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, December 27, 2012


Several members have inquired about e-books and despite their popularity the library has not yet made them available. In an article today in the New York Times the following was noted: "While print books, both fiction and nonfiction, still make up the bulk of most library collections – e-books remain limited to less than 2 percent of many collections in part because some publishers limit their availability at libraries....."
As promised, we will continue to follow developments and keep you informed.
To read the complete NY Times article link here.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December- Non-Fiction

I'm Your Man  Sylvie Simmons

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The Happiness Project  Gretchen Rubin
The Amistad Rebellion  Marcus Rediker
Fooling Some of the People All of the Time  David Einhorn
Saris on Scooters  Sheila Maclean Arnopoulos
History of a Suicide  Jill Bialosky
Crashing Through  Robert Kurson
Bonobo Handshake  Vanessa Woods
Buying Guide 2013  Consumer Reports
My Nest Isn't Empty  Lisa Scottoline
On Royalty  Jeremy Paxman
Tragedy at Dieppe  Mark Zuehle
The Secret Rooms  Catherine Bailey
The Untold History of the United States  Oliver Stone
I am Nujood  Nujood Ali
Life is a Gift  Tony Bennett
The Last Masai Warriors  Wilson Meikuaya
Waging Heavy Peace  Neil Young

December- DVDs

We Bought a Zoo

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Call the Midwife
Casino Royale  (also in Blu-Ray)
Damages, Season Three
Judge John Deed, Season Six
A Little Princess
Mad Men, Season Five
Nurse Betty
Thirteen Days
The Time Travellers Wife
Upstairs Downstairs, Season Two
The Year Dolly Parton was My Mom

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

January Book Sale

The January Book Sale starts on Monday, January 7th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, January 12th. Biographies are featured.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed December 24th/25th & December 31st/January 1st.
Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thank You Members

Thank you members for your continued support of our fund-raising efforts throughout the year by patronizing The Shoppe and the monthly book sales. As stated in our Mission: "The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs." And we were able to increase our level of donations again this year. Recipients included; Nova Hudson, Le Pont Bridging, VS Palliative Care, Le Nichoir, Hudson Historical Society, Greenwood, Hudson Angels, La Passerelle, The Poppy Fund and the Fireman's Fund.

Monday, November 26, 2012

December Book Sale

The December Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, December 3rd and runs until Saturday, December 8th. A Christmas table is featured.

November- DVDs

The Artist ( Also Blu-Ray)

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Boardwalk Empire Season 1
The Borgias Season 1
George Gently Season 3
Inspector Lewis Season 5
Wallander Season 3

November- Children's DVDs

Cars 2

For more information click on the title:
A-Counting We Will Go
Asterix and the Vikings
The Avengers
The Avengers   Blu-Ray
Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
Barbie in a Mermaid Tale
Cinderella  Blu-Ray
Diego's Halloween
Dr. McStuffins
Donkey X
Elmo says Boo
Garfield's Pet Force
How to Train Your Dragon
Madagascar 3
The Nutcracker
Once Upon a Forest
Scooby-Doo and the Witches Ghost
Stella and Sam
Tale of Despereaux
Thomas and the Toy Workshop
Spooky Buddies
Sinbad: Legend of Seven Seas & Road to El Dorado

November- Children's Books

My Granny is a Pirate  McDermid, Val

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Brother from a Box  Kuhlman, Evan
13 Gifts  Mass, Wendy
Flora the Dress-Up Fairy  Meadows, Daisy
Olympia the Games Fairy  Meadows, Audrey
Unsolved Mysteries  Bland, Celia
Weird Science  Grambo, Rebecca
Names for Snow   Beach, Judi
Hero Story Collection  DC Comics
Baby Witch Yuck!  Papineau, Lucie
Baby Vampires Gulp!  Papineau, Lucie
Framed  Korman, Gordon
Swindle  Korman, Gordon
Zoobreak  Korman, Gordon
Nerd Girls  Sitomer, Alan
The Usborne Horse and Pony Treasury   Dickins, Rosie
Clarence Goes Out West   Adams, Jean
The Yoga Game  Beliveau, Kathy
Over the Hills and Far Away  Conover, Chris
The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn   Hawkinson, Cheryl
Why I Love Christmas  Howarth, David
What Could Be Keeping Santa?  Janovitz, Marilyn
Never Talk to Strangers  Joyce, Irma
When I get Older  K'naan
Snow Place Like Home  Manning, Diane
Henry Bears Park  McPhail, David
The Good-night Kiss  Mola, Astrid
When I was Small  O'Leary, Sara
When you were small  O' Leary, Sara
Where you came from   O'Leary, Sara
Oink!  Palatini, Margie
Let's Go Home  Rylant, Cynthia
Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack  Skalak, Barbara
Yoko's World of Kindness  Wells, Rosemary
Badness for Beginners  Whybrow, Ian

November-Audio Books

 Winter of the World  Follett, Ken

Death of Kings  Cornwell, Bernard
The Thief  Cussler, Clive
Fall of Giants  Follett, Ken
Casual Vacancy  Rowling, J.K.
A Dublin Student Doctor   Taylor, Patrick
Irish Country Doctor   Taylor, Patrick
Irish Country Village   Taylor, Patrick
Bone Bed  Cornwell, Patricia
The Racketeer   Grisham, John
Death Comes to Pemberley  James, P.D.
Left for Dead  Jance, J.A.

November- Mysteries

Buried Prey  Sandford, John

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The End of Everything   Abbott, Megan
Dying for Mercy  Clark, Mary Jane
Gone for Good     Coben, Harlan
Blood Ties  Hooper, Kay
Betrayal of Trust  Jance, J.A.
Fatal Error  Jance, J.A.
The Preacher  Lackberg, Camilla
In Harm's Way  Pearson, Ridley
Killer Summer  Pearson, Ridley
Bad Blood   Sandford, John
Dark of the Moon  Sandford, John
The Black Monastery  Sherez, Stav
Silence  Wagner, Jan Costin

November- Fiction

The Casual Vacancy  J. K. Rowling

For more information, click on the title:
The Jefferson Key  Berry, Steve
In Mania's Memory  Birnie, Lisa
Catching Fire  Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games  Collins, Suzanne
The Pale Horseman  Cornwell, Bernard
Sharpe's Prey  Cornwell, Bernard
Vixen 03   Cussler, Clive
Bone Worship  Eslami, Elizabeth
Then We Came to an End  Ferris, Joshua
Fifty Shades of Grey  E.L. James
Fifty Shades Darker   E.L. James
Fifty Shades Freed     E.L. James
The Salt Road   Johnson, Jane
The 100-Year Old Man  Jonasson, Jonas
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry   Joyce, Rachel
The Silver Compass  Kennedy, Holly
Forgotten  McKenzie, Catherine
Dear Life: Stories  Munro, Alice
The Edge of Impropriety  Rosenthal, Pam
Lost and Found  Sheehan, Jacqueline
The Novel in the Viola  Solomons, Natasha
The Light Between the Oceans  Stedman, M. L.
The Pigeon Pie Mystery  Stuart, Julia
A Dublin Student Doctor  Taylor, Patrick

November Non-Fiction

Joseph Anton  Salmon Rushdie

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Heaven is for Real  Burpo, Ted
Rag and Bone   Manseau, Peter
Shop Class as Soulcraft  Crawford, Matthew
Chronic Condition  Simpson, Jeffrey
Fighting Blind  Horsburgh, Shane
Priceless  Wittman, Robert
End of Your Life Book Club  Schwalbe, Will
Modern Flavors of Arabia  Husseini, Suzanne
New Rooms for Old Houses  Shirley, Frank
Roots of Home  Versaci, Russell
Rogue in Power  Nadeau, Christian
Oscar Peterson  Batten, Jack
Princess Noire  Cohodas, Nadine
Townie  Dubus, Andre
1982   Ghomeshi, Jian
Climbing the Mango Trees   Jaffrey, Madhur
Let's Pretend this Never Happened   Lawson, Jenny
Stitches  Small, David

Monday, November 5, 2012

Murder Ink- Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth is the author of the Cooper and Fry police procedural series set in the wilds of Derbyshire. The plots deal not only with the crimes themselves but with the ongoing difficult relationship between Ben Cooper and Diane Fry.
Booth, a former newspaperman, is an award-winning crime writer and resides in Nottinghamshire.
To visit his website click here

Thursday, October 25, 2012

November Book Sale

The November Book Sale starts on Monday, November 5th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, November 10th. Collectibles and Dictionaries are featured.

October- Fiction

The Soldiers Wife   Trollope, Joanna

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 The Time Keeper  Alborn, Mitch
Lionel Asbo: State of England  Amis, Martin
The Sins of the Father   Archer, Jeffrey
The Age of Hope  Bergen, David
San Miguel   Boyle, T. Corraghessan
Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara   Brooks, Terry
Telegraph Avenue   Chabon, Michael
The Orchardist  Coplin, Amanda
The Tombs  Cussler, Clive
Gone Girl   Flynn, Gillian
Winter of the World   Follett, Ken
Mission to Paris   Furst, Alan
The Red House  Haddon, Mark
Winter Garden   Hannah, Kristin
The Bells  Harvell, Richard
The Dead are More Visible  Heighton, Steven
The Lost Souls of Angelkov  Holeman, Linda
The Janus Reprisal  Ludlum, Robert
The Sweet Girl   Lyon, Annabel
Anna from Away  MacDonald, D.R.
Why Men Lie  MacIntyre, Linden
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky  Mawer, Simon
The Deception of Livvy Higgs  Morrissey, Donna
Miss New India  Mukherjee, Bharati
Black Dahlia and White Rose  Oates, Joyce Carol
Sweet Jesus  Pountney, Christine
Ignorance  Roberts, Michele
Road to Thunder Hill  Rose, Connie Barnes
The Prisoner of Heaven   Ruiz Zafon, Carlos
Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne  Rutherford, Alex
The Lives of Things  Saramago, Jose
Dark Diversions: A Travellers Tale  Saul, John Ralston
The Fallen Angel  Silva, Daniel
The Forgetting Tree  Soli, Tatjana
At Last  St Aubyn, Edward
Irish Country Christmas  Taylor, Patrick
Floating Like the Dead  Thahn, Yasuko
One Last Thing Before I Go  Tropper, Jonathan

October- Mysteries

The Beautiful Mystery  Penny, Louise

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The Absent One   Adler-Olsen, Jussi
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose  Albert, Susan Wittig
Dead Bishops Don't Lie  Baby, Andre K.
Death of a Kingfisher  Beaton, M. C.
Hiss and Hers   Beaton, M. C.
A Death in Summer  Black, Benjamin
Vengeance  Black, Benjamin
Dead and Buried   Booth, Stephen
Creole Belle  Burke, James Lee
The Reckoning   Casey, Jane
A Wanted Man    Child, Lee
Agony of the Leaves   Childs, Laura
The Burning Soul   Connolly, John
The Sauvignon Secret  Crosby, Ellen
Last to Die  Gerritsen, Tess
Gone  Hayder, Mo
Fatal Frost   Henry, James
Not Dead Yet  James, Peter
A Killing in the Hills  Keller, Julia
A Simple Murder  Kuhns, Eleanor
Cop to Corpse   Lovesey, Peter
11th Hour  Patterson, James
A Sunless Sea  Perry, Anne
Delusion in Death  Robb, J. D.
Heartstone  Sansom, C.J.
Sovereign   Sansom, C.J.
A Small Death in the Great Glen   Scott, A.D.
Heartbroken   Unger, Lisa
Gone  White, Randy Wayne
Severe Clear   Woods, Stuart

October- Non-Fiction

The Secret of Chanel No. 5  Mazzeo, Tilar

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Accidental Genius  Gaughan, Richard
Out of the Blue       Wong, Jan
Meals Made Easy   Schettler, Renee
Sweet Book of Candy Making   LaBau, Elizabeth
Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts   Medrich, Alice
An Illustrated History of Quebec    Gossage, Peter
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolution   Aguirre, Carmen
On the Outside Looking Indian   Gill, Rupinder
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal  Winterson, Jeanette

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Murder Ink- Louise Penny

Louise Penny is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in Quebec and centered on the work of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the SQ. Penny's first career was as a radio broadcaster for the CBC. After she turned to writing she won numerous awards for her work, including four Agatha Awards for best mystery novels of the year and Anthony Awards for two novels.She and her husband live in Knowlton QC.
To visit the authors website click here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

StoryFest is an exciting endeavour launched by the Greenwood Centre for Living History in Hudson.
This annual Autumn celebration of writers, readers and storytellers builds upon the original Gigantes Series. This year StoryFest celebrates it's tenth anniversary. For a complete list of events click here

October Book Sale

The October Book Sale starts on Monday, October 1st at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, October 6th. Art books are featured.

September- New Books

Here Comes Trouble       Moore, Michael
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary    Westoll, Andrew
Burmese Lessons   Connelly, Karen
The Obamas   Kantour, Jodi
The Uncharted Path  Myung-Bak, Lee
The Burning Land  Cornwell, Bernard
Sharpe' Fury   Cornwell, Bernard
Best Kept Secret   Hatvany, Amy
Born Of Shadows  Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Bird in Hand  Kline, Christine Baker
Dismantled  McMahon, Jennifer
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life  Nicholson, William
The Tower, The Zoo and the Tortoise  Stuart, Julia
No Second Chance  Coben, Harlan
Without Mercy Jackson, Lisa
Headhunters  Nesbo, Jo

For more information on the new books please click on the book title

September- DVDs

The Big C   Season1
Gangs of New York
Grace is Gone
Judge John Deed  Season 5
Ladies in Lavender
Like Water for Chocolate
New Tricks  Season 4
The Pacific
Pie in the Sky  Series 5
The Secret Life of Bees
Single-Handed  Set 2
The Town
The Visitor
Downton Abbey  Season 2
The House of Elliott

Click on DVD title for more information.

September- Young Peoples Books

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Asterix - Le Cadeau de Caesar
Asterix - Le Tour de Gaule
Asterix - Obelix et Compagnie
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls- Stage Fright
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls- Glitter Girls & the Great Fakeout
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls- Blast from the Past
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
Sleuth or Dare: Partners in Crime
Sleuth or Dare: Sleepover Stakeout
Sleuth or Dare: Framed and Dangerous
Middle School: Get me out of here
Big Nate : Out Loud
Big Nate: What could possibly go wrong?
The Poodle Problem
The Spectacular Spider Book
Poor Puppy & Bad Kitty
Snowmen at night
Princess, Princess
Gold Star for Zog
I Love You Grandma
Meet the Super Hero Squad
Meet the Villians of Villainville
Thor's Big Adventure
Hulk Saves the Day
Here comes Mother Goose
My very first Mother Goose
Mother Goose Keepsake Collection
Zoe Gets Ready
The Underwear Book
Where Fairies Fly
Nighty night

September- Teens

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House of Night; Marked
House of Night: Betrayed
House of Night: Chosen
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
Lock & Key
Truth about forever
Ghost Flower
The Henderson Boys: The Escape
The Henderson Boys: Eagle Day
The Henderson Boys: Secret Army
Witch &Wizard
Witch & Wizard: The Fire
Daniel X: Game Over
The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hudson Box Office

The Library has over 700 movies and television series available on DVD, including recent movies, BBC & HBO popular series. To see what is available click here to go to the Online Catalogue. Search "All Words" and "DVD" by "Title".LinkDVDs may be borrowed for 7 days but there is a fine of $1 per day for late returns.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Murder Ink- Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the bestselling author of the Gabriel Allon series. Allon is an Israeli-trained assassin, part of the team that eliminated the Palestinian terrorists responsible for the Munich Olympic massacre. When not on assignment for the Mossad he is one of the leading art restorers in Europe.
The library has a complete collection of the series with the latest book on order.
Silva is an American and resides in Washington D.C. He is a former newsman with UPI and CNN. To view his website click on the title above.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

September Book Sale

The September Book Sale starts on Monday, September 10th at 2.30 pm and runs until Saturday, September 15th. Cookbooks are featured.

August- Non-Fiction

August- Mysteries