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, March 22, 2020

Library - Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 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.

NOTE:  Given the current guidelines issued by the provincial government regarding COVID-19, this meeting may have to be rescheduled.  We will keep you informed of further developments.

Friday, March 20, 2020

April Book Sale














COVID-19 - Given the guidelines issued by the provincial government, library operations were suspended March 16 until further notice.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Temporarily Closed - No Book Donations















Given library operations are suspended, no book donations will be accepted until further notice.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Isabella Hammad

Isabella Hammad was born in London and obtained her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University. She also holds an MFA in fiction. She published her first novel The Parisian in 2019 and the library has just acquired a copy. The novel follows a young Palestinian dreamer, Midhat Kamal,who picks his way across a fractured world, ( just after the first world war) from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpelier.The character of Kamal is based on Hammad's great-grandfather. This is an intensely human story set amidst a global conflict, The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice. To visit Hammad online click here

Temporarily Closed
















Given the guidelines issued by the provincial government regarding COVID-19, we feel it is prudent for the library to remain closed during this worldwide health crisis.  Being many of our patrons and volunteers are in the at-risk population, it is our social responsibility to do our part to follow the guidelines.
Until we resume regular operating hours, no overdue fines will be charged.
Please note the Bunker will also be closed during this period.  
We will keep you updated on developments as circumstances warrant.   

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British period crime television series set in Birmingham, England just after the First World War, and follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. The family is loosely based on a real 19th century youth gang who were active in the city from the 1890s to the early twentieth century. Peaky Blinders has received praise for it's writing, acting, visuals and stylish cinematography. It won best Drama TV Series at the 2018 Bafta awards. It features a stellar cast including, Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson, and the library has just acquired the first series.For more details click here.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is the internationally bestselling author of five novels. A former art historian and photographer, Gilly studied at Bristol University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Gilly’s novels have appeared on the New York Times, Sunday Times, Globe & Mail and Der Spiegel bestseller lists, been translated into over 20 languages and sold over one million copies worldwide.
The library has all her books in its collection, including her most recent The Nanny.  “In this compulsively readable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart. Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.”
Macmillan lives in Bristol, UK, with her husband and their three children.  To visit her online, click here.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Technology Help Desk - Tip #10

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February - DVDs







Judy








Click on title for more details:
The Biggest Little Farm
The French Canadian 🍁
Puss in Boots
Marcella   Season 2
Peaky Blinders   Series 1
Poldark   Season 5
X Company   Season 3

February - Children's Books








Tiger in Trouble
Kelly Milner Halls







Click on title for more details:
Crocodile Encounters   Brady Barr
Best Babysitters Ever #1   Caroline Cala
Best Babysitters Ever #2   Caroline Cala
Asterix and the Big Fight   Goscinny & Uderzo
Asterix and the Falling Sky   Goscinny & Uderzo
Mr and Mrs Bunny- Detectives Extraordinaire   Polly Horvath 🍁
Dog Diaries: Stubby   Kate Klimo
You are the First Kid on Mars   Patrick O'Brien
Extreme Rainforest   Lucie Parker
You Wouldn't Want to be a Medieval Knight   Fiona Macdonald
Artist to Artist   Fiona Macdonald
The Potty Book for Boys   Alyssa Capucilli
Animals Found in Tropical Forests   Genevieve DeBecker
Animals Found on the Farm   Genevieve DeBecker
Animals Found on the Grassland   Genevieve DeBecker
Mes Questions aux Dinosaures   Julie Bruce
Ou est Max?   Mary Packard
The Marrow Thieves   Cherie Dimaline
The Enemy Above   Michael Spradin
Religion   Myrtle Langley
The Boy's Body Book   Kelli Dunham


February - Non-Fiction








Unfollow 
Megan Phelps-Roper







Click on title for more details:
The Reinvention of Humanity   Charles King
Tough Love   Susan Rice
Catch and Kill   Ronan Farrow
The Diary of a Bookseller   Shaun Bythell
The 4 Pillar Plan   Rangan Chatterjee
Fly Girls   Keith O'Brian
Into the Planet : My Life as a Cave Diver   Jill Heinerth 🍁
Friends of the Macdonnell-Williamson House   Elizabeth Muir 🍁
Beyond the Trees   Adam Shoalts 🍁
The Unwomanly Face of War   Svetlana Alexievich
Heartbeat of Wounded Knee   David Treur
Can't Hurt Me   David Goggins
We Have Always Been Here   Samra Habib 🍁
The Last Black Unicorn   Tiffany Haddish
Just Boris   Sonia Purnell
Inheritance: A Memoir   Dani Shapiro
From the Ashes   Jesse Thistle 🍁
The Cut Out Girl  Bart Van Es
Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister   Jung Chang

February - Mysteries








The Doll's House 
M.J.Arlidge







Click on title for more details:
Little Boy Blue   M.J.Arlidge
Agent X   Noah Boyd
The Nanny   Gilly MacMillan
The 13-Minute Murder   James Patterson
The Midnight Line   Lee Child (Large Print)
Never Go Back   Lee Child (Large Print)

February - Fiction








The Trouble with Lexie
Jessica Anya Blau







Click on title for more details:
The Girls with No Names   Serena Burdick
Watching You Without Me   Lynn Coady 🍁
Small Game Hunting at Local Coward Gun Club  Megan Gail Coles 🍁
Disoriental   Negar Djavadi
Radicalized   Cory Doctorow 🍁
Akin   Emma Donoghue 🍁
The Dress in the Window   Sofia Grant
The Parisian   Isabella Hammand
The Room on Rue Amelie   Kristin Harmel
Mr Flood's Last Resort   Jess Kid
The Bridge to Belle Island   Julie Klassen
Agent Running in the Field   John LeCarre
Patience   Toby Litt
Evermore   Alyson Noel
The Cows   Dawn O'Porter
So Lucky   Dawn O'Porter
Lanny   Max Porter
Book Of Dust, Book 1, La Belle Sauvage   Philip Pullman
The Tiger in the House   Jacqueline Sheehan
The Rosie Result   Graeme Simision
Stoner   John Williams
This is Happiness   Niall Williams
My Brilliant Friend   Elena Ferrante ( Large Print )

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

March Book Sale














The March Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 2nd, and runs until Saturday, March 7th.  Antique books and General Interest titles are featured.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Dawn Tripp

Dawn Tripp was born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard University. She has written three award-winning novels and several essays. The library has just acquired a copy of her novel Georgia, about the American master painter Georgia O' Keeffe and her love affair with the photographer Alfred Steiglitz. In this novel of passion, betrayal and art, Georgia comes alive as never before. Tripp lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. For more details click here

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan is an American political thriller spy web television series, based on characters from the fictional "Ryanverse" created by Tom Clancy. John Krasinski stars in the title role as a marine veteran and CIA analyst who is wrenched from his desk job, after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, carried out by a rising Islamic extremist. The library has just acquired the first season. For more details click here.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Ragnar Jónasson


Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer.
The library has just acquired Rupture, the fourth book in the bestselling Dark Iceland series.  
-- It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all.... --
Remember to use the Suggestion Book at the Front Desk if you would like to read more of his novels.
Jónasson lives in Reykjavik.  To visit him online, click here.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Technology Help Desk - Tip #9

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January - Non-Fiction







Susie's Senior Dogs 
Erin Stanton






Click on title for more details:
Understanding Tourette Syndrome   Carlotta Zanaboni Dina
Fresh   Anna Olsen 🍁
The Grand Tour   Agatha Christie
The World's Most Travelled Man   Mike Spencer Bown
The Soul of America   Jon Meacham
My (Part-Time) Paris Life   Lisa Anselmo
Rebel Prince (Prince Charles)   Tom Bower
Distilled   Charles Bronfman 🍁
Paris in Love   Eloisa James
The Bright Hour   Nina Riggs
Prince Charles   Sally Bedell Smith

January - DVDs







Downton Abbey








Click on title for more details:
The Abenaki: People of the Dawn
Air Strike
Amazing Grace
Blinded by the Light
Indian Summers Season 2
Jack Ryan
Line of Duty Series 5

January - Fiction







The Swans of 5th Avenue 
Melanie Benjamin








Click on title for more details:
What I Loved   Siri Hustvedt
Blessing in Disguise   Danielle Steel
The Good Fight   Danielle Steel
Georgia   Dawn Tripp
Nothing to See Here   Kevin Wilson

January - Mysteries







After the Crash 
Michel Bussi








Click on title for more details:
Jack of Spies   David Downing
The Sentence is Death   Anthony Horowitz
Rupture   Ragnar Jonasson
Night Film   Marisha Pessi
Grantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins   James Runcie

Monday, January 20, 2020

February Book Sale












The February Book Sale starts at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 3rd, and runs until Saturday, February 8th.  Romance and mystery books are featured.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Write Stuff - Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo is a multi-award winning British author whose work spans many genres including novels, poetry, essays, literary criticism and radio and theatre drama. Born in South-East London to a British mother and Nigerian father, she obtained a PHD in Creative Writing from the University of London,and she is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, London. The library has just acquired a copy of her 2019 Booker prize winning novel, Girl, Woman, Other. This is a "fusion fiction" novel which follows the stories of twelve black British woman aged 19-93. They span a variety of cultural backgrounds, sexualities, classes and occupations as they tell the stories of themselves, their families, friends and lovers , across the country and through the years. It was also one of Barack Obama's favourite novels of 2019. Evaristo lives in london with her husband. To visit her online click here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Meditation Class





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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Murder Ink - Lexie Elliott

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland and graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. She worked for an investment bank in London for eight years and after losing her job during the Global Financial Crisis, began working part-time in fund management in the City of London. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.


The library acquired her debut novel The French Girl.
Elliott lives in London with her husband and two sons. To visit her online, click here.