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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September Book Sale

The September Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, September 8th and runs until Saturday, September 13th. Art books are featured.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Shauna Singh Baldwin

Shauna Singh Baldwin was born in Montreal, grew up in India, and lives in the US. She is the author of two bestselling novels and two short story collections. The Tiger Claw, her second novel, was a finalist for the Giller Prize in 2004 and a Canadian bestseller. Her first, What the Body Remembers, was long-listed for the Orange Prize and awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book in the Canada/Caribbean region.
Baldwin and her husband own the Safe House, an espionage themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The library recently acquired her third novel, The Selector of Souls. Click here to visit her website.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Bletchley Circle

During WWII, men and women working at Bletchley Park played a vital role, breaking the codes used by the German military. Nine years later, former codebreaker Susan is a housewife and mother, but she continues to recognize patterns that surround her in everyday life. When a series of women are brutally murdered around London, Susan sees a pattern emerging. However, when a police-search for what Susan believes to be an overlooked victim turns up nothing, she realizes she cannot solve this puzzle alone. Enlisting three former Bletchley Park colleagues: Millie, Lucy, and Jean; Susan knows they have little time to break this code before the killer strikes again.
The library has the first two seasons. More...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Murker Ink - Martin Cruz Smith


Martin Cruz Smith is an American novelist.  He worked as a journalist from 1965 to 1969 before turning his hand to fiction.  Smith is best known for his series of novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko. Gorky Park, published in 1981, was the first of these and was called "thriller of the '80s" by Time Magazine. Renko has also appeared in Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay, Wolves Eat Dogs, Stalin's Ghost, and Three Stations.  The library has most of the series and acquired Tatiana, Smith’s most recent novel in the Renko series.
Martin Cruz Smith lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and three children.  Click here to visit his website.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July - Audio Books






Six Years
Harlen Coben






Click on title for more detail:
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches  Alan Bradley
Light of the World  James Lee Burke
Tell Me  Lisa Jackson
Swan Peak  James Lee Burke
You Don't Want to Know  Lisa Jackson

July - Fiction







The Venetian Bargain
Marina Fiorato










Click on title for more detail:
Smoke River  Krista Foss
The Moon Field  Judith Allnat
Be Careful What You Wish For  Jeffrey Archer
The Boost  Stephen Baker
Mercy Snow  Tiffany Baker
The Temporary Gentleman  Sebastian Barry
The Colonial Hotel  Jonathan Bennett
The Lincoln Myth  Steve Berry
The Snow Queen  MIchael Cunningham
The River Burns  Trevor Ferguson
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour  Joshua Ferris
A Perfect Proposal   Katie Fforde
Recipe for Love  Katie Fforde
A Replacement Life  Boris Fishman
Mount Terminus  David Grand
The Matchmaker  Elin Hilderbrand
Flying Shoes  Lisa Howorth
Mr. Mercedes  Stephen King
The Ghost of the Mariy Celeste  Valerie Martin
The Charming Quirks of Others  Alexander McCall Smith
The Importance of Being Seven  Alexander McCall Smith
King's Mountain  Sharyn McCrumb
The Last Kind Words Saloon  Larry McMurtry
Visible City  Tova Mirvis
The Long Walk Home  Will North
Landing Gear  Kate Pullinger
Somewhere in France  Jennifer Robson
Miss Julia's Marvellous Makeover  Ann B. Ross
Swamplandia  Karen Russell
China Dolls  Lisa See
Nantucket Sisters  Nancy Thayer
All Fall Down  Jennifer Weiner
The Promise  Ann Weisgarber

July - Mysteries







Field of Prey
John Sandford









Click on title for more detail:
The Furies  Mark Alpert
Trust Your Eyes  Linwood Barclay
Death of a Policeman  M. C. Beaton
The Trinity Game   Sean Chercover
Evil in All It's Disguises  Hilary Davidson
Enemies at Home  Lindsey Davis
Under Cold Stone  Vicki Delany
Fatal Harbor Brendan DuBois
Top Secret Twenty-One  Janet Evanovich
Beware This Boy  Maureen Jennings
Live to See Tomorrow  Iris Johansen
The Red Room  Ridley Pearson
Two Soldiers  Roslund & Hellstrom
That Night  Chevy Stevens

July - DVDs








Her









Click on title for more detail:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Margin Call
The Monuments Men
Winter's Tale
Labor Day

July - Non-Fiction





The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
Kimberly Powell





Click on title for more detail:
Kill or Cure  Steve Parker
The Complete Fibromyalgia Cookbook  Louise S. McCrindle
Alzheimer's Disease  Judes Poirier
Coconut Every Day  Sasha Seymour
The Beader's Workbook  Kathleen Barry
The Art of Botanical Drawing  Agathe Ravet-Haeversman
Woolbuddies   Jackie Huang
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls  David Sedaris
Forgiveness  Mark Sakamoto
The Lonely End of the Rink  Grant Lawrence
Lake of Two Mountains   Arleen Paré
Night: A Literary Companion   Merilyn Simmonds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

August Book Sale

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Write Stuff - Colum McCann


Colum McCann was born in Ireland in 1965. He is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. McCann has been the recipient of many international honours, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, and an Oscar nomination. His work has been published in over 35 languages. McCann lives in New York with his wife, Allison, and their three children.  
The library has three of McCann’s novels, including his two most recent Transatlantic and Let the Great World Spin. Click here to visit his website.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Treasurer Needed










The Library needs a Treasurer, effective Fall 2014. This is a volunteer position requiring 4-5 hours per week. If you have an accounting or financial background and would like to learn more, please send a brief bio to Hudson Librarian .

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Suits

While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law. And while Harvey may seem like an emotionless, cold-blooded shark, Mike's sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he went into law in the first place. Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica and Harvey's arch nemesis Louis, who seems intent on making Mike's life as difficult as possible.
The library has the first two seasons. More...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Murder Ink - Gillian Flynn

 
Gillian Flynn is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, her work has been published in 28 countries. Flynn grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.  Flynn lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
The library has acquired her most recent novel Gone Girl which is being made into a movie - release date October 2014.  Click here to visit Flynn’s website. 
Remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk to recommend purchasing additional novels.

Writers' Workshop at Greenwood
















Join Writer-in-Residence Christine Davet for a writers' workshop entitled "The Fundamentals of Creative Writing", Thursday, July 10th, 1pm-3pm. Participation is limited, so call 450 458-5396 to reserve your spot. There is no charge for registration. Bring a piece of your writing with you!