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Hudson library events for Jan. 29

Published: January 29, 2017 12:02 AM
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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 (Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26 and April 30) at 1 p.m. Registration is required. Stop in, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 or visit hudsonlibrary.org to register.

English for Speakers of Other Languages information session

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The Hudson Library & Historical Society, along with Project Learn, will hold an information session on Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. for people who want to learn English. Project Learn will give out information about English learning resources and do basic tests of participants' English ability. Anyone who is interested in ESOL classes should attend.

Through The Eyes of the Artist: Steve McCurry

The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman Discusses the photographer Steve McCurry.

McCurry is an American photographer who is known for his work in photojournalism. He is best known for his 1984 photograph "Afghan Girl," which originally appeared in National Geographic. Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist's life. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

An Evening with Author Tracy

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International bestselling author Tracy Chevalier returns to the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discuss her latest book, "At the Edge of the Orchard" on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. The book, set in Northwest Ohio, tells the story of a pioneer family living and struggling on the American frontier.

Chevalier is the author of eight historical novels, including the international bestseller "Girl with a Pearl Earring," which has sold over 5 million copies and been made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth. American by birth, British by geography, she lives in London with her husband, son and cat. She is also the editor of "Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre." Chevalier is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has honorary doctorates from her alma maters Oberlin College and the University of East Anglia.

Copies of "At the Edge of the Orchard" will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Genealogy Study Group meets Feb. 3

The next meeting of the Hudson Genealogy Study Group will be an after library hours activity at the Hudson Library & Historical Society Feb. 3 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Genealogy Group volunteers will provide research assistance. Participants will be able to do computer research and access the archives collection during this time. Food and beverage will be provided by potluck. Bring a dish to pass. This program is free and pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact the Archives Department at 330-653-6658 ext. 1017.

Enjoy monthly STEAM storytimes

The STEAM Storytime program is back Feb. 3 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. with Discover Dinosaurs. Children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver can enjoy stories and songs before doing hands-on activities and crafts.

The series will continue on the first Friday of every month through May.

March 3: The World of Ohio Animals

April 7: All about the Weather

May 5: Earth, Sun, Moon

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

Ohio State Forms for 2016 Tax

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In recent years the Ohio Department of Taxation has found that only 10 percent of printed personal income tax returns end up being filed with the state of Ohio. To eliminate this waste of paper, they are ending bulk distributions. Income Tax Instruction booklets, however, will continue to be sent to libraries.

Paper forms can still be obtained by:

1) Visiting the Ohio Department of Taxation Web site (tax.ohio.gov)

2) Calling our toll-free Forms Request line (1-800-282-1782), or

3) Writing to:

Ohio Department of Taxation

P.O. Box 2476

Columbus, Ohio 43216-2476

Deliveries of Income Tax Instruction booklets will begin in January 2017. Since we do not know exactly when they will be delivered, you may want to call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 to find out if we have received them.

Entrepreneurship Series: Content Marketing talk

The Hudson library has always taken pride in being able to provide patrons with the forms needed to file annual income taxes. Unfortunately, these changes are outside of the library's control. Library staff will gladly point patrons toward the necessary resources, and patrons can use the library's public computers to access resources online.

Jessa Hochman, CEO of Citrus Social, a Cleveland content marketing firm, will speak as part of the Hudson Library's Winter/Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship Series on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Hochman will discuss content marketing with a focus on social media.

Hochman is known for her ability to combine social media marketing and content creation. Specializing in nonprofit and "B to C" businesses, Hochman has acted as a website editor, professional blogger, and has been recognized for her successes in content marketing with a Gold PRSA award and several publishing credits.

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.

Art to Go session

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 collections they learn about different arts around the world each month.

The first session on Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. (grades 2 3) and 5:30 p.m. (grades 4 6), will focus on Art from West and Central Africa. Children will be able to see and touch sculpture, textiles and metalwork while learning about the major art-producing regions featured in the museum's permanent collection: Asante, Kuba and Yoruba.

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

Dessert for

Valentine's Day

Join Barbara Talevich, owner of the West Side Bakery in Akron, will demonstrate the art of baking French Sable Heart cookies in time for your Valentine's Day at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Instruction to make the French sugar cookie will include two different fillings, chocolate ganache and strawberry preserve filling.

Since opening the bakery in 1995, Talevich has been recognized nationally by the Daily Meal website as one of America's 75 Best Bakeries, 50 Best Wedding Cakes Bakeries and locally as Akron's Best Bakery, Best Dessert, and Best Chocolate Cake among other accolades. They also provide extensive breakfast and lunch menus.

Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for information.


Upcycled Mosaic patterns workshop

Be creative with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Inspired by Middle Eastern and Moroccan tile mosaic art, learn and make repeat pattern designs using everyday recycled materials! The class is Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. and is for grades 3 5.

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

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