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, April 20, 2015

May Book Sale

The May Book Sale starts on Monday, May 4th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, May 9th. Travel books are featured.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Write Stuff - Carol Anshaw

Carol Anshaw is a writer and painter. She is adjunct professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Anshaw is the author of four novels including her most recent Carry the One. Her short fiction has been published in various periodicals.
Anshaw is currently at work on a series of paintings of the novelist, poet and heartbreaker, Vita Sackville-West.
She and her partner, the documentarian Jessie Ewing, live in Chicago, also in Amsterdam.
The library acquired her most recent novel. Click here to visit her website.   

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - DCI Banks

Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series is now available on DVD. The tenacious and stubborn DCI Alan Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his feisty and ambitious young assistant, DS Annie Cabbot.
Unlike many police procedurals, that focus on the  idiosyncrasies on the main character, this effort is true to Robinson's vision of competent police work resolving complex crimes.
The library has the first two seasons. For more information link here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Murder Ink - Robert Pobi

Before becoming an international bestselling novelist, Robert Pobi dealt in fine Georgian antiques for thirteen years. In warm weather he spends much of his time at a cabin on a secluded lake in the mountains and when the mercury falls he heads to the Florida Keys. He divides his time between Montreal, Northern California and Florida.
The library recently acquired his debut thriller Eye of the Storm (formerly titled Bloodman).  Please use the Suggestion Book if you are interested in reading his other novels.  Click here to visit Pobi’s website. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March - Fiction

The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

Click on title for more detail:
The Tutor   Andrea Chapin
Last Friends  Jane Gardam
The Stories of Jane Gardam  Jane Gardam
Five Quarters of the Orange  Joanne Harris
The Girl on the Train  Paula Hawkins
Funny Girl  Nick Hornby
The Evening Chorus  Helen Humphreys
Defending Jacob  William Landay
The Drop  Dennis Lehane
Bertie's Guide to Life & Lovers  Alexander McCall Smith
Emma: A Modern Retelling  Alexander McCall Smith
The Illuminations  Andrew O'Hagan
This House is Not for Sale  E.C. Osondu
Alphabetique  Molly Peacock
I Refuse  Per Petterson
Reunion  Hannah Pittard
Mrs. Bradshaw's Handbook  Terry Pratchett
Blood Magick   Nora Roberts (also in Large Print)
Dark Witch  Nora Roberts
Shadow Spell  Nora Roberts
Lila  Marilynne Robinson
How to Be Both  Ali Smith
We Are Not Ourselves  Matthew Thomas
The American Lover  Rose Tremain
A Spool of Blue Thread  Anne Tyler
The Jaguar's Children  John Vaillant
My Sunshine Away  M.O. Walsh
The Interestings  Meg Wolitzer
Gone Girl   Gillian Flynn (Large Print)

March - Mysteries

The Escape
David Baldacci

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Death of a Liar  M.C. Beaton
Until the Night  Giles Blunt
Enter Pale Death  Barbara Cleverly
The Job  Janet Evanovich
Poppet  Mo Hayder
Salvation of a Saint  Keigo Higashino
A Twist of the Knife  Peter James
The Missing & the Dead  Stuart MacBride
The Bridge  Robert B. Parker
The Beat Goes On  Ian Rankin
A Fine Summer's Day  Charles Todd (also in Large Print)
Innocent in Death  J.D. Robb (Large Print)

March - Non-Fiction

Robin Williams
Emily Herbert

Click on title for more detail:
The Cancer Survivor's Companion  Frances Goodheart
The Brain's Way of Healing  Norman Doidge
The Rescue of Belle & Sundance  Birgit Stutz
Dog Sense  John Bradshaw
Not That Kind of Girl  Lena Dunham
Into the Blizzard  Michael Winter
The Upstairs Wife  Rafia Zakaria
Rise to Greatness  Conrad Black
Leaving Before the Rains Come  Alexandra Fuller
Between Gods  Alison Pick

Friday, March 20, 2015

April Book Sale

The April Book Sale starts on Monday, April 6th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, April 11th. Gardening books are featured.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Write Stuff - Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of 50, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was first written as a screenplay before being published as a novel in 2013.  An international hit, the novel was optioned for film by Sony Pictures.  Translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages.  The sequel, The Rosie Effect, was published in 2014.
Simsion lives in Australia with his wife and their two children.
The library has both novels.  Click here to visit his website.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Tudors

This Showtime drama focuses on the early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40-year reign (1509-1547) of England. The series looks at Henry's famous female companions like Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and delves into his relationships with important figures like Sir Thomas More, Cardinal Wolsey (head of the Catholic Church of England during its break with Rome) and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who was Henry's best friend and unofficial adviser.
The library has all four seasons. For more information link here.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Murder Ink - Linda La Plante

Author, television dramatist and actress Lynda Marchal La Plante began her career as a stage and television actress. She worked with the National Theatre before turning to scriptwriting. In the U.S., La Plante is best known as the author of Prime Suspect, a mystery-thriller television series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. The critically-acclaimed show has received numerous awards in both the U.S. and Britain.
Laplante is also the author of several mystery novels – all international bestsellers.  She divides her time between London and Easthampton, New York.
The library has acquired her most recent novel.  Click here to visit here website.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February - DVDs


Click on title for more detail:
And So It Goes (also in Blu-Ray)
DCI Banks - Season 2
Gone Girl
The Good Lie  (also in Blu-Ray)
The Good Wife - Season 2
The Guardian - Season 1
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Inspector Lewis - Season 7
The Invisible Woman
Jersey Boys (also in Blu-Ray)
Secret State
Suits - Season 3
The Tudors - The Complete Series
A Walk Among the Tombstones

February - Fiction

Norwegian By Night
Derek B. Miller

Click on title for more detail:
Full Force & Effect  Tom Clancy/Mark Greaney
Support & Defend  Tom Clancy/Mark Greaney
Wallbanger   Alice Clayton
Havana Storm Clive & Dirk Cussler
The Boston Girl  Anita Diamant
The Accursed  Joyce Carol Oates
Vanessa & Her Sister  Priyar Parmar  
When Everything Feels Like the Movies  Raziel Reid
And the Birds Rained Down  Jocelyn Saucier
The Weekend  Bernhard Schlink
Barracuda  Christos Tsiolkas
Keeper of Swans  Joyce Windsor (Large Print)

February - Mysteries

A Simple Act of Violence
R.J. Ellory

Click on title for more detail:
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust  Alan Bradley
The Anniversary Man  R.J. Ellory
Bad Signs  R.J. Ellory
A Dark & Broken Heart  R.J. Ellory
Refusal  Felix Francis
Burn  James Patterson
The Constantine Affliction  T. Aaron Payton
Bones of the Lost  Kathy Reichs

February - Non-Fiction

Made in Quebec
Julian Armstrong

Click on title for more detail:
Former People  Douglas Smith
If Walls Could Talk  Lucy Worsley
Catching the Wolf of Wall Street  Jordan Belfort
Crazy Rich  Jerry Oppenheimer
Plenty More  Votam Ottolenghi
Intolerable  Kamal Al-Solaylee
Empty Mansions  Bill Dedman
Beyond Belief  Jenna Miscavige Hill
Caveat Emptor  Ken Perenyi
Shopping, Seduction & Mr. Selfridge  Lindy Woodhead