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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Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m.
August's selection is New York Times bestselling author Brian Freeman's thriller Marathon. Library Journal said of the suspense novel, "
"Fast-paced . . . A reminder that, in these days and times, what seems to be foreign, politically, or religiously inspired terrorism may really be something quite different."
Writing to Publish S
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library will kick off its annual Writing to Publish Series with memoir author Jill Grunenwald. Grunenwald will tell of her own experience writing memoir and give tips and tricks for the genre for aspiring writers.

Grunenwald is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Running with a Police Escort.

An Evening with Jame
Monday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
James Robenalt, bestselling author of January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month that Changed America Forever, will return to the Hudson Library to discuss his latest book, Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland. Robenalt will discuss the armed confrontation between Black Nationalists and Cleveland Police officers, which led to at least 15 wounded and 6 people killed. Ballots and Bullets examines the roots of the violence, the trial and the political aftermath in Cleveland, a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement. A painstakingly researched and written study that is all too relevant today.
Through the Eyes of
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, whose distinct flowers, cityscapes, landscapes and images of bones are iconic contributions to American Modernism.  Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about O’Keeffe’s life.
 

Hudson Writers Writi
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Do you like to write? Are you looking for a group of fellow writers with whom to share your work and writing goals? Join Hudson Writers, the library's writing critique group. Whether you write for fun or have dreams of being published, this group is the place where you can share your work and receive feedback from others. All genres and writing styles are welcome.

Hudson Writers will meet in Brewster Café on the last Wednesday of every month.

No registration is required.

Learn to Play Ukulel
Thursday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
A recent Gallup Poll found that 85% of adults in the US. who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one. Here's your chance  when musician Mia Hess teaches beginning ukulele. Bring your own instrument or let us know in the special needs section of registration if you require a ukulele to be provided.

Bring your own instrument or let us know in the special needs section of registration if you require a ukulele to be provided.

Book Ends Nonfiction
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 7 pm

On Wednesday, September 5th, the book club will read Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean. The book delves into history and science of the very air we breathe Kean will visit the library on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 pm.

Underground Railroad
Thursday, Sep. 6, 2 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.

Discover the homes, sites and people that played a significant role in the anti-slavery movement of pre-Civil War Hudson. All walking tours are weather dependent and meet at the entrance to the library.

An Evening with Will
Thursday, Sep. 6, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce will discuss their book Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective who Brought Them to Justice. This true story recounts the dangerous exploits of 156th Post office Inspector, Frank Oldfield, as he helped to convict the Black Hand, a Sicilian-American crime ring that preyed on immigrants from the old country during the 19th century in the United States.

Introduction to Tai
Monday, Sep. 10, 1 pm (Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 1 pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Monday at 1pm beginning on September 10 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
Entrepreneurship Ser
Monday, Sep. 10, 6:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Stoney G deGeyter, CEO and Founder of Pole Position Marketing, returns to discuss user experience elements such as click-focused navigation, intent-focused keywords and solutions-driven content so that your website will better meet the needs of visitors--and keep them engaged and better positioned to take action while on your site.
Sponsored by The Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Between the Lines Bo
Monday, Sep. 10, 7 p.m.
September's selection will be on the British runaway hit “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. People Magazine says, “This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving.” Reese Witherspoon has selected it for her nation-wide Book Club and the New York Times calls it “Satisfyingly quirky.”
An Evening with <i>N
Tuesday, Sep. 11, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean will delve into the fascinating science and history of the air we breathe, as detailed in his latest book, Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us. Tracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, Kean reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do. Kirkus called it "a witty book that turns the science of the stuff we breathe into a delightful romp through history. Kean, an award-winning science writer... has done it again, using his free-wheeling style to translate hard scientific facts into lively stories."
Through the Eyes of
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

The library continues a series of artist biographical lectures when local art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman discusses the art of American writer and cartoonist, Theodore Seuss Geisel (“Dr. Seuss”).  Limited-edition prints and sculptures of Geisel’s artwork can be found at galleries alongside the works of Rembrandt and Picasso.  Attendees will be given an informative postcard that includes facts about Geisel’s life.

Facebook for Busines
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Do you want to use Facebook to promote your business or side project but don’t know where to start? This class will help you set up a Facebook business page, show you how to post, and examine analytics. Learn do’s and don’ts of interacting with your customers on social media and how to get the most out of using Facebook to promote your business. Prerequisites: A personal account on Facebook or an active email account is required to set up a business page.
Fall Festival of Fla
Thursday, Sep. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Join Chef Bob Sferra as he explores the “Fall Festival of Flavors” preparing recipes featuring seasonal ingredients.
Introduction to Tai
Monday, Sep. 17, 1 pm (Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 1 pm)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Get an introduction to the practice of Tai Chi at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in a four-part series every Monday at 1pm beginning on September 10 with Nancy L. Gardner, LMT, APP, certified Tai Chi instructor. Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns.
An Evening with Seth
Monday, Sep. 17, 7 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
In his latest book, Trump/Russia: A Definitive History, award-winning Associated Press reporter Seth Hettena untangles the story of Donald Trump’s long involvement with Russia using deeply researched reporting, along with newly uncovered information, court documents and exclusive interviews with investigators and FBI agents providing an expansive and essential primer to the Trump/Russia scandal.
 
Whodunit? Mystery Bo
Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2 p.m.
September's selection is the Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. This traditional mystery is the winner of numerous crime fiction awards including the Agatha, the Anthony, the Macavity. Kirkus gave it a starred review, saying it was, “Brilliant, irresistible and incorrigible, Flavia has a long future ahead of her…Bradley’s mystery debut is a standout."
Writing to Publish S
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

New York Times bestselling YA fantasy author Cinda Williams Chima will give a lecture on world building in fiction. Her lecture will apply to all fiction genres and will be especially helpful to anyone aspiring to write fantasy or for teens.

Chima is the New York Times bestselling YA fantasy author of the Shattered Realms Series.

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