Miles J. Unger, journalist for The Economist magazine and The New York Times, discusses his latest book, Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World. The book tells the story of an obscure young painter from Barcelona who came to Paris and made himself into one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Publisher’s Weekly called the book, “riveting…This engrossing book chronicles with precision and enthusiasm a painting with lasting impact in today’s art world.”
Customers of the Hudson Library & Historical Society will again be able to stock up on weekend reading material, music CDs, DVDs, tech gadgets and science kits for kids on Friday afternoons starting April 7th when the facility will remain open until 5:00 p.m.
“We are very excited to expand our Friday afternoon hours and plan to fill the time with enrichment programs for all ages,” said the library’s Executive Director E. Leslie Polott. “This would not have been possible without the passage of the 2016 library levy and the support of the Hudson voters.”
On the first Friday, April 7, a 2:00 p.m. program is planned for adults, “Exploring Japanese Culture and Calligraphy,” which gives an introduction to Japanese culture followed by a hands-on calligraphy activity. A “Teen Trivia” interactive group contest will be held at 3:30, using the Teen Room’s video wall and mobile devices. Look for more programs, crafts, activities and a new Non-Fiction Book Club to come on Fridays in the coming weeks and months. For more information or to register for library programs, visit hudsonlibrary.org or call 330.653.6658.