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: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. (Fridays, January 8,15,22,29 & February 5 & 12)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a six-week session of virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings January 8, 15, 22, & 29 and February 5 & 12. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Registration is required for each class.
 
VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, Jan. 25, 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 Ancient American Art. Museum educators will lead a visually rich presentation that introduces the art of selected cultures in ancient Mesoamerica (today, Mexico, Guatemala, and adjacent countries). This presentation will highlight objects of ceramic, gold, and stone (including jade) shed light on religion and rulership among the Aztec, Maya, and others in the centuries before European contact.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with media critic and journalist Bob Garfield, author of American Manifesto: Saving Our Democracy from Villains, Vandals and Ourselves. In his book, Garfield examines the tragic confluence of the American preoccupation with social and political identity and the catastrophic disintegration of the mass media, and presents a guidebook for reassembling our hyperpolarized American society. The Atlantic calls this book “short, specific, and droll . . . very much worth reading."
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with award-winning presidential historian Harold Holzer, author of The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--From the Founding Fathers to Fake News. In this remarkable new history, Holzer examines the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it. From Washington to Trump, he chronicles the disputes and distrust between these core institutions that define the United States of America, revealing that the essence of their confrontation is built into the fabric of the nation.
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. (Fridays, January 8,15,22,29 & February 5 & 12)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a six-week session of virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings January 8, 15, 22, & 29 and February 5 & 12. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Registration is required for each class.
 
An Afternoon with Ma
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s 2021 Virtual Music Series continues with a rollicking afternoon concert featuring pianist and singer Matthew Ball, also known as The Boogie Woogie Kid. This family-friendly program of toe-tapping New Orleans songs, Boogie-Woogie, and Swing Dance Era tunes is sure to please. Enjoy such favorites as “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “In the Mood,” “Basin Street Blues,” “Careless Love” and more. 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. This concert is sponsored by The Friends of the Hudson Library.
 
Risotto with Stir St
Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual cooking program with Charlie Denk, founder and owner of Stir Studio Kitchen. Denk will demonstrate how to make risotto, a northern Italian rice dish.  
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Jonathan Alter, author of His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life. Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter offers an engrossing, monumental biography that will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.
Music & Relaxation C
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. (Wednesdays, February 3,10,17 & 24)
Learn to manage stress and anxiety using music as a therapeutic tool during the Hudson Library & Historical Society's four-session Music & Relaxation series on Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 7 p.m.  Patty Console, board certified music therapist from The Music Settlement in Cleveland will lead these sessions. Registration is required for the session. Participants will receive a confirmation email after registration that will include an invitation to join the classes, hosted on Zoom.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with novelist Angie Hockman, author of Shipped, a witty, clever and swoon-worthy novel that follows a workaholic marketing manager forced to go on a cruise with her arch-nemesis when they’re up for the same promotion. Publishers Weekly calls this a “quirky, thoughtful love story (that) will whisk readers away.”
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Charles Kenny, author of The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease. Written as colorful history, The Plague Cycle reveals the relationship between civilization, globalization, prosperity, and infectious disease over the past five millennia. It harnesses history, economics, and public health, and charts humanity’s remarkable progress, providing a fascinating and timely look at the cyclical nature of infectious disease.
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. (Fridays, January 8,15,22,29 & February 5 & 12)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a six-week session of virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings January 8, 15, 22, & 29 and February 5 & 12. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Registration is required for each class.
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Jon Meacham, author of the New York Times bestseller His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. Meacham will speak in conversation with American news personality and journalist Jenna Bush Hager about his book, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an elegant, moving portrait of a giant of post-1950 American history.”
 
Budino & Biscotti wi
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
The library will host a live virtual cooking program with Stefanie Paganini, Executive Director and instructor at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute. Paganini will demonstrate how to make budino, chocolate pudding, and biscotti. 
Virtual Book Club: I
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
The library's virtual book club will discuss the Italian crime mystery, I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni. In this series debut, readers are introduced to Commissario Riccardi, an enigmatic detective who has a unique talent that is both a blessing and a curse. Join Riccardi as he investigates a 1930’s murder of the world's greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, who was adored by millions, but hated by hundreds. Maurizio de Giovanni is one of Italy’s most popular and acclaimed crime authors. The Daily Beast states “De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction.” 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian Janice Nimura, author of The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine. Booklist, in a starred review, calls the book “engrossing and enlightening…highly recommended.”
VIRTUAL: Gentle Yoga
Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. (Fridays, January 8,15,22,29 & February 5 & 12)
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a six-week session of virtual gentle yoga flow classes for all levels at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings January 8, 15, 22, & 29 and February 5 & 12. Classes are taught by certified yoga teacher, Jodi Fill, and each lasts approximately 60 minutes. Registration is required for each class.
 
VIRTUAL: Tesoro! – R
Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical society will host a live virtual streaming genealogy program: Tesoro! – Researching Your Italian Ancestors with Suzanne Russo Adams, an accredited genealogist in Italian research. Adams will introduce the key record types and strategies for researching records in Italy. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Genealogical Study Group.

  Sponsored by Hudson Genealogical Study Group.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Monday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Marco Tedesco, a leading world expert on Arctic ice decline and climate change and author of The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World, an urgent tribute to the most beautiful and endangered place on Earth.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with pediatrician Perri Klass, author of A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future. Publishers Weekly calls this book “a fascinating look at a seldom-sung but profound change in the human condition.”
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