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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Mika Brzezinski. Perhaps best known as co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski is also the author of multiple books about empowering women in their personal and professional lives. Comeback Careers: Rethink, Refresh, Reinvent Your Success--At 40, 50, And Beyond is her most recent book, co-written with Ginny Brzezinski. This is a one-time only exclusive event and will not be recorded.

This event is sponsored by the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Virtual Special Even
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jerry Craft, author of the children's graphic novels New Kid and Class ActNew Kid follows 7th grader Jordan Banks, who was brought up in Washington Heights and is now starting at a new prestigious private school known for its academic excellence. However, Jordan isn't just the new kid, he is also one of the few kids of color in the whole school. As 7th grade progresses, Jordan struggles with trying to fit into these two different personae his old life and new school are demanding of him. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, follows Jordan's friend, Drew. Drew knows that because of the color of his skin, he must work harder than any other student at his school. As the year progresses, he struggles with his fellow students and even his closest friend, as they take everything in their lives for granted. 
 
Jerry Craft is both a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, will be released on October 6, 2020. Copies of Class Act and New Kid will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop.
 
This program is for children grades 3 and up. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, please email mail.child@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658,
 x1020.

 
Arrangements for the appearance of Jerry Craft made through HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, NY, NY.
VIRTUAL Tour of Grea
Saturday, Sep. 26, 11 am
Join us via Zoom for two tours at the Great Lakes Science Center! The first tour will be a Capsule Chat where a GLSC educator will tour a real capsule that was active in the SkyLab3 space mission in 1973. The 2nd tour will focus on Life in Space and highlights how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station. 
All ages welcome - please register once for the whole family and indicate how many people will attend. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual streaming event with profitability coach Susie Carder as she discusses her book, Power Your Profits: How to Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000. In her latest book, Carder outlines her “Predictable Success Method,” which acts as a bulletproof start-to-finish plan to build your business from startup to multi-million powerhouse. Entrepreneurs will learn how they can run their daily operations, account for sales and employ marketing systems that lead to predictable and substantial revenue and profit growth.  
Cleveland Museum of
Thursday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a live, virtual presentation on Italian Art: From Etruscan to Modern. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that provides a survey of Italy’s artistic heritage by exploring why particular subjects were depicted in sculptures, paintings, and decorative arts. Learn how factors such as patronage and subject matter convey some of the ideals and events important to residents throughout Italy in the last two thousand years. The objects shown range from decorative arts made by the ancient Etruscans to a print created by Boccioni, a proponent of the Italian Futurist movement in the early 20th century.
 
VIRTUAL: Beginning D
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society presents an introductory exploration of drawing with Salvatore Cammarata, an artist who specializes in watercolor, drawing and prints. Participants can choose between one of two live, virtual drawing workshops. 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. This program is generously funded by The Tom Hauser Arts & Humanities Series. 
Apollo’s Fire
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.
Apollo’s Fire, the GRAMMY® award-winning baroque orchestra, returns for an exclusive virtual concert featuring Rustic Music from Baroque Italy. Love songs by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi meet traditional street tunes in this exuberant music party with six musicians, evoking a summer evening in old Tuscany. This one-hour concert was recorded LIVE at Gervasi Vineyard in August and will stream for the first time virtually on the Hudson Library’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety).
 
VIRTUAL: Excel for B
Monday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
Join library staff for a live, virtual demonstration of Microsoft Excel. Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Attendees will get an introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, including creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data, and basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
VIRTUAL Craft Entrep
Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. (Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.)
In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

Interested students will need to fill out an application on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s website at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/virtual-intermediate-etsy-entrepreneurship-classes/ - Applications are due October 2, 2020
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual streaming event with Jaime Schmidt, the founder of award-winning and bestselling Schmidt’s Naturals plant and mineral-based products sold in major global retail establishments. Schmidt will discuss her book, Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms, which outlines how  to start or grow your own business and provides insights into the lessons she has learned in marketing, sales growth, product development, customer engagement, scaling operations and partnerships. Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on Shark Tank calls Supermaker “the secret sauce for launching and executing a successful business plan. It’s a must-read for emerging entrepreneurs!”  
VIRTUAL: Beginning D
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society presents an introductory exploration of drawing with Salvatore Cammarata, an artist who specializes in watercolor, drawing and prints. Participants can choose between one of two live, virtual drawing workshops. 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. This program is generously funded by The Tom Hauser Arts & Humanities Series. 
VIRTUAL Craft Entrep
Monday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. (Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.)
In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

Interested students will need to fill out an application on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s website at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/virtual-intermediate-etsy-entrepreneurship-classes/ - Applications are due October 2, 2020
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss the Victorian-era thriller, The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller set in 1860 London, Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field finds himself amid a conspiracy involving the attempted assassination of Queen Victoria. As crimes continue to accumulate Field uncovers a conspiracy tied to the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. The Wall Street Journal calls The Darwin Affair “a memorable page-turner that is breathtaking from start to stop”.  Copies of the book are currently available to read and listen on Hoopla: either ebook or audiobook. No waiting, all you need is your library card!
VIRTUAL: Felicia Zav
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman returns to the library for a continuation of her series, Revolutionary Art Movements that Shaped our Visual History. Stadelman will present a live, virtual lecture on the American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. As a pioneer of the glass art movement, Chihuly is known for his ambitious installations. A man known for his extremes, Chihuly creates visually stunning exhibitions - his most breathtaking colorful blown-glass creations appear to be in constant motion. He has said that "pushing the material to new forms, creating objects never before seen, embodies the transformational power of Art." 
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author S. C. Gwynne. Gwynne will discuss his book, Hymns of the Republic, a compelling narrative of the fourth and final year of the Civil War, a year that was one of history’s great turning points and one that defined the nation. “A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts” according to Publishers Weekly, Hymns of the Republic earned a starred review from both Booklist and Kirkus Reviews.

This event is sponsored by The Paul and Molly Bodden Memorial Fund.
 
VIRTUAL: Hudson Gene
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.
The Genealogy Study Group is now virtual and open to anyone. Join genealogist Roger Marble as he shows you how to leverage census data to solve some of your biggest family history mysteries. This presentation is open to all members of the public.
VIRTUAL: Chardon Pol
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
The Chardon Polka Band returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society with a virtual concert full of polka favorites mixed with a few polka covers of folk and classic rock tunes. Enjoy hits such as "You Can’t Take My Polka from Me," "Roll Out the Barrel," "Two Sisters Polka," "Danny’s Song" and "Let My Love Open the Door." This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, September 13 at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter.
VIRTUAL Craft Entrep
Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. (Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.)
In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

Interested students will need to fill out an application on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s website at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/virtual-intermediate-etsy-entrepreneurship-classes/ - Applications are due October 2, 2020
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Pete Beatty, author of Cuyahoga. Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review, calls the novel “an improbable, downright preposterous yarn ably spun and a great entertainment for a time in need of laughter.” 
VIRTUAL Craft Entrep
Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. (Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 p.m.)
In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. 

Interested students will need to fill out an application on the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s website at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/virtual-intermediate-etsy-entrepreneurship-classes/ - Applications are due October 2, 2020
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