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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

November Book Sale
















The November Book Sale starts on Monday, November 3rd and runs until Saturday, November 8th. Young people's books are featured.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Future of the Book - An Essay from The Economist

The digital transformation of the way books are written, published and sold has only just begun  read on....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Lauren B. Davis


Lauren B. Davis is the author of bestselling and critically acclaimed novels.  Our Daily Bread was long-listed for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and the Boston Globe.
Davis was born in Montreal and lived in France for ten years from 1994-2004.  She is a well-respected creative writing teacher who has taught in Geneva, Paris and Ireland, as well as in the USA and Canada.  She now leads “Sharpening the Quill” writers’ workshops in Princeton, New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Ron.
Click here to visit her website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office(HBO) - Sherlock


Sherlock depicts "consulting detective"  Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) solving various mysteries in London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), who has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although Metropolitan Police Service Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and others are at first skeptical of Holmes, over time his remarkable intellect and powers of observation persuade them of his value. In part through Watson's blog documenting their adventures Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity, with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life, and both ordinary people and the British government ask for his help.
Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), a pathologist at St. Bart's Hospital occasionally assists Holmes in his cases. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Holmes and Watson's landlady, and series co-creator Mark Gatiss as Holmes' elder brother and government official Mycroft.
The library has the first three seasons.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Chevy Stevens


Chevy Stevens is the New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing, Never Knowing, and Always Watching. Chevy grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.  The library has acquired her most recent novel That Night.  Please remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to read more of her novels.
Click here to visit her website.

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September - Fiction








The Heist
Daniel Silva








Click on title for more detail:
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lunch in Paris   Elizabeth Baird
Walking on Water  Richard Evans
The Vagrants  Yiyun Li
The Dead Don't Dance  Charles Martin
Everything I Never Told You  Celeste Ng
Dept. of Speculation  Jenny Offil
The Boleyn Bride  Brandy Purdy
The Imperfectionists  Tom Rachman
The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers  Tom Rachman
Vienna Nocturne  Vivien Shotwell
The Farm  Tom Rob Smith
Act of War  Brad Thor
A Perfect Heritage  Penny Vincenzi
An Unexpected Grace  Kristin Von Keisler

September - Mysteries








Invisible City
Julia Dahl








Click on title for more detail:
Sorry  Zoran Drvenkar
Bagpipes, Brides, and Homicides  Kaitlyn Dunnit
The Case of the Love Commandos  Tarquin Hall
Deader Homes & Gardens  Joan Hess
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent  Susan Elia MacNeal
Buffalo Jump  Howard Schrier
High Chicago  Howard Schrier
Code Blues  Melissa Yi
Terminally Ill  Melissa Yi
The Lady of Sorrows  Anne Zouroudi
The Woods  Harlan Coben (Large Print)
The Cold Moon  Jeffery Deaver (Large Print)
Obsession  Jonathan Kellerman (Large Print)
Proof Positive  Phillip Margolin

September - Non-Fiction








Hard Choices
Hillary Clinton








Click on title for more detail:
The Spark  Kristine Barnett
Family Meals  Michael Smith
A Higher Call  Adam Makos
Desert Flower  Waris Dirie
Love & Fatigue in America  Roger King
Home Sweet Anywhere  Lynne Martin
The Mockingbird Next Door  Marja Mills

September - Children's Books








Le Journal d'Aurélie Laflamme #3
India Desjardins








Click on title for more detail:
Bob l'éponge : Mon voyage à Atlantis  Sarah Wilson
Silvermist & the Ladybug Curse  Gail Herman
The Trouble with Tink  Kiki Thorpe
Dork Diaries #1: Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Russell
Dork Diaries #3: Not-So-Talented Pop Star Rachel Russell
Dork Diaries #4: Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess Rachel Russell
Face-to-Face with Frogs  Mark W. Moffett
Ape: Watch Me Grow Lisa Magloff
Cats & Kittens  Katherine Starke
Lucy Maud Montgomery  Elizabeth MacLeod
Farm Tractors  Kristin Nelson
Never Tease a Weasel  Jean Conder Soule

September - Teens' Books








Where She Went
Gayle Forman








Click on title for more detail:
The Death Cure  James Dashner
The Scorch Trials  James Dashner
Looking for Alaska  John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson  John Green
Four: A Divergent Collection  Veronica Roth
The Fourth Stall  Chris Rylander
Lego Play Book  Daniel Lipkowitz

September - DVDs







The Twilight Saga: Eclipse










Click on title for more detail:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2
Baby Genius- Favorite Nursery Rhymes
Baby Genius- Favorite Sing-a-longs

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Greenwood's StoryFest








StoryFest 2014 has arranged for a remarkable lineup of distinguished writers to visit this autumn.
  • Kate Pullinger, Sept. 23rd
  • Michael Winter, Oct. 4th
  • Paul Thompson, Oct. 6th
  • Peter Behrens, Oct. 14th
  • Merilyn Simonds, Oct. 18th
  • Margaret Atwood, Oct. 20th (Sold Out)
  • Graeme Gibson, Oct. 20th
  • Stephanie Bolster, Oct. 23rd
  • Monty Reid, Oct. 23rd
  • Arleen Paré, Oct. 23rd
  • Roméo Dallaire, Nov. 3rd (Sold Out)
For lots more information visit Greenwood's StoryFest

Friday, September 19, 2014

October Book Sale


The October Book Sale starts Monday, October 6th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, October 11th. Cookbooks are featured.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Rosie Thomas


Janey King is a British journalist and romance novelist, writing under the pseudonym of Rosie Thomas. She is the author of 20 novels and ranks among the top 100 authors whose books are borrowed from United Kingdom libraries. She has won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice, for her novels Iris & Ruby and Sunrise. Thomas discovered a love of traveling and mountaineering when her children were grown. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, trekked in the footsteps of Shackleton on South Georgia Island, and spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica.  She lives in London.
The library has several of her novels. Click here to visit her website.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Broadchurch

Broadchurch is a British television crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. Set on the Dorset coast, it centres on the death of an eleven-year-old boy, and the search for his murderer by detectives Alec Hardy (Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Colman). Its first series achieved high ratings for ITV, winning critical acclaim, while also generating a large amount of publicity around the "whodunit" mystery. The library has the first season. More...