Taste of Italy Tour

This February, join the Hudson Library & Historical Society for “A Taste of Italy,” a virtual program series exploring the rich history, arts and culture of Italy. Most programs require registration. For questions, email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.

Risotto with Stir Studio Kitchen
Monday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

Charlie Denk, founder and owner of Stir Studio Kitchen demonstrates the art of making risotto. 



Budino & Biscotti with Stefanie Paganini
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.

Stefanie Paganini, Executive Director and Instructor at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute makes budino (an Italian custard) and biscotti.

Tesoro! – Researching Your Italian Ancestors
Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m.

Learn how to trace your Italian roots with Suzanne Russo Adams, an accredited genealogist in Italian research who has been researching Italian roots for more than 20 years. This program is sponsored by the Hudson Genealogical Study Group. 

Book Club: I Will Have Vengeance
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

The library’s virtual book club will read Maurizio de Giovanni’s I Will Have Vengeance, an Italian noir crime novel set in 1930s Italy. Copies of the book are available to read and listen on Hoopla from the library’s website at hudsonlibrary.org, no waiting all you need is your library card.



An Evening with Historical Novelist Alyssa Palombo, Author of The Borgia Confessions
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.

Historical novelist Alyssa Palombo will discuss her latest book, The Borgia Confessions, a story of passion, politics and class set against the rise and fall of the Borgias, one of Italy’s most powerful and notorious families.

Introduction to Italian Language
Friday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. (Fridays, February 19, 26 & March 5, 12, 19)

Explore the Italian language with instructor Deborah Markel. This five-week Introductory to Italian course will focus on essential Italian words and phrases for travel and social situations.

Tour of Pompeii with Archaeologist Raffaele Romano
Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.

Explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with Neopolitan archaeologist Raffaele Romano. Take a trip back in time to learn about the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the final hours of the Roman colony. Virtually stroll down the streets, shops, bath houses and theatres as Romano reconstructs life in Pompeii using never-before-seen images, 3D building reconstructions and video footage.

Italian Music Through the Centuries with Akron Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.

Capping off the “Taste of Italy” month, join members of the Akron Symphony Orchestra for a virtual concert of “Italian Music Through the Centuries.”