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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Podcasting for Entre
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Dave Jackson, owner of School of Podcasting, will show you how to create your own podcast. Jackson will share professional tips and tricks that have been used by hundreds of successful podcast hosts in the field today. Topics will include planning, producing, building and promoting your podcasts along with best practices that Jackson has learned through his years as a podcast coach. Participants will leave with insight on getting their podcasts moving in the right direction and learning common mistakes to avoid. 
 
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. 
 
Grow Your Side Hustl
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
This event has been canceled.
Are you interested in taking your talents or skills and transforming them into a successful second income stream? Stephanie and Alex Rodgers of Lil’ Burritos will present how to grow your side hustle including tips and tricks for starting one, balancing the business with your day job and growing your business to supplement your income. 
Retirepreneur Brains
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS MONTH'S MEETUP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Interested in connecting with like-minded 50- and 60-somethings who are exploring encore career opportunities? Donna Kastner, founder of Retirepreneur.com, will lead a series of small group meet-ups and dig into smart tips for launching a part-time freelance business in retirement. 
 
Improv & Creativity
Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Improvisation is often associated with comedy, but it can also be used as a powerful transformation tool in your everyday interactions and decisions. Improv2grow, a Cleveland improv training company, will lead participants through interactive exercises rooted in improvisation and behavioral science that can transform the behavior of individuals, teams or entire organizations.  
Spruce Up Your Holid
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 12:00 p.m.
The Library, in partnership with Grow with Google, will present tips and tricks for small businesses to spruce up their marketing plan. During this livestream presentation, participants will learn how to connect and reach their customers using three different methods. Topics include: Google My Business listings, online advertising strategies and email marketing using Constant Contact. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills. 
Research Databases f
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business or job seeking activities by using premium databases. The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover five databases including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s and Reference USA.  These five are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
 
Creativity 2.0, the
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Learn how to flex your creative muscles to assist in your professional and personal life. Local artists Karen Koch and Shannon Casey will present Creativity 2.0, the next evolution in creativity, with fun and practical activities that teaches how to look at situations in new and creative ways.
 
Retirepreneur Brains
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS MONTH'S MEETUP HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Interested in connecting with like-minded 50- and 60-somethings who are exploring encore career opportunities? Donna Kastner, founder of Retirepreneur.com, will lead a series of small group meet-ups and dig into smart tips for launching a part-time freelance business in retirement. 
 
Seventh Annual Pitch
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.
The library's seventh annual “Pitch Night” competition returns during Hudson's Global Entrepreneurship Week this fall. Seven finalists will be selected from a pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience.  Participants will need to apply online at hudsonlibrary.org for one of the 10-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 7.
Tween/Teen Pitch Nig
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-9:00 pm
The library's second annual Tween/Teen Pitch Night competition returns during Hudson's Global Entrepreneurship Week this fall. Ten finalists in grades 6-12 will be selected from a pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience. Online applications for this “shark tank” style program will be available starting Monday, October 7.

This program is generously supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
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