Hudson Library Events: Fall, winter books featured at sale

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The Friends of the Hudson Library will offer their next book sale Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Christmas and other fall and winter holiday themed fiction and non-fiction books will be featured at the sale. Donate clean and sellable books, CDs and DVDs, as well as collectible and vintage books, in the Friends cart in the library foyer. For more information, call Sue McDonald at 330-653-9751. Learn to mine the hidden job market Diane Reiff, a board-certified career coach and business consultant, will present "Mining the Hidden Job Market" Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Reiff says an estimated 60 percent to 90 percent of available jobs are not formally "open," not posted externally, or not crystallized yet in the minds of employers. "These jobs are not sitting bright and shiny on the surface. You need to dig to uncover them, then shape and polish them to reveal their value," she said. To register for this free workshop, visit http://miningthehiddenjobmarket.eventbrite.com/# or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for more information. Teens to sell products from micro-businesses The Hudson Library Teen Entrepreneur Club will sell their products Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library's rotunda. The students participated in a series of workshops in October and November to learn, through fun activities, the fundamentals of business before starting their own micro-businesses. The public is invited to visit these young business people and purchase their products. The teens are able to keep any profits they make. 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 to try. There is no registration for this free program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org. 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. Clifford visits for Nov. 19 storytime 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. Create Zentangle Christmas cards The Hudson Library and Historical Society will present a session of "Create your Own Zentangle Christmas Cards" Nov. 25 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Homework help offered Mondays, Wednesdays The Hudson Library's Homework Connection is a free homework help service for middle school and high school students offered every Monday and Wednesday in the Teen Room from 7 to 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. Volunteer math and language arts tutors from the high school's National Honor Society have volunteered their services for this program. The library partners with the Hudson Schools in this community outreach effort. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

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