Think Thursdays at Hudson School


Think Thursdays Lecture and Film Series for Adults

… continuing at Hudson School tonight!

Sugar Changed the World

On November 18th, Think Thursdays will present Marc Aronson, award-winning author of Sir Walter Raleigh and The Quest for El Dorado, and Marina Budhos, award-winning author of Ask Me No Questions, Tell Us We’re Home, and Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers, who will read from and sign copies of their new book, Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science.

Marc Aronson has won many awards and prizes for his books, including the first Sibert Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado. He runs the Nonfiction Matters blog at and this fall he joined the graduate faculty in the School of Information Science at Rutgers University. Ms. Budhos is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University and lives with her husband, Mr.Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.

The Hudson School’s (THS) Think Thursdays Series educates and informs the over-18 crowd in this lecture and film series aimed at adults. The series features guest speakers, local authors, and films covering a broad range of topics. Past participants include the author Deborah Clearman and chiropractor and wellness expert Dr. Laura Brayton.

Think Thursdays are held once or twice a month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. through spring 2011. Admission is $7 for THS family members and $10 for the general public. All are welcome to attend.

“Parents often tell me they wish they could go back to school to study with our wonderful teachers at The Hudson School,” said Suellen Newman, THS founder and director.

“Our new speakers’ series, Think Thursdays, is intended to fulfill that desire and to provide an educational setting where adults can sit in on a provocative lecture or attend a film screening. Why should children have all the fun? Dinner table conversations will be that much more interesting if parents bring home interesting tidbits to share on a variety of topics. We hope people will drop in from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to learn something new and stimulating.”

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