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.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight attended Vassar College and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After several years as a litigation associate at some of New York City’s biggest law firms, she left the practice of law to write full-time. Her work has appeared in such publications as Antietam Review, Oxford Magazine and Babble. Her debut novel, Reconstructing Amelia, is a New York Times bestseller.
She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and two daughters.
The library recently acquired McCreight’s novel.  Click here to visit her website.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Fall

"The Fall" is a crime drama that follows an investigation into a series of murders involving young business women in Belfast, Ireland. Season 1 begins with Metro Police Superintendent Detective Stella Gibson (played by Gillian Anderson ) heading up a group of local detectives determined to track down a serial killer by the name of Paul Spector ( Jamie Dornan ) before he has a chance to strike again. More...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Library Hours

The Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Charles Todd

Charles Todd is a pen name used by the American authors Caroline and Charles Todd. This mother-and-son writing team lives in the eastern United States, in North Carolina and Delaware respectively.
The authors are best known for a series of novels, set in post-World War I England. The books deal with the cases of Inspector Ian Rutledge, a veteran of the European campaigns who is attempting to pick up the pieces of his Scotland Yard career.
They are also the authors of a series about Bess Crawford, a nurse serving in France during World War I.
The library has a good selection of their books.  Click here to visit their website.

Monday, March 24, 2014

March - DVDs








Enough Said









Click on title for more detail:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Blue Jasmine
Captain Phillips
Downton Abbey - Season 4
Fruitvale Station
I Give it a Year
Jayne Mansfield's Car
Last Vegas

March - Non-Fiction







I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai









Click on title for more detail:
The Tapping Solution  Nick Ortner
12 Years a Slave  Solomon Northup
Coconut 24/7  Pat Crocker
Ben! A First Treasury Book  Daniel Shelton
Maeve's Times  Maeve Binchy
Philomena  Martin Sixsmith
Why Now is the Perfect Time to Wave a Friendly Goodbye to Quebec  Lowell Green
Johnny Cash  Robert Hilburn
The Brothers  Stephen Kinzer

March - Fiction







The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman









Click on title for more detail:
The Dressmaker  Kate Alcott
Revenge  Martina Cole
The Confession of Katherine Howard  Suzannah Dunn
Wife 22  Melanie Gideon
You Comma Idiot  Doug Harris
Stand To! Rod Hodgson
Muse  Mary Novik
Silent House  Orhan Parnuk
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage  Ann Patchett
The House at Tyneford  Natasha Solomons
Home to Holly Springs  Jan Karon ( Large Print)
Ransom  Danielle Steel (Large Print)
The Ocean Between Us  Susan Wiggs (Large Print)

March - Mysteries








Watching the Dark
Peter Robinson








Click on title for more detail:
The Detective's Daughter  Lesley Thomson
Pitch Black  Susan Crandall (Large Print)
Missing  Jasmine Cresswell (Large Print)
The Finishing School  Michele Martinez (Large Print)
Outsider  Diana Palmer (Large Print)

March - Young People






The Young People's Guide to the Orchestra







Click on title for more detail:
In the Bag!  Monica Kulling
Making Contact!  Monica Kulling
It's a Snap!  Monica Kulling
All Aboard!  Monica Kulling
The Highest Number in the World Roy MacGregor
The Mystery of the Russian Ransom  Roy MacGregor

Thursday, March 20, 2014

April Book Sale

The April Book Sale starts on Monday, April 7th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, April 12th. Gardening books are featured.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton is a New Zealand author. Catton was born in Canada while her father, a New Zealand graduate, was completing a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario. She lived in Yorkshire until the age of 13, before her family settled in Canterbury, New Zealand. She wrote her first novel, The Rehearsal, as her master's thesis in 2009.  Catton was awarded the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her second novel The Luminaries.
She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her partner, American expatriate author and poet, Steven Toussaint.
The library recently acquired her latest novel. Click here to find out more about Eleanor Catton.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Luther

Not your usual BBC police series. A self-destructive near-genius, DCI John Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alice, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Luther is played by Idris Elba who has been nominated for the Golden Globe Best Actor Award three times, winning once.
The library has the first season, consisting of six episodes.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O’Brien grew up on Chicago’s North Shore and studied Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He moved to Seattle in 1980. For seventeen years, before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O'Brien made his living as a railroad inspector and did all his writing at night. He began writing full time in 1997 and is hard at work on his 15th novel.
The library recently acquired his most recent novel Unspeakable.  Click here to visit his website and remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like the library to acquire more of his books. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February - Fiction








Necessary Lies
Diane Chamberlain








Click on title for more detail:
Not the End of the World  Kate Atkinson
Letters from the Queen  Terence Blacker
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival  Jennifer Chiaverini
Command Authority  Tom Clancy
The Pagan Lord  Bernard Cornwell
The Exiles Return  Elisabeth de Waal
The Last Concubine  Lesley Downer
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells  Sebastian Faulks
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion  Fannie Flagg
The Hired Man  Aminatta Forna
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler
Coming Home Sue Gee
The Signature of all Things  Elizabeth Gilbert
Another Piece of My Heart  Jane Green
Hazardous Duty  W.E.B. Griffin
The Death Trade  Jack Higgins
Under the Wide and Starry Sky  Nancy Horan
Perfect  Rachel Joyce
The Invention of Wings  Sue Monk Kidd
River Road  Jayne Ann Krentz
Serafim and Claire  Mark Lavorato
Don't Want to Miss a Thing  Jill Mansell
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon  Alexander McCall Smith
Transatlantic   Colum McCann
Someone  Alice McDermott
Forget Me Not  Fern Michaels
About Last Night  Adele Parks
First Love  James Patterson
The Wind is Not a River  Brian Payton
Bleeding Edge  Thomas Pynchon
Others of My Kind  James Sallis
The Book of Fate  Parinoush Saniee
This Beautiful Life  Helen Schulman
Stella Bain  Anita Shreve
The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms Ian Thornton
The Super Macaroni Company  Adriana Trigiani
Sense & Sensibility  Joanna Trollope
Clara & Mr. Tiffany  Susan Vreeland
The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier (Large Print)

February - Mysteries







A Song for the Dying
Stuart MacBride









Click on title for more detail:
The Murder House  Simon Beaufort
Holy Orders  Benjamin Black
Dead in Their Vaulted Arches  Alan Bradley
Eggs in a Casket  Laura Childs
The Invisible Code  Christopher Fowler
Fear Nothing  Lisa Gardner
The Ways of the World  Robert Goddard
The Way of All Fish  Martha Grimes
Dangerous Passage  Lisa Harris
Murder as a Second Language  Joan Hess
A Darkness Descending  Christobel Kent
Innocence  Dean Koontz
Killing Cupid  Laura Levine
The Late Scholar  Jill Paton Walsh
Scandal at Six  Ann Purser
The Prince of Risk  Christopher Reich
Hunted  Karen Robards
Dark Omens  Rosemary Rowe
Hunting Shadows  Charles Todd
Standup Guy  Stuart Woods
Gone  James Patterson (Large Print)