Hudson Library and Historical Society events

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Copies of books by featured authors will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for programs is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. For questions, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.  

An Evening with E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Author of "How to Educate a Citizen"

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with E. D. Hirsch, author of "How to Educate a Citizen: The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation," on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. In this powerful manifesto, the bestselling author of Cultural Literacy addresses the failures of America’s early education system and its impact on our current national malaise, advocating for a shared knowledge curriculum students everywhere can be taught, an educational foundation that can help improve and strengthen America’s unity, identity, and democracy.

An Evening with Maria Hinojosa, author of "Once I Was You"

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. with author Maria Hinojosa, Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s Latino USA, who will discuss her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America.

An Evening with Kyle Mills, Author of "Total Power"

The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Kyle Mills, author of "Total Power," the latest political thriller in Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp Series on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. In this exciting thriller, Rapp must deal with an unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot which threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election. Mills will discuss his book, the nineteenth in a series hailed by Booklist in a starred review as the “best of the best when it comes to the world of special ops.” 

Beginner piano lessons offered

The Hudson Library & Historical Society, in partnership with Lessonface, a platform that connects students with great teachers for online lessons and classes, will offer free adult beginner piano lessons with instructor, Beverly Cashin. The classes will run for four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. All you need to participate is a piano or keyboard, a computer or tablet with webcam and reliable Internet access. Participants will receive a link via email to join the virtual class.

Cashin believes that anyone can learn to play the piano with instruction at the correct pace and a willingness to commit to a moderate, consistent amount of practice time. Lessons will focus on learning technique while playing songs that you know.

All interested participants must register online at hudsonlibrary.org. Space is limited. For more information, visit hudsonlibrary.org or email AskUs@hudson.lib.oh.us

Author of Lincoln book will have program Sept. 22

On Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with historian and author Richard Striner, who will discuss his book, “Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln.” In the book, Striner sheds significant new light on Abraham Lincoln, one of the most studied figures in American history.

Striner takes a fresh look at many topics and themes important to Lincoln’s story that either revise or add new meaning to the work of previous biographers. He emphasizes the workings of Lincoln’s mind, stressing his cunning, honesty and strategic thinking, and provides insights into Lincoln’s life, antebellum America and the military and political history of the Civil War.

Copies of “Summoned to Glory” will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins. If you have any questions, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.

"Podcasting-to-go" kits available

The Hudson Library & Historical Society is announces its newest initiative, Podcasting-to-Go Kits, available for checkout. Each Podcasting-to-Go kit includes a Windows 10 laptop, a Fifine USB condenser recording microphone with tripod stand, Audacity software for recording and editing audio, a helpful user guide and carry case. With a Podcasting-to-Go Kit, you can now record and edit your own podcasts, audio narration, presentations and other audio projects while on-the-go or from the comfort of your own home. 

Podcasting-to-Go kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits may be checked out for two weeks by individuals over the age of 18 with a valid Hudson Library card that’s in good standing. For more questions, stop in or call the reference department at 330-653-6658 ext. 1010.