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.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Borgen

Denmark s blockbuster political drama, Borgen ( The Castle ) explores the insular world of high-stakes Danish politics and the press corps that covers it in instantaneous, relentless news cycles. Birgitte Nyborg becomes Prime Minister of Denmark through a political fluke and has to learn the ways of power, quickly. She s an altruistic public servant in an old boys club and must master the art of the deal overnight, manage her image and understand that she has advisors but no real friends. She also must perform the impossible juggling act of maintaining a family life while serving as Denmark s first female Prime Minister.
The library has the first season. Link here  for more detail.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Murder Ink - Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford grew up in Miami, Florida, and graduated from the University of Miami. She later moved to New York City and then Boston before settling in Atlanta to raise three daughters and work in the field of adult education. A member of the Atlanta Writers' Club and the Village Writers, she teaches at Georgia Piedmont Technical College and dabbles in local politics.  The Pocket Wife is her debut novel which the Library recently acquired.
Crawford lives with her husband and a trio of rescue cats in Atlanta. Click here to visit her website.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Annual Vintage Sale - October 3rd

September - DVDs

Woman in Gold

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Borgen - Season 1
The Crimson Field
Far From the Madding Crowd
The House of Cards - Season 3
Last Tango in Halifax - Season 3
Nurse Jackie - Season 4
Oranges & Sunshine
A Place Called Home - Season 2
Princess Grace
Les sauveurs du Palais
Vera - Season 3

September - Fiction

The Marriage of Opposites
Alice Hoffman

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards.....  Fredrik Backman
The Shadow of the Crescent Moon  Fatima Bhutto
Tom Clancy's Under Fire  Grant Blackwood
The Race for Paris  Meg Waite Clayton
Lost & Found  Brooke Davis
Blue Prints  Barbara Delinsky
Gonzo Girl Cheryl Della Pietra
Miss Carter's War  Sheila Hancock
The Reluctant Midwife  Patricia Harman
Hidden  Emma Kavanagh
Villa America  Liza Klaussmann
The Mountain Story  Lori Lansens
Pleasantville  Attica Locke
Music for Wartime  Rebecca Makkai
Palace of Treason  Jason Matthews
The Novel Habits of Happiness  Alexander McCall Smith
Circling the Sun  Paula McLain
Wind/Pinball  Haruki Murakami
Fire in the Blood   Irène Némirovsky
Teatime for the Firefly   Shona Patel
The Glassblower's Apprentice  Peter Pezzelli
Villa Mirabella  Peter Pezzelli
That Day in June  Martina Reilly
A Paris Affair  Tatiana de Rosnay
Whispering Shadows  Jan-Phillipp Sendker
Vagabond  Gerald Seymour
Country  Danielle Steele
The Bookseller  Cynthia Swanson
England & Other Stories  Graham Swift
The Book of Speculation  Erika Swyler
Bombs Away  Harry Turtledove
Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase  Louise Walters
Second Life  S.J. Watson
Mobile Library  David Whitehouse
A Year of Marvellous Ways  Sarah Winman
Catching Fire (Large Print)  Suzanne Collins
The One And Only (Large Print)  Emily Giffin

September - Mysteries

The Nature of the Beast
Louise Penny

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Malice at the Palace   Rhys Bowen
The Pocket Wife  Susan Crawford
X  Sue Grafton
Carson Ryder 12  J.A. Kerley
The Whispering City  Sara Moliner
The Cat, the Devil, the Last Escape Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Private Vegas  James Patterson
Harvest  Robert Pobi
The Winter Foundlings  Kate Rhodes
Gathering Prey  John Sandford
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster  Scott Wilbanks
Cold Cold Heart (Large Print)  Tami Hoag
Hot Pursuit (LargePrint)  Stuart Woods

September - Children's DVDs


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Barbie as the Island Princess
Dora the Explorer - Puppy Power
Minion Madness
Monster High - Ghouls Rule!
Monster High - Scaris:City of Frights
Muppets Most Wanted
Night in the Museum 2
Toopy & Binoo-Totally Patchy Patch
Annie (Blu-ray)
Jumanji (Blu-ray)
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Blu-ray)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Blu-ray)

September - Audio Books

At Home in Mitford
Jan Karon

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Incendiary  Chris Cleave
The Devil Wears Prada  Lauren Weisberger
Killer Dreams  Iris Johansen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip and Print Is Far From Dead

Steve Bercu, co-owner of a bookstore in Austin, Tex., where 2015 sales are up 11 percent, and profits are the highest ever.
Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print. Read the article...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts on Monday, October 5th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, October 10th. Crafts and Cooks are featured.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Write Stuff - Emma Hooper

Raised in Alberta, Canada, Emma Hooper brought her love of music and literature to the UK, where she received a doctorate in Musico-Literary studies at the University of East-Anglia.  She currently lectures at Bath Spa University. 
A musician, Emma performs as the solo artist Waitress for the Bees and plays with a number of bands.
Etta and Otto and Russell and James is her debut novel. 
Hooper lives in Bath, UK, but comes home to Canada to cross-country ski whenever she can. 
The Library recently acquired her novel. Click here to visit her website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Bunker - Skates for Sale!

This coming Saturday September 12th the Bunker will be selling hockey skates ( some brand new!) with a few odds and ends , helmets and loads!    Also available a large selection of girls and ladies skates.The Library Shop, also known as the Bunker,  is open Saturday mornings, 10am-12 noon.

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Land Girls

`Land Girls' follows the lives and loves of four girls away from home, doing their bit for Britain in the Women's Land Army. Set on the Hoxley Manor estate, against the backdrop of war-weary Britain in the 1940s, the series depicts how the girls balance their working lives at the run-down pasture farm with the opulent living conditions at the estate. As they adapt to their new surroundings, and knuckle down to some hard work and play, they realise very quickly that their lives will never be the same again.
The library has the first season. For more information click here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Murder Ink - John Farrow

John Farrow is the “crime” pseudonym for novelist Trevor Ferguson. He is the author of eleven novels and four plays.  His crime series with Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars has been called the best of our time by Booklist in New York, and the best of all time by Die Zeit in Germany. The first novels were published in 17 countries. A new trilogy of Cinq-Mars mysteries was launched in May 2015.  The Storm Murders is the first novel, Seven Days Dead and The Talisman Quarry will follow in 2016/2017.
Farrow teaches creative writing at Concordia University and lives with his wife in Hudson, Quebec.
The Library has most of his novels, including the Cinq-Mars collection. Click here to visit his Facebook page.