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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 Classical Music For
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2 p.m.
The Classical Music For Everyone Series continues as members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra explore this diverse period in music history. The 20th century saw dramatic innovation and a great variety of musical forms extending from Neoclassicism to works exhibiting a jazz influence. All ages welcome. No registration required.
 
Author Andrew Reeves
Monday, Mar. 25, 7 p.m.
Award-winning environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discusses his book, Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis. In his book, Reeves traces the carp’s explosive spread throughout North America from an unknown import meant to tackle invasive water weeds to a continental scourge that bulldozes through everything in its path and now threatens to reach the Great Lakes.
 
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 7 pm

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Hudson Writers, a writing critique group, meets monthly at the library in Brewster Café. 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 provided.

Creativity Lab Previ
Thursday, Mar. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Preview tours of the space and equipment in the library's brand-new Creativity Lab are now available. The state-of-the-art studio on the library’s second floor consists of almost 500 square feet of space that houses conjoining performance and production rooms, which feature equipment for music, video and photographic production. The soundproof performance room includes professional stage lighting, three pan-tilt-zoom video cameras, a green screen and several backdrop options for photography and videography. 
Musicians can use a Michael Kelly electric guitar, a Blues Junior amplifier, a Carlsboro digital drum set, and a Casio WK-6600 electric keyboard. The production room features an X32 Producer audio mixer and a Ross Carbonite production switcher. Computer software features the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, which includes design, photo and movie editing, and layout software.
 
Nosh Eatery and Cate
Thursday, Mar. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Chef Rick Carson, owner of Nosh Eatery and Catering, will be preparing Filipino Pancit, a traditional noodle dish filled with vegetables as well as other foods.
Spring Meditation Se
Monday, Apr. 1, 10 a.m.

Every Monday in April at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, a member of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead a morning meditation class. Learn how to pay more attention to your existence in the present moment and use the breath as the anchor point to calm and balance the mind.

 

Through the Eyes of
Monday, Apr. 1, 7 p.m.
The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani. One of the many ironies of Modigliani’s career is that so tortured a life could produce such a serene body of work. His art managed to bridge the stylistic chasm between classical Italian painting and avant-garde Modernism. Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life. 
An Evening with Dave
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 7 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author Dave Cullen visits the Hudson Library to discuss his latest book, Parkland: Birth of A Movement. Deeply researched and beautifully told, Parkland is an in-depth examination of this recent school shooting and an up close portrait of the extraordinary teenagers who loved through it. 
Graphic Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use Canva, a free, web-based design tool that offers everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. This class will explore 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.
 
Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 7 p.m.
April’s Nonfiction book club will discuss H.W. Brands’ The Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants. This fascinating book is a biography of the “great triumvirate” of politicians in America during the 19th century: Clay, Calhoun and Webster. According to Kirkus Reviews, the book “is oddly timely—and unlikely in the moments when the three politicians managed to forge compromises.”

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library, unless otherwise noted. No registration is required. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. Copies of the next month’s book are available at the Circulation Desk. Audio copies and large print also may be available. Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, for more information.
 
Apollo’s Fire
Saturday, Apr. 6, 11 a.m.
Please note that the start time for this concert is 11 a.m., not 2 p.m. as previously posted.

Bach’s house was overflowing with children and harpsichords, and he boasted that he could make “both an instrumental and a vocal ensemble” from his family. This program for all ages will feature musicians from Apollo’s Fire performing on a variety of instruments including a harpsichord. The performance will include works by the most famous Bach, plus lesser known works by other members of the Bach Family, and will end with Apollo’s Fire’s famous Instrument Petting Zoo, a chance for audience members to ask questions and try the instruments. No registration required. 
‘Pierogi Lady’
Sunday, Apr. 7, 2 p.m.
'Pierogi Lady' Autumn Johnston will prepare the home-style pierogi her grandma used to make. Johnston was the 2018 winner of Heinen’s Shark Bank local business competition. Her famous pierogis are sold at Heinen’s stores. 
Spring Meditation Se
Monday, Apr. 8, 10 a.m.

Every Monday in April at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, a member of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead a morning meditation class. Learn how to pay more attention to your existence in the present moment and use the breath as the anchor point to calm and balance the mind.

 

Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 8, 6:30-8:30pm (Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

GigaLearn, LLC, a Lakewood-based company that “helps students and educators thrive in the digital world,” will offer a four-part series on web development for entrepreneurs every Monday night in April, starting on April 8. The eight-hour series supports entrepreneurs getting ready to launch their own businesses. Best practices for user-experience, search engine optimization and hosting options will be covered in this hands-on series. 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. The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation

An Evening with Ther
Monday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
Therese Anne Fowler, delves into the world of Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York in her latest novel, A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts. Publishers Weekly called the book, "Genius....Though the novel's lavish sweep and gorgeous details evoke a vanished world, Fowler's exploration of the way powerful women are simultaneously devalued and rewarded resonates powerfully."

 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
In April, the group will turn their attention to Michael Ondaatje’s “Warlight,” This post-WWII thriller set in London is called “Mezmerizing… this novel about secrets and loss may be Ondaatje’s best work yet.” (Publisher’s Weekly, starred review)
Instagram
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2 pm
Instagram, a photo sharing tool, is one of the most popular social media apps. Learn how to use this app along with a few photo editing tips and tricks. Prerequisites: Please bring smartphone and/or tablet, as well as device ID and password.
Catherine St. John d
Thursday, Apr. 11, 6:30 pm
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will demonstrate recipes for an Easter brunch. The menu will consist of Ham and Cheese Croissant Bread Pudding, Asparagus and Swiss Tart and Scrambled Eggs with a Tunisian Shakshouka Sauce (tomato based sauce with paprika and chilies).
Mixed Media Art
Friday, Apr. 12, 2 p.m.
Unleash your inner artist and try your hand at collage making! Join Karen Koch, a local mixed media artist from Uncommon Art, an art studio and gallery on Main Street in Hudson for an introduction to mixed media art making.  Beginning students as well as experienced artists will enjoy this collage sampler.  Even if you have made collages before, it's a fun way to try new textures, media, and materials. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required for this free program. 
 
Entrepreneurship Ser
Saturday, Apr. 13, 10 a.m.
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.
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