Enjoy pajama storytime

Stop by the Hudson library for Pajama Storytime on April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle while you listen to stories, singsongs and have a special snack. For families with children ages 2 & up (Infant siblings are welcome to attend.)

No registration required.

Learn about early village life, ritualism in Ohio

About the time Stonehenge was new and work began on the pyramids of Egypt, local Native Americans were creating one of the first substantial settlements in northern Ohio. Dr. Brian Redmond, Curator of Archaeology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will discuss the exciting excavations of the Burrell Orchard site on April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Learn about the discovery of mysterious clay floors that date to 4000 years ago, which tells us that local hunters and gatherers were much more settled and culturally complex than previously believed.

Redmond received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University in 1990 and received his bachelor of arts and master of arts and education in anthropology at the University of Toledo. He maintains appointments as adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Cleveland State University, and Research Associate of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Redmond began doing field work in 1978 and has carried out surveys and excavations at numerous pre-Contact (prehistoric) Native American sites in the lower Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions. His major research interests include the development of settled village life and community organization in the lower Great Lakes, the origin of maize agriculture, and Paleoindian bone modification.

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

Learn about available digital magazines

On April 19 at 2 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a digital magazines workshop.

Library staff will demonstrate how to access materials from the library's digital magazine collection, including Zinio and Flipster. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tablet or mobile device for the hands-on learning experience.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to access the library's free digital magazine collection! Space is limited, registration is required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org.

Learn how to kick the sugar April 20

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Erin Schenkenberger, a registered, licensed dietitian, for an eye opening and interactive presentation on how to navigate sugar in your diet April 20 at 7 p.m.

Break the sugar addiction by learning what to look for on ingredient lists, the difference between added and natural sugars and how to avoid deceptive marketing. Bring your favorite food package labels from home and find out if you are making smart sugar choices.

Schenkenberger earned her Bachelor's degree in the Science of Dietetics from the University of Akron. She has worked with the Ohio Women, Infants & Children program and the bariatric department at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland. Currently in private practice, Schenkenberger's counseling encompasses a variety of nutritional issues including weight loss/gain, food allergies, diabetes, athletic performance, gluten sensitivity, vegetarianism and heart health.

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

Introduction to Facebook

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer an Introduction to Facebook class on April 20 at 2 p.m. For those interested in joining the popular social network, this class will cover the basics of creating an account, connecting with friends and family, sharing photos and more. Privacy and security issues will also be covered. Prerequisites: an active email account (must know password) and basic mouse and keyboard skills.

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

Enjoy Songs and Tails from the Woods

Songs and Tails from the Woods is a creative multimedia experience pairing singer/songwriter Sam Sapp with freelance naturalist, Sarah Matheny.

The program is suitable for families and young children but all ages are welcome. Sam and Sarah will combine original music with interactive learning about nature and wildlife of Ohio. Songs and Tails from the Woods will take place on April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Flood Meeting room at the Hudson Library.

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

Drawing for Adult Beginners

Always wanted to try your hand at drawing but not sure where to begin? Join local artist Martin Siegel for a beginning drawing workshop on April 21 at 1 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Participants will get a hands-on introduction to drawing faces--including handling proportions, expressions and the basics of shading. Drawing faces from the front and in profile will be explored. While drawing faces can seem intimidating since everyone's face is different, Siegel will show how the relationship of features is surprisingly similar.

Registration for this free workshop is required. Newsprint paper, charcoal sticks and a kneaded eraser will be provided. Please bring a soft cotton rag and wear clothing you don't mind getting messy. Register at www.hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Oboe Ensemble performs April 23

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Oboe Ensemble will perform as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society's 2017 Music Series on April 23 at 2 p.m.

BlueWater Principal Oboist Martin Neubert joins Ken Johnson, violin, Laura Shuster, viola, and Linda Atherton, cello, to perform the Oboe Quartet of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Phantasy Quartet of Benjamin Britten. All attendees may enter a drawing for free tickets to the next BlueWater Chamber Orchestra concert.

Founded in 2010, BlueWater is Northeast Ohio's premier chamber orchestra dedicated to the performance of exciting and unusual repertoire. With its welcoming approach to music making, BlueWater's goal is to invigorate and inspire new audiences by breaking down the many barriers typically associated with classical music.

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.

Talk about importance of diversity in he workplace

Sharlene Ramos-Chesnes, CEO of Stow-based logistics company InterChez, will speak as part of the Hudson Library & Historical Society's Winter/Spring 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Ramos-Chesnes will speak about the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Ramos-Chesnes is the CEO InterChez, an industry leader in the domestic and international logistics industry that offers direct and integrated supply chain and logistics solutions for middle market companies and large corporations. All of the InterChez companies are certified minority business enterprises (MBE) and woman-owned business enterprises (WBE), and Chesnes provides day-to-day leadership for the growing organization. In addition to her leadership at InterChez, Chesnes is an active member on several boards of directors, including the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Summit Magazine and the Summit County Minority Health Department.

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.

Computer coding for kids

Student in grades K 3 can learn basic computer coding at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Children are invited to participate in one of the following classes on April 24 or April 25 at 4:30 p.m. Students will create computer programs that will help them develop problem-solving skills. This free program is a great introduction to coding for early readers.

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