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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VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jean Becker, author of The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush’s Post-Presidency. Historian and presidential biographer Jon Meacham opines, “This terrific book shows us that George H. W. Bush was always more complicated and more interesting than his public image.” 
 
VIRTUAL: Web Develop
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. (Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 6 p.m.)
In partnership with Gigalearn, the library will offer a four-part virtual series on web development for entrepreneurs. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own business or develop a new website for an existing business. Staff from GigaLearn, LLC, will discuss best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options in this hands-on class. Each participant will create a free WordPress.com account, learn to customize it and leave with a functioning website. 
Prerequisites: strong mouse and keyboard skills and the ability to commit to attending all sessions.  
VIRTUAL: 2021 Etsy C
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 23, 9:30 a.m.)
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this 4-week virtual course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free virtual classes beginning Wednesday, October 6 to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income. The application deadline has passed. 

 
Goblins & Galaxies S
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library’s Goblins & Galaxies, a Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, will meet on October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Eldredge Room, located on the second floor of the library. The Group will discuss New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s book Neverwhere. While stopping to save a mysterious girl named Door, Richard Mayhew is thrust into the London underground called the Neverwhere where reality and fantasy blur. Kirkus Reviews calls Neverwhere, "witty, suspenseful, and hair-raisingly imaginative."

 
VIRTUAL Grant Seeker
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.
Learn to find grant resources and identify potential funders at a virtual workshop that will offer tips and suggestions on how best to identify funding sources for non-profit organizations and highlight the electronic resources available for free at the library. This virtual workshop will include a demonstration of a limited version of the Foundation Directory Online that can be accessed from home.
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. (Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a four-week session of virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Registration is required for each class. Participants will receive a confirmation email after registration that will include an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom. This class is being sponsored by The Friends of the Hudson Library.
Beginning Drawing
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.
The library presents an introductory exploration of drawing with Salvatore Cammarata, an artist who specializes in watercolor, drawing and prints. During this workshop, students will learn various types of drawing and techniques and have the opportunity to create their own composition. An overview of drawing materials used will also be covered in this workshop. Participants will be required to wear a mask and observe proper social distancing. The materials fee for this class is $10, payable by cash or check at the second-floor reference desk. This program is generously funded by The Tom Hauser Arts & Humanities Series
 
Morning Meditation w
Monday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. (Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a series of four adult meditation classes on Monday mornings at 10am from November 1 to November 22. The class will be held on the second floor of the library in the Eldredge Room. No previous experience is necessary. Separate registration is required for each meditation class - join one class or come to all four! To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org.
Masks and proper social distancing are required.
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Robert Gaudi, author of The War of Jenkins’ Ear: The Forgotten Struggle for North and South America: 1739-1742. Dubbed “action-packed [and] extensively researched” by Publishers Weekly, The War of Jenkins’ Ear delivers the incredible story of a forgotten war that shaped the fate of the United States and the entire Western Hemisphere.
VIRTUAL: Design Thin
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
During this virtual class, entrepreneurs will learn the five phases of the Design Thinking process and how that process can lead to more effective products and services that address the challenges of your target audience. Design thinking can be used to create a new company, invent a new product or even refresh existing products and services. This class is provided through a partnership with Grow with Google, which specializes in training and resources to help individuals grow their skills, career or business. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian and Lincoln expert Michael Burlingame, author of The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality. A Booklist starred review calls this book “An engrossing portrait of a great statesman’s valiant struggle to give African Americans rights long denied.” 
 
VIRTUAL: Favorites f
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society presents Favorites from My Archives: A Musical Theater Cabaret with vocalists Shannon Eller and Dustin Oliver. Eller has chosen some much beloved songs for this concert including “I’m the Greatest Star” from Funny Girl, “Anything You Can do, I Can Do Better” from Annie Get Your Gun, and the beautiful ballad “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter.
Morning Meditation w
Monday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. (Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a series of four adult meditation classes on Monday mornings at 10am from November 1 to November 22. The class will be held on the second floor of the library in the Eldredge Room. No previous experience is necessary. Separate registration is required for each meditation class - join one class or come to all four! To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org.
Masks and proper social distancing are required.
 
VIRTUAL: Pitch Night
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Seven entrepreneurs will be selected from a pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and two runners-up will each receive a $2,500 cash prize.

This event is one of many planned for the City of Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), returning for the eighth consecutive year, November 8-14. “Pitch Night” and GEW 2021 are generously supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
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Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss Japanese playwright,Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s heartwarming novel, Before the Coffee Gets Cold. The book centers on a café in Tokyo offering coffee and the ability to time-travel. Customers can sit in a particular chair and travel back in time, as long as they return before their coffee gets cold. Publishers Weekly said “Kawaguchi’s tender look at the beauty of passing things, adapted from one of his plays, makes for an affecting, deeply immersive journey into the desire to hold onto the past. This wondrous tale will move readers.” 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Stacey Vanek Smith, host of The Indicator from NPR’s Planet Money, will be the keynote speaker for Hudson’s 8th celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Vanek Smith will discuss her latest book, Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace, a guide for how women can take and maintain power in careers where they have long been cast as second-best. While aimed toward women, Booklist, in a starred review, states that "this playbook from NPR host Smith could work for any sex… Guidance to relate to, and follow.”

VIRTUAL: Genealogy P
Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.
On Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming genealogy program on Polish genealogical research. This program will be presented by Ben Kaman, who has over thirty years of genealogical research experience and is currently treasurer and program chair for the Polish Genealogical Society of Greater Cleveland.
Morning Meditation w
Monday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. (Mondays, November 1, 8, 15 & 22, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a series of four adult meditation classes on Monday mornings at 10am from November 1 to November 22. The class will be held on the second floor of the library in the Eldredge Room. No previous experience is necessary. Separate registration is required for each meditation class - join one class or come to all four! To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org.
Masks and proper social distancing are required.
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Anthony M. Amore, author of The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist. A Library Journal starred review calls this “A captivating book that will entertain fans across genres with its seamless blend of true crime, biography, and art history.” 
 VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Sara Gay Forden, author of The House of Gucci: Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. Called “racy, fast-paced [and] hard to put down” by International Herald Tribune, this book has been made into a soon to be released motion picture starring Lady Gaga. Forden will be in conversation with award-winning Journalist Teri Agins, who covered fashion for the Wall Street Journal for many years and is the author of two books on fashion.
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