Hudson Genealogy Group to host past genealogy societies president

On March 18 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Genealogy Study Group will host former president of the Ohio Genealogy Society as well as the former president of the Western Reserve Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Ted Miner. Miner will speak on the importance of citing one's sources and documenting lineage. It is said genealogy without documentation is mythology. This phrase suggests that sound genealogical research necessitates documentation and Miner will demonstrate how to document one's ancestry. This program is free to all attend.

For further information contact 330-653-6658 ext. 1017.

Get tax questions answered

Representatives from H&R Block of Stow will be available to answer your tax questions throughout the month of March at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Appointments are required and will be limited to 15 minutes per person. Please note that representatives are available to answer tax questions but will not prepare tax forms during these appointments. Please bring a copy of last year's tax return (if available) to the appointment.

Call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext.1010 to make an appointment or for more information.

Learn about highly selective college admissions

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a program on Highly Selective College Admissions on March 19 at 1 p. m. Collegewise, a sister company to Princeton Review, will describe in what is really takes to get admitted to the most selective schools in the country. They will also discuss the specific qualities the most selective colleges seek from applicants and how students can develop them.

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

Entrepreneurship Series: Search Engine Marketing

Learn how to leverage your website to reach clients with Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Carruthers founded The Search Guru, a search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) company to help create custom digital marketing solutions for businesses.

Leslie Carruthers is a seasoned Internet marketing professional and search engine marketer. Her background includes internet marketing since 1999, and search engine marketing (SEM) since 2001. In 2012, Carruthers was named one of the top women in SEO. She also is a consultant and faculty member for SuccessWorks, an internationally renowned search firm serving enterprise-level corporations. Carruthers has also served on the Board of Directors of The Web Association and was Director of Communication for the Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals.

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

List to food entrepreneurship panel March 23

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a Food Entrepreneurship Panel as part of its Winter/Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship Series on March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Phil Nabors of Mustard Seed Market & Caf, Brian Gura, owner of Cleveland Tofu and president at International Specialty Produce (ISP), Inc., Linda Coleman of Olive My Heart and Elizabeth and Maggie Pryor, co-founders of Chill Pop Shop will share their founder stories, challenges and successes. The panel will be moderated by Vivian Goodman of WKSU's Quick Bites and a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier of Cleveland.

Phil Nabors is the president of Mustard Seed Market & Caf. This specialty food store is "locally owned and family grown," with stores in Montrose, Solon and the newest location, Highland Square in Akron.

Brian Gura has owned Cleveland Tofu, which is produced at ISP, since 2005. His tofu was developed for American palates and is closer to the texture of meatloaf as opposed to the pat style of Asian tofu.

Linda Coleman is the owner of Olive my Heart, a family-run business located in Hudson. The shop offer vinegars and olive oils from around the world and their shop includes tasting rooms.

Chill Pop Shop cofounders are Elizabeth Pryor, CEO and Maggie Pryor, Product Director, of this Cleveland-based food business. They produce frozen fruit pops with real fruit and natural, fresh ingredients. The company has quickly grown from selling pops from a push cart at local markets to being available in more than 60 stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern region of the county including Whole Foods.

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

Friends of Hudson Library book sale schedule

The Friends of the Hudson Library hold full day book sales on the first Saturday and third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Morning only book sales take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Most major credit cards are now being accepted for purchases over $10. Books make great gifts, and many new and like-new books can be found at the book sales. Specialty books such as large print, books on CD and non-English texts are also available.

The Friends welcome donations of clean, sellable books. CDs, DVDs and collectible or vintage book are also appreciated. Outdated reference materials, textbooks, damaged items and VHS tapes are not accepted. For more information, contact Sue McDonald at 330-653-9751.

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 (March 26 and April 30) at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit to register.

Meet Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' March 28

Children are invited to join Belle from the story of "Beauty and the Beast" as she visits the library March 28 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy pictures with Belle, crafts related to this beloved fairy tale, including creating a paper rose, and a showing of the animated film. Children are invited to dress up as their favorite character from this story. This program is geared toward pre-K through grade 5 and their families.

Registration is required. Visit or call 330-653-6658.

Author Paul Watson discusses new book

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson as he discusses the mystery behind an 1845 shipwreck and its recent discovery as chronicled in his latest book, "Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition," at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on March 28 at 7 p.m.

Watson, who himself was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition in 2014, will tell the fascinating true story of Sir John Franklin and his crew who set off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage and were forced to abandon ship. Booklist calls the book, "Riveting. . . . An engrossing chronicle of a legendary doomed naval voyage and the nearly 200-year effort to bring the Franklin Expedition to a close."

Watson is the author of Where War Lives and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Award, the George Polk Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal.

Copies of "Ice Ghosts" will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Learn to use QuickBooks Online

Tips & techniques on using QuickBooks Online will be explained in a two-part workshop from Kathy Dise, President and Founder of BudgetEase, at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Part I will be March 29 and Part II on March 30, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register for each session separately. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along with the program.

The first night will cover determining which version of QuickBooks Online is best for you, creating a QuickBooks Online account, setting company preferences, syncing transactions from the bank, learning how to add a product, customer or vender, and where to enter bills, invoices and checks. Part II will review adding products, customers and vendors, bank reconciliations, setting up an invoice template, adding memorized transactions, setting up inventory, inventory management and customizing and exporting reports.

Kathy Dise is the president and founder of BudgetEase. She earned her MBA in finance from the University of Toledo and her BBA in finance from St. Mary's. Along with 20 years of experience in the banking industry, Dise is also a QuickBooks Certified Accountant for desktop and online products. Before founding BudgetEase, Dise worked at the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Center commercializing cardiovascular technologies.

This program is part of the library's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research Entrepreneurship Series and is also co-sponsored by the Akron SCORE chapter. Register for each session at or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Hudson library launches writing critique group

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals?

On March 29 at 7 pm, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will launch the first meeting of Hudson Writers, a new writing critique group to meet monthly at the library in Brewster Caf. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome.

Bring your work to share and be ready to read and comment on work of other writers in the group. Light refreshments will be provided for this opening meeting.

Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Caf on the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.

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

Spring break make & take March 29

Drop-in and get crafty! Come to the Story Time room anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and March 30 to make some crafts. Different crafts will be available throughout the day and will be first come first serve. Make as many as you like. All ages are welcomed. The crafts will be geared toward ages 4-6. No registration is required.

High school students can learn how the premium database Shmoop can help them study for AP tests and improve their scores. The Hudson Library & Historical Society is offering this free program on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room.

Learn about Shmoop AP Testing Database April 4

Shmoop is a unique database that gives students individualized and specialized help in test preparation. Each of Shmoop's Test Prep guides includes comprehensive content review, hundreds of drills with answer explanations and videos, full-length practice tests, info about the format and scoring of the exam, and strategies for test day.

Registration is required. For further information or to register, call the Teen Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032 or visit

Compete in the Teen Poetry Slam

The Hudson Library will be hosting a Teen Poetry Slam April 6 at 7 p.m.

Bring your most creative stanzas to the teen room. The poet who receives the most applause will win a Starbucks gift card. Be sure to bring a printed copy of your poem on hand for the librarian to review. The library will also serve tea and cookies.