The Hudson Children's Library will welcome Clifford the Big Red Dog for a special storytime event on Nov. 19 for families with children up to 6 years old. Sign up for one of three sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. This event will take place in the Storytime Room and feature stories and a craft. Registration by phone or in person begins Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. Visit the Children's Library or call 330-653-6658 ext 1020 for more information. Ballet company to dance 'The Nutcracker' The Ohio Conservatory of Ballet will perform the second act of "The Nutcracker" Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome to take a break from shopping to enjoy the performance, which includes influences from a variety of international dance styles, including Spanish and Chinese. No registration is necessary. Visit the children's room at the library or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 for more information. Science program series continues Nov. 26 The Hudson library children's room continues its series of science programs for children in kindergarten to second grade on Nov. 26 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Registration for this session begins Nov. 19. This hands-on program will feature stories, games, crafts and a snack. The theme is kitchen chemistry on Nov. 26 and animal antics on Dec. 17. Registration begins one week before each session. Call the children's room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 with questions or to sign up. World War II veteran to share stories Nov. 10 Retired educator Dr. Richard Dutro will provide an eyewitness account of World War II events, including the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Hudson Library Flood Family Meeting Room. Dr. Dutro's presentation will include mementos and photographs documenting his experiences as a teen-aged soldier at the end of World War II. The program is recommended for grades 6 and up. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020. Wear pajamas to Sleepytime Stories The fall series of Sleepytime Stories at the Hudson Library will be Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. This ongoing drop-in program takes place the first Tuesday of every month and features stories, songs and activities for children of all ages and their families. Pajamas and pillows are encouraged. The program is free and registration is not required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020. Program for families with special needs The Hudson Library and Historical Society will present a free educational seminar for families and individuals with special needs Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Scott Mougey and Ken Vinikoff of the Michael Carter Group will discuss how to prepare for the financial well being of loved ones with special needs. Questions will be welcomed after the presentation, and light refreshments will be served. There is no registration for this program. For more information, call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email email@example.com. Kids can watch movie when school's out The Hudson Children's Library will host a "School's Out Morning Movie" Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the library's Flood Family Meeting Room. This animated 2012 release, starring the voices of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, is the third in a series about a group of animals escaped from the New York Central Zoo. Snacks and beverages will be served. The program is free and registration is not required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020. Learn to eat healthy with olive oil Nov. 14 Linda Coleman of Olive My Heart will visit the Hudson Library and Historical Society Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. She will share her wealth of knowledge regarding the health benefits and uses of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar products. Plan on sampling an appetizer and dessert made from these healthy products. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should sign up at the second floor reference desk. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org. 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' inspires program The Hudson Library will host a program -- based on the book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney -- Nov. 13 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room for children in grades three to six. This is the third event in the library's Book and Adventure series, featuring games, crafts and snacks based on popular children's books. Registration is required and begins Nov. 6. For more information, call at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020. Genealogical Group looks at Google Books The Hudson Genealogical Study Group will continue its 2012-13 program series Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. with a session focusing on Google Books for the genealogist. Guests will learn how to use Google Books to help with genealogy searches and family histories. Members of the library's Genealogical Study Group also offer free, one-on-one genealogy assistance by appointment at the library. There is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1043 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org/HistoricalSociety. Learn about library's business databases Learn about using business resources at the Hudson Library and Historical Society at the Business Research Database class Nov. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants will learn primarily about three databases: Business Source Premier, ProQuest Entrepreneurship and Reference USA. Program leaders will briefly discuss two others: Hoovers and First Research. This program is free but seating is limited. Register by visiting www.hudsonlibrary.org Adult/programs. Patrons may bring their wifi ready laptop. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or email email@example.com. Teens eat pizza, talk about books Teens in grades six to nine are invited to the Teen Room Nov. 10 at noon to eat pizza and talk about the book "Found" by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The group will discuss "Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials" by Stephanie Hemphill on Dec. 8. Copies of both books are available at the teen room desk. Book titles for future sessions will be decided at the next meeting. For more information or to register, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032. E-Reader buying guide offered Nov. 15, Dec. 11 Hudson Library and Historical Society staff will go over all of the different e-readers on the market Nov. 15 and Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. The two sessions will be the same, so those who are interested only need to attend one session. The goal of the session is to help people decide which e-reader is best for them, and help them make sense of the different features and e-reader technical terms. Several different types of e-readers will be available for attendees to try. The library now has a growing collection of e-books available for download to most e-reader devices. Additionally, patrons can now check-out NOOKs and Kindles at the Hudson Library. There is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org. Program teaches basics of Linkedin What is Linkedin and why should you care? Find out at "Getting started with Linkedin" Nov. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hudson Library and Historical Society. This is a free introductory class where participants will learn how to create a profile, establish Linkedin connections and see the benefits of using Linkedin for a job search. The class will be taught by Tina Romano-Allen, a career consultant at Cuyahoga Community College. Attendees should have created a Linkedin account prior to the class at Linkedin.com. Registration is required. Call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or register online on the library website, www.hudsonlibrary.org under Adult/Programs & Events. Scholastic book fair set for Nov. 17-19 The Hudson League for Service will offer its annual Scholastic Book Fair, in cooperation with the Hudson Library and Historical Society. The fair will take place in the library's Flood Family Meeting Room Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m., and Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A wide variety of books for children and adults will be available, as well as Internet sales for additional titles. Proceeds from this HLFS event will fund scholarships and grants, and benefit numerous local community organizations. Drop off Acme receipts The Hudson Library and Historical Society is participating in the Acme Cash Back rebate program offered by Acme Fresh Market. There are donation boxes in the library's Brewster Café and at the circulation desk to collect store receipts from Acme. The company will rebate to the library 5 percent of the purchase price of store brands bought between Sept. 22 and Feb. 9, 2013, as part of its Community Cash Back program. Writing group for teens meets Mondays The Write Stuff, a creative writing group for sixth- to ninth-graders, will meet at the Hudson library every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will do creative writing exercises and can bring a work-in-progress to share with the group. Registration is not required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032. Alzheimer's advocate to speak Nov. 27 The Hudson Library and Historical Society will welcome Joan Uronis, a Hudson resident and a member of the 2012-13 Alzheimer's Association Early-Stage Advisory Group, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. She will discuss Alzheimer's disease, her own diagnosis and her efforts to advocate for those with the disease. Anyone recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, a loved one or family member of someone with the disease, or caregivers are encouraged to attend this talk. Uronis graduated from Lake Erie College with a bachelor of arts in health care administration. She also received a certificate in gerontology from Ohio State University and a certificate in ministry of consolation from the Catholic Cleveland Diocese. Uronis was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease in June 2011 at the age of 62. She speaks regularly to many groups about her diagnosis to raise awareness of the disease. She was awarded the "Inspiration Award 2012" by the Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Chapter and she spoke at the Oct. 6 Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event at Blossom Music Center. She will also be filming educational videos for the American College of Physicians Foundation and the National Alzheimer's Association. The videos will be available as educational resources for physicians and other medical professionals. Pam Schuellerman, executive director of the Alzheimer's Greater East Ohio Chapter in Hudson, will also be at this program. There is no registration required for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010. Create Zentangle Christmas cards The Hudson Library and Historical Society will present two sessions of "Create your Own Zentangle Christmas Cards" on Nov. 11 and Nov. 25, both from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants are invited to register for one session. Zentangle is a new meditative art form that is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns, according to the library. Certified Zentangle teachers Michelle Rodgers and Cathy Zavodny will guide participants in creating holiday Zentangle designs. Pens and pencils will be supplied. Register online at hudsonlibrary.org. Food author to share recipes from new book Author and foodie Maria Isabella will speak and prepare recipes from her new book "In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs: 35 Fabulous Meals in About an Hour" Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson library. In her book, Isabella posed the same challenge to 35 local chefs: If you were suddenly to get a call at home from good friends who wanted to stop by, what would you prepare for them in one hour or less? Each chef shares detailed recipes for signature meals that can be prepared quickly and easily at home -- 119 dishes in all. Isabella is an award-winning freelance writer and published author with more than 30 years of creative experience in the advertising, marketing and publishing fields. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, and Les Dames d'Escoffier. Reservations are required and space will be limited. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase at the event. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 330-653-6656 ext. 1010 or register online at hudsonlibrary.org.