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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WordPress Workshop P
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn to build and design your own website using WordPress during a two-part workshop from the founder and CEO of ITworks LLC, Steven Taylor. You must register for each to attend both sessions. The first night will be an introduction to using WordPress for website design and management. Taylor will cover what WordPress is and why you might choose it for your website. Taylor will also discuss how to login, go through the administrative dashboard, and tips for choosing the right theme for your site. Parts 1 &2
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. (Saturdays, October 3 & 10, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Sorry, this program is full.  Click on "register" to be added to the waiting list.  Join library staff for a two-part workshop on using, 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 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.
WordPress Workshop P
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn to build and design your own website using WordPress during a two-part workshop from the founder and CEO of ITworks LLC, Steven Taylor. You must register for each to attend both sessions. The second class session will go beyond the basics, covering how to install and customize a theme, create pages, use plugins, navigate firewalls, password protect your site, and more. 

MBA Lite: The Future
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Jae-Won Choi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron, will present a program on the future of 3D printing at the Hudson Library. Dr. Choi will give a brief introduction on the history of 3D printing, discuss how the University of Akron is currently using the technology, talk about state of the art advances in 3D printing, and present how start-ups can incorporate 3D printing technology into their business. 
Distinguished Speake
Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Industry trends and forecasts will be the focus of the Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series’ Distinguished Speaker event when Jack Plunkett, CEO and Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., discusses “The Next Boom – What You Absolutely, Positively Have to Know about the World between Now and 2025.”
MBA Lite: Strategic
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

Get a short introduction to strategic analysis and planning for the small to medium business at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Jon Elsasser, former senior vice president and chief information officer of The Timken Company and a lecturer at Ashland and Malone Universities, will discuss the process of strategic analysis and some of the key tools for good business and competitive strategy development.
Facebook for Busines
Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call (330) 653-6658.
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. 
?Learn  Granting See
Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.
Learn the basics of grant seeking with Carrie Miller, Capacity & Leadership Development Manager at The Foundation Center in Cleveland, during a morning workshop.
Third Annual Entrepr
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to get their elevator speech ready in preparation for the the Hudson Library’s third annual “Pitch Night.”   This will be a “shark tank” style program where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience. The event is being held as part of the City of Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16-22). 

Online applications will be accepted starting Sunday, October 11 and must be received by midnight on Saturday, October 31, 2015. All entries will be prescreened. There is no registration required to be a member of the audience and watch the competition.
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 or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
MBA Lite: The Elusiv
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Poise your business for success by learning more about the art of innovation at the Hudson Library & Historical Society with Dr. R. Ray Gehani, Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Akron. Managing and leading innovation is a primary engine of survival and growth for enterprises in our highly competitive global economies.  Yet many entrepreneurs often understand innovation selectively and consider it a challenging and elusive art.  Based on Dr. Gehani’s multi-decade experience and a multi-disciplinary study of innovation, this interactive session will first precisely define innovation collectively, and then discuss the basic skill-set needed to nurture and nourish the different phases of management of innovation in an enterprise. Real-life case studies will illustrate the process.
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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