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, October 15, 2017

The Write Stuff - Monia Mazigh

Dr Monia Mazigh is an author and human rights advocat. Born and raised in Tunisia, she emmigrated to Canada in 1991. She holds a PhD in finance from McGill, worked at the University of Ottawa, and stood as an NDP candidate in the 2004 federal election. Dr Mazigh was catapulted onto the world stage in 2002, when she campaigned for the release of her husband, Maher Arar, and then fought to re-establish his reputation.She wrote a book about the ordeal called Hope and Despair.
The library has acquired her second novel, Hope has Two Daughters. It's the story of a mother and daughter, Nadia and Lila. Nadia leaves Tunisia in 1984, and Lila returns in 2010, both times of political revolution.
Dr Mazigh lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children. To read more about her click here

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows is a British crime drama folllowing the work of a missing persons unit. Reece Shearsmith plays the socially awkward misfit, Detective Sergeant Sean Stone who would rather work with data than people. He is teamed up with Ruth Hattersley, played by Alex Kingston, who is a born connector able to get on with anyone, but Stone pushes her patience to the limit. Stone's caseload is overwhelming, but his brilliant mind turns out to be perfectly adapted to his new role. The library has the dvd. Click here for more details.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Murder Ink - James Hayman


James Hayman is a transplanted New Yorker. He graduated from Brown and joined a major New York ad agency, eventually becoming creative director on accounts like the US Army, Procter & Gamble, and Lincoln/Mercury. In 2001, he moved to Portland, Maine, with his wife to become a full-time writer.  He has written five novels featuring Portland, Maine detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage, which combined have sold more than half a million copies. 
The Library has acquired his most recent novel, The Girl on the Bridge, as well as Darkness First. Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to read more of his novels.
Click here to visit Hayman online.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September - Audiobooks










A great reckoning 
Penny, Louise 🍁







Click on title for more details
Unbroken   Hillenbrand, Laura
Rogue lawyer   Grisham, John
The Tristan betrayal   Ludlum, Robert
The light between oceans   Stedman, M.L.
Red River   Tademy, Lalita
The fix   Baldacci, David
The last mile   Baldacci, David
Alibi   Brown, Sandra
Closed casket   Christie, Agatha
Late show   Connelly, Michael
The narrows Connelly, Michael
Heartbreak Hotel   Kellerman, Jonathan
The black book   Patterson, James
16th seduction   Patterson, James
The nature of the beast   Penny, Louise 🍁

September - Fiction Mystery







The girl on the bridge
James Hayman








The black-eyed blonde   Benjamin Black
Prague nights   Benjamin Black
Y is for yesterday   Sue Grafton
Darkness first   James Hayman
Magpie murders   Anthony Horowitz
The theory of death   Faye Kellerman
Freeze frame   Peter May
Dark Vineyard   Martin Walker
Death in the Dordogne   Martin Walker
Dying season   Martin Walker
Templars' last secret   Martin Walker
In a dark, dark wood   Ruth Ware

September - DVDs







Gifted








Click on title for more details:
A man called Ove
A united kingdom

September - Fiction







Number 11
Jonathan Coe








New boy   Tracy Chevalier
The bird skinner   Alice Greenway
Camino Island   John Grisham
Exit west   Mohsin Hamid
Her highness, the traitor   Susan Higginbotham
A desperate fortune   Susanna Kearsley
Goodbye, vitamin   Rachel Khong 🍁
Meet me at Beechcomber Bay   Jill Mansell
Hope has two daughters   Monia Mazigh 🍁
The incrementalist   Ian McKercher 🍁
The underling   Ian McKercher 🍁
Lying in wait   Liz Nugent
Unravelling Oliver   Liz Nugent
House of splendid isolation   Edna O'Brien
The breakdown   B.A. Paris
The hatbox letters   Beth Powning 🍁
The coincidence of coconut cake   Amy E. Reichert
The ministry of utmost happiness   Arundhati Roy
Autumn   Ali Smith
Dogs at the perimeter   Madeleine Thien 🍁
Simple recipes   Madeleine Thien 🍁
A gentleman in Moscow   Amor Towles
The Gustav Sonata   Rose Tremain
Crying for the moon   Mary Walsh 🍁
Tin man   Sarah Winman

September - Non-Fiction







Weaponized lies
Daniel J. Levitin 🍁








Poison : An illustrated history   Joel Levy
Secrets from the eating lab   Traci Mann
Across Canada by story   Douglas Gibson 🍁
This is your brain on music   Daniel J. Levitin 🍁
Rock 'N' Radio  Ian Howarth 🍁
Sons and soldiers   Bruce Henderson
Wartime letters home   Lois Macdonald Cooper 🍁
You don't have to say you love me   Sherman Alexie
Where I live now   Sharon Butala 🍁
Wolf   Jim Harrison

September - Junior / Teen Books








Who could that be at this hour?
Lemony Snicket







Super Agent Jon le Bon! #1 : The brain of the apocalypse   Alex A. 🍁
Super Agent Jon le Bon! #2 : Formula V  Alex A. 🍁
The bad guys  Aaron Blabey
A new hope : The princess, the scoundrel and...   Star Wars
Empire strikes back : So you want to be a Jedi?   Star Wars
Dinosaurs in action   Geronimo Stilton
My life as a stuntboy   Janet Tashjian
Canadian Flyer #16 : Arctic storm   Frieda Wishinsky
The finisher   David Baldacci
The swallow : A ghost story   Charis Cotter 🍁
Legend   Marie Lu
Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children   Ransom Riggs
Bone #3 : Eyes of the storm   Jeff Smith
Bone #8 : Treasure hunters   Jeff Smith
Alexandria of Africa   Eric Walters 🍁
Awful Auntie   David Walliams
Grandpa's great escape   David Walliams

September - Livres d'enfants en français









L'agent Jean! #1 : Le cerveau de l'apocalypse   
Alex A. 🍁






L'agent Jean! #3 : OpΓ©ration moignons   Alex A. 🍁
L'agent Jean! #5 : Le frigo temporel   Alex A. 🍁
Tintin - Le secret de la licorne   HergΓ©
Amulet #2 : La malΓ©diction du gardien de la pierre   Kibuishi, Kazu
Le ver   Γ‰lise Gravel


September - Children's Books




The Zoophabet
Cathryn McNamee 🍁




Norman, speak!   Caroline Adderson
Mr. Tiger goes wild   Peter Brown
Blackie, the horse who stood still   Christopher Cerf
The spider and the fly   Tony DiTerlizzi
Hairy Maclary's showbusiness   Linley Dodd
Mutt dog!   Stephen Michael King
Why should I listen?   Claire Llewellyn
Why should I share?   Claire Llewellyn
The things I love about friends   Tracey Moroney
The things I love about school   Tracey Moroney
Find it and show me   Pat Nicholson 🍁
I don't like spiders but they seem to like me   Pat Nicholson 🍁
A reflection of we   Pat Nicholson 🍁
Sometimes my friends don't look like me...   Pat Nicholson 🍁
Princess and the packet of frozen peas   Tony Wilson

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, October 2nd and runs until Saturday, October 7th.  Cookbooks and sports books are featured.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Write Stuff - Camille Aubray

Award winning author Camille Aubray studied writing with her mentor Margaret Atwood in Toronto.
Aubray has taught writing at New York University, and written and produced for ABC News, PBS, and A&E. The library has just acquired her first novel Cooking for Picasso. Set on The French Riveira in 1936 (when Pablo Picasso was at a crossroads in his life) and present day New York city, it tells the story of three generations of women and explores the themes of art, culture, cuisine and love. Aubray divides her time between Connecticut and the South of France.
Click here for more details.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Mercy Street

Mercy Street is an American period, medical drama television series, created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. It is set during the Civil War, and follows two volunteer nurses from opposing sides, who work at the Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. The series was inspired by memoirs and letters from doctors and volunteers who worked there, and prides itself on being historically and medically accurate. Starring McKinley Belcher and Suzanne Bertish, the library has just acquired the first series. Click here for more details.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Library Closing

The library will be closed on Friday, September 8.  Our location is being used in the film shoot of a TV series based on the book The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.