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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VIRTUAL Lock 15&rsqu
Monday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.
Chef John Taylor, Executive chef at Akron’s popular Lock 15 Brewing Co. will virtually demonstrate how to cook shrimp and grits.
Chef Taylor is a graduate of Pennsylvania Culinary School and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is the 2011 winner of Best Chef in the Real Men Cook competition in Santa Ynez Valley, CA, and 2018 People's Choice Award for the March of Dimes
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with author Eric Jay Dolin as he discusses his most recent book, A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes. Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Historian H. W. Brands calls the book, "a riveting mix of natural science, institutional history and human experience. All in a great read.” 
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss the unforgettable debut novel, Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West, an anticipated book by Ms. Magazine, USA Today, Book Riot, The Rumpus, Library Journal, PureWow, The Every Girl and Parade. Saving Ruby King examines the powerful bonds of friendship between two girls, Ruby and Layla, and how their bonds are tested and shaped when Ruby’s mother is murdered and dismissed by police as another act of senseless violence. Library Journal calls the book “A story of intrigue and heartbreaking family secrets...A fresh look into the church community of Chicago’s South Side with a bold female perspective.” 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
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with journalist Ken McNab, author of the book, And In the End: The Last Days of the Beatles. With this in-depth look at The Beatles' acrimonious final year, McNab reconstructs for the first time the seismic events of 1969, when The Beatles reached new highs of creativity and new lows of the internal strife that would destroy them. 
An Evening with Terr
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Terry Gross, Host and an Executive Producer of Fresh Air, one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast on more than 624 NPR stations across the country. Terry Gross will speak in conversation with Mike McIntyre, executive editor of ideastream and former host of WCPN’s Sound of Ideas.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Susan Eisenhower, national security policy strategist and granddaughter of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower will discuss her book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions, which explores how her grandfather’s upbringing, character and discipline informed his leadership and influenced his major decisions while in office. How Ike Led shows us not just what a President did, but why—and what we can learn from him today. 
Cleveland Museum of
Thursday, Sep. 3, 10 a.m.
The library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, will present a live, virtual presentation on Medieval Masterpieces. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation on the intellectual and technical achievements that distinguish the art of the Middle Ages. This presentation will highlight Cleveland Museum of Art’s medieval objects including a gold and porphyry altarpiece made for an 11th-century German countess, a silver vessel for a holy relic that once belonged to a Byzantine emperor, Gothic-style tapestries made for a chateau, and biblical subjects such as Daniel in the lion’s den seen on a medieval column capital.  
 
VIRTUAL: Bourbon Str
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 7 p.m.
Chef Johnny Schulze of The Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Tremont and owner of Zydeco Bistro Mobile Catering will do a live virtual demonstration on how to cook Gulf Shrimp Creole. Schulze is an award-winning New Orleans trained chef with 29 years of professional restaurant experience.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Sep. 10, 6 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual streaming event with international bestselling author Ruth Ware to discuss her latest book, One by One. In her latest page-turning thriller, a retreat to the French Alps takes a sinister turn after an avalanche traps a group of coworkers and suddenly one goes missing. Booklist calls the book “especially timely, given that the terror of isolation is at its heart… This is And Then There Were None rendered for the twenty-first century.” **Please note that this event will begin at 6 p.m.**  
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, Sep. 23, 7 p.m.
The virtual book club will discuss the charming debut novel, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. Forty years ago, Andrew Peardew’s life was forever changed when he carelessly lost a keepsake gifted to him by his fiancée. Today, he bequeaths his life’s mission of collecting lost things to his assistant, Laura, who must procure the objects dropped, misplaced or accidently behind by others and give them a new life. Kirkus writes “Hogan’s writing has the soothing warmth of the cups of cocoa and tea her characters regularly dispense...old-fashioned storytelling with a sprinkling of magic.” 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
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual streaming event with profitability coach Susie Carder as she discusses her book, Power Your Profits: How to Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000. In her latest book, Carder outlines her “Predictable Success Method,” which acts as a bulletproof start-to-finish plan to build your business from startup to multi-million powerhouse. Entrepreneurs will learn how they can run their daily operations, account for sales and employ marketing systems that lead to predictable and substantial revenue and profit growth.  
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