Author discusses NYC's greatest female detective

Author discusses NYC's greatest female detectiveAuthor 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."

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.

Ballet ExcelOhio to perform

Ballet Excel Ohio's ballerinas are coming to the Hudson Library on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. They will be performing a sneak peak of the ballet The Little Mermaid. Do you wish you could be part of their world? Come to hear the classic story of "The Little Mermaid." Children will have the opportunity to meet the costumed characters and participate in a dance. Please register all attending.

Hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

ACT & SAT strategysession for teens, families

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host an ACT & SAT Strategy program for both teens and their families on Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the format and content of the ACT & SAT tests. The Princeton Review will walk participants through sample questions. Students will leave with proven strategies for beating both tests. This free program requires registration for each family member in attendance.

To register, visit hudsonlibrary.com. Call the Teen desk for more information at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

Chinese New YearCelebration Jan. 22

Returning to the Hudson Library & Historical Society for its sixth year, the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Northeast Ohio's traditional Chinese orchestra, will present a colorful new program to ring in the "Year of the Rooster" on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

For this year's concert the seven-member ensemble will welcome guest soloist Yang Jin, one of China's top performers on the pipa and zhongruan lutes. Yang Jin will play several solo pieces as well as join with the ensemble for the finale. A graduate of the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music, Yang Jin has toured internationally and was recently featured with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.

In addition to performances by Yang Jin, the program will include two pieces depicting the clamor and excitement of a dragon boat race, as well as a rare performance of an art song from the Ming Dynasty, accompanied by the gugin, an ancient 7string zither.

All ages are welcome and there is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.

Spend an eveningwith 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 sciencebehind 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 codingclass for tweens

Student 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.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host an Introduction to Gmail class on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

Introduction toGmail class Jan. 26

Learn the basics of using Gmail, including composing and sending emails, labeling emails and more! If you are curious about switching to Gmail or want to learn more about your Gmail account, find out what a free Gmail account has to offer. Prerequisites: basic mouse and computer skills.

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

Generation startup screening

Along with the support from The Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will be presenting the movie "Generation Startup" on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the library's Teen Room.

The movie goes to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action--with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country's economic future is at stake.

Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.