BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Oboe Ensembleto perform

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.

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. The event will be 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.

Talk about importance of diversity in the work place

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.

Learn about Cleveland Museum of Art's acquisitions

Join Dale Hilton from the Cleveland Museum of Art for a presentation that explores recent additions to the museum's collection at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on April 25 at 7 p.m.

View objects from around the world and from eras ranging from the eighth century AD to 2016, and discover a variety of artists and their means of production. A Small golden sculptures by Maya artisans, charcoal drawings from Cleveland's Carl Gaertner and medieval Japanese pottery are just a few of the treasures to delight the eye and mind.

Hilton is the director of Teaching & Learning at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago and a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the co-author of "Japanese Prints Today: Tradition with Innovation."

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

Celebrating National Small Business Week

To celebrate National Small Business Week the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a lineup of business focused technology courses. Learn a variety of useful skills from conducting research for your venture to creating a stunning website using Wix.com and more.

The list of programs includes:

Facebook for Business on April 25, 10 a.m.

Build a Website with Wix.com on April 29, 10 a.m.

Using Twitter and Instagram for Business on May 2, 7 p.m.

Databases for Small Business on May 3, 10 a.m.

Google for Business on May 4, 10 a.m.

Email Marketing with MailChimp on May 6, 10 a.m.

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

Check out some Art to Go

The Cleveland Museum of Art comes to the Hudson Library & Historical Society as part of a new interactive art education series for elementary-aged children.

Children in grades 2 6 can see and touch real art objects from the museum's collectionas they learn aboutdifferent arts around the world each month.

On April 26 at 4:30 p.m. with students from grades 2 3 and at 5:30 p.m. with students from grades 4 6, the presentation will focus on art from Ancient Egypt. Children will be able to see and touch objects relating to the Nile, mummification and burial practices, and the many roles of pharaoh in life and society.

A craft activity inspired by the art of Ancient Egypt will conclude the session.

Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to sign up.

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.

The next storytime will be offered April 30 at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to register.

Enjoy monthly STEAM story times

The STEAM Storytime program meets May 5 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and the topic will be Earth, Sun, Moon. Children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver can enjoy stories and songs before doing hands-on activities and crafts.

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

Homework Connection tutoring

The Hudson Library begins its Homework Connection tutoring program, a free homework help service for middle school and high school students, in the Teen Room every Monday and Tuesday from 7 until 8:30 p.m.

This is a drop-in program that does not require registration. It will not take place on days that there is no school.

Students from the Hudson High School's National Honor Society volunteer their services for this program. The library is pleased to partner with the schools in this community outreach effort.

For further information, contact the Teen Room at the library at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.