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, May 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Simon Toyne

Simon Toyne graduated from Goldsmiths College in London with a degree in English and Drama then worked in television for almost 20 years before becoming a novelist. His first book, Sanctus, became the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011 in the UK and also an international bestseller.
In 2013 Toyne signed a five-book deal with HarperCollins for a new series following an enigmatic character called Solomon Creed on an epic quest of personal redemption. The first book, The Searcher, was published in 2015 and recently acquired by the Library.
Toyne lives with his wife and three children and splits his time between Brighton and the South of France.  Click here to visit him online.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Free iPad Instruction

The War Memorial Library is pleased to offer its members, free of charge, an opportunity to help you explore and extend the use of your iPad taught by an experienced adult instructor. 
We will meet at the library Wednesday afternoons at 2pm for an hour or so, starting on May 4, 2016.  If you are interested please leave your name and phone number either at the library or call Donna Seaman at 450 458-5703.
Let's have some fun...

April - DVDs







Spotlight








Click on title for more details:
The Bridge Season 1
Downton Abbey Season 6
The Gift
Grandma
Indian Summers Season 1
Inside Out
The Killing Season 4
Manglehorn
Restless
Sicario
Suffragette
Suits Season 4
A Walk in the Woods
What We Did on our Holiday

April - Mysteries








The Guilty
David Baldacci






Click on title for more details:
Time of Death   Mark Billingham
Time of Fog and Fire   Rhys Bowen
The Case of the Fickle Mermaid   P.J.Brackston
House of the Rising Sun   James Lee Burke
All Dressed in White   Mary Higgins Clark
Spoils of Victory   John A Connell
Tricky Twenty-Two   Janet Evanovich
What Remains of Me   Alison Gaylin
Playing with Fire   Tess Gerritsen
The Bitter Season   Tami Hoag
Breakdown   Jonathan Kellerman
Violent Crimes   Phillip Margolin
Runaway   Peter May
The Pale House   Luke McCallin
Cat Shout for Joy   Shirley Rousseau Murphy
I Am Your Judge   Nele Neuhaus
Brotherhood in Death   J.D.Robb ( Nora Roberts)
Still Mine   Amy Stuart
The Searcher   Simon Toyne
Bloody Royal Prints   Reba White Williams
Scandalous Behavior   Stuart Woods

April - Fiction








Noonday  
Pat Barker






Click on title for more details:
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl   Mona Awad
The Wolves   Alex Berensen
Mean Streak   Sandra Brown
Little Apples   Anton Chekhov
The Gangster   Clive Cussler & Justin Scott
Suffragette Girl   Margaret Dickinson
The Goat in the Tree   Lorne Elliott
The Blindness of The Heart   Julia Franck
Midnight in Europe   Alan Furst
I'll See You in Paris   Michelle Gable
Tempting Fate   Jane Green
Dictator   Robert Harris
The Photographer's Wife   Suzanne Joinson
Ring of Clay   Margaret Kaine
Between Sisters   Cathy Kelly
A Girls's Guide to Moving On   Debbie Macomber
The Friends We Keep   Susan Mallery
Mademoiselle Boleyn   Robin Maxwell
The Woman Upstairs   Claire Messud
Twisted Tree   Kent Meyers
Two If By Sea   Jacquelyn Mitchard
Secondhand Souls   Christopher Moore
The Man Without a Shadow   Joyce Carol Oates
The Shadow   Sylvain Renard
A Salzburg Sunrise   Liz Ringrose
Fiercombe Manor   Kate Riordan
Salt to the Sea   Ruta Sepetys
Free Men   Katy Simpson Smith
See Me   Nicholas Sparks
Blue   Danielle Steel
Tyger   Julian Stockwin
A Girls's Guide to Moving On   Debbie Macomber (Large Print)
   

April - Non Fiction








Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Dave Stewart






Click on title for more details:
My History: A Memoir of Growing Up   Antonia Fraser
Gratitude   Oliver Sacks
Why Does the World Exist?   Jim Holt
The Geography of Genius   Eric Weiner
An Imperfect Offering   James Orbinski
Wheat Belly: Total Health   William Davis
Secret Medicines from your Garden   Ellen Evert Hopman
Grow a Living Wall   Shawna Coronado
Reading Pictures   Alberto Manguel
Slip-Stich Knits   Sheryl Thies
Hannibal Scipio   Greg Fisher
  

April - Children's Books







I Wonder Why..Kangaroos Have Pouches
Jenny Wood






Click on title for more details:
Dear Dumb Diary Year 2:# 1: School   Jim Benton
Dear Dumb Diary Year 2: # 2   Jim Benton
What the Dickens   Gregory Maguire
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: Bubble   Jo Nesbo
Dork Diaries #5: Rachel Rene Russell
I Wonder Why..My Body Needs Sleep   Brigid Avison
Five Little Monkeys With Nothing to Do   Eileen Christelow
Barbie Thumbelina   Diane Wright Landolf
Herbert the Lion   Claire Turlay Newberry
Hello Ocean   Pam Muoz Ryan
Bad Girls Don't Die   Katie Alender
Chasing Alliecat   Rebecca Fiella Davis



Avril - Livres d'enfants en français






Garfield poids lourd # 4
Jim Davis







Click on title for more details:
Album Garfield # 5   Jim Davis
Album Garfield # 21   Jim Davis
Album Garfield # 28   Jim Davis
Princesse Academy #13 : Princesse Charlotte   Vivian French
Princesse Academy #28 : Princesse Emma   Vivian French
Princesse Academy #33 : Princesse Mélanie  Vivian French
Princesse Academy #26 : Princesse Lucie   Vivian French

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

May Book Sale

The May Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm, Monday, May 2nd and runs until Saturday, May 7th.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Write Stuff - Tracey Lindberg


Tracey Lindberg is a Canadian writer and academic, and was the first Canadian Aboriginal woman to complete her graduate law degree at Harvard. She hails from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community in North Western Alberta where she still lives. She is an award winning academic writer, and teaches Indigenous studies and Indigenous law at Athabasca University and the University of Ottawa.
Birdie, her debut novel, is  darkly comic and moving. At it’s heart it is the story of an extraordinary woman who travels to the deepest part of herself, to find the strength to face the past and build a new life.It is part quest and part travelogue. Birdie has been chosen for Canada Reads 2016 and the library has a copy. Click here to visit her online.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Library Annual General Meeting

The Library's Annual General Meeting will be held 10.00 am, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 60 Elm, Hudson, Quebec. Library members are welcome to attend to vote for the Board of Directors and to get a progress report on library activities.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Shades of Love

Shades of Love is a British TV mini-series based on the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. Starring Charles Dance and Eileen Atkins, the series is set amidst a famous but struggling Scottish estate in the hands of the Aird family. The Airds have owned the estate for centuries, but grave divisions among the surviving family members, threaten to bring to the fore elements of their ancestral past they would rather forget. The library has the DVDs. Click here for a more detailed link.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Murder Ink - Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons was born in 1953 in Essex. He left school at sixteen and was working at Gordon's Gin Distillery in Islington when he was offered his first job in journalism on the New Musical Express. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. His semi-autobiographical novel Man and Boy won the Book of the Year prize. 
The Murder Bag, his first crime novel, features the debut of Detective Max Wolfe. The Library has both this and the follow-up novel The Slaughter Man.
Parsons lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog.  Click here to learn more about him and his career.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March - Children's Books





The Big Book of Dinosaurs
Angela Wilkes











Click on title for more details
Venom   Marilyn Singer
Fish   Steve Parker
The Snake Scientist   Sy Montgomery
Wolf : Legend, Enemy, Icon   Rebecca Grambo
Submarine   Neil Mallard
An Egyptian Pyramid   Jacqueline Morley
The Encyclopedia of the Roman World   Fiona Chandler
The Roman Colosseum   Fiona Macdonald

March - Fiction







The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel







Click on title for more detail
Cometh the Hour   Jeffrey Archer
As Long as the Rivers Flow   James Bartleman
Bittersweet   Miranda Beverley-Whittemore
Postcards from No Man's Land   Aidan Chambers
Commander in Chief   Tom Clancy
Heart of the Matter   Emily Giffin
Back Blast   Mark Greaney
Birdie   Tracey Lindberg
The Sniper and the Wolf   Scott McEwen