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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 Limit by event type:
 Japanese Home Cooki
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m..
or call (330) 653-6658.
Andy and Jessie Ng of Ice or Rice will demonstrate Japanese home cooking. They are frequent participants at Cleveland's popular Night Market in AsiaTown and regularly give food tours.  Sushi will not be on the menu!
Meditation
Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.
Back by popular demand, members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead morning meditation classes. 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. Beginners welcome at every class!

Register for each session online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Spooky Hudson Walkin
Monday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Seek out the legends, folk tales and ghost stories of Hudson’s dearly departed, just in time for Halloween.

All walking tours are weather dependent. Registration begins 1 month prior to each walking tour date. Space is limited to 30 people. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Terri Brundson, CPA, MT, JD of Brunsdon Law, will teach tips & techniques on using QuickBooks in a two-part workshop.  The first night will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview of customers, vendors and reports.  Part II will include in-depth coverage of customers and vendors, inventory management, and customizing and exporting reports. Register for each session separately.
Sponsored by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Akron SCORE.
Medicare 101 Review
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Doug McDowell, Senior Health Insurance Product Specialist, will discuss how to navigate the Medicare Annual Election Period and senior healthcare insurance market. This year’s enrollment period is from October 15 to December 7.  McDowell will talk about changes in Medicare for 2019, what to do if you are already enrolled and how to prepare if you are thinking about enrolling for the first time.

Writing to Publish S
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Whether you're a traditionally published author considering self publishing as another option or exclusively looking at self publishing as a way to get your writing out into the world, this is the class for you. Children's book writer and freelance editor Gloria Adams will share tips and tricks about all aspects of self publishing, from knowing what to self publish to formatting and publicizing your work.

Family Memories: Edi
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m.
In celebration of Family History month, learn how to edit and create projects using your digitized slides, negatives, photos and videos. In this class, we will highlight photo-editing software that can be used to enhance digital content. Learn about the variety of tools that can be used to create that perfect family memento. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.
 
Space is limited, registration is required.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010. 
An Evening with Dani
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Award-winning memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss his latest book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic. Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, An Odyssey tells the story of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece. Dwight Garner of the New York Times said, “Mendelsohn has written a book that’s accessible to nearly any curious reader. The book partakes of at least four genres: classroom drama; travel writing; biographical memoir; literary criticism. Revealing and funny . . . Mendelsohn makes Homer’s epic shine in your mind.”
 
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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.

Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month.

No registration is required.

Introduction to Tai
Thursday, Oct. 25, 12pm (Thursdays, October 18 & 25 and November 1 & 8, 12-1pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Thursday at 12pm beginning on October 18 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
Chef Larkin Rogers,
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Chef Larkin Rogers, Executive Chef for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, will prepare foods that demonstrate how African cuisine influenced American cuisine. Larkin will prepare authentic African-American recipes from the 1700 – 1800s as featured in the African American Heritage Cookbook. Chef Rogers recently contributed to the publication,n which will be available for purchase.
Computer Security 10
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn important tips to keep your information and your computer safe.  Learn more about antivirus software, scams like email spoofing and social engineering, the dangers of public Wi-Fi and how to create strong passwords. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Guys With Guitars
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Comprised of three accomplished and diverse solo musicians, Guys With Guitars will present a show of cleverly crafted solo pieces along with collaborations of original and recognizable cover tunes by such artists as the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkle. All ages are welcome. No registration required.
 
Meditation
Monday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Back by popular demand, members of the Center for Health, Happiness, and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead morning meditation classes. 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. Beginners welcome at every class!

Register for each session online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Spooky Hudson Walkin
Monday, Oct. 29, 6 pm

Seek out the legends, folk tales and ghost stories of Hudson’s dearly departed, just in time for Halloween. All walking tours are weather dependent. Registration begins 1 month prior to each walking tour date. Space is limited to 30 people. All tours meet at the entrance to the library.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Beyond Basics Ukulel
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Please tell us if you need a ukulele  in the special needs section of registration & if you have requests for specific techniques you would like to learn.
Music instructor Lisa Heinrich will teach  Beyond Basics Ukulele. The class is geared to those with a basic understanding of the ukulele and want to learn more about advanced chords, strumming, interpreting additional forms of ukulele notation and basic finger picking.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Terri Brundson, CPA, MT, JD of Brunsdon Law, will teach tips & techniques on using QuickBooks in a two-part workshop.  The first night will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview of customers, vendors and reports.  Part II will include in-depth coverage of customers and vendors, inventory management, and customizing and exporting reports. Register for each session separately.
Sponsored by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Akron SCORE.
Introduction to Tai
Thursday, Nov. 1, 12pm (Thursdays, October 18 & 25 and November 1 & 8, 12-1pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Thursday at 12pm beginning on October 18 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
Classical Music For
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.
Learn about the characteristics of Baroque music and Baroque performance practice, the development of the trio sonata (a major chamber music genre in the Baroque era), and get an introduction to the harpsichord with members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. This concert is part of the new Classical Music For Everyone series of free concerts and educational programs designed to engage all ages on the form and history of Classical Music.

This series is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation, The Friends of the Hudson Library and the Perry L. Noe Endowment.

 
Computer Security 10
Monday, Nov. 5, 2pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn important tips to keep your information and your computer safe.  Learn more about antivirus software, scams like email spoofing and social engineering, the dangers of public Wi-Fi and how to create strong passwords. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
 
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