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.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp was born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard University. She has written three award-winning novels and several essays. The library has just acquired a copy of her novel Georgia, about the American master painter Georgia O' Keeffe and her love affair with the photographer Alfred Steiglitz. In this novel of passion, betrayal and art, Georgia comes alive as never before. Tripp lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. For more details click here

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is an American political thriller spy web television series, based on characters from the fictional "Ryanverse" created by Tom Clancy. John Krasinski stars in the title role as a marine veteran and CIA analyst who is wrenched from his desk job, after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, carried out by a rising Islamic extremist. The library has just acquired the first season. For more details click here.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer.
The library has just acquired Rupture, the fourth book in the bestselling Dark Iceland series.  
-- It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all.... --
Remember to use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of his novels.
Jónasson lives in Reykjavik.  To visit him online, click here.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Technology Help Desk - Tip #9

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January - Non-Fiction

Susie's Senior Dogs 
Erin Stanton

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Understanding Tourette Syndrome   Carlotta Zanaboni Dina
Fresh   Anna Olsen 🍁
The Grand Tour   Agatha Christie
The World's Most Travelled Man   Mike Spencer Bown
The Soul of America   Jon Meacham
My (Part-Time) Paris Life   Lisa Anselmo
Rebel Prince (Prince Charles)   Tom Bower
Distilled   Charles Bronfman 🍁
Paris in Love   Eloisa James
The Bright Hour   Nina Riggs
Prince Charles   Sally Bedell Smith

January - DVDs

Downton Abbey

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The Abenaki: People of the Dawn
Air Strike
Amazing Grace
Blinded by the Light
Indian Summers Season 2
Jack Ryan
Line of Duty Series 5

January - Fiction

The Swans of 5th Avenue 
Melanie Benjamin

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What I Loved   Siri Hustvedt
Blessing in Disguise   Danielle Steel
The Good Fight   Danielle Steel
Georgia   Dawn Tripp
Nothing to See Here   Kevin Wilson

January - Mysteries

After the Crash 
Michel Bussi

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Jack of Spies   David Downing
The Sentence is Death   Anthony Horowitz
Rupture   Ragnar Jonasson
Night Film   Marisha Pessi
Grantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins   James Runcie

Monday, January 20, 2020

February Book Sale

The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 3rd, and runs until Saturday, February 8th.  Romance and mystery books are featured.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is a multi-award winning British author whose work spans many genres including novels, poetry, essays, literary criticism and radio and theatre drama. Born in South-East London to a British mother and Nigerian father, she obtained a PHD in Creative Writing from the University of London,and she is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London. The library has just acquired a copy of her 2019 Booker prize winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other. This is a "fusion fiction" novel which follows the stories of twelve black British woman aged 19-93. They span a variety of cultural backgrounds, sexualities, classes and occupations as they tell the stories of themselves, their families, friends and lovers , across the country and through the years. It was also one of Barack Obama's favourite novels of 2019. Evaristo lives in london with her husband. To visit her online click here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Meditation Class

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Lexie Elliott

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland and graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. She worked for an investment bank in London for eight years and after losing her job during the Global Financial Crisis, began working part-time in fund management in the City of London. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.

The library acquired her debut novel The French Girl.
Elliott lives in London with her husband and two sons. To visit her online, click here.

Friday, December 20, 2019

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 6th, and runs until Saturday, January 11th.  Cook books are featured.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #8

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December - Mysteries

Elevator Pitch 
Linwood Barclay 🍁

Blue Moon   Lee Child
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry   Mary Higgins Clark
The Night Fire   Michael Connelly
The Malice of Waves   Mark Douglas-Home
The French Girl   Lexie Elliott
The Heist   Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
The Hunting Party   Lucy Foley
The Other Side of Silence   Philip Kerr
All That's Dead   Stuart MacBride
The Doll Factory   Elizabeth Macneal
Beatrice Stubbs:  Series Two   JJ Marsh
Cold Hard Murder   Trish McCormack
The Gathering Dark   James Oswald
Cold as the Grave   James Oswald
No Time to Cry   James Oswald
Further of Sherlock Holmes   Sam Siciliano