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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Write Stuff - Naseem Rakha

Naseem Rahka is a geologist, educator, speaker, and award-winning author and journalist. The library has just acquired her novel The Crying Tree. Set in southern Illinois and central Oregon, it tells the story of a mother who must overcome the hate, grief and secrets that surround the murder of her 15 year old son. And how she defies church and family as she attempts to stop the execution of the man who killed her boy. The Crying Tree has received international acclaim for it's frank examination of crime, punishment, sexual identity and forgiveness, Rahka lives in Oregon with her husband and son. To visit her online click here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Library - Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 25, at 60 Elm, Hudson, Quebec. Library members are welcome to attend to vote for the Board of Directors and to get a progress report on library activities.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Delicious

Delicious is a British television drama/black comedy series set in south-east Cornwall about Leo, a celebrity chef. He is married to his beautiful wife Sam and has a successful hotel business, but he is cheating on her with his first wife Gina, from whom he stole many of his recipes. With an excellent cast including Iain Glen as Leo, Emilia Fox as Sam and the wonderful Dawn French as Gina, the library has just acquired the first series. For more details click here.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Murder Ink - Phonse Jessome


Phonse Jessome is an award-winning Canadian Journalist and bestselling author. He has covered some of the biggest stories in Canada and abroad over the past 35 years. His book Murder at McDonald's was lauded as one of Canada's best true crime titles. Somebody's Daughter takes readers inside the deadly world of human trafficking. Jessome is now taking decades of experience covering crime into the field of crime fiction.  Disposable Souls, which the library recently acquired, is the first in this series.
Jessome lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  To visit him online, click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March - Fiction








How to Stop Time 
Matt Haig







Click on title for more details:
Canadian Shield   Kelley Aitken 🍁
The Boat People   Sharon Bala 🍁
Pillow   Andrew Battershill 🍁
The Night of the Comet   George Bishop
Honolulu   Alan Brennert
The Mercy Journals   Claudia Casper 🍁
The Memento   Christy Ann Conlin 🍁
The Marrow Thieves   Cherie Dimaline 🍁
Becoming Lin   Tricia Dower 🍁
American War   Omar El Akkad
Love Always   Harriet Evans
A Place Called Winter   Patrick Gale
Summer Secrets   Jane Green
How Should a Person Be?   Sheila Heti 🍁
French Coast   Anita Hughes
Ancillary Justice   Ann Leckie
A Splendid Boy   Melanie Martin 🍁
The Disenchanted Widow   Christina McKenna
For the Love of Mary   Christopher Meades 🍁
Torp   Michael Mirolla 🍁
Purge   Sofi Oksanen
Amity   Nasreen Pejvack 🍁
The Painters of Battles   Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Queen of the South   Arturo Perez-Reverte
Death Valley   Susan Perly 🍁
The Crying Tree   Naseem Rakha
Drawing Lessons   Patricia Sands 🍁
Scattered Bones   Maggie Siggins 🍁
Helium   Jaspreet Singh 🍁
Winter   Ali Smith
Love by the Morning Star   Laura L. Sullivan
Max's Folly   Bill Turpin 🍁
City of the Beasts   Isabel Allende (Large Print)
The Known World   Edward Jones (Large Print)
Mine Are Spectacular!   Janice Kaplan (Large Print)
This Time Love   Elizabeth Lowell (Large Print)
The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry   Gabrielle Zevin (Large Print)

March - Mysteries







Dishing the Dirt 
M.C.Beaton








Click on title for more details:
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place   Alan Bradley
Compulsion   Allison Brennan
While the Music Lasts   John Brooke
Two Kinds of Truth   Michael Connelly
Disposable Souls   Phonse Jessome 🍁
The Rage   Gene Kerrigan
Cuba Straits   Randy Wayne White
Gone Tomorrow   Lee Child ( Large Print)
On the Street Where you Live   Mary Higgins Clark  ( Large Print )

March - Non-Fiction







Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food
Gordon Ramsay







Click on title for more details:
What If?   Randall Munroe
Grow Cook Eat   Willi Galloway
250 Home Preserving Favorites   Yvonne Tremblay 🍁
The Beaver Hall Group 1920s Modernism in Montreal   Jacques E. Des Rochers 🍁
Celebrating Canada   Pete E. Baker 🍁
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo   Amy Schumer
Born to Run   Bruce Springsteen

March - Children's Books






City Dog, Country Frog 
Mo Willems







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Rosie Revere, Engineer   Andrea Beaty
Pig the Pug   Aaron Blabey
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow   Nick Bruel
Enormous Suitcase   Robert Munsch 🍁
Blackout   John Rocco
Alexis #5: Leon Magrichon   Dominique Demers 🍁
Alexis #6: Alexa Gougougaga   Dominique Demers 🍁
Lili B Brown: Joue a la Coiffeuse   Sally Rippin
Lili B Brown: Le Mechant Garcon   Sally Rippin
Le Monstre du Lac Lac   Geronimo Stilton
Revanche du Club des Salamandres   Tea Stilton
Wishtree   Katherine Applegate
Eleven   Lauren Myracle
Twelve   Lauren Myracle
Dog Man a Tale of Two Kitties   Dav Pilkey
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776   Lauren Tarshis
I Survived Tornado Terror   Lauren Tarshis
Listen to the Wind   Greg Mortenson
Mummies and Pyramids   Sam Taplin
Minerals   Chris and Helen Pellant
Rocks   Chris and Helen Pellant
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia   Carrie Love
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket   John Boyne
The Bane Chronicles   Cassandra Clare
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy   Lemony Snicket
Swords   Ben Boos


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April Book Sale


















The April Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, April 2nd and runs until Saturday, April 7th.  DIY and craft books are featured.





Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Write Stuff - Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee attended Yale College, and worked as a lawyer in New York City for several years, prior to writing full time. The library has just acquired her second novel Pachinko. It's a saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th century Japan. The novel took Lee four years to write.
Pachinko was a finalist for The National Book Award for Fiction, and appeared in the top ten books of 2017 for the BBC, CBC and San Francisco Chronicle amongst others. It was also a New York Times bestseller. Lee lives in New York with her family. To visit her online click here.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Crown

The Crown is a historical television drama series based on the film The Queen, and the award winning play, The Audience, by Peter Morgan. The series is a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth ll .The library has just acquired the first series, which covers the period from her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 to 1955. The Crown has received widespread critical acclaim and received numerous awards including best actress and actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Claire Foy who plays Elizabeth, and John Lithgow who plays Winston Churchill.For more details about this excellent series, click here.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Murder Ink - Jane Casey


Jane Casey is an Irish author of crime fiction novels. Crime is a family affair for Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer. This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes.  She writes the D.C. Maeve Kerrigan series – Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction.
The library acquired her most recent novel Let the Dead Speak as well as some of her previous novels to complete the series.
Casey lives in London where she works as an editor. To visit her online click here.

Monday, February 26, 2018

February - DVDs







The Crown 
Series One








Click on title for more details:
Delicious
Janet King   Series Two
Shetland   Series Three
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
Victoria and Abdul

February - Non-Fiction








How We Did It
Karl Subban







Click on title for more details:
Falling Upward   Richard Rohr
The Outrun   Amy Liptrot
Creative Schools   Ken Robinson
Other Minds:The Octopus, The Sea and...  Peter Godfrey-Smith
The Lion in the Living Room   Abigail Tucker
Thai Street Food   David Thompson
Lean in for Graduates   Sheryl Sandberg
Vanuatu & New Caledonia   Jayne D'Arcy
Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga   Brett Atkinson
Fiji   Paul Clammer
Hawaii   Sara Benson
The Fear and the Freedom   Keith Lowe
Indigenous Writes   Chelsea Vowel
Fire and Fury   Michael Wolff
Njinja of Angola   Linda M Heywood
Where the Past Begins   Amy Tan