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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, who will discuss his new book On the House: A Washington Memoir.
VIRTUAL: Reach Custo
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2 pm
Discover how to maximize your small business’s online presence using Google tools. Participants will learn how to use various tools to make your website discoverable in Google Search, increase visibility across Google and reach customers with online advertising. Specific tools discussed will include Google My Business, Test My Site, Google Search Console, Google Analytics and Google Ads. 
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with internationally renowned environmental advocate and New York Times bestselling author Erin Brockovich, author of Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It. “Riveting” according to a Booklist starred review, Superman’s Not Coming is “a call to arms about the global water crisis from a sharp, plainspoken activist.” (Kirkus Reviews)

This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded.
 
VIRTUAL CONCERT: Ekk
Sunday, Apr. 25, 2 P.M.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will welcome Ekklésia Reed Quintet to the virtual concert stage Ekklésia Reed Quintet is a chamber music ensemble of five instrumentalists who are members of the award-winning and professional wind ensemble Cleveland Winds. Though strongly influenced by classical traditions, Ekklésia Reed Quintet is open to the influence of world music, jazz, and improvisation. 
VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, Apr. 26, 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 Egyptomania: Introduction to Daily Life. Through the use of art and artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, participants will be acquainted with Egypt’s natural environment, and aspects of daily life such as food, clothing, shelter, and recreation.  This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded.
 
Delicious Summer Sal
Monday, Apr. 26, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual cooking program with Ken Hatfield, Chef and Owner of Hatfield’s Goode Grub in Cleveland, Ohio. Hatfield will demonstrate how to make summer salads, including potato salad. 
 VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with New York Times bestselling author Nan Rossiter, who will discuss her new book Promises to Keep, the heartwarming sequel to Promises of the Heart in her Savannah Skies series.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with David Murray, author of An Effort to Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half. This new collection of essays from rhetoric authority and celebrated writing blogger, Murray, applies his signature blend of humor and heart to a free-wheeling conversation about how we communicate in America. Ohio governor, Mike DeWine, calls this book “Sharp, witty, and entertaining…a fun, but equally instructive, read!”
VIRTUAL: Sell Online
Monday, May 10, 2 p.m.
Discover how to easily sell your goods and services online. During this virtual class, participants will learn how to use Google My Business, Google Marketplace and Shopify to grow their customer base, develop better customer relationships and grow their sales. This workshop is geared for people who are either looking to launch e-commerce solutions or small businesses looking for tips and tricks to improve online visibility.  
Virtual Book Club <e
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
The library's virtual book club will meet to discuss Elly Griffiths’ award-winning thriller The Stranger Diaries. Clare Cassidy is an English teacher whose life is turned upside down when her colleague is found dead and the killer has taken inspiration from Clare’s favorite book. Unable to trust her closest confidants, Clare turns to her trusty diary as an outlet for her darkest suspicions and fears. However, writing that does not belong to hers appears on the page, "Hallo Clare. You don't know me." People magazine called it a "lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end."
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian John Ferling, author of Winning Independence: The Decisive Years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781. Ferling explores the second half of the Revolutionary War, when, after years of fighting, American independence often seemed beyond reach.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, May 13, 6 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with John Mullan, author of The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist, “a brisk, authoritative look at a literary icon” according to a starred Kirkus Review

Please note: This program will begin at 6 p.m.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Friday, May 14, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Andrew McCarthy, author of Brat: An ‘80’s Story. Library Journal notes that this memoir is “hard to put down” and calls it a “compelling and honest chronicle [that] will not disappoint readers.”

Please note: This event takes place on a Friday evening.
 VIRTUAL CONCERT: An
Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society Music Series presents An Afternoon with Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas: Neo-Traditional Music on Hammered Dulcimer and Bass. Bergmann and Thomas play American old-time, Celtic and South American music.This concert will premiere on the library’s Facebook page and will be available for streaming on the library's YouTube page anytime thereafter. 
VIRTUAL: Cleveland M
Monday, May 17, 10 a.m.
The Hudson Library, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program, continues its series on Egyptian Art with a presentation on Egyptomania: Hieroglyphics. Through the use of art and artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, learn how to decipher some of the sacred writing of Egypt in this fascinating look at a communication system over 4,000 years old. This is a one-time special streaming event and will not be recorded.
 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Cynthia Saltzman, author of Plunder: Napoleon’s Theft of Veronese’s Feast, Publishers Weekly calls “a rich and rewarding look at the legacy of wartime art theft and the turbulent life of an Italian masterpiece.”
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Richard Haass, president of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, who will discuss his most recent book The World: A Brief Introduction. According to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, “This is the book that explains how the world really works, how it is changing, and why it matters.”
VIRTUAL: Learning wi
Monday, May 24, 2 p.m.
Did you know that the Hudson Library provides free resources that can teach you how to learn a new hobby, language or skill? Join an emerging technologies librarian for a virtual demonstration of the library’s most popular online learning resources including LinkedIn Learning (formerly known as Lynda.com), Transparent Languages, Creativebug and The Great Courses. All these resources are available 24/7, all you need is your Hudson Library card! 
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, May 25, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Thomas Hager, author of Electric City: The Lost History of Ford and Edison’s American Utopia. This book tells the extraordinary story of two giants of American history, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, and their attempt to create an electric-powered city of tomorrow on the Tennessee River.
VIRTUAL: An Evening
Tuesday, Jun. 1, 7 p.m.
The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Michael Dobbs, author of King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, An American Tragedy. Kirkus Reviews calls this book “spellbinding [and] masterful…A riveting portrait of ambition, hubris, betrayal, and the downfall of an American president."
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