Discover a world of holiday teas

Discover the world of holiday teas on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Join certified Tea Specialist, Angela Strach-Gotthardt, to learn more about the flavors of the tea leaf and how to create a holiday tradition of sharing tea and conversation with family and friends. You will learn which tea varieties are great for blending, how to blend your own special holiday teas and how set the perfect space to share the world's most consumed beverage. Demonstrated samples will be available in a variety of tantalizing aromas and tastes. Bring your own teacup for tasting these refreshing holiday teas.

Register for this free program at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Participate in National Novel Writing Month

Do you have a story that needs to be told? Have you dreamed of writing a novel? Now is the time. As an official National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Come Write In location, the Hudson Library & Historical Society invites authors to bring their works in progress, notebooks and laptops to Brewster Caf to write and network with other NaNoWriMo participants and writers.

Writing prompts and encouragement will be provided to keep writers on track and give new direction for writing projects. Prizes will be awarded to those who reach their writing goals. The final Come Write In event will be Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the library's caf. Writers at all stages of their careers are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required. For more information visit or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

'Dinner in the Dark' Chef Jeff Jarrett visits Dec. 1

Chef Jeff Jarrett will demonstrate how to make his famous bolognese sauce at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

"It's fairly intensive but will provide the guests with a lot of different techniques and get a few of them involved," Jarrett said.

He is the co-creator of the Cleveland, non-profit organization, "Dinner in the Dark," a monthly dinner series that explores edgy menu items, promotes local chefs, and uses the best local ingredients while keeping guests "in the dark" about their six-course menu for that evening. Every "Dinner in the Dark" event benefits a local charity, which is chosen by that month's participating chefs.

Register for this free program at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for information.

Enjoy Jazz with Shannon Eller Trio

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz with the Shannon Eller Trio at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Shannon Eller is one of Northeast Ohio's accomplished and diverse jazz/pop vocalists known for her "full, easy vocal style". Her show will be a mix of new contemporary arrangements of tunes from the 'Great American Songbook' and festive holiday tunes. Selections will include such favorites as "You and The Night and The Music," "If I Were a Bell" and "Too Darn Hot." All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program.

For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit

Fly to the Star

Wars Party Dec. 3

Children ages 5 and up can celebrate all things Star Wars at the Star Wars Party on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. Participants will enjoy Star Wars themed games and crafts. Registration is required. Visit or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Learn about self-publishing

The Hudson Library & Historical Society concludes its 2016 Writing to Publish Series with a panel of self-published authors on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Local self-published authors Eric Van Raepenbusch, Matthew Verish, Stephanie Verish and Elizabeth Yurich will share their experiences as independently published authors. They will discuss why they decided to take self-publishing route, best practices on self-publishing, self-promotion and how the industry has changed to make this format more accessible to writers. The panel will be moderated by Amanda Flower.

To register, visit or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Learn about the Ernest Hemingway Archives

Author and researcher Robert K. Elder will discuss his book, "Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park," on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson library.

Hidden Hemingway explores some of the most fascinating and never-before-seen items in the collections of the Ernest Hemingway Archives in Hemingway's home town of Oak Park, Illinois. Elder will share some of the stories behind the interesting and sometimes unusual items in the archives such as letters, school assignments, Hemingway's earliest work, a dental X-ray, bullfighting memorabilia and Hemingway's final letter written while receiving electroshock therapy. Hear the stories about the research, the talented writer and the larger-than-life myth that has captivated fans around the world.

Elder is a journalist, author and current Director of Digital Product Development and Strategy for Crain Communications. He has published six previous books, along with additional work appearing in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and many more publications. In addition to writing, Elder has also taught journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School and Columbia College Chicago.

Copies of "Hidden Hemingway" will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program at

Hudson Middle School orchestra holiday concert

The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series continues on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a concert by the Hudson Middle School Orchestra.

Led by longtime Hudson schools music instructor Roberto Iriarte, this outstanding orchestra will play "New World Symphony Themes" by Antonin Dvorak; "The Code," an exciting rock syncopation work by TV and film composer Alan Lee Silva, "Locus Iste" by Anton Bruckner, as well as traditional holiday favorites including music from The Polar Express.

No registration is required for this free program. For more information call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit

Homework Connection tutoring returns

The Hudson Library begins its Homework Connection tutoring program, a free homework help service for middle school and high school students, in the Teen Room every Monday and Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

This is a drop-in program that does not require registration. It will not take place on days that there is no school.

Students from the Hudson High School's National Honor Society volunteer their services for this program. The library is pleased to partner with the schools in this community outreach effort.

For further information, contact the Teen Room at the library at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.