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Published: February 26, 2017 12:00 AM

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 (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.

Mardi Gras concert with George Foley's Paradise Jazz Band

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On Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., the Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome George Foley's Paradise Jazz Band.

Get a taste of New Orleans with a fun-filled Mardi Gras celebration featuring traditional jazz, Dixieland, and tunes from the 1920s and 1930s. Familiar pieces will include: "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," "Someday," "Sweetheart," "At the Jazz Band Ball" and "Tin Roof Blues."

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.

Children can learn about art from Asia

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.

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On March 1 at 4:30 p.m. (grades 2 3) and at 5:30 p.m. (grades 4 6), will focus on art from Asia. Children will learn about the major art-producing cultures featured in the museum's permanent collection. Art objects become talking points for an introduction to world religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto and Folk religion. The variety of artistic styles in Asian art will also be emphasized.

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

Learn during Microsoft Office Month in March

Do you need help with Microsoft Office? March has officially been named Microsoft Office Month at the Hudson Library & Historical Society! Learn the tips and tricks behind the Office Suite of programs including: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and Access. Whether you are a beginner or looking to discover more advanced features we have you covered. Unable to attend a class? Schedule a one-on-one technology appointment. Participants who complete the series will receive a library certificate (not associated with Microsoft certification).

The list of programs includes:

Excel for Beginners | March 1, 2 p.m.

Intermediate Excel | March 8, 2 p.m.

Introduction to PowerPoint | March 6, 7 p.m.

Intermediate PowerPoint | March 13, 7 p.m.

Intermediate Word | March 8, 7 p.m.

Introduction to Publisher | March 9, 2 p.m.

Introduction to Access | March 20, 7 p.m.

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

Enjoy monthly STEAM storytimes

The STEAM Storytime program meets March 3 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. with The World of Ohio Animals. 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.

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.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 4

Stop by the Hudson library March 4 at 1 p.m. for a celebration of Dr. Seuss.

Come listen to a book reading, participate in crafts and games. Wear your best Seuss inspired outfit. This program is for all ages.

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

College Admissions Planning for Freshman & Sophomores

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a program on College Admissions Planning for freshmen and sophomores on March 5 at 1 p. m. To many underclassmen, the ACT/SAT, college essays, and applications seem a lifetime away. However, there are other aspects of college planning that are important now. Collegewise, a sister company to Princeton Review, will help students and their families understand what they do today will help them be more successful when they eventually apple to college.

This free program requires registration for each family member in attendance. To register, please visit hudsonlibrary.com. Call the Teen desk for more information at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

Friends of Hudson Library book sale schedule

The Friends of the Hudson Library hold full day book sales on the first Saturday and third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Morning only book sales take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Most major credit cards are now being accepted for purchases over $10. Books make great gifts, and many new and like-new books can be found at the book sales. Specialty books such as large print, books on CD and non-English texts are also available.

The Friends welcome donations of clean, sellable books. CDs, DVDs and collectible or vintage book are also appreciated. Outdated reference materials, textbooks, damaged items and VHS tapes are not accepted. For more information, contact Sue McDonald at 330-653-9751.

Author Scott Raab talks about book covering Cavs' historic win

Author Scott Raab will discuss his latest book, "You're Welcome, Cleveland: How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City" on March 6 at 7 p.m.

Cleveland native Raab, well-known for his scathing account of LeBron James' departure for Miami in his 2012 book, "The Whore of Akron," returns to the subject, this time with forgiveness. "You're Welcome, Cleveland" documents the first two years of LeBron James' return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers' historic NBA Championship win.

Raab is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where he became the only Hawkeye ever to earn both an MFA and All-Big 10 status (second team) as a kick-return specialist. Raab produced and appeared in the ESPN film, Believeland, a documentary about Cleveland sports fans. He has written for GQ and was a Writer-At-Large for Esquire for nineteen years.

Copies of "You're Welcome Cleveland" will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Arts

Entrepreneurship Panel March 7

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host an Arts Entrepreneurship Panel as part of its Winter/Spring 2017 Entrepreneurship Series on March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Liz Maugans, Executive Director of Zygote Press, Nicole Mullet, executive director of ArtsNow, and Gabe Pollack, director of the BOP STOP at The Music Settlement, will share their experiences in this field and what creative, analytical and entrepreneurial skills are needed for success.

Maugans, co-founder and executive director of Zygote Press, is an advocate for artists and the visual arts. She is the co-founder of the Collective Arts Network, a quarterly journal and arts network that works to promote Northeast Ohio artists and organizations. Maugans was honored, along with her Zygote co-founder, the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012.

Mullet serves as the executive director of ArtsNow, an outgrowth of The Summit County Arts & Culture Initiative which began in 2014 following a study commissioned by GAR Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Nicole serves as the President of Torchbearers and received Women of the Year "Woman to Watch" award from The Summit County Historical Society in 2014.

Pollack is currently the director of BOP STOP @ The Music Settlement, a non-profit jazz club and education center located in Ohio City. The BOP STOP hosts early childhood courses, music therapy courses, and roughly 250 concerts annually. Gabe joined the BOP STOP from Nighttown and Jim Wadsworth Productions, where he helped to produce more than 220 concerts annually and booked tours for notable jazz performers.

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.

Learn Science-to-go

Children in grades 3 to 5 can learn about the study of archaeology with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on March 7 at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited register now at hudsonlibrary.org. For more information, visit or call the Children's Library at 330-653-6658 ext 1020.

Learn how to use the Well-Stocked Pantry March 9

Chef Melissa McClelland will provide ideas for keeping a well-stocked pantry to provide inspiration for tasty, creative meals at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

McClelland will offer samples of some of her favorite pantry staple and will demonstrate how to be creative even in the middle of the week. McClelland has been a chef as well as a recipe tester and developer for Eating Well magazine. She is also a contributor to edible magazine as a writer, food prop and set stylist.

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

Remember author of 'Peter Rabbit'

series

Beatrix Potter was an English children's author, illustrator, and conservationist. She is best known for her wildly popular "Peter Rabbit" series. Potter helped to preserve much of the Lake District in England from industrialization by buying the farms and leaving the property as a park so no one could touch it. Bring your children on March 11 at 2 p.m., to the Hudson Library to celebrate her life and work. The group will read Peter Rabbit and enjoy some Potter themed crafts. This program is for children K-2 and requires registration.

Some see 'The

Jabberwocky' play March 12

Great Lakes Theater will launch its new Classics on Tour series with "The Jabberwocky." The one-act play was inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic poem The Jabberwocky, written by Dakotah Brown, Noah Moody and Chad Shohet and directed by GLT Director of Educational Programming, Lisa Ortenzi. The Jabberwocky is a classics-inspired, educational performance for families and school aged children (recommended for Kindergarten through fifth grade) with a strong anti-bullying social message.

In The Jabberwocky, two students band together after being bullied by classmates. To avoid their tormentors, the students follow a secret map and escape to the Tulgey Wood where they meet a king who begs them to save his people from the fearsome Jabberwocky. Audiences will encounter colorful characters like Cheshire Cat, JubJub Bird, Bandersnatch, and a family of Momeraths as this unlikely but dynamic duo journeys to save a kingdom. Along the way, they find the courage to defeat the Jabberwocky and apply the lessons learned to face their fears back home.

This program will take place on March 12 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. Visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658.

Scratch, Makey Makey Workshop March 13

Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to learn how to create a video game using the coding program Scratch on March 13 at 4 p.m. They'll also make a game controller using Makey Makey kits. All equipment will be provided.

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

Author of New York Times Bestselling book 'The Perfect Horse' to visit

Elizabeth Letts, author of the New York Times bestseller, "The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis," will speak at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on March 13 at 7 p.m.

Learn about the captivating true story of Hitler's attempt to build an equine master race made up of the finest purebred horses and the covert U.S. mission to smuggle these animals to safety. The New York Journal of Books said The Perfect Horse is "hard to put down One need not be an equestrian or horse lover to appreciate this story."

Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Eighty-Dollar Champion," winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation. She is also the author of two novels, "Quality of Care and Family Planning," and an award-winning children's book, "The Butter Man."

She majored in history at Yale, where she studied creative writing with Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey. Her writing has been recognized for numerous awards, including a John H. Daniels fellowship, The Charlotte Zolotow Award (honor book) and the Middle East Book Award. A lifelong equestrian, as a teen she represented Area VI (California and Hawaii) in the North American Junior Team and Individual Championships.

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

Learn about highly selective college

admissions

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a program on Highly Selective College Admissions on March 19 at 1 p. m. Collegewise, a sister company to Princeton Review, will describe in what is really takes to get admitted to the most selective schools in the country. They will also discuss the specific qualities the most selective colleges seek from applicants and how students can develop them.

This free program requires registration for each family member in attendance. To register, visit hudsonlibrary.com. Call the Teen desk for more information at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

Entrepreneurship Series: Search Engine Marketing

Learn how to leverage your website to reach clients with Leslie Carruthers, President of The Search Guru on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Carruthers founded The Search Guru, a search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) company to help create custom digital marketing solutions for businesses.

Leslie Carruthers is a seasoned Internet marketing professional and search engine marketer. Her background includes internet marketing since 1999, and search engine marketing (SEM) since 2001. In 2012, Carruthers was named one of the top women in SEO. She also is a consultant and faculty member for SuccessWorks, an internationally renowned search firm serving enterprise-level corporations. Carruthers has also served on the Board of Directors of The Web Association and was Director of Communication for the Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals.

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.

Meet Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' March 28

Children are invited to join Belle from the story of "Beauty and the Beast" as she visits the library March 28 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy pictures with Belle, crafts related to this beloved fairy tale, including creating a paper rose, and a showing of the animated film. Children are invited to dress up as their favorite character from this story. This program is geared toward pre-K through grade 5 and their families.

Registration is required. Visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658.


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