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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October - Fiction and Non-Fiction






Anxious People 
Fredrik Backman




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American Dirt   Jeanine Cummins
The Pull of the Stars   Emma Donoghue 🍁
Five Little Indians   Michelle Good 🍁
Rabbit Foot Bill   Helen Humphreys 🍁
The Company We Keep   Frances Itani 🍁
The Jane Austen Society   Natalie Jenner 🍁
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles   Alexander McCall Smith
Mayflies   Andrew O'Hagan
The Dilemma   B.A.Paris
The Book of Two Ways   Jodi Picoult
A Thousand Splendid Suns   Khaled Hosseini (Audiobook 5 Discs)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption   Bryan Stevenson
Simply Italian   Michela Chiappa
The Secret   Rhonda Byrne ( Audiobook 4 Discs)

October - Mysteries






 Blame 
 Jeff Abbott





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The Unlocking Season   Gail Bowen 🍁
Troubled Blood   Robert Galbraith
The Gilded Cage   Camilla Lackberg
The End of Her   Shari Lapena 🍁
Broken Ground   Val McDermid
All the Devils Are Here   Louise Penny
Long Shadows   Ian Rankin
The Silent Wife   Karin Slaughter
One by One   Ruth Ware
A Wanted Man   Lee Child (Audiobook 5 Discs)
Life Sentences   Laura Lippman (Audiobook 9 Discs)


Sunday, September 27, 2020

September - Mysteries





The Guest List 
Lucy Foley 







The Accident on the A35   Raymond Brunet
Worst Case Scenario   Helen Fitzgerald
Invisible Blood   Maxim Jakubowski
Bury the Lead   Archer Mayor
A Bitter Truth   Charles Todd
A Forgotten Place   Charles Todd

September - Fiction and Non-Fiction





Whistle in the Dark   
Emma Healey



 


Lost Lake   Sarah Addison Allen
All We Left Behind   Danielle R Graham 🍁
The Song of Achilles   Madeline Miller
Hamnet & Judith   Maggie O'Farrell
The Choice   Nicholas Sparks ( Audiobook 4 CDs )
On Immunity   Eula Bliss
Dog Poems   Louise Carson


September - Children's Books







Helen Oswald






Changes for Kit   American Girl ( Valerie Tripp)
Really Truly Ruthie   American Girl (Valerie Tripp)
Kailey   American Girl Today
The Penderwicks at Last   Jeanne Birdsall
Enemies of the Ninja   Julia March 
Ninja Training   Catherine Saunders
Ninja, Go!   Catherine Saunders
AstΓ©rix et la Transitalique   Goscinny & Uderzo
A Day at the Zoo
Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't)   Barbara Bottner
The Name Jar   Yangsook Choi
That's Not Funny Bunny!   Bethany Rose Hines
Fox Family Adventures   Bobbie Kalman
Blended   Sharon M Draper
HaddiX#1: Among the Hidden   Margaret Peterson
HaddiX#2: Among the Imposters   Margaret Peterson
HaddiX#3: Among the Betrayed   Margaret Peterson
90 Days of Different   Eric Walters 🍁
Safe as Houses   Eric Walters 🍁

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Adapted Library Services in Times of COVID-19

The library is offering a service of contactless loans to its members, available by appointment only, effective August 8th. 
 
You will be able to:
  • return borrowed items in a book drop box
  • request available items online via email wmlbookorders@gmail.com
  • pick up available items you requested
    • by appointment, on Saturday afternoons only, at the time you have been allocated
When should borrowed items be returned?  
On Saturday afternoons, in the drop box located on the front stairs of the library.
 
How to request items remotely?
By email to wmlbookorders@gmail.com.  Make sure you request up to five books and/or four DVDs.  We will do our best to fulfill your order and provide you with a maximum of three books and/or two DVDs requested per order. 
  • Click on “Online Search” under WAR MEMORIAL LIBRARY CATALOGUE (right side of this blog page).
  • Include the call number of each item, the title as well as the author (if applicable).
  • Indicate the time slot of your choice on Saturday.
    • early afternoon (noon - 2:00) or mid-afternoon (2:00 - 4:00)
    • your time slot will be confirmed by email on Friday
  • Submit your order by email to wmlbookorders@gmail.com no later than Tuesday at midnight.
    • You must submit your order by Tuesday, August 4th, for the first pick up on Saturday, August 8th.
Library volunteer staff will confirm by email on Friday the time your order will be ready to be picked up on Saturday. 

What to expect during your appointment?
Come to the library at your allocated time.  If you arrive late or miss your appointment, we will have to reschedule your appointment in order to ensure everyone's safety.  Unfortunately, the books will be re-shelved and you will have to resubmit your request.
  • Once you arrive at your appointed time, knock on the door and enter the vestibule to alert volunteer staff of your presence.
  • You must wear a mask upon entering and use the hand sanitizer on the shelf.
  • The volunteer will place your bag on the table located in front of the bay windows.
  • Wait until the volunteer indicates you can come through to pick up your bag and exit through the next set of doors to the outside.
Duration of loan period?
The available items you requested will be signed out in your name. 
  • Due date is 14 days for books, audiobooks and DVDs.
  • Borrowed items can be returned on Saturday afternoons in the drop box located on the front stairs of the library.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours.
  • The library will keep your membership cards to record when items are borrowed and returned.
    • If you have not already done so, drop off your library cards on August 1st, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, in order to place an order for pick up on August 8th.  Otherwise, you can drop them off on any Saturday.  
    • We cannot fulfill an order until we have your cards on file at the library.
    •  NOTE: If you still have any outstanding books to be returned, you can deposit them in the drop box on the front stairs when you drop off your library cards on August 1st.
NOTE:  All memberships have been extended by four months.

How is the safety of our patrons and volunteer staff ensured?
  • Volunteers will be practicing physical distancing; both patrons and volunteers will be wearing masks. 
  • Regular cleaning and handwashing will be routine throughout the library shift.
  • We recommend washing your hands after handling library materials.
  • The library remains closed to the public. 
  • We are unable to accept donations at this time.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

May - DVDs








Call the Midwife   Season 8







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The Durrells in Corfu   Season 4
In the Dark   Season 1
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
The Song of Names
Vera   Season 4

May - Fiction








Grown Ups
Marion Keyes







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Bone Black   Carol Rose Goldeneagle 🍁
The Kingfisher Secret   Anonymous

May - Mysteries








A Dream of Death
Connie Berry







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A Dangerous Man   Robert Crais
Fair Game   Annette Dashofy
The Good Killer   Harry Dolan
The Killing lll   David Hewson
The Museum of Desire   Jonathan Kellerman
Lazarus   Lars Kepler
The July Locks   Phoebe Locke
Cold Bones   David Mark
Scorched Earth   David Mark
Throw Me to the Wolves   Patrick McGuiness
Long Bright River   Liz Moore
Death in the East   Abir Mukherjee
Bury Them Deep   James Oswald
When It's Time for Leaving   Ang Pompano
Crooked River   Douglas Preston
Your Life is Mine   Nathan Ripley 🍁
Blood & Sugar   Laura Shepherd - Robinson
Critical Incidents   Lucie Whitehouse
The Border   Don Winslow

Monday, June 29, 2020

Collecting Items - Saturday, July 4


In our ongoing process of planning for a possible reopening we are reaching out to our members who were unable to return books and DVDs on our two collection days. We are setting up another day to try to collect as many of the remaining items as possible so that we may move forward.

We will again be collecting items on Saturday, July 4, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. As before, there will be bags and bins available for you to place your books, DVDs and library cards in outside the library doors.

Thank you.

Friday, June 19, 2020

April - Mysteries








The Third to Die 
Allison Brennan







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Fatal Cajun Festival   Ellen Byron
Perfect Silence   Helen Fields
The Missing Ones   Edwin Hill
Metropolis   Philip Kerr
A Deadly Divide   Ausma Zehanat Khan 🍁
A Matter of Malice   Thomas King 🍁
One Night Gone   Tara Laskowski
Murder Once Removed   S.C.Perkins
Last Day   Luanne Rice
The Murder List   Hank Ryan
Near Enemy   Adam Sternbergh
A Divided Loyalty   Charles Todd
Staging is Murder   Grace Topping
The Resistance Man   Martin Walker

April - Children's Books







The Wizard's Wand 
Geronimo Stilton








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Lift and Look Pirates   Pam Beasant
See Inside Pirate Ships   Rob Lloyd
Chrissa   Mary Casanova
Grace    Mary Casanova