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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Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Research Databases f
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.
SORRY, THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELED.
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. These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports. This is part of the  Winter/Spring 2018 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.
Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Learn How to Use Ets
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Learn How to Use Ets
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Do you already make custom jewelry, decorative home items, or other handmade products for sale or gift giving? If so, this course will teach you how to start an online shop for your unique line of handcrafted items. In partnership with Etsy, a leader in e-commerce for creative entrepreneurs, the library is offering free classes to help craft makers like you establish an online business to sell your products to a wider market and earn extra income.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to leverage your website to reach clients with Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru. Learn how to win more targeted traffic predictably and reliably by optimizing with Google Analytics and Google Search Console. Carruthers founded The Search Guru, a search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) company serving medium and large businesses who think big.
Research Databases f
Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases  as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Winter/Spring 2018 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.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: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA.  These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources that provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
Developing a Sustain
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.

Barb Greene, owner and principal consultant with CommonGood Consulting, Inc., will provide an overview of the components of a diversified, sustainable funding base for nonprofit organizations.  

Entrepreneurship Ser
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

Join Deborah A. Easton, Communication Skills Consultant, for a program on how to manage today’s multi-generational workforce. There are now five generations in today’s workforce, each with a different method of accomplishing asks, giving and following instructions, and communicating.  For anyone who manages multiple generations, an understanding of these different methods is key to leading a productive and cohesive team and building trust among team members. This program will give a brief overview of the shared historical experiences that create each generation’s mindset about work, and an understanding of different generation’s work habits and requirements of management.

This program is offered in partnership with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
Introduction to Find
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 10 a.m.

Are you new to the field of grant seeking? Brian Schultz of the Foundation Center Midwest will discuss what funders look for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. Schultz will also provide an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

 

 

Entrepreneurship Ser
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m.

When you network, do you network with an intent, or do you just hope to meet someone that will one day give you business? Join Maria Jeancola, founder and serial networker of Network Fifty Two, for a presentation about intentional networking.  Hear Maria’s top secrets that have made her the go-to-connector in the Greater Cleveland area.
Grant Seekers Databa
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 10 a.m.

Find grant resources and identify potential funders at a training session for the Foundation Center databases. The workshop will offer tips and suggestions on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations and highlight the electronic resources available for free at the library. The Foundation Directory Online provides information on more than 110,000 grant makers and more than 3 million grant records.
Advanced Budgeting f
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 10 a.m.

Brian Schultz of the Foundation Center Midwest will provide step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  This workshop will cover the basic components of a project budget including income, expenses and how to estimate the realistic cost of a project.
Census Data for Gran
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 10 a.m.

Timothy Sarko Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will assist grant seekers in finding census data that can be useful in grant writing including American Community Survey (ACS) and American FactFinder. This program is part of the Winter/Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship Series sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.  
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Apr. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute, returns to the library to discuss his latest book, Killing Marketing. In Killing Marketing, Pulizzi reveals the next level of breakthrough success - transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center.  Killing Marketing rewrites the rules of marketing and enables you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legends.
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