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Published: March 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Cleveland Cello Quartet performs March 5

The Cleveland Cello Quartet, a dynamic ensemble dedicated to promoting the cello as a versatile and eclectic instrument, will perform a genre-bending fusion of classical, jazz, and pop music sure to please all music lovers March 5 at 2 p.m at the Hudson library.

Cleveland Cello quartet features four graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Anna Hurt, Carlyn Kessler, Sophie Benn and Andris Koh. No registration required.

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.

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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.

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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.

Remembering 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.

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 Leonardo's Inventions

Did you know that the artist Leonardo DaVinci, famous for his sculptures and of course the Mona Lisa, was also a scientist and inventor way ahead of his time? On March 14 at 4:30 p.m., tweens in grades 4 to 7 can explore his inventions through hands-on activities provided by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and even create a unique flying machine of their own!

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


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