Genealogy study group to hear state expert on newspaper research

Tom Neel, library director of the Ohio Genealogy Society in Belleville, Ohio, will address the Hudson group on using newspapers to find ancestors on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room at the Hudson library.

Neel is a well known genealogist throughout the state of Ohio and will offer inside tips on newspaper research.

This program is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The Hudson Genealogy Study Group is opened to any with an interest in genealogy. This program is free. For more information, 330-653-6658 ext. 1017.

Meet sled dog racer Jan. 7

Karen Land, a three-time participant in the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska, will discuss how she got involved with sled dog racing and what led her to participate in the sport's most grueling race in presentation for families on Jan. 7.

The Race starts down the city streets of Anchorage, crosses the treacherous Alaskan Range Mountains and follows the bitterly cold Yukon River to the Bering Sea and the gold rush town of Nome. This program starts at 1 p.m. in the Flood Meeting room at the Hudson Library.

Register at hudsonlibrary.org or by calling 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Learn about organizational apps for iPhone, iPad

Start the new year on the right foot! Learn about the different apps available that can help you get organized in 2017. See how built-in iPhone and iPad apps such as Calendar, Reminders and Notes can help take the stress out of staying organized on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson library. Learn how to organize everything from to-do list, dates, documents, photos and more.

Prerequisites: Please bring your iPhone or iPad, Apple ID and Apple ID password. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Do Adult Coloring in Brewster Cafe

Start your new year off right with this relaxing program. Adult coloring books are all the rage lately--they've been described as fun, therapeutic, and even "yoga for your brain!"

On Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will be hosting a coloring evening in the Brewster Cafe with light refreshments, music, and, of course, everything you need to start coloring. Feel free to drop in and see what all the fuss is about--no registration needed.

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

Non-Profit Basics Workshop Jan. 11

Learn the requirement and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation at a three hour morning workshop on Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

William Glaeser and Bob Labbe of the Akron SCORE office will lead the workshop. This event is part of the library's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research's Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events.

Glaeser is a volunteer counselor with Akron SCORE chapter 81 and specializes in not-for-profit organizations. He is the retired president and general manager of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc. operating public television stations WNEO, Youngstown and WEAO Akron (PBS 45 and 49) now known as Western Reserve Public Media.

Labbe has been a volunteer counselor for Akron SCORE Chapter 81 specializing in Not-for-Profit management since 2005. He is retired from Greenleaf Family Center where he served as President/CEO for 23 years.

The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for information.

Learn to cook vegetarian all day

Julie Gedeon will demonstrate ways for planning and preparing vegetarian foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Gedeon, working as "Chef Giulia," is a personal chef, food coach and cooking instructor specializing in vegetarian and vegan cooking. Chef Guilia will focus on plant-based foods for meals and eating on the go that are lower in fat, sodium, and sweeteners, and higher in fiber and nutritionally dense. She will provide ideas and menu suggestions about your food choices.

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

Take Excel for Beginners

Learn the basics of the Excel spreadsheet program to enhance your current job skills or to start building your resume Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Hudson library.

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. Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext.1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Chromebook crash course Jan. 16

Learn more about the ultra low-cost, but powerful Google Chromebook at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Attendees will get an introduction to the device and its functions. Please note that this is a demonstration class only. Participants are welcome to bring their own Chromebooks.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Author discusses NYC's greatest female detective

Author Brad Ricca will discuss his latest book, "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation" on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Learn about the fascinating true story of Mary Grace Humiston, known as "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes," a detective and lawyer who became the first female U.S. district attorney, and was made the first female consulting detective to the NYPD after solving a notorious cold case. The book received a starred review in Kirkus Review praising it as "an express train of a story Rapid, compelling storytelling informed by rigorous research and enlivened by fecund imagination."

Ricca is the author of "Super Boys," winner of the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction, winner of a 2014 Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature, and a Booklist Top 10 Book on the Arts. He is also the author of "American Mastodon," winner of the 2009 St. Lawrence Book Award. He is a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University and lives with his family in Cleveland.

Copies of "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Spend an evening with Tom Murdough

Tom Murdough, founder of Little Tikes, Step2 and his newest venture Simplay3, will speak as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter/Spring 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Murdough will join award-winning reporter Kabir Bhatia for a conversation about the evolution of Murdough's long and successful career.

In 1969, Tom Murdough founded the Little Tikes company in Hudson, Ohio. It quickly became one of the foremost leaders in the toy industry and a pioneer in the field of rotational molding in the plastics industry. Murdough then founded Step2 in 1991, which further grew his reputation as a valuable asset to the toy industry. His newest company, Simplay3, is a refreshing and experienced management and design team that helped build his first two companies.

The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Learn about the science behind Harry Potter's magic Jan. 24

What child wouldn't want to know some of the real life science behind Harry Potter's magic?On Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hudson library they will recreate the magic of wizardry mixed with muggle world science. Children grades K-2 can enjoy Harry Potter-themed science experiments and crafts. They are welcome to dress in their favorite Hogwarts uniform. Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Computer coding class for tweens

Students going into grades fourth to eighth can learn basic computer coding at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The class will be Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. This free program will be a introduction and foundation to computer science.

Registration is required and space is limited. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032, or visit hudsonlibrary.org to sign up.

Take Intro to 3D Printing

Design an object to print on our Makergear M2 3D printer at the Introduction to 3D Printing class Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Hudosn library.

Get an opportunity to see a 3D printer in action and gain hands-on experience with Tinkercad 3D design software. Prerequisites: Strong mouse and keyboard skills.

Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext.1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.