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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Classics on Tour - H
Thursday, Mar. 1, 6:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Great Lakes Theater presents its Classics on Tour production of HUCK FINN, a one-act play is based on Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, featuring a strong message of cooperation, acceptance and choosing peaceful solutions. 
Recommended for families with school-age children. Registration is required.
 
Tom Lempner and the
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m.
On Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Tom Lempner and the Baldwin Wallace Saxophone Quartet from Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music. The quartet will be performing a variety of both classical works and jazz pieces. All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Feb. 26, 7 pm

Major tax reform is occurring in 2018.  Are you prepared? Cynthia M. Kula, CPA/PFS, CFP, and Dean J. Lisowski, CPA, at Rea & Associates, will discuss the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. They will cover the individual and business provisions in the new act, provide an explanation and calculation of the pass-through entity deduction, and discuss how the tax reform will impact you.
Introduction to 3D P
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

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.

Gervasi’s Chef
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Jerry Risner, head chef since 2009 at the famed Italian Gervasi Vineyard will hold a demonstration on Italian cooking.Risner has vast cooking experience throughout the country and is the recipient of the American Culinary Federation Akron/Canton Chapter Restaurant Chef of the Year.
An Evening with Tom
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Tom Clavin will discuss his latest book, Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West. The book recounts the true story of the legendary town of Dodge City, Kansas, known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. The Houston Press calls the book, “Thorough, compelling and entertaining...Clavin sprinkles in fascinating tidbits about life and culture in the Old West...In Dodge City, Clavin vividly re-creates a time, a town and an era that it seems incomprehensible occurred less than 150 years ago. In it, he provides a reality check to the countless books, TV shows and movies about the Old West.”

Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, the library's writing critique group. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome.

 

Coffee will be provided.  Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm unless otherwise stated. No registration is required.

Introduction to Tai
Thursday, Mar. 1, 10 am
SORRY, THE MARCH TAI CHI SERIES IS CANCELED. A new one-time "Introduction to Tai Chi" class will be offered instead on March 13 at 10 a.m. 

Please register for each session separately.
 Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi with this four-part series.  Kenneth Owen, certified Tai Chi instructor, will give an overview of this ancient practice, its history and the health benefits.  Each class will enable participants to master the fundamentals of this practice as well as learn a traditional sequence of movements.  Sponsored by Associated Underwriters Inc..
Excel for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 2, 11 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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). 
Introduction to Find
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10 a.m.

Are you new to the field of grant seeking? Brian Schultz of the Foundation Center Midwest will discuss what funders look for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. Schultz will also provide an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

 

 

Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 7 p.m.
Nate Blakeslee's American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West is the March selection for the Book Ends Nonfiction Book Club. Blakeslee's well-researched book details the reintregration of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and all of the environmental, legal, and political drama that ensues. 
Introduction to Tai
Thursday, Mar. 8, 10 am
SORRY, THE MARCH TAI CHI SERIES IS CANCELED. A new one-time "Introduction to Tai Chi" class will be offered instead on March 13 at 10 a.m. 

Please register for each session separately. Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi with this four-part series.  Kenneth Owen, certified Tai Chi instructor, will give an overview of this ancient practice, its history and the health benefits.  Each class will enable participants to master the fundamentals of this practice as well as learn a traditional sequence of movements.  Sponsored by Associated Underwriters Inc..
Mailmerge
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
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.
An Evening with Stev
Thursday, Mar. 8, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

 New York Times bestselling author and Wired reporter Steve Silberman will delve into the history of autism as detailed in his book, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Is autism a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? Silberman argues that it is both of these things and more—and that the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Oliver Sacks called Neurotribes a “sweeping and penetrating history…presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity.” The book won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction, a California Book Award, and a Books for a Better Life award.

 Intermediate Excel 
Friday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features during our Microsoft Office Month. 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.
 
Balto the Hero Dog
Saturday, Mar. 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join us with the Cleveland Natural History Museum to learn all about Balto, the heroic Huskie, and the harsh landscape of Alaska. For families with kids of all ages - please register everyone attending. 
LochErie Celtic Folk
Sunday, Mar. 11, 2 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with LochErie, a Celtic folk quartet that specializes in the best of the best in contemporary Celtic folk music as well as traditional Irish music. Favorites such as Back Home in Derry, Old Black Rum, Galway Girl, Rocky Road to Dublin and Ballad of the Irish Rover are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.

 

Master-Inspired Art
Monday, Mar. 12, 6 p.m.
Find your inner artist at a Master-Inspired Art Workshop with local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman.  The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  In this interactive art workshop, participants will learn about artist Claude Monet and create their own masterpiece inspired by his work.  The program will include an overview of the artist followed by a hands-on workshop using acrylic paints.  Space is limited, registration is required.  A $5.00 nonrefundable materials fee must be paid at registration at the second floor reference desk.  
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Mar. 12, 7 p.m.
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers will be discussed the night of March 12. “Among his bestselling literary fiction peers, Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America.” says The Los Angeles Times. “Heroes of the Frontier again offers complex, believable characters… Entertains, often spectacularly.” Proclaimed The New York Times Book Review.
Introduction to Tai
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor, will introduce the practice of Tai Chi, an “internal” Chinese martial art practiced for its many health benefits. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes and bring water. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
  Sponsored by Associated Underwriters Inc..
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