collaborate on projects and get more organized. Also, learn all about Google’s web-based office applications Docs, Sheets and Slides. 

Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password), and basic mouse and keyboard skills
Video Editing for iP
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2pm
Learn how to use your iPad/iPhone to make and edit videos. This class will cover apps that can be used for making videos, adding fun effects and general video editing. Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with navigating the device.
3D Printed Jewelry
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Learning with the Li
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2pm
The library is more than just books! With your Hudson library card you can learn a new language, take a class in digital photography or Microsoft Excel, and access Consumer Reports ratings. This class will cover resources such as Lynda.com, Transparent Languages, Consumer Reports and Creativebug. Prerequisites: basic computer and mouse skills, and library card
Photos with iPad & i
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use your iPad and/or iPhone to take, edit and organize photos. This class covers a variety of iPad/iPhone apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows and editing photos. Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with navigating the device.
Researching Veterans
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.

This class will teach strategies and tips on how to research a veteran that served in the military. Participants will learn about useful databases such as Ancestry and Fold 3 as well how to request records from the National Archives.

Prerequisites: Basic keyboard and mouse skills. Some familiarity with genealogy websites is helpful for this class, but not required.

Google My Business f
Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
Learn how to make your business stand out when a customer searches for you on Google using Google My Business. Participants will learn how to create and update their Google Business Profile, learn how to increase engagement with customers by posting content and responding to reviews, discover how people are finding your business along with other valuable information to help build connections with your customer base. Prerequisites: an active Gmail address (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Monday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Are you interested in learning alternatives to your cable or satellite provider? This introductory class will present tips and tricks to access broadcast television, choose a streaming device, enjoy on-demand and live television, lower your Internet costs and maximize your savings. 
Google Photos
Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.

Learn all about the free online photo storage and sharing program, Google Photos. This program will allow you to manage and create photo albums that are accessible anywhere via the cloud! You’ll also learn how to edit and create slideshows of your memories.

Prerequisites: Must have an active Gmail account and know password. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.

Get Your Business On
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2 p.m.
Does your small business lack an online presence? Learn how to create and update your free Google Business Profile, increase awareness and engagement with customers by posting interactive content, discover how people are finding your business and how Google can use your profile to generate a free website. 
Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know username and password), basic mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2 p.m.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction, including learning how to create a spreadsheet, enter and format data, and work with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word is recommended.
Podcasting for Absol
Monday, Sep. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to make your own podcasts from scratch. This hands-on class will walk participants through the steps of planning, recording, producing and uploading their podcast to the world. This free class will utilize the library’s new Creativity Lab, a state-of-the-art studio featuring equipment and space for music, video and photographic production. 
Prerequisites: basic mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Facebook for Busines
Monday, Sep. 16, 7 p.m.
Are you interested in promoting your business on Facebook, but are unsure where to start? Learn how to create a free Facebook business page, post tailored content using Facebook’s posting tools, create ad campaigns and analyze your impact using Facebook’s analytics. This class will also cover best practices and answer frequently asked questions so you can get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business.
Prerequisites: Facebook personal account (must know email address and password), basic mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Web Design with Wix
Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2 p.m.
Wix offers a simple drag-and-drop approach to website design and gives you everything you need to create a stunning, free website, with no coding skills necessary. This workshop will be a demonstration of the Wix editor—participants will not be creating personal websites during the presentation. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very familiar with Excel basics.
Family Memories: Sav
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m.
Learn how to save, share and organize your family memories. In this class, we will highlight equipment in our Digital Family History Center that can be used to convert slides, negatives, photos and videos to a digital format. Alternative storage solutions and organization for your digitized slides, negatives, photos and videos will also be covered. Participants are encouraged to attend the follow-up program on editing and creating family memories.
Google Analytics for
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use google Analytics to boost your business and website’s performance. This class will cover how to create your free Google Analytics account, analyze basic reports, identify customer behaviors and use all of the provided data to create achievable goals for your company. 
Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know email and password), an active website URL for your company and basic keyboard skills. 
 
Family Memories: Edi
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
Learn how to edit and create projects using your digitized slides, negatives, photos and videos. In this class, we will highlight photo-editing software that can be used to enhance digital content. Learn about the variety of tools that can be used to create that perfect family memento, including preservation tips for old photographs and negatives. 
Family Memories: Wor
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m.
This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to use equipment from our Digital Family History Center to scan family photos and edit those photos using Photoshop Elements 12. A brief overview of some of the most useful tools in Photoshop Elements 12 will be demonstrated. Participants are asked to bring in 3 family photos to retouch and edit. 
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