The Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Hugo Award-winning science fiction author John Scalzi on June 24 at 7 p.m. Scalzi will discuss his latest book, The Last Emperox, the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling epic space opera adventure series. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “punchy, plausible, and bittersweet; studded with zingers until the very last line.”
The Hudson Library & Historical Society archives maintain an extensive genealogy and local history collection. The genealogy collection provides a well-rounded selection of materials for researchers, with an emphasis on sources for the eastern United States and especially Ohio. The collection is enhanced by a wide variety of genealogical periodicals. Additionally, there is an extensive microfilm collection, which includes selections of census records (mostly Ohio), vital records, and other research tools such as the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records. Our Genealogy On-Line Desktop service provides users full free access to subscription sites such as ancestry.com as well as internet access to free sites such as the Ellis Island records.
The library houses a large manuscript collection, including one of the nation’s largest collections of materials about famed abolitionist John Brown. In addition to substantial holdings concerning founding families such as the Hudsons, the collection also contains documents related to local organizations such as the Hudson Garden Club and the Hudson League of Women Voters.