Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.

 Limit by event type:
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with author Stephanie Storey, who will discuss her latest art history thriller, Raphael, Painter in Rome. The book tells the story of the creation of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel through the eyes of his fiercest rival, the painter, Raphael. Storey is the author of Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo which has been translated into six languages and is in development as a feature film by Pioneer Pictures.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jesse Wegman, author of Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. In this thoroughly researched call to arms, Supreme Court journalist and New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman draws upon the history of the founding era, as well as information gleaned from campaign managers, field directors, and other officials from twenty-first-century Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns, to make a powerful case for abolishing the Electoral College.

This event is sponsored by the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund.
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. (Fridays, October 23 & 30, November 6 & 13, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer four virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings October 23 & 30 and November 6 & 13. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org. Participants will receive an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.

 
VIRTUAL: Beginner Si
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 p.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online lessons and classes, will offer free beginner singing lessons for adults with instructor, Jerrica Alyssa. The classes will run for four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. All you need to participate is a computer or tablet with webcam and reliable Internet access. Participants will receive a link via email to join the virtual class.  Registration required.



 

 
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. (Fridays, October 23 & 30, November 6 & 13, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer four virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings October 23 & 30 and November 6 & 13. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org. Participants will receive an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.

 
VIRTUAL: Mustard&rsq
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Virtual Music Series continues with an intimate concert featuring folk duo Mustard’s Retreat. David Tamulevich and Libby Glover will perform a concert of well-known and original tunes grounded in early traditional 60’s folk music. Mustard’s Retreat represents an eclectic blend of old and new music mixed with entertaining storytelling. This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday, November 8 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety.
VIRTUAL: Cut the Cor
Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
The library will present a virtual introductory class on how to cut the cord and discover alternatives to your traditional cable and satellite provider. Learn tips and tricks to access broadcast television, choose a streaming device, enjoy on-demand and live television, lower your Internet costs and maximize your savings. This special virtual presentation will also include information about some of the newest streaming services to hit the market in 2020 including Disney+, HBO MAX and Peacock. 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with American news personality and journalist Jenna Bush Hager, author of Everything Beautiful in Its Time. Hager will speak in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham about her book, which is an homage to her grandparents, former President and first lady George H.W. and Barbara Bush and Harold and Jenna Welch.

This event is sponsored by the Hudson Library’s Flood Family Endowment Fund, the Baldwin-Babcock Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Hudson Library.
VIRTUAL: Beginner Si
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 p.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online lessons and classes, will offer free beginner singing lessons for adults with instructor, Jerrica Alyssa. The classes will run for four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. All you need to participate is a computer or tablet with webcam and reliable Internet access. Participants will receive a link via email to join the virtual class.  Registration required.



 

 
Virtual Book Club: <
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
In November, the virtual book club will discuss Peace Adzo Medie’s debut novel His Only Wife recently selected as a Reese’s Book Club Pick. In the book, Afi Tekple's small town life is turned upside down when she receives a marriage proposal from wealthy family of Elikem Ganyo. The only catch is: Afi has never met him and he sends a stand in to their wedding. Kirkus Reviews called the novel "a Cinderella story set in Ghana . . . A Crazy Rich Asians for West Africa, with a healthy splash of feminism.” Copies of the book are currently available to read and listen on Hoopla: either ebook or audiobook. No waiting, all you need is your library card!
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with author Kurt Andersen. His book, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History, tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants...and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. (Fridays, October 23 & 30, November 6 & 13, 10 a.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer four virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings October 23 & 30 and November 6 & 13. The sessions will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and will each last 60 to 75 minutes. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit hudsonlibrary.org. Participants will receive an invitation to join the presentation, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.

 
VIRTUAL Balto presen
Friday, Nov. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A HISTORY OF HUMANS, HUSKIES, AND HEALTH IN ALASKA

Did you know that the real Balto is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History?

Learn about the amazing achievements of mushers and their sled dogs on your day off of school. Educators from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will present the story of Balto and the heroic dogs and mushers of the 1925 Alaskan Serum Run, and compare their experience to the Iditarod of today.
It’s a ‘tail’ for all ages!

All ages are welcome to attend, though this is an educational event geared towards Kindergarten to 12 graders. 
Registration is required. This program will be recorded. 

 

VIRTUAL: Hudson Gene
Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.
The Genealogy Study Group programs is now virtual and open to anyone. Derrick Ranostaj, Emerging Technology Librarian at Hudson Library & Historical Society, will show you how to researching your ancestors in War of 1812. There will be a brief overview of the War of 1812, and then he will demonstrate research strategies, focusing on the military database Fold3.
 
VIRTUAL: Pitch Night
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.
The library's eighth annual “Pitch Night” competition will feature seven finalists, selected from a pool of online applications, as they pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges on Zoom. Participants will need to apply for one of the 5-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 5, and must be received by Monday, October 26, 2020. Click here to apply

 
VIRTUAL: Beginner Si
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 p.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online lessons and classes, will offer free beginner singing lessons for adults with instructor, Jerrica Alyssa. The classes will run for four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. All you need to participate is a computer or tablet with webcam and reliable Internet access. Participants will receive a link via email to join the virtual class.  Registration required.



 

 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Becky Cooper, author of We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence. In this true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder, Cooper unravels the rumors to discover an even more complex story of gender inequality, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims.  A perfect read for those riveted by In Cold Blood and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.  In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly calls We Keep our Dead Close “mesmerizing” and a “twist-filled whodunit…page-turner.” Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ron Chernow says the book “forces us to ponder the very nature of historical truth.  A stunning achievement.”
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Michael Punke, author of The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. Library Journal calls this book, based on the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass, “a gripping and hard-edged tale of survival, revenge, and, ultimately, redemption.” The book was the basis for an Academy Award-winning film by the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

 
VIRTUAL: Beginner Si
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. (Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, & 24, 7 p.m.)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online lessons and classes, will offer free beginner singing lessons for adults with instructor, Jerrica Alyssa. The classes will run for four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. All you need to participate is a computer or tablet with webcam and reliable Internet access. Participants will receive a link via email to join the virtual class.  Registration required.



 

 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian David S. Brown, author of The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams. Brown will discuss his revelatory biography of Adams, who is considered a literary icon and one of America’s most prominent writers and intellectuals of his era. The Last American Aristocrat presents intimate and insightful details of a fascinating and unusual American life and a new window on nineteenth century United States history.
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