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:
Graphic Design with
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Canva is a free, web-based design tool that offers everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Learn 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.
 

 

Advanced Gmail
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m.
Take your email skills to the next level with an Advanced Gmail class.  Learn advanced email functions and applications including managing contacts, creating folders and filtering email.  Find out how powerful this free email service can be.  Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Excel for Business 
Friday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

An intermediate level Excel course covering some basic business functions such as formatting charts & tables and using named ranges. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very comfortable with Excel basics.
 

 

Website Design with
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will hold a workshop on using the free website builder, Wix.com.  Wix offers a simple drag and drop approach to Web design for its users.  Wix gives you everything you need to create a free website, 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 presentation.  Strong mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
Health and Fitness A
Monday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

If you made a New Year's resolution to improve your health in 2018? The Hudson Library & Historical Society can help you stick to your goals. On Monday, January 29th at 2pm, the library will offer a class on health and fitness apps for your smartphone or other mobile device. Get an overview on the latest and most popular free health and fitness apps that will help you stay on track. Prerequisites: Smartphone or mobile device required to use apps.

Intermediate PowerPo
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
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, and using a Master Slide.  It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint.  Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
 
Internet Security 10
Friday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn important tips to keep your information and your computer safe.  Learn more about antivirus software, scams like email spoofing and social engineering, the dangers of public W-Fi and how to create strong passwords.
Cut the Cord on Cabl
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Frustrated with your cable service or your high cable bill? Ready to cut the cord, but not sure what else is out there? The library will provide an overview of alternatives to cable for broadcast, live events, television series and movies.  Learn how to find the right streaming player and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu.  Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.
iPad Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you ready to take your iPad skills to the next level?  Learn about the new features with Apple's newest operating system, iOS 11, as well as how to extend your iPad's battery life, organize your apps, better secure your iPad and use the camera.  Prerequisites: patricipants must be familiar with iPad basics.  Register for this free program online or call 330-653-6658 x1010.   
Genealogy Databases
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Discover the vast amount of information available through the Library’s premium database collection for your genealogy research needs. This class will introduce you to non-traditional genealogy databases to help with your quest in researching your family history. 

Family History Scan
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9-4 p.m.

Stop by our digital family history center and get started preserving your family memories digitally! During our Family History Scan Day we can help you convert slides, negatives, VHS tapes, vinyl records, cassette tapes, and photos to digital format. Call (330) 653-6658 x1010 to book a one hour appointment with one of our emerging technologies librarians.

Mac Basics
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.
Are you a new Mac user? Wondering why many former Windows users made the switch?  Learn the basics of using a Mac including startup, navigation of the operating system, hard drive and settings.  Know the key differences between Mac and Windows-based environments

Please note that this is a demonstration class only.  Participants are welcome to bring their own Mac laptops to class.
Introduction to 3D P
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

Design an object to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. Get an opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.

Excel for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 2, 11 a.m.
Kicking off Microsoft Office Month get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word is recommended. Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (*not associated with Microsoft certification). 
Mailmerge
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
Part of Microsoft Office Month learn how to use the Mail Merge tool in Microsoft Word to easily keep address lists, form letters and mailing labels. Prerequisites: Must have familiarity with Microsoft Word.
Introduction to Powe
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2 p.m.
Part of Microsoft Office Month get a hands-on introduction to creating a professional looking presentation with PowerPoint.  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 is recommended. Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (*not associated with Microsoft certification).

 
Introduction to Micr
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office Month continues with an Introduction to Publisher class. Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to create flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters and more.  This class will introduce you to the basics of formatting a new document in Publisher, including editing and arranging text and images.  Prerequisites: basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (*not associated with Microsoft certification).
Intermediate PowerPo
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2 p.m.
Part of Microsoft Office Month get hands-on practice using some of the advanced features that make PowerPoint fun to use.  This class covers adding media-rich content to your presentation, including inserting a sound clip, inserting a video into a presentation, and using a Master Slide.  It is recommended that participants have taken Introduction to PowerPoint or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint.  Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (*not associated with Microsoft certification).
Introduction to Micr
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2 p.m.

Part of Microsoft Office Month get a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Word. The class will be an introduction to the word processing software, and attendees will receive hands-on experience in Word, including creating a document, using editing features, inserting graphics, and design options. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills. Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (*not associated with Microsoft certification).

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