An unfortunate matinee and more Feb. 20

Bring the kids to the library on their day off school for a showing of an unfortunate movie on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. The film, which is now an equally dismal TV series, is about a trio of orphans who are sent to live with an alarming uncle, played by Jim Carrey. There will be a craft offered after the PG-rated movie.

Register at For more information visit or call the Children's Library at 330-653-6658 ext 1020.

Book Club for Tweensmeets Feb. 21

Book lovers in grades 4 to 6 are invited to join us at the Hudson library for a monthly book discussion on the third Tuesday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The book for Feb. 21 is "The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel," a fantasy about a famed medieval scientist who discovers the secret of immortality.

Copies of the book are available at the children's room desk. Register at

Learn businessand personal financial planning

Cynthia M. Kula, CPA/PFS, CFP will present a program at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on business and personal financial planning Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Kula has more than 35 years of public accounting experience and is director of tax at Walthall CPAs.

A graduate of Cleveland State University with a bachelor of science in computer and information science, Kula is a frequent speaker to and writer for industry and community groups, trade associations, the OSCPA, and Lorman Educational Services. She also volunteers for the Plain Dealer Tax Call-in and the OSCPA FETCH! Day.

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

Adult Coloring in the Cafe Feb. 22

Life got you stressed out? Relax and get in touch with your creative side at the Hudson Library & Historical Society's Coloring in the Cafe program on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Adult coloring books are all the rage lately--they've been described as fun, therapeutic, and even "yoga for your brain!" Find out what all the fuss is about and de-stress while you're at it. The library will provide light refreshments, a relaxing atmosphere and everything you need to start coloring.

This program will be held in the library's Brewster Cafe. No registration is necessary.

Learn about resources for non profits Feb. 22

Representatives of the Akron office of BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will discuss resources for non-profits as part of Hudson Library & Historical Society Winter/Spring 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Learn about services BVU provides to nonprofits, such as referral of board members, pro bono and direct service volunteers.

Representatives from BVU will include Regional Vice PresidentBeth Winter, Director, Nonprofit Engagement Kimberly Simpson-Kee and Director, Business Engagement Andrea Wlaszyn. Participants will have an opportunity to speak with members of BVU in a small-group setting about services that can strengthen their nonprofit.

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence's mission is to promote business volunteerism and foster excellence in nonprofit organizations. BVU is a national model organization that strengthens nonprofits by involving thousands of volunteers from the community; engaging hundreds of business executives and professionals on nonprofit boards of directors; and providing leading-edge board and management consulting and training services for nonprofits.

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

Learn Jewish Genealogy with the Hudson Genealogy Study Group

Join the Hudson Genealogy Study Group at the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discover the world of Jewish Genealogy on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.

Shayna Mucherheide, branch manager at the Cleveland Public Library- Lorain Branch, will speak on her extensive research and published work on her Eastern European Jewish family history. Learn how to conduct Ashkenazi Jewish family history research and write a narrative of your findings. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining primary records via archives, online databases and LDS microfilms.

This program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1017 or visit to sign up.

Mardi Gras concert with George Foley's Paradise Jazz Band

On Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome George Foley's Paradise Jazz Band.

Get a taste of New Orleans with a fun-filled Mardi Gras celebration featuring traditional jazz, Dixieland, and tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. Familiar pieces will include: "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," "Someday," "Sweetheart," "At the Jazz Band Ball" and "Tin Roof Blues."

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

Enjoy Sensory Story Times monthly

Sensory Story Times at the Hudson Library & Historical Society are designed especially for young children with special needs and sensory integration challenges.

The content is geared toward children ages 3 to 6 with a caregiver, but all children are welcome to participate in this interactive, fun and educational program. Families can enjoy a quieter atmosphere on a day that is less busy at the library. The goal is to provide a relaxed environment for children who may be overstimulated in a typical storytime program. A time of play will be offered at the conclusion of the program that will include sensory toys and an opportunity for parents and children to foster relationships and gain support from each other.

This new storytime series will be offered the last Sunday of each month (Feb. 26, March 26 and April 30) at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit to register.

Sign up for SAT Practice Test Feb. 26

An SAT Practice Test for high school students will be offered at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

On Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., the Princeton Review will administer the redesigned timed SAT test (minus the writing portion). It will last approximately 3 ° hours. Students are asked to bring pencils and a calculator.

Registration is required and space is limited. For further information or to register, call the Teen Room at the Hudson Library and Historical Society at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032 or visit

Learn during Microsoft Office Month in March

Do you need help with Microsoft Office? March has officially been named Microsoft Office Month at the Hudson Library & Historical Society! Learn the tips and tricks behind the Office Suite of programs including: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and Access. Whether you are a beginner or looking to discover more advanced features we have you covered. Unable to attend a class? Schedule a one-on-one technology appointment. Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (not associated with Microsoft certification).

The list of programs includes:

Excel for Beginners | March 1, 2 p.m.

Intermediate Excel | March 8, 2 p.m.

Introduction to PowerPoint | March 6, 7 p.m.

Intermediate PowerPoint | March 13, 7 p.m.

Intermediate Word | March 8, 7 p.m.

Introduction to Publisher | March 9, 2 p.m.

Introduction to Access | March 20, 7 p.m.

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

Enjoy monthly STEAM storytimes

The STEAM Storytime program meets March 3 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. with The World of Ohio Animals. Children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver can enjoy stories and songs before doing hands-on activities and crafts.

The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through May.

April 7: All about the Weather

May 5: Earth, Sun, Moon

Register for one of the two sessions at For more information visit or call the Children's Library at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 4

Stop by the Hudson library March 4 at 1 p.m. for a celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Come listen to a book reading, participate in crafts and games. Wear your best Seuss inspired outfit. This program is for all ages.

Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit

Admissions planning for freshman and sophomores

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a program on College Admissions Planning for freshmen and sophomores on March 5 at 1 p. m. To many underclassmen, the ACT/SAT, college essays, and applications seem a lifetime away. However, there are other aspects of college planning that are important now. Collegewise, a sister company to Princeton Review, will help students and their families understand what they do today will help them be more successful when they eventually apple to college.

This free program requires registration for each family member in attendance. To register, please visit Call the Teen desk for more information at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.