'Apps for Moms'
Moms can learn about the best apps for themselves and their children at "Apps for Moms" Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room. Moms can bring their own devices and get expert advice on the most useful and kid-friendly apps for Nooks, Kindles, Androids, iPads and iPhones. Registration is required. Call the Children's Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 to sign up.
Math and science program offered for kids
Children in grades three to six can explore different subjects in math and science with games and activities on the following Mondays at 4:15 p.m.
Jan. 21: Shed Some Light on Science;
Feb. 18: The Shapes of Things;
March 11: What's the Sense?;
April 15: Money Matters; and
May 20: Frogs and Toads Are Friends.
Registration is required and begins one week before each session. There is no fee for this program. For more information, visit the Hudson Children's Library or call at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Kids can watch movie when school's out
The Hudson Children's Library will host a "School's Out Movie" at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 in the Flood Family Meeting Room. The featured movie is the fourth in a series that features the voice of Ray Romano as a woolly mammoth who gets separated from his family on a drifting iceberg. This film is rated PG. A snack and beverages will be served.
There is no fee for this program and registration is not required. For more information, visit the Hudson Children's Library or call at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Have fun with food
Families can have fun with food together at the Hudson library in a monthly program beginning Jan. 22. Five sessions will feature fun and games related to food on the following Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.:
Jan. 22: Some Like It Hot;
Feb. 12: Pancakes with Perkins;
March 12: Pop Goes the Popcorn;
April 9: Let's Go Animal Crackers!; and
May 14: Cookie Monsters.
Registration is required and begins one week before each session. There is no fee for this program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Learn the plight of
the Passenger Pigeon
The Passenger Pigeon, once an abundant bird on earth, now is extinct. On Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., Harvey Webster, director of wildlife resources at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will speak about passenger pigeons and the sustainability of various species threatened by extinction from changes in the environment.
Almost 100 years ago the last passenger pigeon Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. To mark the centenary of this event, an international effort was launched to familiarize the public with the pigeon's story and begin a dialog about issues of extinction and sustainability. In 2013 a book will be published and a PBS special "Messages from Martha" will be broadcast chronicling the history of the passenger pigeon.
Webster comes to the Hudson Library as part of the University Circle Comes to Hudson Series. There is no registration for this program. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit hudsonlibrary.org.
Adult Winter Read Club runs through Feb. 23
The Adult Winter Reading Club at the Hudson Library and Historical Society will continue through Feb. 23.
The winter theme is "Read and Relax." Participants must be 18 years or older and have a valid library card. Readers will be eligible for prizes donated by Hudson businesses.
Participants read any book or listen to any audiobook, then fill out an entry form to be included in the weekly prize drawing. Readers may enter as many times as they wish. All participants will be entered into the grand prize drawing. Prize winners will be notified by phone or email. Weekly winners will be drawn every Monday. The grand prize drawing will be Feb. 25.
For more information, contact the reference department at 330-653-6658 extension 1010 or email email@example.com.
Learn about designer
of Tiffany lamp
Learn about the fascinating true account of Tallmadge resident Clara Wolcott Driscoll and her recently-discovered role in the famous Tiffany glass designs, which inspired several best-selling novels. On Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., Linda D. Alexander, family historian and relative of Clara Wolcott Driscoll, will tell Driscoll's story.
Alexander was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but moved to Akron in her early childhood with her parents. She is a graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School and attended the University of Akron. She is related to Driscoll through her great-great grandmother Charlotte Amanda Wolcott Fenn, who was Driscoll's aunt. Registration is not required. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit
Children invited on
The Hudson Library Children's Room will host a series of Afternoon Adventures for children in kindergarten to second grades. This hands-on program will feature stories, games, crafts and snacks based on the following themes: Feb. 7: February Frenzy; March 21: Spring Fling; April 4: April Showers; and May 8: Monkey MAY-hem.
The programs take place in the Flood Family Meeting Room from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., and registration begins one week in advance of each session. Call the Children's Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 to sign up.
Study for ACT
A free ACT preparation program for students will be offered at the Hudson Library and Historical Society Jan. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. The program will focus on the ACT test and how to prepare for the exam. Test taking tips and a discussion and selection of resources will be available to help students prepare.
Pre-registration for this program is requested so that the appropriate number of materials will be available for participants. Pre-registration can be made in person or by calling the Teen Room at the library at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.
The program presenter is Paula Purves, a Hudson resident and ACT tutor with more than 25 years of experience. Purves has a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in education and concentration in psychological testing.
The ACT exams are scheduled for Feb. 9 and April 13. The registration deadlines are Jan. 11 and March 8, respectively. Test registration information is available at the high school guidance office.
Art Smarts lets kids create masterpieces
This winter, the Hudson Children's Library presents "Art Smarts" - a program for children in grades three to five. Children will explore the world of art as they learn about famous artists and then try their hands at creating their own masterpieces. "Art Smarts" is presented by Stacie Pinover of "Creative Fingers." Pinover, a Hudson resident, has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Maryland, and studied at Parsons School of Design, the New York Arts Student League, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Each session of "Art Smarts" is on a Wednesday and will meet from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Flood Family Meeting Room. Themes and dates are as follows:
Jan. 16: Wilson Bentley;
Feb. 20: Jackson Pollack;
March 20: Walt Disney;
April 17: Henri Rousseau; and
May 15: Alexander Calder.
There is no fee for this program, but registration is required and will begin two weeks before each program. Visit the Children's Library or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020 to register.
Friends of Library
The Friends of the Hudson Library annual offers scholarship grants for graduate work in library science. Each $1,500 grant is available to any person living in the Hudson area, or to any employee of the Hudson Library and Historical Society for at least one year prior to application, who is currently enrolled for the coming year in the field of library science in an American Library Association-accredited school. Grants are to be used for tuition only and will be paid directly to the school.
Applications must be received by March 1, and award winners will be selected by April 1.
Scholarship application forms are available at the circulation desk of the Hudson library, by contacting Scholarship Chair Susan Baker at 330-650-1410 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by visiting www.hudsonlibrary.org. Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study and a list of references must accompany the application.
Hudson library hosts 'MBA Lite' series
The Hudson Library and Historical Society's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research will offer a mini-series of more advanced (Level II) programs for the small business community. This "MBA Lite" four-part series will have one workshop in January and three in February.
"MBA-Lite: Renew Your Business" will feature presenters from area businesses and universities. The leadoff session Jan. 28 will be "Driving Change in Stable Organizations" with Dr. Susan C. Hanlon, assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron.
"Financing for a Small Business" will be offered Feb. 11, with PNC's Business Banking Officer Jon Novak; "Value added IP: Why Intellectual Property Adds Value to Small Business" will be Feb. 13 with Howard Wernow and John Gugliotta, registered patent attorneys. The final session Feb. 25 is "Entrepreneurial Marketing: How to Market the "New" with Denise Easterling, CPA, Entrepreneur Faculty Advisor for Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State University.
Registrants will be asked to attend each session in the mini-series to earn a certificate after completion. Register for the free programs by calling 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or at hudsonlibrary.org.
The Entrepreneurship Series is made possible with a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Teens can join Stock Market Challenge
Teens can learn about the world of finance and the stock market at the Hudson library by participating in the Stock Market Challenge game. Beginning Jan. 23, students in grades six through eight will meet in the Flood Family Meeting Room once a week for four weeks to learn the basics of the stock market and investing. Starting Feb. 20, they will then meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month through April 17 in the library's computer lab to play the national online game. Registration is required. Call the library's Teen Room at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.
continues Jan. 19
The Hudson Children's Room continues its Pokémon League Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants who bring their own Pokémon cards and Nintendo DS games will play against each other. Pokemon expert Austin Chick will be on hand to answer questions and run the league play. Future meetings will take place at the same time Feb. 2 and 16, March 2 and 23, and April 13. No registration is required. The program will be in the Flood Family Meeting Room. For more information, call 330-653-6658 ext. 1020.
Learn how to download library eBooks
Hudson library staff will cover the basics of downloading materials from the library's e-media collection Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. This session will cover the types of electronic services and materials available from the library, the basics of library eBook downloading, including step-by-step instructions for downloading items to your device, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of the library eBook downloads. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and smart phones will all be covered in this session. Register for this free program by calling 330-653-6658 ext. 1010 or visit www.hudsonlibrary.org.
Candidates sought for board of directors
The Hudson Library and Historical Society is seeking candidates for three board of directors openings.
"We are looking to fill three positions, each for a three-year term. The terms will commence Feb. 24, 2013," said Rafael McLaughlin, chairman of the library's nominating committee.
Candidates are required to be Hudson residents, at least 18 years old, and have a valid CLEVNET library card.
Candidates will be elected by the membership at the library's annual meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the library's Flood Family Meeting Room. All candidates must attend this meeting to be eligible for election to the board.
Board members are responsible for library funding and development, and for planning the short and long-term goals of the library.
"We are not in charge of daily operations, but we do provide oversight and assistance in making sure goals are met, and serve as the library's representatives to the community," McLaughlin said.
Application forms are available at the library's circulation desk and online at www.hudsonlibrary.org under Administration.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 28. For more information, visit www.hudsonlibrary.org or call 330-653-6658.
Guess number of
participants, win candy
The Hudson Library and Historical Society is conducting a contest to guess the total number of participants that attended young adult programs in 2012. Teens may stop in the library and guess how many pieces of candy are in a jar. One piece is equivalent to one participant. The winner will win the jar of candy. Young adults in grades six to 12 may participate. One entry is allowed per person. The drawing will take place Feb. 1.
series resumes Jan. 23
Leading author, speaker and strategist for content marketing and social media Joe Pulizzi will kick off the 2013 Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events at the Hudson Library and Historical Society Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Pulizzi is founder of the Content Marketing Institute (a division of Z Squared Media, a 2012 "Inc 500" company). He also co-authored the book, "Get Content Get Customers," recognized as the principle handbook for content marketing, as well as "Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand." Awarded the "Custom Media Innovator of the Year" by American Business Media, he was also voted into Who's Who in Media Business by BtoB Magazine, Folio: 40, and recognized as the Most Influential Content Strategist via Lavacon. Pulizzi travels around North America and Europe talking to marketers and business owners about how they are indeed their own publishers, and how they can make that work for them.
The Entrepreneurship Series is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Register for this free event at hudsonlibrary.org.
Drop off Acme receipts
The Hudson Library and Historical Society is participating in the Acme Cash Back rebate program offered by Acme Fresh Market. There are donation boxes in the library's Brewster Café and at the circulation desk to collect store receipts from Acme. The company will rebate to the library 5 percent of the purchase price of store brands bought between Sept. 22 and Feb. 9, 2013, as part of its Community Cash Back program.