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.”
In celebration of the Grand Re-Opening of the Chidren’s Library, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will be selling commemorative woodblocks manufactured especially for this special occasion by The Cat’s Meow Village in Wooster.
The woodblock features the Herald the Rabbit character from Alice in Wonderland, proclaiming “Welcome to Wonderland.” The features are in keeping with the theme of the new Children’s Room.
The woodblocks are scheduled to go on sale on November 3 in anticipation of the Welcome to Wonderland Cocktail Reception on Friday November 11 and in anticipation of Opening Day for children on Saturday, November 12.
The woodblocks (5 inches x 4 inches) will be on display throughout the Library and will be available for purchase at Brewster’s Café, just off the main rotunda. The cost of the woodblock will be $20. They make great collectors items and gifts.