One Book, One Hudson

A Town-Wide Reading Event

One Book, One Community is a program that started in Seattle, Washington in 1996. This mission was to develop a community of readers and involve them in reading and conversing about the same book as well as stressing the importance for reading, writing and expressing ideas.

The Hudson Public Library has also decided to have a One Book, One Community program. We are calling our program “One Book, One Hudson.” We choose a book for every age group and are plan to do some complimentary programming, though our main focus will be on the adult book(s).

One Book, One Hudson is over for 2013

“Discovering the Pleasures of a Home Grown Life”

How did you like the theme and the books this year? Did you attend one of our many programs on local, homegrown living?

START HIDDEN AREA Join us each month this summer as we read compelling memoirs and discover the pleasures of a a home grown life through the authors’ stories and our programs. For any event just click on the link to see the details in our Event Calendar.
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June’s Memoir

This month we’ll explore how to write your own memoir and various helpful ways to bring nature to your own home and life.

Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man by Brian McGrory

Award-winning journalist Brian McGrory goes head to beak in a battle royale with another male for a top-spot in his home, vying for dominance with the family’s pet rooster. Brian McGrory’s life changed drastically after the death of his beloved dog, Harry: he fell in love with Pam, Harry’s veterinarian. Though Brian’s only responsibility used to be his adored Harry, Pam came with accessories that could not have been more exotic to the city-loving bachelor: a home in suburbia, two young daughters, two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and a portly, snow white, red-crowned-and-wattled step-rooster named Buddy. While Buddy loves the women of the house, he takes Brian’s presence as an affront, doing everything he can to drive out his rival. Initially resistant to elements of his new life and to the loud, aggressive rooster (who stares menacingly, pecks threateningly, and is constantly poised to attack), Brian eventually sees that Buddy shares the kind of extraordinary relationship with Pam and her two girls that he wants for himself. The rooster is what Brian needs to be – strong and content, devoted to what he has rather than what might be missing. As he learns how to live by living with animals, Buddy, Brian’s nemesis, becomes Buddy, Brian’s inspiration, in this inherently human story of love, acceptance, and change.

June Events

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30 PM

Container Gardening with Vegetables with Betsy Williams

Wednesday, June 12 @ 7 PM

Introduction to Writing Your Memoir offered by Tiana Gorham

Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 PM

Vermicomposting: Recycling Kitchen Food Waste with Worms by Carol Wing

Saturday, June 15 @ 3 PM

Raw Food Program with Sam Roman, chef from The Organic Garden Cafe in Beverly

Monday, June 17 @ 7 PM

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