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.

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Hudson Middle School
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.
Led by longtime Hudson schools music instructor Roberto Iriarte, the Hudson Middle School orchestra will play New World Symphony Themes by Antonin Dvorak, The Code, an exciting rock syncopation work by TV and film composer, Alan Lee Silva, Locus Iste by Anton Bruckner, as well as traditional holiday favorites including music from The Polar Express. No registration required.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick for its December selection. Library Journal gave this debut novel a starred review, calling it "Tender, insightful, and surprising."  The story follows a 69-year-old widower who discovers a charm bracelet he doesn't recognize among his dead wife's belongings.  The discovery leads him on a journey to unravel the secrets his wife kept during their many years together.  

The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. December's selection is Joanne Fluke's Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. It is the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Hannah Swenson Mystery Series and was recently adapted into the Hallmark movie, Murder, She Baked starring Alison Sweeney. No registration required.
Research Databases f
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m.



Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases including Business Insights: EssentialBusiness Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA. 
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante for its January selection.  The New York Times Book Review says, "Elena Ferrante is one of the great novelists of our time.  Her voice is passionate, her view sweeping and her gaze basilisk."  

The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Non-Profit Basics Wo
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m.


Learn the requirement and essentials of doing business as a Not-For-Profit corporation at a three hour morning workshop with William Glaeser and Bob Labbe of the Akron SCORE office.  This event is part of the library’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research’s Winter/Spring Entrepreneurship Series of events.
Adult Coloring in th
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 pm
Start your New Year off right with this relaxing program.  Adult coloring books are all the rage lately—they’ve been described as fun, therapeutic, and even “yoga for your brain!” The library will be hosting a coloring evening in the Brewster Cafe with light refreshments, music, and of course everything you need to start coloring. Feel free to drop in and see what all the fuss is about—no registration needed. 
Cooking Vegetarian A
Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Julie Gedeon, working as “Chef Giulia,” will demonstrate ways for planning and preparing vegetarian foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. January's selection is Tana French's In the Woods . It won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry for Best First Novel. The Washington Post called French, "the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years." No registration required.
An Evening with Tom
Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.


Tom Murdough, founder of Little Tikes, Step2, and his newest venture Simplay3, will speak as part of the library’s Winter/Spring 2017 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series.  Murdough will join award-winning reporter Kabir Bhatia for a conversation about the evolution of Murdough’s long and successful career.
Through the Eyes of
Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.
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The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman Discusses the photographer Steve McCurry.    

McCurry is an American photographer who is known for his work in photojournalism.  He is best known for his 1984 photograph “Afghan Girl,” which originally appeared in National Geographic.  Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about the artist’s life.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance for its February selection.  The Economist says, "You will not read a more important book about America this year." The non-fiction debut set in Appalachia "is a beautiful memoir but it is equally a work of cultural criticism about white working-class America," says the Wall Street Journal.  

The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. February's selection is Louise Penny's debut novel Still Life. Penny is a New York Times bestselling author of the critcally acclaimed and award winning Chief Inspector Gamache crime novel series. No registration required.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Mar. 13, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen LaRose by Louise Erdrich for its March selection.  This literary masterpiece's premise is provacative.  A man goes deer hunting and accidentally shoots and kills his neighbor's son; so consumed by guilt and sorrow, the man and his wife agree to give their son LaRose to the distraught neighbor to raise.  The Washington Post calls it "A masterly tale of grief and love."  
 
The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2 p.m.
The Whodunit? Mystery Book Club is a book club for mystery lovers. Read and discuss a different mystery novel every month in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. March's selection is Kerry Greenwood's Cocaine Blues. It is the first novel in the Phryn Fisher Mystery Series set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia. The book series was turned into Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television program. No registration required.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Apr. 10, 7 p.m.

The Between The Lines Book Club has chosen A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for its April selection.  The Swedish book, written in 2012, was translated into English a year later and a Swedish feature film was just released in the U.S. this fall.  The story follows a 59-year old curmudgeon who slowly learns to appreciate life again.  The San Diego Union Tribune named it one of the best books of 2015.  The paper proclaims, "You will laugh, you will cry, as his heartbreaking story unfolds through the diverse cast of characters that enter his life, all uninvited.  You will never look at the grumpy people who come into your life in quite the same way.  A very memorable read."    
 
The Between The Lines book club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted), in the Eldredge Reading Room on the second floor of the library. Even if you haven’t finished the book, you’re welcome to listen and participate. New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

Copies of the next month’s book are available in the Circulation department. Audio and large print copies also may be available.

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