Library Events

The Hudson Library is currently closed until at least May 1 and all programs are canceled.
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.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

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Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson will be discussed at the April meeting. In his book, Bryson guides readers through the human body including how it functions, its mesmerizing abilities and how it can fail. With a plethora of facts and Bryson’s trademark witticism, readers will leave with a deeper understanding of life and yourself. The New York Times Book Review calls the book “Delightful...(The Body) reveals the thousands of rarely acknowledged tasks our body takes care of as we go about our day.”
Graphic Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 8, 7 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Ever wondered what might be possible with just a little extra design knowledge in your back pocket? Whether you are a novice or have an eye for graphic design, Canva's free, web-based design tools offer everything needed to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Learn 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.
 
YouTube Creator Stud
Saturday, Apr. 11, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Learn the process of creating your YouTube channel from the ground up at the YouTube Creator Studio Bootcamp. During this session, participants will learn how to create their YouTube channel, utilize YouTube’s creator studio tools, learn YouTube best practices and try their hands at filming and uploading a short clip. Participants are asked to bring short video clips on their mobile device or portable storage to the program. 
Prerequisites: A valid Google email address (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills
 
Creativity Lab Orien
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own podcasts and audio must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session. 
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies, best practices and how to use the equipment in the space. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 13, 7 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, will be the focus of the April meeting. The book, a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read, is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love and the redemptive power of storytelling. WSJ. Magazine calls it a “stunningly written journey that…explores how race, masculinity, addition and poverty are seen in our country—all topics that feel especially significant today.”
Catherine St. John P
Thursday, Apr. 16, 6:30 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Catherine St. John, owner and school director of Western Reserve School of Cooking, will demonstrate High Tea recipes as showcased in the “Official Downton Abbey Cookbook”. Copies of the "Official Downton Abbey Cookbook" will be available to purchase from the Learned Owl Bookstore.
Creativity Lab Orien
Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently produce their own video recordings must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. Please note that anyone interested in using the video equipment (including those who have already completed the podcast training) must complete this separate video orientation. 
Using Foreign Newspa
Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Discover all about the Library of Congress online newspaper database: Chronicling America. Drawn from across the United States, these digitized newspapers are written in many different languages. Participants will learn how to use Chronicling America, as well as how to make the most out of online translation programs to aid in their research.
Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills

Mustard’s Retr
Sunday, Apr. 19, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Influenced by early 1960s folk music, this duo is  known for creating an intimate connection with the audience. Enjoy an eclectic blend of old and new music mixed with entertaining storytelling, a guaranteed good time for the whole family. No registration required.

 
Creativity Lab Orien
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently record their own podcasts and audio must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session. 
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies, best practices and how to use the equipment in the space. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.Real Murders by New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will be the topic of discussion for the mystery book club in April. Meet Aurora “Roe” Teagarden, a small town librarian who has to stop someone from killing members of the true crime club called Real Murders. Publishers Weekly described the book as “ingenious…an engrossing tale…a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P.D. James’s Cordelia Gray.” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has adapted the Aurora Teagarden series for film.
<em>Let the People P
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
In his thoroughly researched book, Let the People Pick the President, Supreme Court journalist and New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman draws upon the history of the founding era, as well as information gleaned from campaign managers, field directors and other officials from twenty-first-century Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns, to make a powerful case for abolishing the Electoral College. 
Website Design with
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Create a beautiful website in just a few clicks with Canva, a free, web-based design tool. In this class we will explore a variety of elements in Canva that can be used to design and publish a website from scratch, or choose from high-quality website templates to guide you along the design process. Prerequisites: Email address, strong mouse, keyboard and web navigation skills. 
 
Nosh Eatery and Cate
Thursday, Apr. 23, 6:30 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Chef Rick Carson, owner of Nosh Eatery and Catering, returns for creative cooking adventure. 
CSU Saxophone Studio
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
The CSU Saxophone Studio, under the direction of Cleveland State University Saxophone Professor Thomas Lempner, will perform a program of works from Bach to Britten and Neihaus to Nyman, influenced by Baroque, Classical, Jazz and Modern styles. No registration required.


 
WordPress Workshop
Monday, Apr. 27, 6:30 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Sarah Kepple, owner of GigaLearn LLC, will present an introductory WordPress workshop. This class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to use WordPress to create, design and customize a website. Kepple will demonstrate how to use and navigate the WordPress platform as participants follow along. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems used for website design, powering over 75 million websites. Prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required. 

 
Get Your Business On
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Does your small business lack an online presence? The library will present a class on how to get your business online using Google My Business. Participants will learn how to create and update their free Google Business Profile, increase awareness and engagement with customers by posting interactive content, discover how people are finding your business and how Google can use your profile to generate a free website. 
Prerequisites: An active Gmail account (must know username and password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.
 
 Two Ukulele Classes
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Music teacher Lisa Heinrich will teach a Beginner Ukulele Class on Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m. Students will learn basic strumming patterns, how to tune a ukulele and basic chords that will enable you to play more than a dozen songs.
Researching Veterans
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2 p.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
This class will teach strategies and tips on how to research a veteran that served in the military. Participants will learn about useful databases such as Ancestry and Fold 3 as well how to request records from the National Archives.
Prerequisites: Strong computer and mouse skills.
Creativity Lab Orien
Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
All individuals interested in using the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Creativity Lab to independently produce their own video recordings must first complete this mandatory one-hour orientation training session.
During orientation training, participants will learn about the Creativity Lab’s policies and how to use the video production equipment. Upon completion of the orientation program, participants may register for a two-hour independent session, where they can create their own content. Please note that anyone interested in using the video equipment (including those who have already completed the podcast training) must complete this separate video orientation. 
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