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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Mardi Gras Concert w
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m.
Get a taste of New Orleans with a fun-filled Mardi Gras celebration with George Foley’s Paradise Jazz Band. The concert will feature traditional jazz, Dixieland, and tunes from the 1920s and 1930s and include familiar pieces such as “Struttin' With Some Barbecue”, “Someday,” “Sweetheart,” “At the Jazz Band Ball” and “Tin Roof Blues. No registration required.
Creative Lettering W
Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Join Larry Gabler of The Western Reserve Calligraphers for a creative lettering workshop. The same workshop will be offered at two different time slots, participants can choose either Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. or Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m.   Creative lettering is useful for signs, greeting cards, journaling, scrapbooking and any other artistic expression.  If you can write your name you can make your own handwriting a personal expression! 

Learn how to work with basic design elements, line variation, shape, size and patterns to develop your own artistic lettering style.  Registration is required for the free workshop.  Register online or call 330.653.6658 x1010.  
Introduction to Goog
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Learn more about cloud computing using the popular Google Drive. This class will introduce you to word processing, spreadsheets and other online document creation.  See how Google Drive can help you collaborate on projects and get more organized. Prerequisites: an active Gmail account (must know password), and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Excel for Beginners
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office month kicks off with Excel for Beginners. Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume. Get a hands-on introduction to creating a spreadsheet, entering and formatting data and working with basic formulas and functions. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word 2010 is recommended.
ESOL Information Ses
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10 am
Did you miss the first ESOL information session? Don't worry! On Thursday, March 2, the Hudson Library & Historical Society, along with Project Learn of Summit County, will hold a second information session for people who want to learn English. Anyone who is interested in ESOL classes is welcome to attend! You do not need to register.

Please note: This session is for people who could not come to the first session (in January). If you came to the first session you should not come to this one.
Research Databases f
Saturday, Mar. 4, 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 six databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA.
Cleveland Cello Quar
Sunday, Mar. 5, 2 p.m.
The Cleveland Cello Quartet, a dynamic ensemble dedicated to promoting the cello as a versatile and eclectic instrument, will perform a genre-bending fusion of classical, jazz, and pop music sure to please all music lovers. Cleveland Cello quartet features four graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Anna Hurt, Carlyn Kessler, Sophie Benn and Andris Koh. No registration required.
Author Scott Raab on
Monday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Author Scott Raab will discuss his latest book, You’re Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City. Cleveland native Raab, well-known for his scathing account of LeBron James’ departure for Miami in his 2012 book, The Whore of Akron, returns to the subject, this time with forgiveness. You’re Welcome, Cleveland documents the first two years of LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ historic NBA Championship win. 
Introduction to Powe
Monday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office month continues with and an Introduction to PowerPoint.  Learn how to create visually appealing presentations that may include photographs, diagrams and text.  This class covers the basics of PowerPoint, including creating a slideshow featuring text and pictures, rearranging slides, and saving and printing the presentation. Prerequisites: Participants must have basic computer skills.  Familiarity with Microsoft 2010 is recommended.  
Arts Entrepreneurshi
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The library will host an Arts Entrepreneurship Panel as part of its Winter/Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship Series. Liz Maugans, Executive Director of Zygote Press, Nicole Mullet, Executive Director of ArtsNow, and Gabe Pollack, Director of the BOP STOP at The Music Settlement, will share their experiences in this field and what creative, analytical and entrepreneurial skills are needed for success.

The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  Register for this free program online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
Intermediate Excel
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office month continues with building upon your basic Excel knowledge and learn how to use some of Excel’s more powerful features. This class will cover formulas and functions, sorting and filtering, advanced formatting and basic charts and graphs. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken Excel for Beginners or be familiar with Excel basics.
Intermediate Word
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office Month continues with Microsoft Word. Receive a hands-on experience in Word, including using editing features, inserting tables and other graphics, and design options. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and familiarity with Word.
Introduction to Publ
Thursday, Mar. 9, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office Month continues with an Introduction to Publisher class. Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to create flyers, brochures, business cards, newsletters and more.  This class will introduce you to the basics of formatting a new document in Publisher, including editing and arranging text and images.  Prerequisites: basic mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Register online at or call 330.653.6658 x1010.
The Well-Stocked Pan
Thursday, Mar. 9, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Chef Melissa McClelland will provide ideas for keeping a well-stocked pantry to provide inspiration for tasty, creative meals.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen LaRose by Louise Erdrich for its March selection.  This literary masterpiece's premise is provacative.  A man goes deer hunting and accidentally shoots and kills his neighbor's son; so consumed by guilt and sorrow, the man and his wife agree to give their son LaRose to the distraught neighbor to raise.  The Washington Post calls it "A masterly tale of grief and love."  
The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Elizabeth Letts, Aut
Monday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Elizabeth Letts, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis, will speak at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Learn about the captivating true story of Hitler’s attempt to build an equine master race made up of the finest purebred horses and the covert U.S. mission to smuggle these animals to safety. The New York Journal of Books said The Perfect Horse is “hard to put down…One need not be an equestrian or horse lover to appreciate this story.”
Intermediate PowerPo
Monday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office month continues with building upon your basic PowerPoint knowledge and learn how to use some of this presentation tool's more powerful features.  This class covers adding media-rich content to your presentation, including inserting a sound clip, inserting a video into a presentation, setting movie options, and inserting a Photo Album.  Prerequisites:It is recommended that participants have taken PowerPoint for Beginners or are familiar with the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.    
Celtic Rush Performs
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 7 p.m.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, don your green and enjoy the lively and entertaining sound of Celtic Rush, a traditional Irish band with a non-traditional twist, Celtic Rush performs with a variety of instruments including fiddles, guitars, tin whistle, upright bass, mandolin, and Irish drum (bodhran). Their music repertoire includes Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes and polkas, as well as some non-traditional favorites. No registration required. 
Understanding the Ch
Thursday, Mar. 16, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Memory specialist, Kathryn Kilpatrick, returns to the Hudson Library for an in-depth look at recognizing and dealing with memory problems. While there are many causes for memory problems, some are reversible while others can be attributed to normal aging. The key is to understand what the changes might be and how they can impact a person's daily functioning and safety. Learn about some of the "red flags" and strategies so a person can maximize their strengths and continue to have a quality of life. 

 Register for this free program online at or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.?
Introduction to Acce
Monday, Mar. 20, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Microsoft Office Month continues with Microsoft Access. Learn the basics of database creation, as well as how to navigate Access, create tables, build a databases, and import data from an external source. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and familiarity with Excel.
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