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:
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2 p.m.
The book club will discuss Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The first book in this bestselling series introduces Mma “Precious” Ramotswe, the founder of Botswana’s first and only female run detective agency. Newsweek says “in Mma Ramotswe, [McCall Smith] minted one of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction.”
Civil War Walking To
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6pm
Learn about the places and people of Hudson who played a role in our nation's Civil War, from abolitionist John Brown to the homes and stories of those involved. All tours meet at the entrance to the library and are weather dependent. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
Get Productive with
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 12 p.m.
In partnership with Grow with Google, the library will present Get Productive with Google’s Digital Tools on Wednesday, July 17 at 12 p.m. Whether you’re a student, a job seeker, a parent, a volunteer, an employee or business owner, digital tools can help you manage everyday tasks more efficiently. Participants will learn how Google’s office productivity tools—including Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other apps can boost productivity. The livestream event will offer tips and tricks for how to use these digital tools efficiently and creative ways to accomplish a variety of tasks for your professional and personal projects.  Prerequisites: An active Gmail account (must know username and password), basic mouse and keyboard skills. 
Adult Summer Yoga
Monday, Jul. 22, 10 a.m. (Mondays, June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29 and August 12. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. 
You must register for each class individually.
 Underground Railroa
Monday, Jul. 22, 6:30pm
Discover the homes, sites and people that played a significant role in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson. All tours meet at the entrance to the library and are weather dependent. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
Let’s Go on a
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2 p.m.
Enjoy and discover far-away places from the comfort of your own home! Learn how to “walk” down the streets of Venice, Italy using Google Earth and Google Street View, tour the most famous galleries in the Louvre, and test your knowledge of geography using visual cues with the game Geoguessr. Prerequisites: basic mouse and keyboard skills.
An Introduction to G
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2:00 p.m.
Explore Google’s popular web-based cloud storage program, Google Drive. Learn how you can store and edit files and see how Google Drive can help you collaborate on projects and get more organized. Also, learn all about Google’s web-based office applications Docs, Sheets and Slides. 

Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password), and basic mouse and keyboard skills
Video Editing for iP
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2pm
Learn how to use your iPad/iPhone to make and edit videos. This class will cover apps that can be used for making videos, adding fun effects and general video editing. Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with navigating the device.
Adult Summer Yoga
Monday, Jul. 29, 10 a.m. (Mondays, June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29 and August 12. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. 
You must register for each class individually.
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 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.

Disasters of Hudson
Thursday, Aug. 1, 10am
Explore the sites of accidents and calamity in Hudson during this tour of the downtown area. Hear about floods, explosions, fires and accidents, some of which permanently altered the architecture and history of Hudson. All tours meet at the entrance to the library and are weather dependent. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 
3D Printed Jewelry
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
Design a piece of jewelry to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer. See a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.
Kent/Blossom Music F
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
Chamber ensembles from the Kent/Blossom Music Festival return for the second of two unique concerts. This concert will feature works by Arthur Foote, Margi Griebling-Haigh and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. No registration required.
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Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.

August’s nonfiction book club will discuss Milk! A 10,000 Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky. Through anecdotal stories the author traces the evolution of milk’s production and consumption in culture from different time periods in history. The New York Times called Milk! a “timeline of civilization, as well as culture and product.”

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.

Learning with the Li
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2pm
The library is more than just books! With your Hudson library card you can learn a new language, take a class in digital photography or Microsoft Excel, and access Consumer Reports ratings. This class will cover resources such as Lynda.com, Transparent Languages, Consumer Reports and Creativebug. Prerequisites: basic computer and mouse skills, and library card
Adult Summer Yoga
Monday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. (Mondays, June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29, August 12, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in association with the Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center of Hudson, will offer six free yoga classes at 10 a.m. on Monday mornings June 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29 and August 12. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. 
You must register for each class individually.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Aug. 12, 7 pm
A mysterious sleeping sickness that envelopes an isolated southern California town is at the heart of the August 12th selection, The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker. People magazine says this “gripping, provocative novel should come with a warning: may cause insomnia.” (Book of the Week)
Too Young to Be Done
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m.

Longevity advances have graced us with a vibrant new talent pool – those at or nearing their 60s who are too young to be done, but who crave meaningful, flexible work for this encore career chapter, which could span a decade or more. Join Jeff Tidwell, Founder of Next for Me, and Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur, for valuable insights and connect with like-minded people who are striving to answer this big question: What’s next for me? Topics for this workshop include generational blending, the power of positivity and developing a positive mindset and a look at career transition expert Kerry Hannon’s new book Never too Old to Get Rich
 
An Evening with New
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner C. J. Box will discuss his latest novel, The Bitterroots. In his novel, master storyteller Box delivers another searing tale of loyalty, lies and lethal retribution as his protagonist, former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell, tries to uncover the truth and exonerate a man unjustly accused of a crime.

Photos with iPad & i
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2 p.m.
Learn how to use your iPad and/or iPhone to take, edit and organize photos. This class covers a variety of iPad/iPhone apps that can be used for taking photos, creating slideshows and editing photos. Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with navigating the device.
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