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Hudson Library events for May 7

Published: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

An evening with Susan Faludi

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is honored to present an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Susan Faludi on May 8 at 7 p.m. as part of the Libby Walker Women's Studies Series.

Faludi will discuss feminism, while also exploring the other forms of identity--gender, religious, national--through the lens of her father's many identity transformations--from Holocaust survivor to suburban dad to household despot to trans woman at the age of 76--and how that led her to explore the larger preoccupation with identity that consumes our age.

Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and "Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man," and "The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Her most recent book, "In the Darkroom," was the winner of the 2016 Kirkus Prize.

Faludi won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism while at The Wall Street Journal, for a story about the painful human consequences of a leveraged buyout of Safeway Stores.

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Copies of Faludi's books 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.

Entrepreneurs explain "Success Stories"

A panel of entrepreneurs will present at the Hudson Library & Historical Society's annual "Success Stories" event on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Each of the guests will explain how they got their business off the ground and how they have continued to grow.

Gordon Daily is the CEO & Co-Founder of BoxCast, a company that offers a complete, easy-to-use live streaming solution for organizations. When BoxCast initially started, the company only had a handful of employees. Today, BoxCast has 27 full-time employees, plus a collection of contractors and well-heeled advisers. After receiving his BS and MS in computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Gordon spent 12 years at Rockwell Automation. During his time at Rockwell, Gordon managed mission-critical projects, tackled tough technical problems, crafted international business deals, and came up with creative product marketing solutions.

Mike Kubinski is the founder of Cleveland Clothing Company, which was founded in 2008 by two lifelong friends. One, a graphic designer, had always dreamed of starting a t-shirt company. The other, an entrepreneur, was looking for a fun new opportunity. With a thriving online store that ships all over the world and a popular store front, in 2012 they opened up a Flagship store in the heart of downtown Cleveland on the corner of East 4th Street and Euclid.

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Cristina Gonzalez Alcala is the founder of Not Yo' Daddy's Mexican Hot Sauce, made in Akron, Ohio. Not Yo' Daddy's is an original recipe hailing from the heart of Durango, Mexico. The company aims to make the unique, small-batch, artisan Mexican hot sauce available to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

The Entrepreneurship Series of events is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Register for this free program at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Professor leads Saudi Arabia discussion

The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues its 2017 Great Decisions discussion series on May 10 at 7 p.m with a discussion on Saudi Arabia in Transition. Dr. Neda Zawahri, professor of political science at Cleveland State University, will moderate the discussion.

Zawahri holds a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia and has done extensive field research the Middle East and South Asia. She is a four time recipient of the Merit Award for Research at Cleveland State University.

No registration required. For more information, visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

Learn about Census Data for Grant Writing

Learn about the many different sources of census data that can be useful in grant writing including American Community Survey (ACS) and American FactFinder at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on May 10 at 10 a.m. Tim Sarko, data dissemination specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau will lead the program.

The ACS and American FactFinder are powerful tools based upon by the U.S. Census Bureau data collected during the decennial enumeration as well as interval surveys. The data provide demographic information and may be used to illustrate community needs assessments based upon the statistics gathered. The course will include a demonstration of the ACS and American Factfinder.

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 for information.

Explore Flavors of Spring with Chef Sferra

Join Chef Bob Sferra as he explores the "Flavors of Spring, " preparing recipes featuring seasonal ingredients at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sferra earned a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York City and attended the Cooking School at the Ritz-Escoffier in Paris and L'Ecole Lenotre in Plaisir, France. He has served as the Pastry Chef at the Inn at Turner's Mill in Hudson, Executive Chef at The Harp-Irish Pub, chef at The Foundation House of the Cleveland Clinic and is currently managing his own company, Culinary Occasion located in South Euclid.

Registration is required. Please register each attendee at hudsonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 for information.

Book Club upcoming titles

The Hudson Library's Between the Lines Book Club has selected new titles to be discussed in the coming months.

On May 8 the club will turn its attention to the iconic dystopian classic, "1984" by George Orwell. Renewed interest in this title caused it to sell out on Amazon in January and it remains on the top of many best-seller lists.

The June 12 selection, "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren, is an autobiography called "Brilliant" by the Washington Post and "EngrossingThrilling" by The New York Times. Jahren, a geobiologist, puts forth "a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist." This surprise best-seller was nominated for the National Books Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable Book and named "One of the Best Books of the Year" by The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kirkus Reviews.

The book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, in the Eldredge Room on the second floor of the library.

Japanese Raku Pottery Workshop

Explore the exciting world of Japanese Raku Pottery with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. This in-depth, three-part workshop, will allow children to create their own individual pieces of breathtaking Japanese Raku pottery, formulate glazes from scratch and have the unique experience of firing their work in a kiln they construct!

Three consecutive May Saturdays from 2 to 3 pm: May 13, May 20, May 27. Grades 3 - 5.

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

Mommy and Me Tea

Eat, Drink, and Appreciate Mommy at the Mommy and Me Tea on May 13 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We will enjoy light refreshments, a craft, and of course, tea. Fancy attire and hats optional. For both boys and girls ages 4 and up. Registration is required. Please register both adult and children attending. Visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.

Frustrated with your cable service or your high cable bill? Ready to cut the cord, but not sure what else is out there?

Cut the Cord on Cable May 16

On May 16 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will provide an overview of alternatives to cable for broadcast, live events, television series and movies. Learn how to find the right streaming player and discover content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu. Find out more about some of the free streaming media the library provides for patrons.

Registration is required for this free event. Register at hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.

An evening with Barbara Tannenbaum

Join Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a fascinating look into the growing interest and future of photography May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.

Tannenbaum will discuss the history of photography through an examination of its success: Why is an Andreas Gursky photo currently worth 50 times more than an Emmet Gowin or a Cindy Sherman 14 times more than an Aaron Siskind? How and why did this escalation in price and status occur? Tannenbaum will examine how photography's move into the same marketplace as painting and sculpture has altered our perception of the medium's dual nature as object and as image and what these changes bode for the future of photography.

Tannenbaum has been curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 2011. From 1985 through 2011, as chief curator at the Akron Art Museum, she grew the photography collection from 500 to 2,500 works. Dr. Tannenbaum has authored numerous publications including major books on Ralph Eugene Meatyard, TR Ericsson, and on the Akron Art Museum's collection, and lectured throughout the U.S. and in Canada and China.

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


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