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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Scandals of Hudson W
Monday, Jun. 18, 6:30 pm

Quiet Midwest city? Think again! Explore the notorious sites of Hudson once whispered about in scandal and gossip. See the actual locations of speakeasies, a bank robbery and more. Hear the accounts of the people involved and outcomes from their criminal activity. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library.

Photoshop Elements
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
This class will cover many of the tools in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Basic concepts like cropping, resizing and adding different effects to your image will be covered, as well as some tools to manipulate and retouch your photos. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills.
Wizard Rock! with To
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Do you love Harry Potter and rock bands!? Well this is a show for you. Join us in the library rotunda on Tuesday, June 19th from 2:00-3:00 pm. With bands including Tonks & the Aurors, this show of magical music is geared towards teens but everyone is welcome! Along with the Harry Potter Alliance, information about registering to vote will be provided. No registration required. 
  Research Databases
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases.
The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover five databases including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, and Reference USA.


 
Cleveland Opera Thea
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 7 p.m.

Cleveland Opera Theater returns to the Hudson Library for an intimate performance of live opera featuring beloved operatic favorites and golden-age musical theater. The mission of Cleveland Opera Theater is to make live professional opera accessible, engaging, relevant and exciting in Northeast Ohio. All ages are welcome for this family friendly performance. No registration required.


 

Adult Summer Yoga Se
Thursday, Jun. 21, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

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 Thursday mornings June 7, 14, 21 and July 5, 12, 19. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness.

 

Registration is required for each individual class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Eat Like an Athlete
Thursday, Jun. 21, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Chef April Thompson, owner of Wild Thymez catering, will cook and demonstrates how to “Eat Like  An Athlete”. She has been a personal chef for high profile professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB including Kyrie Irving.
Morning Meditation
Friday, Jun. 22, 10 a.m. (Fridays, June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13, 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 on Fridays, June 22, 29 and July 6 and 13 at 10 a.m. 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! 
 
Classical Music for
Saturday, Jun. 23, 1:00 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society is proud to present the first concert in an exciting new music series entitled, Classical Music for Everyone. 
Beginning at 1 pm, children young and old are invited to attend a pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo in the library rotunda for hands-on experience with a variety of instruments.

At 2 pm, members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra will present an entertaining family concert of classical dance music through the centuries that will include an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
Please register everyone attending.

This series is sponsored by Peg’s Foundation, The Friends of the Hudson Library and the Perry L. Noe Endowment.
Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 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. No registration is required.

Learn to Play Ukulel
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Musician Mia Hess will be teaching beginning ukulele. Hess has been working professionally in the performing arts for over 45 years. Her extensive experience includes performing as a jazz, standards and big band vocalist and band leader and appearing in many musical theater productions and as a vocal coach. She started a bi-monthly workshop, Summit Jumping Fleaz, and is a member of Rubber City Ukes and Highland Square Ukes. She also teaches a workshop, “Singing For Ukulele Players”.

An Evening with Geor
Thursday, Jun. 28, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join author George Michelsen Foy as he discusses his newest book, Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro, a true account of the mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle in 2015, taking with it thirty-three lives.
Morning Meditation
Friday, Jun. 29, 10 a.m. (Fridays, June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13, 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 on Fridays, June 22, 29 and July 6 and 13 at 10 a.m. 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! 
 
Excel for Jobseekers
Friday, Jun. 29, 11 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
An intermediate level Excel course covering some basic business functions such as formatting charts & tables and using named ranges. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be very comfortable with Excel basics.
Fourth of July Flowe
Monday, Jul. 2, 10 a.m.
Professional flower arranger Helen Grannetino returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society to help you design a beautiful floral arrangement for your Fourth of July celebration. Participants will learn how to arrange one dozen carnations in a decorative tin container. No previous flower arranging experience is necessary to attend this class. Grannetino will also demonstrate some great ideas for entertaining including ideas for punch bowl and buffet decorations.

Space is limited. Registration is required in person at the second floor reference desk. A nonrefundable $10 materials fee per person must be paid at the time of registration.
 
Adult Summer Yoga Se
Thursday, Jul. 5, 10:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

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 Thursday mornings June 7, 14, 21 and July 5, 12, 19. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Classes are open to all levels of fitness.

 

Registration is required for each individual class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Morning Meditation
Friday, Jul. 6, 10 a.m. (Fridays, June 22 & 29 and July 6 & 13, 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 on Fridays, June 22, 29 and July 6 and 13 at 10 a.m. 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! 
 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Jul. 9, 7 p.m.
A suspenseful, page-turning mystery has been selected for the July meeting. “The Dry” by Jane Harper is set in Australia and combines small-town atmosphere with big secrets. Amazon chose it as their Best Book of January 2017, calling it “completely unpredictable in the best ways possible.”
Kit Homes Walking To
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Walk by some of Hudson’s 20th century homes ordered as kits through the Sears Roebuck catalog and other manufacturers of home materials. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library.

Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 11, the book club will read The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas written by James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller. This book tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service. Of the book, Kirkus said, “For food history and presidential history buffs alike, both entertaining and illuminating.” 
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