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, December 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Ben Fergusson

Ben Fergusson was born in Southampton,UK, studied English Literature at Warwick University, and Modern Languages at Bristol University, and has worked as an editor, translator and publisher. He has published three award-winning novels all set in Berlin, and the library has just acquired his most recent work, An Honest Man. 18 year old Ralf is having a carefree summer in Berlin in 1989, oblivious of the storm gathering on the other side of the Berlin Wall. An unsettling discovery and Cold War tensions begin to tear his life apart, and he finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, forcing him to make impossible choices.
Fergusson currently teaches at the University of Potsdam, to visit him online click here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Annual tradition of helping those in need

Photo by Madeleine Langlois













War Memorial Library presents cheque donations to 18 local worthwhile causes.
These monies are the result of careful expenditure by our library volunteers, the dedicated hard work of our amazing Shoppe volunteers who prepare the weekly Saturday morning sale as well as our loyal customers who purchase the donated items at very reasonable prices – true community spirit!

Fine Amnesty until January 7


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Murder Ink - JJ Marsh

JJ Marsh is the author of The Beatrice Stubbs series. Jill grew up in Wales, Africa and the Middle East, where her curiosity for culture took root and triggered an urge to write. After graduating in English Literature and Theatre Studies, she worked as an actor, teacher, writer, director, editor, journalist and cultural trainer all over Europe.
The Beatrice Stubbs Series are not just heart-racing crime novels, they are also European adventures. Each story is immersed in the landscape, culture, cuisine, architecture and personality of its location.
The library recently acquired Beatrice Stubbs Series Box Set One which contains her first three novels – Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly.  Box Set Two will be added to our collection next month.
Marsh lives in Switzerland with her husband and three dogs.  To visit her online, click here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Technology Help Desk - Tip #7

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November DVDs








Yesterday








Click on tile for more details:
All is True
The French Village   Series 5
Shetland   Season 5
The White Crow

November - Mysteries








Their Little Secret 
Mark Billingham







Click on title for more details:
Drowned Lives   Stephen Booth
The Bricklayer   Noah Boyd
The Cat Between Us   Louise Carson
A Bitter Feast   Deborah Crombie
Someone We Know   Shari Lapena 🍁
Poison   John Lescroart
Old Bones   Douglas Preston
Vendetta in Death   J.D.Robb
Many Rivers to Cross   Peter Robinson 🍁
Sarah Jane   James Sallis 

November - Non-Fiction








Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite
 Roger Daltrey







Click on title for more details:
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life   Eric Idle
Daughter of Family G   Ami McKay 🍁
Permanent Record   Edward Snowden
Beautiful Scars   Tom Wilson
My iPad for Seniors   Gary Rosenzweig
The Art of the Good Life   Rolf Dobelli
Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck   Sarah Knight
Mrs Sherlock Holmes   Brad Ricca
How Not to Die   Michael MD Greger
Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom   Monty Don
The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club   Marlena de Basi
The Painted House of Maud Lewis   Laurie E Hamilton 🍁
Dear Mr.You   Mary-Louise Parker
I've Been Meaning to Tell You   David Chariandy 🍁
The Kindness Diaries   Leon Logothetis
Enigma: How Breaking the Code Helped win World War 11   Michael Kerrigan

November - Fiction








Olive, Again 
Elizabeth Strout







Click on title for more details:
Celestial Bodies   Jokha Alharthi
The Betrayers   David Bezmozgis 🍁
Measured: Book Two of the Chronicles of Deasil Widdy
Louise Carson 🍁
Greenwood   Michael Christie 🍁
Hellgoing: Stories   Lynn Coady
The Water Dancer   Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Bookshop on the Corner   Jeny Colgan
Mount!   Jilly Cooper
An Honest Man   Ben Fergusson
The Bridal Chair   Gloria Goldreich
The Guardians   John Grisham
My Plain Jane   Cynthia Hand
The Winemaker's Wife   Kristin Harmel
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows   Balli Kaur Jaswal
You Should Have Known    Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Christmas Sisters   Sarah Morgan
The Heaven   Sandra Newman
Unbridled   Diana Palmer
The Dutch House   Ann Pratchett
Dangerous Embrace   Nora Roberts
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died   Alyson Rudd
Ambition   Donald Rumball 🍁
Quichotte   Salman Rushdie
The Dark Side   Danielle Steel
Five Wives   Joan Thomas 🍁

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Congratulations, Louise Carson!



Congratulations are in order for local author, Louise Carson!  Her book In Which: Book One of The Chronicles of Deasil Widdy was shortlisted by the Quebec Writers' Federation for their Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature. 
It is crossover YA/Adult. 
The book is in our collection.  Check it out!

December Book Sale















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

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Tea Obreht

Tea Obreht was born in Belgrade in 1985 and graduated from the University of Southern California after emigrating to the U.S. She was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. Her award winning first novel The Tiger's Wife was published in 2010. The library has just acquired her second novel Inland. Set in drought-stricken, lawless Arizona in 1893, it tells the story of Nora and Lurie. Nora is waiting for the return of the men in her life, and Lurie is a former outlaw who sets off on a momentous expedition across the west. Obreht lives in New York with her husband and teaches at Hunter College. To visit her online visit here.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Manhunt

Manhunt is a British true-crime drama series based on the memoirs of DCI Sutton, in a case that captivated the UK. When a young French woman is murdered in London, the investigation yields no forensics, motive or witnesses. But when Sutton connects the crime to two other murders, he realises he must hunt down a serial killer. Martin Clunes is a revelation as Sutton (completely different from Doc Martin!) The library has just acquired the DVD of this excellent series. For more details click here

Monday, November 4, 2019