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, May 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Helen Oyeyemi

Multi-award winning author Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria in 1984 and brought up in the UK. She studied social and political sciences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, and wrote her first novel The Icarus Girl while studying for her A levels. The library has just acquired her latest novel What is not yours is not yours. This enchanting collection of intertwined stories is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The keys to a house, a heart and a secret unlock elements of her characters' lives, and span multiple times and landscapes. Oyeyemi now lives in Prague and the library has several of her other novels. To visit her online click here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - The Bridge

The Bridge is a Scandinavian noir crime television series created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt. It was jointly created and financed by a Swedish and a Danish television company. The first series begins with the discovery of a dead body exactly on the centre of the Oresund Bridge which links Malmo with Copenhagen, necessitating a joint investigation. The success of the series has led to several adaptations in the U.K. and the U.S. to name a few. The library has just acquired the first series. For more details click here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Murder Ink - Denis Coupal

Denis Coupal is a Montreal writer, actor, multi-disciplinary artist and business strategist. His feature-length screenplays have been funded by The FUND (Foundation to Underwrite New Drama for Pay Television) and SODEC. He won Honourable Mention in the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition for his short story Brand Loyalty which was then published in Minority Reports.
Blindshot is his first thriller.
-- When financier Paul Carignan is hit by a stray bullet and killed in Beaufort, Québec, the town leaders seem reluctant to investigate. Running out of patience, his teenage sons, Jack and Noah, take justice into their own hands... --
To visit Coupal online click here.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

April - Audiobooks

Bear Town (11CDs)
Fredrik Backman

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Britt-Marie was Here (8CDs)   Fredrik Backman
The Deal of a Lifetime (1CD)   Fredrik Backman
Less (7CDs)   Andrew Sean Greer
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (10CDs)   Gail Honeyman
The Poisonwood Bible (13CDs)   Barbara Kingsolver
The Golden Tresses of the Dead (7CDs)   Alan Bradley
The Lost Man (9CDs)   Jane Harper
The Chef (8CDs)   James Patterson
Kingdom of the Blind (10CDs)   Louise Penny 🍁
The House of Silk (8CDs)   Anthony Horowitz

April - Mysteries

The Secret Mother 
Shalini Boland

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Three Secrets   Clare Boyd
Harbour Street   Ann Cleeves
Telling Tales   Ann Cleeves
Run Away   Harlan Coben
Dark Sacred Night   Michael Connelly
Blindshot   Denis Coupal 🍁
All the Wrong Places   Joy Fielding 🍁
The Next to Die   Sophie Hannah
The Lost Man   Jane Harper
A Fatal Obsession   James Hayman
Cemetery Road   Greg Iles
The Man With No Face   Peter May
The Accident   SD Monaghan
The First Wife   Erica Spindler
The Black Ascot   Charles Todd

April - Fiction

The Suspect 
Fiona Barton

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A History of Loneliness   John Boyne
Ghost Ship   Clive Cussler
Stepdog   Nicole Galland
Elizabeth is Missing   Emma Healey
Be Frank with Me   Julia Claiborne Johnson
Lara the Runaway Cat   Dion Leonard
The Unpredictable Consequences of Love   Jill Mansell
The Bookshop of Yesterdays   Amy Meyerson
Gingerbread   Helen Oyeyemi
The Library of Lost and Found   Phaedra Patrick
Her One Mistake   Heidi Perks
The Huntress   Kate Quinn
Daisy Jones & the Six   Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Quintland Sisters   Shelley Wood

April - DVDs

Green Book

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The Favourite
The Favourite (Blu-Ray)
The Bookshop
If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk (Blu-Ray)
The Bridge   Series 1
The Coroner   Season 2

April - Non-Fiction

A Higher Loyalty 
James Comey

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Splendid Soups   James Peterson
Tempted : 150 Very Wicked Desserts
History of the Garden : Its Evolution & Design   Howard Loxton
Ultimate Bicycle   Richard Ballantine
Very Special Intelligence   Patrick Beesly

Saturday, April 20, 2019

May Book Sale

The May Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, May 6th, and runs until Saturday, May 11th.  Leisure books (sports, music, crafts, etc.) are featured.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Write Stuff - Kelli Estes

Born in Washington State, Kelli Estes graduated from Arizona State University with a BSc in Business Administration. After working for a large airplane manufacturer as a buyer/contract administrator, she left and become a full-time writer, a long held ambition.
The library has just acquired her first novel, The Girl who Wrote in Silk. While exploring her dead aunt's island estate, Inara Erickson finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. Peeling back the secrets it holds, her life becomes interwoven with Mei Lin, a Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. A tragedy is uncovered which will shake her family to it's core.
Estes lives near Seattle with her husband and two sons. To visit her online click here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Library - Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 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.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Marcella

Marcella is a British "Nordic" noir detective series, written, directed and produced by Swedish screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge. Anna Friel stars as Marcella Blackland, a former London detective who returns to work on an open case from 11 years ago, involving an unidentified serial killer who appears to have become active again. Marcella also has to deal with a hectic home life, where her children are in a boarding school because of her mental problems. The library has just acquired the first series. For more details click here.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Murder Ink - Laura Elliot

Laura Elliot was born in Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of six novels and has also worked as a freelance journalist and magazine editor. Aka June Considine, she is an author of 12 books for children and young adults.
The library has acquired the novel Guilty, a gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked. -- It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child. –
Remember to use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to read more of her novels.
Elliot lives with her husband, Sean, in the coastal town of Malahide, Ireland. To visit her online, click here.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March - Fiction

An Irish Country Love Story 
Patrick Taylor

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Suzanne   Anais Barbeau-Lavalette 🍁
Evening in Paradise   Lucia Berlin
Enchanted August   Brenda Bowen
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk   Kelli Estes
Panic Room   Robert Goddard
Little Mercies   Heather Gudenkauf
The Perfect Girlfriend   Karen Hamilton
Winter in Paradise   Elin Hilderbrand
The Nix   Nathan Hill
Elevation   Stephen King
Terrific Mother   Lorrie Moore
Birthday Girl   Haruki Murakami