The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

February Book Sale



















The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 4th and runs until Saturday, February 9th.  Cooking books with an emphasis on hearty winter meals are featured.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Meditation Class


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Heather Morris

New Zealand born Heather Morris began her writing career as a screenwriter, after completing a BA degree. The library has just acquired a copy of her novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on a true story, it tells the story of Lake Sokolov, the camp tattooist who falls in love with a young girl, Gita. There follows an incredible story of how they survive the harrowing ordeal, and eventually get married. Heather first got the idea for the novel in 2003, when she first met Lake. Heather now lives in Melbourne. To visit her online click here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Hillary, Everest and Beyond

Hillary is an intriguing drama about the man who conquered more than Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer and philanthropist. Writer Tom Scott draws the detailed story from his personal conversations with Hillary himself, which took place before Hillary's death in 2008. Starring Andrew Munro, Dean O'Gorman and Amy Usherwood, Hillary portrays the life, love and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time. The library has just acquired the DVD, for more details click here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Murder Ink - A.D. Scott


A.D. Scott was born in the Highlands of Scotland and educated at Inverness Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has worked in theater and in magazines, and is currently writing the next book in the acclaimed Highland Gazette mystery series where Scott brings to life compelling characters and vividly portrays the charms and intrigues of a small town in 1950s Scotland.
The library recently acquired four of her novels and now has the complete series in inventory.  Books in order:
1.       A Small Death in the Great Glen
2.       A Double Death on the Black Isle
3.       Beneath the Abbey Wall
4.       North Sea Requiem
5.       The Low Road
6.       A Kind of Grief


Thursday, December 20, 2018

January Book Sale















The January Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 7th and runs until Saturday, January 12th.  Biographies and history books are featured.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December - DVDs






The Book Club









Crazy Rich Asians
The Greatest Showman
Janet King - Season 2
The Leisure Seeker
X Company - Season 2

December - Non-Fiction








Becoming 
Michelle Obama









The Library Book   Susan Orlean
Girl, Wash Your Face   Rachel Hollis
Juliet's Answer   Glenn Dixon 🍁
Right Here Right Now   Stephen J. Harper 🍁
The Forgotten   Ben Bradlee Jr.
The Spy and the Traitor   Ben Macintyre
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2019
Atlantic Seafood  Michael Howell 🍁
21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari
Lands of the Lost Borders  Kate Harris
Midnight Light   Dave Bidini 🍁
Unbuttoned : History of Mackenzie King   Christopher Dummitt 🍁
The Stranger in the Woods   Michael Finkel
Inseparable : The Original Siamese Twins   Yunte Huang

December - Fiction







Tilly and the Crazy Eights 
Monique Gray Smith 🍁








The Power   Naomi Alderman
To Love and to Cherish   Lyn Andrews
A Man Called Ove   Fredrik Backman
The Silence of the Girls   Pat Barker
Outline   Rachel Cusk
The Winters   Lisa Gabriele 🍁
The Other Mother   Carol Goodman
The Reckoning   John Grisham
Our Kind of Cruelty   Araminta Hall
Conspirata   Robert Harris
Cleopatra's Shadows   Emily Holleman
Unsheltered   Barbara Kingsolver
The House of Unexpected Sisters   Alexander McCall Smith
The Bookstore   Deborah Meyler
The Perfect Mother   Aimee Molloy
The Tattooist of Auschwitz   Heather Morris
The Burning Chambers   Kate Mosse
Conversations with Friends   Sally Rooney
The Elizas   Sara Shepard
Courtney's War   Wilbur Smith
Every Breath   Nicholas Sparks
All of Us in Our Own Lives   Manjushree Thapa 🍁
A French Wedding   Hannah Tunnicliff
Shadow Music   Julie Garwood (Large Print)
Red Lily   Nora Roberts (Large Print)


December - Mysteries








Kingdom of the Blind
Louise Penny 🍁 









The Dead Ringer   M.C. Beaton
The Wife   Alafair Burke
Zara's Dead   Sharon Butala 🍁
The Glass Room   Ann Cleeves
The Lightkeepers   Abby Geni
The Princeling of Nanjing   Ian Hamilton 🍁
The Hush   John Hart
Absolute Proof   Peter James
Her Darkest Nightmare   Brenda Novak
The Drifter   Nick Petrie
The Sorbonne Affair   Mark Pryor
Beneath the Abbey Wall   A.D. Scott
North Sea Requiem   A.D. Scott
The Low Road   A.D. Scott
A Kind of Grief   A.D. Scott

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Write Stuff - Kenneth Bonert

Kenneth Bonert was was born in Johannesburg in 1972, and he emigrated to Toronto in 1989 with his parents. He studied Journalism at Ryerson University, and went on to work as a reporter for the Globe and Mail. His first award-winning novel The Lion Seeker was published in 2013, and the library has just received a copy of his new novel, The Mandela Plot. Set in South Africa in the late 1980s, as the apartheid regime is coming to an end, it tells the story of a Jewish immigrant family struggling with secrets from the past, as the country is torn apart by political violence. Bonert still lives in Toronto, for more details click here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Annual tradition of helping those in need

Photo by Madeleine Langlois













War Memorial Library presents cheque donations to 17 local worthwhile causes.
These monies are the result of careful expenditure by our library volunteers, the dedicated hard work of our amazing Shoppe volunteers who prepare the weekly Saturday morning sale as well as our loyal customers who purchase the donated items at very reasonable prices – true community spirit!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Unforgotten

Unforgotten is an award winning, and critically acclaimed British crime drama television series written by Chris Lang. The programme follows two London detectives, DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker), and DCI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Baskhar) as they solve cold cases of murder and disappearance. The series introduces seemingly unconnected characters, who are gradually revealed to have some connection with the victim. As the murder mystery unfolds, the emotional ramifications of the crime are also explored in the lives of those affected. The library has just acquired the first series. Click here for more details.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Murder Ink - Kate Moretti


Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels and a novella.  She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.
The library acquired her most recent novel In Her Bones -- Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for murdering six women. After a death row conviction and media frenzy, her daughter Edie is just trying to survive out of the spotlight, but has a disturbing secret: an obsession with the families of Lilith's victims. Then one man is found murdered and she becomes the prime suspect.--
Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.  To visit her online, click here.